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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
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.