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ICC jails ex-Congo VP Bemba for bribing witnesses

Den Haag - Judges on Wednesday sentenced former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba to a year in jail and fined him 300,000 euros for bribing witnesses during his war crimes trial in an unprecedented case before the International Criminal Court.

ICC poised to make first awards to war crimes' victims

Den Haag - Judges at the International Criminal Court may Friday award the tribunal's first monetary sums to victims of war crimes, with lawyers estimating some $16.4 million in damages were caused by a 2003 attack on a Congolese village.

Official Dutch results confirm win for Liberals

Den Haag - The Netherlands formally confirmed Tuesday the results of last week's general election won by ruling Prime Minister Mark Rutte's Liberals, as political horse-trading gathered pace to form a coalition government.

Indicted war criminal Mladic has 'life-threatening' illness: lawyer

Den Haag - Lawyers for former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic accused of war crimes and genocide have called for him to be released from jail so he can be treated for a "life-threatening" illness.

Dijsselbloem 'mail bomb target', says spokesman

Den Haag - Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem was targeted by a mail bomb which had been "intercepted," his spokesman said Tuesday, a day after Greek police found eight "suspect" packages addressed to European officials.

New Facebook bot for visitors to Anne Frank museum

Amsterdam - Seven decades ago, the young Jewish diarist Anne Frank is unlikely to have imagined that her story would be kept alive for new generations via a computer-generated bot.

Six Bosnian Croats appeal UN war crimes convictions

Den Haag - Bosnian Croat wartime leader Jadranko Prlic on Monday appealed against his conviction for the murder of Muslims during the 1990s Bosnian war, denying any involvement and saying Croats were "forced" to defend themselves in the conflict.

Dutch families plant first trees at MH17 memorial park

Vijfhuizen - Relatives of those killed when flight MH17 was downed over Ukraine in mid-2014, on Saturday planted the first trees in a Dutch memorial park not far from where the ill-fated plane departed."Today is a very important day for all the next of kin.

Wilders remains force to be reckoned with: analysts

Den Haag - Geert Wilders may have been beaten into second place in the Dutch elections but the far-right MP will enjoy a magnified role in parliament and remain a force to be reckoned with, analysts said.

Man accused of cyberbullying Amanda Todd sentenced in Holland

Amsterdam - A 38-year-old Dutch man facing charges in Canada in relation to cyberbullying Amanda Todd was sentenced to 11 years by a court in the Netherlands for similar crimes. He is awaiting extradition to Canada to face charges in relation to Todd.

The puzzle of forming a Dutch govt

Den Haag - The long and complex process of forming a new coalition government started Thursday after Dutch general elections in which Liberal party Prime Minister Mark Rutte beat his main rival, far-right MP Geert Wilders.

Dutch mayor gives go ahead to pro-Turkish rally

Den Haag - Rotterdam's mayor gave his authorisation Thursday for a pro-Turkish protest against the Dutch police's handling of a violent demonstration in the port city last weekend.

European relief as Dutch snub 'siren song' of far-right

Den Haag - European leaders heaved a sigh of relief Thursday after the Dutch voted Prime Minister Mark Rutte's Liberal party back into power ahead of the far-right, with all eyes turning to polls later this year in France and Germany.

Dutch PM widens poll win over second-place far-right

Den Haag - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte Thursday strengthened his election win over rival anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders, as with almost all votes counted his party was credited with 33 seats.

Wilders: Dutch far-right leader falls at last hurdle (again)

Den Haag - History repeated itself again for far-right MP Geert Wilders. After riding high in the polls, in the end he failed in his dream to beat the establishment.

Rutte: Liberal Dutch premier, champion of status quo

The Hague - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, set to lead The Netherlands for a third successive term, is a free-marketeer whose promise of safety and stability Wednesday once again reaped dividends for his party.

Dutch PM slaps down far-right challenge

Den Haag - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte easily defeated a strong challenge by far-right rival Geert Wilders in key elections seen as a bellwether of populist support in Europe, partial vote counts said Thursday.

Beginner's guide to Dutch elections

Den Haag - The small lowlands country of The Netherlands holds a general election on Wednesday, the first in a series of national polls that could reshape Europe's political landscape.

Dutch vote in key test for far-right

Den Haag - Millions of Dutch voters went to the polls Wednesday in a key test of the "patriotic revolution" promised by far-right MP Geert Wilders, as final opinion polls showed his support deflating.

Dutch support for far-right slips on election eve

Den Haag - Dutch politicians traded barbs late Tuesday in a televised debate just hours before keenly-watched elections, as final opinion polls hinted support for far-right leader Geert Wilders was slipping.
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