Tag: netherlands

Rep. Steve King: Some Cultures Don’t Fit in America

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) on Monday morning refused to say that Muslim Americans are equal to German Americans in their usefulness to society—effectively quadrupling-down on his previous comments that white people have made greater contributions to Western civilization than other “sub-groups.” King appeared on CNN specifically to discuss his Sunday afternoon tweet about a far-right…

Germany-Netherlands Match Called Off Due To Threat [VIDEO]

A stadium set to host a friendly soccer match between Germany and The Netherlands was evacuated, and the game called off, Tuesday, for what was described by media as a “concrete” threat. The police chief of Hannover, Germany, said it was a serious threat the the city and explosives were involved. Top officials, including German…

MH17: Planes Arrive In Netherlands With Victims’ Remains [VIDEO]

Two planes carrying bodies from crashed flight MH17 have landed in the Netherlands where a day of mourning for the 298 victims has been declared. Experts there will begin to identify the dead, most of whom were Dutch. Pro-Russian rebels have been widely accused of shooting down the Malaysia Airlines plane on 17 July. UK…

KLM deletes controversial World Cup tweet

Dutch airline KLM deleted a controversial celebratory World Cup tweet on Sunday. The airline’s account tweeted ‘Adios Amigos’ after Netherlands defeated Mexico 2-1 in a World Cup match. Many responded to the tweet chastising KLM for alienating potential customers. [digiday]

New Vincent Van Gogh Painting Discovered

Amsterdam’s Van Gogh museum has unveiled a newly-discovered painting by the Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh, the first major canvas of the artist’s work that has been found since 1928. The work, titled ‘Sunset at Montmajour,’ was painted in Arles in 1888 during a period that is considered to be the height of Van Gogh’s…

Queen Beatrix Of The Netherlands Abdicates

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated on Tuesday, handing over to her eldest son, Willem-Alexander, who became the first King of the Netherlands in over 120 years. An estimated 25,000 well-wishers cheered outside the Royal Palace in Amsterdam as the abdication and automatic succession were broadcast live. Photo: Dutch Princess Beatrix, left, gives to her…