Week in review: November 16-22

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The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: singer Trijntje Oosterhuis underestimates the power of social media, the arrival of Sinterklaas and his helpers in The Netherlands, Hungarian pimps arrested for human trafficking, diplomats assault a reporter, 'Holland's got Talent' and 'RTL Late Night' in the spotlight for racism, an Euro Atlantic Airways aircraft continues to it destination despite potentially dangerous problems, and Joran van der Sloot demanding a new trial.

Greenpeace: It's still not clear whether all Arctic crew members will be released. The International Maritime Tribunal ruled that Russia is to release the crew and the ship, but Russia's Minister of Foreign Affairs wants to review the ruling before deciding upon action.


Diplomat assaults PowNews reporter: a PowNews reporter gets more than he bargained for when he questions a diplomat about his illegal parking.
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Hungarian pimps sentenced up to nine years: Seven Hungarian pimps heard sentences up to nine years for exploiting prostitutes, who were brought here under false pretenses.

Joran van der Sloot wants new trial: Van der Sloot challenges his deportation from Chile and demands a new trial.

Slur blurs racism and humor line: an RTL Late Night Show where the dark skinned host was insulted by Jack Spijkerman, resurfaced after Gordon's not so funny racial remarks on Holland's got Talent: Holland’s Got Talent Judge Racist Comments Drew Criticism


Fire flight: under investigation (update): an Euro Atlantic Airways aircraft continues to its destination after smoke and fire are seen, coming from one of the engines.

Trijntje Oosterhuis to give generously: Singer Trijntje Oosterhuis gets in over her head when she makes her fans a promise she can't keep.

Sinterklaas festively welcomed in Amsterdam: Sinterklaas and his helpers finally arrived safe and sound on Sunday, November 17. They were welcomed by the mayor and thousands of children, a lot of them dressed up as 'Piet' themselves.




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