Netherlands


Man threatens to urinate on SA artist's work - banned from museum

2015-03-17 21:12

A Dutch court has upheld the right of Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum of modern art to ban an artist from entering after he threatened to urinate on works, including those by South African Marlene Dumas.

Netherlands minister resigns over deal with drug trafficker

2015-03-10 14:36

The Dutch justice minister has resigned in an ongoing scandal over a deal worth millions of guilders struck by prosecutors with a famous drug trafficking 15 years ago.

Rogue bird sows terror in Dutch city

2015-02-26 05:00

Ooowl, that hurt! The northern Dutch town of Purmerend has advised residents to arm themselves with an umbrella when going out at night after a mysterious spate of bloody rogue owl attacks.

Mogadishu hotel suicide bombers were Dutch - Somalia

2015-02-21 19:45

Twin suicide bombings at a Mogadishu hotel which killed 25 people, including two MPs and other top officials, were carried out by Dutch nationals, Somali intelligence sources say.

Netherlands website outage caused by cyber attack

2015-02-11 18:20

The outage that downed Dutch government websites for almost a whole day was caused by a cyber attack, the Netherlands' ANP news agency has reported.

MH17: Dutch team to collect more remains

2015-02-02 16:16

A Dutch team is at the MH17 crash site in war-torn Ukraine to collect more remains of the 298 people killed when the Malaysia Airlines jetliner crashed in July.

Dutch teen 'gunman' had no terrorist links

2015-01-30 13:54

A man who forced his way into the Dutch national broadcaster and demanded to go on live television had no known links to terrorist organisations and had acted alone, police say.

LRA commander arrives at ICC prison

2015-01-22 06:03

A Ugandan commander of the notorious Lord's Resistance Army has arrived at the International Criminal Court detention centre in The Hague.

EU Ebola aid shipment arrives

2014-12-28 21:48

An EU aid shipment including vehicles and medical equipment for the three west African nations hardest hit by the Ebola epidemic has arrived in Guinea.

MH17: More victims being identified

2014-12-11 16:11

Dutch authorities have identified two more victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in Ukraine, with just four of the 298 dead still unidentified, all of them Dutch.

 

Mom kidnaps 2 Dutch kids, joins ISIS – prosecutors

2015-03-16 16:41

A Chechen mother has taken her two young children to Syria to join ISIS, Dutch prosecutors say, in the first known case in the Netherlands of kidnapping by one parent to join the militant group.

Bells toll for Europe's largest gas field

2015-03-02 12:10

Dutch church bells that for centuries have tolled to warn of floods across the low-lying countryside are now sounding alarm for a new threat: earthquakes.

Dutch artists make waves with 'dead animal' art

2015-02-25 10:36

In a loft in a disused school, Dutch artist Noortje Zijlstra takes a frozen crow carcass from a refrigerator and cuts it open, pursuing her latest 'dead animal art' project.

Some injured, 100 evacuated after fire in Dutch apartment block

2015-02-20 14:35

An unknown number of people were injured in an early morning fire at a large apartment building in the eastern Dutch city of Nijmegen.

Chimps can learn calls of new troop

2015-02-05 21:21

Just as Bostonians moving to Tokyo ditch "grapefruit" and adopt "pamplemousse," so chimps joining a new troop change their calls to match those of their new troop.

Teen who stormed TV studio says he acted alone

2015-01-31 07:07

A teen who stormed the studios of a Dutch TV station demanding airtime before being arrested, has told detectives that he acted alone.

Teen with fake gun storms Dutch TV show

2015-01-30 07:24

A teenager armed with a fake gun has disrupted Dutch television when he forced his way into the building of public broadcaster NOS and demanded airtime before being overpowered by police.

Jewish school closed after Belgium anti-terrorist raid

2015-01-16 11:10

The only Orthodox Jewish school in the Netherlands has been closed as a precautionary measure after an anti-terrorism raid in Belgium left two suspects dead.

Dutchman's proposal causes havoc

2014-12-14 08:19

A Dutchman's attempt at a romantic wedding proposal was a smashing success, but not in the way he had hoped.

ICC judges issue ultimatum in Kenyatta case

2014-12-04 05:15

ICC judges have ordered prosecutors to indicate within a week whether the trial of Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta can start, or if all charges against him should be dropped.

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