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US 'committed to NATO': senior Army commander

Rotterdam - The United States will continue to show its commitment to NATO, a senior US Army commander said Thursday as a fresh batch of military helicopters arrived in Europe's largest port to bolster ongoing operations.

Driving from Netherlands to Australia in an electric car

To drive from Netherlands to Australia by car is challenging enough; to do so in an electric car is something remarkable. This is what Wiebe Wakker has just achieved, in 827 days.

Threat 'acute' as jihadist attacks double in 2017: Europol

Den Haag - Jihadist attacks on European targets more than doubled last year, Europe's police agency said Wednesday, warning the risk of more unsophisticated attacks by the so-called Islamic State group "remains acute.

Dutch judges nix bid to take Brexit case to European court

Den Haag - Dutch appeals judges Tuesday threw out a bid by British expats to take a landmark case demanding rights as EU citizens after Brexit to Europe's top court.

One dead, 3 hurt in Dutch music fest hit-and-run

Den Haag - A van slammed into pedestrians near a Dutch campsite at a huge music festival early Monday, killing one person and seriously injuring three others just hours after headline act Bruno Mars wowed tens of thousands of fans.

Acquitted former DRCongo vice president Bemba in Belgium: ICC

Den Haag - Former Democratic Republic of Congo vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba has arrived in Belgium after being acquitted on appeal of war crimes, the International Criminal Court said Friday.

Dutch to shift troop deployment from Mali to Afghanistan

Den Haag - The Netherlands is to stop sending troops to the UN peacekeeping mission in Mali and will shift focus to beef up operations in Afghanistan, the defence ministry announced Friday.

DRCongo's Bemba leaves ICC detention centre following acquittal

Den Haag - Democratic Republic of Congo's former vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba has left the detention centre of the International Criminal Court following his acquittal of war crimes after a decade behind bars, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

Dutch MPs approve Ukraine treaty on MH17 trial

Den Haag - Dutch lawmakers Tuesday approved a treaty signed between the Netherlands and Ukraine to ease the possible prosecution of those responsible for downing flight MH17, including trying suspects through video link.

Acquitted DRCongo leader Bemba edges closer to freedom

Den Haag - Jean-Pierre Bemba's lawyers are set to argue Tuesday for his immediate release after international judges acquitted him of war crimes, as the former Congolese vice president edged closer towards freedom following a decade behind bars.

ICC acquits DR Congo's Bemba on appeal

Den Haag - International war crimes judges Friday acquitted former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba on appeal, overturning an 18-year sentence for war crimes committed in the Central African Republic (CAR).

ICC acquits DR Congo's Bemba on appeal

Den Haag - International war crimes judges Friday acquitted former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba on appeal, overturning an 18-year sentence for war crimes committed in the Central African Republic (CAR).

Dutch Queen Maxima's younger sister dead in Argentina

Den Haag - Dutch Queen Maxima's younger sister has died in Buenos Aires, "most likely as a result of suicide", the Dutch Royal House and media reports said Thursday.

Top UN court hands mixed ruling in France vs E.Guinea row

Den Haag - The UN's top court on Wednesday partly threw out a case brought by Equatorial Guinea against France, amid a bitter row triggered after a French court convicted the African nation's vice president of embezzlement.

Chemical weapons watchdog to meet after UK call

Den Haag - The global chemical weapons watchdog said Tuesday it will hold a special two-day session in late June as Britain leads a call to boost the body's powers to fight toxic arms.

Saakashvili calls on Europe to slap sanctions on Kiev

Den Haag - Ukrainian opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili Tuesday urged European leaders to slap sanctions on President Petro Poroshenko, whom he accused of violating his human rights by expelling him from the country three months ago.

Fortuyn's killer gets Dutch court nod to emigrate

Den Haag - A Dutch court on Tuesday moved to allow the killer of far-right Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn to live abroad, agreeing he no longer had to report regularly to probation services.

Sierra Leone war criminal to go free after ending jail term

Den Haag - An ex-Sierra Leone militia leader was Monday to walk free after serving a 15-year sentence, the first to complete a term imposed for crimes in the country's civil war, a UN court said.

MH17: from crash to disputed conclusion

Den Haag - International investigators this week concluded that a Malaysia Airlines flight that crashed in war-torn Ukraine in 2014 had been struck by a missile that came from a Russian military brigade.

Dutch, Australia name Russia as behind MH17 downing

Den Haag - The Netherlands and Australia on Friday took the first step towards dragging Russia to court over the shooting down of flight MH17, accusing Moscow of being responsible for the disaster over war-torn eastern Ukraine in 2014.
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