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Top Putin aide named by MH17 airliner investigators

14 Nov 2019

AMSTERDAM An international investigation into the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on Thursday released a series of phone intercepts, including one between a top aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin and pro-Russian rebels accused in the crash.

European vets learning Dutch in no-deal Brexit push

06 Nov 2019

WAGENINGEN No-deal Brexit preparations were largely put on hold in the Netherlands this week but a group of veterinarians from across Europe remained hard at work in a classroom, with just six months to learn advanced Dutch.

'If anyone can do it, it's him': how Boris won a Brexit deal

21 Oct 2019

By Anthony Deutsch, Gabriela Baczynska, Padraic Halpin and Elizabeth Piper

Ukraine loan talks with IMF 'stalled' over PrivatBank: central bank

12 Oct 2019

AMSTERDAM Ukraine's talks with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for a new loan program have stalled because of the dispute between the state and a powerful tycoon over control of nationalized lender PrivatBank, the deputy central bank governor told Reuters.

Dutch lawyer defending witness in drug killings case shot dead

18 Sep 2019

AMSTERDAM A Dutch lawyer in a high-profile case against a group of men charged with drug-related killings was gunned down in front of his Amsterdam home on Wednesday in an attack condemned as a threat to the nation's legal system.

Surge in young Republicans worried about the environment: survey

29 Aug 2019

AMSTERDAM A growing majority of U.S. Republicans, especially younger voters, are worried that human behavior is damaging the planet, according to a survey of global attitudes to the environment conducted by an Amsterdam-based polling agency.

Police need intercept tools as mobile networks develop: Europol

18 Jul 2019

THE HAGUE European law enforcement agencies set to lose the ability to tap criminals' mobile devices with the launch of 5G technology must be brought into discussions earlier when communications networks are modernised, the new head of Europol told Reuters.

Exclusive: New chemical weapons team to launch first Syria investigations

10 Jul 2019

THE HAGUE A new team established by the global chemical weapons watchdog to attribute blame for the use of banned munitions in Syria will investigate nine alleged attacks during the country's civil war, including in the town of Douma, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters.

Alleged Islamic State fighter on trial in Netherlands for war crimes

09 Jul 2019

AMSTERDAM A Dutch-born alleged Islamic State militant went on trial in the Netherlands on Monday for war crimes committed in Iraq and Syria, after posing with a crucified body and sharing images of dead victims online.

Amsterdam's first woman mayor plans to overhaul red-light district

03 Jul 2019

AMSTERDAM Amsterdam's first female mayor launched plans on Wednesday to overhaul the city's red-light district and its window displays, in a bid to protect sex workers from gawking tourists. | Video

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