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

Weather

Three killed as severe storm lashes Netherlands

Air traffic, trains and buses halted nationwide after Code Red weather alert is issued for large parts of the country.

Three killed as severe storm lashes Netherlands

Bosnia

Bosnia War general died after taking cyanide in court

Praljak drank the poison just seconds after hearing he had lost his appeal against a 20-year-prison sentence.

Bosnia

Bosnia War commander drinks poison in court, dies

Death of wartime Bosnian Croat forces commander Slobodan Praljak follows dramatic scenes at UN tribunal in The Hague.

United Nations

Bosnian Croat war criminal 'drinks poison' in court

War crimes tribunal in The Hague suspends case against Bosnian Croat after he appeared to drink poison in court.

War criminal Slobodan Praljak 'drinks poison' in court

Africa

Amnesty: Shell involved in Nigeria abuses in 1990s

Anglo-Dutch oil giant was involved in a brutal campaign by Nigerian police to silence Ogoniland protesters, report says.

Human Rights

Dutch Muslim officer 'may wear headscarf with uniform'

Dutch Human Rights Commission rules that Sarah Izat should be allowed to wear a headscarf with her uniform.

Dutch police officer 'may wear headscarf with uniform'