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Amsterdam to pilot world's first 'self-drive' boats

2016-09-20 18:09

Amsterdam's iconic canals may soon see the world's first driverless boats, doing everything from moving people and goods to providing "pop-up" bridges and cleaning up thousands of dumped bicycles, the project's scientists say.

Space for SA, Dutch entrepreneurs to connect

2016-09-09 18:01

The mission of Orange Corners is to provide a network of collaborative workspace in multiple venues in Maboneng, Braamfontein and Diepsloot.

Tesla driver killed in horror tree crash

2016-09-08 08:04

Police and firefighters say the 53-year-old driver of a Tesla electric car died when the vehicle smashed into a tree in the central Dutch town of Baarn and burst into flames.

Madiba's first known television interview comes to light

2016-09-01 18:17

New footage has emerged of the late president Nelson Mandela speaking with a journalist in 1956, five years earlier than what was thought to have been his first television interview.

Dutch police: 3 German tourists killed by falling mast

2016-08-22 06:10

Police say 3 German tourists have died after a ship's mast broke and fell on them in a northern Dutch port.

Jos Verstappen gets physical with his father - reports

2016-07-28 12:24

Max Verstappen's famous father, Jos, has reportedly had a violent altercation with his father between the Hungarian and German grands prix -

MotoGP: Jack Miller takes maiden win in chaotic Assen GP

2016-06-27 07:54

After torrential downpours and with the race restarted twice, young Jack Miller from Australia seized the moment and took his first win in MotoGP.

EU chief: Brexit divorce 'not amicable' but must be quick

2016-06-25 12:12

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker says Britain's planned departure from the European Union was "not an amicable divorce" but called for it to be quick.

Dutch inventor harnessing waves to clean up the seas

2016-06-22 19:46

The Dutch inventor behind a ground-breaking project to remove millions of ton of plastics floating in vast ocean "garbage patches", has unveiled the first prototype of his ambitious sea-cleaning device.

Germany, Switzerland in new MH17 probe

2016-06-07 19:02

German and Swiss authorities have carried out raids seizing documents after learning a German private detective has investigated the MH17 air disaster.

 

ICC signals new focus on environmental crimes

2016-09-15 21:10

ICC prosecutors have published a policy paper that outlines their priorities in selecting cases and which highlights a new focus on illegal destruction or exploitation of the environment.

Furore after Dutch MP snubs handshake with Netanyahu

2016-09-08 16:15

A Dutch MP is causing a storm after he refused to shake hands with Benjamin Netanyahu during the Israeli Prime Minister's visit to parliament.

Aggresive Verstappen: 'Mad Max' says he's not going to change

2016-09-06 13:41

Max Verstappen tells his critics to get used to his driving style because it's not going to change.

Trial to open of Malian jihadist accused of Timbuktu attacks

2016-08-22 11:26

History is set to be made Monday at the world's only permanent war crimes court when an alleged Malian jihadist is due to plead guilty to attacking the fabled city of Timbuktu.

Dutchman almost dies waiting for his internet love at the airport

2016-08-05 12:17

Alexander Cirk from Den Helder in Holland had met a Chinese woman online. They chatted for two months, and then Cirk decided it was time to meet her in real life – and it almost killed him.

Dutch court grants Canada extradition in cyberbully case

2016-06-28 20:10

An Amsterdam court has ruled in favour of extraditing a Dutchman to Canada where he is wanted on charges linked to the cyberbullying of a teenager who committed suicide in 2012.

EU founding states want Brexit start 'as soon as possible' - Berlin

2016-06-25 14:26

The EU's founding states want Britain to begin leaving the union "as soon as possible" to keep the bloc from being stranded in "limbo", Germany's foreign minister says.

European leaders in crisis meeting after Brexit shock

2016-06-25 07:41

Founding EU members are to hold a crisis meeting on the future of the bloc after Britain's seismic vote to leave the union and the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron.

Dutch to be hit hard by any Brexit: official

2016-06-09 09:55

The Netherlands will be hit hard if Britain leaves the EU, a Dutch government has warned, predicting a possible 1.2% fall in GDP by 2030.

Dutch want to grow human embryos for 'limited' research

2016-05-28 09:15

The Dutch government has announced that it wants to allow growing human embryos "under strict and limited conditions" for scientific research, thereby giving hope to parents struggling to conceive.

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