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Dating app for primates developed and tested

Amsterdam - Tinder is a common way for humans to look for suitable partners. An app based dating system may also be suitable for primates, according to researchers. Dutch zoologists have tested out a dating app for orangutans.

Wilders says some Moroccans 'scum' at Dutch vote launch

Spijkenisse - Firebrand Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders launched his election campaign Saturday with a stinging attack on the country's Moroccan population, calling some "scum" and saying he wanted to make The Netherlands "ours again".

Wilders calls Moroccans 'scum' at Dutch vote launch

Spijkenisse - Firebrand Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders launched his election campaign Saturday with a stinging attack on the country's Moroccan population, calling them "scum" and saying he wanted to make The Netherlands "ours again".

Dutch creator of Miffy the rabbit dies at 89

Den Haag - Dutch artist and illustrator Dick Bruna, creator of beloved children's character Miffy the white rabbit, has died aged 89, his publishing house said Friday.

Dutch say Ukraine will renew search at MH17 crash site

Den Haag - Ukraine is expected to renew this spring its search for human remains at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, Dutch Security and Justice Minister Stef Blok said Thursday.

Dutch to bring back Cold War warriors as trainers

Den Haag - The Netherlands plans to bring back retired military officers to train a new generation of soldiers in the "forgotten" art of Cold War tactics, including large-scale battles, a news report said Thursday.

UN court seeks Interpol's help to arrest Serbs

Den Haag - A UN war crimes court Tuesday upped the ante in a battle with Serbia, asking Interpol to issue high-priority red notices for the arrest of three Serbs accused of witness-tampering.

Top Dutch court upholds acquittal for 'Mein Kampf' seller

Den Haag - The highest court in The Netherlands on Tuesday upheld the acquittal of an antique dealer prosecuted for selling old copies of Hitler's "Mein Kampf", which is banned in the country.

Dutch polls to test European waters for far-right

Den Haag - Dutch voters go to the polls next month in the first of a series of elections that will be a litmus test of European politics after Brexit and Donald Trump's shock victory in the US.

Image of 'hatred of our times' wins World Press Photo

Den Haag - Brandishing a gun, his face contorted with rage, the shocking image of an off-duty Turkish policeman assassinating the Russian envoy to Turkey Monday won the prestigious World Press Photo Award.

'Zero' chance I will work with you: Dutch PM to Wilders

Den Haag - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Sunday again ruled out any chance of working with Geert Wilders, as the far-right MP insisted he could not be ignored if he wins next month's general election."Zero percent. Geert. ZERO percent. That. Will not.

Dutch sculpture of strange creature a big hit in Russia

Leiden - Margriet van Breevoort who created the sculpture of an odd creature at the Leiden University Medical Center was surprised when her creation won the hearts of Russian Internet users.

Dutch police find ingredients to make 1 bn ecstasy pills

Den Haag - Dutch police probing a suspicious vehicle parked in a deserted parking lot found a huge stash of chemicals for producing an estimated one billion ecstasy pills, officials said Friday.

Dutch anti-Islam MP sparks fake news row

Den Haag - Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders triggered a row over fake news Monday with a biting Twitter message showing a Photoshopped picture of another party leader surrounded by radical Islamists.

28 parties to contest key Dutch elections

Den Haag - The Dutch electoral committee on Friday fired the starting gun on next month's hotly contested elections, revealing a stunning 28 parties will jostle for votes.

Iranian couple cleared for US as 'exception' after transit ordeal

Den Haag - An elderly Iranian couple stranded at Amsterdam's airport for five days have been cleared to continue their journey to the US as an "exception", Dutch national carrier KLM said Thursday.

Dutch court puts 1977 train hijack back in spotlight

Den Haag - A Dutch court Wednesday ordered an in-depth probe into the 1977 deaths of two Moluccan hostage-takers whom their families say were executed at point-blank range by marines as they stormed a hijacked train.

Technical hitch delays Amsterdam airport flights

Den Haag - A technical problem hit air traffic control at Amsterdam's airport Wednesday causing delays and flight re-routings at one of Europe's busiest travel hubs, an official said.

UN court orders Turkey to release detained judge

Den Haag - A UN court on Tuesday ordered Turkey to release a judge detained in a crackdown after last year's attempted coup so that he can resume his work on an appeals case.

Dutch mosques shut doors at prayers after Canada attack

Den Haag - Four of the largest mosques in The Netherlands said Monday they will shut their doors during major prayer meetings after six people were killed in attack on a Canadian mosque.
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