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May 4 '16 13:50

The Netherlands is launching cultural projects in seven countries as part of the fight against "the ring of instability around Europe", Ministers Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs and Jet Bussemaker of Culture announced in a letter describing the Culture policy for 2017 - 2020.

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Apr 25 '16 10:51

Dutch banks ING and Rabobank jointly invested 218.6 million euros in Russian coal firm SUEK in February of this year, according to bank watchdog Eerlijke Banwijzer. The watchdog finds the investments "appalling" and calls on both banks to stop investing in coal producers.

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Apr 21 '16 13:42

The Netherlands was the target of a record number of cyber attacks last year, according to general intelligence service AIVD's annual report. Most of these attacks came from Russia and China.

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Apr 20 '16 11:50

On Wednesday a court in The Hague overturned an arbitration ruling which stated that Russia had to pay 50 billion dollars in damages to the former owners of collapsed Yukos Oil Co

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Apr 19 '16 11:23

National gas extraction in the Netherlands dropped by more than a quarter last year to just over 51 billion cubic meters. The decrease was compensated for by imports, mainly from Norway and Russia, according to figures Statistics Netherlands published on Tuesday.

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Mar 15 '16 08:50

"Seeing is believing. But it could be a positive step", is Foreign Affairs Minister Bert Koenders' response to the news that Russia plans to withdraw forces from Syria from Tuesday.

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Mar 2 '16 16:40

Residents on the Elpermeer in Amsterdam Noord were jolted awake by a detonated explosive at about 4 a.m. There were no injuries in the suspicious blast, which shattered apartment windows and car windshields.

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Mar 2 '16 12:45

A clearly angry Prime Minister Mark Rutte called it "punching below the belt" when parliamentarians Louis Bontes and Pieter Omtzigt accused him and the government of covering up facts about flight MH17 during a parliamentary debate on the disaster on Tuesday

MH17
Feb 24 '16 07:38

The head of the Russian army and President Vladimir Putin made the decision to send the BUK missile system that shot down flight MH17 to the front in Ukraine. They are therefore responsible for the MH17 disaster, according to international research collective Bellingcat in a report they published on Wednesday

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Feb 19 '16 08:53

Russian telecom company Vimpelcom, one of the largest telecom companies in the world, is paying a 716 million euro settlement to the Netherlands and United States. This is to avoid criminal prosecution for bribery.

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Feb 19 '16 08:22

The international judiciary team working on the MH17 criminal investigation is currently investigating remains of the missile that shot down the plane and expects to have evidence about the type of missile and where it was fired from "before the second half of the year", Chief Prosecutor, Fred Westerbeke wrote in a letter to the victims' relatives

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Feb 18 '16 14:06

The Dutch government recruited dozens of Dutch celebrities and opinion leaders to convince the public to vote "yes" in the so-called Ukraine referendum, according to a comprehensive communication strategy around the referendum

Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg
Feb 13 '16 08:00

The United States is leading an investigation into bomb threats made against schools across the world in January, including three schools in Amsterdam. Though American authorities are in charge of the case, they are working in unison with the Netherlands, Dutch police said on broadcaster AT5.

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Feb 5 '16 13:50

The Dutch government will not be filing an international protest for the missing radar images of the flight MH17 disaster, despite parties in the lower house of parliament insisting on it. The government believes that there is enough information for the criminal investigation into the crash, was revealed during a parliamentary debate on the matter

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Jan 28 '16 14:19

Several reports of a terrorist threat in Amsterdam had investigative services in the city on high alert Thursday morning, Mayor Eberhard van der Laan told the General Affairs committee at City Hall. The nature of the threat was not disclosed, but the response to the threat was "scaled down" later in the day, a city council spokesman confirmed to the NL Times.

Jan 26 '16 17:29

The British School in the Hague was evacuated Tuesday morning after a bomb threat against the institution was made, police said. The threat was made shortly before 8 a.m., leading students to be kept at a nearby staging area a spokesman told the NL Times.

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Jan 14 '16 09:24

Prime Minister Mark Rutte understands that the relatives of flight MH17 victims are frustrated that the criminal investigation into the disaster is taking so long, he said in response to a letter the relatives sent him calling for more effort to get hold of radar images of the plane crash

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Jan 14 '16 08:57

The foundation representing the relatives of the victims of flight MH17, Stichting Vliegramp MH17, received three anonymous emails containing stationary radar images of the airline disaster

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Jan 13 '16 17:25

A group of 18 families, frustrated by the Netherlands’ slow pace at investigating the crash of flight MH17, are calling on Prime Minister Mark Rutte to pressure Russia, Ukraine, and the United States into releasing raw radar images taken on the day of the crash. They are angered that Russia vetoed a proposal last July to try suspects in the MH17 explosion at the International Criminal Court, and that it will still take another six months before the Netherlands decides how to proceed with a prosecution, if any is to take place.

Jan 7 '16 08:44

The Dutch presidency of the European Union is officially underway. The entire European Commission is meeting with the Dutch cabinet in Amsterdam this morning

MH17
Jan 4 '16 07:52

One of about 20 Russian soldiers fired the BUK missile that brought down flight MH17 in July 2014, according to international research collective Bellingcat. All of the 20 soldiers know who gave the orders and who actually pressed the button, Eliot Higgins, founder of Bellingcat, said

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Dec 24 '15 14:20

According to the Dutch Safety Board, Russia and the Ukraine refuse to provide vital images of the MH17 disaster stating that they were "erased" or missing due to "maintenance"

Poroshenko
Nov 26 '15 10:08

Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko is very hopeful that the Netherlands will vote for the association agreement with Ukraine in the referendum in April next year. He stresses the importance of Dutch people's right to express themselves in a referendum, though he calls the voting "corn on Putin's mill"

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Nov 10 '15 16:30

Yvonne Hak, the 29 year old Dutch runner, is left feeling robbed after the revelation that her silver medal in the 2010 European Championships 800 meter should have been gold. Gold medal winner, Russian Mariya Savinova, has been accused of doping during the competition.

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