Dutch PM Apologizes To Troops Over Srebrenica Massacre

The prime minister of the Netherlands has apologized to soldiers who were sent as United Nations peacekeepers to defend the Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica with what he believes was insufficient firepower and manpower to keep the peace. Mark Rutte made the remarks 27 years after thousands of Muslim men and boys were killed in Europe’s worst single atrocity since World War Two, a tragedy condemned by the Vatican.

Trial Begins Over Killing Dutch Journalist

Dutch prosecutors on Tuesday demanded life imprisonment against two men who have gone on trial in the Netherlands over the murder of leading crime reporter Peter R. de Vries.

EU Agrees To Block Most But Not All Russian Oil

European Union leaders say they will block most Russian oil imports by the end of 2022 to punish Moscow for invading Ukraine. But the EU embargo will only affect oil that arrives by sea following opposition from Hungary.

Israeli Anti-Tank Weapons Heading to Ukraine

Israeli anti-tank weapons systems manufactured in Germany at a factory owned by Rafael Advanced Defense Systems are heading to Ukraine, according to a report by the Hebrew-language Calcalist news outlet.

Hostage Crisis At Amsterdam Apple Store Ends

After five long hours, a hostage standoff that captivated the Netherlands ended at the Apple Store in downtown Amsterdam with a police car driving into the hostage-taker.

Netherlands Apologizes For Atrocities Against Indonesia

The Netherlands’ Prime Minister Mark Rutte has offered a lengthy delayed apology to Indonesia after a study confirmed that the Dutch army used extreme violence to regain control over their former colony.

Biden, Putin In Talks To Prevent War

U.S. President Joe Biden and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin were to speak Saturday to prevent a war that Washington fears could ignite any moment.

China Violently Interrupts Dutch Broadcast

A Dutch journalist was violently pulled away by Chinese security personnel from the camera Friday while he reported on live television about the Beijing Winter Olympics.

Austria Imposes Vaccine Mandate

Tensions are rising in Austria, which this week became Europe’s first country to introduce a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for adults.

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