This week in the Netherlands – Purr-fect plan

Purr-fect plan

Purr-fect plan

A PAIR of tigers rescued from an abandoned zoo near the war-torn city of Aleppo in Syria is to be rehomed at a big cat facility in Nijeberkoop. Their rescue and journey via Turkey and Jordan took two months to complete.

Missing link

The International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), established after the 1990s Balkans War, has opened a new global headquarters in The Hague, from where it will use the latest DNA technology to identify bodies.

Bird brains

CAMPAIGN group Bird Life International have rated Friesland province among the worst parts of northern Europe for the illegal killing of wild birds of prey, including buzzards, goshawks and red kites.

Rub of the green

A GOVERNMENT review has revealed that the country will miss its 2020 targets for renewables and greenhouse gas emissions by a fairly wide margin, although jobs in the clean energy sector are on the rise.

Battle royal

KING Willem-Alexander has sworn in a new government under conservative Prime Minister Mark Rutte, ending 225 days of coalition talks, the longest in Dutch history.

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