Heady days of Amsterdam’s drug culture turn bad as hard stuff brings violence and corruption

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Long famed for its casual attitude to marijuana use, the Dutch capital Amsterdam says it now has a serious problem with hard drugs that has brought increased violence and corruption at the hands of “hustlers, parasites and … Continue reading Heady days of Amsterdam’s drug culture turn bad as hard stuff brings violence and corruption

From checkpoint to counterpoint: on tour with the Palestine Youth Orchestra

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Most international musicians would baulk at the notion of a two-day journey to final rehearsals past military checkpoints on alert for weapons smugglers – but for 19-year-old viola player Ibrahim Masri it’s an occupational hazard. Members of … Continue reading From checkpoint to counterpoint: on tour with the Palestine Youth Orchestra

In Belgium, horses pull shrimp nets in tradition unchanged for 600 years

Belgian shrimp fishermen ride their horses in the sea in the coastal town of Oostduinkerke, Belgium July 29, 2019. REUTERS/Yves Herman BRUSSELS (Reuters) – In the small western Belgian fishing village of Oostduinkerke, fishermen use horses, rather than boats, to … Continue reading In Belgium, horses pull shrimp nets in tradition unchanged for 600 years

Cannonball highlights how close Napoleon came to victory at Waterloo

Archeologists dig a site on the battlefield of Waterloo as part of archaeological research campaign called “Waterloo Uncovered”, which aims to explore the battlefield of Waterloo, in Waterloo, Belgium July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Johanna Geron WATERLOO, Belgium (Reuters) – A cannonball … Continue reading Cannonball highlights how close Napoleon came to victory at Waterloo