The Netherlands is one of Europe's most gay-friendly nations
Alongside Belgium and the Scandinavian countries, the Netherlands is the most gay-friendly country in Europe, a European Union investigation has revealed.
Sat May 18, 2013
In the Dutch earthquake zone
As earthquakes become more intense and more frequent in the north of the Netherlands, there is mounting pressure on the government to reduce the amount of gas being extracted there.
Archinect School Blog
Nanne de Ru appointed Director of The Berlage
The Executive Board of The Berlage Center for Advanced studies in Architecture and Urban Design, chaired by Professor Karin Laglas, has appointed architect Nanne de Ru as the Director of The Berlage.
US News & World Report
Bureaucracy Keeps Adopted Children Stuck in International Limbo
According to reliable estimates, there are nearly 10 million children around the world who, if global bureaucrats would merely get out of the way, could be adopted into loving, permanent families.
Fri May 17, 2013
Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Srebrenica Civilians Told 'Not to be Afraid'
A Bosnian Muslim woman whose husband and two sons died in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre testified this week that she heard defendant Ratko Mladic speaking to crowds of refugees who had fled the enclave after it fell to his troops.
European Union homophobia
Discrimination against gay men, lesbians and transsexuals is widespread in the European Union, researchers say.
EU survey reveals many gays live in fear - Fri, 17 May 2013 PST
Receive FREE access by logging in to or creating your Spokesman.com account. THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Across Europe, gay couples are scared of publicly engaging in even the most basic expression of their affection: Holding hands.
Borealis Considering Import of U.S. Ethane in Ineos-Style Move
Borealis AG, the petrochemical and plastics company owned by Abu Dhabi and OMV AG of Austria, may consider bringing in cheap ethane from the U.S. if it's a cost-effective way of supplying petrochemical plants.
EU survey reveals many gays live in fear
Steven Alexander stood before the jury, looked up at a family picture and grimaced and cried as he ticked off the list of problems that have befallen him in the five years since his brother was murdered: ulcers,... Steven Alexander stood before the jury, looked up at a family picture and grimaced and cried as he ticked off the list of problems that ... (more)
Thu May 16, 2013
The fear that stalks asylum seekers from the Russian Federation
EU countries are accused of leaving asylum seekers from the Russian Federation vulnerable to the repressive reach of the Russian state.
The Hague reveals where the money goes
The municipality of The Hague has revealed all of the subsidies which it granted in 2012 by publishing them online.
Wed May 15, 2013
ICC begins preliminary probe into 'Mavi Marmara'
Turkish lawyers make referral on behalf of Comoros Islands; Erdogan takes father of Turkish-American killed on flotilla to DC on US visit.
The Indian Express
Chandigarh players Rupinderpal Singh and Dharamveer Singh will be part of the Indian hockey team's training camp for core probables which will start training at the Netaji Subhas Southern Centre , Bangalore on Thursday to prepare for the FIH World League Round 3 to be held at Rotterdam, Netherlands from June 13 to 23.
Tue May 14, 2013
Voice of America
Kenyan Deputy President Promises to Cooperate with Hague
"The new Kenyan administration ... will cooperate with the court, because President Kenyatta and myself believe in the rule of law,'' he said at the end of the two-hour hearing, at which his lawyers asked permission for him to appear in future via video link to allow him to carry out his official duties.
The Washington Post
It dominated the most-read rankings of news sites and the cable-news conversation for the day.
Northern Ireland man found dead in Amsterdam canal
"He is a father of a young family and in fact he lives very close to my daughter.
My Mother Lode
War crimes prosecutor receives Israel complaint
The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court - the permanent war crimes court in The Hague, Netherlands - says she has received a complaint about Israel's 2010 raid on a humanitarian aid flotilla bound for Gaza, and she will open a preliminary investigation.
International Criminal Court examines Israeli raid on Gaza flotilla
The International Criminal Court 's prosecutor said on Tuesday she would open a preliminary examination into events surrounding the 2010 Israeli raid on a humanitarian aid flotilla bound for the Gaza strip , in which nine Turkish activists were killed.