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IS may be making chemical weapons, warns watchdog

Den Haag - There are "extremely worrying" signs that the Islamic State group may be making its own chemical weapons and may have used them already in Iraq and Syria, a global watchdog said Tuesday.

Dutch painter Liseth Visser on what motivates and inspires her Special

Veghel - This talented lady from the southern Netherlands is renowned for her beautiful, thought-provoking and deeply striking portraits. She agreed to answer some questions put to her by Digital Journal.

Netherlands to hand out iodine pills in case of nuclear accident

Den Haag - The Dutch government has ordered 15 million iodine pills to protect people living near nuclear plants in case of an accident, officials said Friday, as concerns rise over ageing reactors across the border in Belgium.

Dutch FM warns no safety 'guarantees' for visitors to Turkey

Den Haag - Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders has warned the Netherlands cannot guarantee the safety of citizens travelling to Turkey if they have been critical of Turkish leaders.

Burglary at Dutch flat of journalist briefly held in Turkey

Den Haag - A Dutch journalist who was briefly detained by Turkish police after tweeting about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said Monday her Amsterdam apartment had been broken into, denouncing what she called "intimidation.

Karadzic pleads to be freed on bail pending appeal

Den Haag - Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic, who was handed a 40-year jail term for genocide during the 1990s Bosnian war, on Friday urged judges to free him on bail ahead of his planned appeal.

Drop in refugees chance to step up EU border plans: Merkel

Eindhoven - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday fewer migrants were now reaching European shores, giving EU nations a chance to shore up plans to protect the continent's outer borders.

States must end disputes peacefully at UN's highest court: Ban

Den Haag - UN chief Ban Ki-Moon said Wednesday states should seek a peaceful end to disputes at the International Court of Justice, as the UN's highest tribunal marked 70 years of global decision-making.

Blow to Yukos claimants as Dutch quashes $50 bln award

Den Haag - Russia won a major legal victory Wednesday when a Dutch court overturned a ruling awarding a record $50 billion in damages to the former shareholders of the now-dismantled Russian oil giant Yukos.

UN chief opens new building for under-fire ICC

Den Haag - UN chief Ban Ki-moon Tuesday made a powerful plea for nations everywhere to end impunity for the world's worst crimes, as he officially opened the new premises of the International Criminal Court.

Dutch govt narrowly beats call to scrap EU-Kiev deal

Den Haag - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's ruling coalition Tuesday narrowly defeated a motion calling for the country to immediately pull out of an EU-Ukraine deal rejected by voters in a referendum this month.

UN chief slams 'deeply worrying' attacks on refugees

Den Haag - UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday denounced rising attacks on migrants and refugees, calling for "political will" to resolve the root causes of Europe's worst migration crisis in decades.

MH17 families mulling lawsuit against Malaysia Airlines

Den Haag - Dozens of families of those killed when a missile shot down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine two years ago are considering suing the carrier for compensation, their lawyer told AFP Tuesday.

World Press Photo winner's 1,000-mile walk for prize

Den Haag - A photographer who snapped up the 2016 World Press Photo Award with a haunting picture of refugees crossing a border at night was Tuesday nearing the end of a near 1,000-mile walk to collect his prize.

UN's global justice referee, the venerable ICJ, turns 70

Den Haag - From ruling on nuclear testing to bitter border disputes or whether whales can be hunted in Antarctica, the UN’s highest tribunal the International Court of Justice is celebrating 70 years of far-reaching global decision-making.

Dutch 'monster truck' stuntman jailed after killing three

Den Haag - The stuntman driver of a souped-up monster truck which ploughed into a crowd during a show in the Netherlands killing three people was jailed for 15 months on Friday, court officials said.

Rotterdam's WWII letter of surrender found 70 years on

Den Haag - More than 70 years after the Nazi bombing blitz of Rotterdam turned the port into "a sea of fire" and forced the Netherlands to surrender, a historian has found the city's long-lost letter of capitulation.

Homeless Pole tripped Dutch airport security scare

Den Haag - A homeless Pole triggered a major security scare and partial evacuation of Amsterdam airport after claiming to be a terrorist, Dutch military police said on Wednesday.

Killer of Dutch euthanasia minister sent to psychiatric unit

Den Haag - A Dutch man found guilty of murdering former health minister Els Borst because she helped to legalise euthanasia was Wednesday sentenced to detention in a psychiatric unit, judges said.The man, only known as Bart U.

Dutch probe airport security scare, man still held

Den Haag - Dutch military police were Wednesday investigating a major security alert triggered overnight at Amsterdam's busy international airport, with one man still in custody.
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