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April 10, 2010
World Cup 2010: NETHERLANDS FIFA ranking: 3 Overall World Cup record: 16-10-10 Coach: Bert van Marwijk Best performance: Runner-up, 1974, 1978 Overview: Any team containing the likes of Wesley Sneijder, Arjen Robben, Mark van Bommel, Rafael van der Vaart, Robin van Persie and Dirk Kuyt, to mention only six players, is bound to be a contender and the Dutch, ranked third in the world, are definitely that. Their problem, historically, has been the strange ability to self-destruct, with the cause generally being internal feuding.
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January 29, 2014 | By Anne Harnagel
Insight Vacations is offering a moderately paced “Country Roads of Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands” excursion that manages to pack in a number of stops as well as lots of free time to explore on your own. Highlights of the 12-day motor coach tour include two nights in sophisticated Brussels and visits to the Chinese and Japanese pavilions; a journey to the site of the Battle of Waterloo; the city of Bruges, known for its lace and the...
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TRAVEL
July 22, 2011
About 30 to 45 minutes outside Amsterdam, in The Hague, is an often overlooked tourist site. Madurodam is a model city, built to scale, about the size of a city block. It has various moving attractions, a running railroad and a raised bridge, as well as an active airport, also built to scale. It is well worth a stop and something children will definitely enjoy. Madurodam, 1 George Maduroplein, The Hague; http://www.madurodam.nl/en Ellen Blom Via email
BUSINESS
November 29, 2013 | By Shan Li
Standard & Poor's downgraded the Netherlands' credit rating on Friday, slicing the list of Eurozone countries holding the top AAA rating to just three. The Netherlands' ratings downgrade -- to AA+ from AAA -- can be blamed in large part on a lackluster economy driven by falling consumer confidence, government spending cuts and falling home prices. Among the 17 countries in the Eurozone, only Germany, Finland and Luxembourg have kept their AAA ratings. PHOTOS: 10 facts about Turkey Day One bright spot is Spain, which saw its debt outlook raised to stable from negative by Standard & Poor's in yet another indication that the country may finally be recovering from its years of economic malaise.
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December 4, 1992 | Associated Press
Americans should make sure they've been vaccinated for polio before traveling to the Netherlands, where at least 52 people have been stricken with the disease, U.S. health officials cautioned on Thursday. "We do consider it serious," said Carrie Hartshorn, spokeswoman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's immunization division. The 52 cases include one death and 40 people who were paralyzed, according to new data from Dutch officials.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1997
Katherine Dowling (Commentary, Oct. 28) refers to the euthanasia practice in the Netherlands. I recently moved from that country, and though I certainly would not comment on all the prejudices that exist in this country about "liberal" policies in Holland, this article calls for a reaction. Doctors in the Netherlands do not think that it is OK to suggest euthanasia to patients, unless there is a really serious situation. They call this "suffering without any prospect." And they certainly do not suggest that "you should consider killing yourself" just like that.
SPORTS
June 22, 2008 | Grahame L. Jones, Times Staff Writer
It took a Dutchman to beat the Dutch. Guus Hiddink, the son of a farmer from Varsseveld in the rural eastern Netherlands, used every bit of his tactical genius Saturday to steer Russia to a 3-1 overtime victory over the Dutch and a place in the last four of soccer's European Championship. The Russians, inspired as much by 27-year-old playmaker Andrei Arshavin as by the 61-year-old Hiddink, will play the winner of today's Spain-Italy match in the semifinals in Vienna on Thursday.
NEWS
January 10, 2012 | By Brady MacDonald, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Efteling plans to unveil a $24-million nighttime spectacular this year that features water fountains, flame-throwers, synchronized spotlights and symphonic music set to fairy tale stories drawn from the Dutch theme park's signature attractions. Aquanura, which will be the third largest water show in the world, is scheduled to open on May 31 as part of the Netherlands theme park's 60th anniversary celebration. PHOTOS: Aquanura water show at the Netherlands' Efteling theme park The water show will be built by Los Angeles-based Water Entertainment Technologies (WET)
SPORTS
May 22, 2010
GROUP E NETHERLANDS Coach Bert van Marwijk's Dutch side is ranked fourth in the world and in Arjen Robben and Wesley Sneijder he has two players who could start for any team in the tournament. Still, the Netherlands has a tendency to self-destruct. The decisive game could be against Brazil in the quarterfinals. DENMARK The Danes' game against Cameroon probably will determine who advances out of this group along with the Netherlands. Jon Dahl Tomasson, with 51 international goals, is the catalyst for Coach Morten Olsen's talented but inconsistent team.
WORLD
November 7, 2010 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
He calls Islam a "totalitarian ideology. " He compares the Koran to "Mein Kampf" and wants it banned. He says that millions of Muslims who have settled in Europe ought to be deported, taking their "retarded" culture with them. Such statements have made Geert Wilders the most controversial politician here in the Netherlands and a provocative figure abroad. But do they also make him a criminal? For months, Wilders, 47, has been at the center of a messy legal fight that has forced the parliament member to defend himself in an Amsterdam courtroom against charges of inciting hatred and insulting an entire class of people.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2013 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
Netflix said it will become the exclusive subscription on-demand service providing Disney live-action and animated films in the Netherlands. Beginning next year, Netflix subscribers will have access to first-run films from Disney, Pixar and Marvel studios -- such as "The Avengers," "Monsters University" and "The Lone Ranger" -- to watch on their Internet-connected devices. The service already streams several Disney and Pixar movies, including "Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl" and "Ratatouille," classics like "Mary Poppins" and "Lady and the Tramp," as well as complete seasons of the ABC Studios' television show "Lost.
TRAVEL
October 6, 2013
THE BEST WAY TO APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS From LAX, nonstop service to Amsterdam is offered on KLM, and connecting service (change of plane) is offered on Delta, United, Air France, British and Lufthansa. Restricted round-trip airfares range from $1,124 to $1,487, including taxes and fees. ArkeFly also flies nonstop from LAX, but service is seasonal (ends Oct. 20). Apeldoorn is about one hour and 10 minutes by train from Amsterdam. TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (the international dialing code)
TRAVEL
October 6, 2013 | By Cara Mia DiMassa
APELDOORN, NETHERLANDS - Dozens of black-and-yellow squirrel monkeys scampered around us, some running above on high ropes, others swooping in close to us as we walked. This was one of the many delights of the Apenheul, a primate park in rural Netherlands where monkeys, apes and lemurs are allowed to run free. The squirrel monkeys hopped easily onto the arms and shoulders of park visitors, who snapped pictures of the spectacle with cameras and phones. Our daughters, ages 4 and 8, squealed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 2013
Laszlo Csatary Suspected Nazi war criminal Laszlo Csatary, 98, a Hungarian war crimes suspect who allegedly brutalized and deported thousands of Jewish prisoners to the infamous Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz during World War II, died of pneumonia at a Budapest hospital on Saturday, his lawyer said Monday. Csatary was charged with war crimes by Hungarian prosecutors in June. He denied allegations that he was involved in torture and deportation while serving as a police commander in the town of Kosice in 1944.
WORLD
June 8, 2013 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
WEESP, Netherlands - The Dutch dream isn't that different from the American one. Nor is the nightmare that many people have woken up to. Hundreds of thousands of residents rushed to buy homes in the Netherlands as property values rocketed in the 1990s and 2000s. Encouraged by American-style tax breaks and by banks eager to shower money on them, borrowers took out huge mortgages, sometimes larger than the value of their homes. The global financial meltdown killed the flow of cheap credit.
WORLD
April 27, 2013 | By Henry Chu, Los Angeles Times
AMSTERDAM - Even by the unconventional standards of the Dutch, their new king is going to be a bit of a novelty. He has a license to fly commercial airliners. He's married to a South American, a lively Argentine who's more popular than he is. He says he won't mind it if people fail to address him as "Your Majesty" because he's no "protocol fetishist" - an amusing description here in a city that caters to nearly every fetish imaginable. But his biggest break with Dutch history of the last 120 years is the simple fact that he's a he. Queens have reigned over the Netherlands since 1890, a matriarchy that will come to an end Tuesday when Crown Prince Willem-Alexander is sworn in as monarch.
SPORTS
March 14, 2013 | By Dylan Hernandez
PHOENIX - Reliever Kenley Jansen said he has received permission from the Dodgers to leave spring training and join the Netherlands at the World Baseball Classic. Jansen is from the Caribbean island nation of Curacao, a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.  Jansen will work out with the Dodgers through Sunday and fly to San Francisco that night. Jansen is expected to pitch in the Netherlands' semifinal game on Monday night against a yet-to-be-determined opponent.
NATIONAL
January 9, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Sen. Mary L. Landrieu (D-La.) is to lead a delegation to the Netherlands to study flood-control systems protecting a nation much farther below sea level than New Orleans. The Netherlands' ambassador to the U.S. invited Landrieu after Hurricane Katrina broke floodgates and levees, flooding most of New Orleans and all of neighboring St. Bernard and Plaquemines parishes. The storm's death toll is 1,326 in five states, including 1,077 in Louisiana.
SPORTS
March 18, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
The Dodgers granted reliever Kenley Jansen permission to pitch for the Netherlands in the World Baseball Classic, but only after he pitched in a Cactus League game Friday. So Jansen pitched in Arizona on Friday afternoon, flew to San Francisco on Friday night and planned to sleep in Saturday. Then he got the call from his fiance, Candace. "I woke up," Jansen said, "and she was in labor. " Jansen hustled to catch a flight to Los Angeles. He made it in time for the birth of his daughter, Natalia, then flew back to San Francisco.
SPORTS
March 18, 2013 | By Bill Shaikin
SAN FRANCISCO - On the home front, the reviews for the World Baseball Classic have not been kind. The United States team was knocked out by Puerto Rico. The brightest American stars wanted no part of the tournament and, as a result, neither did the casual fan. None of this really bothers Bud Selig. If it bothers you, the commissioner said, you are missing the point. "Focusing on the United States team, frankly, is almost irrelevant," Selig said Monday. A tournament that started with 28 countries is down to two. The Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico - neighbors in the Caribbean - will play for the WBC championship Tuesday.
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