UK students march for climate change awareness

Students in London protest in Parliament Square in defiance of government inaction to tackle climate change. The growing global movement started by Swedish schoolgirl Greta Thunberg has seen protests in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands in recent weeks.

‘No winners’ as hundred mushers brave tough Czech sled dog race

A hundred mushers and ten bikers from 11 countries battled frost and snow at a five-day sled dog race in the Czech Republic, which organisers call one of the toughest in Europe. The 23rd year of the Czech Long Trail has attracted mushers from countries across Europe — including Austria, Croatia, Germany the Netherlands and Serbia. Mushers can choose one of two tracks — 300 kilometres with five stages and an elevation topping 9,000 metres or 200 kilometres with four stages and an elevation of 7,000 metres. In Czech, the race is called Sedivackuv long — bearing the name of a dog that strayed and was shot by a local man just before the first edition of the race in 1997.

Thousands of swimmers brave the cold in the North Sea

Thousands of people throw themselves into the icy waters of the North Sea in Schevingen, a seaside district of The Hague, the Netherlands, singing and dancing to celebrate the New Year, as tradition has it for several decades.

The Netherlands to follow Canada’s cannabis legalization?

The Netherlands is known around the world for its tolerant cannabis policy and the coffeeshops that have been openly selling hash and cannabis for over 40 years. But contrary to what many people think, cannabis is still illegal in the Netherlands. Will the Dutch learn from Canada’s cannabis legalization?

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FBL: Both Germany and France eyeing redemption

Germany are prepared to make “important changes” to get the three points against world champions France in the Nations League clash on Tuesday, assure coach Joachim Loew and captain Manuel Neuer after their embarrassing 3-0 defeat away to the Netherlands at the weekend.

West accuses Russia of global hacking conspiracy

The US Justice Department indicts seven agents of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency as part of a joint crackdown with Britain and the Netherlands on a series of major hacking plots attributed to Russia.