And finally… a tale of two cities
A major US city has scrapped a twinning agreement it inadvertently struck with a self-declared micronation led by a wanted sex offender.
In January, a delegation from the self-declared “United States of Kailasa” met with the mayor of Newark, New Jersey and signed a sister-city agreement at a public ceremony.
Unfortunately for city officials, Kailasa is a fictional island country led by cult leader Nithyananda, who is wanted in India on charges of rape and abduction.
The agreement was in force for six days before being dissolved as “baseless and void” and no money had exchanged hands, they added.