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Dutch parody of Eurovision song stirs Israeli protest

22 May 2018 | 0 comments

Feathers are flying in the free speech-friendly Netherlands after Israel's embassy Tuesday complained about a Dutch parody of Netta Barzilai's winning Eurovision song, calling the home-grown version "in...

Dutch govt does not need to improve air quality: court

22 May 2018 | 0 comments

A Dutch appeals court ruled Tuesday that the government did not need to take extra measures to improve air quality beyond the standards set down by the European Union.The case is a blow to Dutch environmentalists...

Palestinian FM to press ICC on war crimes probe

21 May 2018 | 0 comments

Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki was to arrive in The Netherlands later Monday ahead of talks with the chief prosecutor of the world's only permanent war crimes court.Maliki will meet with...

Dutch to close two oldest coal-fired plants by 2025

18 May 2018 | 0 comments

The Dutch government Friday unveiled plans to shut the country's two oldest coal-fired electricity plants by 2025, as it seeks to cut greenhouse gas emissions.The other three remaining plants, using coal...

'Party city' Amsterdam to crack down on tourists

17 May 2018 | 0 comments

Amsterdam is seeking to contain the flood of tourists swamping the city, with the incoming council proposing a series of tough measures and plans to hike tourism taxes.Some 18 million tourists visit Amsterdam...

World's largest freshwater pearl to sell at Dutch auction

17 May 2018 | 0 comments

The world's largest known freshwater pearl, which once belonged to Catherine the Great, will go on sale in the Netherlands later this month, the auctioneers announced Thursday.Known as the Sleeping Lion...

How to buy a House Event in the Hague

17 May 2018 | 0 comments

Get all the insights on How to buy a house in the Netherlands on May 27 from expert realtors, notaries, banks, builders, tax-advisors and mortgage brokers.

Far-right Dutch MP Wilders appeals discrimination ruling

17 May 2018 | 0 comments

Firebrand Dutch politician Geert Wilders returns to court Thursday to appeal his 2016 conviction for discrimination, unrepentant in the personal battle he is waging against Islam.The far-right MP has...

OPCW confirms chlorine use in February attack in Syria

16 May 2018 | 0 comments

A global arms watchdog on Wednesday confirmed that chlorine was "likely used as a chemical weapon" in a February attack on the Syrian town of Saraqeb.A fact-finding mission by the Organisation for the...

Researchers uncover Anne Frank's 'dirty jokes'in her diary

15 May 2018 | 0 comments

Researchers have published for the first time writing on two pages of Anne Frank's diary which she covered over with brown paper, discovering dirty jokes and a teenager's interest in sex."Anne Frank...

Fortuyn's freed killer seeks to move abroad

15 May 2018 | 0 comments

The killer of flamboyant far-right Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn Tuesday asked a court to quash a requirement that he must report to police regularly so he can move abroad.Volkert van der Graaf urged the...

Dutch PM flies four threatened iguanas to new home

15 May 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte had some unlikely companions flying home Tuesday from the Caribbean -- four lesser Antillean iguanas carrying the hopes of their endangered species with them.And because...

New Rembrandt found after being bought at London auction

15 May 2018 | 0 comments

A Dutch art expert revealed Tuesday that he has discovered a previously unknown portrait by Rembrandt, which he bought 18 months ago at a London auction for around £130,000 (148,00 euros).Dating from...

Dutch govt dropping Kaspersky software over spying fears

15 May 2018 | 0 comments

The Dutch government is phasing out the use of anti-virus software made by Russian firm Kaspersky Lab amid fears of possible spying, despite vehement denials by the Moscow-based cyber security company.The...

HSBC, ING banks announce blockchain first

14 May 2018 | 0 comments

Banking giants HSBC and ING on Monday said they had carried out a landmark blockchain transaction aimed at speeding up payment processes and making them more secure.The transaction, using the cutting-edge...

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