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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.

Dutch sure flight MH17 prosecution will succeed

2015-06-30 19:14

The Dutch prosecutor leading the investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine last year, says he is confident of concluding his investigation successfully, but is not yet ready to issue arrest warrants.

Africa in the dock at the ICC

2015-06-14 22:30

The International Criminal Court, which called for South Africa to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir during a visit for an AU summit, has opened investigations in eight African countries.

Dutch police detain motorcycle gang members in raids

2015-05-31 15:00

Dutch police detained 20 people, 14 of them members of the Bandidos motorcycle gang, and seized weapons including five rocket-propelled grenade launchers and six automatic handguns.

Tourists in Amsterdam warned over heroin

2015-02-27 21:12

Amsterdam authorities have started warning tourists about white heroin being sold as cocaine after three Danish tourists became ill.

Dutch government releases redacted MH17 documents

2015-02-10 19:49

The Dutch government has released dozens of documents about the aftermath of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but much of the information has been redacted.

Dutch court seals 'horror dentist' extradition

2014-12-23 18:28

A Dutch court has confirmed the extradition of a rogue Dutch dentist to stand trial in France on suspicion of mutilating dozens of patients.

Dutch to recover MH17 wreckage within days

2014-11-06 21:35

Dutch investigators expect to begin recovering wreckage from the site of downed flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine "within a few days" and bring it to the Netherlands, the Dutch Safety Board says.


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.

Dutch soccer coach poised to resign

2015-06-29 18:35

A report says the Netherlands' national team coach Guus Hiddink is poised to resign after a string of poor results.

Dismal start for Bouchard on grass

2015-06-09 18:36

The top seed in the Topshelf Open, Eugenie Bouchard, has started her grass-court season with a loss in S-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands.

Search of Ukraine MH17 crash site over

2015-04-30 15:52

Dutch and international investigators have finished recovering human remains and wreckage from the MH17 plane crash site in eastern Ukraine, the mission's head says.

ICC upholds war crimes acquittal of DRC leader

2015-02-27 17:30

The International Criminal Court has upheld the acquittal of Congolese ex-militia leader Mathieu Ngudjolo Chui who had been freed more than two years ago.

Police raid Belgium-linked jihad suspect's home

2015-01-20 20:43

Dutch police have raided the home of a young man believed to have links to a jihadist cell dismantled by Belgian security forces last week, prosecutors say.

'Tractor girl' returns triumphant

2014-12-22 22:36

When Dutch actress and adventurer Manon Ossevoort arrived with her tractor at Novolazarevskaya Station, Russia's Antarctic research base, its inhabitants did not rate her chances of driving the machine to the South Pole and back too highly...

Two children dead in Dutch monster truck crash

2014-09-28 19:41

Two children have been killed and at least 15 injured when a giant pick-up truck span out of control and drove into the audience while attempting to perform a stunt demonstration.

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