Hurricane damage has left Dutch St Martin 'unreachable'

2017-09-07 13:59

Hurricane Irma has caused "huge damage" to St Martin, devastating its airport and port and leaving the Dutch part of the Caribbean island unreachable, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says.

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.

Dutch PM urges voters not to rock the boat

2017-01-23 22:17

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has urged people to vote for stability in coming elections and called on immigrants "to adapt," seeking to drain support for the far right.

Experts urge Dutch govt to drop greenhouse gas appeal

2015-09-22 16:43

Top global academics, lawyers and doctors are calling on the Dutch government to drop an appeal against a landmark court ruling which orders it to slash greenhouse gases by a quarter by 2020.

225 victims of MH17 identified

2014-09-19 20:29

Forensic experts have identified a total of 225 victims of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, with 14 new names released to families.

Australia holds day of mourning for MH17 victims

2014-08-07 08:07

Flags fly at half mast as Australia holds a national day of mourning for those killed in the MH17 crash in Ukraine, a day after experts suspended the search for body parts.

Chance of visiting MH17 site not good

2014-07-28 15:24

The chances of Dutch and Australian police reaching the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are not good, and the effort could take days, an official says.

MH17 probe complicated as PM resigns

2014-07-25 07:49

Ukraine's prime minister has resigned after his governing coalition collapsed, plunging the former Soviet state into political limbo as it struggles to quell a deadly rebellion in the east.

UN set to vote on crash resolution

2014-07-21 11:21

The UN Security Council is set to vote on an Australia-proposed resolution demanding international access to the Ukraine plane crash site and a cease-fire around the area.

Amsterdam preps for queen's farewell

2013-04-29 15:36

The streets of Amsterdam has began to turn orange in honour of The Netherlands' ruling House of Oranje-Nassau, as officials prepare for a once-in-a-generation rotation of royal titles.


European relief as Dutch snub far-right

2017-03-16 20:04

European leaders heaved a sigh of relief after the Dutch voted Prime Minister Mark Rutte's Liberal party back into power ahead of the far-right.

'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.

Zuma happy with Dutch economic ties

2015-11-17 17:23

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's trade mission to SA has continued to strengthen the partnership between the two countries, according to the Presidency.

Dutch PM faces no-confidence vote

2015-08-19 19:27

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is facing a grilling in parliament, and a possible no-confidence vote, for his cabinet's support for debt-ridden Greece's third international bailout.

First MH17 crash report 'in weeks'

2014-08-11 19:02

Dutch air crash investigators say they expect to release an initial report into what brought down flight MH17 over Ukraine with the loss of 298 lives "in a few weeks".

Dutch PM asks fighting to cease near crash site

2014-07-29 14:45

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has called Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to ask Ukrainian forces to stop fighting around the MH17 crash site.

MH17 armed mission 'unrealistic' - Netherlands

2014-07-28 08:06

The Netherlands has scrapped plans to send an international armed mission to secure the crash site of Malaysian flight MH17, fearing a deployment risked being dragged into the conflict in east Ukraine.

MH17 body IDs 'could take months'

2014-07-22 17:03

The first bodies from the MH17 crash in Ukraine are set to be flown to the Netherlands, where their identification could take months.

Global anger intensifies over downed Malaysia jet

2014-07-18 09:56

Anger has deepened around the world with the US demanding an "unimpeded" international inquiry after a Malaysian passenger jet was apparently shot down in Ukraine, killing all 298 on board.

Cameron's EU speech causes Dutch unease

2013-01-17 12:57

The Dutch are increasingly uneasy about Prime Minister David Cameron coming to The Netherlands to make his speech on Britain's future in Europe.

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