Danger in the skies as Russia, NATO play cat-and-mouse

Dec 18, 2014

Danger in the skies as Russia, NATO play cat-and-mouse

Recent close shaves between Russian fighters and civilian aircraft highlight the dangers of the cat-and-mouse game being played out between Moscow and the West in European skies amid the crisis in Ukraine, analysts say. In the latest incident, Sweden said Dec. 12 that a ...

Home-wrecker: Dutch man's proposal destroys neighbor's house

Dec 14, 2014

Home-wrecker: Dutch man's proposal destroys neighbor's house

An overamorous Dutchman became a home-wrecker — literally — when a crane he was using to have himself lowered into his girlfriend’s garden for a marriage proposal fell through the neighbor’s roof. The unnamed man hired a crane in the central town of Ijsselstein ...

Emperor, Empress meet Dutch royal couple

Oct 29, 2014

Emperor, Empress meet Dutch royal couple

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko met on Wednesday with Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, who are visiting Japan as state guests. During the meeting at the Imperial Palace, the king said many Japanese companies have expanded into the Netherlands and created new jobs ...

Dutch 'Black Pete' finally gets face-lift

Oct 16, 2014

Dutch 'Black Pete' finally gets face-lift

Black Pete, the jolly sidekick of the Dutch Saint Nicholas, is finally getting a face-lift after years of bitter debate, including death threats against those calling for change. An Amsterdam court’s ruling in July that Pete — traditionally dressed in a gaudy medieval costume ...

Hitachi wins deal to supply train cars to Dutch company Abellio

Oct 10, 2014

Hitachi wins deal to supply train cars to Dutch company Abellio

Hitachi Ltd. said Thursday it was selected to deliver 234 train cars to Dutch railway operator Abellio for an undisclosed sum, with delivery expected by 2017. The Japanese supplier has been chosen as the Dutch company’s preferred bidder for the contract, which also includes ...

For sale: 2,500 Dutch body bags

Oct 3, 2014

For sale: 2,500 Dutch body bags

The Dutch government is selling off 2,500 body bags in an online auction. Rob Meijer, commercial director of BVA Auctions, said Thursday his company sells plenty of strange stuff, but this one is “special.” Meijer says there hasn’t been a great deal of interest ...

Report: Flight 17 likely downed by 'outside impacts'

Sep 9, 2014

Report: Flight 17 likely downed by 'outside impacts'

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was likely struck by multiple “high-energy objects from outside the aircraft,” causing it to break up over eastern Ukraine, a preliminary report into the deadly aviation disaster concluded Tuesday. The report by the Dutch Safety Board stopped short of saying ...