The delicate balance of Vietnamese food enters the spotlight in this week's collaboration with Guys Love Cooking, their tasty dish consisting of a rice noodle salad with tofu and egg.
The report on the MH17 investigation that the Dutch Safety Board will be presenting on Tuesday will focus solely on the facts of the disaster in detail, and not on the perpetrators. Finding the perpetrators is the task of the international criminal investigation, which is expected to be completed at the end of this year.
Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders signed an agreement on Monday to establish the International Commission for Missing Persons (ICMP) in The Hague. The organization was first proposed in 1996 by U.S. President Bill Clinton at the G7 summit that year, and it was first tasked with trying to account for 40,000 missing people after war the early 1990s war in the former Yugoslavia.
A small contingency of Dutch soldiers were dispatched to Kunduz, Afghanistan, to advise that nation's army as it attempts a counter-offensive against the Taliban in the northern city. Speaking at the lower house of Parliament on Wednesday, Minister of Defense Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert emphasized that the Netherlands is not engaged in any fighting, but serving strictly as strategic counsel.
Sources speaking anonymously to newspaper De Telegraaf blame Dutch Minister of Culture, Jet Bussemaker, for not securing a deal that would bring two large Rembrandt portraits to the Netherlands in a 160 million euro deal with the Rothschild family in France. They accuse the minister of speaking bilaterally with her French counterpart about a joint purchase of the paintings in secret and on her own accord.
The Netherlands has risen three places to once again sit in fifth place on a list of 140 countries that were part of the annual measure of global competitiveness, according to figures released by The Global Competitiveness Report 2015-2016, conducted by the World Economic Forum.
The latest Global Wealth report from insurer Allianz revealed on Tuesday that the Netherlands placed sixth among the top 20 richest countries in the world according to their assessment of household equity versus debt conducted in more than fifty countries.
Dutch King Willem-Alexander addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New Yorkby highlighting seventy years of the Netherlands work with the UN on achievements that have helped shape and improve today's world. In a speech where he strongly advocated for the Netherlands to get a seat on the UN Security Council, he also called upon all the nations of the world to show solidarity in the face of the current refugee crisis, noting that the Netherlands has again increased its contribution to humanitarian assistance making it one of the world’s largest donors.
The Netherlands has signed on to provide training to the civilian and military leaders of UN missions in Africa. Both Africans and Europeans will be selected for the program, meant to better protect African civilians in conflict zones.
The Anglo-Dutch oil company, Shell, announced it will be closing down its operations in Alaska’s Chukchi Sea due to the high costs and strict regulations that govern the exploration for oil. Director of Shell Upstream Americas, Marvin Odum reported that the company is disappointed at the exploration results that came from the Burger J exploration well in the region, and will now cease further exploration activity off Alaska's coastline for the foreseeable future.
The CEO of American electric car manufacturer, Tesla, officially opens a second Tesla factory in the Netherlands on Friday evening, alongside the Minister of Economic Affairs, Henk Kamp. The nearly 50,000-square meter factory hires 180 workers, and stands alongside an assembly line and test track for the electric cars.
The Netherlands’ economic contribution for development cooperation has been labelled an embarrassment by Oxfam Novib according to a calculation done by the organization. The calculation has revealed that the Netherlands is no longer meeting the UN’s spending target, 0.7 percent of the country’s GDP, for poverty reduction, the Volkskrant reported on Thursday.
A collaboration between University Medical Center and Harvard University in the States has resulted in a very promising new treatment for multiple myeloma, the most critical form of bone marrow cancer. After treatment with this new drug, called daratumumab, the cancer cells in the bone marrow of 40 percent of the patients in the test group largely disappeared, UMC Utrecht announced on Thursday.
French authorities were working feverishly Saturday morning to determine why a 26-year-old Moroccan man allegedly opened fire with a Kalashnikov rifle on a train headed from Amsterdam to Paris. Officials called three Americans and a British man heroes for their stopping the attack shortly after it started Friday evening.
Supermarket group Ahold saw an increase in both turnover and profits in what CEO Dick Boer calls "a strong second quarter".
The Dutch government has promised the international community that Zwarte Piet will be changed int a figure that is acceptable to everyone. He will not be banned however.
Greenpeace has launched a boycotting action against Shell in response to the oil company receiving the final go-ahead from the American government for drilling in Alaska
A 71 year old Dutchman may have been unjustly imprisoned in the United States for the past 31 years. The Ministry of Security and Justice does not want to help with arranging early release or transfer for he man.
International experts are meeting in the Netherlands on Monday and Tuesday to discuss the draft of the Dutch Safety Board's final report on the disaster with flight MH17 over Eastern Ukraine on July 17th last year.
Minister Bert Koenders will be discussing the establishment of an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the downing of flight MH17 at the United Nations in New York on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Monday night. He will consult with New-Zealand, the chairman of the UN Security Council, who will decide whether the establishment of the tribunal will be put to a vote on Wednesday
A neighborhood in the American city Miami has plans to follow the Dutch lead in creating a "woonwerf" or slow road - a pedestrian-friendly, low speed street that can be closed down to traffic - in three locations in the neighborhood, the Miami News Times reported on Tuesday.
Dutch company Startup Bootcamp is opening two new branches in the United States - one in New York and one in San Francisco. The company is also opening new offices in Mexico and South Africa.
Former Dutchbat soldiers are stunned by the new information about the fall of Srebrenica that was revealed in a documentary about the enclave that was aired on Monday. They are demanding answers.
In the summer of 1995 Britain, France and the United States secretly decided to no longer carry out air strikes on Serb targets. If this had not happened, the fall of Srebrenica and the subsequent massacre may have been prevented.