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2009-10-27 07:42:35

On Monday the Japanese head of state made a diplomatic but earnest plea for Netherlands’ authorities to take punitive measures against a Dutch-registered sea vessel used by the radical environmentalist group Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to harass Japanese whaling ships in the waters of the Antarctic.

2006-07-01 11:51:21

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands will hold national elections in November after the collapse of Jan Peter Balkenende's centre-right government, the General Affairs Ministry said on Saturday.

2006-06-30 12:08:18

By Lucas van Grinsven AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The collapse of the Dutch centre-right government over immigration policy will lead to an opposition Labour victory in early elections, probably in September or October, an opinion poll showed on Friday.

2006-06-30 01:35:14

By Wendel Broere AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende is set to hand in his government's resignation on Friday, after the ruling coalition fell apart over the handling of the citizenship of a Somali-born Dutch lawmaker.

2006-06-30 00:07:59

By Wendel Broere AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende is set to hand in his government's resignation on Friday, after the ruling coalition fell apart over the handling of the citizenship of a Somali-born Dutch lawmaker.

2006-06-29 17:15:33

By Wendel Broere AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende announced the resignation of his centre-right government on Thursday after a row over the immigration minister prompted a party to quit the ruling coalition.

2006-06-29 15:40:04

By Wendel Broere AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende announced the resignation of his centre-right government on Thursday after a row over the immigration minister prompted a party to quit the ruling coalition.

2006-03-18 14:00:42

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch government is furious after an Italian minister this week branded the country's euthanasia laws as akin to the policies of Adolf Hitler and the Nazis, according to Dutch news agency ANP.

2006-02-02 18:32:23

By Wendel Broere AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch lawmakers on Thursday voted in favor of sending up to 1,400 troops to Afghanistan after being pressed by NATO allies to join their deployment in the country's south and allow some U.S. forces to withdraw.

2005-10-27 07:03:41

By Nicola Leske AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A fire killed 11 people and injured 15 at a detention center at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport housing suspected drugs traffickers and illegal immigrants early on Thursday, Dutch police said.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.