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Rebels return 80 fewer bodies than promised from MH17, experts say

Donetsk - International monitors on Tuesday said body parts still lay scattered at eastern Ukraine's unsecured crash site of downed flight MH17, as Dutch experts said they were given 80 fewer corpses than promised by the rebels.
In the Media by AFP

Evidence mounts of MH17 missile strike, but proof elusive

The Hague - With evidence mounting that a surface-to-air missile brought down flight MH17 in Ukraine, experts warned Tuesday that proof remains a long way off and only satellite images can identify who pushed the button.
In the Media by Nicolas Delauney (AFP)

Ukraine train carrying MH17 bodies arrives in govt-held town

Kharkiv - A train carrying some 280 bodies from downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 arrived Tuesday in the government-controlled city of Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine, an AFP journalist at the scene said.
In the Media by AFP

Putin 'will help recover bodies, black boxes': Dutch PM

The Hague - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday promised Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte he will help retrieve bodies and black boxes from the Ukrainian rebel-held crash site of flight MH17.
In the Media by AFP

Putin 'must take responsibility' for crash site access: Dutch PM

The Hague - Vladimir Putin must act to allow access to the Ukranian rebel-held crash site of flight MH17 so bodies can be removed, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Saturday after a "very intense" conversation with the Russian president.
In the Media by AFP

Dutch PM vows justice for dead 'if Malaysia plane attacked'

The Hague - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Friday vowed "not to rest" in tracking down those responsible for downing Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 if it emerges it was attacked.
In the Media by AFP

Tears, shock as Netherlands mourns plane crash victims

- Distraught and sobbing relatives poured into Amsterdam's Schiphol airport as the nation reeled from the news 154 of its citizens were aboard a Malaysian plane believed to have been shot down in Ukraine.
In the Media by Jan Hennop (AFP)

Dutch court rules state liable over 300 Srebrenica victims

The Hague - A Dutch court ruled Wednesday that the state was liable for the deaths of over 300 Bosnian Muslim men and boys in the Srebrenica massacre, the worst atrocity on European soil since World War II.
In the Media by Nicolas Delauney (AFP)

Netherlands claim UFWC title with hard fought Costa Rica win

The Netherlands have won the Unofficial Football World Champions title and a place in the semi-finals of the World Cup after a long-fought match against surprise package Costa Rica.
In the Media by Kris Coombes - 1 comment

Dutchman van der Sloot weds in Peruvian prison

Lima - Dutchman Joran van der Sloot, who is serving a 28-year prison sentence for killing a Peruvian woman in 2010, has married his pregnant girlfriend.
In the Media by AFP

Amsterdam revolts against Libeskind Holocaust memorial

Amsterdam - Amsterdam residents fearing the loss of a popular park have rejected a multi-million-euro Holocaust memorial by famed US architect Daniel Libeskind, forcing officials to rethink the plan.
In the Media by Nicolas Delaunay (AFP)

World Cup: Watch the stunning header goal by Robin Van Persie

Video is surfacing of one of the most incredible goals of the 2014 World Cup...so far. The Netherlands' Robin Van Persie headed in a goal to tie the match versus Spain in the 43th minute.
In the Media by David Silverberg - 2 comments

Dutch halal sex shop hooks up with German erotic giant

The Hague - A Dutch online shop selling halal sex products announced Wednesday an alliance with Europe's largest erotic retailer to tap into the lucrative Muslim market, potentially worth billions of euros.
In the Media by AFP

Dutch populist Wilders caught by own campaign

The Hague - Dutch populist Geert Wilders was a surprise failure of the European elections, having failed to motivate his own supporters to go out and vote despite an aggressively anti-EU campaign.
In the Media by Nicolas Delauny (AFP)

Wilders dismisses ally Le Pen's 'ridiculous' ebola comment

The Hague - Dutch populist Geert Wilders on Thursday dismissed as "ridiculous" a comment by his political ally French far-right veteran Jean-Marie Le Pen that the ebola virus could address Europe's immigration "problem"."I don’t agree with it.
In the Media by AFP

Dutch populist targets 'Brussels monster' from within

The Hague - Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders is riding high ahead of this month's European Parliament elections, hoping to destroy from within what he calls the 'monster of Brussels'.
In the Media by Jan Hennop (AFP)

Nigeria gunmen free Dutch hostages: Foreign ministry

The Hague - Niger Delta gunmen have released three Dutch nationals who were abducted a week earlier, the Dutch foreign ministry confirmed on Sunday.
In the Media by AFP

Three Dutch nationals kidnapped in Nigeria oil region

Lagos - Three Dutch nationals working for a civil society group were kidnapped in Nigeria's oil producing region while on their way to inspect a hospital built by US oil giant Chevron, the military said Monday. "There were from the Netherlands.
In the Media by AFP

Freedom for killer of Dutch far-right leader Fortuyn

The Hague - The man who murdered flamboyant far-right Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn was freed on Friday after serving two-thirds of an 18-year sentence, the justice ministry said.
In the Media by AFP

Dutch arrest 30 Greenpeace activists blocking Russian tanker

The Hague - Dutch police on Thursday arrested around 30 Greenpeace activists, including the captain of the lobby group's flagship Rainbow Warrior, as they tried to stop a Russian tanker delivering Arctic oil from docking.
In the Media by Charles Onians (AFP) - 1 comment

Video: Tulip field patchwork captured by drone

Lisse - It all goes to show that drones can also be used for a good purpose (besides delivering beer and pizza that is). A DJI Phantom 2 drone with a GoPro Hero 3 on board caught this incredible and colorful patchwork in the Netherlands.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Netherlands turns orange for first ever 'King's Day'

The Hague - Hundreds of thousands of orange-clad Dutch lined the streets on Saturday as the Netherlands celebrated its first-ever "King's Day" in honour of Willem-Alexander, inaugurated one year ago.
In the Media by AFP - 2 comments

Dutch teen, 14, arrested for Twitter airline threat

The Hague - Dutch police have arrested a teenaged girl after she allegedly tweeted a threat to American Airlines posing as an al-Qaeda member, a police spokesman said on Monday.
In the Media by AFP

Dutch state to pay historic Srebrenica compensation

The Hague - The Dutch government said Thursday it would pay 20,000 euros to relatives of three Bosnian Muslim men murdered after peacekeepers expelled them from a UN compound at Srebrenica in 1995.
In the Media by Nicolas Delaunay (AFP)

Dutch priest who saw Syria as home shot dead in Homs

Damascus - Dutch priest Frans van der Lugt, who gained renown for his insistence on staying in Syria's besieged city of Homs, has been shot dead by a masked gunman.
In the Media by AFP

Dutch priest who saw Syria as home shot dead in Homs

Damascus - Dutch priest Frans van der Lugt, who gained renown for his insistence on staying in Syria's besieged city of Homs, was shot dead there on Monday by a masked gunman.
In the Media by AFP

Philip Morris to close Dutch factory, lose 1,200 jobs

The Hague - Tobacco giant Philip Morris said on Friday it wants to close its factory in the Netherlands later this year at the cost of 1,230 jobs, blaming a "severe decline" in sales.
In the Media by AFP

5,000 police complaints against Dutch populist Wilders

The Hague - Dutch police have received around 5,000 complaints of discrimination against populist Geert Wilders after he called for "fewer Moroccans", the prosecutor's office said Thursday.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

Does the US want all older adults on cholesterol meds?

Washington - Nearly every male and most women over 55 could fall under new US guidelines for who should take cholesterol lowering drugs, researchers said Saturday, stirring fresh controversy in the medical world.
In the Media by Kerry Sheridan (AFP)

U.S. guidelines urge more cholesterol meds than Europe

Washington - U.S. guidelines for prescribing cholesterol-lowering drugs to people over 55 call for many more to be taking the medications than in Europe, researchers said Saturday.
In the Media by AFP
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Dawn Arnall and her husband Roland Arnall  center  listen to Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenen...
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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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A typical Dutch produced DAF 2 cylinder car from the 1960s and 1970s
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A typical Dutch produced DAF 2 cylinder car from the 1960s and 1970s
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The tulip fields in the Lisse and the Keukenhof area of the Netherlands captured by a GoPro Hero 3 o...
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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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A farmer in the Netherlands gave his pigs a water slide to keep cool in summer.
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A farmer in the Netherlands gave his pigs a water slide to keep cool in summer.
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Storks are large birds  looking majestic when overhead in the air.
Storks are large birds, looking majestic when overhead in the air.
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The new hand built high performance Vencer Sarthe goes through its paces
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The new hand built high performance Vencer Sarthe goes through its paces
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Screenshot of Robin Van Persie s header goal during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil
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Screenshot of Robin Van Persie's header goal during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil
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A sign with posters of political candidates in the Netherlands
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A sign with posters of political candidates in the Netherlands
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Clock of the Central Station (ca.1890) in Amsterdam  Netherlands.
Clock of the Central Station (ca.1890) in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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Young girl from the Netherlands.
Young girl from the 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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A farmer in the Netherlands gave his pigs a water slide to keep cool in summer.
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The tulip fields in the Lisse and the Keukenhof area of the Netherlands captured by a GoPro Hero 3 o...
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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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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.
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A hot air balloon crashed into a lake in Almere near Amsterdam in the Netherlands carrying 11 passen...
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A hot air balloon crashed into a lake in Almere near Amsterdam in the Netherlands carrying 11 passengers, 2 of which had minor injuries.
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An empty Netherlands beer bottle.
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An empty Netherlands beer bottle.
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Snapshot of the H5N1 Mutation at YouTube  Harvard Cell Animation
Snapshot of the H5N1 Mutation at YouTube "Harvard Cell Animation"
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The new Vencer Sarthe
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The new Vencer Sarthe
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12m Flash Mob in Dam Square  Amsterdam on May 12  2012
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12m Flash Mob in Dam Square, Amsterdam on May 12, 2012
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Parking space for bicycles in the bicycle capital Amsterdam  Netherlands.
Parking space for bicycles in the bicycle capital Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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