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12 Jul
On the 27th anniversary of the atrocity that killed 8,000 Muslim men and boys, the Netherlands apologized to the relatives of victims and survivors for Dutch peacekeepers' failure to prevent the slaughter.
3 Jul
One of the many firsts at the 2022 men's World Cup in Qatar will be the use of female referees. Japan's Yoshimi Yamashita says she will feel the pressure when she steps out on soccer's biggest stage, but hopes to be very much in the background.
18 Jun
Dutch authorities said a Russian spy assuming a false Brazilian identity had attempted to gain access to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.
4 Jun
Russian energy firm Gazprom says it has suspended supplies of gas to the Netherlands after payments were not made in rubles.
2 Jan
The Netherlands has become the first European country to enact a strict lockdown over Christmas. Omicron infections are spreading rapidly across the country. All nonessential businesses have been closed until at least mid-January.
20 Dec 2021
The shutdown was initiated over fears of the rapid spread of the omicron variant. Meanwhile, Germany's health minister has ruled out a lockdown before Christmas. Follow DW for the latest.
30 Nov 2021
The Omicron variant was first reported to the WHO from South Africa on 24 November. The WHO has listed it as a ‘variant of concern’ and said it could take several weeks to know if there are significant changes in transmissibility, severity, or implications for Covid vaccines, tests, and treatments. Australia, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Britain, Israel, Hong Kong, Belgium, Switzerland, and Canada are countries where the new COVID-19 variant has also been detected.
29 Nov 2021
The Dutch public health institute said in a statement that testing was continuing on the samples of 61 people who tested positive for COVID after arriving from South Africa.
27 Jul 2021
The recent floods claimed many lives in Germany and Belgium but left the Netherlands relatively unscathed. DW's Bernd Riegert reports on what the country has done to reduce flood risks.
13 Jul 2021
Mark Rutte said he regretted his government's "poor judgement" after daily coronavirus infection rates rose from a few hundred to over 9,000 in just two weeks.
22 Jun 2021
Belgium beat Finland and the Netherlands crushed North Macedonia to win all three of their group stage matches. FRANCE 24 Euro's 2021 show also looks at the other results from groups B and C, including an emotional Denmark who qualified for the last 16 with a convincing 4-1 win over Russia. Simon Harding and James Vasina bring you all the analysis.
18 Jun 2021
Belgium qualified for the knockout stages of Euro 2021 after pulling off a 2-1 comeback in a game full of drama and emotion against Denmark, who returned to Parken Stadium where midfielder Christian Eriksen collapsed on Saturday. The Netherlands joined them in the last 16 with a game to spare after they eased past Austria 2-0. Get all the analysis with FRANCE 24's Selina Sykes and James Vasina.

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