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Russia expels Dutch journalist Tom Vennink

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Russia has expelled a Dutch reporter, his newspaper has said, as Moscow continues its crackdown on domestic and foreign journalists in the country. De Volkskrant journalist Tom Vennink said his visa was revoked and he...

‘A lot of work to do’: Dutch government formation talks drag on for record 226 days

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Government formation talks in the Netherlands have become the longest on record, 226 days after the 17 March elections delivered a fractured political landscape that made parties more reluctant than ever to compromise...

Ukraine has legal right to Crimean artefacts, Dutch court rules

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An appeals court in the Netherlands has ruled that Ukraine has legal control over a trove of artefacts from Crimea that was on loan to a Dutch museum when Russia annexed the peninsula in 2014. Russia had sought to tak...

Dutch psychologist says he sold ‘suicide powder’ to over 100 people

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A Dutch psychologist has told an interviewer from a newspaper that he gave “suicide powder” to more than 100 people and that he was speaking out in an effort to provoke debate about the Netherlands’ laws on assisted d...

Dutch royals can marry person of same gender without giving up throne, says PM

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A Dutch monarch can marry a person of whatever gender they choose without forfeiting their right to the throne, prime minister Mark Rutte has said. Rutte was responding to questions from parliament that arose from a r...

Dutch scientists may have solved mystery of why some twins are identical

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The medical mystery of what causes some twins to be born identical may have been solved by scientists in the Netherlands, raising hopes for treatment of congenital disorders that disproportionately afflict them. Ident...

Dutch protesters march through The Hague against ‘corona pass’

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Protesters gathered to march against the introduction of a “corona pass” in the Netherlands on Saturday as proof of Covid-19 vaccination became compulsory to get into bars, restaurants, theatres and other venues. The ...

Second Dutch minister resigns over Afghan evacuation crisis

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The Dutch defence minister has became the second cabinet member to resign over the Afghan evacuation debacle. Ank Bijleveld resigned on Friday, following the foreign minister, Sigrid Kaag, out of the door after parlia...

Dutch foreign minister resigns over Afghanistan debacle

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The foreign minister of the Netherlands, Sigrid Kaag, has resigned after the lower house of parliament passed a motion of censure against the government over its handling of evacuations from Afghanistan amid the Talib...

Dutch Grand Prix: F1 – live!

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Dutch delight in women’s wheelchair doubles, Reid wins British bronze battle

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The Netherlands have won every women’s doubles gold medal in wheelchair tennis since it was first introduced to the Paralympics in 1992, and Britain’s Lucy Shuker and Jordanne Whiley could do nothing about that record...

Dutch literary prize ceremony cancelled over winner’s Desi Bouterse comments

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Five months ago, Astrid Roemer became the first author from Suriname, a former Dutch colony in South America, to win the prestigious Dutch-language literary award the Prijs der Nederlandse Letteren, and was praised by...

Dutch skateboarder Jacobs calls Olympic quarantine conditions ‘inhuman’

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An Olympic skateboarder who was put in quarantine after testing positive for Covid-19 called the conditions at the hotel “inhuman” on Wednesday. Candy Jacobs has been in isolation for eight days and missed the street ...

Restoration work wipes smile off the face of Dutch vegetable seller

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At some point in the last 400 years a painting restorer probably decided the Dutch vegetable seller was far too glum and should be smiling. Now it has been put right and she is once again enigmatic. English Heritage r...

Dutch crime reporter Peter de Vries dies after shooting

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The Dutch crime reporter Peter R de Vries has died just over a week after he was shot in the head in central Amsterdam, local media have reported, citing a statement released by the veteran journalist’s family. “Peter...

The top journalist, the mafia boss and the gunman: Dutch fear the rise of ‘narco crime’

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Five gunshots blasted like fireworks on a sunny evening, just behind Amsterdam’s busy Leidseplein. To the horror of the Netherlands, a cold-blooded shooting has left prominent Dutch crime journalist Peter R de Vries f...

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