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Congolese rebel says he was a soldier, not 'The Terminator'

Congolese rebel says he was a soldier, not 'The Terminator'

3 September 2015 | 0 comments

Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda told his war crimes trial Thursday he was 'a soldier, not a criminal', breaking his silence for the first time since surrendering to the International Criminal Court."I...

Many big Dutch charities have expensive Amsterdam offices

Many big Dutch charities have expensive Amsterdam offices

3 September 2015 | 0 comments

A quarter of the Netherlands’ main charities have expensive city centre offices including Amsterdam canal mansions, the AD reports on Thursday.

Dutch celebrities call for ‘humane solution’ to refugee crisis

Dutch celebrities call for ‘humane solution’ to refugee crisis

3 September 2015 | 0 comments

More than 100 Dutch celebrities, politicians and business leaders have taken out a full page advert in Thursday’s Telegraaf calling for a ‘humane solution’ to the ongoing refugee crisis.

Dutch universities get tougher on master’s degree students

Dutch universities get tougher on master’s degree students

3 September 2015 | 0 comments

An increasing number of Dutch universities are rejecting prospective master’s degree students who don’t average scores of at least seven in their bachelor’s degree subjects, the Volkskrant says on Wednesday.

Tax on mineral water and fruit juice to rise

Tax on mineral water and fruit juice to rise

3 September 2015 | 0 comments

The government is planning to increase the tax on soft drinks to raise an extra €30m for the treasury, RTL news says on Thursday.

Integration course success rate collapses after state pull-out

3 September 2015 | 0 comments

The number of people taking Dutch integration courses and compulsory language tests has fallen sharply since the end of 2012 when the government stopped all funding and left the issue up to the market, television current affairs show Nieuwsuur report

Congolese 'Terminator' to address war crimes trial

3 September 2015 | 0 comments

Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda was Thursday to address his war crimes trial at the International Criminal Court, speaking publicly for the first time since surrendering to the US embassy in Kigali in...

Dutch soldier said to have joined Islamic militants

Dutch soldier said to have joined Islamic militants

3 September 2015 | 0 comments

A Dutch sergeant is believed to have run away to Syria to join Islamic State militants in the first such case involving a serving soldier in the Netherlands, defence officials said Thursday.Prosecutors...

Congolese 'Terminator' to address war crimes trial

Congolese 'Terminator' to address war crimes trial

3 September 2015 | 0 comments

Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda was Thursday to address his war crimes trial at the International Criminal Court, speaking publicly for the first time since he surrendered to the US embassy in Kigali...

Norway takes over Dutch jail to ease crowded prisons

Norway takes over Dutch jail to ease crowded prisons

2 September 2015 | 0 comments

Dutch authorities on Wednesday handed over the keys of a jail in the Netherlands to Norwegian officials, as Oslo gets creative with trying to resolve its problem of prison overcrowding.Some 242 long-term...

Trial of Congolese rebel opens with gruesome images

Trial of Congolese rebel opens with gruesome images

2 September 2015 | 0 comments

Harrowing pictures of bodies littering a banana plantation Wednesday marked the start of the trial of warlord Bosco Ntaganda, accused of running a campaign of terror in eastern Democratic Republic of...

'Terminator' warlord terrorised DR Congo, court told

'Terminator' warlord terrorised DR Congo, court told

2 September 2015 | 0 comments

Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda gave "orders to attack and kill" hundreds of victims in a campaign of terror that decimated the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the International Criminal Court...

'Terminator' warlord terrorised DR Congo, court told

'Terminator' warlord terrorised DR Congo, court told

2 September 2015 | 0 comments

Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda gave "orders to attack and kill" hundreds of victims in a decade-long campaign of terror in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the International Criminal Court heard...

Congolese 'Terminator' warlord's ICC trial opens

Congolese 'Terminator' warlord's ICC trial opens

2 September 2015 | 0 comments

The trial of former Congolese warlord Bosco Ntaganda opened at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday, where the ex-rebel dubbed "The Terminator" faces 18 charges of war crimes and crimes against...

Amsterdam rejects dog mess dna plan

Amsterdam rejects dog mess dna plan

2 September 2015 | 1 comment

Amsterdam city council has rejected calls from the local VVD party to bring in dna tests on dog mess, saying it will be expensive and break privacy rules, the Telegraaf reports on Tuesday.

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