Expatica : Netherlands (13)

UN judges hear bid to quash radical Serb's acquittal

UN prosecutors will Wednesday seek to overturn the surprise acquittal of Serbia's Vojislav Seselj, with the firebrand politician set to snub the court, dubbed this week "a theatre of the absurd."The appeal...

Dutch mull measures to fight sexual abuse in sport

The Dutch government and a top sporting body said Tuesday they were considering new measures to fight sexual abuse in sport after a damning report said assault was a "common" problem.Sports Minister Bruno...

Snow grounds flights at Dutch airports

Snow wreaked havoc in the low-lying Netherlands on Monday, briefly closing down Eindhoven airport, shutting schools and leading to transport chaos with hundreds of flights and trains cancelled or delayed.The...

Jordan referred to UN for not detaining Sudan leader

War crimes judges in The Hague delivered a slap to Jordan on Monday, referring the Arab country to the United Nations for failing to arrest the visiting Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted...

Mass Dutch DNA drive finds suspect in 'cold case' murder

Dutch police said Monday they had arrested a suspect in the murder of a young woman 25 years ago, tracking him down after an unprecedented drive to collect DNA samples.Milica van Doorn, 19, was found...

Jordan referred to UN for not detaining Sudan leader

War crimes judges Monday delivered a slap to Jordan, referring the Arab country to the United Nations for action for failing to arrest the visiting Sudanese president wanted on genocide charges.Despite...

UN prosecutors seek to overturn radical Serb's acquittal

UN prosecutors will Wednesday seek to overturn a controversial acquittal in the case against firebrand Serb ultranationalist Vojislav Seselj, found not guilty last year of war crimes during the Balkans...

Dutch want arms dealer's extradition after S.Africa arrest

Dutch prosecutors are requesting the extradition of convicted Dutch arms dealer Guus Kouwenhoven, arrested in South Africa on Friday, to serve a 19-year sentence for his role in Liberia's bloody civil...

Dutch poultry ordered indoors after bird flu outbreak

The Dutch government on Friday ordered poultry farmers across the country to keep their livestock indoors after an outbreak of highly contagious bird flu on a duck farm led to 16,000 birds being slaughtered."Because...

You'll be herring from my lawyer, Dutch fishmongers tell paper

Two disgruntled Dutch fishmongers are dragging a national newspaper to court after it accused them of selling "rotten" examples during a nationwide test of the country's favourite snack: raw, salted herring.Every...

'Reasonable basis' for British war crimes in Iraq: ICC

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda said Monday there is a "reasonable basis" to believe that some British soldiers committed war crimes after the US-led invasion of Iraq.The...

Syrian teen pleads for 'a chance' at kids peace prize

A Syrian teenager made a strong plea Monday for the world to give refugees fleeing his country's war an opportunity, as he received the prestigious International Children's Peace Prize in The Hague."We...

Dutch court scraps violin maestro Andre Rieu's child labour fine

A Dutch court Monday scrapped a 116,000-euro fine slapped on celebrated violinist Andre Rieu for allegedly allowing children to perform past a late night limit set by law."The court finds the reasons...