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9 January 2013 An island the size of 25 football pitches has appeared seemingly out of nowhere off the coast of Germany. The landmass, which is composed of sandbanks, gradually emerged from the violent waters of the North Sea over the past few years.
The gene traces back to Friesland and may now be carried by one in 1,400 people in Noord-Holland, Friesland and Groningen, researchers in Groningen told the broadcaster...The ancestor is thought to have lived six to eight centuries ago in eastern
The tremor, the most severe in the region for six years, was felt from the city of Groningen itself to the port town of Delfzijl...On Wednesday night the northern province was rocked by a lighter quake measuring 2.4. The Groningen quakes are a
Until now, the Frisian BA degree has been protected by the education minister because it is an official language in the Netherlands. But next year, the course will be given as part of European language and culture studies and will have to fight for
February 9, 2012 Youth prepare to skate on a frozen canal in Amsterdam, on Feb. 6. NetherlandsThe frostiest European cold snap in more than a decade had rekindled hopes of staging of the first Eleven Cities Tour of the 21st centurybut it was not to
Finding perfect peace in Holland's fantastic Friesland Last updated at 8:07 PM on 26th August 2011 We are Jack Sprat and his wife when it comes to holidays. David is a sun-worshipper, while I erupt in a rash in heat and am allergic to enforced
Resistance to the plan is mounting in both Groningen and Drenthe provinces, Nos says. Eleveld in Drenthe and Sebaldeburen and Boerakker in Groningen. Earlier this month, economic affairs minister Maxime Verhagen said he is scrapping plans to store
Daily Neue Osnabrcker Zeitung reported Wednesday that minority leaders were calling for equal treatment of the thousands of minority groups who have lived in Germany for centuries or even millennia. Their demands came after Bundestag president
If no-one else registers before the October 1 deadline, Grytsje Nicolaij from Leeuwarden will be the only student. Last year, eight people started a degree in the Netherlands' second official language. Professor Goffe Jensma told local radio new
Some 30% of Groningen's economy is based on natural gas extraction, and the province will grow by 3% next year, the economists said...Flevoland and Utrecht have been least hard hit by the recession, the report says.