The Netherlands

Rotterdam mayor appeals for calm in Turkey row

2017-03-21 19:25

Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb has appealed for calm among the Dutch city's sizeable Turkish community amid an international row over a referendum.

Dutch families plant trees at MH17 memorial park

2017-03-18 21:32

Relatives of those killed when flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine in mid-2014, have planted the first trees in a Dutch memorial park.

Dutch PM wins most seats, far-right shares second place: exit polls

2017-03-15 22:54

The Liberal party of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was set to win the most seats, forcing far-right Geert Wilders into second place along with two other parties, exit polls predicted.

Erdogan compares Dutch rally ban to Nazism

2017-03-11 18:49

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has likened a Dutch ban on his foreign minister's visit to Nazism in a dramatic escalation of a row over campaign events.

Could 'Nexit' follow Brexit after Dutch elections?

2017-02-19 22:16

The political mood in the Netherlands has turned surprisingly inward as an election looms with lawmaker Geert Wilders campaigning for his country to leave the EU.

'Zero' chance I will work with you: Dutch PM to Wilders

2017-02-13 09:30

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has again ruled out any chance of working with Geert Wilders, as the far-right MP insisted he could not be ignored if he won the elections.

Dutch ballots to be counted by hand

2017-02-02 08:08

The Dutch government says it will not use its usual computer software to count and transmit election results.

Dutch experiment with 'Tinder for orangutans'

2017-02-01 13:50

An animal reserve in the Netherlands is having apes respond to images of their fellow creatures on a tablet, a programme dubbed "Tinder for orangutans" by the Dutch press.

Storm batters Europe

2017-01-14 21:16

Dutch water management authorities have closed several locks to prevent flooding as a high tide, co-inciding with a storm over the North Sea, batters Europe.

Sketch shows Van Gogh cut off nearly entire ear

2016-07-13 17:55

The star of a new exhibition at the Van Gogh Museum is not one of the painter's masterpieces, but a sketch by a doctor that shows just how much of his ear Van Gogh cut off.


6 Bosnian Croats appeal UN war crimes convictions

2017-03-20 18:58

Former Bosnian Croat wartime leader Jadranko Prlic has appealed against his conviction for the murder of Muslims during the 1990s Bosnian war.

Turkey 'expels Dutch cows' amid diplomatic crisis

2017-03-15 22:54

Turkey's red meat association has ordered a consignment of prize Dutch cattle to be sent back to the Netherlands, saying it no longer wants the 40 animals.

Erdogan: Dutch 'massacred over 8 000' in Bosnia

2017-03-15 19:28

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused the Netherlands of massacring over 8 000 Bosnian Muslims in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

Dutch lawmakers change cultivating cannabis rule

2017-02-21 22:00

Dutch lawmakers have voted in favour of tolerating the cultivation of cannabis that could relax policy on marijuana and hashish.

Dutch intelligence agency warns of child jihadists

2017-02-15 22:16

The Netherlands' main intelligence service says it is treating a small group of Dutch children in conflict zones in Iraq and Syria as "Jihadist travellers".

European populists seek 'Trump boost' for anti-Islam stances

2017-02-03 17:20

In Donald Trump, Europe's populist leaders think they have found a champion.

Dutch court puts 1977 train hijack back in spotlight

2017-02-01 19:14

A Dutch court has ordered an in-depth probe into the 1977 deaths of two Moluccan hostage-takers whom their families say were executed.

SA woman ‘killed Dutch lover with acid’

2017-01-15 06:01

Berlinah Madikeledi Wallace (47), originally from Sebokeng in Gauteng, is facing a murder charge after allegedly attacking her Dutch ex-boyfriend with acid.

Europol red-faced as terror data appears online

2016-11-30 22:28

Europol has admitted that confidential information on terror investigations have accidentally been put online.

DRCongo's Bemba in dock for bribing

2016-05-31 19:48

Convicted Congolese war criminal Jean-Pierre Bemba is back in the International Criminal Court - this time accused of bribing witnesses and falsifying evidence.

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