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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 11.17.2014 | 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...

The Beauty Of Scandinavia's Street Art Culture

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 09.25.2014 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

It isn't just Nuart any more. Scandinavia is taking their mural festivals seriously thanks to buoyant economies, arts programming support, and a gr...

Dutch Woman Fakes Trip To Southeast Asia, Surfaces Universal Truth

Ravishly | Posted 11.12.2014 | Travel
Ravishly

Doesn't dear Zilla's little project, instead of angering you, only serve to make you feel better about the global nature of this reality?

The United States Must Lead in Upholding Net Neutrality

Freedom House | Posted 10.15.2014 | Technology
Freedom House

While innovation has flourished under the free-market system, this does not mean that regulation and innovation are mutually exclusive.

The American Way of Cheese

Pia de Jong | Posted 10.12.2014 | Taste
Pia de Jong

The simplicity and enjoyment of the cheese sandwich is at the heart of the Dutch character.

Malaysia's Prime Minister In Netherlands To Discuss Flight MH17

AP | TOBY STERLING | Posted 09.30.2014 | World

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister on Thursday called on Ukrainian and pro-Russian separatists to agree to a cease-fire in the area surround...

Tonight We Are All Dutch

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.23.2014 | World
Dorian de Wind

Ironically, and tragically, the Netherlands moment of victory in Russia has been wretchedly eclipsed and marred by the downing of Malaysia Flight 17 by a Russian missile reportedly with the knowledge and support of the same country that hosted those Winter Games.

Obama Pledges Justice In Visit To Dutch Embassy

AP | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama paid tribute Tuesday to the nearly 200 citizens of the Netherlands who died when a Malaysia Airlines flight...

Sport and Society for Arete -- The World Cup

Richard Crepeau | Posted 09.11.2014 | Sports
Richard Crepeau

I am not a fan of The Beautiful Game, although I do watch and appreciate its beauty especially when it is displayed by the likes of Lionel Messi. Soccer, as with all games, when played with skill and competence is a beautiful game.

Dutch 'Zwarte Piet': Innocent Holiday Tradition or Inadvertent Racism?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 09.06.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

When I was a little kid ("little" being ages 10 through 17), I lived in the Netherlands Antilles and in the Netherlands. That was back in the '50s. I remember Zwarte Piet, or "Black Pete," well.

'Please Don't Ask Where I'm From'

Egyptian Streets | Posted 09.06.2014 | Travel
Egyptian Streets

"Where are you from?" is a question I can never quite answer without using the phrase "Then I moved to..." five times. A single place that I can call 'home' has never existed -- the world, and its countless cultures, is where I find solace.

Towards 100 Percent Impact: Do You PYMWYMIC?

Liz Wilson | Posted 06.11.2014 | Impact
Liz Wilson

How can you align your intentions with actions? This was one of the key questions that the Put Your Money Where Your Mouth (and Meaning) Is Community (PYMWYMIC) discussed at their annual Impact Days from 7-9th April in Amsterdam.

Review: Greencard Warriors

Isa Freeling | Posted 05.28.2014 | Arts
Isa Freeling

I recently saw an important new film at the Crosby Hotel presented by the Dutch Consulate. As always, the Dutch support their filmmakers with the h...

The Holocaust: The Dutch Remember

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.27.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

It is no surprise that the Dutch people, historically tolerant and compassionate, have been deeply affected by such atrocities and will always remember, mourn and commemorate the victims of the Holocaust.

Pot Problems In The Netherlands

AP | MIKE CORDER | Posted 03.07.2014 | World

MAASTRICHT, Netherlands (AP) — A young man at a bus stop hisses at a passer-by: "What you looking for ... marijuana?" It's a scene of street peddlin...

Two Politicians Create Grindr Profiles To Raise Votes

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2014 | Gay Voices

AMSTERDAM, March 5 (Reuters) - Two Amsterdam local politicians have uploaded their profiles to online gay dating site Grindr to try and pick up vote...

The 'Lowlanders' Flying High in Sochi

Dorian de Wind | Posted 04.19.2014 | Sports
Dorian de Wind

Ice skating is so popular in the Netherlands, such an integral part of the culture -- The King of the Netherlands proposed to the Queen on ice skates -- that it should not be surprising that the Dutch are very successful in speed skating events, especially at the Winter Olympics.

Euthanasia for Young Children?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 04.15.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

There are so many moral, religious, ethical, medical, emotional and legal aspects associated and entangled with it that one is certainly well advised to tread lightly and wisely when and if venturing into a discussion dealing with euthanasia.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2014

Dorian de Wind | Posted 03.28.2014 | Impact
Dorian de Wind

Why am I telling you all this? Perhaps it is a form of personal catharsis, atonement if you will, for never having taken the time or made the effort to learn more about Jewish history and culture, about the Jewish religion, and about the Jewish suffering.