The Netherlands

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.

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.


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.

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

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