The Ukrainian parliament agreed today to allow a police mission to come into the country and travel to the MH17 crash site. Ukraine will also observe a 24-hour cease fire between the rebel separatists and government forces in eastern Ukraine.
Harbor bosses in Rotterdam's port are worried about the effect that the trade war against Russia will have on Dutch business. The Russian Shtandart oil terminal deal in the Rotterdam harbor is at the brink of collapse, which the harbor managers say is bad news for the city.
There is a bigger network of young Dutch-Moroccan criminals in The Netherlands than previously thought. Not dozens but hundreds of youths are in this web of drug dealers, gunmen, executers and facilitators. This group is tied to at least six executions and several extremely violent robberies in The Netherlands and in Antwerp, according to a police investigation.
There is still little faith in the safety of the area around the MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine, as the Dutch team looking to access the site for investigation had to turn back again yesterday. The chance that they will be able to access the site soon is not likely, the OSCE says.
The Kremlin threatened the EU with higher gas prices yesterday, in reaction to the economic sanctions that the EU called for on Tuesday. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Moscow has called the EU threat an "irresponsible step."
'Stemfies', or making a selfie while in the voting booth, showing the ballot in the picture, should be banned according to the Election Board, as it conflicts with voter freedom and voter secrecy.
Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice wants a national monument to remember the victims of the tragic MH17 plane crash. Of the 298 victims of that disaster, 193 were Dutch.
Dr. Shimon Samuels of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Paris has expressed his shock that the mayor of The Hague, Jozias van Aartsen, has allowed two anti-Jewish demonstrations to take place undeterred on his watch.
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine say that there is no truth in the claim that the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) is not allowed into the area where the Malaysia Airlines plane crashed on the 17th of July. They insist rather that they have always worked "effectively" together with the organization.
The Netherlands' Prime Minister Mark Rutte has, in a telephone conversation, asked Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko to put an end to the hostilities around the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. This, so that the investigative team, including Dutch forensic experts, can have safe access to the site.
A group of residents from The Hague is organizing march in protest of the pro-ISIS demonstrations, muslim radicals and anti-Semitism in the city, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
Minister Frans Timmermans is in Ukraine's capital Kiev with his Australian Foreign Affairs colleague Julie Bishop to discuss the safe progress of the international investigation currently underway. Out of discussions with the Ukrainian government, Minister Timmermans has drawn up a treaty that would allow Dutch personnel in the East of the country to arm themselves in case clashes escalate and their own safety is not secured.
After alarms were signaled in Aruba about four Venezuelan warships close to the Aruba coast, Minister Frans Timmermans of Foreign Affairs made the decision to release Hugo Carvajal, a repository of Venezuelan then-president Hugo Chávez, and a suspect of drug crimes.
Rotterdam's mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb spoke with representatives of the Jewish community in his city on Monday, to touch base with them, and to speak about the conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza strip.
Thousands of residents in The Hague are demanding that their city's mayor Jozias van Aartsen be fired after his argued inaction over anti-Semitic comments outed at a demonstration.
Ekaterina Parkhomenko, a woman from Torez, close to where flight MH17 crashed, has caused outrage after allegedly bragging online about using looted mascara from the crash site.
The government is planning to decrease cuts planned for the Dutch embassy network after the D66 submitted a motion the last year. The planned €40 million cuts to diplomatic posts has already been cut in half. Because of this, five consulates can stay open, Het Financieele Dagblad reports.
The Cabinet will not be sending a military mission to Ukraine after all, Prime Minister Rutte said at a press conference on Sunday. Rutte says that the area is too explosive, and the mission could cause other countries to become involved in the conflict between the pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government.
Boycotting the World Cup 2018 in Russia will not lead to a solution, according to FIFA. After the plane crash disaster in Ukraine last week, various newspapers and ex-international footballer John van 't Schip, have been pushing for a boycott.
Mayor of Hilversum, Pieter Broertjes, has been forced to apologize for suggesting that Vladimir Putin's daughter should be deported from The Netherlands after it became world news. The 29-year-old Maria Putin is reportedly living in Voorschoten with her Dutch partner.
Dutch potato processing company Farm Frites from Oudenhoorn in Zuid-Holland is unable to receive a loan from the bank to built a factory in Russia that will produce fries. The conglomerate has postponed the construction of that factory. The EU has imposed a boycott due to the plane crash tragedy in Ukraine, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
American President Barack Obama wants stronger sanctions to be imposed against Russia, and has pressed this to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.
A Russian paper is seemingly standing apart from the local media in their firm stance behind President Putin by offering The Netherlands a direct apology for the MH17 plane crash disaster.
Minister Frans Timmermans and his Australian Foreign Affairs colleague Julie Bishop arrived in Kharkiv, Ukraine Friday morning to visit with the forensic team in the area.