Jul 16, 2015

Putin tells Dutch PM MH17 tribunal would be counterproductive

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday told Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte that establishing an international tribunal to prosecute those behind the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine would be counterproductive. “Vladimir Putin in detail explained the Russian position regarding the premature ...

Jul 11, 2015

As first anniversary looms, MH17 families demand justice

Families of those killed when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine last year demanded justice Saturday at an emotional memorial ceremony ahead of the first anniversary of the disaster. The somber memorial service at Kuala Lumpur International Airport was attended by ...

Robot to 3-D print Amsterdam bridge

Jun 17, 2015

Robot to 3-D print Amsterdam bridge

A Dutch startup has unveiled plans to build the world’s first 3-D printed bridge across an Amsterdam canal, a technique that could become standard on future construction projects. Using robotic printers “that can ‘draw’ steel structures in 3-D, we will print a (pedestrian) bridge ...

Jun 6, 2015

U.S. rallies late to down Dutch

United States4Netherlands 3 Bobby Wood scored a 90th-minute winner Friday as the United States rallied from two goals down to beat the Netherlands 4-3 in a friendly at Amsterdam Arena. Jurgen Klinsmann’s team trailed 3-1 with 20 minutes left but John Brooks started the ...

Mar 30, 2015

Russia, Australia, Netherlands to join China's development bank

Russia, Australia and the Netherlands on Saturday became the latest three countries to say they plan to join the China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, adding clout to an institution seen as enhancing China’s regional and global influence. The AIIB, seen as a challenge to ...

Falconer catches owl that terrorized Dutch town

Mar 15, 2015

Falconer catches owl that terrorized Dutch town

A falconer has captured an aggressive eagle owl that terrorized a Dutch town by swooping out of the sky and sinking its talons into residents’ heads. The bird earned the nickname “terror owl” in Purmerend, 20 km (12 miles) north of Amsterdam where it ...

Rogue owl attacking residents of Dutch city

Feb 26, 2015

Rogue owl attacking residents of Dutch city

The northern Dutch town of Purmerend has advised residents to arm themselves with an umbrella when going out at night after a mysterious spate of bloody rogue owl attacks. Over the last three weeks, the European eagle owl has silently swooped on dozens of ...

Jan 17, 2015

Dutch 'horror dentist' sent to French psychiatric unit

A Dutch dentist suspected of mutilating dozens of patients in France has been detained in a special prison psychiatric unit, a judicial source said. Dubbed the “horror dentist” by the media, Mark van Nierop, 50, claims to suffer from “psychological problems” including gender identity ...

Scientists use smell to re-create famous deaths

Dec 26, 2014

Scientists use smell to re-create famous deaths

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Dutch scientists are re-creating the deaths of some of the world’s most famous personalities by reconstructing their last moments using scents and sounds. From the sweet smell of Jacqueline Kennedy’s perfume mingled with the scent of John F. Kennedy’s blood to Whitney Houston’s last ...

Russian military has close calls with civilian jetliners

Dec 19, 2014

Russian military has close calls with civilian jetliners

Recent close shaves between Russian military planes and civilian aircraft highlight the dangers of the cat-and-mouse game being played out between Moscow and the West in European skies amid the crisis in Ukraine, analysts say. In the latest incident, Sweden said Dec. 12 that ...

Dec 19, 2014

Assertive Russia leads to military rethink in Sweden

With an assertive Russia next door, Sweden has started to beef up its military after a decade of downsizing, but a credible deterrent may take years to achieve, analysts warn. In one of the most dramatic steps since the end of the Cold War, ...