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Western powers seek condemnation of Syria over sarin attacks

Den Haag - Western countries pushed members of the global chemical weapons watchdog Tuesday to formally condemn Syria after a probe explicitly blamed Damascus for nerve gas attacks for the first time.

Hundreds arrested after European police hack crime chat network

Den Haag - Police said Thursday they had arrested more than 800 people across Europe after shutting down an encrypted phone network used by organised crime groups to plot murders and drug deals.

Green light for Amsterdam's red light district after virus shutdown

Amsterdam - Amsterdam's famed red light district reopened on Wednesday after a long coronavirus shutdown, with sex workers and clients having to observe new rules to prevent infection.

Unilever pulls Facebook, Twitter ads in US over 'polarized' election

Den Haag - Consumer giant Unilever, home to brands including Ben and Jerry's and Marmite, said Friday it will stop advertising on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in the US until the end of 2020 due to the "polarized election period" there.

Unilever to stop advertising on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in US

Den Haag - Consumer giant Unilever, home to brands including Ben and Jerry's and Marmite, said Friday it will stop advertising on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in the US until the end of 2020 due to the "polarized election period" there.

Kosovo president charged with war crimes over 1990s killings

Den Haag - Kosovo President Hashim Thaci has been charged with 10 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity for his role in the country's conflict in the 1990s, a tribunal in The Hague said on Wednesday.

Kosovo president charged with war crimes in The Hague

Den Haag - Kosovo President Hashim Thaci has been charged with 10 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity for his role in the country's conflict in the 1990s, a Hague-based tribunal said Wednesday.

ICC prosecutor appeals acquittal of Ivory Coast's Gbagbo

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court's prosecutor will try Monday to overturn last year's shock acquittal of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo on charges of crimes against humanity.

Dutch arrest hundreds at virus protest clashes

Den Haag - Dutch police on Sunday charged on horseback and fired water cannon to disperse protesters said to be frustrated with the government's coronavirus policies, arresting hundreds after skirmishes broke out.

Protests in Amsterdam, Dublin over killing of black American

Den Haag - Thousands of protesters rallied in the Dutch and Irish capitals on Monday against the death of a black man during an arrest by police in the United States.

ICC allows former I.Coast president Gbagbo to leave Belgium

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court on Thursday said former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo can leave Belgium under certain conditions following his acquittal last year over post-electoral violence that killed 3,000 people.

Dutch ban transport of mink after farm workers infected

Den Haag - Dutch authorities on Thursday announced a nationwide ban on the transport of mink after mink farm workers were believed to have contracted coronavirus from the small mammals.

Rwanda genocide suspect Bizimana dead: UN tribunal

Den Haag - Former Rwandan defence minister Augustin Bizimana, one of the top suspects wanted over the country's 1994 genocide, has died, the UN tribunal said Friday.

Cheers and tears as Europe's kids go back to school

Den Haag - Excited children greeted their friends and weary parents got used to early starts again as schools in several European countries reopened after a nearly two-month coronavirus break.

Dutch to reopen restaurants in June, sex clubs stay shut

Den Haag - Dutch restaurants, cafes and museums can reopen with restrictions from June 1 as anti-coronavirus measures ease, but sex clubs must stay closed until September, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Tuesday.

Dutch gamble on 'intelligent lockdown' to beat coronavirus

Den Haag - The shops are open and families cycle along in the sunny spring weather in the Netherlands, which has opted for what it calls an "intelligent lockdown" to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

Dutch readying 2-4bn aid package for KLM: minister

Den Haag - The Dutch government plans to prop up KLM during the coronavirus crisis with an aid package worth between two to four billion euros, the finance minister said Friday, shortly after Paris pledged help for partner airline Air France.

Europe police thwart fake face mask sale to Germany

Den Haag - European police have foiled an attempt to cheat German health authorities out of millions of euros by selling them non-existent face masks during the coronavirus pandemic, Europol said Tuesday.

Anne Frank's diary more relevant than ever, 75 years on

Amsterdam - A lifetime ago, a Jewish girl confided in her diary as she spent two years in isolation from the outside world in a doomed attempt to escape mortal danger.

Watchdog blames Syria for chemical weapons attacks

Den Haag - The global chemical weapons watchdog on Wednesday for the first time explicitly blamed Syria for toxic attacks, saying President Bashar al-Assad's air force used the nerve gas sarin and chlorine three times in 2017.
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