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Grey 'blob' takes seat in Ukraine parliament

Friday, February 24th 2017, 13:51
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

MP brings mini copy of Dutch sculpture to parliament to shame absent colleagues.
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Guatemala army blocks Dutch boat offering abortions

Friday, February 24th 2017, 3:18
related countries: Guatemala Guatemala, United States United States

Abortion is only allowed in the Central American nation when the mother's life is at risk.
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Dutch populist Geert Wilders in security leak scare

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017, 23:14

Geert Wilders, who last week called some Moroccans "scum", said the breach was unacceptable.
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Dutch MPs vote to approve cannabis cultivation for first time

Tuesday, February 21st 2017, 19:01

The purchase of small amounts of cannabis is already tolerated, but cultivation has been illegal.
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Kraft Heinz drops Unilever takeover bid

Sunday, February 19th 2017, 19:06

Kraft Heinz "amicably" agrees to withdraw plans to buy Anglo-Dutch giant Unilever
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Dutch populist Geert Wilders talks of Moroccan 'scum'

Saturday, February 18th 2017, 14:47

Geert Wilders heads polls ahead of the 15 March election, but his lead is narrowing.
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Best-selling Miffy the rabbit author Dick Bruna dies

Friday, February 17th 2017, 17:41
related places: Utrecht

The Dutch author who sold more than 80 million children's books dies in the city of Utrecht.
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Material for billion ecstasy pills seized in Netherlands

Thursday, February 9th 2017, 22:46

Dutch police investigate after vast quantities of raw materials are found in a truck trailer.
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'Dutch Trump'

Wednesday, February 8th 2017, 0:15

Geert Wilders promises to stop Islam and make the Netherlands great again and is leading in the polls.
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Dutch to hand count votes over hacking fears

Wednesday, February 1st 2017, 19:24

The move follows reports that software used to tally results could be vulnerable to hackers.
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Dutch justice minister resigns amid drug trafficker payment row

Thursday, January 26th 2017, 21:28

The resignation of Ard van der Steur weakens the government of Mark Rutte ahead of an election.
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What we can learn from the Dutch approach to bringing up kids

Tuesday, January 24th 2017, 1:05
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom, United States United States
related places: Amsterdam

A British mum who lives in Amsterdam and an Asian-American are sharing their insights in a book called The Happiest Kids in the World.
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Dutch PM Rutte: 'If you don't like it here, then leave'

Monday, January 23rd 2017, 16:40

Weeks before the Dutch go to the polls, Mark Rutte targets people who reject the country's values.
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The Gambia: British and Dutch tourists leave after new advice

Wednesday, January 18th 2017, 13:02
related countries: The Gambia The Gambia, United Kingdom United Kingdom

Tourists were told to leave The Gambia following President Yahya Jammeh's refusal to hand power to the president-elect.
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Berlin truck attack: Anis Amri 'may have passed through Netherlands'

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 13:41
related countries: Germany Germany
related places: Berlin

Dutch police probe whether Berlin attacker Anis Amri travelled there after he killed 12 people.
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Dutch IVF centre probes suspected sperm mix-up

Wednesday, December 28th 2016, 10:35

A Dutch IVF treatment centre says 26 women may have been fertilised with the wrong sperm.
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Crimean gold must go back to Ukraine, says Dutch court

Wednesday, December 14th 2016, 11:43
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine
related places: Amsterdam

An Amsterdam court rules that ancient Crimean treasures in a Dutch museum should be handed to Ukraine.
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The 'extraordinary' case of Geert Wilders

Friday, December 9th 2016, 23:27

Anna Holligan reports on Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders' hate speech, and what his conviction means for politics.
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Netherlands trial: Geert Wilders guilty of incitement

Friday, December 9th 2016, 15:56

Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders is convicted in hate speech trial but no penalty is imposed.
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Geert Wilders hits back at guilty verdict

Friday, December 9th 2016, 15:52

A court in the Netherlands finds Geert Wilders guilty of inciting discrimination, but gives no punishment.
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Dutch populist

Friday, December 9th 2016, 11:32

Populist leader Geert Wilders is leading opinion polls, but will Dutch voters back him in March elections?
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The changing face of Black Pete in the Netherlands

Monday, December 5th 2016, 4:49

The Sinterklaas festival in the Netherlands is hoping to avoid controversy with a new look for "Black Pete".
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'My alcoholic brother chose euthanasia'

Thursday, December 1st 2016, 6:38

The brother of a man who has been legally allowed to end his life in the Netherlands because he was an alcoholic has been talking about the day he died.
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Burka ban backed by Dutch MPs for public places

Tuesday, November 29th 2016, 17:49

Dutch MPs back a ban on the Islamic full veil in some public places like schools and hospitals.
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Bird flu: Netherlands culls 190,000 ducks

Sunday, November 27th 2016, 9:13

About 190,000 ducks are culled in the Netherlands in an effort to prevent the spread of bird flu.
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'Pack your bags'

Friday, November 25th 2016, 0:11

A black TV presenter-turned politician has found herself at the centre of a Dutch row over race.
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Geert Wilders brands Dutch hate speech trial 'a charade'

Wednesday, November 23rd 2016, 17:47

Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders says his hate speech trial is a "charade and a disgrace".
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Ancient Egypt crocodile surprise at Dutch museum

Friday, November 18th 2016, 12:50
related countries: Egypt Egypt

New 3D scan of Egyptian crocodile mummy shows dozens of baby reptiles inside.
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Mystery over Dutch WW2 shipwrecks vanished from Java Sea bed

Wednesday, November 16th 2016, 17:51

Three Dutch shipwrecks considered war graves vanish from the bottom of the Java Sea.
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Empty cells

Thursday, November 10th 2016, 1:07

While much of the world struggles with overcrowded prisons, in the Netherlands jails are rapidly emptying. How has this happened - and why are some people unhappy?
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Russia ships 'chase away' Dutch submarine in Mediterranean

Wednesday, November 9th 2016, 17:15

Russia says two of its ships forced away a Dutch submarine to stop it spying in the Mediterranean.
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Dutch politician Geert Wilders boycotts hate-speech trial

Monday, October 31st 2016, 13:58

Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders refuses to attend his trial for inciting hatred.
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Dutch politician Geert Wilders on trial over hate speech

Monday, October 31st 2016, 0:10

The Dutch populist politician Geert Wilders goes on trial in the Netherlands on hate speech charges on Monday.
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Giant air cleaner unveiled in Amsterdam by Envinity Group

Wednesday, October 26th 2016, 10:45
related places: Amsterdam

Dutch inventors unveil giant outside air vacuum cleaner they say is capable of filtering out large quantities of toxic particles from the atmosphere.
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Dutch ambassador to China suspended amid 'affair' reports

Monday, October 17th 2016, 11:39
related countries: China China

An inquiry has begun into the Dutch ambassador to China, Ron Keller, amid reports that he had a secret relationship with a Chinese employee.
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