• coronavirus Mar 17

    Dutch Voters Go to the Polls Amid Strict — and Unpopular — Covid Lockdown

    The general election is largely seen as referendum on the government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

  • coronavirus Mar 10, 2020

    Dutch Prime Minister Shakes Hands Seconds After Telling People Not To

    Just after encouraging the public to find other means of greeting one another, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte shook the hand of the director of the Dutch National Institute for Public Health.

  • Canada Aug 16, 2019

    Dutch Princess Christina, Sister of Former Queen, Dies at 72

    Dutch Princess Christina, the youngest sister of former Queen Beatrix, died Friday after a battle with bone cancer. She was 72. Christina, the youngest of four daughters of the late Queen Juliana and her German-born husband Prince Bernhard, died at the Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, according to the Dutch Royal House. In a tweet, King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and...

  • MAYOR Apr 17, 2019

    Monty Python Celebrate ‘Life of Brian,' Honor Ailing Jones

    Celebrations for the 40th anniversary of the Monty Python comedy classic “Life of Brian” are being somewhat overshadowed by the health news of member Terry Jones. Jones is “very robust” although “on the downhill slope” due to dementia, according to his friend and colleague Michael Palin. Jones was diagnosed in 2015 with a form of dementia that impairs the ability...

  • Twitter Mar 18, 2019

    Gunman Kills 3 on Dutch Tram; Mayor Fears Terrorism

    A gunman killed three people and wounded five during a mid-morning tram ride Monday in the Dutch city of Utrecht, raising the specter of another extremist attack only days after the murderous rampage in New Zealand. Authorities seized a Turkish-born suspect after a manhunt that convulsed the historic city of nearly 350,000 people for most of the day.

  • Asher Klein Mar 18, 2019

    3 Dead in Dutch Tram Shooting; Attacker at Large

    At least three people were killed and nine others injured in a shooting that broke out on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht.

  • lawyer Dec 3, 2018

    Dutch Church Holds 24/7 Service to Shield Asylum Seekers

    For more than a month, a rotating roster of preachers has been leading a non-stop, round-the-clock service at a small Protestant chapel in The Hague in an attempt to shield a family of Armenian asylum-seekers from deportation. Under a centuries-old tradition, authorities in the Netherlands don’t enter a church while a service is underway. That means that for now the...

  • Germany Sep 3, 2018

    Suspect in Stabbing of Americans Believes Dutch Insult Islam

    An Afghan asylum-seeker accused of stabbing two Americans in Amsterdam believes that Islam is insulted in the Netherlands, Dutch prosecutors said Monday, giving the first indication of why they think a “terrorist motive” was behind the attack. The 19-year-old suspect is accused of stabbing the 38-year-old tourists Friday in an unprovoked attack after he arrived at Amsterdam’s Central Station on...

  • Germany Sep 1, 2018

    Amsterdam: ‘Terrorist Motive' Alleged in Attack on Americans

    A 19-year-old Afghan citizen had a “terrorist motive” for allegedly stabbing two Americans at the main train station in Amsterdam, city authorities in the Dutch capital said Saturday. Amsterdam police shot and wounded the suspect after the stabbings Friday at Central Station. The local government said hours later it appeared the people injured weren’t targeted for a specific reason, but...

  • Europe Mar 15, 2017

    Exit Poll: Dutch PM Rutte Beats Anti-Islam Leader Wilders

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday was moving toward a dominating parliamentary election victory over anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, who looked like he failed the year’s first litmus test for populism in Europe....
    The Netherlands’ main exit poll suggests Rutte’s party won 31 seats in the 150-place legislature, 12 more than Wilders’ party, which shared second place with two other...

  • President Mar 15, 2017

    Twitter Hack Leaves Bieber, Forbes Accounts Calling Dutch ‘Nazi' in Turkish

    A rash of Twitter hacks left hundreds of accounts, from media outlets to Justin Bieber’s Japanese account, branded with the Turkish flag and sending messages out in Turkish, CNBC reported. One tweet that was sent by multiple hacked accounts appears to show a swastika and uses two hashtags that mean “Nazi Germany” and “Nazi Holland” in Turkish. The tweet appears...

  • Germany Mar 13, 2017

    Turkey-Netherlands Feud Simmers as Dutch Election Looms

    Tensions between Turkey and Western Europe simmered Monday, with Turkey’s foreign ministry formally protesting the treatment of a Turkish minister who was escorted out of the Netherlands over the weekend and what Turkey called a “disproportionate” use of force against demonstrators at a protest afterward. German Chancellor Angela Merkel weighed in on the Netherlands’ side, NATO’s chief called for alliance...

  • Europe Mar 13, 2017

    Turkish Leader Says Dutch Will ‘Pay the Price' for Insult

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan drove his dispute with European nations to the hilt Sunday, claiming that “Nazism is alive in the West” after two of his ministers were prevented from campaigning in the Netherlands over the weekend. While Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte worked to contain the diplomatic damage from his unusual actions, Erdogan made it clear during an...

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