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Weekend Roundup: As The West Fragments, China Cements A Path Ahead

Nathan Gardels | Posted 03.17.2017 | World
Nathan Gardels

This week we witnessed two contrasting systems of governance at work. In the Netherlands, we watched the divisive system of Western multi-party democr...

Thom Jongkind of Blasterjaxx Talks About Performing in New York City, the 20x20x20 Foundation and Sunsets

Kyle Stevens | Posted 09.24.2016 | Entertainment
Kyle Stevens

Photo Credit: Kevin Jackson Jr. ( "This experience was beyond my expectations and I've played quite some festivals. You...

After Nine Years of Effort, A Cooperative Wind Power Project Remains in Limbo

John J. Berger | Posted 08.17.2016 | Green
John J. Berger

This article is the sixth in a series of about the Netherlands’ efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and increase its reliance on renewable energy...

Qatar Deporting Dutch Woman Who Reported She Was Drugged And Raped

Reuters | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 06.13.2016 | World

DOHA, June 13 (Reuters) - A Dutch woman who was arrested in March after she told police she had been drugged and raped was convicted of having sex out...

Why Jimmy Carter is just plain wrong when it comes to sex work

Alison Bass | Posted 06.06.2016 | Crime
Alison Bass

Research shows that sex work is not inherently violent. Indoor sex workers, for instance, are much less likely than streetwalkers to encounter violence. One recent British study of 135 indoor prostitutes found that 78 percent of them never experienced any violence.

Why Laws That Criminalize Buyers of Sex Only Make Sex Work More Dangerous

Alison Bass | Posted 05.02.2016 | Crime
Alison Bass

The End Demand folks who are pushing this agenda are not concerned with the rights and safety of the women and men who sell sex; they are on some kind of high-minded moral crusade to "rescue" people who don't want or need to be rescued.

Maurice Dekkers' Ants on a Shrimp: René Redzepi and the Creation of a Dream

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.29.2017 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

"When you get close to the raw materials and taste them at the moment they let go of the soil, you learn to respect them." -- René Redzepi I've disc...

Benthe Forrer's The Chocolate Case: When the Snack You Choose Changes the World

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 04.20.2017 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Hello, my name is Nina and I'm a chocoholic. I'm not ashamed to admit that I love everything about the only black gold that has any personal worth f...

50 Countries and Counting: A Naturalista's Travel Adventures in The United Kingdom, The Netherlands and Spain

Patti R. Rose | Posted 03.10.2017 | Travel
Patti R. Rose

The United Kingdom (UK) London On one of my recent birthdays, my husband and I decided to travel to the U.K. , specifically to London. I had been th...

The Rift Across Europe

Cathrine Gyldensted | Posted 01.14.2017 | Media
Cathrine Gyldensted

As far as the eye can see the mountains stretches gracefully strewn with ice and snow. The otherwordly scenery is going on forever. The sky is a lucid blue. From up here, almost 7 miles above ground, the world seems wonderfully calm and forever peaceful. But nothing could be farther from the truth.

The Streets Froze Over, And These Ice Skaters Couldn't Be Happier

The Huffington Post | Nina Golgowski | Posted 01.05.2016 | World

Parts of the Netherlands have turned into a winter wonderland, tempting locals to skate on ice-covered roads. Multiple YouTube videos uploaded on Tues...

So You Can Give Driving Lessons In Exchange For Sex In Holland

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 12.22.2015 | Weird News

It isn't that far to the backseat anyway. Driving instructors in Holland can trade lessons for sex, cabinet ministers reportedly declared. After debat...

After Mother Of 5 Is Sent To Hospital, Cops Cook And Clean For Her Kids

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 11.17.2015 | Good News

These police officers truly demonstrated what serving their community is all about. A viral photo on Facebook features two officers from the Eindhove...

Who's Got the Power? We've Got the Power!

Natalie Pace | Posted 10.15.2016 | Green
Natalie Pace

The power to clean up our world lies more in our hands than most of us admit. (That's not to say that legislation isn't necessary, too.) Every day in every corner of the world, there are leaders and everyday folks living more sustainable lives, and leading by example.

Preserving Humanity's Most Critical Resource

Henk Ovink | Posted 09.09.2016 | Impact
Henk Ovink

The best showcase of this combination of chance and challenge for change is the worldwide water issue. The risks posed by floods, droughts, water pollution and the need for fresh water intertwine with the basic need for food, energy and prosperity.

A Big Thank You from Little Luxembourg

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.05.2016 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

The gratitude expressed by Roger Feller to the World War II allies, especially Americans, who fought so hard and sacrificed so much to liberate his homeland and all of Europe, is a common and frequent phenomenon in Europe, especially among those of Feller's generation.

Will Bill Clinton Apologize in Srebrenica?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 07.10.2016 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Whether there was acquiescence or complicity before or after the fact of the fall of Srebrenica, Washington pivoted its policy toward satisfying Milosevic's territorial demands. The mythology of peace in BiH continues to be dominated by tales of age-old hatreds as well as ethnic chauvinist politics.

Greece's Great Depression

Harlan Green | Posted 07.09.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

This may seem facetious some six years into recovery, but many policy makers don't understand the severity of the Great Recession, or its consequences. It is the major reason why Greece, and many other Eurozone countries are in so much economic trouble at present.

Riots Hit The Netherlands After Caribbean Man Dies In Police Custody

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2015 | World

By Anthony Deutsch AMSTERDAM, July 2 (Reuters) - Dutch police fired warning shots and arrested 34 people during a third straight day of unrest on T...

The Netherlands In A Hundred Birthdays

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 06.16.2015 | World

When award-winning artist Ilvy Njiokiktjien was appointed as the Netherlands' "Photographer of the Nation" in 2013, she turned to the one event that e...

Dutch PM: Investment in Innovation Is Urgently Needed

Mark Rutte | Posted 06.03.2016 | 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.

Watch Dutch Ninja Goose Defeat A Nosy Drone

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 05.28.2015 | Weird News

Don't fly a drone over a goose's nesting area. Just don't. This video from Dutch public broadcaster RTV Noord-Holland shows an irate goose attack...

China's Territorial Claim at Risk in the South China Sea

Edsel Tupaz | Posted 05.26.2016 | World
Edsel Tupaz

The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) at The Hague has announced that in July it will be holding the first hearing on the 2013 arbitration case the Philippines filed against China questioning the legal validity of China's '9-dash line' claim over the South China Sea.

Dutch Police Capture Eye-Popping Photo Of Mystery Newlyweds In A Tulip Field

The Huffington Post | Katie Sola | Posted 05.04.2015 | Weddings

A Dutch police helicopter happened to snap this gorgeous shot of a newly married couple frolicking in a tulip field. Now, they're trying to track down...

The Wisdom Ritual

Pia de Jong | Posted 06.27.2015 | Healthy Living
Pia de Jong

-- Illustration by Eliane Gerrits The dentist glances at my son's annual X-rays and then, without looking, plucks a business card from a tall stack o...