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Terror suspect confesses to deadly Netherlands attack: prosecutors

Den Haag - A Turkish-born suspect has confessed to terrorist charges over a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht which killed three people, prosecutors said Friday.

Terror suspect confesses to deadly Netherlands attack: prosecutors

Den Haag - A Turkish-born suspect has confessed to terrorist charges over a shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht which killed three people, prosecutors said Friday.

Dutch populists deal senate blow to PM

Den Haag - Dutch anti-immigration populists stunned Prime Minister Mark Rutte to become the largest party in the senate Thursday following elections that took place just days after a suspected terror attack.

The naked populist: Thierry Baudet stuns the Netherlands

Den Haag - A former academic with a love of classical allusions and naked poolside Instagram photos, Thierry Baudet has stunned the Dutch political world with his victory in provincial elections.

Dutch populists win senate vote in blow to PM

Den Haag - A Dutch populist party will be the joint biggest in the senate and strip Prime Minister Mark Rutte of his majority following elections that came just days after a suspected terror attack, local media said Thursday.

New Dutch populists surge in 'Rutte referendum'

Den Haag - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will lose his senate majority after upstart anti-EU populists surged in provincial elections just two days after a suspected terror attack in Utrecht.

Letter points to terror motive in Dutch tram attack

Utrecht - Dutch authorities said Tuesday they were "seriously" investigating a terrorist motive for the Utrecht tram attack because of evidence including a letter found in the suspected gunman's getaway car.

Dutch police arrest suspect after three shot dead on tram

Utrecht - Dutch police on Monday arrested a Turkish-born suspect over a shooting on a tram in Utrecht that left three people dead in what officials said was a possible terror attack.

Man with knives held near rally of Dutch far-right leader Wilders

Den Haag - Dutch police arrested a man carrying two knives and an axe close to an election rally by anti-Islam leader Geert Wilders, the politician and officials said Monday.

Dutch recall envoy from Iran in murder plot row: minister

Den Haag - The Netherlands said Monday it had recalled its ambassador from Tehran after Iran expelled two Dutch diplomats in an dispute over an alleged plot to assassinate regime opponents.

IS teen's Dutch husband seeks return to Netherlands

London - The Dutch husband of Shamima Begum, a British-born teenager who fled to join Islamic State, wants to live with her in the Netherlands, he said in an interview out Sunday from detention in Syria.

France says Dutch move on Air France-KLM 'benefits nobody'

Paris - French Finance Minister Bruno Le Marie warned Thursday that the Dutch government's purchase of a major stake in Air France-KLM "benefits nobody", as investors braced for management turbulence at the airline.

Franco-Dutch tensions flare over control of Air France-KLM

Paris - A fight for influence over Air France-KLM erupted in a diplomatic spat between France and the Netherlands Wednesday, after Dutch authorities bought a major stake in the airline, then increased it, to stave off a suspected attempt to consolidate more op...

Dutch buy Air-France KLM stake to counter French influence

Den Haag - The Netherlands announced Tuesday the surprise purchase of a stake in Air France-KLM, saying it needed to protect Dutch interests after a series of rows about the alliance's management.Paris reacted testily to the Dutch purchase of the 12.

Dutch to match French stake in Air-France KLM

Den Haag - The Dutch government announced Tuesday it has bought a stake in Air France-KLM in a bid to match the French state's influence on the airline after a series of rows about its management.The purchase of a 12.

Dutch government takes stake in Air-France KLM

Den Haag - The Netherlands has bought a stake in Air France-KLM in a bid to match the French state's influence over the airline, the Dutch finance minister said Tuesday.The purchase of a 12.

Dutch fishermen fear stormy Brexit seas ahead

Den Helder - It's a beautiful spring morning on an unusually calm North Sea, but from the wheelhouse of his trawler Dutch skipper Cor Vonk can see a man-made storm brewing.

Three AFP photographers nominated for World Press Photo Awards

Den Haag - Photographers for Agence France-Presse received four nominations Wednesday in the 2019 World Press Photo of the Year Award, with the winners to be announced at a gala event in April.

Dutch unveil furry Brexit monster

Den Haag - What's big, blue, furry and monstrous? For the Netherlands the answer is simple: Brexit.

Dutch to set up Venezuela aid hub on Curacao: minister

Den Haag - The Netherlands will set up a hub for humanitarian aid for Venezuela in the Caribbean island of Curacao, off the coast of the troubled South American country, the government said.

Dutch unveil furry Brexit monster

Den Haag - What's big, blue, furry and causes trouble? For the Netherlands the answer to this riddle is simple: Brexit.

Dutch staff warn Air France-KLM of strikes over chief

Den Haag - Dutch airline managers have warned Air France-KLM of possible strikes if KLM chief executive Pieter Elbers is not reappointed, reports said on Monday.

Dutch students march for climate as protests spread

Den Haag - Thousands of Dutch students skipped classes to march for action on climate change on Thursday, following the example of young demonstrators in Belgium and other countries for the first time.

Dutch former anti-Islam MP says he's become a Muslim

Den Haag - A Dutch former far-right MP and right-hand man of anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders set tongues wagging in the Netherlands on Tuesday after revealing he has converted to Islam.

Tax reprieve for Dutch citizens in UK if no-deal Brexit

Den Haag - Tens-of-thousands of Dutch citizens living in Britain will have until the end of the year to get their taxes in order in case of a no-deal Brexit, the Dutch government said Monday.

Wary Dutch hire foreign vets for Brexit customs checks

Den Haag - The Netherlands is hiring around 100 mainly foreign veterinarians to check imported animals and food from Britain in its latest contingency plan for a no-deal Brexit, the government said Friday.

Reprieve for church asylum family after Dutch parliament deal

Den Haag - A Dutch church said Wednesday it would finally halt a marathon three-month-long religious service aimed at stopping the deportation of an Armenian family after a parliamentary deal was struck that will allow them to stay.

'Muppet' and radio rhymes warn Dutch of Brexit perils

Den Haag - Using rhyming radio ads and a puppet intended to represent Brexit, the Netherlands launched a media blitz Monday to warn firms about the impact of Britain's departure from the EU.

Dutch reject Italian call to take 47 rescued migrants

Den Haag - The Netherlands on Monday refused a request by Italy to take in 47 migrants stuck on board a Dutch-flagged rescue ship that Italian ports have refused to allow to dock.

Dutchmen jailed over huge Amsterdam airport diamond heist

Den Haag - A Dutch court on Monday jailed three men over a daring $72 million diamond robbery in 2005 at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport, one of the world's biggest ever heists, the court service said.
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John Lennon and Yoko Ono - Bed-in for Peace - Amsterdam Hilton Hotel - 25 March 1969.
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There are 150 Siemens Wind Power turbines, covering 68 square kilometers in the North Sea off the coast of Netherlands.
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Parking space for bicycles in the bicycle capital Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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A farmer in the Netherlands gave his pigs a water slide to keep cool in summer.
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Tesla Model S charging at a public charging station in Zoutelande, the Netherlands.
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Male and female storks happily united once again.
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Electric car being charged in Amsterdam.
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Geert Wilders during an interview for the BBC's HardTalk
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The tulip fields in the Lisse and the Keukenhof area of the Netherlands captured by a GoPro Hero 3 on a drone.
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Oosterpark in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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The Korps Commandotroepen is a military counter-terrorism team of the Netherlands Army. In this image the members of the team are being trained in Counter-Terrorism tactics. The team's motto is "Now or Never."
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Stork on the lookout atop a farm building. Annually, these birds return to their nests in a few selected villages. Friesland, the Netherlands
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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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12m Flash Mob in Dam Square  Amsterdam on May 12  2012
12m Flash Mob in Dam Square, Amsterdam on May 12, 2012
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World's first bus powered by formic acid.
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