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Dutch PM says 'no tweaks' to Brexit plan

Den Haag - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte warned British counterpart Theresa May on Friday that there could be "no tweaks" to the Brexit deal that the parliament in London rejected this week.

Dutch journalist deported from Turkey over alleged terror links

Istanbul - Turkey deported a Dutch journalist on Thursday after Turkish officials said Ankara received a tip-off from police in the Netherlands that she had suspected links to a jihadist group in Syria.

Clogs gift for EU medicines agency's Brexit move

Amsterdam - Dutch officials handed over a pair of clogs and the keys to the European Medicines Agency's temporary base in Amsterdam on Wednesday as the watchdog prepares to leave London after Brexit.

EU hits Iran with sanctions after murder plots

Den Haag - The EU hit Iran's intelligence services with sanctions Tuesday after accusing Tehran of being behind plots to assassinate regime opponents on Dutch, Danish and French soil.

Dutch to give free legal aid for MH17 claims

Den Haag - The Netherlands will provide free legal advice to relatives of those killed in the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine for damages claims, the Dutch justice minister said Monday.

Army helps Dutch island clean-up after ship spills cargo

Den Haag - The Dutch military joined beach clean-up efforts on Friday, two days after some 270 shipping containers tumbled from one of the world's biggest cargo boats into the North Sea in stormy weather.

Dangerous powder from lost cargo found on Dutch island

Den Haag - A bag containing dangerous powder washed up on a small Dutch island on Thursday, a day after a cargo ship called MSC Zoe lost some 270 containers in rough weather, officials said.

Ship loses potentially dangerous cargo in North Sea: Coastguard

Den Haag - A cargo ship caught in rough North Sea weather lost at least 270 containers, including four holding potentially dangerous substances, the Dutch and German coastguards said Wednesday.

Five terror suspects held in Netherlands, Germany

Den Haag - Dutch security forces arrested four people in the port city of Rotterdam on Saturday on suspicion of preparing for a "terrorist crime", police said, while a fifth suspect was detained in Germany.

Dutch mounted police break up 'yellow vest' protest

Den Haag - Dutch police on horseback broke up a "Yellow Vest" protest in The Hague on Saturday and arrested eight people after the demonstration turned violent, police said.

Dutch dash asylum family's Christmas miracle hopes

Den Haag - A Dutch church said Friday it would run round-the-clock religious services to stop the deportation of an Armenian family, after the Netherlands refused them special asylum just days before Christmas.

Dutch may take Russia to court over MH17

Den Haag - The Netherlands is considering dragging Russia to an international court over the downing of flight MH17 after talks over responsibility ground to an impasse, the Dutch foreign minister said Thursday.

Dutch PM warns against copying Brexit 'chaos'

Den Haag - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte warned the Netherlands on Monday against emulating the "chaos" and division of Britain's decision to leave the European Union.

Heavy fog grounds flights in the Netherlands

Den Haag - Heavy fog over the Netherlands forced at least one airport to close its runways and divert inbound flights Sunday, leaving thousands of passengers stranded, the airports and news reports said.

Dutch build artificial islands to bring wildlife back

Lelystad - Dutch ranger Andre Donker sighs as he looks out at the rippling grey waters of the Markermeer, one of Europe's largest freshwater lakes. "Once upon a time it was teeming with fish here," he says.

Dutch to boost defence spending for more F-35 jets

Den Haag - The Netherlands pledged Friday to boost its defence spending in the coming year to buy more F-35 fighter jets and strengthen its special forces and cyber capabilities, officials said.

Brexit could wilt huge Dutch flower trade

Aalsmeer - Every day from dawn, a fleet of forklift trucks carries crates of roses, tulips, chrysanthemums and 22,000 other flower varieties through the world's biggest flower market.

Dozens of mafia suspects held in international sting

Den Haag - Police arrested dozens of suspected mobsters in Europe and South America on Wednesday in a huge international swoop targeting Italy's notorious 'Ndrangheta mafia clan, officials said.

Dutchman, 69, loses legal bid to be 20 years younger

Den Haag - A Dutch court Monday slapped down an attempt by a self-described "young god" just shy of his 70th birthday to slash his age by 20 years to enhance his prospects in life and love.

Dutch church prays 24/7 to shield Armenian family from deportation

Den Haag - A Dutch church has resorted to the power of prayer to stop the deportation of an Armenian family sheltering there, holding round-the-clock religious services for more than a month to keep police at bay, officials said Friday.

Rare Van Gogh photo is of Vincent's brother, say experts

Amsterdam - For decades bright-eyed boy in the photograph was believed to be the legendary artist Vincent Van Gogh at the age of 13.

Renault, Nissan alliance in first talks since Ghosn arrest

Paris - The heads of automakers Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi will meet Thursday for the first time since the shock arrest of Carlos Ghosn threw their fractured alliance into the open.

The modern artists for whom the ancient Dutch bells toll

Utrecht - When a musical legend dies, a tribute can often be heard ringing out from the most unexpected of places: the tallest church tower in the Netherlands.

Looted St Mark mosaic returns home to Cyprus

Nicosia - Cyprus has welcomed home a rare sixth-century Christian mosaic from the Byzantine period four decades after it was looted from a church in the island's Turkish-held north, Cypriot authorities said Tuesday.

After Airbnb, calls for Booking.com to remove West Bank listings

Jerusalem - Human Rights Watch on Tuesday urged Booking.com to follow the example of Airbnb and withdraw listings for rentals located in settlements in the Israeli-occupied West Bank.

But is it art? Pranksters plant missing 'Picasso' in Romania

Den Haag - A writer who thought she had found a painting by Pablo Picasso stolen in an infamous art heist six years ago said Sunday she was the victim of a "publicity stunt", Dutch media reported.

Missing 'Picasso' thought found in Romania a hoax: report

Den Haag - A writer who thought she had found a masterpiece by Pablo Picasso stolen in an infamous art heist six years ago said Sunday she was the victim of a "publicity stunt", the NOS Dutch public newscaster reported.

'Picasso' stolen in Rotterdam possibly found in Romania

Bucharest - One of seven paintings stolen six years ago from a museum in The Netherlands as part of a spectacular art heist may have been found in Romania, the public prosector in Bucharest said Sunday.

Missing St Mark mosaic finally returns to Cyprus

Den Haag - One of the last missing pieces of Byzantine art stolen from Cyprus in the 1970s was handed back this week by a renowned, and proud Dutch art investigator.

Jailed war criminal Mladic 'sends kisses' live on Serb TV

Belgrade - Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic, sentenced to life imprisonment for genocide, spoke live by telephone to a Serbian television channel from a Dutch jail Friday saying he was sending kisses, sparking outrage and increased monitoring from authorities...
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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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Snapshot of the H5N1 Mutation at YouTube "Harvard Cell Animation"
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A typical Dutch produced DAF 2 cylinder car from the 1960s and 1970s
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Oosterpark in Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Ship and crew installing turbine.
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The Korps Commandotroepen is a military counter-terrorism team of the Netherlands Army. In this imag...
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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Zilla van den Born went on a virtual five-week holiday in southeastern Asia without leaving Amsterda...
Zilla van den Born went on a virtual five-week holiday in southeastern Asia without leaving Amsterdam.
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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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refugee camp in Netherlands
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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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The agrarian North of the Netherlands is quite empty. You can take extensive walks through the count...
The agrarian North of the Netherlands is quite empty. You can take extensive walks through the countryside amidst cows, channels, churches and open green spaces.
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Screenshot of Robin Van Persie's header goal during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil
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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 sign with posters of political candidates in the Netherlands
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Screenshot from "SolaRoad" intro video
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Young girl from the Netherlands.
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Tesla Model S charging at a public charging station in Zoutelande, the Netherlands.
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Tour de France 2010 route
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