In the Netherlands, the approach, known as “comprehensive sex education,” starts as early as age 4. You’ll never hear an explicit reference to sex in a kindergarten class. The goal is bigger than that. It’s about having open, honest conversations about love and relationships.
In our news wrap Wednesday, two aircrafts ferried the first of the victims from MH17 back to the Netherlands, home country of 193 of the 298 people killed in the crash. Also, a Trans-Asia Airways plane crashed in a storm as it was trying to land on a small island. At least 47 are feared dead. Continue reading
People on the beach watched the detonation of a World War II-era airplane bomb in Wassenaar, Netherlands Monday.
NewHour’s investigation into how the Netherlands has managed the sale of pot for 40 years illustrated that laws and regulations governing marijuana are often in flux. Use the timeline below to see how both nations have changed their official feelings … Continue reading
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Justin Fox, the executive editor of the Harvard Business Review Group and author of "The Myth of the Rational Market" has studied the Dutch pension system extensively. He discusses what aspects of the system — mandatory savings, annuitized payments, national pools — might work in the United States. Continue reading
Romania’s government fell in a no-confidence vote Friday while the Czech Republic’s government moved to the brink of collapse before surviving a no-confidence vote. The Dutch government collapsed Monday and Spain — Europe’s fourth-largest economy — fell back into recession. Ray Suarez reports on renewed worries across Europe. Continue reading
Former Liberian President Charles Taylor was convicted Thursday by an international war crimes court in The Hague, Netherlands, for a series of atrocities, including funding rebels in Sierra Leone. Alex Thomson of Independent Television News reports on the historic verdict. Continue reading
President Nicolas Sarkozy took second to socialist candidate Francois Hollande in France’s first-round elections Sunday. Ray Suarez and the Brookings Institution’s Justin Vaisse discuss Sarkozy’s uphill fight and the wider reaction against economic austerity measures in Europe as the Dutch governing coalition collapsed Monday. Continue reading
In other news Monday, a car bomb went of in a market area and killed six children in Afghanistan. Also, the Netherlands became the first NATO country to pull troops out of the Afghan war. Continue reading