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Norway sends first convicts to Dutch prison

2015-09-01 17:54

Norway has sent for the first time a group of convicts to a jail in the Netherlands because its own prisons are filled to the brim.

Enormous Pacific flotsam gyre mapped

2015-08-24 20:04

Researchers have returned from mapping and sampling a massive swirling cluster of debris floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Dutch PM faces no-confidence vote

2015-08-19 19:27

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is facing a grilling in parliament, and a possible no-confidence vote, for his cabinet's support for debt-ridden Greece's third international bailout.

US should cut security aid to Uganda - HRW

2015-07-24 08:05

Human Rights Watch has reportedly urged the US to cut back security assistance to Uganda in response to the country’s recently enacted anti-gay law.

A year after MH17 downed, families want justice

2015-07-16 17:05

One by one, the names of the 298 passengers and crew who died aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 will be read aloud by relatives on Friday, a year after the passenger jet was shot out of the sky.

Rossi record lap scorches to Assen pole

2015-06-27 12:24

Resurgent Rossi - he's done it again with not only pole but a record lap time for Saturday's 2015 Dutch MotoGP at Assen.

Australia, Malaysia, Netherlands to mark MH17 anniversary

2015-06-22 10:10

Australia’s PM says the Australian, Malaysian and Dutch governments are set to hold services to mark the first anniversary of the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines plane over Ukraine with the loss of 298 lives.

Bashir fiasco highlights world powers' failure: Experts

2015-06-16 19:54

South Africa's refusal to hand over Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir to the International Criminal Court is a fresh snub for the Dutch-based tribunal, highlighting its reliance on support from world powers to do its job, experts say.

Dutch police roll up cannabis 'crime family'

2015-06-10 07:51

Dutch police have arrested six family members accused of exporting large amounts of cannabis to France, police say.

Int'l case against Gbagbo's wife admissible

2015-05-27 19:54

International Criminal Court judges say the case against the former Ivory Coast 1st lady is admissible.

 

Russia ordered to compensate Greenpeace in Arctic Sunrise case

2015-08-25 13:11

Environmental campaigners Greenpeace have welcomed a ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague that says Russia must pay them compensation for boarding their ship the Arctic Sunrise.

Three injured in shooting on Amsterdam-Paris train

2015-08-21 21:29

A gunman has shot and wounded three people on a train travelling between Amsterdam and Paris before being overpowered by passengers, a spokesperson for French state rail company SNCF says.

Dutch crane collapse demolishes houses WATCH

2015-08-03 20:29

Two cranes hoisting a massive section of bridge collapsed in a western Dutch town flattening a row of houses and injuring at least 20 people. VIDEO

Russia submits alternative UN resolution on MH17

2015-07-21 11:16

Russia has introduced an alternative draft resolution at the UN Security Council in a bid to thwart the creation of a tribunal that would prosecute those responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over rebel-held east Ukraine.

Dairy firm boosts stocks in Greece, expects hoarding

2015-06-30 13:10

A Dutch dairy company has boosted its stocks of condensed milk and infant formula in Greece in anticipation of stockpiling by consumers.

Dutch to cut emissions to protect citizens

2015-06-24 23:06

A Dutch court has ruled the Government must back a 25% cut in emissions by 2020 to protect its citizens.

Reader: 2 Belgian events, 143 great pics!

2015-06-17 07:33

Wheels24 reader TREVOR NOBLE took great images at two motoring events at Spa-Francorchamps. You have to see these cars...!

Mountain strippers charged with indecent exposure in Malaysia

2015-06-12 13:34

Four Western tourists have been charged with indecent exposure for allegedly stripping on a sacred mountain in Borneo in eastern Malaysia a few days before a deadly earthquake struck, a police official say.

Dutch lawmaker wants to show Mohammed cartoons on TV

2015-06-04 12:17

Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders has vowed to show cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed on television during time reserved for political parties, after parliament turned down such an exhibition.

Last MH17 crash remains arrive in Netherlands

2015-05-02 18:26

A flight carrying the last remains of Dutch victims killed in last year's MH17 plane crash in rebel-held territory in eastern Ukraine have arrived in the Netherlands on Saturday.

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