Politics

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Jul 28 '14 12:52

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.

Dutch embassy
Jul 28 '14 11:15

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.

Royal Netherlands Marechaussee
Jul 28 '14 07:53

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.

Putin Blatter
Jul 25 '14 14:51

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.

Putin
Jul 25 '14 14:23

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.

Fries
Jul 25 '14 13:18

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.

Rutte
Jul 25 '14 11:55

American President Barack Obama wants stronger sanctions to be imposed against Russia, and has pressed this to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

NovayaGazeta
Jul 25 '14 10:52

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 Timmermans
Jul 25 '14 10:32

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.

Jul 25 '14 09:56

Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte will send forty members of the Marechaussee military police to the Ukraine to help search for victims’ remains and assist in evidence collection. He told a press conference Thursday evening that they will not be armed.

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Jul 24 '14 17:59

Prime Minister Mark Rutte met with the Council of Ministers at his residence Wednesday night to discuss the next steps in the Dutch response to the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17. The flight originated in Amsterdam and was struck by a missile while flying over east Ukraine on July 17.

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Jul 24 '14 17:09

Russia-backed separatists fighting in the Ukraine have access to the sophisticated surface-to-air BUK missile system, the same system believed to be behind the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight 17, a leading rebel commander told newswire Reuters.

Bushmaster
Jul 24 '14 12:00

Ex- NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop is pleading for The Netherlands to stop "all these wild cuts" to defense. De Hoop tells Het Financieele Dagblad that in the wake of the MH17 tragedy, the urgency to return the country's line of defense to it's fittest state is "enormous".

Condolence.
Jul 23 '14 15:51

America's President Barack Obama has signed the book of condolence for the victims of the MH17 plane crash in Ukraine at the Dutch embassy in Washington DC. He expresses his condolences to friends and family who lost loved ones on behalf of the American people.

Johan van 't Schip
Jul 23 '14 15:38

Ex-international footballer Johan van 't Schip has urged Dutch football association KNVB to boycott the 2018 World Cup being hosted by Russia. Germany is currently taking the lead in trying to prevent Russia from hosting, with several politicians making it clear that they find this irresponsible.

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Jul 23 '14 13:38

According to reports, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte wants to send a police force to the disaster area in Ukraine under the flag of the United Nations.

Jul 23 '14 10:29

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and American President Barack Obama agreed in a phone conversation that imposing sanctions on Russia could be a possibility if it continues to support separatists in Ukraine. This comes from a statement by the White House.

Jul 22 '14 15:51

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has released a statement in which he says that a plane carrying some of the bodies of the Dutch victims in the MH17 plane crash tragedy is expected in The Netherlands on Wednesday.

Frans Timmermans
Jul 22 '14 14:08

The Netherlands wants the European Union to come to stand unanimously against Russia's negligence in taking distance from pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine which is keeping tensions high in that area.

Fred Teeven
Jul 22 '14 11:17

A total of 12,300 new asylum seekers were admitted to centers in The Netherlands in the first half of this year, which is double the amount that entered the country in the same period last year. This is the highest number of refugees coming into The Netherlands since 2001, according to the Central Bureau for Statistics Netherlands (CBS).

Minister Timmermans
Jul 22 '14 09:42

In a powerful speech at the UN Security Council on Monday, Minister Frans Timmermans of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs berated the agents involved in delaying the investigations at the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines flight. He said that The Netherlands' top priority is bringing the bodies of the victims who died in the MH17 plane crash in Ukraine back safely to The Netherlands.

Donetsk train
Jul 22 '14 09:01

Following an intense diplomatic battle between Russia and the Netherlands, the bodies of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 victims are finally on their way out of rebel stronghold Donetsk, Ukraine. The bodies were initially examined by Dutch forensic investigators on Monday, nearly four-and-a-half days after the plane was struck by a surface-to-air missile.

Mourning ad
Jul 22 '14 08:38

The Cabinet has placed a mourning ad in Dutch newspapers this morning, honoring those lost in the tragic MH17 plane crash in Ukraine, and remembering them "with great sadness and the deepest respect." All 298 names of the individuals who perished in the crash are listed.

Black Box
Jul 22 '14 08:04

The black boxes belonging to flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine last week have been handed over to the Malaysian delegation by the pro-Russian rebels, according to journalists on the ground.

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