Teen targets Pacific plastic menace

Jul 10, 2014

Teen targets Pacific plastic menace

Dutch student Boyan Slat is only 19 years old, but he already has 100 people working on his revolutionary plan to scoop thousands of tons of damaging plastics from the oceans. The world’s “plastic soup,” much of it swirling around in five rotating oceanic ...

Van Gaal sings praises of spirited Netherlands squad

Jul 7, 2014

Van Gaal sings praises of spirited Netherlands squad

Louis van Gaal says his Netherlands team is the most driven group of players he has ever worked with. That’s quite a compliment coming from a 62-year-old coach who has won the Champions League with Ajax and the Spanish and German leagues with Barcelona ...

Mar 10, 2014

Abe, Obama may chat in Netherlands this month

Japan and the United States are considering holding a summit later this month when Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Barack Obama attend an international conference in the Netherlands, a Japanese government source said Monday. The meeting would provide an opportunity for the leaders ...

Red Light Secrets museum opens in Amsterdam

Feb 10, 2014

Red Light Secrets museum opens in Amsterdam

On any given evening, thousands of tourists stroll down the narrow canal-side streets of Amsterdam’s famed red-light district, gawking at ladies in lingerie who sit behind windows and make a living selling sex. Now a small educational museum is opening in the heart of ...

Jan 4, 2014

Dutch police arrest Sinaloa drug cartel's top enforcer

Police in the Netherlands arrested a suspected top enforcer for the powerful Sinaloa Cartel on drug-trafficking charges he faces in Southern California, the U.S. attorney’s office in San Diego said Friday. The suspect, Jose Rodrigo Arechiga Gamboa, was captured Monday in Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. ...

Nov 21, 2013

Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer to clean streets

At 9 o’clock in the morning in a garden shed behind a house in Amsterdam, a handful of alcoholics are getting ready to clean the surrounding streets, beer and cigarette in hand. For a day’s work, the men receive €10 (around $13), a half-packet ...