Japan holds own with Dutch

Nov 17, 2013

Japan holds own with Dutch

Japan fought back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw against the Netherlands on Saturday in a friendly between two World Cup qualifiers. Veteran Rafael van der Vaart scored a goal and set up another to give the Netherlands an early lead. ...

'Virtual' girl,10, snares 1,000 Net sex tourists

Nov 5, 2013

'Virtual' girl,10, snares 1,000 Net sex tourists

Enlisting the help of a computer-generated 10-year-old Philippine girl, Dutch children’s rights activists turned online sex predators into their prey. In an online sting operated from an anonymous warehouse office in an Amsterdam industrial park, activists from Terre des Hommes set out to gauge ...

Huge duck makes debut in Beijing

Sep 20, 2013

Huge duck makes debut in Beijing

China’s first authentic version of a giant rubber duck that has made a splash around the world and inspired fakes across the country made its debut Friday — but some complained that visitors had to pay to see it. The inflatable yellow bird, which ...

Aug 25, 2013

European experiments with sex drive-ins, 'love parks'

The Swiss city of Zurich is to open a sex drive-in on Monday. Similar initiatives exist in Germany and Italy, while Belgium and the Netherlands have come up with a different approach. Here are some examples. Germany: The cathedral city of Cologne established a ...

Jul 29, 2013

Dutch city called most inventive

From cancer-busting ultrasound techniques to ways to boost vitamins in tomatoes, Dutch tech hub Eindhoven’s avalanche of patents has earned it the crown of the “most inventive city in the world.” Despite the Dutch economy hobbling through its third recession since 2009, this southern ...

Traces of torched paintings found in Dutch heist probe

Jul 19, 2013

Traces of torched paintings found in Dutch heist probe

Romanian experts sifting through ashes that could contain charred debris of masterpieces stolen from a Dutch museum have identified fragments typical of burnt oil paintings, the museum carrying out the analysis said Thursday. In a bid to destroy evidence, the mother of Romanian heist ...

Yugoslavia tribunal's credibility hit

| Jul 3, 2013

Yugoslavia tribunal's credibility hit

The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), which saw some of its powers transferred to a new body in The Hague on Monday, has come under fire for a series of recent acquittals. But analysts say it will be future judgments on ...

Argentine junta casts shadow over new Dutch queen

May 6, 2013

Argentine junta casts shadow over new Dutch queen

Dutch Queen Maxima has reached the zenith of her popularity both in the Netherlands and in her native Argentina after ascending the throne with her husband, King Willem-Alexander, last week, but calls remain for her to come clean on her father’s murky role in ...

Dutch prepare for 21st-century king

Apr 27, 2013

Dutch prepare for 21st-century king

The Netherlands’ Prince Willem-Alexander will become Europe’s youngest monarch when Queen Beatrix abdicates Tuesday as his country prepares to hail the avowedly 21st-century king with a massive orange-hued party. Willem-Alexander, who turns 46 on Saturday, will be the first Dutch king since 1890 and ...