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 ...

Mar 18, 2016

Meteor as bright as full moon streaks across Britain's skies

A bright “fireball” meteor has lit up British skies. Co-founder of the U.K. Meteor Observation Network Richard Kacerek said Thursday that the meteor shone almost as brightly as a full moon. He said it was viewed at about 3:15 a.m. over parts of Britain ...

Driver dies as Dutch train slams into crane, derails

Feb 24, 2016

Driver dies as Dutch train slams into crane, derails

A passenger train derailed in the Netherlands on Tuesday after colliding with a hydraulic crane, leaving the train driver dead and six people injured, local police and officials said. The accident happened around 8:50 a.m. (0750 GMT) close to the northeastern town of Dalfsen, ...

Miffy gets a museum of her own

Feb 7, 2016

Miffy gets a museum of her own

To some people, Miffy is just a plain white bunny. To others, she is a prime example of minimalist art. But for six decades, she has been delighting young kids around the world, and now she is getting a museum of her own. After ...