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A Big Thank You from Little Luxembourg

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.05.2015 | 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 07.10.2015 | 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 07.20.2015 | 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...

Victory For Environmentalists In Landmark Dutch Climate Change Case

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 06.25.2015 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- In a sweeping victory for Dutch environmental activists that could have global repercussions, a court ordered the gover...

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 06.03.2015 | 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.

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 05.27.2015 | 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 ...

Dutch Citizens Are Taking Their Government To Court Over Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 04.22.2015 | World

A group of Dutch citizens headed to court this week in a bold effort to hold their government accountable for its inaction over climate change. The...

Dutch Nursing Home Redefines The Golden Years With A Group Of Young Residents

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 04.10.2015 | Good News

According to this Dutch nursing home, the golden years can start any time -- even if you’re a college kid. Humanitas, a nursing home in the Neth...

The Best Place To Travel This Month Is...

Lonely Planet | Posted 06.09.2015 | Travel
Lonely Planet

We all crave that sweet serendipity of being in the right place at the right time: When the Northern Lights are most likely to dance; when that sleepy...

Major Power Outage Hits Amsterdam

AP | By PETER DEJONG | Posted 05.27.2015 | World

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Trains, trams and planes ground to a temporary halt Friday in and around Amsterdam as a huge power outage hit the Dutch capital and...

This Singer From Amsterdam is the Best Artist you Don't Know

Stephen Grant | Posted 04.29.2015 | Arts
Stephen Grant

Now that America is preparing for summer concert season it will be hard to find a festival lineup that doesn't feature popular Dutch producers such as Afrojack and Tiësto. Yet, beyond the house rhythms in the city of Amsterdam, there is soul, pop, jazz and the gifted Benny Sings.

Paris Attacks and the Kalashnikovs From the Balkans -- The Ignored Enemy From Within

Natasha Srdoc | Posted 03.19.2015 | World
Natasha Srdoc

Designing a long-term strategy and implementing effective policies to successfully deal with radical Islam on Western soil can no longer be delayed. In the immediate future, strong rule of law nations must deal with enemies within our midst which are facilitating:

What the Danes, Swedes and Dutch Do in Winter

Peter Mandel | Posted 03.08.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Does Northern Europe exist in snow? The travel industry says no. Ski areas aside, most tours and cruises adventure to Scandinavia, Germany and the Netherlands in June and July, when the days are stretched out and soft, like fondue that's been melted in a pot.

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...

The Netherlands Fights Drug Scare With Information, Not Panic

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 12.03.2014 | World

A spate of deaths attributed to dangerous drugs in Amsterdam has prompted a major effort by Dutch authorities to prevent further tragedy. But rath...

Dutch Police Arrest 60 At Black Pete Festival

Reuters | Posted 01.15.2015 | World

AMSTERDAM, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Police arrested 60 people on Saturday as protesters clashed at a traditional Dutch festival for children which critics...

Dutch Court Won't Rule Whether Black Pete Is Racist

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 11.12.2014 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands' highest administrative court refused Wednesday to wade into the increasingly acrimonious national deb...

Return to Sobibór

Dorian de Wind | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

If there was ever any doubt about the enormity of the crimes the Nazis perpetrated at Sobibór, it should now forever disappear.

Selfies for LGBT Equality UN-Style (VIDEO)

Charles Radcliffe | Posted 12.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Charles Radcliffe

This year, the UN Human Rights Office set up a photo booth near the entrance to the iconic General Assembly Hall. Visitors were invited to stop by and have their photo taken while holding up a sign affirming their support for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people around the world.

GRAPHIC VIDEO: Monster Truck Crashes Into Crowd In Netherlands

AP | Posted 09.28.2014 | World

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A monster truck outfitted with tractor-sized wheels crashed into a crowd during a show in the Netherlands near the German border on...