Reporter's Notebook

Hidden coronavirus tragedies: Dutch elderly forgotten

Doctors have been advised against admitting elderly people to ICU, but have authorities underestimated their resilience?

Europe

Netherlands' King's Day: Celebrations toned down over COVID-19

The government has urged people to remain patient at least until May 20.

Asia Pacific

Thais left stranded overseas slam coronavirus policy confusion

'Fit-to-fly' rules leave Thai students, professionals, struggling to get home amid confusion over repatriation flights.

Thais left stranded overseas slam coronavirus policy confusion

AJ Impact

EU Finance chiefs agree on $590bn coronavirus rescue package

The common response includes a joint employment insurance fund worth 100 billion euros.

EU Finance chiefs agree on $590bn coronavirus rescue package

Netherlands

Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum closed due to virus

Forensics and art theft experts inspect video footage after Spring Garden painting is stolen from Singer Laren museum.

Van Gogh painting stolen from Dutch museum closed due to virus

AJ Impact

Are 'coronabonds' in the cards to help Europe fight pandemic?

ECB's Lagarde asked ministers to consider one-off joint debt issue of coronabonds, sources tell Reuters.

Are 'coronabonds' in the cards to help Europe fight pandemic?

MH17

Dutch MH17 trial suspended until June

Four defendants are standing trial, three in absentia, over the 2014 downing of the MH17 passenger jet over Ukraine.

Dutch MH17 trial suspended to give defence more preparation time

Arts & Culture

Nul points: Eurovision cancelled

The beloved international competition will not be held in 2020, organisers have announced.

Nul points: Eurovision cancelled

Asia Pacific

MH17 trial starts with four accused facing murder charges

Four men being tried in absentia over deaths of 298 on board, in incident during Ukraine war that led to global outrage.

MH17 trial starts with four accused facing murder charges

AJ Impact

Brexit burned $81bn hole in EU budget, leaders try to fill gap

EU to revise membership dues now that UK is no longer contributing to bloc.

Brexit burned $81bn hole in EU budget, leaders try to fill gap

AJ Impact

Air France-KLM sees earnings drop up to $216m due to coronavirus

European airline group suspends China flights until March, warning of worse effects if they do not resume after then.

Air France-KLM sees earnings drop up to $216m due to coronavirus

AJ Impact

Blessed by Brexit: More firms went Dutch in 2019 as UK left EU

Record numbers of businesses are moving to the Netherlands as the UK's relationship with the EU remains uncertain.

Blessed by Brexit: More firms went Dutch in 2019 as UK left EU

Europe

Letter bombs explode at two Dutch businesses

The bombs on Wednesday targeted a bank and a Japanese electronics company.

Letter bombs hit Dutch businesses 'in extortion bid'

Euthanasia

Dutch euthanasia clinic sees jump in death requests

There was a 22 percent rise in Dutch people wanting to end their lives in 2019 compared with the previous year.

Dutch euthanasia clinic sees jump in death requests

AJ Impact

EU power sector emissions drop as coal collapses across Europe

The year 2019 saw record decline in CO2 emitted from electricity generation as renewable sources rose to a new high.

EU power sector emissions drop as coal collapses across Europe