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  • Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands to abdicate for son

    01/28/2013 10:24:55 AM PST · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    BBC News ^ | 28 January 2013
    Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has announced her abdication in favour of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander. The queen made the announcement in pre-recorded address broadcast on Dutch television. The queen, who is approaching her 75th birthday, said she had been thinking about this moment for several years.
  • Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands to address nation (abdicating?)

    01/28/2013 9:10:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    BBC News ^ | 28 January 2013 | Last updated at 11:51 ET
    Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands is to make a televised announcement, amid speculation in local media that she will abdicate the throne. … Unconfirmed Dutch reports say she will announce her abdication in favor of her son, Prince Willem-Alexander. …
  • Anger greets Dutch queen's Christmas message

    12/27/2009 6:27:05 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 55 replies · 1,675+ views
    Anger greets Dutch queen's Christmas message Published on 27 December 2009 - 12:08pm Many media experts and internet users have fiercely criticised Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands following her 2009 Christmas message. The queen tackled subjects including virtual communication which she said actually divided people rather than bringing them closer together. Although no names were given, she was taken to be referring to social networks such as Hyves, Facebook, Twitter and to text messaging in general. Internet expert Vincent Everts has told Radio Netherlands Worldwide that the queen doesn't know what she's talking about. He argues the opposite of what...
  • Dutch queen presents commando highest medal (equivalent to MoH or VC)

    06/14/2009 5:23:51 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 13 replies · 1,042+ views
    Queen Beatrix awarded a Dutch commando the country's highest military medal on Friday for his heroics leading an elite military unit in Afghanistan. Beatrix pinned the Willems Order cross and orange ribbon on Capt. Marco Kroon before slapping him on the left shoulder with her right hand to knight him at a ceremony in The Hague. It was the first time in more than 50 years that the medal has been awarded to an individual soldier. It also can be awarded to entire military units. Beatrix said Kroon showed "courage, discretion and dedication" in leading a commando unit in the...
  • Terror In Holland: Car Crash at Dutch Parade; Suspected Attack on Netherlands' Queen Beatrix (Video)

    04/30/2009 12:31:50 PM PDT · by DrGop0821 · 17 replies · 2,034+ views
    A deadly car crash claimed the lives of 5 spectators at the Queen's Day parade in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. 12 others were wounded in what authorities suspect was an attempted attack on Queen Beatrix and her family. From Radio Netherlands: Queen's Day celebrations in Apeldoorn ended in tragedy, with five people killed and 12 injured, five of them seriously. Just before noon a man deliberately drove his car at high speed into a crowd watching an open-topped coach carrying the Royal Family pass by. The driver is a 38-year-old Dutchman. The public prosecutor says the man told police the target...
  • Netherlands: Festivities mark 1945 Liberation Day

    05/05/2008 1:32:45 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 47+ views
    Radio Netherlands ^ | May 05 2008
    Wageningen - The annual Liberty Parade marking Liberation Day in 1945 has been held in the Dutch town of Wageningen. Around 1,300 veterans, including 200 from World War II, filed through the city centre. Some 100,000 spectators lined the streets despite the high temperatures. At a ceremony early in the afternoon Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende kicked off 13 liberation festivals across the country. The festivities will end with an outdoor concert on the river Amstel in the capital which will be attended by Queen Beatrix.
  • A day in the life of President Bush (5/8/05): photos

    05/08/2005 8:32:27 PM PDT · by Wolfstar · 103 replies · 2,258+ views
    PRESIDENTIAL NEWS OF THE DAY: Continuing his trip to eastern Europe and Russia to commemorate the defeat of Nazi Germany in 1945, President Bush met today with Russian President Vladimir Putin. QUOTE OF THE DAY: Excerpts from the President's remarks at the American Cemetary, Margraten, The Netherlands, May 8, 2005. Today we join them at this hallowed ground. We come first to remember the young Americans who did not live to comb gray hair. Each man or woman buried here is more than a headstone and a serial number; each person here has a name that is precious to some...
  • Bush Marks 60th V-E Day in Europe

    05/08/2005 6:14:24 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 9 replies · 332+ views
    FOXNews/AP ^ | May 08, 2005
    Bush Marks 60th V-E Day in Europe Sunday, May 08, 2005 MAASTRICHT, The Netherlands — As a chilly rain soaked thousands of white crosses marking American war dead, President Bush (search) paid homage Sunday to the "terrible price" paid by World War II (search) soldiers who never came home from their fight against tyranny. "On this peaceful May morning, we commemorate a great victory for liberty," Bush said at Europe's third-largest cemetery for American veterans near here in Margraten. "We come to this ground to remember the cause for which these soldiers fought and triumphed" Bush marked the 60th anniversary...
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
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    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!
  • New Dutch government sworn in

    05/27/2003 10:19:30 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 150+ views
    The Australian ^ | May 27 2003
    ENDING a year of political turmoil, the new Dutch centre-right government of Christian Democrats, Liberals and the centrist D66 party was sworn in by Queen Beatrix today. Christian Democrat leader Jan Peter Balkenende will stay on as prime minister. The queen received Balkenende's team of 16 ministers and 10 state secretaries at a ceremony in her palace in The Hague following four months of negotiations over the composition of the new cabinet after January elections. Long periods of political horse-trading following elections are not unusual in the Netherlands, where a system of proportional representation means it is virtually impossible for...