Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem: said the growth figures were “hopeful but the recovery is still fragile”

Buyers shifting from car as status symbol while global unrest also threatens growth

Australian prime minister Tony Abbott (third from right) speaks to Australian forensic researchers during a visit yesterday to the Korporaal Van Oudheusden barracks in Hilversum, in the Netherlands, the location where the victims of flight MH17 are being identified. Photograph: EPA/Robin van Lonkhuijsen

Next of kin to receive ‘goodwill payment’ in advance of final compensation

Dutch foreign minister Frans Timmermans: Russian law promoted ‘a climate of homophobia”, which would “stigmatise” LGBT individuals and inevitably lead to discrimination against them. Photograph: Lex van Lieshout/EPA

Under new rules, members of the Russian LGBT community would no longer have to prove that they had sought police protection

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte (right) with Malaysia’s prime minister Najib Razak in The Hague last month. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Getty Images

Mark Rutte’s Liberals would gain four seats in parliament if election held now

With more than 5,000 people expected to join a march in Amsterdam tomorrow in protest at Israeli shelling of Gaza, a Dutch police spokesman warned last night: “Nazi symbols, Hitler salutes and burning flags will not be tolerated. The same applies to the Isis flag. Demonstrators may not carry it.” Photograph: EPA/Etienne Laurent

Mayor of The Hague petitioned to resign for not taking harder line on earlier protest

International Criminal Court prosecutor Fatou Bensouda. Photograph: Toussaint Kluiters/AFP/Getty Images

Open letter from 17 organisations says allegations of war crimes should be pursued

A piper walks with diplomats and other foreigners who live in Ukraine during a rally against terrorism in Kiev yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Sergey Dolzheko

Armed military mission to volatile area unrealistic, says Dutch PM Rutte

Dutch foreign minister Frans Timmermans at Kharkiv airport in Ukraine yesterday: “I have the impression that the separatists may have finally got the message that it is a matter of common humanity to allow all the human remains to be removed.” Photograph: EPA/Sergei Kozlov

Forty military police due to work alongside 23 Dutch forensic investigators in Ukraine

Flowers laid in tribute to the victims of flight MH17 around a cutout reading “Why”, near the entrance to the military airport in Eindhoven, southern Netherlands yesterday. Photograph: Marcel Van Hoorn/EPA

Netherlands seeking approval from all countries involved for mission

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