coup

Meinoud Rost van Tonningen at his wedding to Florentine Heubel, 21 December 1940
Apr 27 '17 13:50

Dutch Nazi collaborator and leading member of fascist party NSB Menoud Rost van Tonningen and some of his fellows attempted a coup in the Netherlands in early in 1940, NOS reports based on research by historians Edwin Klijn and Robin te Slaa. The group of NSB members wanted to use the coup to prevent Germans invading the Netherlands.

The coup did not succeed and the Germans invaded the Netherlands on May 10th, 1940. Within five days of that date, the Dutch army had to capitulate. 

Gambia
Dec 30 '14 19:16

Dutch travellers are being told to avoid the Gambian capital of Banjul after an attempted coup there. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands issued the travel warning for Banjul on Tuesday.

South Sudan
Aug 8 '14 15:56

Humanitarian aid organization Medair is urging all conflicting parties in South Sudan to allow them safe and unhindered access to crisis areas so they may be able to offer emergency care to people in need.

Apr 22 '14 08:44

The biggest group of the Dutch soldiers part of the UN mission bound for Mali are departing on Tuesday.

Amsterdam
Apr 3 '14 10:28

After a big victory in the municipal council elections, the D66 is being left at the sidelines during negotiations for council-formation, Het Parool reports. This is now happening in Haarlem and Breda.

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