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Trump Twitter ‘hack’: Dutch police question researcher

Trump Twitter ‘hack’: Dutch police question researcher

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Dutch military police shoot knife-wielding man at airport

Dutch military police shoot knife-wielding man at airport

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Dutch military police who shot a man armed with a large knife Monday night at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport and arrested another man say they do not believe a terrorist motive was behind the incidentByThe Associated PressOctober 6, 2020, 9:45 AM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleTHE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Dutch military police who shot a man armed with a large knife at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport and arrested another man said Tuesday that they do not believe a terrorist motive was behind the incident.The Marechaussee police said in a tweet late Monday night that the man was shot in the leg after ignoring repeated calls to put down the knife in Schiphol's departures hall.The force said in another tweet Tuesday that the man brandishing the knife was a 27-year-old T

Black activists take Congolese statue from Dutch museum

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A group of activists took a Congolese funeral statue from a Dutch museum, saying they were recovering art looted during the colonial eraByThe Associated PressSeptember 11, 2020, 10:08 AM• 2 min readTHE HAGUE, Netherlands -- In an action streamed live on Facebook, a group of activists took a Congolese funeral statue from a Dutch museum, saying they were recovering art looted during the colonial era. The activists were quickly arrested and the statue returned undamaged, the museum said Friday.The Afrika Museum said in a statement that the statue was removed Thursday from the museum located in Berg en Dal, near the eastern Dutch city of Nijmegen.One of the Black rights activists, Mwazulu Diyabanza, said in a post on Facebook that the removal of the statue was “part of the recovery of our artw

Climate activists final victory in Dutch court ruling

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Climate activists have won a final victory in their long-running battle through Dutch courts to force the government to cut greenhouse gas emissionsByThe Associated PressDecember 20, 2019, 10:08 AM1 min readTHE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Climate activists won a final victory Friday in their long-running battle through Dutch courts to force the government to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The country’s highest court upheld two earlier rulings ordering the government to cut emissions by at least 25% by the end of 2020 from benchmark 1990 levels. Activists in the packed courtroom clapped and cheered as Presiding Judge Kees Streefkerk said the court had rejected the government's appeal.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: Technology
Dutch version of St. Nicholas has controversial sidekick

Dutch version of St. Nicholas has controversial sidekick

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The Dutch version of St. Nicholas is due to arrive in the Netherlands in an annual children’s party that has become the backdrop for increasingly acrimonious confrontations between supporters and opponents of his sidekick, Black PeteByThe Associated PressNovember 16, 2019, 10:09 AM1 min read The Dutch version of St. Nicholas is due to arrive in the Netherlands in an annual children’s party that has become the backdrop for increasingly acrimonious confrontations between supporters and opponents of his sidekick, Black Pete. White people often don blackface makeup to play the character. Opponents say such depictions promote racist stereotypes, while supporters defend the helper of Sinterklaas, the white-bearded, red-robed Dutch version of St. Nicholas, as a traditional children's character. O