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Danziger warns French not to reject Dutch example

Danziger: That French Paradox

A nation that has given the world some of its greatest art, literature, philosophy, culture, cuisine, and couture now seems poised to endorse fascist politics — but only, warns Danziger, if the French are too foolish to follow the saner example set by the Dutch.

March 20, 2017
Belgian troops on patrol in cenral Brusselsl following Tuesday's bomb attacks in Brussels, Belgium, March 23, 2016. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler

Europe’s Far Right Is Propagandizing The Brussels Bombing

“The dream of a colorful Europe is dead, bombed away yet again… Finally accept it. It is time for change!”

March 23, 2016

First MH17 Bodies Arrive In Bereft Netherlands

Eindhoven (Netherlands) (AFP) – The first bodies from flight MH17 arrived in the Netherlands on Wednesday almost a week after it was shot down over Ukraine, as the conflict flared yet again near the Malaysian airliner’s crash site. Uniformed Dutch military personnel solemnly hoisted 40 wooden coffins from two planes and placed them in individual […]

July 23, 2014

Dutch To Recover MH17 Bodies From Morgue Train

Kharkiv (Ukraine) (AFP) – Dutch experts on Tuesday prepared to take custody of some 280 bodies recovered from downed Malaysian flight MH17, as a train carrying the remains arrived in the government-held Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. Rebels controlling the crash site released the morgue train under intense international pressure, finally allowing a great majority of […]

July 22, 2014

Romero Shootout Saves Send Argentina To Final

Sao Paulo (AFP) – Argentine goalkeeper Sergio Romero saved two penalties in a shootout with the Netherlands on Wednesday to take his country through to the World Cup final for the first time since 1990. Lionel Messi’s Argentina beat the Dutch 4-2 in a penalty shootout after their cagey semi-final in Sao Paulo finished goalless. […]

July 9, 2014

Spain Mourns World Cup Exit, More Victims In Line

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Defending champions Spain slumped into mourning over their disastrous World Cup exit on Thursday ahead of a clash between England and Uruguay that could see another famous name fatally wounded. A picture of midfielder Andres Iniesta, his head in his hands after the 2-0 defeat by Chile, symbolized the end […]

June 19, 2014

Spain-Netherlands Repeat Dominates Upcoming World Cup Games

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – Defending champions Spain take on the Netherlands in a re-run of the 2010 final that dominates Friday’s World Cup games. Australia enter the tournament against South American dark horses Chile in the same Group B battle, while Mexico play Cameroon in Group A. Andres Iniesta’s goal was all that separated […]

June 13, 2014

Obama Says Crisis In Crimea Should Not Be Seen In Cold War Terms

By Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau AMSTERDAM — The fight over control and influence in Ukraine should not be seen as a Cold War-style battle, President Barack Obama said in an interview released Monday as he opened a European trip certain to be dominated by discussion of the West’s response to Russia’s annexation of the […]

March 24, 2014

Serbia Arrests Last War Criminal

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The last fugitive sought by the U.N. Balkan war crimes tribunal was arrested by Serbian authorities Wednesday, answering intense international demands for his capture and boosting the country’s hopes of becoming a candidate for European Union membership. Former Croatian Serb leader Goran Hadzic was taken into custody as he met a […]

July 20, 2011