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Dutch Government Expected To Resign

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2012 | World

By Gilbert Kreijger and Thomas Escritt THE HAGUE, April 23 (Reuters) - The Dutch government will resign on Monday in a...

Woman Dies In Train Crash Tragedy

AP | Posted 04.22.2012 | World

AMSTERDAM -- A woman died Sunday of injuries a day after two trains collided head-on in Amsterdam – a crash a top rail official described as one...

Dutch Coffee Shop Owners Fight Marijuana Law

AP | By TOBY STERLING and MIKE CORDER | Posted 04.19.2012 | Travel

AMSTERDAM -- Dutch coffee shop owners went to court Wednesday in a last ditch bid to block a government plan to stop foreigners from buying marijuana ...

The Happiest Nation In The World Is...

Posted 04.06.2012 | World

Denmark has taken the top spot on the United Nation's first ever World Happiness Report, followed by Finland, Norway and the Netherlands. The 158-...

Old Wind Turbines Find New Life In Surprising Place

Posted 04.05.2012 | Green

From Earth Techling's Beth Buczynski: The wind power industry is still in its beginning stages, so few have stopped to think about what we’ll do ...

Strange Artifact Dug Up in 18th Century Toilet

Posted 03.28.2012 | Science

By: Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor Published: 03/26/2012 06:18 PM EDT on LiveScience Five telescopes made of bone and dating to the 18th ce...

Van Gogh Still Life Is Real!

AP | By MIKE CORDER | Posted 03.22.2012 | Arts

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- It was, it wasn't, it is: A still life once thought to be by Vincent van Gogh but later downgraded to being the work of an a...

Amsterdam By Bike

Jetsetter.com | Posted 05.21.2012 | Travel
Jetsetter.com

If ever a city were made for cycling, Amsterdam -- with its miles of safe bike lanes on flat, canal-skirting roads -- is it.

Focus on Coastal Restoration Not Retreat, Louisiana's Senator Landrieu Says

Susan Buchanan | Posted 05.18.2012 | Green
Susan Buchanan

Louisiana needs to get smart quickly about coastal restoration, U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu said in her hometown of New Orleans last week.

Happy Birthday, Piet Mondrian!

Posted 03.07.2012 | Arts

Today marks the 140th birthday of the artist and luxury hotel namesake Piet Mondrian. Known for his striking geometric paintings, Mondrian was an inst...

Netherlands Set To Ban Hash Sale

Reuters | Posted 05.01.2012 | World

By Tjibbe Hoekstra AMSTERDAM, March 1 (Reuters) - The Netherlands moved to ban the sale of potent hashish cannabis on Thursday, erodin...

Santorum Makes Bogus Remarks

Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. Rick Santorum grossly mischaracterized euthanasia practices in the Netherlands during an ap...

Santorum Cites Bogus Statistics

The Washington Post | Glenn Kessler | Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

We realize this is an emotional issue in the United States. But the simple facts, as Santorum described them, should be clear....

Prince Fighting For His Life

AP | GEORGE JAHN and TOBY STERLING | Posted 04.19.2012 | World

VIENNA — The second son of Dutch Queen Beatrix spent a stable night in the hospital after he was seriously injured in an avalanche, but his life...

PHOTOS: The World's 9 Most Dangerous Landing Strips

Off Track Planet | Posted 04.10.2012 | Travel
Off Track Planet

You'll very likely set foot on the ground unscathed. Just take a nice deep breath and hope the strip you're landing on isn't feeling too cranky.

PHOTOS: Deep Freeze Turns Amsterdam Canals Into Ice Skating Wonderland

Posted 02.13.2012 | World

Skaters in Amsterdam, Netherlands took up the opportunity this week to skate in many of the city's famous canals. A deep freeze left the canals frozen...

PHOTOS: 9 European Attractions To Miss

BootsnAll | Posted 04.05.2012 | Travel
BootsnAll

Not every attraction in Europe is world-class. Quite a few don't live up to the hype.

JONAH And The Netherlands

Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet | Posted 04.01.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Yitzchak Schochet

Just because I maintain that homosexuality is wrong doesn't mean I have to go beating the drum about it anymore than I might regularly preach against adultery.

Dutch Move Closer To Banning Burqa

AP | By MIKE CORDER | Posted 03.28.2012 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- The Dutch Cabinet moved a step closer Friday to banning the burqa, making good on an election promise that is largely symbol...

PHOTOS: 7 Famous Homes Turned Museums

BootsnAll | Posted 03.21.2012 | Travel
BootsnAll

These house museums give us a sense of what life was like in a different period and a glimpse of what went into making artists, writers and great thinkers who they were.

PHOTOS: Dutch Nursery Cares For Wave Of Orphaned Seal Pups

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 03.13.2012 | Green

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Storms that have lashed the Dutch coast this year have created a wave of orphaned baby seals — some so young their umbilical cord...

Queen Dismisses 'Nonsense' Criticism

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 03.13.2012 | World

AMSTERDAM — Dutch Queen Beatrix took on the fiery leader of her country's anti-Muslim party on Thursday by dismissing as "nonsense" his criticis...

Hundreds Evacuate In Fear Of Dike Break

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 03.07.2012 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Police and military personnel evacuated 800 people from four villages in the low-lying northern Netherlands on Friday a...

PHOTOS: Haunting Portraits Of Soldiers

Posted 12.27.2011 | Arts

Netherlands-born photographer Claire Felicie possesses an uncanny ability to connect with her subjects, despite their often-grim circumstances. For he...

Dutch Cabinet Cancels Ritual Slaughter Ban, Adopts New Guidelines

AP | Posted 02.20.2012 | World

AMSTERDAM -- The Dutch government said Wednesday it will study new standards for ritual slaughter to satisfy animal rights activists without infringin...