The Netherlands

August 29th, 2007 by alephnaught

Netherlands Sets Plan on Extremism (NY Times)

Interesting article from the NY Times. This article reminded me of the day after Theo van Gogh was killed.  I was in Amsterdam working at the time, and I remember the night he died, there was loud noise coming from Dam Square – pots banging and people shouting and protesting.  I learned the next day […]

May 5th, 2007 by alephnaught

An interesting article on bicycles

An article from the Wall Street Journal on how The Netherlands and Denmark (and others) are using bicycles to reduce polution. Translate

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July 1st, 2006 by alephnaught

The flight home

We got up this morning on the 30th, ate, cleaned up and checked out of our room. As we had a couple of hours we walked back to Casa Mila and went to their store – we needed a few more tchatchkes for our friends and families. We got a cab and didn’t have any […]

May 28th, 2006 by alephnaught

Somali in The Hague Faces a More Personal Attack

Somali in The Hague Faces a More Personal AttackBy Marlise SimonsMay 24, 2006Quoted from The New York Times Translate

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May 23rd, 2006 by alephnaught

Going Dutch Has New Meaning In Corporate Takeover Battles

A short article from the Wall Street Journal on May 22, 2006 by Adam Cohen. Translate

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January 29th, 2006 by alephnaught

Vandals wanted to test Amsterdam subway trains

In case you didn’t know, vandalism is common in Amsterdam…. Translate

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December 26th, 2005 by alephnaught

Dutch debate rights in struggle against terror

An article from the NY Times, reprinted in the Herald-Tribune, about the difficulties facing the Dutch in fighting terrorism. Translate

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July 20th, 2005 by alephnaught

Amsterdam Police Arrest Swimming Burglar

Just to show that all’s not horrible, this is a funny story for a change that made the international wire. Translate

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July 14th, 2005 by alephnaught

‘Bomb’ Found in Dutch Boy’s Room

Article from the BBC Translate

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July 12th, 2005 by alephnaught

Suspect in Killing of Dutch Filmmaker Confesses to Murder

Suspect in Killing of Dutch Filmmaker Confesses to Murder – New York Times Translate

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