Russia let MH17 suspect flee, Dutch prosecutors allege
08 December 2019 | 6:14 am
A suspect in the downing of MH17 over Ukraine was allowed to leave Russia despite personal pleas from Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to detain and extradite the man. Moscow broke European law, Dutch prosecutors say.
12 Nov 2020
Authorities near the Dutch the city of Rotterdam are trying to remove a metro train from the tracks after it was saved from crashing to the ground by a large sculpture of a whale's tail.
28 Jan 2021
Papers in the Netherlands condemn a third night of riots over the country's Covid-19 restrictions. For NRC Handelsblad, the rioters are "indefensible" but the government also deserves blame for failing to communicate the urgency of the health crisis. We also look at growing calls to change the date of "Australia Day", which many have come to think of as "Invasion Day", plus Joe Biden's rollback of a ban on transgender people serving in the military. Finally, a reminder that sometimes the best remedy for stress is a good old-fashioned cry.
2 Feb 2021
The energy giant will have to pay four Nigerian farmers compensation and start a cleanup over pollution caused by leaking oil pipelines in the Niger Delta.
18 Feb 2021
Dutch ice skaters gather at dawn for one last glide at Kinderdijk frozen dike near Rotterdam, as temperatures are set to increase.
3 Mar 2021
Officials said the explosion appeared to be intentional. Several windows were shattered, but no injuries were reported in the early-morning blast.
21 Mar 2021
A protest against the Dutch government and its coronavirus restrictions in The Hague was ended by police. The demonstration comes as the Netherlands readies for a parliamentary election spread over three days.
15 Mar 2021
Dutch voters head to the polls next week in the first major test of a European government's coronavirus policies in 2021, with Prime Minister Mark Rutte on course to win a fourth term in office.
8 Apr 2021
Dramatic footage shows a crew member of a Dutch cargo ship throwing himself into the sea after the ship began listing heavily and was too dangerous to stay aboard. Norwegian emergency services rescued the 12 crew members of the "Eemslift Hendrika", with some being airlifted to safety and others having to jump into the water. The vessel which was carrying several mid-sized boats between Bremerhaven in Germany and the port of Kolvereid ran into difficulty in the Norwegian Sea and there are now fears that it could capsize.
4 Jun 2021
A Dutch parents group claims that TikTok is putting children at risk with its content and is collecting too much data. They claim the Chinese smartphone app is in breach of EU law.
18 Jun 2021
Netherlands national football coach Frank de Boer at a press conference after Dutch 2-0 win over Austria.
25 Jun 2021
For the second time this month, the video-sharing platform TikTok faces demands to pay more than €1 billion. The company has come under heavy scrutiny for its privacy regulations.
4 Jul 2021
Dutch Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld-Schouten said the actions were "irresponsible" and that her country will address Russia about this. Russia denied that the jets flew too close to the ship.
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The 13-time French Open champion is philosophical about the lack of ranking points on offer at the next Grand Slam, Wimbledon.
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