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Dutch criminal probe into gas field quakes

2017-04-20 17:21

A Dutch court has ordered public prosecutors to probe whether a major energy company may be criminally responsible for a series of earthquakes triggered by gas production in the EU's biggest gas field.

Dutch panda-mania as giant bears arrive from China

2017-04-13 09:46

Two giant pandas have arrived by plane at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport after a marathon 8 000km journey from China, the first breeding pair on Dutch soil in three decades.

Hundreds march in Amsterdam to support beaten gay couple

2017-04-06 09:02

Hundreds of people have walked hand-in-hand through Amsterdam to show solidarity with two gay men who were badly beaten over the weekend in the eastern city of Arnhem.

Turkey threatens to send Europe '15 000 refugees a month'

2017-03-17 16:45

Turkey's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu has threatened to "blow the mind" of Europe by sending 15 000 refugees a month to EU territory, in an intensifying dispute with the bloc.

Dutchman wanted in Canada sentenced to 11 years for cyberbullying

2017-03-16 18:12

A man wanted in Canada for alleged involvement in online abuse has been sentenced to nearly 11 years in prison by a Dutch court for cyberbullying dozens of young girls and gay men

Top Twitter accounts hacked by Erdogan supporters

2017-03-15 12:50

Several top Twitter accounts, including those of a German football club, a French ministry and BBC North America, have been defaced by pro-Turkish hackers with a message slamming "Nazi Germany" and "Nazi Holland".

Turkey-Netherlands crisis deepens after Erdogan's Nazi jibe

2017-03-13 19:19

A diplomatic crisis between Turkey and the Netherlands deepens as both sides traded bitter accusations after Turkish ministers were blocked from holding rallies to win support for plans to expand the powers of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey warns 'fascist' Netherlands will pay in rally row

2017-03-13 06:52

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the Netherlands would pay for blocking his ministers from holding rallies to win support in a referendum on expanding his powers, as a crisis escalated with Turkey's key EU partners.

Netherlands refuses Turkey FM flight

2017-03-11 13:51

The Dutch government has refused permission for Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu's plane to travel to the Netherlands ahead of a planned rally in the city of Rotterdam.

Hard landing as plane skids in raging winds

2017-02-23 21:06

A passenger plane has skidded along a runway at Amsterdam's busy Schiphol airport as its landing gear collapsed on hitting the ground during heavy winds. VIDEO

 

Police arrest scores in major WhatsApp child sex abuse swoop

2017-04-18 17:24

Police have arrested almost 40 suspects in over a dozen countries across Europe and Latin America after busting an online paedophile ring that used the WhatsApp chat service to distribute child pornography.

Colouring book with Hitler image pulled from Dutch stores

2017-04-06 19:05

A chain of Dutch stores has apologised after inadvertently selling children's colouring books featuring an image of Adolf Hitler.

Have 5 kids not 3, Erdogan tells Turks in Europe

2017-03-18 06:47

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has urged Turks staying in Europe to have five children, telling the millions-strong diaspora they were the continent's "future" as a bitter dispute festered between Ankara and Brussels.

European relief as Dutch snub far-right

2017-03-16 20:04

European leaders heaved a sigh of relief after the Dutch voted Prime Minister Mark Rutte's Liberal party back into power ahead of the far-right.

Anti-Islam populists fall short in Dutch election

2017-03-16 07:33

With nearly all votes counted, Mark Rutte retains power in election seen as measure of populist support in Europe.

Polls open in Dutch election that is barometer of populism

2017-03-15 09:27

Polling booths have opened across The Netherlands in Dutch parliamentary elections that are being closely watched as a barometer of far-right populism.

Immigration and EU - buzzwords in three key elections

2017-03-13 08:26

Dutch elections have set the stage for others in France and Germany that come against a background of eurosceptic or anti-immigrant sentiments boosted by Brexit.

Netherlands slams 'irresponsible' Turkish minister

2017-03-12 11:50

The Netherlands has criticised a Turkish minister as "irresponsible" for attempting to visit after being told she was not welcome, amid an escalating row with Ankara.

Ditch computers to save democracy - ethical hacker

2017-03-03 13:47

In an age of super fast computers and interconnected everything, the only sure way to protect the integrity of election results is to return to paper and pen, says a "white hat" hacker.

Leak sparks security scare for anti-Islam Dutch MP

2017-02-22 22:25

A security scare over the safety of outspoken far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders has emerged after a police agent was arrested for leaking information about him to a Moroccan gang.

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