Frisia wants James Bond
If Frisian party Koers has its way, the next James Bond will be filmed in the northern province of the Netherlands.
Facebook has become a public forum not only for socialization, but also for justice as the girlfriend of 22-year-old Sebastiaan ter Maaten has taken to the social media platform to find the people that beat Sebastiaan up.
A man was injured in a shooting in the Czaar Peterstraat in Amsterdam this morning. The victim was able to get away on a scooter in the direction of the Oosterpark where the police found him. He has been brought to hospital, het Parool reports.
Minister Frans Timmermans is in Ukraine’s capital Kiev with his Australian Foreign Affairs colleague Julie Bishop to discuss the safe progress of the international investigation currently underway. Out of discussions with the Ukrainian government, Minister Timmermans has drawn up a treaty that would allow Dutch personnel in the East of the country to arm themselves in case clashes escalate and their own safety is not secured.
The Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI) expects there to be more rain in the West as well as the South today, and some heavy rain and thunderstorms for the South-East this afternoon. After the flooding on Sunday and Monday, the KNMI does assure that the sun is making a come-back.
After alarms were signaled in Aruba about four Venezuelan warships close to the Aruba coast, Minister Frans Timmermans of Foreign Affairs made the decision to release Hugo Carvajal, a repository of Venezuelan then-president Hugo Chávez, and a suspect of drug crimes.
The Water Museum in Arnhem has to stay closed on Tuesday due to – irony of ironies – flooding. One visitor said that the museum is honoring its name of “experience museum.”
Rotterdam’s mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb spoke with representatives of the Jewish community in his city on Monday, to touch base with them, and to speak about the conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza strip.
The shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine may be a war crime. The High Commissioner for Human Rights of the United Nations, Navi Pillay, said that this could be the ruling once the investigations into the tragedy have come to an end.
Greenpeace International have echoed the calls from Greenpeace Netherlands for Executive Director Kumi Naidoo resign from his post and remain on only as ‘ambassador’ of the headquarters after the direction of the international environmental organization came under criticism.