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Is MH17 Putin's Katyn Wood Massacre?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.24.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Blocking accountability and seeking to blame others for its crimes, even when premeditated is a KGB tactic, but only marginally successful. Putin should have learned the lesson that the truth is bound to come through.

Hidden Gems To Visit In Amsterdam

College Tourist | Posted 07.12.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

Amsterdam is a vibrant, colorful city that plays host of a variety of slanted Renaissance-era residences that align the city's winding canals. Take a break from the coffee shops and famous museums and explore another side of this beautiful city.

Smoking Gun on Betrayal and Genocide

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.08.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

New evidence makes undeniable of what some of us have alleged for almost two decades as a "yellow light" or "green" from Washington, Paris and London to assault and overtake the UN "safe area" and also NATO "protected zone" of Srebrenica.

Climate Change This Week: The Extreme Weather Connection, Another Solar Breakthrough, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 07.07.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Beautiful in so many ways: where people moved government to act on climate. Source...

How a Video Call Changed Children's Lives Forever

Adinda Veltrop | Posted 07.08.2015 | Impact
Adinda Veltrop

Too often children in conflict areas are merely portrayed as victims, who have others speak for them. But this call to hear them speak for themselves, uniting them through modern technology, turned out to be incredibly powerful. Even though video calling is brand new to the kids in Gaza, they sure have plenty to say.

Islam, Satire & The Simpsons

Mark I. Pinsky | Posted 06.26.2015 | Media
Mark I. Pinsky

What is the intellectually defensible position for where to draw the line between free speech and religious satire? How far is too far in an open society? Is it possible for tact replace hate, to make the point with a stiletto rather than a cleaver? Often when I face such dilemmas I turn to an unlikely wisdom tradition: The Simpsons.

Dutch Doctors Urge Lawmakers To Extend Euthanasia Law To Children

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 06.24.2015 | World

Doctors of the Dutch Paediatric Association are calling on lawmakers in the Netherlands to consider extending the country's euthanasia law to terminal...

The Spanish Main: Tales of the Union Jack, the Fleur-de-Lis and the Jolly Roger

Bob Schulman | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Have you ever wondered why there are so many old-time forts on the Caribbean islands? And who built them? And why?

Dutch PM: Investment in Innovation Is Urgently Needed

Mark Rutte | Posted 06.03.2015 | Impact
Mark Rutte

Investment in innovation is urgently needed. With aging populations, a rise in productivity is required to maintain growth and guarantee the sustainability of pensions, health care and other public services. Furthermore, innovation requires investment in human capital -- also crucial yet hard to measure.

Here's the Kind of Economy We Need to Switch to, Now

Angel Gurría | Posted 06.02.2015 | Impact
Angel Gurría

Investment in capital needs to be complemented with investment in people, to maximize productivity and promote well-being and inclusiveness. Governments should devise comprehensive policy packages so that investment translates into more and better jobs.

The Cannes Diaries 2015: Stalking Jake Gyllenhaal and the Rebirth of Arab Cinema

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Once in Cannes, I hit the ground running. Picked up my credentials, again a flirt fest of pat-downs, s'il vows plaît madame and merci's, and went to visit the United Arab Emirates pavilion, which has seen some changes.

Climate Change This Week: Forget Flaring, Solar Light Bulbs, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 06.27.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Imagine This Looking Like Arizona: a new study suggests climate change could drama...

Dutch Anti-Islam Lawmaker Tells Migrants Not To Come To Netherlands

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 04.22.2015 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch anti-Islam opposition lawmaker Geert Wilders has copied part of Australia's approach to stopping boat migrants b...

6 Best Cities to See Spring Blooms

Joy Pecknold | Posted 06.10.2015 | Travel
Joy Pecknold

It's finally bloomin' spring, and nothing instills hope that winter is gone and summer is on its way like the darling buds of April and May. Chart a c...

Landmark Dutch Lawsuit Puts Governments Around the World on Notice

Kelly Rigg | Posted 06.08.2015 | Green
Kelly Rigg

An increasing number of legal experts around the world have come to believe that the lack of government action to prevent dangerous climate change represents a gross violation of the rights of those who will suffer the consequences. These arguments are at the core of the Dutch lawsuit and will undoubtedly be put to the test in other countries before too long.

Changing Perspectives on Racism

Hasna El Maroudi | Posted 06.03.2015 | World
Hasna El Maroudi

Living in a society where we spend most of our time staring at a screen, be it smartphone, iPad, laptop or television, having a show that reflects on modern society, like Scandal, is especially important.

Future Being Made Now for Syria's Children

William Lambers | Posted 05.30.2015 | Impact
William Lambers

Syrians need a peace treaty to end the war in their country. They also desperately need food and they need it right away. Every time a donation is made to feed a child, the future that can be built from this generous act.

8 Destinations That Totally Own Spring

Orbitz.com | Posted 05.26.2015 | Travel
Orbitz.com

By winter's end (or, let's be honest, well before), we get that nature-starved feeling and start looking everywhere for signs of spring. And in these eight spots in the U.S. and abroad, you won't have to look far.

Ikea Crushes The Dreams Of Thousands Of Hide-And-Seek Enthusiasts

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 03.16.2015 | Business

No more hiding under furniture.

Crazy Drinking Rituals Around The World

SmarterTravel | Posted 05.16.2015 | Travel
SmarterTravel

Spring is in the air, and the green food coloring is in the beer (and rivers) for St. Patrick's Day. We've rounded up some of the craziest drinking rituals around the world to celebrate, so pour yourself an adult beverage and open up our list.

Speed Skater Ireen Wüst Named Dutch Athlete of 2014

Dianne Lodder | Posted 02.16.2015 | Sports
Dianne Lodder

Speed skater Ireen Wüst was chosen female athlete of the year in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. It is the second time Wüst wins this award at the yearly organized sports gala, having won it before in 2006.

How Visiting the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam Made Me Feel

The GypsyNesters | Posted 02.14.2015 | Travel
The GypsyNesters

The Diary of a Young Girl was the first coming-of-age story I'd ever read. Thankfully, I got my hands on it years prior to a mandatory school assigned reading (as a young voracious reader, I ate those up too - but for some reason those assigned books always lacked shine). Anne's diary hit me hard.

Canadian Figure Skating Legend and Holocaust Survivor Honored in Amsterdam

Dianne Lodder | Posted 02.13.2015 | Sports
Dianne Lodder

Figure skating legend Ellen Burka-Danby received a "Token of Recognition" from Dutch ex- figure skater Karen Venhuizen, at the Jaap Eden ice rink in Amsterdam on 9 December 2014.

Uber Banned From Taking Bookings In The Netherlands

Reuters | Anthony Deutsch | Posted 12.08.2014 | World

By Anthony Deutsch THE HAGUE, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Uber, the fast-growing online car sharing service, has been banned from taking bookings in the Neth...

5 Lessons Learned Couch Surfing in Amsterdam

Jaimee Ratliff | Posted 01.24.2015 | Travel
Jaimee Ratliff

Looking back on my amazing experience with my new friends, there are five things my couch surfing experience in Amsterdam has taught me that can possibly help you if you are daring to test the waters to hang ten on strange couches.