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The Unlikely War

May 23, 2019 // NRC Handelsblad - Netherlands - Dutch

The U.S. and Iran are admittedly at odds since Trump exited the nuclear deal last year. But what exactly was the reason for this escalation? [Read more]

What Changed after Las Vegas?

October 3, 2018 // NRC - Netherlands - Dutch

<i>A year after the bloodbath in Las Vegas, states in the U.S. made their weapons legislation both more strict and more flexible. The midterms will be decisive. </i> Within 24 hours, the blood banks in Las Vegas had enough in stock to help the several hundred wounded. Later, doctors offered to help with scars for [Read more]

Which Trump Will Putin Meet in Helsinki?

July 20, 2018 // NRC Handelsblad - Netherlands - Dutch

On Monday, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump need to discuss very sensitive issues. "If I knew what would happen, I would not tell." No, the American president Trump is really not always friendly toward his Russian counterpart Putin. "We are harsher towards Russia than anyone else,"* Trump said on Friday afternoon at [Read more]

New American Ambassador Makes a False Start

January 16, 2018 // NRC Handelsblad - Netherlands - Dutch

If, as the Dutch saying goes, the first blow is worth a thaler,* then the new American ambassador to the Netherlands, Pete Hoekstra, achieved the opposite and lost a lot of money on Wednesday, his first official day. During a first meeting with the press at his office in The Hague, Hoekstra stubbornly refused to [Read more]

In Alabama, ‘God Knows What’s Good for Us’

December 15, 2017 // NRC Handelsblad - Netherlands - Dutch

<i>The extremist Republican politician Roy Moore, suspected of sexual misconduct, by no means lacks a chance to win a Senate seat in Alabama.* Since Donald Trump, evangelical voters have had less trouble with immoral behavior.</i> Before the Rev. Lewis Smith’s dancing and screaming brings the members of his [Read more]

Charles Manson: Hippie from Hell

November 25, 2017 // NRC Handelsblad - Netherlands - Dutch

<i>Charles Manson knew to manipulate his followers into, among other things, butchering actress Sharon Tate. He wanted to unleash racial riots.</i> Charles Manson was a “hippie from hell;” the American cult leader with the penetrating, confused look in his eyes died on Sunday at the age of 83. [Read more]

Trump’s New Man at the Fed Is Only the Beginning

November 13, 2017 // NRC Handelsblad - Netherlands - Dutch

The world’s still most powerful central bank is getting a new board chair. On Thursday, President Donald Trump nominated Jerome (Jay) Powell as head of the Federal Reserve Board, the regulatory body of the U.S. central bank. In doing so, Trump is breaking with the custom of awarding a Federal Reserve board chair at [Read more]