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Ex-C.Africa militia leader 'Rambo' arrives at ICC detention centre

18 November 2018 | 0 comments

A former Central African Republic militia leader nicknamed "Colonel Rambo" arrived on Saturday in The Hague, where he will stand trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity at the International Criminal...

EU won't make 'massive changes' to Brexit deal: Dutch PM

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

The European Union is unlikely to make any major changes to a draft Brexit deal struck between British and EU negotiators, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday."It's unlikely that any changes will...

France, Germany 'jumping the gun' on EU army: Dutch PM

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

France and Germany are jumping the gun with calls for a European army, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday, asserting that the continent's safety could be guaranteed only through NATO."The idea...

Jailed war criminal Mladic 'sends kisses' live on Serb TV

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic, sentenced to life imprisonment for genocide, spoke live by telephone to a Serbian television channel from a Dutch jail Friday saying he was sending kisses, sparking...

Dutch government to challenge court's greenhouse gas ruling

16 November 2018 | 0 comments

The Dutch government on Friday said it would go to the Supreme Court over an appeals court ruling that it must slash greenhouse gases by at least 25 percent by 2020.The government had appealed a landmark...

Dutch activists lose bid to ban blackface Christmas character

14 November 2018 | 0 comments

A Dutch court Wednesday slapped down a bid by an anti-discrimination group to ban the "racist characteristics" of a traditional Christmas-time blackface character, whose appearance sparks a yearly controversy.The...

Chemical weapons body faces 'difficult moment', new chief warns

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

The world's chemical arms watchdog is confronting a "difficult moment" after a series of recent attacks and a Russian spy scandal, the body's new chief told AFP Tuesday.In an interview days before a key...

No copyright on taste of cheese, EU court rules

13 November 2018 | 0 comments

The taste of a food product cannot be copyrighted because it is too subjective, the EU's top court ruled Tuesday, rejecting a claim by a Dutch cheese manufacturer against a rival.The European Court of...

Dutch pulls several Pakistan embassy staff over threats: FM

12 November 2018 | 0 comments

The Netherlands said Monday it has pulled several embassy staff members from Pakistan over persistent threats, reportedly from Islamists angry over anti-Islam tweets by the far-right politician Geert...

Dutch pro-blackface protesters sentenced for road block

9 November 2018 | 0 comments

A Dutch court sentenced 34 supporters of a traditional Christmas-time blackface character to community service on Friday for blocking a road to stop an anti-racism protest."Zwarte Piet" or Black Pete...

Dutch doctor faces first euthanasia prosecution

9 November 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch authorities are prosecuting a doctor for euthanising an elderly woman with dementia in the first case of its kind since the practice was legalised in 2002, officials said Friday.The female doctor,...

N.Korean worker files Polish shipyard 'slavery' claim

8 November 2018 | 0 comments

A North Korean worker with a Dutch company operating at a Polish shipyard has filed a lawsuit alleging inhumane and slavelike conditions, his lawyer said Thursday.The unnamed worker from the impoverished...

Dutchman, 69, in legal bid to cut 20 years off his age

8 November 2018 | 1 comment

A Dutch "young god" just months shy of his 70th birthday has launched a legal bid to slash 20 years off his age as he looks to enhance his prospects at work and in love.In an unprecedented case in the...

UN faces calls for stronger action to end Yemen war

7 November 2018 | 0 comments

Three countries at the UN Security Council on Wednesday blocked a statement calling for an end to the war in Yemen and instead demanded a full-fledged resolution be adopted to bring warring sides to the...

Balkans deal on war missing an 'investment in peace'

7 November 2018 | 0 comments

Balkan countries will boost cooperation to identify victims of the 1990s wars, said the head of a group that helps trace missing people, describing it as a "big deal" in an era of growing nationalism...



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