Dutch Government Sues Russia Over Downing of Flight MH17

new video loaded: Dutch Government Sues Russia Over Downing of Flight MH17 transcript Back bars 0:00/0:55 –0:55 transcript Dutch Government Sues Russia Over Downing of Flight MH17 The Dutch foreign minister said the Netherlands was taking Russia to the European Court of Human Rights for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine in […]

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The Netherlands Sues Russia Over Downing of MH17

AMSTERDAM — The Dutch government is taking Russia to the European Court of Human Rights over the downing nearly six years ago of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine. The Netherlands, home to roughly two-thirds of the victims, made the move to provide “maximum support” to individual cases brought to the European court by […]

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Dutch police uncover ‘torture chamber,’ makeshift prison; 6 arrested

Six men were arrested after Dutch police discovered sea containers that had been converted into a makeshift prison and sound-proofed “torture chamber” complete with a dentist’s chair, tools, including pliers and scalpels, and handcuffs, a high-ranking officer announced Tuesday. Authorities said police conducted the raid before the torture chamber could be used and alerted potential […]

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Dutch PM Rutte: no necessity to reach European recovery fund deal at July meeting

THE HAGUE (Reuters) – Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday that he saw no urgency to reach an agreement on the European Recovery Fund during an EU leaders’ meeting set for July 17. “It is not an absolute necessity for us to get an agreement there” Rutte told journalists after the weekly cabinet meeting. […]

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Shell assets may take up to $22B hit due to coronavirus

Royal Dutch Shell expects to slash the value of its assets by as much as $22 billion as the coronavirus crisis roils energy markets. The oil and gas giant announced the massive write-down Tuesday as it cut its energy price forecasts to account for the pandemic, which has led to worldwide lockdowns that have restricted […]

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The rise of 80s-era erotic phone lines gets Netflix show, ‘Dirty Lines’

Netflix is working with Fremantle-owned producer Fiction Valley on a Dutch original series that will examine the rise of erotic phone lines against the backdrop of the 1980s cultural revolution in Amsterdam. “Dirty Lines” is inspired by Fred Saueressig’s book “06-Cowboys” and centers on young businessman Frank Stigter, who goes about setting up Europe’s first […]

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France’s Macron, Dutch PM Rutte make progress on EU budget: Elysee

3/3 © Reuters. French President Emmanuel Macron and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte react as they arrive for a meeting, in The Hague 2/3 PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte were able to move forward during talks to resolve differences over the European Union budget and recovery fund, […]

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France’s Macron, Dutch PM make progress in EU budget: Elysee

2/2 © Reuters. French President Emmanuel Macron and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte react as they arrive for a meeting, in The Hague 2/2 PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte were able to move forward during talks in the Netherlands over the European Union budget and recovery fund, […]

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The Latest: Dutch lawmakers seek review on virus response

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Dutch lawmakers have called for an independent review of the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis so authorities can be better prepared for a possible second wave of infections. In a vote Tuesday, a majority of lawmakers supported a motion by the opposition Labor and Socialist parties calling on the Netherlands’ […]

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Dutch cenbank chief Knot positive on European spending plan

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – While the Dutch government has been a prominent sceptic of a plan for the European Union to spend 750 billion euros on economies hurt by coronavirus, the president of the country’s central bank on Friday praised the idea. In a speech to Dutch business leaders, Klaas Knot said a European Commission plan […]

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Grubhub acquired by Dutch food-delivery company in $7.3 billion tie-up

Grubhub on Wednesday was acquired by Dutch food delivery giant Just Eat Takeaway.com. The companies announced in a joint press release that they would merge in a deal valued at $7.3 billion. Shares of Grubhub shot up more than 6 percent in extended trading to $62.72. The merger puts an end to weeks of speculation […]

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Several Surfers Are Found Dead in the Netherlands

Five surfers drowned off the coast of the Dutch beach resort of Scheveningen after they were caught in strong winds and foamy waters, the local authorities said on Tuesday. Rescuers from the Dutch Coast Guard began a search operation shortly after six surfers went missing Monday evening. Three people were rescued, two of whom were […]

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Dutch growers destroy millions of tulips as coronavirus slams sales

Dutch growers reportedly destroyed millions of tulips in recent weeks as the coronavirus crisis uproots the global floral industry. Some 140 million tulip stems were scrapped over the past month amid coronavirus-related lockdowns that have caused demand for flowers to wilt, an official at Dutch flower auction firm Royal FloraHolland told The New York Times. […]

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Your Poop Might Be Key For Predicting the End of the Pandemic

On March 5, there had not yet been a clinical diagnosis of COVID-19 in Amersfoort, a Dutch city of more than 150,000 people to the east of Amsterdam. But underneath Amersfoort’s streets, dotted with Medieval buildings, the sewage pipes containing people’s fecal matter told another story. In early March, researchers at KWR, an independent water […]

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Dutch government says no again to using eurobonds for virus crisis

© Reuters. Dutch Finance Minister Hoekstra reacts at an euro zone meeting in Brussels AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – The Dutch finance minister Wopke Hoekstra repeated on Tuesday that the Netherlands would not support the use of “eurobonds” to combat Europe’s coronavirus outbreak and it would only support using the European Stablity Mechanism (ESM) with conditions. “Eurobonds, […]

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Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum closed by coronavirus

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – A painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh was stolen in an overnight smash-and-grab raid on a museum that was closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, police and the museum said Monday. The Singer Laren museum east of Amsterdam said “The Parsonage Garden at Nuenen in Spring 1884” […]

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Dutch Court Convicts Man in Deadly Tram Terrorist Attack

THE HAGUE — A Dutch court on Friday convicted a radicalized Muslim man of murder with a terrorist motive and sentenced him to life imprisonment for opening fire on a tram, killing four people and wounding five others, in March last year. Judge Ruud van Veldhuisen said the man, Gokmen Tanis, 38, had carried out […]

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Dutch floral industry wilting due to coronavirus

© Reuters. Dutch floral industry wilting due to coronavirus THE HAGUE (Reuters) – The coronavirus is forcing Dutch flower growers to compost millions of blooms at what should be the pre-Mothers’ Day demand peak, their industry association said, warning that many members could go bankrupt within weeks. “The market situation is dramatic,” Steven van Schilfgaarde, […]

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Dutch prime minister warns public against shaking hands – promptly does it moments later

Oops! The Dutch prime minister had a momentary lapse in concentration Monday night when he called on citizens of the Netherlands to stop shaking hands to prevent spreading the new coronavirus — only to turn around and do what he had just warned citizens not to. Prime Minister Mark Rutte was holding a news conference with Jaap […]

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Cycling: Dutch team pulls out of Strade Bianche amid coronavirus

Cycling: Dutch team pulls out of Strade Bianche amid coronavirus PARIS (Reuters) – Dutch team Lotto Jumbo Visma has pulled put of Saturday’s Stade Bianche cycling race in Italy due to the coronavirus outbreak. “Team Jumbo-Visma will not participate in Strade Bianche and GP Industria this weekend,” the team said in a statement on Wednesday. […]

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