Mar 18, 2016

Meteor as bright as full moon streaks across Britain's skies

A bright “fireball” meteor has lit up British skies. Co-founder of the U.K. Meteor Observation Network Richard Kacerek said Thursday that the meteor shone almost as brightly as a full moon. He said it was viewed at about 3:15 a.m. over parts of Britain ...

Driver dies as Dutch train slams into crane, derails

Feb 24, 2016

Driver dies as Dutch train slams into crane, derails

A passenger train derailed in the Netherlands on Tuesday after colliding with a hydraulic crane, leaving the train driver dead and six people injured, local police and officials said. The accident happened around 8:50 a.m. (0750 GMT) close to the northeastern town of Dalfsen, ...

Miffy gets a museum of her own

Feb 7, 2016

Miffy gets a museum of her own

To some people, Miffy is just a plain white bunny. To others, she is a prime example of minimalist art. But for six decades, she has been delighting young kids around the world, and now she is getting a museum of her own. After ...

Man admits killing Dutch ex-minister over euthanasia law

Feb 5, 2016

Man admits killing Dutch ex-minister over euthanasia law

A man accused of killing a former Dutch health minister admitted the slaying at a court hearing Thursday, claiming it was an “order from God” because she was responsible for the Netherlands’ euthanasia law. The suspect, identified only as Bart van U. because of ...

Dutch test self-drive minibuses, hope to have them operational by midyear

Jan 29, 2016

Dutch test self-drive minibuses, hope to have them operational by midyear

The Netherlands started test-driving its first driverless minibuses on Thursday, hoping to introduce a full-time autonomous passenger service in a central Dutch province by summer. Dutch Infrastructure Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen took the first ride in a “WEpod” shuttle, designed to carry six ...

Jan 25, 2016

Fukushima towns to partner with Ghana, Netherlands for Olympics

Two municipalities in Fukushima Prefecture are poised to partner up with Ghana and the Netherlands in a central government project to promote exchanges between local people and athletes coming to Japan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The town of Inawashiro and the city of ...

Dec 6, 2015

Japanese women skate to gold in World Cup event

Japan overcame the Netherlands to capture the gold medal in the women’s team pursuit at the World Cup speed skating competition on Saturday. The Japanese team of Nana Takagi, Miho Takagi and Misaki Oshigiri clocked 2 minutes, 59.08 seconds and finished 0.61 seconds ahead ...

Dutch ambassador swims Nile in Khartoum for Facebook bet

Nov 22, 2015

Dutch ambassador swims Nile in Khartoum for Facebook bet

The Dutch ambassador to Sudan swam across the Nile in Khartoum on Saturday in a stunt that began as a bet to win more “likes” for her embassy’s Facebook page. Clad in an bright orange swimsuit bearing the embassy logo, Ambassador Susan Blankhart swam ...