• In Memoriam Mar 12, 2021

    Dutch Inventor of Cassette Tapes Dies at Age 94

    The Dutch inventor of the cassette tape, the medium of choice for millions of bedroom mix tapes, has died at the age of 94

  • The Netherlands Nov 2, 2020

    Elevated Train Saved From Plunge by Whale's Tail Sculpture

    An elevated train in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, smashed through barriers at the end of the line but was thankfully saved by a sculpture of a whale’s tail. The piece of art is titled “Saved By a Whale’s Tale.”

  • MAYOR Apr 17, 2019

    Monty Python Celebrate ‘Life of Brian,' Honor Ailing Jones

    Celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the Monty Python comedy classic “Life of Brian” are being somewhat overshadowed by the health news of member Terry Jones. Jones is “very robust” although “on the downhill slope” due to dementia, according to his friend and colleague Michael Palin. Jones was diagnosed in 2015 with a form of dementia that impairs the ability...

  • Asher Klein Mar 18, 2019

    3 Dead in Dutch Tram Shooting; Attacker at Large

    At least three people were killed and nine others injured in a shooting that broke out on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht.

  • Twitter Mar 18, 2019

    Gunman Kills 3 on Dutch Tram; Mayor Fears Terrorism

    A gunman killed three people and wounded five during a mid-morning tram ride Monday in the Dutch city of Utrecht, raising the specter of another extremist attack only days after the murderous rampage in New Zealand. Authorities seized a Turkish-born suspect after a manhunt that convulsed the historic city of nearly 350,000 people for most of the day.

  • Germany Sep 3, 2018

    Suspect in Stabbing of Americans Believes Dutch Insult Islam

    An Afghan asylum-seeker accused of stabbing two Americans in Amsterdam believes that Islam is insulted in the Netherlands, Dutch prosecutors said Monday, giving the first indication of why they think a “terrorist motive” was behind the attack. The 19-year-old suspect is accused of stabbing the 38-year-old tourists Friday in an unprovoked attack after he arrived at Amsterdam’s Central Station on...

  • Germany Sep 1, 2018

    Amsterdam: ‘Terrorist Motive' Alleged in Attack on Americans

    A 19-year-old Afghan citizen had a “terrorist motive” for allegedly stabbing two Americans at the main train station in Amsterdam, city authorities in the Dutch capital said Saturday. Amsterdam police shot and wounded the suspect after the stabbings Friday at Central Station. The local government said hours later it appeared the people injured weren’t targeted for a specific reason, but...

  • Asher Klein May 17, 2017

    No Ordinary Flying Dutchman: Dutch King Has Been Guest Commercial Pilot for 21 Years

    Dutch passengers on KLM flights might have recognized the co-pilot’s voice when he introduced himself on the airline’s Cityhopper services. It was not just their co-pilot telling them weather conditions and estimated time of arrival. It was their king. King Willem-Alexander told national daily De Telegraaf in an interview published Wednesday that he has ended his role as a regular...

  • President Mar 15, 2017

    Twitter Hack Leaves Bieber, Forbes Accounts Calling Dutch ‘Nazi' in Turkish

    A rash of Twitter hacks left hundreds of accounts, from media outlets to Justin Bieber’s Japanese account, branded with the Turkish flag and sending messages out in Turkish, CNBC reported. One tweet that was sent by multiple hacked accounts appears to show a swastika and uses two hashtags that mean “Nazi Germany” and “Nazi Holland” in Turkish. The tweet appears...

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