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.
Iceland is the most peaceful country in the world, followed by New Zealand and Ireland, according to the latest Global Peace Index (GPI).
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.
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.
Peace activist Mient Jan Faber, who became the voice of Dutch churches opposed to nuclear weapons, has died at age 81, peace group Pax confirmed Sunday.
The Netherlands on Friday remembered the 20th anniversary of the killing of populist politician Pim Fortuyn, a murder that has remained an open wound for this liberal nation.
Belgium and the Netherlands said Tuesday they are expelling 38 suspected Russian spies from their territories.
It is one of history’s ironies that the northern Moldovan town of Otaci, emptied of its Jews during World War II, is now an entry point for fleeing Ukrainians who are on their way to Israel.
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.
Ukraine says Russian troops have entered the country’s second-largest city of Kharkiv, where a gas pipeline was earlier attacked, and there was concern about nuclear radiation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tensions are rising in Austria, which this week became Europe’s first country to introduce a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for adults.
The Netherlands’ government pledged Tuesday to ease Europe’s strictest COVID-19 measures after mounting public pressure with protests and rioting in the streets.
At least tens of thousands of people demanding an end to government-imposed COVID-19 lockdowns, vaccinations, and mask mandates faced riot police in Brussels Sunday after similar rallies across Europe.
The Netherlands government only partially lifted Europe’s toughest coronavirus lockdown Friday, despite mounting protests with bars and other businesses threatening to reopen anyway.
The Netherlands’ King Willem-Alexander said Thursday that Dutch royals would cease using a historic golden carriage amid a debate over slavery links and racism.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte began his fourth term in office Monday despite mounting protests against his strict COVID measures.