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Dutch petition for Nexit vote gets over 56,000 signatures

Den Haag - Dutch campaigners have gathered more than 56,000 signatures on a petition calling for The Netherlands to hold a referendum on whether to leave the EU, in the wake of the Brexit bombshell.

Dutch court grants Canada extradition in cyberbully case

Den Haag - An Amsterdam court on Tuesday ruled in favour of extraditing a Dutchman to Canada where he is wanted on charges linked to the cyberbullying of a teenager who committed suicide in 2012.

Will the Dutch follow Britain out the door?

Den Haag - Britain's vote to leave the EU has sent shockwaves across the Netherlands, a founding father of the European community, but despite a push by eurosceptics analysts say a "Nexit" referendum is unlikely soon, if ever.

Dutch crops grown on 'Mars' soil found safe to eat

Den Haag - Dutch scientists said Thursday crops of four vegetables and cereals grown on soil similar to that on Mars have been found safe to eat, amid plans for the first manned mission to the planet.

Man electrocuted as heavy storms batter Netherlands

Den Haag - Heavy storms swept the Netherlands Thursday leaving one man dead after he was electrocuted in his flooded cellar where he was growing cannabis, police and media said.

Dutch woman leaves Qatar after adultery conviction

Den Haag - A Dutch woman who was convicted of adultery in Qatar after she reported being raped has left the Gulf and returned home, officials in the Netherlands said on Thursday.

Dutch probe cross-border nuclear safety

Den Haag - The Dutch safety board announced on Wednesday it is launching an investigation into how the Netherlands works with its neighbours to prevent and handle any cross-border nuclear power accidents.

Qatar convicts Dutch tourist who says she was raped

Doha - A Doha court on Monday convicted a Dutch woman of adultery and handed her a one-year suspended sentence after she reported being raped while on holiday in Qatar.

Back to back: Dutch expo reveals art's surprising side

Den Haag - For centuries many have pondered what lies behind the Mona Lisa's enigmatic smile, but it was more of a rhetorical question. Now art lovers can literally discover what the back of Da Vinci's masterpiece looks like.

Swiss fighter crashes in Netherlands ahead of air show

Den Haag - A Swiss fighter crashed and burst into flames in the Netherlands Thursday after hitting another jet during a training session before an air show, officials said.

Raids in Germany, Switzerland in MH17 probe

Den Haag - German and Swiss authorities have carried out raids seizing documents after learning a German private detective had investigated the MH17 air disaster, Dutch officials and media said Tuesday.

MH17 criminal probe results due within months

Den Haag - Initial results from a criminal inquiry into the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight over war-torn eastern Ukraine nearly two years ago will be available within months, Dutch prosecutors have said.

Dutch, U.S. officials crack huge global mail scam

Den Haag - Dutch and US prosecutors said Thursday they had cracked down on a multi-million-euro scam in which hundreds of thousands of victims mailed money to the Netherlands after being told they had won the lottery.

Ukranian art buyer hands back stolen Dutch masterpiece

Den Haag - A Ukranian art buyer has handed back a missing 18th-century painting stolen a decade ago from a Dutch museum, bringing the total number of masterpieces retrieved from the heist to five, officials said on Monday.

Dutch MPs vote to strip jihadists of dual nationality

Den Haag - Dutch MPs voted on Tuesday to strip dual nationals of their Dutch citizenship if they join terror groups such as the so-called Islamic State group to fight as jihadists, officials said.

Dutch F-35 jets touch down for European air show debut

Leeuwarden - Two US-assembled F-35A fighter jets destined for the Dutch air force have landed for the first time in northern Europe, ahead of the stealth plane's continental air show debut over the summer.

Dutch artist Cornelis le Mair, an enduring and captivating talent Special

Eindhoven - The Dutch maestro, surely one of the most naturally gifted painters around today, is as busy as ever - though he found time in his schedule to talk to Digital Journal.

Australian and Dutch climbers die after Everest summit

Kathmandu - An Australian and a Dutch mountaineer have died of altitude sickness after summitting Mount Everest, expedition organisers said, the latest deaths to hit the Himalayan climbing season.

Out of this world: 'Moon and Mars veggies' grow in Dutch greenhouse

Wageningen - Establishing a human colony on the Moon and travelling to Mars has been the stuff of dreams since the dawn of the space age.But these visions face many hurdles. How can humans survive for months or years in the ultra-hostile environment of space?

Two escaped tigers returned to Dutch refuge: police

Den Haag - Two Bengal tigers that escaped Saturday from a big cat shelter in the Netherlands have been recaptured after about four hours on the loose, Dutch authorities said.

Dutch journalist to live in secret after Turkey arrest

Den Haag - Dutch-Turkish journalist Ebru Umar, arrested in Turkey last month after criticising President Recep Tayyip Erdogan but later allowed to leave, said Thursday she is moving to a secret address in the Netherlands for her own safety.

UN peacekeepers urged to use force to 'save lives'

New York - Rwanda and the Netherlands, two countries embroiled in the UN's worst peacekeeping failures, on Wednesday launched a push at the United Nations for blue helmets to more readily use force to defend civilians in conflicts.

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.
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