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Netherlands: Country in western Europe
The Netherlands, informally Holland, is a country in Northwestern Europe with some overseas territories in the Caribbean. In Europe, it consists of 12 provinces that borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, with maritime borders in the North Sea with those countries and the United Kingdom. Together with the Caribbean Netherlands —Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba—it forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The official language is Dutch and a secondary official language in the province of Friesland is West Frisian. In the north and east of the country, Low Saxon is also spoken, and in the southeast, Limburgish. In the Caribbean Netherlands English and Papiamento are recognised languages.


Dutch court holds first hearing in secluded farm family case

A Dutch court will hold the first procedural hearing on Tuesday in the case of a man accused of keeping his family in seclusion for nine years in an isolated farmhouse in the northern Netherlands.
Reuters - Published

Woman avoids jail after washing up on Jersey with children in dinghy after years on the run

She had evaded capture in England, France, the Netherlands and the Middle East, police say
Independent - Published

Videos for Netherlands

The oceanic current that regulates Europe's climate might seize up within a century: study [Video]The oceanic current that regulates Europe's climate might seize up within a century: study

The North Atlantic Current is a vast flow of warm seawater from the Gulf of Mexico that makes northwestern Europe's mild climate possible.

Credit: Reuters - 3D Animations (Next Me     Duration: 01:08Published

Holland renamed: Just use 'The Netherlands', says government [Video]Holland renamed: Just use 'The Netherlands', says government

Dutch government wants to officially use 'The Netherlands' in promotional material, as part of rebranding exercise.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:17Published

Five Trips To Take In Europe Before You Die [Video]Five Trips To Take In Europe Before You Die

1. Lagos, Portugal has stunning beaches. 2. Amsterdam, Netherlands is one of the most bike-friendly cities in the world. 3. Santorini, Greece has views you will never forget. 4. Ibiza, Spain is known..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Can we solve the mysteries of Earth's atmosphere? [Video]Can we solve the mysteries of Earth's atmosphere?

Earth’s atmosphere still holds many secrets for science, but with the latest satellite launches and long-running observations from the ground, we are now gathering far more and better quality data..

Credit: Euronews English     Duration: 08:30Published

Career best for France and the Netherlands [Video]Career best for France and the Netherlands

Fantastic performances in today's Judo Masters including from France’s Fanny Estelle Posvite and the Netherlands' Michael Korrel, who produced career high points.. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 03:00Published

Myanmar leader Suu Kyi departs for genocide hearings amid fanfare at home [Video]Myanmar leader Suu Kyi departs for genocide hearings amid fanfare at home

Myanmar leader and Nobel peace prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi departed on Sunday for the U.N.'s top court in The Hague to defend the country against charges of genocide of its Rohingya Muslim..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:57Published

Top Countries Uber Users Visited In 2019 [Video]Top Countries Uber Users Visited In 2019

Business Insider reports that Uber compiled "A look back at 2019" report. Using its own data, the report included a list of 15 countries Americans used Uber in, while traveling internationally. From..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:30Published

'Brain dead' NATO pulls off summit despite insults [Video]'Brain dead' NATO pulls off summit despite insults

Insults flew at a NATO summit in London, where U.S. President Donald Trump was at the heart of several spats. But the alliance deemed it a success. Lucy Fielder reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 02:10Published

'Two-faced': Trump reacts to Trudeau's gossip [Video]'Two-faced': Trump reacts to Trudeau's gossip

U.S. President Donald Trump claims that banter between world leaders about him, caught on camera, happened because Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was upset about a confrontation with the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:21Published


Iran's only female Olympic medalist in the Netherlands - NOS

Iran's only female Olympic medalist has been training in the southern Dutch city of Eindhoven after leaving her homeland several weeks ago, national broadcaster NOS reported on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Trump administration pressed Dutch hard to cancel China chip-equipment sale: sources

The Trump administration mounted an extensive campaign to block the sale of Dutch chip manufacturing technology to China, with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo lobbying the Netherlands government and..
Reuters - Published

Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker revives plan for Mohammad cartoon contest

Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders on Saturday said he had revived his plan to hold a contest for cartoons caricaturing the Prophet Mohammad, more than a year after cancelling such an event out of..
Reuters - Published

One of UK's most wanted men arrested during his Christmas dinner

Not known if Daniel Burdett was wearing party hat when officers swooped in the Netherlands
Independent - Published

British fugitive arrested in the Netherlands

The man, who had been on the run for five years, was detained at a restaurant in The Hague.
BBC News - Published

Netherlands climate change: Court orders bigger cuts in emissions

The top court upholds a ruling requiring 1990 levels to be cut by at least 25% by the end of 2020.
BBC News - Published

Explainer: Genocide case against Myanmar at the top U.N. court

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was due to leave the Netherlands on Friday after defending her country against accusations of genocide during three days of hearings at the International Court of..
Reuters - Published

Netherlands reduces terror threat level after six years

The Dutch national anti-terrorism agency (NCTV) has downgraded the threat of a terror attack in the Netherlands for the first time since 2013.
Reuters - Published

Canada, Netherlands back NATO rethink after French, U.S. doubts

The prime ministers of Canada and the Netherlands added their support on Tuesday to a Franco-German proposal to reform NATO, after France's president said the Western alliance was dying.
Reuters - Published

Suu Kyi’s loyalists rally for Myanmar leader before genocide trial

As Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi prepares to travel to the Netherlands to fight charges of genocide against her country at the International Court of Justice, her supporters have embarked on an..
Reuters - Published

Russia refused Dutch request to hand over MH17 suspect: Netherlands

Russia has refused a Dutch request to hand over a suspect in the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, in violation of European law, prosecutors said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Dutch arrest two on suspicion of preparing 'jihadist attack'

Dutch prosecutors said on Tuesday they had arrested two men on suspicion of preparing an Islamist militant attack with "bomb vests or one or more car bombs" in the Netherlands.
Reuters - Published

Marco van Basten suspended following Nazi remark

Former Netherlands and AC Milan striker Marco van Basten is suspended by the Dutch edition of Fox Sports after making a Nazi remark on-air.
BBC News - Published

Netherlands to join French-led Strait of Hormuz naval mission: ANP

The Netherlands will contribute a ship to a French-led naval mission in the Strait of Hormuz for a six-month period starting in January, Dutch news agency ANP said on Monday, citing government sources.
Reuters - Published

Dutch state not obliged to take back Islamic State children: appeals court

The Dutch state is not obliged to actively help repatriate the young children of women who left the Netherlands and joined Islamic State in Syria, an appeals court in The Hague said on Friday,..
Reuters - Published

Dutch police podcast unearths clues to decades-old murder

Can the true crime trend bring an end to one of the Netherlands’ most mysterious murders?
BBC News - Published

Dutch footballers will not play in first minute of matches in racism protest

Footballers in the top two divisions in the Netherlands will not play the first minute of their matches this weekend to draw attention to racism.
BBC News - Published

Davis Cup finals 2019: Great Britain beat Netherlands 2-1

Great Britain put themselves in a promising position at the Davis Cup finals by edging to a tense 2-1 victory over the Netherlands in their opening group match.
BBC News - Published

Netherlands 5-0 Estonia: Wijnaldum hat-trick as Dutch thrash Estonia

Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum scores a hat-trick as the Netherlands thrash Estonia 5-0 in Euro 2020 qualifying Group C.
BBC News - Published

Dutch find 25 migrants in refrigerated container on UK-bound ferry

Authorities found 25 migrants stowed away on a cargo ferry bound for Britain shortly after it left the Netherlands on Tuesday and the vessel quickly returned to the Dutch port of Vlaardingen, emergency..
Reuters - Published

Stowaways found in refrigerated container bound for UK

At least 26 stowaways are found in a refrigerated container on a ferry bound to the UK from the Netherlands.
BBC News - Published

Sinterklaas: Dutch protests over Black Pete festivalgoers

Anti-racism campaigners protest in cities across the Netherlands over the use of black face paint.
BBC News - Published

Play-offs for Northern Ireland after draw against Dutch in Belfast

Northern Ireland's slim hopes of qualifying automatically for the Euro 2020 finals are over as they draw 0-0 with the Netherlands in Belfast.
BBC News - Published

'Black Pete' protested as Dutch children hail St Nicholas

Anti-racism campaigners held protests in cities across the Netherlands on Saturday as Dutch children hailed the annual arrival of St. Nicholas and a blackface character who traditionally accompanies..
Reuters - Published

Turkey says Germany, Netherlands agree to take back Islamic State detainees

Turkish Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu said on Wednesday that Germany and the Netherlands had agreed to take back German and Dutch Islamic State detainees and their families from Turkey, after Ankara..
Reuters - Published

Netherlands to cut speed limit to reduce emissions

The daytime limit will be cut in a bid to tackle a pollution crisis, cabinet sources tell Dutch media.
BBC News - Published

Dutch state must repatriate children of Islamic State mothers, court rules

The Netherlands must actively help repatriate the young children of women who joined Islamic State in Syria, a court in The Hague ruled on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Dutch court: Netherlands must accept return of children of Islamic State mothers

The Netherlands must actively help repatriate the children of women who joined Islamic State in Syria, a court in The Hague ruled on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Second Dutch lawyer working on drug cases shot within months: ANP

A Dutch lawyer on Wednesday was shot and seriously injured by unknown assailants just across the border in Germany, the second time an attorney from the Netherlands was targeted in two months, news..
Reuters - Published

EU approves state aid for Dutch rail transport

The European Commission said on Tuesday it approved 22.2 million euros in state aid for an upgrade of freight locomotives traffic management equipment in the Netherlands, saying the support would not..
Reuters - Published

Islamic State wives start repatriation case in Netherlands

Lawyers for 23 women who joined Islamic State from the Netherlands asked a judge on Friday to order the Netherlands to repatriate them and their 56 young children from camps in Syria.
Reuters - Published

Dover cannabis haul hidden in cheese

Two men tried to import more than half a tonne of cannabis from the Netherlands into Dover.
BBC News - Published

European vets learning Dutch in no-deal Brexit push

No-deal Brexit preparations were largely put on hold in the Netherlands this week but a group of veterinarians from across Europe remained hard at work in a classroom, with just six months to learn..
Reuters - Published

Essex lorry deaths a grim reminder of horrific fate of 58 Chinese migrants 19 years ago

Tragic deaths of Chinese nationals similar to 19-year-old case that revealed gang links between Turkey and Netherlands
Independent - Published

European Track Championships: Laura Kenny wins 13th gold as GB win women's team pursuit

Laura Kenny wins her 13th European Track Championship title as Great Britain take women's team pursuit gold in the Netherlands.
BBC News - Published

Man arrested in Dutch farmhouse case faces unlawful detention charge: prosecutors

A 58-year-old man will appear before a judge in the Netherlands on Thursday on charges of unlawful deprivation of freedom and harming others' health, Dutch prosecutors said on Wednesday.
Reuters - Published

World's first artificial womb for humans

Doctors in the Netherlands say they are within 10 years of creating a 'second' womb for premature babies.
BBC News - Published

Dutch police discover five siblings locked away for years on farm

Five siblings and a man believed to be their father were receiving medical treatment after Dutch police acting on a tip discovered them locked away in a secret room at an isolated farm, officials in..
Reuters - Published

UK refuses to join France, Germany and Netherlands in halting arms sales to Turkey

EU leaders 'condemn' Turkey action against Kurds in strong terms
Independent - Published

Laura Kenny aiming for a hat-trick of golds at European Championships

Laura Kenny will race in the madison, the omnium and the team pursuit at the European Championships in the Netherlands next week as a possible dry run for the Olympics.
BBC News - Published

O'Neill devastated after 'harsh' defeat by Netherlands

Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill says his side's last-gasp 3-1 defeat by the Netherlands in their Euro 2020 qualifier in Rotterdam was cruel.
BBC News - Published

Northern Ireland suffer last-gasp loss to Netherlands

Northern Ireland's Euro 2020 qualification hopes suffer a major blow with an agonising 3-1 defeat by the Netherlands in Rotterdam.
BBC News - Published

UK-bound trucks risk being sent away at Rotterdam port after Brexit: Dutch transport association

Almost a third of companies who ship goods to Britain through the Netherlands have failed to complete the necessary paperwork for their trucks to embark on ferries after Brexit, the Dutch transport..
Reuters - Published

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