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Dutch to probe deaths in Iraq air strikes

2016-02-07 18:06

The Netherlands is probing two incidents in which civilians may have been killed or injured in air strikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq.

Man killed Dutch ex-minister over euthanasia law

2016-02-04 20:35

A man has admitted killing a former Dutch health minister, claiming it was an "order from God" because she was responsible for the Netherlands' euthanasia law

Nations vow better intel sharing to halt terror

2016-01-11 22:40

Foreign ministers and diplomats from over 50 nations have bowed to calls for greater information sharing to stop extremists slipping across borders to carry out attacks.

Merkel to receive prestigious award

2016-01-06 16:57

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is to receive the prestigious Four Freedoms Award for 'great moral leadership' at home and in Europe.

Passenger on KLM flight wounds co-pilot

2016-01-05 14:46

A man on a long-haul KLM flight from Amsterdam to Beijing has attacked and slightly wounded a co-pilot before being subdued by other passengers.

France-bound plane evacuated in Amsterdam after 'threats'

2015-11-14 18:08

A France-bound plane has been evacuated to be searched before departing Amsterdam airport after "threats" against it were posted on Twitter, Dutch police say.

Amsterdam issues 'spit-kits' against passengers

2015-10-21 20:04

Security workers on Amsterdam's public trams and buses are being issued with special kits to collect DNA from unruly passengers who spit at staff

Dutch tourist killed in Colombia 'boat robbery'

2015-09-22 16:42

Police are investigating after a Dutch woman touring Colombia with her husband was found dead on their sailing boat off the coast at the weekend, calling it "unusual."

Froome behind Tour rivals, says Quintana

2015-07-03 22:15

Specialist climber Nairo Quintana says 2013 Tour de France champion Chris Froome is behind his main rivals in the race for this year's victory.

Diplomatic Sagan happy to help leader

2015-07-02 17:42

Peter Sagan may have won the Tour de France's green jersey the last three years but the Slovak insists he is happy to play a support role for Alberto Contador.


EU says Turkey must keep border open to Syrians

2016-02-06 15:45

Top EU officials have reminded Turkey of its international obligations to keep its borders open to refugees as thousands flee a new government offensive in Syria.

1000s back Dutch ex-soldier who fought jihadists

2016-01-20 19:04

Thousands of people have rallied behind a Dutch ex-soldier suspected of killing Islamic State group jihadists in Syria, hailing him as a hero and demanding he should not be prosecuted in The Netherlands.

Icy roads in Netherlands cause traffic chaos

2016-01-06 17:59

Dutch authorities have warned motorists to stay off roads in the north as ice and freezing rain are creating treacherous driving conditions.

Final cannisters of Syria's chemical arsenal destroyed

2016-01-05 20:00

An American firm has destroyed the last of Syria's declared chemical weapons stockpile, which took longer than expected as some cylinders had been badly corroded.

Floating waste dam to be tested in North Sea

2015-12-31 07:45

A revolutionary floating dam that traps plastic bags, bottles and other waste choking the world's oceans will be tested at sea for the first time in 2016.

Spooktacular! Town of Monster opens 'batbridge'

2015-10-30 19:10

In a freaky twist of the calendar, a new bridge to provide a safe haven for bats has just opened days before Halloween in a Dutch town called ... Monster.

ICC gives SA more time to explain Bashir arrest failure

2015-10-15 17:57

The International Criminal Court says it will give South Africa more time to explain why it defied an order to arrest Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir, extending the deadline until a Pretoria court finalises the case.

Greece's bailout passes final hurdles

2015-08-19 19:01

Greece's third bailout in five years has cleared its final hurdles after the German and Dutch parliaments backed the $96bn rescue plan for cash-strapped Athens.

Rutte: UN tribunal 'best option' to try MH17 suspects

2015-07-03 21:24

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says he supports moves to set up an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for shooting down a Malaysian Airlines plane over the Ukraine last year.

Danny Blind appointed new Dutch coach

2015-07-01 17:49

Danny Blind was named as new Netherlands coach on Wednesday, taking over from Guus Hiddink who left the post with the Dutch team struggling to qualify for Euro 2016.

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