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Wake-up call 22/7: Breivik attacks ten years ago • Funeral Peter R. de Vries

Good morning! Yesterday the public could say goodbye to Peter R. de Vries, today the funeral will follow in private. And the attacks by Anders Breivik in Oslo and on Utøya are ten years ago.

We start with the weather. Today we have a mix of sun and clouds. Most clouds can be seen in the north of the country, in the south a large part of the day is quite sunny. The wind is moderate and it will be 20 degrees in the north to 25 degrees in the south.

Are you hitting the road? Here you will find an overview of the activities. Check the rail timetable here.

What can you expect today?

What did you miss?

Four of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the US have jointly proposed a multi-billion dollar settlement to dozens of US states over the opiate crisis. Millions of Americans have become addicted to heavy painkillers such as oxycodone and fentanyl since the late 1990s. The drug abuse has already killed hundreds of thousands of people.

The companies are accused of having done too little to clarify and limit the high addiction risk of their medicines. States and municipalities have therefore been litigating against the pharmaceutical companies for years. This settlement could put an end to that.

The settlement is worth $26 billion. If the affected states and municipalities agree, the amount could be used over many years to tackle the painkiller addiction epidemic in the US. But whether it will come to that is the question. Some local authorities are already saying they don’t want to agree to the proposal.

Other news from the night:

And then this:

Norway lost its image of “the country where nothing ever happens” on July 22, 2011. After a car bomb explodes in Oslo, Anders Breivik opens fire on young people who are at summer camp on the island of Utoya. There are 77 deaths.

“I heard him reload his gun, that was the scariest moment of my life”:

Happy Thursday!

Wake-up call 22/7: Breivik attacks ten years ago • Funeral Peter R. de Vries
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