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2006-01-12 19:40:13

By Reed Stevenson DELFT, Netherlands (Reuters) - Officials from Louisiana, visiting the Netherlands in the wake of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, hailed Dutch know-how on Thursday and said they still had much to learn to prevent future flood disasters.

2006-01-10 07:48:37

By Anna Mudeva AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Politicians from the U.S. state of Louisiana, devastated by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, started a tour of the Netherlands on Tuesday to learn from the experience of the world leader in flood prevention.

2005-09-19 07:15:00

By Carmel Crimmins AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands' history is the tale of an endless battle against the sea. Now, the low-lying country wants to share its experiences with U.S. regions hit by Hurricane Katrina.

2005-09-19 07:15:00

The Netherlands' history is the tale of an endless battle against the sea. Now, the low-lying country wants to share its experiences with U.S. regions hit by Hurricane Katrina.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.