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Aftermath Of A Murder

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The right-wing coalition government proposed closing radical mosques, ramping up monitoring of foreign imams and stripping suspected extremists of their Dutch passports.

Vincent van Gogh’s great-grandnephew is shot and stabbed to death in broad daylight on the edge of a city park. Streets fill with tens of thousands of angry protesters. Islamic schools are attacked and mosques vandalized and set ablaze–with a severed pig’s head left as a calling card outside…

Opening Up to Charity

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The Dutch $1 billion philanthropist Van Leer Group Foundation focuses on helping young children. It has blazed a trail by spending 95% of its grant money outside its home country.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bavarian machinery company his grandfather set up in 1901, Richard Scheubeck and the firm’s other family owners decided to create a charitable foundation. They put in $1.1 million, and Scheubeck encouraged the company’s suppliers and business partners to make donations. With more than…

Old Bones, New Hope

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Erasmus University researchers found that men and women with the highest levels of homocysteine had twice the risk of suffering a fracture compared with those with the lowest levels.

Brittle bones can be more than just a bother for anyone who is getting on in years. About 10 million Americans have osteoporosis–a gradual thinning of the bones–and 1.5 million of them will suffer a fracture this year. That’s why doctors were so interested in a pair of…

World Brifing

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KLM can fly to the U.S. only from its home country, the NL., but would prefer to operate from Paris or London as well. With the upcoming merger with Air France, the market is forcing the issue.

Memo to the COO: Update Your Resume

According to a new study, chief operating officers can be likened to your appendix. Not only are they unnecessary, but they can also turn into expensive problems. The study, which will appear later this year in Strategic Management Journal, concludes that companies with…

Inside The A-Bomb Bazaar

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It was Khan who initiated Pakistan’s crucial breakthrough when he stealed centrifuged plans from Urenco, which indisputably formed the basis of Pakistan’s nuclear success.

Dapper Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan was always a man with a mission–even if it was long shrouded in obscurity. Some 30 years ago, he allegedly stole blueprints for enriching uranium from the top-secret Dutch lab where he worked. For decades, his team in Pakistan labored behind heavily guarded…

Where’s The Real Pearl Girl?

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Where do you go if you want to see the original The Girl with a Pearl Earring, the Johannes Vermeer? Caltech professor Williams’s website has gathered a wealth of information about him.

You’ve read the book and seen the movie, but where do you go if you want to see the original The Girl with a Pearl Earring, the Johannes Vermeer painting that inspired both? Art enthusiasts can go to www.cacr.caltech.edu/~roy/vermeer where Caltech professor Roy Williams has gathered a wealth of information…

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