#Europe

.Amsterdam, Netherlands
Amelia, the Princess of Orange, is heir to the Dutch throne. (Photo Credit: Royal Family of the Netherlands)

  • Princess Amelia said she found it "uncomfortable" claiming the amount as she was doing nothing in return
  • For 2021, the royal family has a budget of $57.8 million that excludes the cost of state visits and palace upkeep
  • King Willem-Alexander is entitled to a salary of €998,000 ($1.2 million) and €5.1 million ($6.19 million) in official expenses

.Legrad, Croatia
Croatian town of Legrad currently has around 2,250 inhabitants. (Photo Credit: Representative Image/Unsplash)

  • A decline in population prompted the town to sell abandoned houses for one kuna
  • The town will pay the cost for repairs
  •  It has also offered employment opportunities for the buyers

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Billions of cicadas are appearing in the United States (Representational/ Unsplash)

  • Cicadas are noisy insects that have reemerged from underground after 17 years 
  • United States President Joe Biden's flight took off in early hours on Wednesday 
  • The European tour will be the first foreign trip during his presidency 

.Colombo, Sri Lanka
The MV X-Press Pearl, left, is pulled by a navel vessel at Kapungoda, where it is anchored off Colombo port on the outskirts of Sri Lanka. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The MV X-Press Pearl fire highlighted the challenges in Sri Lanka's maritime ambitions
  • The ship burned for 13 days
  • Around 200 container ships and oil tankers sail past every day on Sri Lanka's busy sea routes

.Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Pictured in the image is Bosnia's Srebrenica Genocide Memorial built in the memory of the 8,000 men and boys killed in the worst act of bloodshed on European soil since World War II. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/ Pixabay)

  • Ex- Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic had made appeal against his genocide conviction
  • The ruling will be the closing chapter in the case against Mladic, who has been dubbed as the 'butcher of the Balkans'
  • Srebrenica became a symbol of ethnic cleansing during the Balkan wars due to Mladic

.Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Srebrenica became a symbol of ethnic cleansing during the Balkan wars. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/ Unsplash)

  • A three-year-long siege was laid on Srebrenica during the Balkan wars of the 1990s
  • Srebrenica, a mainly Muslim town in eastern Bosnia, fell to Bosnian Serb troops
  • Srebrenica became a symbol of ethnic cleansing during the Balkan wars

.United States
Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron talked via video conference. (Photo credit: AP/PTI)

  • France warned the US that it would be "extremely serious" if spying on European allies is confirmed
  • The NSA had eavesdropped on Danish underwater internet cables, said DR
  • The French and German Leaders said spying on allies is not acceptable 

European nuclear sites were exposed online, the report said.(Representational/Pixabay)

  • The report found one set of 70 flashcards on Chegg, entitled "Study!", with exact shelters containing nuclear weapons
  • A set of 80 cards on the Cram flashcard site detailed hot and cold vaults at Aviano Air Base in Italy
  • The flashcards Bellingcat discovered were publicly available as far back as 2013

.Berlin, Germany
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the vaccination will not be compulsory. (Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

  • The European agency is expected to approve the Pfizer COVID-19 jab for 12 to 15 age group on May 28
  • Canada and the US have already started vaccinating kids over 12-year-old
  • Experts have also expressed reservations on the topic

.Gdańsk, Poland
Mason Greenwood plays for Manchester United. (Photo Credit: Instagram/@masongreenwood)

  • Villarreal were crowned the champions of the Europa League
  • Various young players have stepped in the league to showcase their talent
  • Likes of Greenwood, Zaniolo, Wirtz took the tournament by storm