| Dec 4, 2013
| 12:50 PM
Heinrich Boere, who murdered Dutch civilians as part of a Nazi Waffen SS hit squad during World War II but avoided justice for six decades, died of natural causes Sunday in a prison hospital in Froendenberg, Germany, while serving a life sentence,...
| Nov 29, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Standard & Poor's downgraded the Netherlands' credit rating on Friday, slicing the list of Eurozone countries holding the top AAA rating to just three.
The Netherlands' ratings downgrade -- to AA+ from AAA -- can be blamed in large part on a...
| Nov 28, 2013
The outrage sparked by the clumsy handling of a Nazi-looted art trove in Munich, which was revealed this month, shows the urgent need for transparency in the art world, from museums to auction houses to private collections.
For years this rarefied world...
| Nov 21, 2013
Now that the German elections are over, Germany and France will launch a great initiative to save the European project. Marking the centennial of 1914 and World War I, this will contrast favorably with the weak and confused leadership under which Europe...
| Nov 9, 2013
Humans speak many languages, but we may be united in our confusion. A new study examined languages from around the world and discovered what they say could be a universal word: "Huh?"
Researchers traveled to cities and remote villages on five...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Netflix said it will become the exclusive subscription on-demand service providing Disney live-action and animated films in the Netherlands.
Beginning next year, Netflix subscribers will have access to first-run films from Disney, Pixar and Marvel...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Make space on the garage wall for a new poster-vehicle of performance SUVs: the Hennessey VelociRaptor. With a base price of $159,500 and production limited to just 30 per year, a picture is about as close as most of us will ever get to this stunning...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 12:13 PM
What if the solution to smog was right where the rubber meets the road?
Scientists in the Netherlands have found that installing special air-purifying pavement on city streets can cut air pollution nearly in half.
Researchers at Eindhoven University...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 5:37 PM
Suspected Nazi war criminal
Laszlo Csatary, 98, a Hungarian war crimes suspect who allegedly brutalized and deported thousands of Jewish prisoners to the infamous Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz during World War II, died of...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 10:17 AM
At many Southern California certified farmers markets, the vendors may comply with agricultural regulations but still offer only mediocre produce and may never have actually set foot on a farm. Paradoxically, the Antelope Valley Winery farmers market in...
| Oct 6, 2013
APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS — Dozens of black-and-yellow squirrel monkeys scampered around us, some running above on high ropes, others swooping in close to us as we walked.
This was one of the many delights of the Apenheul, a primate park in rural...