Netherlands

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.

Depay lifts Dutch 3-1 past Luxembourg; Swiss remain perfect

Substitute Memphis Depay spared the Netherlands blushes on Sunday with a second-half brace for a 3-1 win in World Cup qualifying at minnows Luxembourg.

Six European countries confirm bird flu outbreaks

Six European countries have confirmed outbreaks of a dangerous strain of bird flu, which has caused alarm in Germany where the H5N8 virus spread further on Thursday.

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.

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.

May meets Danish, Dutch leaders as lawmakers call for Brexit vote

Prime Minister Theresa May met Danish counterpart Lars-Lokke Rasmussen on Monday as she faced growing calls for British lawmakers to be given a vote on her Brexit negotiating strategy.

Russian officials meet with Dutch ambassador over MH17 investigation

Russian Foreign Ministry officials met with Dutch Ambassador Renee Jones-Bos on Monday amid Russian allegations that a Dutch-led investigation of the MH17 airliner crash in eastern Ukraine has not...

Russia summons Dutch ambassador over MH17 report

The Russian Foreign Ministry on Monday will summon the Dutch ambassador to Moscow to voice displeasure with the findings of a criminal inquiry into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17....

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....

Russia denounces MH17 crash investigation as "politically motivated"

Russia's Foreign Ministry denounces the Dutch-led investigation into the MH17 airliner crash as "biased" and "politically motivated."

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...

European court dismisses case against UN peacekeepers at Srebrenica

A case claiming three UN peacekeepers were criminally responsible in the 1995 massacre at Srebrenica was dismissed by the European Court of Human Rights on Thursday.

Netherlands extends campaign against Islamic State in Iraq

The Netherlands will extend until the end of 2017 its training mission in Iraq as part of the campaign to defeat the Islamic State militia, Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced Friday in The Hague...

Dutch gymnast van Gelder expelled, sent home after alcohol escapade

Dutch gymnast Yuri van Gelder was expelled by the Dutch Olympic team on Tuesday and told to return home after a night-time escapade involving alcohol.

Dutch cyclist Van der Breggen wins Rio gold, team-mate hurt in crash

Anna van der Breggen delivered the Netherlands its first gold medal of the Rio Olympics on Sunday in a nail-biting finish to the women's cycling road race, which saw her team-mate Annemiek van...