The Netherlands

Man convicted of manslaughter in ex-minister's slaying

2016-04-13 20:06

A man who stabbed to death a former Dutch health minister and his own sister has been convicted of manslaughter in both slayings by judges who says he was suffering from paranoid psychosis at the time

Dutch police plan to use eagles to swoop in on 'hostile' drones that could be used in terror attacks.

Dutch police plan to use eagles to swoop in on 'hostile' drones that could be used in terror attacks.

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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."


3 Dutch citizens killed in Brussels attacks

2016-03-25 11:56

The Netherlands' foreign minister says three Dutch citizens were killed in the bombing at Brussels airport.

Dutch serial rapist gets maximum 16yrs

2016-02-12 17:55

A Dutch man found guilty of committing four rapes and suspected of a raft of others about two decades ago, has been sentenced to 16 years in jail.

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.

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