Netherlands


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.

Dutch prof rebuked for MH17 body images

2015-04-23 20:28

Dutch police have criticised an anthropologist for showing images of MH17 victims to students.

Chimp whacks drone out of the air

2015-04-14 21:01

Beware! Chimp Tushi at the Dutch Burgers' Zoo is a real drone-buster.

Sex workers protest closure of brothel 'windows'

2015-04-10 06:00

Hundreds of sex workers and supporters have protested in Amsterdam against plans to reinvigorate the city's famed red light district by closing some of the windows where sex workers sit to draw clients.

Freed Dutch hostage awaited in Bamako

2015-04-07 14:03

A Dutch hostage freed after being held by al-Qaeda-linked extremists in Mali for more than three years is due to arrive in the capital Bamako, Dutch and Malian diplomatic sources say.

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.

 

Dutch saltwater potatoes offer hope for world's hungry

2015-04-29 09:17

A small field on an island off the Netherlands' northern coast promises one answer to the problem of how to feed the world's ever-growing population: potatoes and other crops that grow in saltwater.

Dutch team find more remains at Ukraine MH17 crash site

2015-04-16 23:22

Dutch investigators have recovered more body parts at the MH17 plane crash site in Ukraine after searching a location that was previously inaccessible.

Dutch citizens sue government over climate change

2015-04-14 20:39

Around 900 Dutch citizens have taken their government to court in a bid to force a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions and take action against climate change.

Businessman in meat scandal gets 2-1/2 years jail

2015-04-08 16:00

A businessman at the centre of horsemeat falsely labelled, leading to tonnes of meat being recalled in Europe was sentenced to two and half years in prison.

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.

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