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Dutch destroy millions of flowers as coronavirus wilts sales

Naaldwijk - It's tulip season in The Netherlands but this year growers are destroying millions of flowers a day, in unprecedented scenes as the coronavirus pandemic has cut demand.

Top Dutch museums close over coronavirus

Den Haag - The Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh museums in the Dutch capital Amsterdam said Thursday they were closing until the end of March to help halt the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

Russian meddling casts 'dark shadow' over MH17 trial: prosecutors

Badhoevedorp - Dutch prosecutors accused Russia on Tuesday of interfering with the probe into the downing of flight MH17 and casting a "dark shadow" over the trial of four suspects in the disaster.

Dutch king apologises for violence during Indonesian independence war

Jakarta - Dutch King Willem-Alexander apologised to Indonesia on Tuesday for "excessive violence" during the former colony's independence struggle in the 1940s.

Victims' names read out in sombre start to MH17 trial

Amsterdam - Bereaved family members listened silently with bowed heads as the names of all 298 victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 were read out on Monday at the start of the trial of four men accused of downing the plane.

Dutch MH17 trial to start without suspects

Amsterdam - The trial of four men accused of murder over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in 2014 opens in the Netherlands on Monday, even though the suspects are still at large.

Dutch trial seeks justice for MH17 families

Den Haag - The Netherlands will put four people on trial next week over the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014, giving families hope of justice even if the suspects are not in the dock.

Rare Ethiopian crown, hidden for 21 years in the Netherlands, returns home

Addis Ababa - Ethiopia's government on Thursday assumed custody of a priceless 18th-century crown that a former refugee had kept hidden in his apartment in the Netherlands for two decades.

Coronavirus buffets Air France as 2019 profits dive

Paris - French-Dutch airline Air France-KLM said Thursday the coronavirus has blown a large hole in 2020 earnings to date while separately unveiling lower profits for 2019.

Amsterdam eyes 'erotic centre' as new red light district

Den Haag - Amsterdam is looking at moving part of its red light district indoors to an "erotic" complex where prostitutes no longer beckon customers through street-front windows that often attract rowdy tourists.

Court backs Yukos shareholders against Kremlin in $50 bn case

Den Haag - A Dutch court Tuesday upheld an appeal by shareholders of the dismantled oil giant Yukos in a landmark ruling, boosting their fight in a $50 billion case for compensation.

Netherlands says it rejected Moscow offer for MH17 prosecution

Den Haag - The Netherlands has turned down an offer by Russia to prosecute three men suspected of involvement in the 2014 downing of a passenger jet over eastern Ukraine, the Dutch justice minister said Wednesday.

Dutch govt offers first apology for WWII persecution of Jews

Den Haag - Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Sunday made the Netherlands' first government apology for the war-time persecution of Jews.

Dutch farm dad 'beat bad spirits out of kids'

Den Haag - A Dutchman isolated six of his children in a remote farmhouse from birth and beat them to drive out "bad spirits," prosecutors told a court on Tuesday.Gerrit Jan van D.

Dutch farm dad 'beat bad spirits out of kids'

Den Haag - A Dutchman isolated six of his children in a remote farmhouse from birth and beat them to drive out "bad spirits" from the outside world, prosecutors told a court on Tuesday.Gerrit Jan van D.

Dutch police arrest four after foiled jailbreak

Den Haag - Dutch police arrested four people Sunday suspected of taking part in a foiled attempt to spring a prisoner from a high-security prison during which a delivery van was set on fire.

Geert Wilders relaunches Mohammed cartoon competition

Den Haag - Far-right Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders said he was reviving a Prophet Mohammed cartoon competition Saturday, more than a year after cancelling a similar contest that sparked demonstrations and death threats.

Three minors stabbed in The Hague shopping area

Den Haag - Dutch police were hunting an assailant who stabbed three minors in The Hague's main shopping street as people looked for bargains on Black Friday.

Three wounded in stabbing in shopping street in The Hague: Dutch police

Den Haag - Three people were wounded in a stabbing in one of the main shopping streets in the centre of the Dutch city of The Hague on Friday night, police said."Stabbing incident with several wounded at the Grote Marktstraat in The Hague.

Suu Kyi fans join VIP tours for Rohingya genocide trial

Ardent fans of Aung San Suu Kyi are snapping up spots on $2,000 tours to The Hague, in a display of moral support as Myanmar faces charges of genocide over the Rohingya crisis at the UN's top court in December.

Australian, Dutch police break up massive ecstasy smuggling operation

Sydney - International police have broken up a huge drug smuggling operation preventing millions of ecstasy pills flooding into Australia, officials said Friday, as a minister claimed the drugs were timed to target holidaying teens.

Migrants found alive in refrigerated truck on Dutch-UK ferry

Den Haag - A ferry crew found 25 migrants in a refrigerated container on a boat sailing from the Netherlands to Britain on Tuesday, emergency services said.

Tata Steel to cut up to 3,000 jobs in Europe

Den Haag - Indian group Tata Steel said Monday it would slash up to 3,000 jobs in Europe as it restructures European operations following the collapse of a planned merger.

Oscar Wilde's stolen ring found by Dutch 'art detective'

Amsterdam - A golden ring once given as a present by the famed Irish writer Oscar Wilde has been recovered by a Dutch "art detective" nearly 20 years after it was stolen from Britain's Oxford University.

Dutch flaunt Brexit booty with EU agency opening

Amsterdam - The Netherlands showed off the spoils of Brexit on Friday as it officially handed over the European Medicines Agency's new building in Amsterdam after the regulator was forced to move from London.

MH17 calls 'show ties between Russian officials, rebels'

Den Haag - International investigators looking into the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine released intercepted phone calls on Thursday showing close links between "high-ranking" Russian officials and rebel suspects facing trial over the crash.

Dutch man arrested for 'Black Pete' suicide bomb threat

Den Haag - Dutch police have arrested a man who threatened in a social media post to blow himself up over plans to sideline "Black Pete", a Christmas-time character provoking accusations of racist stereotyping.

Accidental hijack alarm triggers Amsterdam airport chaos

Den Haag - A pilot accidentally set off a hijack alarm on a plane at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Wednesday, triggering a huge security operation by Dutch police.

Dutch judge extends custody for farmhouse cult suspects

Den Haag - A Dutch judge on Wednesday extended the detention of two men suspected of keeping a family captive for nearly a decade in a farmhouse by another 90 days.

Germany resists fresh calls to boost govt spending

Paris - Germany resisted fresh pressure Wednesday to boost European growth through increased public spending after incoming European Central Bank chief Christine Lagarde urged countries with budget surpluses to open their purse strings.
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Storks are large birds, looking majestic when overhead in the air.
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Spring also brings the flowers of which millions are exported all over the world each year.
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An empty Netherlands beer bottle.
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Male and female storks happily united once again.
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2 trains collided in Amsterdam on April 21, 2012
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A farmer in the Netherlands gave his pigs a water slide to keep cool in summer.
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