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Same-sex marriage isn’t a bar to the Dutch throne, Prime Minister says

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In the country that first legalized gay marriage, the Dutch crown princess has the right to marry a person of any gender without giving up her right to the throne, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands said on Tuesda...

Dutch police arrest and release former far-right party member amid reports of possible plan to attack Prime Minister

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Police in the Netherlands have arrested and released a former member of a far-right political party after Prime Minister Mark Rutte's security detail suspected him of behaving suspiciously, according to the Public P...

Dutch crime journalist Peter R. de Vries dies in hospital

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Dutch crime journalist Peter R. de Vries has died in hospital, according to CNN affiliate RTL News and a statement by his family published by national broadcaster NOS. The 64-year-old, known for his investigative wo...

Famed Dutch crime reporter shot in head

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De Vries, a celebrity in the Netherlands known for exposing the criminal underworld, was blasted in the head shortly after leaving the studio of Dutch broadcaster RTL, police officials and the media network said. Thr...

Dutch crime reporter De Vries fighting for his life after shooting

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Celebrity Dutch crime reporter Peter R. de Vries, known for his work in exposing the criminal underworld, is fighting for his life after being shot on an Amsterdam street, officials said on Tuesday. Three suspects we...

Hungary ‘has no place in the EU anymore,’ Dutch leader says

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Hungary "has no place" in the European Union after passing a controversial new bill banning LGBTQ content in schools, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Thursday. Earlier this month Hungary's parliament passed ...

Dutch soccer star Matthijs de Ligt plans to avoid COVID-19 vaccine

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De Ligt told ESPN NL he thinks he should "be in charge" of his body. CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE . "I have not taken a vaccination, it is not mandatory," he told the outlet. "I think you should be in charge...

Dutch police arrest suspect in thefts of Van Gogh, Frans Hals paintings

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Police spokeswoman Maren Wonder announced on video Tuesday that the man was arrested in Baarn, a municipality about 25 miles southeast of Amsterdam, according to Reuters. No details were released about the unnamed su...

Dutch inventor of the cassette tape, Lou Ottens, dies age 94

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Lou Ottens, the Dutch inventor of the cassette tape, has died at the age of 94, his family has confirmed to CNN. They said the inventor died at his home in Duizel, the Netherlands, on Saturday. His cause of death wa...

Cargo plane’s engine catches fire, dropping debris that injures two people in a Dutch town

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Two people were injured after pieces of a cargo plane broke off and fell onto a town in the Netherlands, according to authorities there. Pieces of metal fell on the town of Meerssen after a Boeing 747 cargo plane ex...

‘It’s a miracle,’ Dutch officials say as stowaway survives London to Holland flight in freezing temperatures

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A 16-year-old Kenyan boy has survived sub-zero temperatures on an hour-long flight from London to the Netherlands by hiding himself near the plane's landing gear. Dutch police are investigating the possibility of hu...

Dutch government resigns over child welfare fraud scandal

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The Dutch government has resigned amid a scandal that saw thousands of families wrongly accused of child welfare fraud. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced the Cabinet's resignation in an address Friday, sayi...

New organ in the human throat may have been discovered by Dutch scientists

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It's hard to imagine there is a part of the human body that's gone unnoticed by doctors after centuries of medical research. But that's exactly what a group of scientists from the Netherlands believe. They said they...

Dutch king cuts short vacation in Greece after criticism

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The Netherlands' King Willem-Alexander and his wife cut short a vacation to Greece on Friday after coming under criticism for traveling during the coronavirus pandemic. "We see the reactions by people to reports in ...

Dutch pursuit of torture case against Syria prompts terror accusation from Damascus

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The Syrian government accused the Dutch government of supporting terrorism on Saturday in response to the Netherlands' invocation of an anti-torture convention against Damascus. The rebuke comes a day after the Dutc...