The Tamrazyans, a family of five whose asylum claim had previously been denied, were spared deportation after the four government coalition parties on Tuesday agreed to review several hundred asylum cases involving children who’d spent most of their lives in the Netherlands or were born there.
When a Columbus, Ohio, church heard The World’s story on the Netherlands congregation's efforts to shelter an Armenian family facing deportation, it sounded familiar. After all, the Columbus church was sheltering an undocumented Mexican immigrant, too. So, the pastor from Ohio flew to The Hague to help.
During World War II, hundreds of thousands of Jews in the Netherlands paid for their train, operated by the Dutch state-run company NS, that later deported to them death camps. The parents of Holocaust survivor Salo Muller were on one of those trains.
Britain accused Russian military intelligence on Thursday of directing a host of cyber attacks aimed at undermining Western democracies by sowing confusion in everything from the 2016 US presidential election to the global chemical weapons watchdog.
My Red Light in Amsterdam is almost entirely run by former or current sex workers. And it's designed to ensure that those who rent rooms there aren't being trafficked or exploited. But some maintain that the work itself is inherently exploitative.
Airline passengers are not used to getting something for free. But Amsterdam's Schiphol airport has its own library. Travelers can now kick back with one of its 1,200 books - for nothing - while they wait. The World's Clark Boyd reports.
Living on Earth's Jessica Ilyse Smith reports that researchers are working on wind turbines that will float on water. Modeled on deep-sea oil rigs the floating windmills will be able to harness the strong, consistent wind far out at sea.
Just how much water goes into making the jeans you're wearing? It's called a 'water footprint' and as global water supplies dwindle, some are trying to raise awareness about the water cost of our daily consumption.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Melissa Farley, director of the non-profit group "Prostitution Research and Education," about the prostitution scandal that led New York Governor Elliot Spitzer to resign -- and about prostitution laws around the world.
For today's Geo Quiz we're looking for a city in the Netherlands where you can buy psychoactive substances in stores called "Smart Shops." The answer is Amsterdam. The Dutch government is banning the sale of hallucinogenic mushrooms as of December first, and Smart Shop owner Veronique Vandeschueren tells host Marco Werman about the expected impact on her business.