A bomb disposal team rushed to Schiphol airport in the Netherlands on Wednesday after the discovery of a World War II bomb, an airport spokeswoman said.
There were two things that the managers of Netherlands and Denmark agreed on before the teams met on a clammy Saturday evening in Kharkiv, Ukraine: The Dutch were the favorites, and their players are 'arrogant in a good way.'
There really is no argument at this point: The European Championship is the most competitive high-level soccer tournament in the world, even more so than the World Cup. When Euro 2012 starts on Friday with Poland-Greece (ESPN, noon ET) and Russia-Czech Republic (ESPN, 2:45 p.m. ET), every team will bring something to the table. The tournament has only 16 national teams (at least until it moves to 24 in four years), and so it's possible to have a first-round group of Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal and Denmark, four teams in the top 10 of the FIFA world rankings.
The Netherlands came mighty close at the 2010 World Cup -- and quite a few experts believe Bert van Marwijk's team can go one better this year. The starting lineup is virtually unchanged from two years ago. Whether that's a good or bad thing is largely a matter of opinion. If anything, both the strengths and weaknesses of the Dutch seem more pronounced this time. Going forward, "Oranje" certainly looks better than ever. Scoring 37 goals in 10 qualification games would suggest that the "negative and ultra-brutal" tag that the team earned after the final in Johannesburg was over-simplistic and inaccurate.
Politics will mix with partying this Pride season as gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people and their allies around the world celebrate President Barack Obama's support for same-sex marriage and protest North Carolina's passage of a constitutional amendment banning same-sex unions.
CNN's Atika Shubert reports on the eurozone crisis, as the Dutch prime minister resigns his post.
U.S. stocks were poised for a lower open Monday on concerns over European political uncertainty and another sign of a slowdown in the Chinese economy.
CNN's Fionnuala Sweeney talks to Max Tau who witnessed two trains collide head on in Amsterdam.
More than 100 people were injured when two passenger trains collided in Amsterdam on Saturday, authorities said.
There are few places in the world where you can see ancient statues, imperial European jewellery, masterpieces by Pieter Bruegel, paintings by Picasso and sculpture by Henry Moore all under one roof.
The Netherlands' first ever clinic for assisted suicide and euthanasia has opened and includes a mobile service for those who wish to die at home.
A bomb threat delayed flights and prompted evacuations Monday at Schiphol airport in The Netherlands, authorities said.
Central Oklahoma continued to experience dozens of aftershocks Sunday, nearly 24 hours since the state's strongest earthquake since 1952 was felt throughout the region.
An explosion blew out windows at a court in the Netherlands early Wednesday, police in Amsterdam confirmed.
The top part of a burning television tower collapsed in the Netherlands, leaving a trail of thick billowing smoke and fiery flames.
Jarrod Holland has a serious car-buying habit. In 20 years, Holland has had 22 different cars. He has never had any car for more than, at most, three years.
At least one person was killed after part of the roof collapsed at a football stadium in the Netherlands.
At least one person has died and 14 are injured after part of the roof collapsed at a soccer stadium in the Netherlands Thursday, local officials have said.
I'm a boy and I'm 14 years old. I'm also exactly 5 feet tall. What is wrong with me?
The Netherlands plans to ban foreigners from the country's famed pot shops, a decision Amsterdam's tourism industry hopes goes up in smoke.
An extradition treaty signed this week between the Netherlands and Peru could open the door for Joran Van der Sloot to return to his native country if convicted in the death of a 21-year-old Peruvian woman.
About 150 firefighters worked overnight before gaining control Thursday morning of a fire that had erupted Wednesday in a chemical factory in the Netherlands, spreading plumes of thick, black smoke and widespread concern about the health of nearby residents.
One person has died and at least four have been injured in an explosion in Alphen Aan Den Rijn in the Netherlands, according to a spokesman for the municipal fire service.
Three boys were reunited with their mothers Wednesday in California, more than two years after they were allegedly kidnapped by their fathers and taken into hiding in Europe, the FBI said.
Three children allegedly abducted from Southern California by their fathers, who are two brothers, were recovered in the Netherlands and the men arrested, the FBI said.
Two center-right parties look set to form a minority government in the Netherlands, with the support of the far-right anti-Muslim party of Geert Wilders, the party leaders said Tuesday.
Nigel De Jong has been dropped from the Netherlands squad for their Euro 2012 qualifying matches against Moldova and Sweden.
A terror suspect of Somali origin was arrested early Sunday at Schiphol International Airport in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, officials said.
CNN's Brian Byrnes reports from Uruguay, where thousands gathered to watch the World Cup semi-final match-up.
When American entrepreneur Adam Dunn moved to the Netherlands at age 19, his first business plan wasn't anything to write home about. He'd crammed 300 Rolling Stones concert T-shirts into his luggage, hoping to sell them for some quick cash.
Five Somali men were convicted of plotting a hijack at sea and sentenced to five years in prison in the Netherlands, in the first trial of pirates in Europe, a prosecution spokesman said Thursday.
The far-right anti-immigration, anti-Muslim Freedom Party of Geert Wilders beat expectations, coming in third in parliamentary elections in the Netherlands on Wednesday, according to exit polls.
A Dutch entrepreneur is hoping to construct the biggest indoor golf center in the world in the Netherlands which he believes will revolutionize the sport's leisure industry.
Five suspected pirates went on trial Tuesday in the Netherlands in what is thought to be the first trial in Europe of pirate suspects.
CNN talks to a Ryanair executive on how volcanic ash has disrupted European air travel.
RICHMOND, British Columbia -- Sven Kramer of the Netherlands gets back up on his skates today. He'll join two countrymen in team pursuit qualifying, with an eye on Saturday's men's final, in which Holland is heavily favored.
Amsterdam is introducing a new security check machine at its airport to help find anything hidden on passengers.
England suffered their biggest humiliation in limited-overs history as they were defeated by minnows Netherlands in the opening match of the World Twenty20 tournament on Friday.
Voters in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands became the first European Union citizens to go to the polls Thursday to elect a new European Parliament.
The death toll from the suspected attack on the Dutch royal family has continued to rise as more details emerged about the man who slammed his car into a crowd during a holiday parade.
A car careers into a crowd of people near a bus carrying Queen Beatrix in the Dutch town of Apeldoorn.
The man suspected of trying to attack the Dutch royal family by crashing his car near their bus has died, Dutch police said Friday.
Five people were killed Thursday after a man tried to attack the Dutch royal family during a Queen's Day celebration by crashing his car near the royal family's bus, Dutch police said.
1. The World Baseball Classic arrived Tuesday night. Baseball became a truly global game when the Netherlands, the international baseball version of Buster Douglas, the 1980 U.S. hockey team and the Milan Indians rolled into one, put the tournament on the map by upsetting the heavily favored, star-studded Dominican Republic team, 2-1. Talk about shocking the world. Go crazy, Rotterdam, go crazy.
From the Epic of Gilgamesh, composed in Mesopotamia 4,000 years ago, to Evan Almighty -- Hollywood's 2007 take on the Noah's Ark story -- floods and their catastrophic effects have long provided inspiration for storytellers.
The 2009 Tour of Spain will begin in the Netherlands, the first overseas launch of the race in more than 12 years, organizers have announced.
The Dutch government on Friday approved an economic stimulus package worth up to 8 billion euros ($10 billion) to help the country cope with the global financial crisis.
It's not easy to keep a banana yellow
A small cluster of villages in eastern Netherlands has found itself in the midst of a mini-baby boom -- nine months after a power outage plunged its residents in darkness for two chilly days.
Holland gave everything to Euro 2008. The team played dazzling soccer against France and world champion Italy. Pundits swooned over an updated version of total football and praised the individual skills of Wesley Sneijder, Rafael van der Vaart & Co.
If you want to know how a kid with a fantasy-league baseball team realizes a baseball fantasy-come-true, you could do worse than the story of Tjerk Smeets, a backup catcher on the Dutch Olympic team.
A global survey finds that Americans are most likely to have tried illegal drugs
Marco van Basten came up short of his dream ending as Netherlands manager when Russia upset the Oranje in the quarterfinals of the 2008 European Championship. The former Dutch legend decided long before the Euros that this would be his last stint as national-team manager. I spoke with van Basten just before the tournament about what's next for him and Dutch soccer.
BASEL, Switzerland -- Remember 4-4-2? That basic formation you most likely played when you were kids? Four defenders in a line (maybe one of them might drop off to sweep), four midfielders in a line (the wide guys acting, effectively as wingers) and two forwards, also pretty much playing alongside each other.
BASEL, Switzerland -- Eight days in and there's plenty of interesting stuff to admire at this European Championship. What struck me most was the tactical diversity on display. In fact, while the quality of the play has been roughly on par with expectations, the coaching has, in my opinion, surpassed them. There really are managers doing new and interesting things.
While the Dutch continue to reinvent 'The Beautiful Game', France's woes continue. And it's mixed fortunes for the tournament's hosts
Germany, Holland and Spain set the pace in Europe's classic football championship
SI.com's Gabriele Marcotti is in Switzerland and Austria for the 2008 European Championship. Here's his primer for the tournament.
PSV Eindhoven clinched a fourth successive Dutch league title after beating Vitesse Arnhem 1-0 on Sunday.
Organizers have unveiled a mountainous route for the 2008 edition of the Tour of Spain -- and have also confirmed that the 2009 edition of the race will start in the Netherlands.
What is the future of transport? What role will cars play? What will we use to get around? Send us your thoughts and we'll print the best ones here.
Andy Talley was afraid Michael Holland might tackle the neurologist.
In a new Dutch program, three desperately ill candidates will compete for a single donor kidney. Lifesaving reality, or a new low for reality TV?
Paceman Billy Stelling returned a career-best 3-12 and Ryan ten Doeshate hit a half-century to help the Netherlands race to an easy eight-wicket World Cup Group A win over Scotland on Thursday.
Bill Demeza, a partner at the Holland & Knight law firm, specializes in defending companies from employee lawsuits. Roxanne Davis, principal of Davis Gavsie in Los Angeles, represents employees. Here are their suggestions for avoiding the courtroom.
At the end of August 2005 Hurricane Katrina swept up through the Gulf of Mexico battering the coastline of the southern United States.
Feyenoord's UEFA Cup match with Tottenham Hotspur could be played behind closed doors following a UEFA decision to appeal against the Dutch club's recent punishment for crowd trouble.
Perhaps tolerance has its limits, even in the famously liberal Netherlands. On Wednesday an attempt to roll and smoke the world's biggest-ever joint was abandoned after organizers realized their record bid contravened Dutch drugs laws.
Central defender Joris Mathijsen's 17th minute goal gave Netherlands a 1-0 win over Luxembourg in their Euro 2008 Group G qualifier.
Speed skating evolved in The Netherlands as far back as the 13th century, with skaters streaming across frozen canals to relay messages between cities. Races began in The Netherlands in the late 17th century, but the first international competition was not held until 1863, in Norway.
The Czech Republic secured a place in the World Cup playoffs after beating Finland 3-0 in the their final Group One qualifier.
Flat, surrounded by water, and like New Orleans, largely below sea level, Holland lives with the threat of flooding from the North Sea.
Striker Dirk Kuijt laid on one goal and scored the other to inspire the Netherlands to a 2-0 win over Romania in a World Cup Group One qualifier.
German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder has vowed to keep on fighting for the proposed EU constitution.
A patient in the Dutch city of Utrecht has been diagnosed with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, a human form of mad cow disease, the Dutch Health Ministry said.
Robert Hayes and Mark Cavendish won the men's madison on the final day of the world track cycling championships for Britain's fourth gold medal.
Dutch health officials are considering guidelines doctors could follow for euthanizing terminally ill people "with no free will," including children, the severely mentally retarded and patients in irreversible comas.
On the day of his cremation, hundreds of people laid flowers, candles and notes at the spot where controversial Dutch filmmaker Theo Van Gogh was killed.
The Czech Republic bounced back from two goals down to beat the Netherlands 3-2 and claim a place in the quarterfinals at Euro 2004.
Marc Overmars scored one goal and set up another Tuesday as the Netherlands beat the Faeroe Islands 3-0 in a European Championship warmup match.
Despite the plethora of public opinion polls coming out this election year, few Americans ever answer questions from a pollster. CNN polling director Keating Holland explains why in this week's "How It Works."
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"Here be dragons." That was the formulation that medieval mapmakers used to indicate the vast areas where they had to admit they had no clue as to what was out there. Today, the problem is not a la...
In the spring of last year, entrepreneur Pete Holland did the unthinkable: He put away his $350 banana suit--for good. Holland, now 30, wasn't just making a bold fashion statement. He was making a ...
Leather has long been the city slicker's armor of choice--it's lean, it's mean, it rarely needs to be cleaned. Problem is, everyone has a leather coat. It's just not special anymore.
One of the many sartorial hurdles facing today's moneyed executive is how to strike that perfect balance of understated elegance and bald ostentation. Monogrammed cuffs? Please. No, what's needed i...
In December, 73-year-old Prince Claus set off a fashion revolution--in the Netherlands, at least--when he ripped off his tie before a show of African fashions. According to reports, the prince toss...
In October, 50,000 New Yorkers on Manhattan's Upper West Side will finally get a shot at the next great wave of technology--fresh off the boat, unbelievably, from the Old World. In much-delayed tri...
Bedeviled by overcapacity and sluggish demand, chemical shares are in the dumps. Yet Akzo, a Netherlands-based company with $9.9 billion in annual sales, is popping up on the buy lists of savvy bar...
DRUGS ARE dangerous. Even users agree on that. Yet the U.S. seems to be getting nowhere in its war against them. In frustration, large numbers of Americans, including academics, members of Congress...
For a country with a tax-heavy, welfare-state economy, Holland has a surprising concentration of private wealth. Five Dutch families have blossomed to billionaire dimensions in the country's waterl...
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