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  • rincess Maxima, left, and Crown Prince Willem Alexander, wave to well wishers from the balcony of Royal Palace Noordeinde.

    Queen Beatrix's announcement that she'll step aside and let her son become king raised new questions about the future queen's father, Jorge Zorreguieta.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 04, 2013, 2:39 AM EST
  • Supervising director of the Nederlandsche Bank, Jan Sijbrand (L), and Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem (R).

    The Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem has nationalized the long-suffering bank and insurance company SNS Reaal.

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 15, 2013, 5:37 PM EDT
  • Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands inspects honor guards with Singapore's President Tony Tan, behind her, during a welcome ceremon

    Queen Beatrix will abdicate on April 30 in favor of her eldest son, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander, who will become the country's first king in over a century. 

    LAST UPDATE : Jul 15, 2013, 5:39 PM EDT
  • In this Oct. 11, 2007 file photo a Dutch man rides his bike in front of windmills in Kinderdijk, Netherlands.

    The Dutch system, known as the "Polder Model," seeks to divvy up the inevitable suffering from an economic downturn in a way that feels fair to all.

    LAST UPDATE : Jan 25, 2013, 4:04 AM EST