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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.

Dutch journalist arrested in Turkey after anti-Erdogan tweets

Ankara - A Dutch journalist said Sunday she was detained for several hours overnight by Turkish police after for sending tweets deemed critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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.

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.

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.

Azerbaijan lifts travel ban on ailing activist couple

Bakou - Azerbaijani rights activists Leyla and Arif Yunus travelled to the Netherlands Tuesday for medical treatment after authorities lifted a travel ban in place since they were released from prison last year.

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.

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.

EU ministers vow 'close eye' on migrant deal abuses on Turkey visit

Istanbul - EU ministers visited Turkey on Sunday, urging the country to carefully implement a deal on returning migrants and warning they would be keeping a close eye out for potential abuses.

Dutch in 'unchartered waters' over EU-Ukraine 'No' vote

Den Haag - The Dutch government is in "uncharted waters" after voters rejected an EU deal with Ukraine in a non-binding poll, leaving its leaders to decide what to do next, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday.

Eurosceptics cry victory after Dutch 'No' vote on EU deal

Den Haag - Eurosceptic parties hailed Thursday "a vote of no-confidence" in Brussels after Dutch voters rejected an EU pact with Ukraine in a fresh blow to European unity only weeks before Britain's in-out referendum.

Cameron says Dutch referendum 'won't affect' Brexit vote

London - Prime Minister David Cameron denied Thursday that a Dutch referendum rejecting a key EU pact with Ukraine would boost the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union, insisting it was a "very different issue".

Dutch vote against EU-Kiev pact no 'obstacle', says Poroshenko

Kiev - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday that a "No" vote in a Dutch referendum on a key EU pact with Kiev was no obstacle to the ex-Soviet country's integration with the bloc.

Dutch snub EU-Kiev pact in blow to leaders

Den Haag - Dutch voters Wednesday rejected a key European pact with Ukraine in a people's referendum seen as a barometer of anti-EU feeling, media predictions said, dealing an embarrassing blow to the government.

Dutch snub EU-Kiev pact, but exit polls cast doubt on turnout

Den Haag - Dutch voters Wednesday rejected a key EU pact with Ukraine in a referendum seen as a barometer of anti-EU feeling, but low turnout cast doubts on whether the ballot was valid, exit polls showed.

Voting lacklustre in Dutch EU yardstick poll

Den Haag - Dutch voters went to the polls Wednesday in a referendum over building closer European ties with Ukraine, but sluggish turnout raised doubts about whether the ballot, seen as a barometer of anti-EU feeling, would even be valid.

Dutch police target drug gangs in massive operation

Den Haag - Hundreds of police raided about 100 premises Monday in a swoop on drug gangs in the southern Netherlands, prosecutors said.

45 kilos of ammo found in Dutch flat linked to French attack plot

Den Haag - Around 45 kilograms (99 pounds) of ammunition were found in an apartment in the Dutch city of Rotterdam that has been linked to a foiled terror attack on France, prosecutors said Monday.

Ukraine president confident Dutch voters won't reject EU pact

Washington - Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko expressed confidence Friday that Dutch voters next week will not reject his country's cooperation deal with the European Union.

Shell dragged into Nigeria oil corruption probe

Rome - Oil giant Shell has been dragged into a corruption probe linked to a major offshore deal in Nigeria, the company confirmed on Wednesday.

NYPD, not FBI, tipped off Dutch on Belgian bombers: Minister

Den Haag - A Dutch minister Wednesday backpedalled on his claim that the FBI had notified the Netherlands about US concerns over two Belgian suicide bombers before the Brussels attacks, admitting there had been "an error".
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Spring also brings the flowers of which millions are exported all over the world each year.
Spring also brings the flowers of which millions are exported all over the world each year.
Self-Portrait -  A Portrait of Peace
Self-Portrait - 'A Portrait of Peace'
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Water is everywhere, and so are sheep and horses.
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A typical Dutch produced DAF 2 cylinder car from the 1960s and 1970s
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Dawn Arnall and her husband Roland Arnall, center, listen to Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende in 2006.
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Oosterpark in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Jettie Brands from the Netherlands now makes San Francisco her home. She and her beau Ron Viner were guests at the party at the Consul General's home on Sept. 13, 2011
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refugee camp in Netherlands
John Lennon and Yoko Ono - Bed-in for Peace - Amsterdam Hilton Hotel - 25 March 1969.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono - Bed-in for Peace - Amsterdam Hilton Hotel - 25 March 1969.
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Tim Krul saves a penalty against Costa Rica in the quarter-final of the 2014 World Cup
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" Humans ! "
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The agrarian North of the Netherlands is quite empty. You can take extensive walks through the countryside amidst cows, channels, churches and open green spaces.
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Tour de France 2010 route
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One of 60,000 suspension bridges in the Netherlands that allow traffic to pass on both water and road.
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The new hand built high performance Vencer Sarthe goes through its paces
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A stork elegantly descending towards the nest
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A farmer in the Netherlands gave his pigs a water slide to keep cool in summer.
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