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Dutch prosecutors demand life for Ethiopian war crimes suspect

2017-11-09 10:17

In a rare move, Dutch prosecutors have called for a Dutch-Ethiopian national to be jailed for life for "an atrocious campaign" of war crimes during Ethiopia's "Red Terror" in the 1970s.

Bye-bye beer bikes

2017-11-01 19:30

A ban on group-powered pedicabs that are popular with inebriated tourists and stag parties has taken effect in the busiest sections of down-town Amsterdam.

Verstappen refuses to retract 'idiot' insult

2017-10-25 09:15

Max Verstappen says he will not apologise for calling an F1 steward an "idiot" after the US grand prix.

Irma: International efforts in the Caribbean

2017-09-11 21:57

Britain, France, the Netherlands and the United States have ramped up relief efforts for their territories in the Caribbean after Hurricane Irma left devastation in its wake.

Dutch organic farmers feel duped in tainted eggs scandal

2017-08-13 22:45

Dutch farmers producing organic eggs, supposedly free from insecticides,have joined a chorus of outrage over the growing tainted-egg scandal, claiming they were duped by the suppliers of a reputedly natural pesticide.

Europe tries to crack egg scandal

2017-08-10 18:28

Dutch investigators have arrested two suspects from a firm at the centre of a probe into insecticide-tainted eggs.

MH17: 2 000 relatives set to unveil 'living memorial'

2017-07-17 11:42

Three years after Flight MH17 was shot down by a missile over war-torn Ukraine, more than 2 000 relatives are set to unveil a "living memorial" to their loved ones.

Wanted Dutch-Moroccan held in extradition row: report

2017-06-29 21:50

A Dutch-Moroccan national at the centre of a diplomatic row between the two countries was arrested as Rabat pushes for his extradition, Dutch media has reported.

Dutch slam 'unnecessary' extradition row with Morocco

2017-06-25 16:02

The Netherlands has reacted coolly after Morocco summoned its ambassador home in a row about the extradition of an alleged drug trafficker, saying comments by Rabat were "incomprehensible and unnecessary".

Dutch police arrest 18-year-old 'terror' suspect

2017-06-21 14:23

Dutch prosecutors say an 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of spreading propaganda for the Islamic State group.

 

Egypt summons European envoys who criticised arrest of rights lawyer

2017-11-06 06:00

Egypt summoned the ambassadors of Germany, Italy and The Netherlands after they criticised the arrest of an Egyptian human rights lawyer opposed to enforced disappearances, the foreign ministry has said.

Ethiopian 'Red Terror' trial opens in Dutch court

2017-10-30 18:45

A Dutch-Ethiopian national has denied committing war crimes during bloody purges in Ethiopia in the late 1970s known as the "Red Terror," in a rare case before a Dutch court.

Europeans must prepare for 'Lucifer'

2017-09-28 08:52

Researchers say the likelihood of scorching summer temperatures in southern Europe is increasing because of man-made climate change.

Bones, silver found in 18th-century Dutch wreck off UK

2017-08-18 20:38

Maritime archaeologists said Friday they have begun excavating the wreck of a Dutch ship that sank off the English coast in 1740, recovering leather shoes, silver and the bones of its lost crew.

EU to call contaminated eggs crisis meeting

2017-08-11 11:15

The EU will call an emergency meeting of ministers over insecticide-tainted eggs, European Health Commissioner Vytenis Andriukaitis says, appealing for an end to "blaming and shaming" over the scandal.

Shell shuts down Europe's largest refinery

2017-07-30 20:11

The British-Dutch oil giant Shell said it was shutting down Europe's biggest refinery after a pre-dawn fire broke out at a power station on the vast site.

ICC to rule on Bashir's visit to SA

2017-07-06 06:08

The International Criminal Court will hand down its ruling on South Africa's failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir when he attended an African Union summit in the country.

MH17 team hopes emotional videos will bring new leads

2017-06-28 21:32

International investigators and relatives of victims of flight MH17, shot down over eastern Ukraine almost three years ago, have renewed efforts to push the probe forward, issuing videos appealing for witnesses.

Dutch customs discover rhino horn

2017-06-23 19:21

Dutch customs officials say they have intercepted a package containing 12 pieces of rhinoceros horn that was sent from South Africa to the Southeast Asian nation of Laos.

Key ingredient of life found circling infant stars

2017-06-10 10:30

Two teams of astronomers say they have for the first time detected a key chemical building block of life swirling around infant stars that resemble our Sun before its planets formed.

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