Sep 29, 2016

Dutch take 'Pokemon Go' makers to court as gamers flood beaches

Dutch authorities are taking the U.S. makers of “Pokemon Go” to court, after the company failed to meet pleas to stop hordes of fans flocking to protected beaches. Since the game was launched in The Netherlands, thousands of fans have been crowding the vast, ...

MH17 crash inquiry backs suspicions of Russian link: U.S.

Sep 29, 2016

MH17 crash inquiry backs suspicions of Russian link: U.S.

The United States welcomed Wednesday the preliminary results of a criminal inquiry into the downing of flight MH17 over Ukraine, saying it supported Washington’s suspicions of Russian involvement. The United States was quick to blame Russian-backed separatists after the Malaysia Airlines jet was shot ...

Sep 24, 2016

Van Basten named FIFA technical boss

FIFA appointed Netherlands and AC Milan great Marco van Basten as a technical director on Friday to help raise coaching standards. FIFA confirmed Van Basten’s new job after he resigned last month as an assistant coach with the Dutch national team. Van Basten was ...

Where intrusive drones may dare, Dutch cops set to sic eagles on them

Sep 13, 2016

Where intrusive drones may dare, Dutch cops set to sic eagles on them

After months of tests, Dutch police will become the world’s first force to train and employ an army of eagles, using the centuries-old skill of falconry against the modern-day scourge of unauthorized drones. In their first public demonstration of their unorthodox new weapon, Dutch ...

Will the Dutch follow Britain out the door?

Jun 27, 2016

Will the Dutch follow Britain out the door?

Britain’s vote to leave the EU has sent shock waves across the Netherlands, a founding father of the European community, but despite a push by euroskeptics analysts say a Nexit referendum is unlikely soon, if ever. “Now it is our turn,” trumpeted Geert Wilders, ...

Apr 20, 2016

Dutch cops crack encrypted criminal communications network

Dutch police and prosecutors say they have taken down an encrypted communications network believed to have been used by criminals in the Netherlands and possibly overseas. Prosecutors say in a statement that they arrested a 36-year-old man Tuesday in the eastern city of Nijmegen ...

Apr 5, 2016

Dutch flat yields 45 kg of ammo linked to French attack plot

Around 45 kg (99 pounds) of ammunition were found in an apartment in the Dutch city of Rotterdam that has been linked to a foiled terror attack on France, prosecutors said Monday. French suspect Anis Bahri was arrested at the flat in the southern ...