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Around the world today in business and economics. Need to know, want to know, and strange but true.
Netherlands court upholds ban on tourists in pot cafes
A Dutch court has upheld a controversial new law making it more difficult for foreign tourists to buy cannabis in "coffee shops" across the Netherlands.
Seoul's Incheon International Airport named the world's best
Asian airports continued to dominate the rankings.
400-year-old 'Beau Sancy' diamond to be auctioned off for an estimated $4 million
The 400-year-old diamond has a long royal history, and was one of the most prized stones in the Prussian Empire.
Netherlands: PM Mark Rutte reportedly to offer resignation
PM Mark Rutte's coalition government collapsed in negotiations to make budget cuts in line with European Union rules.
Amsterdam train crash: 68-year-old woman is first to die from injuries (Video)
Sixteen seriously injured people remain hospitalized a day after the crash described as the Netherlands' worst in modern history.
Netherlands train crash leaves over a hundred injured near Amsterdam
The head-on collision is believed to have thrown people into walls, causing bone fractures and neck injures for scores of passengers.
Volunteer sperm donor: 82 children and still going strong
A 42-year-old Dutch man has an Excel spreadsheet to keep track of all the kids he's fathered. Not bad for a guy who lost his virginity at 34.
Euro zone unemployment rises to record 10.8 percent
Euro zone unemployment has been rising for 10 months.
Belgian town of Lommel holds memorial service for victims of deadly bus crash
Belgian King Albert II and thousands of mourners attended a service to remember the 28 victims of last week's bus crash in a Swiss tunnel.
UPS buys TNT Express (UPDATES)
United Parcel Service has made a deal to buy TNT Express, Europe’s 2nd-largest express package service.
Bodies returned to Belgium after bus crash (VIDEO)
Cause still a mystery; investigators rule out speed, alcohol.
Study reveals men turn dumber around women
Psychology researchers in the Netherlands have published a study showing men were “cognitively impaired" simply by the thought of being near a female.
PHOTOS: Belgium grieves after bus crash kills 28, including schoolchildren
A devastating bus crash in the Swiss Alps left at least 28 tourists dead, most of them schoolchildren.
ICC finds Thomas Lubanga guilty of using child soldiers
International Criminal Court finds Congolese warlord Thomas Lubanga guilty of using child soldiers in its first verdict since the ICC was launched a decade ago.
Imam killed in Belgium mosque arson
Axe-wielding man who set fire to mosque was arrested near Brussels.
Two children blamed for burning down 14th century Slovak castle
A 14th century castle in Slovakia was gutted by a fire caused by two children trying their first cigarette.
Hissène Habré extradition case opens at ICJ
Belgium has urged the International Court of Justice to order ex-Chad President Hissène Habré's extradition from Senegal over accusations that the 69-year-old committed crimes against humanity during his eight-year reign in the 1980s.
Return of Europe’s dreaded 'Polish plumber'
To fight economic stagnation, a pro-growth faction wants liberalization that once fomented revolt.
EU austerity watch: Two test cases
Spain and the Netherlands are blanching at EU austerity rules. Who's next?
European Union or U.S. of E?
Everyone hates the capital, states demand rights over their budgets... sounds like America, right?
Happy 500th Birthday, Mr. Mercator
Great cartographer was born 500 years ago today
How important is this new EU treaty?
The deal would mean new aid for nations that accept it, and problems for those who won't.
Dutch prince Johan Friso 'may never regain consciousness'
Dutch prince Johan Friso is in a coma and may never regain consciousness after suffering brain damage in an avalanche while skiing off-trail in Austria last week, doctors said Friday.
EU ups the ante in battle with bad boy Hungary
Brussels threatens Budapest with half-a-billion euro aid cut.
SWIFT ready to cut Iranian banks out of global financial system
Belgium's Society for Worldwide International Financial Telecommunication, or SWIFT, is preparing to discontinue its services to blacklisted Iranian financial institutions.
European austerity by the numbers: in or out of the euro zone today's figures are grim.
Statistics prove yet again: cutting alone will not help an economy
Dutch right-wingers urge citizens to denounce eastern European workers
Poles, Romanians and others offended by far–right website warning of “dirt” and “nuisance”
Israel embassies in India and Georgia targeted by bombs
A bomb in New Delhi injured an embassy worker, and a second bomb in Tbilisi was defused before exploding.
Man arrested over bomb threat at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport
Police this morning evacuated most of Amsterdam's bustling Schiphol Airport after a bomb threat was received. A man has since been arrested.
Holland's famed Eleven Cities Tour ice-skating rally called off due to thin ice
A famed Dutch ice-skating marathon has been called off because the ice is simply too thin.