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Dutch MPs pass law banning face veils in public buildings

New law bans veils and other items that hide the face in government buildings, public transport, schools and hospitals.

Dutch MPs pass law banning face veils in public buildings

Europe

World's largest freshwater pearl put up for Dutch auction

'The Sleeping Lion' is going on sale at a public auction in the Netherlands on May 31, with top estimates valuing it at $632,000.

MH17

Russia accused of shooting down Malaysian airliner

Russia slams 'discrediting' bid after Netherlands and Australia say it's liable for 2014 downing of jet that killed 298.

Netherlands, Australia formally accuse Russia of downing MH17

Earthrise

Test-tube burgers and the future of meat

A look at advances in the development of lab meat that may provide carnivores with their dinners in the future.

Test-tube burgers and the future of meat

Europe

Dutch scientists test anti-ageing molecule

But while scientists are still preparing to start human trials, people are already trying to buy the rejuvenating molecule online.

Voices

From life-threatening refugee boats to canal cruises in Amsterdam

A Dutch artist rescued migrant ships in Lampedusa, turned them into canal boats and employed refugees to run tours.

From life-threatening refugee boats to canal cruises in Amsterdam

Books

For the love of books: Mobile libraries around the world

This World Book Day, we meet the people behind mobile libraries serving communities from Nigeria to the Netherlands.

For the love of books: Mobile libraries around the world

Europe

Dutch probe of stolen artefacts delves into colonial history

A leading museum in Amsterdam has been investigating a number of precious objects taken from former colonies.

Netherlands

Dutch diplomat pulled out of Turkey over spy allegations

Turkish official says diplomat was gathering intelligence on Afrin operation, as Netherlands hastily pulls him out.

Dutch diplomat pulled out of Turkey over spy allegations

Opinion

Italy's election should be a wake up call for the EU

The EU can turn the victory of the populist Five Star Movement into an opportunity for dialogue and transformation.

Silvia Mazzini

by Silvia Mazzini

Silvia Mazzini

Turkey

Turkey slams Dutch 'Armenian genocide' vote

Ankara dismisses Dutch parliament's overwhelming majority vote to recognise World War I killings as a genocide.

Turkey slams Dutch 'Armenian genocide' vote

Europe

Roger Federer: World's number one at 36

Federer had not been ranked best in the world since 2012, but his excellent past 13 months will propel him again to the top

Europe

Dutch speed skating success boosts Olympic ranking

The 2014 Olympics in Sochi saw the Dutch finish near the top of the overall rankings, purely thanks to their performances in speed skating. They won 23 of the 36 medals.

Weather

Winter warmth record for Denmark

Repeated bouts of mild, wet, Atlantic weather have broken more temperature records and brought a flood risk to Europe.

Winter warmth record for Denmark

Netherlands

Decapitated, bloodstained doll left at Amsterdam mosque

Muslim leader lambastes 'cowardly' act by right-wing group, which left note warning against what it calls Islamisation.

Decapitated, bloodstained doll left at Amsterdam mosque