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Malaysia moves ahead with proposed UN tribunal for MH17 culprits

Malaysia moves ahead with proposed UN tribunal for MH17 culprits

2 July 2015 | 0 comments

Malaysia told the Security Council on Thursday that it plans to present a draft resolution soon on creating a UN tribunal to try those responsible for the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine.All...

Greek situation 'deteriorating': Dijsselbloem

Greek situation 'deteriorating': Dijsselbloem

2 July 2015 | 0 comments

Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem warned Thursday that Greece's financial situation is deteriorating, saying a 'No' vote in Sunday's crunch referendum would question whether Athens still had a place...

Mobile phone roaming charges to be axed from the summer of 2017

Mobile phone roaming charges to be axed from the summer of 2017

2 July 2015 | 0 comments

The roaming charges levied by mobile phone operators for calls made and received text, messages sent and mobile internet data usage by their customers when they are in another EU country are to be scrapped in just under two years.

Security service banned from eavesdropping on lawyers without permit

Security service banned from eavesdropping on lawyers without permit

2 July 2015 | 0 comments

The AIVD secret service may not tap lawyers’ telephones unless it has been given permission by an independent body, a court in The Hague said on Wednesday.

Police action probably killed Mitch Henriquez, prosecutor says

Police action probably killed Mitch Henriquez, prosecutor says

2 July 2015 | 0 comments

Aruban holidaymaker Mitch Henriquez, who died in police custody at the weekend, was probably killed by a lack of oxygen and this was most likely caused by the police, the public prosecution department said on Wednesday afternoon.

Health insurers need to simply policy structure, says minister

2 July 2015 | 0 comments

Health minister Edith Schippers wants insurance companies to offer fewer different policies to patients to improve transparency for consumers and has asked the national health council to monitor the situation.

Tourist numbers set to rise 100,000 this summer

2 July 2015 | 0 comments

Some 3.2 million tourists are expected to spend part of the summer in the Netherlands this year, a rise of 100,000 on 2014, according to the NBTC tourist board.

What new laws are coming into effect from July 1?

What new laws are coming into effect from July 1?

2 July 2015 | 0 comments

A raft of new laws and amendments to existing legislation come into effect on July 1. Here is a round-up.

Five Dutch police suspended after Aruban man's death

Five Dutch police suspended after Aruban man's death

1 July 2015 | 0 comments

Five Dutch police officers have been suspended from their duties after a man from the Caribbean island of Aruba died of suffocation following his arrest at a music festival, prosecutors said Wednesday.The...

Chinese people getting taller and fatter: govt

Chinese people getting taller and fatter: govt

1 July 2015 | 0 comments

Chinese people are growing taller as the country becomes richer but they are getting fatter even faster, the government and state media said.The proportion of Chinese over-18s who were overweight stood...

Two MH17 victims' remains 'unlikely' to be found: Dutch minister

Two MH17 victims' remains 'unlikely' to be found: Dutch minister

30 June 2015 | 0 comments

Chances of finding human remains of the last two victims of last year's MH17 air crash in Ukraine were "unlikely", Dutch Justice Minister Ard van der Steur said Tuesday.International investigators have...

Dutch prosecutors probe 'persons of interest' in MH17 crash

Dutch prosecutors probe 'persons of interest' in MH17 crash

30 June 2015 | 0 comments

Dutch prosecutors said Tuesday they have identified many "persons of interest" in their probe into the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine, but no definite suspects."We have a large group of people...

Fugitive rabbi can be extradited to Israel: Dutch supreme court

Fugitive rabbi can be extradited to Israel: Dutch supreme court

30 June 2015 | 0 comments

The Dutch Supreme Court on Tuesday authorised the extradition of the leader of a Jewish Hasidic sect wanted in Israel for alleged indecent assault of women and girls."Rabbi (Eliezer) Berland, currently...

Guus Hiddink stands down as Dutch football coach

Guus Hiddink stands down as Dutch football coach

30 June 2015 | 0 comments

Guus Hiddink is stepping down as Dutch national football coach, broadcaster Nos and the Telegraaf said on Monday afternoon, quoting football association sources.

Loss of Olympic broadcasting rights an ‘enormous blow’ says Nos chief

Loss of Olympic broadcasting rights an ‘enormous blow’ says Nos chief

30 June 2015 | 0 comments

Public broadcasters across Europe, including Nos in the Netherlands, have lost the right to broadcast the Olympics from 2022 onwards now US broadcasting giant Discovery, owner of Eurosport, has signed a €1.2bn exclusive pan-European deal.

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