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Dutch secret service warns of return of radicalized IS children

The Dutch secret service on Wednesday warned of the potential dangers posed by the return to the Netherlands of Dutch Islamic State fighters and their children.

Terrorism suspects could lose citizenship under new Dutch law

People suspected of belonging to terrorist organizations could lose their Dutch citizenship under new legislation passed by the country's parliament on Tuesday.

KLM refuses to fly seven passengers to US after Trump migration ban

Dutch airline KLM on Saturday refused to fly seven passengers to the United States, after President Donald Trump signed an order barring people from some countries from entering the nation.

Hospital may have given women wrong sperm during fertility treatment

Twenty-six women may have been given the wrong sperm during fertility treatment, the University Hospital in the Dutch city of Utrecht said on Wednesday.

Dutch officials discover 300 kilos of cocaine at Port of Rotterdam

Dutch customs officials on Friday found around 300 kilograms of cocaine at the Port of Rotterdam.

Crimean treasures must go to Ukraine, not Russia, Dutch court rules

A trove of Crimean treasures loaned to the Netherlands for a 2014 museum exhibit must be returned to Ukraine, a Dutch court ruled Wednesday, defying warnings from Russia.

Dutch populist Wilders guilty of hate speech - but no penalty imposed

Dutch right-wing populist Geert Wilders has been found guilty of hate speech for leading a chant against Moroccans in a 2014 campaign rally.

190,000 ducks culled in the Netherlands after bird flu discovery

The Netherlands' Economy Ministry said Saturday that 190,000 ducks had been culled after a strain of bird flu was discovered in the country's north-east.

Dutch government seeking adjustments to EU-Ukraine agreement

The Dutch government said Monday that it wants to reach a compromise that would allow it to ratify an agreement to boost ties between the European Union and Ukraine.

ICC convicts former Congolese vice president of bribing witnesses

The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday convicted a former Congolese vice president and four members of his legal team of bribing witnesses in his trial.

Dutch euthanasia law may be expanded to people with "completed" lives

The Dutch government wants to expand the country's assisted suicide law to include those who feel their lives are "completed" and wish to die, even if they are not ill.

Netherlands summons Russian envoy over MH17 crash probe criticism

The Dutch Foreign Ministry has summoned Russia's ambassador to the Netherlands following Moscow's criticism of a criminal probe into the downing of a passenger jet over eastern Ukraine in 2014.

MH17 probe: Missile brought from Russia downed plane over Ukraine

The Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight shot down over eastern Ukraine was struck by a Buk missile brought into the conflict zone from Russia, prosecutors said Wednesday on presenting the long-awaited findings of a criminal investigation into the crash.

Lawyer: Ex-EU official named in Bahamas tax leak acted in good faith

Former EU commissioner Neelie Kroes acted "in good faith" when she failed to declare her directorship of an offshore company in the Bahamas, thinking that the firm had been dissolved, Dutch media on Thursday quoted her lawyer as saying.

Trial over destruction of Timbuktu mausoleums to be first of its kind

The destruction of several ancient mausoleums in the historic city of Timbuktu by rebel groups in 2012 caused worldwide outcry. Now, the suspected planner - an Islamist insurgent - will stand trial for war crimes at The Hague.

Bosnian Serb leader appeals 40-year sentence for Srebrenica genocide 

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic on Friday appealed his 40-year prison sentence after being found guilty of genocide by a UN international criminal court in The Hague.

Netherlands rejects initiative to hold "Nexit" referendum

The Dutch parliament on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected an initiative for a vote on the Netherland's EU membership.

Eurogroup chief: Britain has chosen path of instability

Britain has chosen the path of instability with its Leave vote on the Brexit question, says Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the head of the Eurogroup of eurozone finance ministers.

Dutch woman reporting rape in Qatar sentenced for extramarital sex

A Qatari court has handed down a one-year suspended prison sentence to a Dutch tourist for having extramarital sex, even though the woman had reported being raped, the Foreign Ministry in The Hague said Monday.

Netherlands to extradite suspected terrorist attack plotter to France

A man arrested on suspicion of terrorist activity in the Netherlands can be extradited to France, following a ruling by a court in Amsterdam Thursday.

Dutch journalist detained over Erdogan tweets leaves Turkey

A Dutch journalist who was detained by authorities in Turkey and then banned from leaving the country has returned to the Netherlands, the Dutch Foreign Ministy said.

Home of Dutch journalist arrested in Turkey broken into

The Amsterdam flat of a Dutch journalist who was arrested at the weekend in Turkey was broken into Sunday night, Dutch police said Monday.

Dutch journalist arrested in Turkey after tweeting about Erdogan

Turkish police have arrested a journalist from the Netherlands, the Dutch Foreign Ministry in The Hague said Sunday.

FinMin: One of the main goals is to cuts borrowing costs

One of the important objectives of the Croatian government is to reduce the costs of borrowing, which are now to high, Croatian Finance Minister Zdravko Maric said in Amsterdam on Saturday.

Eurogroup demands Greek contingency plans before sealing bailout deal

Eurozone finance ministers on Friday asked Greece to deliver a set of additional cost-cutting measures that would be implemented if its finances go awry, making it a condition for Athens to continue receiving bailout aid.

Eurogroup works to prevent "hot Greek summer" amid IMF, debt spats

Eurozone finance ministers were discussing Friday progress in the arduous bailout negotiations with Greece, as disagreements over debt relief and data overshadowed the process.

Merkel awarded Four Freedoms prize for "moral leadership" in Europe

German Chancellor Angela Merkel was on Thursday awarded the renowned Four Freedoms Award for her "moral leadership" during Europe's debt struggle, the Ukraine conflict and the migration crisis.

Homeless Pole caused Amsterdam airport scare

A drunk homeless Pole caused the partial evacuation of Amsterdam's main airport after he claimed he was a terrorist, Dutch police said Wednesday.

Dutch oppose referendum on EU-Ukraine ties; turnout still in question

A significant majority of Dutch voters on Wednesday rejected an agreement to strengthen ties between the European Union and Ukraine, according to Dutch broadcaster projections based on exit polls.

Prosecution to appeal against Seselj acquittal

Chief prosecutor Serge Brammertz said that the judges had ignored a large portion of evidence against Seselj, who was accused of inciting ethnic hatred against Bosnian Muslims and Croatians in the early 90s.

First Syrian refugees arrive in Netherlands based on EU-Turkey deal

A group of 31 Syrian refugees were the first to arrive in Netherlands from Turkey as part of the EU's migration deal with Ankara, a Justice Ministry spokeswoman in The Hague said Tuesday.

Dutch police arrest dozens in major anti-drug raid

Dutch police have arrested 55 people in a major anti-drug ring operation, officials in Eindhoven said Monday.

Serb nationalist Seselj berates court that cleared him of war crimes

Serbian nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj on Thursday in Belgrade berated the UN court that cleared him of war crimes in the former Yugoslavia.

UN tribunal clears Serb nationalist leader Seselj of war crimes

The UN's International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) cleared Serbian nationalist leader Vojislav Seselj of war crimes on Thursday.

New York police briefed Netherlands on Brussels attackers

New York police briefed the Netherlands on the radical backgrounds of two of the Brussels suicide bombers a week before the blasts that killed more than 30 people in the Belgian capital, Dutch Justice Minister Ard van der Steur said Wednesday.

Suspected terrorist arrested in Rotterdam at France's request

Police in Rotterdam arrested a 32-year-old Frenchman on suspicion of terrorist activity at the request of the French authorities, Dutch prosecutors said on Sunday.

Police: Incident at Dutch train station was false alarm

Dutch police give the all-clear after a search at Hoofddorp train station near Amsterdam fails to find anything suspicious, it writes on Twitter.

ICC convicts Congolese ex-vice president Bemba of war crimes

The International Criminal Court on Monday found former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Central African Republic (CAR).

One dead, several injured in Dutch train accident

At least one person is dead after a train crash in the north-eastern Netherlands, said Han Noten, the mayor of the town where the accident occurred, on Dutch radio Tuesday.

EU: New unity government needed to oust Islamic State from Libya

Libya needs a government of national unity to have the best chance of defeating the Islamic State extremist group, the European Union's top diplomat said Friday

Russia rejects NATO's allegation of "undermining" Syria peace talks

The Kremlin on Friday promptly rejected an allegation by NATO's secretary general that intense Russian airstrikes in Syria had derailed peace negotiations between the government and opposition groups.

German minister: Islamic State puts pressure on Libya peace talks

It is urgent for Libya's competing factions to form a government of national unity that could then ask for international help in fighting Islamic State extremists, German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said Friday.

Netherlands to expand airstrikes against Islamic State to Syria

The Netherlands will join a US-led international coalition in bombing Islamic State targets in Syria, the government said in the Hague on Friday.

Mugshots of Europe's most wanted fugitives posted on manhunt website

Mugshots and descriptions of the 45 most wanted fugitives in Europe have been released on a new website, the European Union's law enforcement agency Europol said in a press release Friday.

Netherlands plans to send back refugees from Greece to Turkey

A European plan to ferry back refugees from the Greek islands to Turkey has been presented by the Netherlands, which currently holds the European Union presidency, the leader of the ruling Social Democrats told daily De Volkskrant on Thursday.

Europol: New terrorist attack likely in Europe, particularly France

Terrorists affiliated with Islamic State militants or other extremist groups are expected to attempt another large-scale terrorist attack in Europe and are likely to again target France, the European Union's law enforcement agency said in a report on Monday.

EU-based airlines form new alliance to defend their interests

Five major European airline groups launched a new alliance on Wednesday aimed at promoting their interests when dealing with national and EU regulators, with their sector facing fierce international competition.

Dutch prime minister seeks sharp reduction in EU immigration

The European Union must significantly reduce the numbers of arriving migrants because the bloc will not be able to cope if the current trend continues, Dutch Premier Mark Rutte said Thursday, representing his country's EU presidency.

Merkel to receive International Four Freedoms Medal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will receive the International Four Freedoms Medal for her handling of several crises in Europe.
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