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Houston-- There's been some crazy winter weather around the country but what's happening in the Netherlands is on another level. The winds are so strong, they're literally blowing people away. A twitter user caught this moment as strong winds toppled over a few people and one man was flung across ...
"The Netherlands is our country, it's not (Prime Minister) Mark Rutte's country," Wilders ranted, according to AFP. "We live here, not in Morocco, we don't live in Turkey or in Saudi Arabia, but in Rotterdam, in the Netherlands." ... I want to tell you that the Netherlands is not an Islamic country, do you agree?".

Even though you hear it called Holland and maybe were taught that in school (I was), the country is the Netherlands. Two provinces, Noord-Holland and Zuid-Holland, are Holland province and the 12 provinces make up the Netherlands. The country declared independence from Spain in 1581 but did not ...
The couriers downed tools in five Belgian cities, including Brussels and Antwerp, as well as in Amsterdam in the Netherlands, after Deliveroo refused to delay its decision to treat all workers as self-employed from 1 February. The strikes will continue every Saturday, said the CNE trade union, which accused ...
Following closely behind the Netherlands is Singapore. Singapore did extremely well, ranking highly all on categories except for technology and innovation, where it took eighth place. On the pillars of consumer acceptance, policy and legislation and infrastructure, Singapore ranked first, first and second ...
Strong winds across Western Europe have led to several fatalities and halted train and air travel across the continent. (Sjefke Vaeren/@Tiensioncoach). ktrk. Thursday, January 18, 2018 06:16PM. Wind gusts in The Netherlands have been so strong that pedestrians are being knocked off their feet. In a video posted to twitter ...

The Netherlands has expelled Eritrea's top diplomat after finding increasing evidence that it was forcing Eritreans who fled the country to pay a "diaspora tax" in order to gain services. In a letter to parliament, Dutch foreign affairs minister Halbe Zijlstra declared Tekeste Ghebremedhin Zemuy persona non ...
The Dutch agricultural sector booked yet another export record in 2017, the national statistics office CBS said on Friday. Exports totalled €92bn last year, making the Netherlands the second-largest agricultural exporter in the world after the US. US agricultural exports were put at $1.8bn in 2016. Not all the ...
Two people have been killed by falling trees in the Netherlands as winds of up to 120 kph battered the country on Thursday morning. In Enschede, a 62-year-old person was killed when the car he was driving was hit by a tree brought down in the gale force winds. And in Zwolle, a 62-year-old man died ...
The death of a relative is never an easy thing to deal with, but can be even more complicated and distressing when you live in a foreign country. What does Dutch law say about succession and inheritance? Say you are French, have an American partner and have lived in the Netherlands for the past three ...
At least five people were killed on Thursday after a powerful storm lashed northwest Europe, damaging property and throwing public transport into chaos. police in the Netherlands said three people were killed by falling trees or debris in separate incidents, while a 59-year-old man died in Germany.
As a dangerous storm blows across the Netherlands, the Dutch people are documenting the truly horrifying storm damage in real time. Per the BBC, three people in Netherlands and one person in Germany have died in the storm. Al Jazeera reports others have been injured, including three people who ...
baby names in the Netherlands are recorded by the Social insurance Bank (SVB) for social service purposes, and each year SVB releases a list of the most popular names and ranks them. (For example, Noah and Emma were the most popular boys' and girls' names in 2017, while Daan and Anna were the ...
The Netherlands has a responsibility to lead after Brexit and worries that Germany is putting too much faith in "more Europe", Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said. In an interview with the Sunday morning talk show Buitenhof, the liberal party leader pointed out that he had recently held summits with other ...
The Netherlands has a history with marijuana dating back to the 1920s, when the plant was legal in the Dutch East Indies until 1927. By 1928, the Netherlands moved towards a more active enforcement of drugs by introducing the import and export of cannabis into the Opium Act. The Opium Act is the Dutch ...
U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands Pete Hoekstra spoke at a tense news conference with Dutch reporters Wednesday at The Hague. ... The new U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands has said anti-Muslim comments he made in 2015 were "just wrong," two days after a news conference when he wouldn't ...
The Dutch housing market is caught between a rock and a hard place with high demand and few properties on offer. For the first time since the low point during the 2007-2008 crisis, the number of home sales has fallen back, going down 6% in the final quarter of 2017, the Dutch estate agents association ...

And the top baby names in the Netherlands for 2017 are... By Anna Paganini on January 12, 2018 - 08:04. baby ... Newspaper AD reports that last year in the Netherlands only 170.000 babies were born, of which 86,718 boys and 82,568 girls. The name Noah has been in the top 5 since 2015, but never in the first place.
The pound has surged to its highest level against the dollar since the UK's vote to leave the EU following reports that Spain and the Netherlands are willing to back a soft Brexit deal. Sterling hit a high of $1.3691, a gain of almost 1.5 cents - more than 1% - after Bloomberg reported that the two countries ...
A high level of air pollutants triggered a Friday smog warning for the Netherlands, with possibility of "insufficient" air quality over the weekend. Air quality in the Randstad Municipalities and in the south of the Netherlands was expected to be "poor", the Dutch health authority RIVM said in a statement.
The Netherlands has won the Eurovision Song Contest four times. Two times in the 1950s, one time in the 1970s and one time, shared with three other countries in 1969. After not qualifying for the Grand Final between 2005 and 2012, Anouk took The Netherlands to the Grand Final for the first time in nearly ...
Recently, National Geographic published an article called "This Tiny Country Feeds the World," where the author extolled the innovations of a small European country that has managed to become a global powerhouse in agriculture and technology--the Netherlands. Now the second biggest exporter in ...
The Netherlands has always battled with water, and today is no different. The past week, the Netherlands has experienced an influx of water, partly due to rainfall, as well as melting snow in Germany and Switzerland. Here are a few videos showing how the inflow of water has influenced the water level and ...
Shell is developing a 20MW solar plant at Moerdijk in the Netherlands where it runs one of Europe's largest petrochemicals manufacturing sites. The project, set to include more than 50,000 solar panels, is being developed by Shell New Energies Business. Construction is scheduled to begin this year on an ...
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The new U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands clashed Wednesday with Dutch reporters on his first official day in the job over controversial comments he made in 2015 in which he said that the "Islamic movement" was creating chaos in Europe and suggested that extremists ...
A new analyst note produced by investment bank Morgan Stanley suggests that the world's most used cryptocurrencies will consume significantly more energy globally than the entire amount of electricity produced in the Netherlands this year. As much as 140 terawatt-hours of electricity will be used in the ...
Turkish families in the Netherlands receive threat letters containing swastika symbols ... Two Turkish families living in the city of Zaandam in the Netherlands found letters with anti-Islamic expressions and swastikas at their doorstep, along with red paint thrown on their door and windows late Wednesday.
The remarkable success of Stefano Boeri's Boscoe Verticale in Milan has resulted in the architect replicating the greenery-covered tower elsewhere, including Lausanne, Switzerland and Paris, France. The latest iteration on the design is slated for Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and promises to provide ...
Are you an expat looking to buy a new home in the Netherlands? Here are seven expert tips to help you navigate the Dutch real estate market and secure your dream property. Confidence has returned to the Dutch housing market in the last year or so, with low mortgage rates encouraging expats to say goodbye to renting ...
The new US ambassador to the Netherlands - in trouble over a fake news scandal - clashed on Wednesday with Dutch reporters who told him: "This is the Netherlands, you have to answer questions." On his first official day in the job, Pete Hoekstra was taken to task over controversial comments he made ...
(CNN) The new US ambassador to the Netherlands, who was confronted last month by a Dutch reporter with comments he made in 2015 about Islamic "no-go zones," repeatedly made unsubstantiated claims about the nature of Muslim communities in Europe and pushed a hardline view of Islam, a KFile ...
The Hague, Jan 7 A virtual reality tour of India's famous monuments will be the major attraction for visitors to the Netherlands' largest holiday fair beginning here from Tuesday. "Virtual reality offers immersive, 3-D experiences via videos with 360-degree perspectives through which visitors will be able to ...
PENDLETON, Oregon - Pendleton Round-Up Director and Association of Rodeo Committees President Randy Bracher will participate in a delegation including representatives of Travel Oregon and Travel Portland visiting Utrecht, Holland to encourage Dutch tourists to enjoy the Round-Up, Happy Canyon ...
Have you already checked out the latest exhibit at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam and explored every corner of the Rijksmuseum? If so, then you might want to visit one of the Netherlands' smaller and much more unusual museums. Here's Brandon Hartley's look at some of the oddest ones scattered across the ...
Dubai, Jan. 4 (Xinhua) -- The United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Thursday issued a ban on the import of live birds from the Netherlands where an outbreak of H5N8 avian flu was confirmed, UAE state news agency WAM reported. Based on a notification from the World Organization for Animal Health of the ...
Public transportation in the Netherlands was seriously disrupted Thursday morning after regional transit workers walked off the job at 4 a.m. in a one-day strike. The labour action is meant to call attention to what the workers have called unreasonable work pressure, and a pay raise that is capped 40 percent ...
The Netherlands and Belgium have swopped a total of 48 acres of territory and moved their border after the discovery of a headless corpse on an effectively lawless peninsula between the two countries. On January 1, the border between the eastern Belgian region of Vise and the southwestern Dutch ...
The Netherlands and Belgium have peacefully adjusted their national borders by swapping a large tract of land, in a bid to resolve a police jurisdiction nightmare at the frontier. The area affected, which is the size of 27 football fields, sits of east of the Belgian city of Vise and west of the Dutch village of ...
The first storm of the year is hitting the Netherlands today. A code yellow weather warning is in effect for the entire country. Meteorological institute KNMI warns of gusts of wind that can reach up to 110 kilometers per hour. The country had its first taste of the storm during the early hours of Wednesday ...
Netherlands fighter jets depart for ISIS battle. By Zack Newmark on January 3, 2018 - 16:18. Dutch Air Force F-16 in the Middle East. A Dutch F-16 on the ground in the Middle East. September 2015.. photo: Sgt1 Eva Klijn / Defensie. Six Dutch F-16 fighter jets, supported by a team of 150 people, were deployed this week to ...
Dutch pension funds are increasingly switching from physical government bonds to interest-rate swaps, given that 10-year swaps have been trading above 10-year government bonds for some months. As of early December, 10-year Euro swaps were trading more than 40bps over the yield on Dutch or ...
Did you head out and see a firework show in the Netherlands this New Year's Eve? If you didn't there is no need to worry, the following two videos will give you an idea of what you missed. In Rotterdam, the National Fireworks show was held and here you can see some of the spectacular bursts, which lit up ...
Wednesday's storm has led to widespread disruption on the roads, on the railways and at airports. Some 252 flights to and from Amsterdam's Schiphol airport were cancelled because of the strong winds. All five big Dutch storm surge barriers were closed because of the strong winds and high water. It is the ...
A westerly storm battered the Netherlands on Wednesday morning with wind speeds of up to 110kph in coastal areas. The KNMI weather bureau had issued a nationwide code yellow alert but raised this to orange for Noord-Holland, Friesland, Flevoland and the Wadden islands for late morning. Trees were ...
Crowdfunding, crowd financing, and crowd investing in the Netherlands showed strong growth of 31 percent last year compared to 2016 figures when 170 million euros was raised. A total of 223 million euros was raised through Dutch crowd initiatives last year, which financed over 5,300 separate actions, ...
About 82 thousand more people settled or re-settled in the Netherlands last year than the 139 thousand people who left the country. Roughly ten percent of the 220 thousand people who immigrated to the Netherlands in 2017 had a Dutch passport at the time of registration, according to a data table ...
The image of the Netherlands, filled with bicycles and windmills, would suggest a country powered by sustainable energy. But the Dutch are almost entirely dependent on fossil fuels, including imported coal. It has taken pressure from the European Union and the courts for the government to change that.
Alongside fireworks and champagne, the Netherlands and Belgium rang in the New Year with some new territory after a revised border agreement between the European neighbors went into effect on Monday. The unusual border situation centers on an area between the eastern Belgian municipality of ...
The new U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands is apologizing after a bizarre exchange with a Dutch reporter went viral in both countries. When Pete Hoekstra, a former Congressman from Holland, Mich., was confronted with remarks he made about there being "no-go zones" in the Netherlands, he told ...
Mainz pulled off one of the signings of the winter transfer window in bolting down Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong. The 33-year-old was an English Premier League champion with Manchester City as well as a FIFA FIFA World Cup finalist with the Netherlands, but what else is there to know about the ...


 

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