A group of 36 young people departed from Amsterdam by sailboat on Tuesday afternoon, heading towards the UN Climate Summit in Chile. With their six to eight week-long journey to the South American country, the team wants to draw attention to a climate-neutral future for travel.
VDL in Eindhoven is going to help the European Southern Observatory build the largest telescope in the world. Tens of millions of euros are involved in this project, Omroep Brabant reports.
A high court in Chile reviewed the Netherlands' extradition request to have prisoner Ricard R.V. transferred to Dutch custody to face accusations of running a 40-million dollar cocaine empire. As part of a major money laundering investigation, in 2016 the police raided buildings on Beethovenstraat and Groenendaalstraat in Amsterdam, and in Badoehevedorp and Amstelveen.
RV denied any connection to drug trafficking.
A 42-year-old man was arrested in Chile last week at the request of the Dutch authorities. He is wanted in connection with the discovery of almost 1.5 million euros in a property in Amsterdam last year, the Public Prosecutor confirmed to NU.nl after reports in the Telegraaf on Wednesday.
The suspect is Eduardo R.V., also known under the alias Rico the Chilean. Exactly what role he played in this money laundering case, is still under investigation. He is suspected of participating in a criminal organization, money laundering and drug trafficking.
A number of Chileans in the Netherlands as well as the PvdA in Amsterdam are upset by plans to host a banquet on the Chilean navy ship Esmeralda during Sail Amsterdam. In the 70's the Esmeralda was used as a torture chamber for those who opposed Pinochet.
Dutch salvaging team Mammoet Salvage has prevented large-scale environmental damage in the Galapagos Islands, together with a Chilean partner. The team came to the rescue after a freight ship from Ecuador ran aground close to the harbor of San Christobal in May.
In The Netherlands, almost 7.5 million people watched the match between Oranje and Costa Rica at home, according to data from the viewership research organization Foundation Kijkonderzoek. A similar number of tweets were sent out about the match on Sunday.
Over 8.1 million people across the Netherlands watched the Dutch national football team beat Chile 2-0 in the final Group B match in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. The television audience increased by more than 200,000 people compared to their last game, a thrilling victory over Australia.
An apparently clairvoyant meerkat from the Dierenpark zoo in Amersfoort has predicted correctly the outcomes of all of the matches The Netherlands have played thus far in the World Cup.
With two goals late in the second half, the Netherlands dispatched World Cup Group B rivals Chile to win their group Monday evening. Oranje won all three games in the group stage, handily beating Spain 5-1 and beating Australia in a challenging 3-2 duel.
The biggest telescope in the world will soon bring the mysteries of the universe a few steps closer, as project developers begin readying the top of a 3,000 meter-high mountain in Chile to form the base of the telescope, which will be large enough to capture life on other planets.
The Dutch men’s football team beat Australia 3-2 with a goal 25-heard shot by Memphis Depay that bounced and spun off the Aussie keeper Maty Ryan’s hands in the 67th minute. The emotional match gives Oranje an excellent chance of moving through into the knockout stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, while Australia’s odds of moving on have dwindled.
Former Dutch footballer Johan Cruijff was just as impressed as the rest of The Netherlands at the Dutch team's performance against Spain on Friday. He emphasizes that everyone should "keep both feet on the ground."
The Netherlands beat Spain 5-1 in the first Group B match during the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil. It was a stunning upset in a rematch of the 2010 World Cup final that saw Spain take a 1-0 victory to be crowned football's champions.
The Dutch national team has become stuck in 15th place on the newest FIFA ranking list. The Chilean team, who were Oranje's competitors in the group matches at the World Cup, rose one place, coming out at 13th.
The Netherlands open the 2014 FIFA World Cup in a rematch against Spain, the defending world champions. Oranje will see stiff competition in the group stage of the World Cup in Brazil
The Dutchman Joran van der Sloot, imprisoned in Peru, is challenging his deportation from Chile. The issue will be addressed by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on November 18, reported his Peruvian lawyer in the United States, Aldo Cotrina, Friday in an interview with the Peruvian TV channel ATV +.