week in review: October 19-25

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The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: the commotion around Zwarte Piet, Greenpeace still trying to free their crew, Netherlands and Russia trying resolve their recent issues with one another, and of course the American NSA.

Zwarte Piet: Protest for Zwarte Piet and against UN. There will be  a demonstration on the Malieveld Saturday against the United Nations, and for the preservation of Zwarte Piet. The 16-year-old Mandy Rose from The Hague received permission for the demonstration Wednesday afternoon from the city council. Read the full story

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Russia-Netherlands: Burglar Russian property apprehended. Wednesday night police arrested a suspect in the burglary at the home of Russian embassy staff in The Hague. The man broke into the property last week. Read the full story

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Greenpeace: Burglary at Greenpeace Murmansk. A temporary office of Greenpeace in Murmansk, in northern Russia, was burglarized Thursday night. Read the full story

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs continues to demand release

Russia does not recognize authority maritime tribunal

Netherlands to Maritime Tribunal for Greenpeace


Phone tapping: Netherlands in talks with US over phone tapping. News agency ANP reports that Netherlands has been in talks with United States about phone tapping and other security activities by U.S. secret service National Security Agency (NSA). Read the full story

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