The United States is threatening with sanctions against the International Criminal Court in The Hague and its judges if the ICC participates in an investigation into possible war crimes committed by American soldiers in Afghanistan. "The United States will use any means necessary to protect our citizens and those of our allies from unjust prosecution by this illegitimate court", US national security adviser John Bolton said in a speech in Washington, the Guardian reports.
The Dutch government supported Jabhat al-Shamiya, an armed group in Syria that the Public Prosecutor labeled terrorist, according to research by Nieuwsuur and Trouw. A Dutch man is currently being prosecuted for participating in this group. The indictment states that Jabhat al-Shamiya is "salafist and jihadist", "strives for the establishment of a caliphate", and "can't be otherwise qualified" than as a "criminal organization with terrorist intent", Nieuwsuur reports.
One person was seriously hurt in a shooting in a parking garage In Amsterdam Centrum during the early hours of Tuesday morning, the police reported on Twitter. Three suspects were arrested.
Emergency services helped the victim at the scene, the police said.
The shooting happened around 4:00 a.m. in the parking garage of The Bank, an office building on Rembrandtplein, according to ANP.
The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still unclear. Nothing is known about the identity of the victim or the suspects. The victim's current condition is also unknown.
While the Caribbean had a quiet hurricane season so far this year, that may change in the coming days. On Thursday or Friday Dutch time, Hurricane Isaac will cross paths with the Windward Islands. The Dutch islands of Sint Maarten, Saba and Sint Eustatius can expect some extreme weather with very strong winds and lots of rain, Weeronline reports.
An elderly couple died at camping site De Achterste Hoef in the Noord-Brabant town of Bladel during the early hours of Sunday morning. A fire had broken out in their caravan, De Stentor reports.
The victims' identity still has to be officially determined. But based on the campsite's register and the license plate of the caravan, the police know which campsite guests were involved. The victims are a 77-year-old man and his 70-year-old wife from Apeldoorn. They've been coming to the campsite for 15 years, according to the newspaper.
A 34-year-old man from Eindhoven was killed in a shooting in the city on Saturday evening, the police confirmed. He was gunned down while sitting in his car on Sionstraat at around 8:00 p.m. He died at the scene.
Witnesses told the police that two men were standing on the corner of Sionstraat and Gibeonstraat just after the shooting. The corner is about 20 meters away from where the incident happened. The police are looking for these two men, and call on them or anyone who may know who they are to come forward. "They may have important information for us."
State Secretary Mark Harbers of Justice and Security received such serious threats regarding the deportation of two Armenian children, that he had to go into hiding last week, sources in The Hague told the Telegraaf.
The police found a body on Dorpstraat in Harmelen during the early hours of Friday morning. How the victim died is not yet clear. The police are investigating, RTV Utrecht reports.
According to the broadcaster, the victim is a man and he was found above a snack bar on Dorpsstraat.
Harmelen is a town located around 20 kilometers from Utrecht city. It has around 8 thousand inhabitants.
An argument about cutting in line escalated into a stabbing incident in a supermarket in Vlaardingen on Thursday. One man was injured. A suspect was arrested, at his own birthday party, NU.nl reports.
The victim was taken to hospital in unknown condition.
The police arrested the suspect at his home in Vlaardingen. When they arrived there, a birthday party was underway. It turned out to be the suspect's own party. He turned 53.
The police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the stabbing.
Minister Stef Blok of Foreign Affairs survived a motion of no confidence in a parliamentary debate on Wednesday about statements he made on multicultural societies. Many opposition parties voted against him, but he still has the support of the coalition, NU.nl reports.
Two Amsterdam criminals were arrested for murdering a Colombian couple in southern Spain in August 2016, Het Parool reports.
According to the newspaper, the criminals in question are 28-year-old Abdelhamid A. and 23-year-old Hicham M. Amsterdam man 23-year-old Mitchel Jansen was also a suspect in this double murder, but he was assassinated in Colombia at the end of 2016.
The double murder happened in Mijas, on the Costa del Sol in the Spanish province of Malaga. According to the newspaper, the murders were drug-related.
Jos B., the man suspected of involvement in the murder of 11-year-old Nicky Verstappen in 1998, will be extradited to the Netherlands on Thursday afternoon, his Spanish lawyer said. The lawyer did not say what time exactly, or to which airport in the Netherlands B. would be brought to, RTL Nieuws reports.
So far the Dutch Public Prosecutor made no statements about when B. will be extradited.
Minister Stef Blok of Foreign Affairs is facing the Tweede Kamer on Wednesday on statements he made about multicultural societies. He faced fierce criticism from the parliamentarians, including from coalition parties D66, CDA and ChristenUnie. Only populist parties PVV and FvD outright supported his remarks, NOS reports.
Ten years after the outbreak of the credit crisis, the average selling prices of existing owner-occupied homes in the Netherlands are back on the level of 2008. Though the recovery can mainly be seen in the Randstad area. Prices in the big cities are now far above the 2008 level. But in many places outside the Randstad, house prices are still lower than before the crisis, Statistics Netherlands reported on Wednesday.
Minister Stef Blok of Foreign Affairs is facing the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, on Wednesday to discuss statements he made about multicultural societies and Suriname. While the coalition parties support Blok, the opposition parties want him to prove that he can still fulfill his role as Foreign Minister after insulting a number of countries.
Jawed S., a 19-year-old Afghan man suspected of stabbing two American tourists at Amsterdam Central Station on Friday, expected to die in the attack, his lawyer Simon van der Woude said on Tuesday. "My client seems to have taken into account that he would not survive his action himself, because a testament was found in his home in Germany", the lawyer said, ANP reports.
Popular snack bar Sinbad on Eerste Oosterparkstraat was targeted in a shooting during the early hours of Monday morning. A cleaner was still in the building when the shooting happened, but no one was injured. Seven shots were fired at the shop, the owner said to AT5.
"We've been a household name in Oost for 15 years. I have no idea where this comes from", the owner said to the Amsterdam broadcaster. He took over the business seven years ago. "The customers wonder about what happened. My family and friends too. But I myself have no idea, other than that seven bullets were fired."
Jos B., the man suspected of killing 11-year-old Nicky Verstappen in 1998, will be extradited to the Netherlands on Wednesday. He will be picked up in Spain with a special plane and brought to the Netherlands under the guard of Interpol employees, Spanish public broadcaster RTVE reports based on sources.
Jawed S., the 19-year-old man arrested for stabbing two American tourists at Amsterdam Central Station on Friday, told the authorities that he committed the attack because people in the Netherlands insult Islam, the Public Prosecutor said on Monday afternoon, NU.nl reports.
A 2-year-old boy died after falling from the fourth floor of an apartment building on Gasperilaan in the Utrecht district of Kanaleneiland-Noord on Sunday afternoon. The police are investigating the incident, but believe it was an accident.
Emergency services, including a trauma helicopter, responded to the apartment building around 1:45 p.m. The toddler was rushed to hospital in critical condition, where he succumbed to his injuries.
Exactly how the boy came to fall is not yet clear.
A 13-year-old boy died in 's-Heerenberg in Gelderland on Saturday after he hit his head hard in a collision with another football player on the field. The boy was a youth player for football club MvR, NOS reports.
The young keeper collapsed after the collision and stopped breathing. Bystanders provided first aid while emergency services responded. The boy was rushed to hospital with a serious brain injury. He died in hospital later in the day.
The football club held a meeting for players and parents on Saturday afternoon, and canceled all of its matches on Sunday.
People traveling through Utrecht Central Station on Monday morning should take delays into account due to police officers protesting for a better collective bargaining agreement, according to the police unions. Between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., the police will construct cordons around the station in a labor action they call "danger zone", NU.nl reports.
Travelers will only be able to enter and leave the station through these cordons. This will cause delays, according to police unions ACP, NPB, ANPV an VMHP.
Authorities in the Netherlands say terrorism appears to be the motive behind the stabbing of two Americans at Amsterdam Centraal train station on Friday afternoon.