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  • Mogherini makes light of leaked EU paper on Israel sanctions

    11/18/2014 8:32:58 AM PST · by DeaconBenjamin · 4 replies
    EUObserver ^ | Today @ 09:28 | http://euobserver.com/foreign/126558
    BRUSSELS - Europeís new foreign relations chief has denied the EU is in talks on Israel sanctions, despite a leaked paper on the issue. Federica Mogherini, who chaired her first foreign ministersí meeting in Brussels on Monday (17 November), told press the leaked paper is a ďtechnical working hypothesisĒ which ďmember states requestedĒ when her predecessor was in office. She added: ďIt is not at the heart of todayís discussions on how to start a positive process with the Israelis and Palestinians. Thereís currently no question of sanctioning anybody. The question is rather how to motivate people to Ö restart...
  • Dutch admit prepping for eurozone breakup in 2012

    11/18/2014 9:47:34 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 18, 2014 11:53 AM EST
    Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem has acknowledged that the Dutch government drew up plans for what to do if the single European currency had collapsed during the summer of 2012. In an interview with RTL television on Tuesday, Dijsselbloem said there was a plan to return to the Dutch guilder in a worst-case scenario. Ö
  • Clashes at Dutch Black Pete protest in Gouda

    11/16/2014 7:11:38 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 26 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11/15/124
    Dutch police have arrested dozens of people during a protest over Black Pete, a controversial black-faced sidekick to the local St Nicholas. The police said most of the 90 people were arrested for protesting in a non-designated area in the city of Gouda. Many in the Netherlands see Black Pete as a racial stereotype, but others say the tradition is not linked to race. The Dutch version of the St Nicholas legend depicts him arriving by boat from Spain with armies of Black Petes. Trouble broke out in Gouda, selected as the city to kick off this year's festivities, during...
  • [Blogger pieces together a long story and makes claim that:] 90lbs Of Cocaine Found On Ship Owned By

    11/03/2014 6:37:10 AM PST · by SatinDoll · 31 replies
    http://libertyblitzkrieg.com Blog, The Nation via zerohedge ^ | Posted Thursday Oct 30, 2014 at 12:06 pm | Michael Krieger
    (Submitted by Mike Krieger via Liberty Blitzkrieg blog) ********************************************************* Though Foremost has played a pivotal role in McConnellís life, bestowing the senator with most of his personal wealth and generating thousands in donations to his campaign committees, the drug bust went unnoticed in Kentucky, where every bit of McConnell-related news has generated fodder for the campaign trail. Thatís because, like many international shipping companies, Chaoís firm is shrouded from public view, concealing its identity and limiting its legal liability through an array of tax shelters and foreign registrations. Registered through a limited liability company in the Marshall Islands, the Ping...
  • Putin's Western Allies: Why Europe's Far Right Is on the Kremlin's Side

    03/29/2014 9:48:21 AM PDT · by annalex · 81 replies
    Foreign Affairs ^ | MARCH 25, 2014 | Mitchell A. Orenstein
    Putin's Western Allies: Why Europe's Far Right Is on the Kremlin's Side Gabor Vona, president of the Hungarian radical right-wing party "Jobbik," delivers a speech at a rally in Budapest, March 15, 2014.(Bernadett Szabo / Courtesy Reuters) Given that one of Russian President Vladimir Putinís stated reasons for invading Crimea was to prevent ďNazisĒ from coming to power in Ukraine, it is perhaps surprising that his regime is growing closer by the month to extreme right-wing parties across Europe. But, in both cases, Putinís motives are not primarily ideological. In Ukraine, he simply wants to grab territory that he believes...
  • Europe Is Rising against Islamisation

    10/31/2014 4:23:06 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 14 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 31 October 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    You can watch a video related to this article by clicking on the "Enza Ferreri Blog" link above Maybe the tide really is turning. I remember when, in the late '60s and the '70s, hardline socialist and communist groups were still struggling to get their message accepted in Europe and the West generally. They were a tiny minority then, and their agenda seemed very far-fetched and out-of-synch with ordinary people and mainstream views. It also looked liked it was going to remain that way. When, later on, I heard them screaming "Free Nelson Mandela", I didn't think it was going...
  • Outlaw bikers fighting ISIS in Iraq

    10/15/2014 7:53:48 AM PDT · by SJackson · 23 replies
    NY Post ^ | October 15, 2014
    A biker only known as Ron (right) hunkers down with a Kurdish comrade in Iraq. They put their motorcycle boots on the ground! Outlaw Dutch bikers have joined forces with Kurdish fighters battling ISIS fanatics in Iraq ó and authorities in the Netherlands say thatís just fine with them. Klaas Otto, head of the No Surrender motorcycle club, told Dutch broadcasters that three members from the cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Breda recently joined the fight outside Mosul in northern Iraq, Agence France-Presse said. A photo on a Dutch-Kurdish Twitter account showed one of the men ó a heavily tattooed...
  • Dutch biker gang grabs rifles, joins Kurds in fight against ISIS

    10/15/2014 10:46:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/15/2014
    Members of a massive Dutch motorcycle gang, armed with Kalashnikov rifles, recently joined Kurdish forces battling the Islamic State in Iraq, vowing to ďexterminate the rodents.Ē The leader of No Surrender -- which has dozens of chapters in the Netherlands and across Europe -- told state broadcaster NOS on Friday that three of its members have traveled to Mosul in Northern Iraq to take up the fight against ISIS, AFP reports. A photo posted on a Dutch-Kurdish Twitter account last week shows a heavily-tattooed man in military garb flashing the ďvictoryĒ sign alongside a Kurdish fighter inside a bunker. ďRon...
  • Netherlands says OK for biker gangs to fight ISIS

    10/14/2014 10:31:11 AM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 5 replies
    The Daily Star (Lebanon) ^ | October 14, 2014 | Agence France Presse
    THE HAGUE: The Dutch public prosecutor said Tuesday that motorbike gang members who have reportedly joined Kurds battling ISIS in Iraq are not necessarily committing any crime. "Joining a foreign armed force was previously punishable, now it's no longer forbidden," public prosecutor spokesman Wim de Bruin told AFP. "You just can't join a fight against the Netherlands," he told AFP after reports emerged that Dutch bikers from the No Surrender gang were fighting ISIS insurgents alongside Kurds in northern Iraq. The head of No Surrender, Klaas Otto, told state broadcaster NOS that three members who travelled to near Mosul in...
  • Three Dutch Citizens Join Peshmerga to Protect Kurdistan

    10/12/2014 9:31:50 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 9 replies
    Dutch citizen fighting alongside Peshmerga near Mosul Media / Kurdish Media Three Dutch Citizens Join Peshmerga to Protect Kurdistan 12.10.2014 BasNews, Amsterdam† Three members of the Dutch motorcycle club No Surrender have joined Peshmerga forces to fight against Islamic State. Ron, one of the members of the club, was interviewed by Kurdish local TV (Kurdistan TV), and told the Kurdish station that he joined the Peshmerga forces, because ďKurds have been oppressed for a long time.Ē The president of No Surrender Klaas Otto, confirmed that three members from the cities of Breda, Amsterdam, and Rotterdam joined the Kurdish fighters...
  • Dutch F-16s Carry out First Strikes on IS in Iraq: Defence Ministry

    10/07/2014 8:06:33 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 4 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | 07th October 2014 08:05 PM
    THE HAGUE: Dutch F-16s today carried out their first strikes on the Islamic State (IS) group in Iraq, the defence ministry said, with militants possibly killed. "Two Dutch F-16s this morning used weapons for the first time in Iraq against the IS terror group. They dropped three bombs on armed IS vehicles that were shooting at (Kurdish) Peshmerga fighters in the north of the country," the statement said. "Vehicles were destroyed in the attack and IS fighters possibly killed," it added. The F-16s are being deployed as close air support, backing up Iraqi and Kurdish ground troops fighting IS militants.
  • Dutch F-16 fighter jets arrive in Jordan to take part in the U.S.-led military airstrikes

    10/04/2014 3:50:24 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 5 replies
    Iraq News Agency via ABNA ^ | October 4, 2014 _ 1:24 PM.
    Five Dutch F-16 fighter jets has arrived in Jordan to take part in the U.S.-led military airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS), the defence minister said Friday. The Dutch aircraft will initially support Iraqi and Kurdish ground forces, Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert told Parliament. The Dutch F-16s will be used to strike IS targets in Iraq and Syria
  • estonia buys up used dutch tanks (swedish ifvs)

    10/01/2014 6:34:58 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    NL Times ^ | October 1 2014 | Janene Van Jaarsveldt
    The Netherlands is selling 44 combat vehicles to Estonia. Minister Hennis-Plasschaert (Defense) expects the sales contract to be signed in December. The Swedish manufactured CV90 vehicles are still relatively new. They were commissioned by the Dutch army in 2008. Due to cut backs that were agreed on last year, 44 of the 176 vehicles will be sold The Netherlands and Estonia will exchange information on the use and maintenance of the vehicles. NATO is putting more military resources in the Baltic States as they feel a threat from Russia. The Netherlands will provide 4 F-16ís to help monitor airspace.
  • Netherlands: Euthanasias Increase 15% as Doctors Target Mental Health Patients

    09/30/2014 9:10:01 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/30/14 | Alex Schadenberg
    The 2013 Netherlands euthanasia report was released yesterday indicating a 15% increase of reported euthanasia deaths. There were also 42 euthanasia deaths for people with psychiatric problems and 97 euthanasia deaths for people with dementia.The 2013 report indicated that there were 4829 reported euthanasia deaths which was up from 4188 in 2012. As bad as it is, the reported euthanasia deaths do not include the unreported euthanasia deaths.The five year Netherlands euthanasia Lancet study indicated that in 2010, 23% of all euthanasia deaths went unreported in the Netherlands, which was up from 20% in 2005. The under-reporting of euthanasia in...
  • Dutch, Belgian F-16s to Join Anti-IS Strikes in Iraq

    09/24/2014 8:22:39 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    AFP via Nahrnet ^ | 9 hours ago
    Six Dutch F-16 fighter bombers and six Belgian ones are to join the U.S.-led air campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq, officials said on Wednesday. "The Netherlands will make six F-16s available for the first phase of the campaign, for one year," Dutch Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher told reporters after an emergency cabinet meeting in The Hague. Earlier in the day, the Belgian government said it plans to send six F-16 fighter jets to join the anti-IS coalition but will limit their use to Iraq. The Belgian parliament must still approve the move, which follows a formal...
  • The Netherlands Is Joining The Fight Against ISIS

    09/24/2014 6:39:17 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies
    BI ^ | 9-24-2014 | Thomas Escritt
    Thomas EscrittSeptember 24, 2014 ÔÉ° THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The Dutch government said on Wednesday it would deploy six F-16 fighter jets, which could be operational in a week, to support the U.S.-led strikes against Islamic State insurgents in Iraq. The Netherlands, a member of NATO and a close U.S. ally, will target the ultra-radical Islamist militants in Iraq and provide training and advice to Iraqi and Kurdish regional military forces for a period of up to one year, Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asschertold journalists. "We regard IS as a grave threat, not just for the region it is destabilising,...
  • Belgian Authorities Prevent Terrorist Attack in European Commission Headquarters: Reports

    09/21/2014 5:05:51 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 1 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | 21 September 2014 | N/A
    MOSCOW, September 21 (RIA Novosti) Ė Belgian authorities have detained two people, who planned a terrorist attack in European Commission Headquarters in Brussels, Agence France-Presse has reported citing the local media. According to Belgian daily L'Echo, the countryís authorities have been conducting a number of preventive operations in recent months against the extremism in the region and have arrested several people suspected of links with jihadists. A source told L'Echo that about 400 Belgian citizens are involved in the Syrian conflict fighting on the side of the extremists, and approximately 90 people have returned home. The Dutch NOS Media Company...
  • Geert Wilders: "War Has Been Declared against Us" A Speech in the Netherlands Parliament

    09/05/2014 2:56:15 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 16 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | September 4, 2014 at 12:30 pm | Geert Wilders
    During the past ten years and two days, the ostrich cabinets did nothing. Every warning was ignored. They lied to the people. Do not prevent jihadists from leaving our country. Let them leave. I am prepared to go to Schiphol [airport] to wave them goodbye. But let them never come back.Madam Speaker, war has been declared against us. Madam Speaker, actually I was expecting flowers from you. I am celebrating an anniversary these days. Exactly ten years and two days ago, I left a party whose name I cannot immediately remember. During these ten years and two days. I...
  • Arresting Photo of Sultry Lady Dutch Cop Sweeps the Internet

    08/31/2014 10:47:17 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 113 replies
    Nw York Daily News ^ | Agust 27, 2014 | Sasha Goldstein
    Internet users begging for arrest after photo of hot Dutch cop flares passions The sultry officer, armed with a pistol on her waist as she investigates a burglary, has gone viral again more than two years after the photo was originally snapped. The head-turning law enforcer's outfit of tight white pants and cowboy boots prompted users on Reddit to exclaim love at first sight. Her looks alone are arresting. A smokiní hot female Dutch cop has the Internet swooning as a two-year-old photograph of the sexy officer has once again swept the web. The stunning law enforcement officer was snapped...
  • Netherlands Intends to Withdraw Nationality from "Jihadists"

    08/30/2014 12:42:41 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 22 replies
    Fars News ^ | Sat Aug 30, 2014
    TEHRAN (FNA)- Dutch Foreign Minister Evo Opstelten announced that his country plans to withdraw the nationality from the "jihadist" fighters who have joined terrorist groups, even without prior judiciary condemnation. The local authorities announced that around 130 Dutch Salafi Takfiri militants have joined the terrorist groups in Syria as well as Iraq and that 30 of them returned home, while 14 others were killed, Al-Manar reported. According to the Dutch intelligence services, at least two Dutch Salafi Takfiri militants carried out suicide bombings in Syria and Iraq.
  • US drones strike Iraq militant mortar team

    08/16/2014 6:08:16 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Gulf News ^ | August 12, 2014 | AFP
    US drones fired on an Islamic extremist mortar position in northern Iraq on Tuesday to protect Kurdish forces battling to rescue a group of Yazidi civilian refugees, the military said. The so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil), the region's most powerful Sunni jihadist group, has driven thousands of members of the Yazidi minority from their homes and is besieging the refugees on an exposed mountain. Last week, the United States launched an air campaign to break the siege of Mount Sinjar, bring humanitarian relief to the Yazidis and support Kurdish troops protecting their capital Arbil. "US military...
  • Dutch Justice Ministry employee: ISIS a Zionist conspiracy

    08/14/2014 2:44:17 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    A senior employee of the Dutch Justice Ministry said the jihadist group ISIS was created by Zionists seeking to give Islam a bad reputation.Yasmina Haifi, a project leader at the ministryís National Cyber Security Center, made the assertion Wednesday on Twitter, the De Telegraaf daily reported.ďISIS has nothing to do with Islam. Itís part of a plan by Zionists who are deliberately trying to blacken Islamís name,Ē wrote Haifi, who described herself on the social network LinkedIn as an activist for the Dutch Labor Party, or PvdA.Haifi later removed her original message, explaining, ďI realize the political sensitivity in connection...
  • Muslims threatened seminarians: "We'll kill you Christians too" - in the Netherlands!

    08/14/2014 9:01:57 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 27 replies
    KATH.NET ^ | 13 August 2014 | unsigned news article
    A Catholic priesthood student was threatened in the Dutch city of Utrecht of radical Muslims and spat on because he was wearing a T-shirt with the logo Nasrani (Arabic letter N, symbol for Christians). Radical Muslims in the Dutch city of Utrecht bishop threatened and spat at a Catholic priesthood student from Colombia. So reports the daily newspaper "Die Presse": brother Jaider Chantrť Sanchez going to church last weekend was threatened while walking through the city park by two Muslims. . According to media reports, they shouted "We will kill all Christians like you." The seminarian told newspaper "De Telegraaf"...
  • Dutch Official Suspended for Saying ISIS is ĎZionist Plotí

    08/13/2014 8:08:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 8/14/2014, 5:14 AM | Elad Benari
    A project management official at the Dutch National Cyber Security Center has been suspended after tweeting that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), now known as the Islamic State (IS), was a ďZionist plotĒ. According to the English-language NL Times website the employee, Yasmina Haifi, wrote, ďISIS has nothing to do with Islam. It is a preconceived plan of Zionists who want to deliberately make Islam look bad.Ē [Ö] In an interview with the local Radio 1 on Wednesday, Haifi said she will not take back her statements, saying she has the right to speak her mind....
  • Netherlands: Civil servant who made zionist plot remarks suspended (worked for national security!)

    08/13/2014 10:09:39 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 10 replies
    Dutch News ^ | August 13 2014
    A civil servant at the justice ministry who said terror group ISIS does not exist and is a zionist plot has been suspended. Yasmina Haifi, project leader at the National Cyber Security Centre, said on Wednesday morning on Twitter that ISIS has nothing to do with Islam and is a plot by zionists to blacken the name of Islam. The outcry that followed did not look as if it would make her take back the words. However, she later deleted the tweet saying: 'Realise the political sensitivity in relation to my work. This was never my intention.' On Wednesday afternoon,...
  • Dutch ban display of Isis flag in advance Amsterdam march

    08/02/2014 6:41:56 AM PDT · by tje · 13 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | August 2nd, 2014 | Peter Cluskey
    The black flag of the Islamic State, formerly known as Isis, which has declared a new Muslim caliphate across Iraq and Syria, has been banned from public demonstrations in the Netherlands Ė in advance of a large pro-Palestine march scheduled for central Amsterdam tomorrow. With more than 5,000 people expected to join the march in protest at Israeli shelling of Gaza, a police spokesman warned last night: ďNazi symbols, Hitler salutes and burning flags will not be tolerated. The same applies to the Isis flag. Demonstrators may not carry it.Ē
  • Islamic State Stages Victory Rally in Europe: The Flag of Jihad Flies Over the Hague

    07/29/2014 9:04:55 AM PDT · by Nachum · 24 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 7/29/14 | Pamela Geller
    "The symbol of the murderous Islamic State is waving in The Hague. ĎDeath to the Jews,í shout the demonstrators. Yet the Dutch government authorized the protests. ďDeath to the JewsĒ chanted the crowd waving the black flags of the Islamic State, or ISIS as it used to be known." Proving yet again what I have been saying for months, years --Europe once again is embracing madness and evil as its central unifying characteristic Ė only this time itís under ďPalestinianism,Ē not Nazis
  • Release Your Whys And Let Your ( (( Constant )) ) Abide In Peace

    07/29/2014 2:21:14 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles , Bible ^ | 7-29-14 | Jedediah
    My ways are not your ways , do not the planets hang in their places and move at my very command and will ?! So is your life that revolves around me, so do not fight my will for you for this friction will wear you to dust . "Release" your soul, spirit and life completely into my life and leave ALL your whys to me . I AM your ( (( constant )) ) and eternal and my path for you is irrevocable by the enemy if you remain in My will that is your "True Path" . Fast...
  • Netherlands: Muslim protesters scream ďDeath to all JewsĒ

    07/25/2014 2:30:47 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | July 25, 2014 | Robert Spencer
    ‚ÄúA spokesman for Van Aartsen told local broadcaster Omroep West no boundaries had been overstepped.‚ÄĚ Europe, under the influence of its massive influx of Muslim immigrants, seems eager to travel down the same road it took in the 1930‚Ä≤s. We have seen similar genocidal chants recently in France and Germany. Will European authorities at any point put at stop to this, or will they just continue with their policies of appeasement and surrender until it is far too late?‚ÄúThe Hague mayor urged to get tough after anti-Jewish chanting at rally,‚ÄĚ Dutch News, July 25, 2014 (thanks to Fjordman): The Hague‚Äôs...
  • Cockpit of MH17 found 'sawn in half at spot cordoned off by pro-Russian separatists ...

    07/22/2014 2:52:40 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 75 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | July 22, 2014 | Tara Brady
    International monitors, who only recently gained access to the site, discovered the cockpit of the plane apparently cut in half with diesel-powered saws. Michael Bociurkiw, spokesman for the group of international monitors from the Organize for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), told USA Today: 'The rear part of the aircraft, one of the biggest intact pieces, has definitely been hacked into'. The cockpit was found on land which was immediately cordoned off by Russian-backed separatists during the two days after the plane was blown out of the sky. However, both the separatists and Russia have denied any involvement in...
  • The Disappearing Bodies of Malaysia Air Flight 17

    07/21/2014 4:53:14 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 20, 2014 | Polly Mosendz
    At the site of MH17, the only experts are currently being provided by the rebel forces, not by outside authorities trained in these matters. At this time, rebels are performing a fair amount of their own autospies.... When the rebels first arrived to patrol the scene, certain victims were taken away very quickly. Reports indicate that 38 bodies were taken to a morgue in Donetsk.... Yet, the fate of those 38 bodies, and why they were rapidly removed, is still unknown. The general consensus is that the rebels removed bodies to hide evidence, as they seemed to be very particular...
  • 'Mr Putin, send them home, send them home, please': Grieving mother begs Russian leader

    07/20/2014 3:09:20 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | July 20, 2014 | KIERAN CORCORAN
    Silene Fredricksz and her husband Robertt begged Russian president Vladimir Putin to ensure the safe return of her son and his girlfriend. The two, Bryce Fredricksz, 23, and Oehlers, 20, were among the 298 victims when the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet was shot down over Ukraine on Thursday. Outrage has been building over the treatment of bodies at the site, as pro-Russian rebels loaded as many as 196 bodies onto trucks and hauled them away, while at the same time holding back international observers. Condemnation today centred on Russian president Vladimir Putin for not exercising his influence to ensure the...
  • MH17 crash: Rebels load bodies onto refrigerated trains

    07/20/2014 6:49:43 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 35 replies
    The Times of India ^ | July 20, 2014 | AP
    HRABOVE: Armed rebels forced emergency workers to hand over all 196 bodies recovered from the Malaysia Airlines crash site and then had them loaded onto refrigerated train cars bound for a rebel-held city, Ukrainian officials and monitors said on Sunday.... Nataliya Khuruzhaya, a duty officer at the train station in Torez, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from the crash site, said she saw emergency workers loading plane victims' bodies on Sunday morning into five sealed, refrigerated train cars. She said the train was scheduled to head to the town of Ilovaysk, 35 kilometers (22 miles) further east toward the Russian border,...
  • Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte warns Vladimir Putin of 'last chance' to help recover bodies

    07/19/2014 12:31:29 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 31 replies
    abc.net.au ^ | July 19, 2014
    Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte says Russia's president has "one last chance" to show he is serious about helping rescuers recover the bodies of the victims of crashed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. The attack on the plane has claimed the lives of 28 Australians and eight permanent Australian residents, who were among the 298 passengers and crew on board. Mr Rutte's comments come amid reports pro-Russian rebels have taken 38 bodies from the site. Minutes after what he described as a "very intense" conversation with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Mr Rutte said: "He has one last chance to show he...
  • Obama to make statement on Ukraine at 11:30 a.m. EDT: White House

    07/18/2014 6:53:29 AM PDT · by maggief · 243 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 18, 2014
    Obama to make statement on Ukraine at 11:30 a.m. EDT: White House by Amy Tennery (Reuters) 8:50 AM
  • MH17 Crash: Second Black Box Recovered From Crash Site

    07/18/2014 1:40:52 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Malaysia Star ^ | Friday July 18, 2014 | Tan Yi Liang
    The second of two black boxes has been recovered from the debris field where Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flight MH17 is believed to have gone down in eastern Ukraine. According to Reuters, a cameraman from the news agency reported that the second of two flight recorders was found at 5.55am GMT. This follows a report from Russian news agency Interfax that pro-Russia separatists who claim to have recovered the black box of MH17 have announced that they are planning to have it moved to Moscow for examination. A black box, which is actually orange, is made up of a cockpit voice...
  • Canadian on downed Malaysian airliner [Also Australian, British, German, Belgian and others.]

    07/17/2014 7:28:52 PM PDT · by familyop · 38 replies
    Reuters, Toronto Sun ^ | Thursday, July 17, 2014 | Anton Zverev
    One U.S. official said Washington strongly suspected the missile that downed the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 on a flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was fired by Ukrainian separatists backed by Moscow...The Netherlands declared a day of national mourning for its 154 dead. Twenty-eight passengers were Malaysian, 27 Australian, 11 Indonesian, six British, four German, four Belgian, three Filipino and one Canadian. All 15 crew were Malaysian. Nationalities of the others aboard were unclear.
  • Dutch Professor Now Opposes Euthanasia, ďI Was Wrong, Terribly WrongĒ

    07/15/2014 12:11:19 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 43 replies
    Life News ^ | 7/15/14 | Alex Schadenberg
    The Daily Mail UK is reporting that a former euthanasia supporter, Professor Theo Boer, has told the House of Lords in the UK not to make the same mistake as the Netherlands. Next week, the British House of Lords will debate the Falconer assisted suicide bill. Lord Falconer is a long-time supporter of assisted suicide who is also known for writing a one-sided report calling for the legalization of assisted death in Britain.The Daily Mail reported Dr Boer to have told the House of Lords: ĎDonít do it Britain,í ĎOnce the genie is out of the bottle, it is not...
  • World Cup 2014: Netherlands Defeats Brazil in Third-Place Match

    07/12/2014 7:52:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/12/2014 | Duncan Irving
    Host nation Brazilís miserable run of form at the World Cup continued with a 3-0 loss to the Netherlands in the third-place playoff in BrasŪlia on Saturday afternoon. Any hopes of Brazil saving face at its own party evaporated within two minutes, when Thiago Silva pulled down Arjen Robben on the edge of the area. Silva, who missed the 7-1 semifinal rout against Germany through suspension and was supposed to bring stability to a shaky Brazilian backline, was lucky only to receive a yellow card for the foul. Robin van Persie made no mistake with the penalty, firing his spot...
  • 2014 World Cup Runner Up Game - Brazil Vs Netherlands (LIVE THREAD)

    07/12/2014 12:38:02 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 42 replies
    Runner Up Game at 4:00 PM on ESPN. Brazil vs Netherlands. Brazil needs to redeem itself from humiliation at the hands of Germany in Tuesday's semi-final.
  • World Cup 2014: Argentina Beats Netherlands on Penalties, Advancing to Final

    07/09/2014 6:35:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    New York Times ^ | 07/09/2014 | JER… LONGMAN
    S√O PAULO, Brazil ó Regulation and extra time brought 120 minutes of scoreless exasperation in a World Cup semifinal on Wednesday that was by turns tense, cautious, clumsy, gripping and stubbornly unyielding. There was little space to move, few chances to score. Sometimes the match was as dreary as the misty evening chill. If it possessed any beauty, it was not in gracefulness but in stark, struggling exertion. And finally, when grind and strain and labor could not bring a resolution, whimsy and caprice did. Argentina defeated the Netherlands by 4-2 on penalty kicks and advanced to Sundayís final against...
  • Open Thread: Argentina v. Netherlands - World Cup Semifinal

    07/09/2014 1:03:44 PM PDT · by C19fan · 17 replies
    Vanity | July 9, 2014 | Me
    I did not see any existing thread for the Argentina v. Netherlands match.
  • Gael Bernal slams Dutch airline KLM after ĎAdios Amigos!í tweet following Mexicoís World Cup loss

    06/30/2014 3:53:20 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 20 replies
    National Post [Canada] ^ | Monday June 30, 2014 | Staff
    ... The actor was responding to KLMís tweet on Sunday, which saw the airline post the message ďAdios Amigos!Ē alongside a photo of a graphic depicting a serape, sombrero and moustache beside an airport departures sign. The airline has said the posting was ďmeant to be a joke,Ē according to KLM spokeswoman Lisette Ebeling Koning, adding that the airline never intended to offend Mexicans, which it serves via a daily direct flight between Mexico City and Amsterdam. ďBut there was too much negative reaction.Ē...
  • Netherlands exact revenge, crush defending World Cup champion Spain 5-1 (Footbol Caucus)

    06/13/2014 2:21:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    FOX SPORTS ^ | 06/13/2014 | Jamie Trecker
    The Netherlands earned sweet revenge on Spain on Friday at the Fonte Nova in Salvador, hammering Spain 5-1 to put an emphatic coda on their loss in the 2010 World Cup finals. Robin van Persie and Arjen Robben both scored twice, and Stefan de Vrij added one to pace the Netherlands after an early and controversial penalty had staked Spain an early lead. And believe it or not, the Dutch could have had a few more. It was the heaviest loss ever suffered by a reigning champion, and it leaves Spain staring at an early exit. Spain hadn't lost in...
  • Half The World Doesn't Know About The Holocaust

    05/20/2014 5:49:01 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
  • Netherlandsí Geert Wilders cuts up EU flag

    05/20/2014 9:38:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 20.05.14 @ 18:14 | Nikolaj Nielsen
    Scissors in hand, anti-EU nationalist Geert Wilders of the Netherlands on Tuesday (20 May) vandalized the European Union flag in front of the European Parliament in Brussels. In a publicity stunt amid the dozen or so cafťs at Place Luxembourg, overlooked by the parliamentís tall glass structures, Wilders cut out a yellow star before unfolding the Dutch flag in its place. The nationalist, who runs the Dutch Freedom Party, is convinced he will be able to form a new group of euroskeptic MEPs following the upcoming European Parliament elections. He wants the Netherlands to leave the Union, regain its sovereignty,...
  • Dutch Rushing Envoy to KSA Over Anti-Islam Spat

    05/19/2014 4:52:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Arab News ^ | Tuesday 20 May 2014 | P.K. Abdul Ghafour
    The Dutch government is sending an envoy to Riyadh this week for high-level talks after the Kingdom slapped indirect sanctions on the European country because a far-right Dutch politician had insulted Islam and Saudi Arabia. Maurice Pourchez, first secretary for economic and cultural affairs at the Netherlands Embassy in Riyadh, said that Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans had told the countryís official television outlet that he would send the executive director for political affairs to the Kingdom. ďTimmermans has also expressed his desire to visit Saudi Arabia shortly to strengthen relations,Ē the official said. Pourchez emphasized the growing economic relations...
  • Dutch politicianís killer freed after 12 years

    05/06/2014 2:16:01 PM PDT · by The KG9 Kid · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 2 2014 | Associated Press
    AMSTERDAM ó The animal rights activist who assassinated Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn was freed Friday, after serving just under 12 years in prison ó years during which many of Fortuynís ideas, particularly his disdain of ďmulticulturalismĒ and his dislike of Muslim immigration, have become mainstream in the Netherlands. Volkert van der Graaf killed Fortuyn on May 6, 2002, days before national elections in which Fortuyn was set to win big on an anti-immigration platform that upended the then-progressive Dutch political landscape.
  • A Roman hoard from the end of empire

    05/01/2014 9:44:13 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 46 replies
    Past Horizons ^ | April 27, 2014 | VU University Amsterdam
    Dutch archaeologists have recently completed the rescue excavation of a unique treasure hoard dating to the beginning of the 5th century AD, from a field in Limburg... According to the Byzantine historian Zosimus, Constantine III tried to re-secure the entire Roman Rhine frontier against Germanic invaders... The historians Orosius and Zosimus tells us that Constantine III solved the problem of the invading Germanic groups by liberal use of the money bag along with developing close alliances to Germanic warlords on both sides of the Rhine... The Echt hoard would therefore have belonged to a Germanic officer in Roman service Ė...
  • Dutch scramble jets after Russian bombers approach

    04/23/2014 11:12:57 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 23 replies
    myfoxdc.com ^ | Updated: Apr 23, 2014 9:59 AM PDT
    AMSTERDAM (AP) -- The Dutch defense department says several NATO member countries scrambled jets Wednesday afternoon after a pair of Russian bomber planes approached their airspace over the North Sea.The Dutch ministry identified the planes as two Russian TU-95 Bears, and said it had launched two F-16s from Volkel air force base to intercept them. The Russian jets were escorted by aircraft from the Netherlands, Britain and Denmark until they departed.