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  • (Dutch) Court rules (Shell) oil company must cut carbon emissions (only 9.66 years left)

    05/26/2021 6:04:34 PM PDT · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/26/21 | David Knowles
    A Dutch court ruled on Wednesday that Royal Dutch Shell, one of the world's largest oil companies, must significantly reduce carbon emissions over the next nine years in order to comply with global targets laid out in the Paris Agreement on climate change. The decision by a district court in the Hague is the first ruling that compels a company to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which scientists say are pushing global temperatures higher and causing a wide range of catastrophic consequences. The court ruled that Royal Dutch Shell must cut its carbon emissions 45 percent by 2030 from 2019 levels,...

    01/24/2021 3:19:07 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 13 replies
    Youtube ^ | 01 24 2021 | Various
    ALLE BEELDEN VAN DE DEMONSTRATIE IN EINDHOVEN EN AMSTERDAM ZONDAG 24 JANUARI 2021 - STERREN NIEUWSProtestsMASS CHAOS IN HOLLAND - RIOTS AND PROTESTERS TAKE OVER THE COUNTRY - FIRES, CLASHES WITH POLICE GOOGLE TRANSLATION: The Amsterdam Museumplein and the city center of Eindhoven have been designated as safety risk areas since 11 a.m. This means that the police may carry out preventive searches. In both cities there are indications that people want to demonstrate despite a ban and are prepared to use violence in doing so. Mayor Femke Halsema of Amsterdam has introduced the measure in consultation with the police...
  • Thousands protest in Amsterdam against Dutch coronavirus lockdown

    01/18/2021 1:00:59 PM PST · by dynachrome · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1-17-21 | Staff
    Dutch riot police used water cannon to disperse around two thousand people at an unauthorised protest in Amsterdam on Sunday against a national lockdown to slow the spread of coronavirus. The protesters gathered on a square in front of the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum art galleries, carrying signs reading “Freedom: stop this siege” and chanting “What do we want? Freedom!”. None wore masks, which are not mandatory outdoors, and few respected social distancing rules, prompting the authorities to disperse the crowd due to health concerns, the Amsterdam authorities said in a statement. The city had declined an application for...
  • Dutch government resigns over childcare subsidies scandal

    01/15/2021 6:07:29 AM PST · by dynachrome · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1-15-21 | Stephanie van den Berg
    The government of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was set to collectively resign on Friday over years of mismanagement of childcare subsidies, lawmakers said. Rutte was to inform King Willem-Alexander of the decision and hold a press conference during which he was expected to outline how the government will manage the emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic while in caretaker status. A new cabinet will be formed after parliamentary elections that had already been set for March 17. The decision follows a parliamentary inquiry last month that found bureaucrats at the tax service, with government oversight, had driven thousands of...
  • Dutch doctors now permitted to sedate patients in secret before euthanising them

    12/27/2020 5:09:01 AM PST · by xomething · 29 replies
    Doctors in the Netherlands are now permitted to secretly sedate patients who have dementia before euthanising them. New regulations say that in those cases where a patient has dementia and has previously requested euthanasia, “it is not necessary for the doctor to agree with the patient the time or manner in which euthanasia will be given.” The regulations are the result of a murder trial against a Dutch doctor, Marinor Arends, who gave her dementia patient sleeping pills without the patients knowledge, to stop her resisting, before administering a lethal injection. Before her dementia deteriorated, the patient had told medics...
  • 1947: Rawagede Massacre

    12/09/2020 5:52:21 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 4 replies ^ | December 9, 2017 | Headsman
    On this date in 1947, Dutch troops fighting (vainly) to keep Indonesia under colonial sway perpetrated one of the most notorious massacres of the Indonesian War of Independence. During a Dutch offensive, Royal Netherlands Army forces fell on the West Java town of Rawagede (today, Balongsari) on December 9, 1947 and demanded to know the whereabouts of an Indonesian rebel they were hunting. The villagers didn’t know, but the Dutch were convinced that they did —and so they began marching men and boys as young as 13 years old to nearby fields. Squatting and kneeling row upon row, the men...
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    11/29/2020 5:38:17 PM PST · by tflabo · 1 replies
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  • SEA-ING GHOSTS Spooky 400-year-old ‘ghost ship’ found perfectly preserved in icy waters off coast of Finland

    09/14/2020 1:55:22 PM PDT · by packrat35 · 30 replies
    The Sun ^ | 9/14/2020 | Charlotte Edwards, Digital Technology and Science Reporter
    A SUNKEN ship has been found in almost perfect condition despite spending 400 years underwater. Divers made the mysterious discovery while exploring the Baltic Sea off the coast of Finland. The divers, from the non-profit Badewanne team, have come across shipwrecks before but never one as old and undamaged as the Dutch merchant vessel. The ship has been dated back to the 17th century. It dates back to a time when the Dutch Empire spanned five continents, becoming an economic superpower that was single-handedly responsible for half of Europe’s shipping by 1670. The ship is called a 'fluyt', a type...
  • Dutch Dr. Fauci Thinks Masks Won't Work. Here's Why

    08/07/2020 1:23:33 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 51 replies
    Newsweek ^ | ON 8/5/20 AT 5:28 AM EDT | HANNAH OSBORNE
    The Netherlands government said it will not be implementing a national mandatory face mask rule. It says there is "insufficient scientific evidence" to support their use, according to the Outbreak Management Team at the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). Jaap van Dissel, Director of the RIVM Centre for Infectious Disease Control, who serves on the Outbreak Management Team, says they are aware of studies that appear to show masks slow the spread of COVID-19, but that at this time, they do not think they will help limit new infections in the Netherlands. According to Reuters, van...
  • Dutch police uncover 'torture chamber,' makeshift prison; 6 arrested

    07/08/2020 5:13:27 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 14 replies
    FOXNews ^ | 7/6/2020 | Frank Miles
    Six men were arrested after Dutch police discovered sea containers that had been converted into a makeshift prison and sound-proofed “torture chamber” complete with a dentist’s chair, tools, including pliers and scalpels, and handcuffs, a high-ranking officer announced Tuesday. Authorities said police conducted the raid before the torture chamber could be used and alerted potential victims, who went into hiding. The grisly discovery was made last month by officers investigating leads generated by data from encrypted phones used by criminals. The communications network was cracked recently by French police. Detectives in Britain and the Netherlands have already arrested hundreds of...
  • Dutch reopen primary schools and daycare but ban events until September

    04/21/2020 2:52:09 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 11 replies
    Dutch ^ | April 21 2020
    The Netherlands will start reopening primary schools and daycare centres from May 11 but organised events remain banned until September 1, prime minister Mark Rutte told a news conference on Tuesday evening. ‘This is the maximum we can do at the moment,’ Rutte told reporters. In particular, relaxing the social distancing rules too quickly will lead to a second wave of infections which needs to be averted. ‘These are difficult considerations but it’s a question of better safe than sorry,’ Rutte said. ‘We have to be very cautious.’ The decision to reopen schools is based on a wide range of...
  • Coronavirus: Why Dutch lockdown may be a high-risk strategy

    04/05/2020 8:03:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    BBC News ^ | April 5, 2020 | By Anna Holligan
    The Netherlands has tried to adopt an "intelligent lockdown", but the infection is spreading rapidly and it has one of the world's highest mortality rates from the pandemic. The Dutch have also been accused of failing to show solidarity with countries in southern Europe hit hardest by coronavirus. So what are the Dutch trying to achieve and how has stricken Italy reacted? The Dutch are among the few openly embracing the contentious idea of group or herd immunity. It's an approach characterised by one Dutch global health expert as cold and calculated. Having shunned the stricter measures of neighbouring states...
  • Dutch police: 'Several wounded' in apparent stabbing in The Hague

    11/29/2019 12:43:05 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11 29 2019 | Marty Johnson
    Dutch police say three people were stabbed near a shopping center in The Hague on Friday night. According to BBC, authorities are still searching for the Dutch police say three people were stabbed near a shopping center in The Hague on Friday night. According to BBC, authorities are still searching for the middle-aged male suspect. The condition of the suspect and the stabbing victims are unclear. Dutch police said in a tweet that "emergency services" were on the scene. The police official said that the suspect had a device strapped to his body, describing it as a "hoax explosive device."...
  • Dutch police discover family locked away for years on farm 'waiting for the end of time'

    10/15/2019 10:18:50 PM PDT · by bitt · 10 replies
    straitstimes ^ | 10/15/2019 | reuters
    AMSTERDAM (REUTERS) - Five siblings and a man believed to be their father were receiving medical treatment after Dutch police acting on a tip discovered them locked away in a secret room at an isolated farm, officials in the Netherlands said on Tuesday (Oct 15). The five, estimated at 18 to 25 years of age, and a man they identified as their ailing father were found near Ruinerwold, a village in the northern province of Drenthe. “We found six people living in a small space in the house which could be locked, not a cellar. It is unclear if they...
  • Family of 7 discovered living in Dutch farm cellar for years waiting for world to end

    10/15/2019 1:07:46 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 34 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 15, 2019 | Travis Fedschun
    Authorities in the Netherlands have launched a major investigation after an apparent family of 7 was discovered living in the basement of an isolated farm, allegedly "waiting for the end of time." Police in Drenthe said on Twitter that someone reported they were worried about the living conditions of people who were living in "an enclosed space" on a farm located just outside the town of Ruinerwold. When police went to the home on the farm on Monday, they discovered six adults aged 18-25 inside and a 58-year-old man who "did not want to cooperate with the investigation" and was subsequently arrested. It's unclear what relationship exactly the 58-year-old held with...
  • Dutch gangster case: Shock at murder of lawyer Derk Wiersum ( Moroccan-gangsters )

    09/23/2019 6:44:10 AM PDT · by cutty · 23 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 September 2019
    A Dutch lawyer in a major gangland case has been shot dead outside his Amsterdam home - a crime described by police as exceptionally brutal. Derk Wiersum, 44, was the lawyer for a state witness in a case against members of a violent drug gang, who are accused of five murders between 2015 and 2017. A hoodie-wearing suspect fled on foot. Police chief Erik Akerboom said "with this brutal murder, a new limit has been crossed: now even people simply doing their work no longer seem safe". Jan Struijs of the NPB police union said "organised crime has got totally...
  • Lawsuit over access to online abortion pills is 'ludicrous,' pro-life activists say

    09/12/2019 1:18:40 PM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | SEPT. 11, 2019 | Staff
    Washington D.C., Sep 10, 2019 / 06:06 pm (CNA).- Pro-life groups are decrying an effort by a European doctor to sue the United States Food and Drug Administration in order to continue selling medical abortion pills online. Dr. Rebecca Gomperts is a licensed physician in Austria and the founder of Aid Access, a European company that prescribes and mails misoprostol and mifepristone, the drugs required for a medical abortion, to women in the United States. In March, the FDA issued a cease-and-desist to Aid Access, ordering the group to stop prescribing and mailing the drugs to patients in the United...
  • Dutch abortionist sues FDA for seizing her illegally distributed abortion pills

    09/12/2019 1:32:16 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    LIVE ACTION NEWS ^ | SEPT. 12, 2019 | Laura Nicole |
    An Amsterdam-based abortionist who prescribes abortion pills to clients over the internet is suing the FDA for seizing abortion pills she illegally prescribed to U.S. patients after she violated an FDA cease and desist letter. Dr. Rebecca Gomperts, an abortionist who once plied her trade by boat but later moved her business model to the internet and even drones, together with her lawyer Richard Hearn, filed the federal lawsuit in Idaho Monday. Gomperts claims that by cracking down on the illegal distribution of abortion pills, the government is denying women a “constitutionally protected right to terminate their unwanted pregnancies.” Gomperts...
  • Dutch tulip growers to millennials taking selfies: Stop trampling flowers!

    04/24/2019 4:02:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | April 24, 2019 | Rob Picheta
    Tulip growers in the Netherlands are pleading millennials to stop taking selfies among the flowers, after tourists caused thousands of euros' worth of damage by trampling over the plants in search of the perfect picture. Colorful tulip fields throughout the Netherlands are popular destinations for visitors, but the rise of the selfie in recent years has resulted in damage as people enter and walk across the fields.
  • Thierry Baudet: The new face of the euroskeptic Dutch right

    03/27/2019 6:05:26 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | March 21, 2019 | Chase Winter
    Thierry Baudet has emerged as the leading anti-immigration and euroskeptic voice in the Netherlands. His party's first place finish in local elections has shaken Dutch politics. An upstart right-wing populist party has surged to the forefront in Dutch provincial elections, dealing a blow to Prime Minister Mark Rutte's four-party coalition. Thierry Baudet's Forum for Democracy (FvD) emerged as the top winner in local elections on Wednesday, taking 14 percent of the national vote. The elections determine the makeup of the Senate. In the fragmented Dutch political system, where more than a dozen parties won seats, that relatively small proportion of...