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Russia vetoes UN resolution on MH17 tribunal

New York - Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution Wednesday that sought to set up a special tribunal to try those responsible for shooting down flight MH17 over Ukraine.

Dutch PM appeals to Putin not to veto MH17 vote at UN

Den Haag - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday made an "urgent" appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin not to veto a UN Security Council resolution to try those who shot down flight MH17 over Ukraine.

Ban on Dutch flowers 'highly probable': Russian watchdog

Moscow - Dutch flowers represent a sanitary "threat" to Russia and could be banned in the country, its agricultural watchdog said Tuesday, as Moscow's relations with The Hague have reached their nadir.

Islamic group fundraiser faces U.S. terror charges

Washington - An alleged fundraiser for a violent extremist group that supports the so-called Islamic State faced terrorism charges in US court Monday.Irfan Demirtas, also known as Nasrullah, was arrested in January and extradited from Germany on Friday.

Russia submits alternative UN resolution on MH17

New York - Russia on Monday introduced an alternative draft resolution at the UN Security Council in a bid to thwart the creation of a tribunal that would prosecute those responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over rebel-held east Ukraine.

Memorials for MH17 victims as calls grow for justice

Nieuwegein - Relatives of victims of flight MH17 that was shot down over Ukraine a year ago joined emotional memorials on Friday as calls mounted for a UN-backed tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the tragedy.

Britain joins call for MH17 tribunal as relatives mourn dead

Den Haag - Britain on Friday joined a chorus of countries calling for a UN-backed tribunal to prosecute those responsible for downing flight MH17, as relatives remembered their dead in ceremonies on the first anniversary of the disaster.

Families of MH17 victims sue ex-rebel leader for $900 mn

Moscow - Relatives of MH17 crash victims have filed a nearly $900 million suit against a former leader of Ukrainian insurgents over the shooting down of the passenger jet in July last year.

Putin says MH17 tribunal would be counterproductive

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that establishing an international tribunal to prosecute those behind the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over rebel-held east Ukraine would be counterproductive.

Srebrenica's ghosts still haunt the Dutch 20 years on

Den Haag - Two decades after the Srebrenica massacre, one burning question still sears the Netherlands's collective consciousness: could Dutch UN peacekeepers have done more to save almost 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys from slaughter?

Russia opposes UN tribunal for MH17 culprits

New York - Russia said Thursday it will oppose a draft UN resolution circulated by Malaysia on establishing an international tribunal to prosecute those behind the downing of Flight MH17 over Ukraine.

Malaysia asks UN to set up MH17 tribunal

New York - Malaysia on Wednesday circulated a draft UN resolution on establishing an international tribunal that it said would guarantee an independent trial for those behind the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine.

'Silent march' for police victim after Dutch riots

Den Haag - Hundreds of residents of The Hague staged a "silent march" on Saturday afternoon to protest the death of a Caribbean man who died after being forcefully arrested by Dutch police, sparking four days of riots in the city.

Young man who stormed Dutch TV gets 2.5 years in jail

Den Haag - A young Dutchman who stormed national television studios armed with a fake gun and demanding airtime early this year was on Friday handed a two-and-a-half year sentence.Identified only as Tarik Z.

UN 'best option' for trying MH17 suspects: Dutch PM

Den Haag - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte called Friday for the creation of an international tribunal to try those responsible for downing a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine last year.

Two MH17 victims' remains 'unlikely' to be found: Dutch minister

Den Haag - Chances of finding human remains of the last two victims of last year's MH17 air crash in Ukraine were "unlikely", Dutch Justice Minister Ard van der Steur said Tuesday.

Dutch prosecutors probe 'persons of interest' in MH17 crash

Rotterdam - Dutch prosecutors said Tuesday they have identified many "persons of interest" in their probe into the shooting down of flight MH17 over Ukraine, but no definite suspects.

Fugitive rabbi can be extradited to Israel: Dutch supreme court

Den Haag - The Dutch Supreme Court on Tuesday authorised the extradition of the leader of a Jewish Hasidic sect wanted in Israel for alleged indecent assault of women and girls.

'Feminist drone' delivers abortion pills to Poland

Varsovia - Feminist activists on Saturday sent a drone from Germany to Poland carrying abortion pills to highlight the staunchly Catholic country's restrictive abortion laws.

MH17 tribunal idea is 'counterproductive': Russian official

Moscow - A senior Russian official on Friday rejected calls for the establishment of a UN tribunal to try those responsible for the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine last year.

Key Muslim body Al-Azhar condemns 'sick' Mohammed cartoons

Cairo - The leading Sunni Muslim seat of learning, Al-Azhar, on Thursday denounced the "sick imagination" behind cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed that were aired on Dutch national television.

Dutch state apologises for three Srebrenica deaths

Den Haag - The Netherlands has for the first time apologised to relatives of Bosnian Muslim men murdered at Srebrenica in 1995, the Dutch defence ministry said on Thursday.

Facebook must hand over 'revenge porn' ID, Dutch court rules

Den Haag - A Dutch court on Thursday ordered Facebook to hand over the identity of someone who posted a revenge porn video on the social network, or face having its servers opened up to an outside investigator.

Dutch populist airs Mohammed cartoons on national TV

Den Haag - Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders on Wednesday aired cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed on national television, claiming "freedom of speech must always prevail over violence.

Netherlands, Malaysia push for UN tribunal for MH17 culprits

New York - The Netherlands, Malaysia and three other countries want a UN tribunal to be set up to try those responsible for the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine last year, a senior diplomat said Wednesday.

'Nearly half' of MH17's wreckage still in Ukraine

Kiev - A top pro-Russian rebel said Wednesday that nearly half the wreckage of the Malaysia Airline jet shot down over Ukraine last year remain strewn across fields controlled by the separatists.

Dutch court orders state to slash greenhouse emissions

Den Haag - A Dutch court on Wednesday ordered the state to slash greenhouse gas emissions nationwide by at least 25 percent by 2020, in a case that could serve as a blueprint for activists around the world.

Dutch populist blames 'misunderstanding' as Mohammed cartoons not aired

Den Haag - Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders blamed a "misunderstanding" for the failure Saturday of his planned airing of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, insisting they would now be broadcast next week."I have just spoken to NPO boss (Henk) Hagoort.

Dutch paediatricians back right to die for under 12s

Den Haag - Terminally ill children in unbearable suffering should be given the right to die, the Dutch Paediatricians Association said on Friday, urging the suppression of the current 12-year age limit.

Malaysia to deport four Westerners over nude photos on sacred peak

Kota Kinabalu - Four Western tourists were ordered deported from Malaysia on Friday after pleading guilty to obscenity charges for taking nude photos on a popular climbing peak, an act some in the country blamed for causing a deadly earthquake.
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