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British PM meets Dutch counterpart in key Brexit week

Jul 03, 2018 - 11:33 PM

Theresa May makes 'the case for an ambitious economic and security partnership with the European Union,' a statement from the British government says

WORKING LUNCH. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte receives his British counterpart Theresa May for a work lunch at the Catshuis, The Hague, on July 3, 2018. Photo by Koen van Weel/ANP/AFP

Dutch FM resigns triggering vote of no-confidence

Feb 14, 2018 - 7:41 AM

The drama comes after Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra admits he has falsely claimed to have attended a 2006 meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin

OUT. In this file photo taken on November 24, 2017 Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Halbe Zijlstra arrives for an EU Eastern Partnership summit at the European Council in Brussels. Emmanuel Dunand/AFP

EU to move Brexit talks forward after praise for May

Dec 15, 2017 - 10:59 AM

But the EU will stress that while they will start talks on a post-Brexit transition in January, they will not begin trade talks until March as they need more clarity on Britain's goals for life after it leaves in 2019

NEGOTIATING BREXIT. British Prime Minister Theresa May at the European Council headquarters in Brussels, on November 24, 2017. File photo by John Thys/AFP/File

Dutch PM widens poll win over second-place far-right

Mar 16, 2017 - 6:42 PM

The vote will put Mark Rutte in pole position to form the next coalition government with party leaders set to get down to talks soon

ELECTION VICTORY. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte speaks during election night in The Hague on March 15, 2017.  Niels Wenstedt / ANP / AFP

Dutch PM slaps down far-right challenge

Mar 16, 2017 - 7:49 AM

UPDATED Mark Rutte s Liberal VVD party is set to win 32 seats making it the largest in the new 150 seat parliament with Wilders and his Freedom Party PVV beaten into second place alongside two others on 19 seats

POLL WINNER. Netherlands' prime minister and VVD party leader Mark Rutte celebrates after winning the general elections in The Hague on March 15, 2017. John Thys/AFP

Dutch vote in key elections as far-right slips

Mar 15, 2017 - 12:19 PM

UPDATED The Dutch general elections are being seen as a litmus test of the strength of far right and populist parties ahead of other polls in Europe this year

WHO WILL LEAD THE DUTCH? Emile Roemer of the Socialist Party (3L), Geert Wilders of the PVV (2L), Marianne Thieme of the PvdD (4L), Groen Links leader Jesse Klaver (C), Netherland's Prime minister and VVD leader Mark Rutte (4R), Lodewijk Asscher of PvdA (2R), Sybrand Haersma Buma of the CDA (R) pose for a photo after a televised debate between the 8 top party leaders in The Hague on March 14, 2017. Robin van Lonkhuijsen/Pool/AFP

Turkey angers Netherlands with Srebrenica jibe

Mar 14, 2017 - 9:55 PM

UPDATED Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan prompts a fresh outcry in The Netherlands with a jibe about the Srebrenica massacre warning of retaliation in a spiraling diplomatic crisis

Last-minute campaign on eve of Dutch vote

Mar 14, 2017 - 7:16 PM

On the eve of Wednesday s March 15 legislative polls many of the 12 9 million eligible Dutch voters appear not to have made up their minds which of the record 28 parties in the running to choose

WHO WILL LEAD THE DUTCH? Netherlands' far-right politician Geert Wilders (R) of the PVV party gestures while during a debate with Netherlands' prime minister Mark Rutte of the VVD Liberal party on March 13, 2017 in Rotterdam, prior to March 15 Dutch national elections. Remko de Waal / ANP / AFP

A beginner's guide to Dutch elections

Mar 12, 2017 - 8:24 PM

Away from the tourist delights of the tulips windmills and clogs here is a beginner s guide to the Dutch elections

Dutch far-right Freedom Party leader (Partij Voor De Vrijheid, PVV) Geert Wilders is guarded by police as he meets with supporters in Heerlen on March 11, 2017. John Thys/AFP

EU presses Russia on Syria and Ukraine

Dec 16, 2016 - 9:20 AM

At the final summit of one of the most turbulent years in the EU s 6 decade history the bloc s 28 leaders also discuss preparations for Britain to become the first nation to leave the bloc

Indonesia sepakat bekerja sama dengan Belanda mencari bangkai kapal yang hilang

Nov 23, 2016 - 5:49 PM

Ada sekitar 6 bangkai kapal perang Belanda dan Inggris yang terbenam di Laut Jawa dan menghilang

Pemerintah Belanda tawarkan bantuan dana untuk rawat Kota Lama di Semarang

Nov 23, 2016 - 8:40 AM

Kunjungan PM Mark Rutte juga dimanfaatkan oleh Pemprov Jawa Tengah untuk menawarkan produk kopi khas Indonesia yang selama ini sulit tembus ke pasar Eropa

BERKUNJUNG. Perdana Menteri Belanda, Mark Rutte mengenakan kemeja putih berjalan untuk meninjau beberapa bangunan bersejarah di Kota Lama, Semarang pada Selasa, 22 November. Foto oleh Fariz Fardianto/Rappler

PM Belanda Rutte akan teken kerjasama proyek penanggulangan rob di Semarang

Nov 21, 2016 - 9:43 PM

Rutte akan meneken MoU untuk menjalin proyek percepatan pembangunan Polder Banger untuk pencegahan banjir bagi masyarakat pesisir pantai

Perdana Menteri Belanda Mark Rutte. Foto dari

Shocked EU tells Britain to leave quickly

Jun 24, 2016 - 6:37 PM

UPDATED We now expect the United Kingdom government to give effect to this decision of the British people as soon as possible however painful that process may be EU chiefs say

Hollande to visit Berlin 'whatever happens' with Brexit

Jun 23, 2016 - 2:00 AM

Francois Hollande: Whatever happens I will be in Germany next week to work towards relaunching the European project

HOLLANDE. French President Francois Hollande (R) and Swedish Prime Minister Stefen Lofven (L) shake hands during a joint press conference after their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, June 22, 2016. Photo by Jeremy Lempin/EPA

EU, Turkey strike deal to send back migrants

Mar 18, 2016 - 10:14 AM

4th UPDATE Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is now set to formally sign off on the accord at a final meeting with EU leaders

PROTEST. Refugees stage a sit-in on rail tracks during a protest of migrants near their camp at the border between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), near Idomeni, Greece, March 12, 2016. File photo by Nake Batev/EPA

Turkish PM slams 'hypocritical' calls to open borders

Feb 11, 2016 - 12:17 AM

On a visit to the Netherlands Davutoglu insists the borders of his country had always been open to those fleeing Syria s civil war

DAVUTOGLU SPEAKS. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu speaks during a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) in Ankara, Turkey, February 8, 2016. Photo by EPA

Millions pour into aid groups after toddler's death

Sep 05, 2015 - 9:02 AM

There is an enormous response from the public the tide of indifference is shifting

Indian artist Sudarsan Pattnaik works on a sand sculpture depicting drowned Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi at Puri beach, some 65 kilometers away from Bhubaneswar, on September 4, 2015. Charities helping refugees saw a surge in donations on September 4 across Europe as people shocked by the heart-rending images of a drowned Syrian boy on a Turkish beach dug deep to help out. The photos of the lifeless body of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, lying on a beach in Bodrum, Turkey, have triggered a wave of emotion across the continent, despite deep divisions among European governments on how to deal with the crisis. Photo by Asit Kumar/AFP

Netherlands justice minister resigns over deal with drug trafficker

Mar 10, 2015 - 11:02 AM

The Dutch justice minister resigns due to an ongoing scandal over a deal worth millions of guilders euros struck by prosecutors with a famous drug trafficker 15 years ago

OUT THE DOOR. Dutch Justice minister Ivo Opstelten arrives for a press conference about his resignation in The Hague, The Netherlands, 09 March 2015. Evert-Jan Daniels/EPA

Netherlands honors MH17 victims with memorial ceremony

Nov 10, 2014 - 4:39 PM

Flags fly at half mast across the country and at Dutch diplomatic missions abroad ahead of a commemoration in Amsterdam

The Dutch flag flies at half mast above the first chamber in The Hague, the Netherlands, 10 November 2014, during the national commemoration for the victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, which crashed in eastern Ukraine on 17 July. Martijn Beekman/EPA

Putin cannot avoid me – Australia PM Abbott

Nov 06, 2014 - 10:10 AM

He won t be able to avoid the conversation so one way or another we re going to have the bilateral – whether it s in the corridor or in a more formal setting

In this file photo, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott arrives at the Cabinet Office, central London, Britain, 12 August 2014. Will Oliver/EPA

Australia, Netherlands vow justice for MH17 victims

Aug 12, 2014 - 1:20 PM

We owe it to the dead we owe it to the grieving families to bring them the victims home and to give them justice

SOLIDARITY. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (L) and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte (R) during a press conference in Rutte's official residence, the Catshuis, in The Hague, The Netherlands, 11 August 2014. Martijn Beekman/EPA

MH17 search suspended over security concerns

Aug 06, 2014 - 10:35 PM

UPDATED Dutch Prime Minister Rutte says increasing tension between Kiev – which is battling pro Russian separatists in the area – makes it too unsafe to continue with the search for victims remains

ASSISTANCE. Investigators have enlisting the help of local villagers in finding victims' remains and possessions. Photo from EPA

MH17 crash mission to be unarmed for now – Dutch PM

Aug 02, 2014 - 9:14 AM

Over 200 coffins have already been sent back to the Netherlands but many of the dead have yet to be recovered amid the fighting

Ukraine fighting rages as Australia readies MH17 site deployment

Jul 24, 2014 - 9:34 PM

The Red Cross warned both sides to abide by the Geneva Conventions declaring that it considered Ukraine to be in a state of civil war

IN KIEV. Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs Julie Bishop (C) speaks to her Ukrainian counterpart Pavlo Klimkin (not pictured) as Dutch foreign minister Frans Timmermans (R) listens during their meeting in Kiev, Ukraine, 24 July 2014. Sergey Dolzheko/EPA

First MH17 bodies arrive in grieving Netherlands

Jul 23, 2014 - 10:13 PM

UPDATED The Netherlands has been united in grief and growing anger because of delays in getting bodies home and over the way pro Russian separatists have treated the site the victims remains and personal possessions

Ukrainian soldiers carry a coffin with the remains of a victim of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash to a military plane during a ceremony at the airport of Kharkiv, Ukraine, on July 23, 2014. Photo by AFP/Genya Savilov

Forensics experts to reach MH17 crash site Monday – Dutch PM

Jul 21, 2014 - 7:51 AM

Prime Minister Mark Rutte says that the Dutch will be coordinating the task of identifying the 298 dead from Thursday s July 17 Malaysia Airways crash

DEBRIS. A Ukrainian worker inspects the main crash site of the Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed over the eastern Ukraine region, near Grabove, some 100 km east of Donetsk, Ukraine, 20 July 2014. Igor Kovalenko/EPA

'Sanctions' for Russia over #MH17 crash site access

Jul 20, 2014 - 10:10 PM

The EU wants Russia to ensure safe and unfettered access to the crash site

CRASH SITE. A picture taken on July 17, 2014 shows wreckages of the Malaysian Airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine. File photo by Dominique Faget/AFP

British PM raises prospect of more Russia sanctions

Jul 20, 2014 - 2:58 PM

Cameron op ed: Russia can use this moment to find a path out of this festering dangerous crisis I hope it will do so But if that does not happen then we must respond robustly

FIELDS AND DEBRIS. People carry a stretcher with a body bag past a debris of Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 airplane, which crashed during flying over the eastern Ukraine region, at the crash site near Donetsk, Ukraine, 19 July 2014. Anastasia Vlasova/EPA

Global anger intensifies over MH17 crash

Jul 18, 2014 - 3:57 PM

Kiev accused pro Russian separatists battling Ukrainian forces of the terrorist act as stunned world leaders called for a full investigation into the disaster which could further fan the flames of the worst East West crisis since the Cold War

A picture taken on July 17, 2014 shows wreckages of the malaysian airliner carrying 295 people from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur after it crashed, near the town of Shaktarsk, in rebel-held east Ukraine. Photo by Dominique Faget/AFP