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Netherlands: Churchgoers breaking COVID rules attack journalists

March 29, 2021 2:02 pm

Worshippers flouting pandemic measures in the Netherlands have responded to media attention with violence. Lawmakers have slammed the attacks on reporters.

Explained: The child subsidies scandal that led to collapse of the Dutch govt

January 22, 2021 2:34 pm

A parliamentary inquiry found that the country’s tax service had wrongly accused over 26,000 Dutch parents of fraud since 2012, and ordered as many as 10,000 of these families to repay tens of thousands of euros worth of child subsidies.

Explained: Why Amsterdam wants to ban tourists from its cannabis cafes

January 14, 2021 10:22 am

The Dutch capital of Amsterdam may soon ban non-residents from its iconic cannabis coffee shops. Here's why

Belgians, Dutch halt UK flights, fearing virus variant

December 21, 2020 5:48 pm

The Netherlands banned flights from the U.K. for at least the rest of the year while Belgium issued a flight ban for 24 hours starting at midnight and also halted train links to Britain.

Whale tail sculpture saves metro train from crashing into water

November 03, 2020 4:35 pm

Instead of plummeting 32 feet into water after going through the barrier, the carriage got lodged on the sculpture at the De Ackers metro station near the city of Rotterdam.

Denmark to kill over 1 million mink to check Covid-19 spread

October 16, 2020 2:47 pm

By early October, mink on almost 60 North Jutland farms alone had tested positive for the deadly virus. An additional 46 farms are currently under suspicion.

Dutch government backs euthanasia for children under the age of 12

October 15, 2020 8:49 pm

The county, which has one of the most liberal euthanasia policies in the world, already allows young people between the ages of 12 and 18 to opt for the procedure as long as consent is given by the patient and their parents.

Futuristic 'Flying-V' airliner prototype makes successful maiden flight

September 06, 2020 10:29 pm

The Flying-V design, which derives its name from its noticeable 'V' shape, integrates the passenger cabin, the cargo hold and the fuel tanks in the wings.

In COVID-19 darkness, gift of a `Moment of Light' to Amsterdam's famous museum

June 04, 2020 4:35 pm

The painting itself seems an allegory for both the times in which we live in and the future for which the world hopes, said the museum's General Director Taco Dibbits.

Special KLM flight brings home 276 Indians from Netherlands

May 27, 2020 7:43 pm

On June 8, another batch of stranded Indians will be sent home by a special Air India flight from Amsterdam to New Delhi as part of the second leg of the 'Vande Bharat Mission'.