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Dutch police investigating art heist tips

Police are following more than a dozen tips from witnesses to retrieve the paintings that were stolen from the Kunsthal exhibition in Rotterdam.

SA photographer wins World Press Photo award

A SA photographer's portrait of an Afghan woman whose husband sliced off her nose and ears won the World Press Photo award on Friday.

Hamilton upbeat ahead of British GP

Lewis Hamilton says he is in the best form of his career heading into the British Grand Prix, despite disappointing finishes in his last two races.

‘Here they look for the cigarette in the marijuana’

Amsterdam's famed marijuana bars have weathered many challenges over the years, but now they face an unwelcome blast of fresh air.

Bad comedown for Dutch magic mushrooms

The Dutch government will ban the sale of hallucinogenic mushrooms, a spokesperson for the Justice Ministry said Friday, rolling back one element of the country's permissive drug policy after a series of well-publicised negative incidents. The decision will go into effect within several months, Wim van der Weegen said.

Shareholders file suit to block ABN Amro sale of US bank

Dutch shareholder rights group VEB said on Friday it filed a suit attempting to prevent ABN Amro from selling its United States arm, LaSalle Bank, to Bank of America Corporation for -billion. VEB chief Peter de Vries said the LaSalle sale was an attempt by ABN Amro to foil a possibly higher hostile takeover offer.

Dutch naturists enjoy ‘naked Sunday’ at gym

The first clothing-free workout session at a Dutch gym went ahead as planned on Sunday -- and participants and observers said it met expectations. Around a dozen middle-aged and elderly men braved the glare of nearly twice that number of journalists at Fitworld gym in the town of Heteren, including reporters, photographers and at least five television crews.

EU Constitution: All eyes on the Dutch

The Dutch voted on Wednesday in their first national referendum, choosing whether to accept a proposed European Union Constitution. Polls indicated The Netherlands could join France in rejecting the historic document, which will leave Europe's leaders without a clear back-up plan for the charter.

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