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Dutch Freak Over 'Imbecilic' New Royal Song

Composer withdraws piece for new king

(Newser) - So much for a beloved new royal anthem. As the Netherlands' crown prince, Willem-Alexander, prepares to ascend the throne, a British-born composer wrote an official song to mark the occasion. But instead of celebrating, some 38,000 people have signed an online petition utterly rejecting the tune, performed by 51... More »

New York, Age 400, Looks Back to Holland

Exhibition features letter signaling founding of Manhattan

(Newser) - Today is an unhappy date in New York, but tomorrow is a much more joyous anniversary—on Sept. 12, 1609, Henry Hudson sailed up the river that now bears his name, leading to the founding of New Amsterdam. The Dutch royal family will visit for the anniversary, and two historical... More »

Dutchman Dies After Attempted Attack on Queen

Assailant killed 5 by ramming his car into crowd

(Newser) - The man who drove his car into a crowd at a parade in an attempted attack on the queen of the Netherlands died of his injuries today. Five people were killed and 12 injured after 38-year-old Karst Tates rammed his car through two police barricades and careened toward an open-top... More »

Possible Assassination Try Kills 4 Near Dutch Royals

Car zooms through crowd at Queen's celebration; 13 injured

(Newser) - Four people were killed today and 13 injured in a possible assassination attempt at a celebration honoring the Dutch queen, Radio Netherlands reports. A car broke barriers and zoomed through a crowd, crashing into a monument just as the royal family was passing in an open-topped bus; they were sped... More »

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