2018.04.01

News Headlines - 01 April 2018

London murder rate beats New York as stabbings surge | The Sunday Times

London overtook New York in murders for the first time in modern history in February as the capital endured a dramatic surge in knife crime.
Fifteen people were murdered in the capital, against 14 in New York. Both cities have almost exactly the same population.
London murders for March are also likely to exceed or equal New York’s. By late last night there had been 22 killings in the capital, according to the Metropolitan police, against 21 in the US city.

Van Gogh Never Visited Japan, but He Saw It Everywhere - The New York Times

In the soft, clear light of Provence, France, Vincent van Gogh saw the crisp skies of Japanese woodcut prints. The almond blossoms, gnarled trees and irises that dotted the French landscape reminded him of nature scenes painted in Kyoto. And in the locals who drank in cafes of Arles, he saw resonances with the geishas and Kabuki actors of a country he’d never visited.

South Korean K-pop stars perform for Kim Jong-un in Pyongyang | The Guardian

South Korean K-pop singers have performed in North Korea for the first time in more than a decade, watched by a crowd of hundreds including the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un, and his wife, Ri Sol-ju.
It was the first time a North Korean leader had attended a South Korean performance in the north’s capital, Pyongyang.

Bahrain strikes its biggest oil field, dwarfing current reserves | The Guardian

Bahrain has discovered its biggest oil field in more than 80 years... The reserves were discovered during the last three months of 2017 after Bahrain intensified its search for new fossil fuel deposits. Further details of the find’s size and extraction viability will be released on Wednesday.

Saudis, SoftBank Plan World's Largest Solar Project - Bloomberg

Saudi Arabia and SoftBank Group Corp. signed a memorandum of understanding to build a $200 billion solar power development that’s exponentially larger than any other project.


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