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Philippines peace talks with communist rebels break down

Noordwijk Aan Zee - Peace talks between the Philippine government and communist insurgents broke down on Saturday after a dispute over the rebels' ordering their fighters to step up attacks.

Philippines peace talks with communist rebels break down

Noordwijk Aan Zee - Peace talks between the Philippine government and communist insurgents broke down on Saturday after a dispute over the rebels' ordering their fighters to step up attacks.

Philippines peace talks with communist rebels break down

Noordwijk Aan Zee - Peace talks between the Philippine government and communist insurgents broke down on Saturday after a dispute over the rebels' ordering their fighters to step up attacks.

Dutch funeral expo digs up the latest in death trends

Amsterdam - Coffins decked out with board games, gravesites doubling as vegetable patches or children's toy "funeral building bricks" complete with a hearse and crematorium -- just some of the latest trends for dealing with death.

Effort to form new Dutch govt coalition hits impasse

Den Haag - Tough negotiations on forming a Dutch coalition government appeared to hit an impasse Monday, despite the winners of the March elections spending the weekend mulling their options.

Children in war zones need education, say campaigners

Den Haag - Campaigners Friday pleaded for more help for millions of children in conflict zones who are missing years of school, revealing only two percent of humanitarian aid funds goes towards education.

Children in war zones need education, say campaigners

Den Haag - Campaigners Friday pleaded for more help for millions of children in conflict zones who are missing years of school, revealing only two percent of humanitarian aid funds goes towards education.

Dutch MPs oppose headscarf proposal for Amsterdam police

Den Haag - Dutch lawmakers have voiced opposition to a proposal by Amsterdam's top police official to consider allowing female Muslim agents to wear headscarfs, Dutch media reported Friday.

Dutch king to spread wings with Boeing 737 training

Den Haag - Dutch King Willem-Alexander, who works part-time as a commercial pilot, is to start conversion training to fly Boeing 737 passenger jets, a Dutch newspaper reported Wednesday.

Dutch parties fail to form new coalition government

Den Haag - Differences over immigration have scuppered attempts to form a four-party coalition government in The Netherlands, after more than eight weeks of negotiations, a top official said late Monday.

Dutch court urged to order DNA tests on late sperm bank doc

Rotterdam - A group of Dutch people born through IVF treatment petitioned a court on Friday seeking DNA tests on the late head of a sperm clinic to determine if he was their father.

World's second largest offshore wind farm is now operational

A new wind farm just came online this week, and it's the second largest in the world. Situated in the North Sea, about 85 kilometers (53 miles) off the coast of Groningen, Netherlands, the Gemini wind farm will provide energy for 1.5 million people.

Dutch IVF kids seek DNA tests from late sperm bank doc

Den Haag - A group of Dutch people born through IVF treatment demanded on Tuesday that DNA tests be done on the late head of a sperm bank who according to reports may have fathered up to 60 children.

Dutch 'abortion boat' arrives off Mexico

Ixtapa - A Dutch sailing boat offering abortions, often in defiance of some country's laws, arrived in international waters off Mexico, the organization crewing it said.

Dutch PM stresses EU unity over Brexit with Danish, Irish leaders

Den Haag - The leaders of the Netherlands, Ireland and Denmark stressed the need for "unity" Friday as the three northern European countries seek to minimise the impact of Britain's divorce from the EU.

Dutch bid to be new home for EU medicine agency

Den Haag - The Netherlands on Thursday made a formal bid to become the new home of the European Medicines Agency which will likely have to relocate from London after Britain leaves the EU.

From Netherlands to Norway, Klangstof on dark rock journey

Indio - When Koen Van Der Wardt was 14, his parents moved with him from their native Netherlands to rural Norway, longing for nature. His musical awakening was an unintended consequence.

Dutch panda mania as giant bears arrive from China

Den Haag - Two giant pandas arrived by plane at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport Wednesday after a marathon 8,000 kilometre journey from China, the first breeding pair on Dutch soil in three decades.

Dutch concern at visit of top Eritrean official

Den Haag - The Dutch government voiced concern Tuesday over a visit by an Eritrean presidential advisor to The Netherlands, where large numbers of refugees have sought shelter after fleeing the repressive nation.

Dutch protest after attack on gay couple

Den Haag - Hundreds demonstrated in Dutch cities Saturday in a show of support for gay rights after a male couple were attacked last week while walking hand-in-hand, media reported.

Dutchmen go hand-in-hand to support gay rights

Den Haag - Dutch male politicians, police and diplomats have taken to streets around the world holding hands this week in a very public show of support after a brutal attack on a gay couple.

Dutchman, British wife arrested in tax fraud probe

Den Haag - Dutch and British tax authorities have arrested a Dutch man and his British wife, recovering millions of euros in an ongoing tax evasion probe apparently involving Swiss bank accounts, officials said Wednesday.

Dutch-Turks start voting in Erdogan referendum

Den Haag - Turkish voters based in The Netherlands started casting early ballots Wednesday in a referendum which could boost President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers, amid an ongoing diplomatic spat between Ankara and Europe.

Dutch cyberbully loses bid against Canada extradition

Den Haag - A Dutchman convicted of cyberbullying lost his appeal on Tuesday against being extradited to Canada to face charges linked to the suicide of a teenager who suffered online harassment.

Dutch clog-makers hoping to put a stamp on the future

Rixtel - Just decades ago there were thousands. Now only about 30 Dutch clog-makers remain, fighting to save a dying craft with the wooden shoes more often found today as fridge-magnets rather than footwear.

Credit Suisse apparent target of massive tax fraud probe

Geneva - Authorities in Europe and Australia announced a sweeping tax evasion probe Friday reportedly targeting Credit Suisse clients and senior employees, as investigators detailed arrests and the seizure of artworks and gold.

Dutch doctors against 'life complete' assisted suicide

Den Haag - Dutch doctors have come out against a controversial proposed law that would allow assisted suicide for those who feel their lives are complete, and not just for people in unbearable suffering.

Man, toddler killed as car collides with Dutch train

Den Haag - A man and his three-year-old son were killed Monday when their car collided with a train at an unmanned crossing in the northern Netherlands, Dutch police said.

Official Dutch results confirm win for Liberals

Den Haag - The Netherlands formally confirmed Tuesday the results of last week's general election won by ruling Prime Minister Mark Rutte's Liberals, as political horse-trading gathered pace to form a coalition government.

Dijsselbloem 'mail bomb target', says spokesman

Den Haag - Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem was targeted by a mail bomb which had been "intercepted," his spokesman said Tuesday, a day after Greek police found eight "suspect" packages addressed to European officials.
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Ship and crew installing turbine.
Ship and crew installing turbine.
Gemini Wind Park
Jettie Brands from the Netherlands now makes San Francisco her home. She and her beau Ron Viner were...
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
Self-Portrait -  A Portrait of Peace
Self-Portrait - 'A Portrait of Peace'
Liseth Visser
A typical Dutch produced DAF 2 cylinder car from the 1960s and 1970s
A typical Dutch produced DAF 2 cylinder car from the 1960s and 1970s
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Gemini Wind Park
Located in the North Sea  the Gemini Wind Park off the coast of the Netherlands will generate enough...
Located in the North Sea, the Gemini Wind Park off the coast of the Netherlands will generate enough renewable energy to supply 785,000 households with clean energy.
Gemini Wind Park
One of 60 000 suspension bridges in the Netherlands that allow traffic to pass on both water and roa...
One of 60,000 suspension bridges in the Netherlands that allow traffic to pass on both water and road.
Snapshot of the H5N1 Mutation at YouTube  Harvard Cell Animation
Snapshot of the H5N1 Mutation at YouTube "Harvard Cell Animation"
Geert Wilders during an interview for the BBC s HardTalk
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 o...
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
Oosterpark in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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A sign with posters of political candidates in the Netherlands
A sign with posters of political candidates in the Netherlands
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Electric car being charged in Amsterdam.
Electric car being charged in Amsterdam.
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Glow in the dark road  technology
Glow in the dark road, technology
Studio Roosegaarde
The new hand built high performance Vencer Sarthe goes through its paces
The new hand built high performance Vencer Sarthe goes through its paces
Vencer Cars Netherlands
The new Vencer Sarthe
The new Vencer Sarthe
Vencer Cars
Going green with the technology
Going green with the technology
Studio Roosegaarde
Male and female storks happily united once again.
Male and female storks happily united once again.
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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