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.

Dutch court agrees to return terror suspect to France

2016-05-26 17:09

Dutch judges have agreed to send a wanted Frenchman back to his home country where he faces accusations of involvement in a foiled terror attack.

Satellite spots oil slick near EgyptAir crash site

2016-05-20 16:01

A European Space Agency satellite has spotted an oil slick near the site where a missing EgyptAir plane is likely to have crashed with 66 people on board.

Genes help determine education level - study

2016-05-12 09:24

Scientists say they have identified 74 genes that partially determine how far someone gets in school, depending on which variant of those genes a person possesses.


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.

Dutch look at banning use of cellphones on bikes

2016-05-26 21:07

The Dutch government is considering banning the country's millions of cyclists from using their cellphones while riding, saying pedalling and phones are a dangerous mix.

MH17 victim families sue Putin, Russia in European rights court

2016-05-21 17:15

Families of victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are suing President Vladimir Putin and Russia for Aus$10 million each in the European Court of Human Rights.

Not-so-great escape: 2 Dutch tigers recaptured

2016-05-14 21:07

Two tigers escaped from their enclosure at a Dutch big cat sanctuary, prompting police to warn local residents to stay indoors.

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.

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