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Dutch euthanasia doctor acquitted in landmark case

Den Haag - A Dutch court on Wednesday acquitted a doctor over euthanising a woman with severe dementia in a landmark case for the Netherlands, the first country in the world to legalise euthanasia.

Fourth death after Dutch policeman shoots family

Den Haag - A woman has died of her wounds in hospital after her estranged Dutch policeman husband shot her and his two young daughters before turning the gun on himself, prosecutors said Tuesday.

Far-right Dutch MEP predicts come-back for nationalist parties

Cernobbio - Far-right Dutch MEP Geert Wilders on Saturday said nationalist parties were experiencing "tough" times but predicted that they would make a come-back."It's a tough time. We will come back," Wilders said, speaking at an event in northern Italy.

Dutch port city of Rotterdam to host Eurovision 2020

Den Haag - It must be Rotterdam, not anywhere... Dutch broadcasters announced on Friday that the port city will host the 2020 edition of the glitzy Eurovision song contest.

British Airways and Shell want to convert rubbish into jet fuel

Immingham - British Airways has teamed up with renewable fuels company Velocys and Royal Dutch Shell to submit a planning application to develop a commercial waste to jet fuel plant in the U.K.

Missing WikiLeaks associate had kayak accident in Norway: police

Oslo - A Dutch WikiLeaks associate who went missing under mysterious circumstances a year ago probably had a kayaking accident, Norwegian police said Friday, adding that his body had not yet been found.

Dutch ban on burqas in public places takes effect

Den Haag - The Netherlands banned the wearing of a face-covering veil, such as a burqa or niqab, in public buildings and on transport from Thursday as a contentious law on the garment worn by some Muslim women came into force.

Ex-Nazi testimony casts fresh doubt on 1933 Reichstag blaze: media

Berlin - Newly found German testimony from 60 years ago has cast fresh doubt on Nazi-era claims a Dutch communist was responsible for the 1933 fire that gutted the Reichstag building, German media reported on Friday.

Daan Creyghton opens up about 'Hunter Street' on Nickelodeon Special

Dutch actor Daan Creyghton chatted with Digital Journal about "Hunter Street" on Nickelodeon, which is returning for its third season. He also spoke about the impact of streaming and technology on the entertainment scene.

Dutch court cuts state's liability for Srebrenica deaths

Den Haag - The Dutch Supreme Court on Friday slashed the state's liability for 350 victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, saying peacekeepers had only a "slim" chance of preventing their deaths.

Ajax's De Ligt joins Juventus for 75 mln euros: Italian club

Rome - Dutch central defender Matthijs de Ligt signed Thursday for Juventus from Ajax for 75 million euros ($84.2 million), the Italian champions said.

Dutch order kids' playfield closure over noise

Den Haag - Dutch authorities have ordered a primary school football field to close because children using it were too noisy, in a move that has sparked protests and questions in parliament on Wednesday.

Dutch crime boss 'the Nose' gets life for five murders

Den Haag - The Netherlands' most notorious gangster was jailed for life on Thursday for ordering the murders of five people, including his best friend who was an accomplice in the famed 1980s kidnapping of a Heineken beer tycoon.

Dutch Heineken kidnapper jailed for life for gangland murders

Den Haag - A Dutch court jailed the country's most notorious gangster for life on Thursday for ordering the "liquidation" of five people, including his accomplice in the 1980s kidnapping of a Heineken beer tycoon.

Dutch roll out fines for mobile-using cyclists

Den Haag - Dutch cyclists will from Monday face a 95-euro ($108) fine for holding a mobile phone while riding their bike, in a bid to cut a growing number of accidents.

EU leaders increase pressure on Russia over MH17

Apo - The EU piled fresh pressure on Russia on Thursday, extending punishing economic sanctions and demanding Moscow cooperate with a Dutch probe into the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 that led to charges against four men.

Dutch PM says Mahathir MH17 comment 'sows confusion'

Apo - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Thursday slammed his Malaysian counterpart for creating "confusion" by criticising a decision to charge four people over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

EU leaders to add to pressure on Russia over MH17

Apo - EU leaders will heap fresh international pressure on Russia on Thursday over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 by demanding Moscow cooperate with a Dutch probe that led to charges against four men.

14 French, Dutch children repatriated from Syria

Paris - Twelve children of French jihadists, most of them orphans, were flown home Monday from camps in Syria, along with two Dutch orphans who were handed over to the Netherlands, the foreign ministry said in Paris.

Prison unemployment payments leave Dutch red-faced

Den Haag - Dutch authorities have been left red-faced after revelations that hundreds of prisoners collect unemployment benefits behind bars despite the law specifically prohibiting the practice.
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