Dutch creator of Miffy the rabbit dies at 89

Feb 18, 2017

Dutch creator of Miffy the rabbit dies at 89

Dutch artist and illustrator Dick Bruna, creator of the beloved children’s character Miffy the white rabbit, has died at age 89. The author, who penned 124 picture books during a career that spanned six decades, died in his sleep late Thursday in his hometown ...

Jan 29, 2017

'She Decides': Dutch put millions into birth control fund

The Dutch government announced Saturday it is putting €10 million ($10.7 million) into an international fund it has launched to finance access to birth control, abortion and sex education for women in developing nations after President Donald Trump cut U.S. funding for such services. ...

Jan 22, 2017

Seven held over $72 million Amsterdam diamond heist from 2005

Seven people have been arrested over the robbery of $72 million (67 million euros) in jewelry, one the world’s biggest ever heists, from Amsterdam’s airport nearly 12 years ago, authorities said Saturday. The diamonds and jewelry were taken during the hold up of a ...

Jan 20, 2017

Hemp used for world's first 'bio-based' bridge

While plenty of cannabis goes up in smoke in coffee shops around the Netherlands, Dutch researchers have found a new use for it — as an environmentally friendly building material to rival cement or steel. They have used hemp — a variety of cannabis ...

Nov 27, 2016

Dutch destroy 190,000 ducks in first bird flu cull

Some 190,000 ducks were destroyed on Saturday at six farms in the Netherlands following an avian flu outbreak, the country’s first cull of an epidemic sweeping northern Europe. Outbreaks of avian flu, primarily the highly pathogenic H5N8 strain, have been reported in Denmark, Finland, ...