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Apr 21 '17 15:20

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte condemned the "awful acts of terrorism" that left on Thursday evening.

"Awful act of terrorism last night in Paris. Our thoughts are with the victims. I expressed our sympathies to President Francois Hollande", Rutte wrote on Twitter. 

Apr 18 '17 10:08

Not a single country in the European Union, including the Netherlands, congratulated Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his on Sunday. The projected results show that 51.4 percent of Turks voted 'yes' on a referendum that gives Erdogan more power, including the possibility of ruling Turkey until 2029.

Mar 16 '17 11:45

With the dust around the Dutch parliamentary elections starting to settle, congratulations are starting to trickle in for Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande and European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker all expressed their congratulations to Rutte.

Mar 11 '16 08:45

King Willem-Alexander praised and reconfirmed "our bond" with France after the "deep wounds" caused by the terrorist attacks in Paris last year during his dinner speech at the state banquet with President Francois Hollande in the Elysee on Thursday night

Nov 17 '15 19:55

Reports of a suspicious package at the football stadium where Germany was to host the Netherlands Tuesday evening led to the football match’s cancellation. "We have had concrete evidence that someone wanted to detonate an explosive device at the stadium," Hannover police chief Volker Kluwe told German newswire Deutschen Presse-Agentur.

Nov 14 '15 00:11

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte called a series of attacks in Paris "awful" in two posts on social media Friday night. Multiple news agencies reported that anywhere up to 40 people were killed in three different shootings and two different explosions in the 10th and 11th districts of the French capital.

Sep 30 '15 16:54

Sources speaking anonymously to newspaper De Telegraaf blame Dutch Minister of Culture, Jet Bussemaker, for not securing a deal that would bring two large Rembrandt portraits to the Netherlands in a 160 million euro deal with the Rothschild family in France. They accuse the minister of speaking bilaterally with her French counterpart about a joint purchase of the paintings in secret and on her own accord.

Aug 24 '15 10:37

Four of the passengers who overpowered and subdued a Moroccan gunman on a crowded train from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, received France's highest honor - the Legion d'Honneur medal

Jun 5 '15 16:44

Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem has formally put forward his candidacy for a second term as chairman of the Eurogroup, the group of Eurozone finance ministers. Dijsselbloem previously mentioned he would like to remain in his position and visited several European capitals to garner support for his candidacy.

Apr 8 '15 18:47

Sjaak Rijke, held hostage by an Al-Qaida faction for three and a half years, was reunited with his wife on Wednesday at the Bamako airport in Mali. "They shouted for joy," Dutch ambassador Maarten Brouwer told RTL.

Apr 7 '15 11:17

The French army has released footage showing Sjaak Rijke having a meal with some soldiers after being freed from an Al-Qaeda linked group in Mali yesterday. He is smiling and eating and seems to be doing well.

Apr 7 '15 10:47

French forces killed two militants and captured two others in the raid that freed Dutchman Sjaak Rijke from the Al-Qaeda linked group in Mali yesterday. This is according to Lieutenant Colonel Michel Sabatier, a spokesperson for the French Operation Barkhane, ABC news reports.

Feb 17 '15 17:52

Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher was quick to tell Dutch Jews that their presence is valued in the Netherlands following a controversial call by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urging European Jews to move to Israel.

Feb 12 '15 16:27

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte calls the agreement on the Ukrainian conflict in Minsk an important step but feels that it is still too early to talk about sanction reliefs, he says to NOS.

Jan 7 '15 15:02

Following an attack on the offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris, Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte quickly notified the public that his country will support France as it deals with the fallout from the attack. Two armed, masked gunmen with rapid-fire weaponry and a rocket launcher initiated an assault on the office Wednesday leaving 12 dead, including two police officers, and at least nine injured.

Jan 20 '14 16:14

French President François Hollande is paying a one-day official visit to the Netherlands on Monday.

Jan 7 '14 14:58

French President François Hollande will make a formal visit to the Netherlands on Monday January 20th.