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Netherlands to go into lockdown due to 'fifth wave with Omicron'
The Hague, Dec 19 (IANS) The Dutch government has announced a stricter lockdown out of fear for the rise of the Omicron variant of Covid-19 in the country.
2021-12-19
Category: International, Netherlands,Health/Medicine,Politics
EMA recommends emergency use of Pfizer Covid-19 pill
The Hague, Dec 17 (IANS) The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issued advice on the emergency use of Pfizer's Covid-19 pill called Paxlovid.
2021-12-17
Category: International, Netherlands,Health/Medicine,Politics
Dutch govt extends evening lockdown, speeds up booster vaccination campaign
The Hague, Dec 15 (IANS) The Dutch government has decided to extend the current anti-Covid measures until January 14, 2022, and speed up the country's booster vaccination campaign amid concerns about the Omicron variant.
2021-12-15
Category: International, Netherlands,Health/Medicine,Politics
Dutch parties agree on new coalition after 9 months
The Hague, Dec 14 (IANS) Dutch political parties have agreed on a coalition deal which brings together the same four parties serving in the current caretaker government, after nearly nine months of negotiations.
2021-12-14
Category: International, Netherlands,Politics
Research gives fresh insight into Rembrandt's masterpiece
Amsterdam, Dec 9 (IANS) A previously hidden sketch has been discovered beneath the paint of Dutch Golden Age painter Rembrandt's "The Night Watch", offering a glimpse into the genesis of the masterpiece created in 1642.
2021-12-09
Category: International, Netherlands,Art/Culture/Books
At least 2 wounded as Dutch police fire warning shots during protest against Covid-19 measure
The Hague, Nov 20 (IANS) A protest against the Dutch government's Covid-19 measures turned violent in the centre of Rotterdam, with the police firing warning shots and at least two people getting wounded.
2021-11-20
Category: International, Netherlands,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Health/Medicine
New Covid infections in Netherlands hit highest in 3 months
The Hague, Oct 28 (IANS) The number of positive Covid-19 tests in the Netherlands over the past 24 hours rose to the highest in over three months, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) announced on Wednesday.
2021-10-28
Category: International, Netherlands,National,Health/Medicine
Dutch court opens trial of 2 suspects for journalist's murder
The Hague, Oct 19 (IANS) A Dutch court has started the trial of two suspects for the murder of crime journalist Peter R. de Vries, who was shot in Amsterdam on July 6 and died nine days later.
2021-10-19
Category: International, Netherlands,Politics
Ethiopian, Kenyan runners win Amsterdam Marathon in course records
The Hague (Netherlands), Oct 17 (IANS) Ethiopian Tamira Tola and Kenyan Angela Tanui grabbed victories in the 45th Amsterdam Marathon on Sunday with course records in the men's and women's race respectively.
2021-10-17
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Athletics
Man arrested over plotting assassination attempt on Dutch PM
The Hague, Oct 14 (IANS) Dutch prosecutors have confirmed the arrest of a 22-year-old man from Amsterdam in July for planning an assassination attempt on caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte.
2021-10-14
Category: International, Netherlands,Politics
Dutch prosecutors confirm arrest of man for plotting assassination attempt on PM
The Hague, Oct 13 (IANS) Dutch prosecutors confirmed on Wednesday the arrest of a 22-year-old man from Amsterdam in July for planning an assassination attempt on caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte.
2021-10-13
Category: International, Netherlands,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
European Medicines Agency approves Covid booster doses for adults
Amsterdam, Oct 5 (IANS) The Amsterdam-based European Medicines Agency (EMA) has approved booster doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for all people aged 18 and over.
2021-10-05
Category: International, Netherlands,Health/Medicine
Salisbury joins Netherlands coaching staff for men's T20 World Cup
Amsterdam, Sep 24 (IANS) The Dutch Cricket Association (KNCB) announced on Friday that head coach Ryan Campbell has added Sussex coach Ian Salisbury as a specialist coach to the support staff ahead of the men's T20 World Cup starting from October 17 in Oman and the UAE.
2021-09-24
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Cricket
Netherlands name 15-member squad for ICC T20 World Cup
Amsterdam, Sep 11 (IANS) Making their fourth appearance at the Men's ICC T20 World Cup, the Netherlands on Saturday named their 15-player group, as they enter the First Round of the tournament to be held in the UAE and Oman in October-November this year.
2021-09-11
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Cricket
Verstappen takes F1 title lead with dominant Dutch GP win
Zandvoort (Netherlands), Sep 6 (IANS) Red Bull's Max Verstappen retook the lead in the 2021 Formula One World Championship in dominant style with a home win at the Dutch Grand Prix.
2021-09-06
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Motorsports
Raikkonen out of Dutch GP after testing positive for COVID-19
Zandvoort, Sep 4 (IANS) Alfa Romeo's Formula 1 driver Kimi Raikkonen will not take part in the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort circuit after testing positive for COVID-19. Robert Kubica will fill in for Raikkonen for his first race since Abu Dhabi 2019 alongside Antonio Giovinazzi for the race on Sunday.
2021-09-04
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Motorsports
Organisers confirm Dutch Grand Prix to go ahead as planned
Zandvoort (Netherlands), Aug 14 (IANS) The organisers of the Dutch Grand Prix confirmed on Friday that the race will go ahead as planned at the refurbished Zandvoort track between September 3 to 5. The organisers got a green signal from Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Health Minister Hugo de Jonge.
2021-08-14
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Motorsports
Dutch journo dies 9 days after being shot
The Hague, July 16 (IANS) Dutch crime journalist Peter R. de Vries died nine days after he was shot in Amsterdam, his family announced in a statement published by national broadcaster RTL Nieuws.
2021-07-16
Category: International, Netherlands,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Media,Politics
Dutch 2010 World Cup finalist Robben announces retirement
Amsterdam, July 15 (IANS) Former Netherlands, Bayern Munich and Chelsea star Arjen Robben announced his retirement from professional football at the age of 37.
2021-07-15
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Dutch PM apologises for relaxing measures too soon
The Hague, July 13 (IANS) Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has apologised on behalf of his cabinet for making what he called an error of judgment with the rapid relaxation of the Covid-19 measures at the end of June.
2021-07-13
Category: International, Netherlands,Politics
Dutch crime reporter shot in Amsterdam
Amsterdam, July 7 (IANS) Dutch crime reporter Peter R. de Vries was shot in the centre of Amsterdam, according to national broadcaster NOS.
2021-07-07
Category: International, Netherlands,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Dutch coach Frank de Boer quits after Euro 2020 loss
The Hague, June 29 (IANS) Frank de Boer has quit as the Netherlands coach following his team's failure to advance beyond the Round of 16 in Euro 2020, the Dutch football association KNVB said on Tuesday.
2021-06-29
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Netherlands see off Austria to reach Euro 2020 last 16
Amsterdam, June 18 (IANS) The Netherlands reached the Euro 2020 last 16 from Group C with one game to spare after beating uninspired Austria 2-0 on the goals from Memphis Depay and Denzel Dumfries at the Johan Cruyff Arena here.
2021-06-18
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Netherlands, Austria, England start with wins in Euro 2020
Amsterdam, June 14 (IANS) Gritty Ukraine bounced back from two goals down but Denzel Dumfries's late winner helped the Netherlands snatch a 3-2 win on home soil in Euro 2020 on Sunday.
2021-06-14
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Ethiopian Gidey breaks 10,000m world record
Hengelo (The Netherlands), June 9 (IANS) Ethiopia's Letesenbet Gidey clocked 29 minutes 01.3 seconds to break the women's 10,000-metre world record by five seconds during the Ethiopian athletics trials here on Tuesday night.
2021-06-09
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Athletics
UN tribunal confirms Mladic's life sentence for Srebrenica genocide
Amsterdam, June 9 (IANS) Almost 26 years after the Srebrenica genocide, the UN War Crimes Tribunal has confirmed the sentence of life imprisonment handed down to former Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic for the Srebrenica genocide, among other crimes.
2021-06-09
Category: International, Netherlands,Politics
Leading companies respond to biodiversity loss
Amsterdam, June 9 (IANS) More than 50 companies have stepped forward to show their shared commitment as part of the 'Sharm El Sheikh to Kunming Action Agenda for Nature and People' in support of the global biodiversity framework expected to be adopted in October at Kunming in China during the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP-15).
2021-06-09
Category: International, Netherlands,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Sifan shatters women's 10,000 metres world record
Hengelo, June 6 (IANS) Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands ran at a blistering pace to smash the women's 10,000 metres world record, clocking 29 minutes 06.82 seconds here at the FBK Games, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting, on Sunday.
2021-06-06
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Athletics
Dutch PM announces 'actual end' of Covid lockdown
The Hague, May 29 (IANS) With fresh Covid-19 cases on the decline, the Dutch government has announced a new easing of coronavirus restrictions effective June 5, which according to Prime Minister Mark Rutte means the "actual end of the lockdown".
2021-05-29
Category: International, Netherlands,Politics
1 dead, 4 wounded in Amsterdam stabbing
Amsterdam, May 23 (IANS) A stabbing incident that took place in Amsterdam, capital of the Netherlands, has led to one death and four injuries, police said.
2021-05-23
Category: International, Netherlands,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Netherlands to miss captain Van Dijk at Euro 2020
The Hague, May 13 (IANS) Virgil van Dijk will miss this summer's European Championships, as the Netherlands captain will not be fit in time for the start of the tournament.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Kipchoge ready for Tokyo, clocks world-leading time in Netherlands
Enschede (Netherlands), April 18 (IANS) Reigning Olympic champion and world record holder Eliud Kipchoge gave an indication that he is in peak form to retain the Tokyo Games marathon gold, winning the Enschede Marathon in 2:04:30 sec on Sunday.
2021-04-18
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Athletics
Netherlands halts AstraZeneca vax for under-60s
The Hague, April 3 (IANS) The Netherlands has temporarily halted the use of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine for people under the age of 60, the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport.
2021-04-03
Category: International, Netherlands,Health/Medicine
Dutch PM Rutte survives no-confidence vote
The Hague, April 2 (IANS) Dutch caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Friday narrowly survived a no-confidence vote called after he was accused of misinforming Parliament and actively seeking to move an inconvenient lawmaker to another position.
2021-04-02
Category: International, Netherlands,Politics
Netherlands extends Covid lockdown to April 20
The Hague, March 24 (IANS) The Covid-19 lockdown in the Netherlands will be extended to April 20 due to the increasing numbers of Covid-19 infections and hospital admissions, Prime Minister Mark Rutte has said.
2021-03-24
Category: International, Netherlands,Health/Medicine
Dutch parties start post-poll coalition talks
The Hague, March 19 (IANS) The two biggest winners in this week's parliamentary polls in the Netherlands, Prime Minister Mark Rutte's People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) and the liberal Democrats 66 (D66), began talks on forming a new coalition government.
2021-03-19
Category: International, Netherlands,Politics
Dutch PM's party leads parliamentary polls
The Hague, March 18 (IANS) Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's rightist liberal People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) were leading the parliamentary elections in the Netherlands, according to the final exit poll.
2021-03-18
Category: International, Netherlands,Politics
Hockey Pro League: Double wins for Germany, Netherlands
Amstelveen (Netherlands), March 8 (IANS) The Netherlands women and Germany men both claimed a maximum six points from their FIH Hockey Pro League fixtures at the Wagener Stadium in Amstelveen this weekend, with the two teams adding to Saturday's wins with hard-earned victories on Sunday.
2021-03-08
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Hockey
FIH Pro League: Netherlands women, Germany men win
Amsterdam, March 6 (IANS) The Netherlands women and Germany men claimed deserved FIH Hockey Pro League wins on Saturday, as the first matches of a weekend double header between two of hockey's fiercest rivals took place at the Wagener Stadium in Amsterdam.
2021-03-06
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Hockey
Blast occurs near Dutch Covid testing centre
The Hague, March 3 (IANS) An explosion occurred near a Covid-19 testing centre in the town of Bovenkarspel in the Netherlands on Wednesday morning, police said.
2021-03-03
Category: International, Netherlands,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Ajax fails to register Sebastien Haller for Europa League
The Hague, Feb 5 (IANS) Sebastien Haller is not allowed to play in the Europa League in the second half of the season, because his club Ajax failed to put the striker on the player list of the European football association UEFA, the Dutch football club has confirmed.
2021-02-05
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
3,600 fined for violating curfew in Netherlands
The Hague, Jan 25 (IANS) Some 3,600 people were fined and 25 others arrested for violating a curfew imposed in the Netherlands due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to police.
2021-01-25
Category: International, Netherlands,Politics
Dutch govt to impose curfew, flight ban
The Hague, Jan 21 (IANS) The caretaker government of the Netherlands has decided to ban flights from the UK, South Africa and the whole of South America and also planned to introduce a night-time curfew to curb the spread of Covid-19, outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced.
2021-01-21
Category: International, Netherlands,Politics
Netherlands extends Covid-19 lockdown
The Hague, Jan 13 (IANS) The Dutch government has extended its strict Covid-19 lockdown measures by three weeks until February 9 amid growing concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus strain.
2021-01-13
Category: International, Netherlands,Health/Medicine
Hassan breaks women's 10,000m European record
The Hague, Oct 11 (IANS) Reigning world champion Sifan Hassan shrugged off cold and rainy conditions to break the women's 10,000-metre European record at the FBK After Summer Competition in Hengelo, the Netherlands, on Saturday.
2020-10-11
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Other Sports
Frank de Boer succeeds Ronald Koeman as Netherlands coach
The Hague, Sep 24 (IANS) Frank de Boer has been named as the new head coach of the Netherlands national football team, the Dutch football association KNVB has announced.
2020-09-24
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
ICC condemns 'unprecedented, serious' US economic sanctions
The Hague, Sep 3 (IANS) The International Criminal Court (ICC) has condemned the economic sanctions imposed by the US on its prosecutor and a member of her office, saying it was "unprecedented and serious".
2020-09-03
Category: International, Netherlands,Politics
Vengaboys out with new version of their hit 'Up and Down'
Rotterdam, Aug 21 (IANS) Eurodance band Vengaboys have come up with a new version of their hit track, Up and Down. They have collaborated with Australian DJ Timmy Trumpet for the reworking.
2020-08-21
Category: International, Netherlands,Cinema/Showbiz,Lifestyle/Fashion
Van Persie returns to Dutch club Feyenoord as coach
Rotterdam, Aug 7 (IANS) Former Netherlands captain Robin Van Persie returned to Eredivisie side Feyenoord but this time, in the capacity of a coach. He had two stints with the side during the course of his illustrious playing career and in total, scored 47 goals for them.
2020-08-07
Category: International, Netherlands,Sports,Football
Pandemic-hit KLM airlines announces massive layoffs
The Hague, Aug 1 (IANS) The pandemic-stricken Dutch airlines, KLM has announced that it would cut 4,500 to 5,000 positions.
2020-08-01
Category: International, Netherlands,Business/Economy