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Laura Dekker, Teenage Dutch Sailor, Sets Off To Cross Atlantic

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Teenage Dutch sailor Laura Dekker said she is setting off to cross the Atlantic Ocean in her yacht, the most challengin...

What Language Do You Dream In?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dorian de Wind

It doesn't happen that often any more, but there are still times when my English-born wife gently, and sometimes not so gently, awakens me in the middle of the night to tell me that I have been talking in my sleep again in Spanish.

Scratch N' Spliff: Dutch Use Odorized Stickers In Drug Campaign

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

In a government effort to curb what is perhaps their nation's best-known vice, Dutch households will soon receive marijuana-scented scratch-and-sniff ...

Four Holland & Hart Immigration Attorneys Move to Ogletree Deakins Denver Office

Law Week Colorado | Law Week Colorado | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LAW WEEK COLORADO DENVER - The Denver office of national employment law firm Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart announced the addition...

Anti-Islam Dutch Party Calls for Ban on Immigrants in the Hague Soccer Clubs

Anita Schillhorn van Veen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Anita Schillhorn van Veen

The conflation of soccer violence with Islamicization and the influence of immigrants along with the proposed ban constitute an absurd attempt to polarize opinion on a topic as localized and unpolitical as amateur sports leagues.

Sex for Sale: Legalized Prostitution Hurts Human Trafficking Victims

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

Whether or not anyone would willingly choose to prostitute themselves is a separate debate. To the extent that legitimized prostitution increases the demand for human trafficking, a contemporary form of slavery, it must be condemned.

Geert Wilders, Anti-Islamic Dutch Politician, Requests Hate Speech Acquittal

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AMSTERDAM — Lawyers for a Dutch politician who has harshly criticized Islam argued at his trial Tuesday that he has the right to issue warnings ...

Where Are the West Indies?

Kelly van der Kwast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kelly van der Kwast

The smaller islands have complained of being overlooked by Curacao, where the government was seated, while Curacao complained of being neglected by The Hague, the proverbial mother of the clan.

A Muslim's Defense of Geert Wilders

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

I'm disgusted by the bigoted ideology of Islamophobes like Dutch parliamentarian Geert Wilders. But to try someone in a court of law, just for running his mouth, is inherently abhorrent to me.

Geert Wilders, Anti-Islam Dutch Politician, On Trial For Hate Speech Charges

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AMSTERDAM — Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders appealed for freedom of expression Monday as he went on trial for alleged hate speech at a...

Two nations, one world cup final and 440 years of hurt

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

It will be no good saying "don't mention the war" tomorrow when Spain and the Netherlands contest the World Cup final. The Dutch national an...

Muslim Cleric Calls For Beheading Of Dutch Politician

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A well-known Australian Muslim cleric has called for the beheading of Dutch anti-Islamic politician Geert Wilders, a newspaper said on Friday...

Anne Frank's Chestnut Tree Knocked Down

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AMSTERDAM — The monumental chestnut tree that cheered Anne Frank while she was in hiding from the Nazis was toppled by wind and heavy rain on Mo...

Scott Barker And Dan Frost To Leave Holland & Hart

Law Week Colorado | Law Week Colorado | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Scott Barker, Dan Frost LAW WEEK COLORADO DENVER -- Two prominent Holland & Hart partners are leaving the firm. Scott Barker, chair of t...

My Life in Seven Days

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dorian de Wind

At age 70, days pass like minutes, years go by like days. If I could compress the seven decades I have lived into seven days, this is what that week in my life would look like.

Dutch Elections: Profiles Of Leading Candidates

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AMSTERDAM — Profiles of the leading candidates for prime minister in Wednesday's Dutch parliamentary elections, in order of their ranking in the...

Spain vs. Holland -- a Bitter history

Alan Elsner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Alan Elsner

As it became clear that Spain would face the Netherlands in the World Cup Final, I was reading Arturo Perez-Reverte's historical novel The Sun over Breda. It's a reminder of the bloody and painful history that joins these two nations.

Dutch Police Using 'Decoy Jews' To Fight Racist Attacks

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AMSTERDAM — A hidden-camera video showing Jews being harassed on the street in a Moroccan neighborhood of Amsterdam has led Dutch authorities to...

War With Venezuela

Kelly van der Kwast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kelly van der Kwast

No one ever thought it would come this far. But it's on everyone's mind. We might have to start taking the threat of war between the Netherlands and Venezuela seriously -- soon.

Three Generals Put New Twist on March Madness

Aubrey Sarvis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Aubrey Sarvis

Thankfully, Secretary Gates and Admiral Mullen are taking the repeal of DADT very seriously. It's time for these Generals to get over March Madness and start playing "Follow the Leader."

How To Win A Strike in Amsterdam: Trash the Place

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Phillip Martin

Stepping out of Amsterdam's Central train station this past weekend there was a good chance your feet would have involuntarily met days-old garbage an...

Dutch Pedophile Party Disbands After Lack Of Success

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

AMSTERDAM — A Dutch political party formed by self-described pedophiles has voted to disband itself after failing for the second time to partici...

Obama Administration 'Firmly Opposed' to Pot Legalization: Here's Why

Paul Armentano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Paul Armentano

National polls now indicate that an estimated one out of two Americans nationwide support legalization.

Dutch Anti-Islamists Make Key Gains In Local Elections

BBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Preliminary results in Dutch local polls suggest an anti-Islam party has made major gains and may pose a serious challenge in June parliamentary polls...

Focus: Should it be on Copenhagen or Calera?

Alexia Parks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Alexia Parks

Today's most interesting Climate Change conversation may not be taking place in policy discussions in Copenhagen, but at the Power-Gen International conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.