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Dutch police crack encrypted communications network

2016-04-19 22:02

Dutch police and prosecutors say they have taken down an encrypted communications network believed to have been used by criminals in the Netherlands and possibly overseas.

Karadzic slams 'monstrous' war crimes guilty verdict

2016-04-06 20:04

Former Bosnian Serbian leader Radovan Karadzic has slammed as "monstrous" a guilty verdict handed down by a UN war crimes tribunal in his first court appearance since being sentenced to 40 years in jail.

Belgium charges 3rd suspect with terrorism over French plot

2016-04-02 14:18

Belgium has charged a third suspect with terrorist activities over a foiled plot to attack France, federal prosecutors say.

Dutch arrest French terror suspect

2016-03-27 21:11

Dutch prosecutors say police have arrested a 32-year-old Frenchman in Rotterdam at the request of French authorities who suspect him of "involvement in planning a terror attack".

ICC paves way to try LRA commander

2016-03-23 19:00

War crimes judges have confirmed 70 charges against notorious Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen for crimes committed in Uganda, including keeping sex slaves and recruiting child soldiers.

1 person dead after train hits crane on Dutch crossing

2016-02-23 14:55

A commuter train derailed after slamming into a crane which was crossing the tracks early in the eastern Netherlands, killing one person and injuring six others, local emergency services

Ivory Coast's Gbagbo in the ICC dock

2016-01-27 05:28

Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo has become the first ex-head of state to stand trial at the world's only permanent war crimes court.

Ugandan rebel appearing before judges at pretrial hearing

2016-01-21 15:29

A commander in the fugitive warlord Joseph Kony's brutal Ugandan rebel militia is facing a crucial hearing at the International Criminal Court to assess whether evidence against him is strong enough to merit making him stand trial.

Belgium's ageing nuclear plants worry neighbours

2016-01-18 20:04

As the two cooling towers at Belgium's Doel nuclear power belch thick white steam into a wintry sky, people over the border in the Dutch town of Nieuw-Namen are on edge.

Woman lost in Australia survived on tree moss

2016-01-13 21:06

A Dutch woman lost in a thick forest in south-eastern Australia survived using mud as sunscreen.

 

Amsterdam airport evacuated after security threat

2016-04-13 09:38

Dozens of heavily-armed military police swooped on Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, evacuating part of the busy travel hub and arresting one man, triggering a four-hour security alert.

45kg of ammo found in Dutch flat linked to French attack plot

2016-04-05 06:21

Around 45kg of ammunition have been found in an apartment in the Dutch city of Rotterdam that has been linked to a foiled terror attack on France.

French terror suspect fights Dutch extradition

2016-03-29 21:38

A French terror suspect arrested in weekend raids in the Dutch port city of Rotterdam, is fighting his extradition to France.

Karadzic convicted of genocide, gets 40 years in prison

2016-03-24 17:16

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic has been convicted of genocide and nine other charges at a UN court, and sentenced to 40 years in prison.

Dutch eagles to combat drones

2016-03-07 21:07

Dutch police have enlisted the help of eagles to combat potential terrorist attacks by drones in a successful test carried out before the media.

Control borders but don't shut them, says Dutch minister

2016-02-14 20:03

Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders says Europe must control its borders but not close them.

Gorilla gives birth to baby at Amsterdam's Artis zoo

2016-01-22 21:29

Amsterdam zoo Artis celebrates new arrival after western lowland gorilla Sindy gives birth to a baby

Students design 'plant backpack' face mask

2016-01-18 22:27

Five Dutch students have hit on a unique idea to replace face masks used against air pollution, and are developing a 'plant backpack' to give wearers instant fresh air.

Belgium's ageing nuclear plants worry neighbours

2016-01-17 15:00

As the two cooling towers at Belgium's Doel nuclear power belch thick white steam into the sky, people over the border in a Dutch town are on edge.

Beached sperm whales die

2016-01-13 17:02

Five sperm whales that beached on a Dutch island have died before rescue could be attempted.

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