King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Queen Maxima attend the MH17 remembrance ceremony and the unveiling of the National MH17 monument on Monday in Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands. Photograph:  Remko de Waal/Pool/Getty Images

Analysis: Justice looks further away than ever for Malaysia Airlines disaster families

Relatives of the victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine in 2014 look at the names on the memorial during an event to commemorate the disaster in Vijfhuizen, Netherlands. Photograph:  Reuters/Remko de Waal/Pool

Some 2,000 relatives attend unveiling of memorial in the Netherlands

A cyclist  uses a smartphone in Shanghai on July 3rd. A Dutch telecom company has developed a new app that shuts down your mobile phone signal once you unlock and mount your bike. File photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images

Smart indeed: Dutch firm’s aim is to halt teenage practice of texting while cycling

Dutch government formation mediator Gerrit Zalm (centre) with Alexander Pechtold of Democrats 66, Sybrand van Haersma Buma (Christian Democratic Appeal), Gert-Jan Segers (Christian Union CU) and Mark Rutte (The People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy) all seek to form a new cabinet in The Hague. Photograph: Remko de Waal

Multiparty negotiations between unlikely bedfellows must bridge ideological gulfs

Colombian soldier Fredy Moreno (centre) who was kidnaped by National Liberation Army, is seen next to ELN members, before his release in Arauca, Colombia on February 6th, 2017. Photograph: Daniel Martinez/AFP/Getty Images

National Liberation Army vows to ‘look into case’ after authorities demand release of pair

A picture released in March 2016 by Belgian police showing suspects of the attacks at Brussels Airport. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Europol data also shows women and youths playing bigger part in terrorist acts

Geert Wilders: “Shutting me out means sidelining the 1.3 million people who voted for the Freedom Party.” Photograph: Phil Nijhuis/AFP/Getty Images

Negotiations have been going on for three months following fragmented poll result

 Mark Rutte, the Dutch prime minister: 83 days since the general election and  no sign of a workable government yet. Photograph:   EPA/Stephanie LeCocq

Leader Mark Rutte has said he will not work with the Freedom Party because of their anti-Islam views – but options are growing thi(...)

President of the German Domestic Intelligence Service (Bundesverfassungsschutz), Hans-Georg Maassen. Photograph: Felipe Treuba/EPA

The goal? Manipulate media, strengthen extremist groups and fan anger over issues like migration

Dutch leader of the far right  Party for Freedom, Geert Wilders, posing with  new members  after the recent parliamentary elections in The Netherlands. Photograph:  EPA/Valerie Kuypers

‘Why on earth should the Ghent taxpayer have to pick up the tab for a private visit which our authorities actually advised against(...)

Newly re-elected Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte met with  Edith Schippers to discuss forming a coalition. Photograph: Jerry Lampen/AFP/Getty Images

Leaders of four parties meet as ‘robust’ economic growth continues in the Netherlands

  GreenLeft leader Jesse Klaver arriving for  meeting with health minister Edith Schippers for talks on coalition on Monday. Photograph: Jerry Lampen/EPA

Rutte’s Liberals seek support of fourth party to secure majority government

 Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders (left) of the PVV party and Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte  of the VVD Liberal party: victory of latter was widely welcomed in Europe. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Angela Merkel expresses joy at ‘very pro-European result’ in Netherlands

Mark Rutte’s VVD Party won the most seats in parliamentary elections. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Liberals to win 31 seats, while far-right candidate Geert Wilders’s to win 19 seats

A protester holds a photo of Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte while he campaigns in The Hague. Photograph: Yves Herman

Geert Wilders and Mark Rutte TV debate sets tone as up to 42% of electorate uncommitted

Mark Rutte, Dutch prime minister and leader of the Liberal Party (VVD), arrives for a news conference in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Monday, March 13th, 2017. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

One of last opinion polls of election predicting dead heat between Rutte and Wilders

Turkish family minister Fatma Betul Sayan Kaya at Ataturk airport. She was expelled from the Netherlands at the weekend.  Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

Relations between the Netherlands and Turkey are at an all-time low

Whether a meeting in Amsterdam is “safe” or not depends on old-fashioned spying “tradecraft”

When the Netherlands told the US that Trump’s people had met Russian officials there, it was only doing its 14 Eyes duty

Mark Rutte: news of economic recovery underlined by the prime minister appears to be resonating with older middle-class voters, polls show. Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Poll shows small lead for Dutch premier Mark Rutte over far-right Geert Wilders

Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders  accuses premier Mark Rutte of being too “weak” to ban the Turkish foreign minister from addressing a rally. Photograph:  Cris Toala Olivares/Reuters

Far-right leader says he would ban entire cabinet until after vote in Turkey

Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders drinks a beer  in a cafe in Volendam on Friday, after he resumed electioneering following a scare over his security. Photograph: Remko de Waal/EPA

Mark Rutte says chaos will ensue if Geert Wilders wins election

Dutch political party leaders Alexander Pechtold of D66, Emile Roemer of the Socialist Party and Lodewijk Asscher of Labour during a break in a television debate on February 26th. Voters go to the polls on March 15th. Photograph: Bart Maat/ EPA

Fall-off in support for far-right Freedom Party sees Mark Rutte’s Liberals almost level

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte (right) canvassing for votes in his country’s general election in Wormerveer. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty

Dutch party leaders had withdrawn from Sunday face-to-face ahead of March 15th poll

Dutch far-right Freedom Party leader  Geert Wilders: little chance of becoming prime minister because the other parties will refuse to work with him. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty

Amid variety of strong economic indicators, poll suggests just 20% support Geert Wilders

The Delta R shoe scanner created by Stage Gate (SG) 11 for  Schiphol  is designed to detect explosives and drugs.

New scanner arrives as trials underway on kit that lets you leave liquids and laptops in your bag

Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders: is accompanied at all times by six plainclothes officers, lives in a “safe house” paid for by the state, wears a bullet-proof vest and is driven to and from work by armoured police vehicle. Photograph: John Thys/AFP/Getty

Far-right Dutch Freedom Party leader describes security breach as ‘serious’

 Mark Rutte (left), leader of the Dutch liberal party, and Geert Wilders, leader of the right-wing  PVV: they pulled out of a leaders’ TV debate planned by broadcaster RTL, because five parties instead of four were asked to take part. Photograph: Valerie Kuypers/AFP/Getty Images

Proposals are illegal and contrary to constitution, says law society ahead of election

Geert Wilders says if he wins the popular vote and is excluded from government it will be patently undemocratic. Photograph: Martijn Beekman /AFP/Getty Images

Freedom Party leader has inflamed the political climate ahead of the Dutch election

Geert Wilders: along with Mark Rutte, he said he would take part in the RTL programme if no more than four party leaders participated. Photograph: Remlo de Waal/AFP/Getty

Potentially decisive political discussion on Dutch TV cancelled over line-up dispute

Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta: the collapse in 2015 of a case against him at the International Criminal Court was one of the many setbacks the court has faced. Photograph: Daniel Irungu/EPA

ICC record on war criminal prosecution criticised over rising operational costs

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte  at the EU summit in  Malta: in   close race with far-right leader Geert Wilders. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

France and Germany also warned of tampering as elections loom in both countries

Anti-Donald Trump demonstrators protest at an abortion rights rally in Chicago earlier this month. Photograph: Kamil Krzaczynski/Reuters

Dutch ministry seeks international backing as US stops funds to NGOs offering abortions

Dutch police officers searching a car on the highway to Schiphol airport in Amsterdam last August as security was stepped up following a threat. Photograph: Remko de Waal/AFP/Getty

Transport hub in Amsterdam warns up to 500 more police needed to maintain safety

Former Dutch Labour leader Diederik Samsom (left) with prime minister Mark Rutte.  Mr Samson was ousted as s party leader last month and has resigned from parliament. Photograph: Michael Kooren/Reuters

March general election could result in five-party coalition headed by Mark Rutte

The Dutch cycling federation said it had opened an investigation as a result of the Marijn De Vries allegations and praised Petra De Bruin’s “bravery” for coming forward to support her. Photograph: Tim De Waele/Corbis/Getty Images

Renowned cyclist reveals how she suffered decades of abuse during her career

 Escape route: Nijmegen railway station  this week.  Photograph: Piroschka van de Wouw/AFP/Getty Images

‘No doubt’ that Anis Amri passed through Nijmegen train station, says prosecutor

Europol’s  director  Rob Wainwright says about 40 per cent of its cases have some  UK involvement. Photograph: Aurore  Belot/AFP/Getty Images

New powers aim to make policing agency less bureaucratic, more flexible and collaborative

Geert Wilders: The controversial politician could see his ultra-nationalist Freedom Party win up to 37 seats in the Dutch parliament, according to end-of-year polls. Photograph: AP Photo/Peter Dejong

Far-right leader unlikely to become PM as other parties say they won’t work with him

In the Netherlands, where immigration will be a hot topic in the March general election, the average estimate is that Muslims make up 19 per cent of the population – whereas the reality is just 6 per cent. Photograph: Jaap Arriens/NurPhoto/Getty Images

Poll of 40 countries reveals large gap between public estimates and actual numbers

Image of Dutch populist anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders taken from his video: judges found  that  for a politician to be found guilty of such socially “polarising” crimes should be punishment enough. Photograph; AP

Harsh sentence might have galvanised Dutch far-right leader’s followers

Joint research by two Dutch addiction institutes found that  4-FA  poses “major health risks”, including brain haemorrhages, strokes, heart malfunctions, and severe headaches. Photograph: Sander Koning/Getty Images)

Legal alternative to heroin, cocaine and ecstasy to be banned on health grounds

Dominic Ongwen, a former child soldier and senior commander in Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), smiles at the International Criminal Court  in The Hague, on December 6th, 2016. Photograph: Peter Dejong/AFP/Getty Images

ICC case of ex-child soldier Dominic Ongwen to focus on alleged crimes against women

Dutch far-right Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders: the case against him arises from comments he made about Moroccans during a rally in 2014. Photograph: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP via Getty

Dutch far-right leader faces up to two years in jail if convicted of incitement to hatred

Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders says he will refuse to attend his trial on charges of inciting racial hatred, calling the hearing “a travesty”.  Photograph: Evert-Jan Daniels/AFP/Getty Images

Dutch politician unrepentant over remarks about Moroccans living in the Netherlands

Honeytrap: Christine Keeler, the 19-year-old who in 1961 simultaneously had affairs with British minister for war John Profumo and with a Soviet naval attache. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty

Government officials being seduced into revealing secrets is nothing new, as the Dutch ambassador seemingly at the heart of a new (...)

The International Criminal Court  in The Hague,  Netherlands: South Africa has withdrawn from the court following a row with ICC over its refusal to arrest Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir in 2015. Photograph: Martijn Beekman/AFP/Getty Images

Country’s opposition and global human rights groups condemn ‘unconstitutional’ move

The ministry of foreign affairs in The Hague has confirmed it’s looking into claims that Ron Keller was involved in a sexual relationship with the female employee

Ron Keller (58) recalled from China after relationship with staff member revealed

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin and   singer Larisa Dolina sing the Russian national anthem at a concert in Moscow in March, 2015, to mark the first anniversary of the annexation of Crimea. Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

Items were loaned to Amsterdam museum prior to Russia’s annexation of Crimea

A damaged truck carrying aid is seen on the side of the road  on the western outskirts of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on September 20th, 2016, the morning after a convoy delivering aid was hit by a deadly air strike. Photograph: Omar Haj Kadour/AFP/Getty Images

The recent obliteration of an aid convoy shows Syrian war crimes carry no consequences

Members of a joint investigation team present the preliminary results of their investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, in Nieuwegein, The Netherlands, on Wednesday. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Victims’ relatives frustrated as report does not name those responsible for disaster

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi,  who was full of “genuine remorse, regret and deep pain” at the vandalism he caused,  the International Criminal Court in The Hague was told. Photograph: Bas Czerwinski/EPA

Defendant pleaded guilty to Timbuktu attacks in landmark case in The Hague

Dutch foreign minister Bert Koenders: “The Netherlands deals with Dutch society and that has nothing to do with the Turkish government.” Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

European countries with large Turkish communities feel bitter divisions in diaspora

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte: he  took the opportunity last weekend to condemn Geert Wilders’s election manifesto as arguably “a threat to the rule of law” while UN  high commissioner Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein dismissed Wilders’s promise   to close mosques, ban the Koran, and end immigration by Muslims, as “grotesque”. Photograph: Frederick Florin/AFP/Getty Images

Dutch prime minister stops short of ruling out coalition with Geert Wilders

Ernst-Volker Staub and Daniela Klette: Two of the Red Army Faction terror gang believed to be hiding out in the Netherlands. To the embarrassment of police, three German tourists at a remote farmhouse turned out not to be them.

Anti-terror unit deployed in Netherlands after tip-off over Red Army Faction members

Abu Muhammed al-Adnani: killed in air strike in Aleppo on Tuesday. Photograph: Militant Photo via AP

Prominent Isis figure is believed to have organised Paris attacks in November 2015

Geert Wilders of the Freedom Party: A new poll shows the party is down six percentage points from its peak when the refugee crisis was at its most severe. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Decline leaves about 40% of emergency beds empty at cost of almost €1.7m a week

Ahmad al-Faqi al-Mahdi – also known as Abu Tourab –  at the International Criminal Court in The Hague on Monday.  He expressed his deep regret to the people of Timbuktu and Mali. Photograph: Patrick Post/EPA

Landmark case marks first time cultural destruction has been prosecuted as war crime

Dutch police officers search a car boot on the way to Schipol Airport in Amsterdam. Photograph: Remko De Waal/AFP/Getty Images

In the Netherlands, there is a widespread fatalism that any day now, ‘we could be next’

A soldier assists military policemen to carry out extra patrols around Schiphol Airport. Photograph: Remko de Waal/AFP/Getty Images

Serious disruption after army is deployed for extra security following terror alert

Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta. Charges against him of crimes against humanity were dropped at the end of 2014. Photograph: Tiksa Negeri/Reuters

Letter from The Hague: Predicament of human rights activist Nada Kiswanson is ominous

The ministry for foreign affairs confirmed that over the past five years it has received 26 complaints of exploitation of domestic staff. Photograph: Getty Images

Ambassadors are abusing domestics and acting badly, an FoI request reveals

Dutch police officers search a car boot on the high way to Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. Photograph: Remko de Waal/AFP/Getty Images

One of Europe’s largest airline hubs introduce armed stop-and-search patrols

Hotel Dreyeroord: involved in Operation Market Garden, an  airborne assault to secure the strategically crucial bridge over the Rhine at Arnhem in the Netherlands. Photograph: YouTube

Hotel Dreyeroord in Oosterbeck played crucial part as British headquarters in battle

A  Pokémon Go enthusiast tries to catch a Pokémon character after locating it in New Delhi, India. There has been a series of potentially serious mishaps suffered by players caught up in the “augmented reality” game. Photograph: Rajat Gupta/EPA

Passengers film driver playing game with one hand in latest incident to befall enthusiasts

Daniela Klette, one of the surviving members of the Red Army Faction believed to be still active in the Netherlands

Three remaining terrorists from Baader-Meinhof believed to be in Netherlands

 The relatives of the late Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 first officer Ahmad Hakimi Hanapi at the Kuala Lumpur airport   after attending a private MH17 remembrance ceremony in Sepang outside Kuala Lumpur. Photograph:  Fazry Ismail/EPA

Settlements mark the two-year anniversary of 298 deaths after plane was shot down

The weapon which the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh supposedly used to kill himself – it is displayed as part of the exhibition On the Verge of Insanity: Van Gogh and his Illness at the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on Tuesday. Photograph: Robin van Lonkhuijsen/EPA

Weapon part of Dutch exhibition focusing on the final 18 months of artist’s life

A refugee centre at the former De Koepel prison. Residents of Beuningen town want the footpath outside their homes removed so asylum-seekers cannot walk past. Photograph: Dmitry Kostyukov/The New York Times

No footpath will mean asylum seekers cannot walk past when refugee centre opens

Dutch UN ambassador Karel van Oosterom with his Italian counterpart Sebastiano Cardi  at  UN  General Assembly  in New York last week. The states  agreed to share  seat on  UN Security Council. Photograh:  Jason Szenes/EPA

Symbolic deal designed as ‘a message of unity between European countries’

The accused, who was arrested in January 2014, denies harassing Amanda or any other wrongdoing, and has yet to decide whether or not he will appeal the extradition ruling

Man accused of using computer to harass and blackmail teenager who later killed herself

Geert Wilders, leader of the Dutch far-right Freedom Party, is “channelling” Donald Trump, with slogans like “Make the Netherlands great again!” Currently topping the polls, he promised that, if he becomes prime minister next year, his first act will be to call an in/out referendum on EU membership. Photograph:  Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Rise of Dutch right and similar sentiment among voters to UK’s suggest trouble ahead

Dutch inventor Boyan Slat stands on a boat in front of first prototype set up of ‘The Ocean Cleanup’, which is being installed off the Dutch coast near Scheveningen, The Netherlands. Dutch Dredging and Marine experts company ‘Royal Boskalis Westminster’ together with the Dutch government contributeed €1.5 million to the project. ‘The Ocean Cleanup’ according to a description on their website ‘develops advanced technologies to rid the world’s oceans of plastic. Photograph: EPA/REMKO DE WAAL

Dutch inventor Boyan Slat has created a boom he says can clean the seas of plastic

Copies of Dutch tabloid newspaper Algemeen Dagblad with the headline “Don’t Leave Me This Way” in a rack outside a newsagents in Utrecht. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

Some 81% of Dutch respondents to survey believe UK exit could begin unravelling of EU

Jean-Pierre Bemba  of the Democratic Republic of the Congo at  the  International Criminal Court  in The Hague: the judge said Bemba had failed to exercise control over his “private army” when he unleashed them in the Central African Republic, allowing them to carry out “sadistic” rapes and murders and pillaging “of particular cruelty”. Photograph: Michael Kooren/Reuters

Verdict marks first time rape seen as weapon of war by International Criminal Court

Esther Ritman, director of the Ritman Library. Photograph: Piroschka Van De Wouw/EPA

‘The Da Vinci Code’ author contributes to digitisation project at obscure centre

Doha  criminal court: the Dutch woman got a suspended sentence and €750 fine. Photograph: EPA

Tourist sentenced for having sex outside marriage after being drugged and raped

Belgium’s forward Eden Hazard (left) and  goalkeeper Simon Mignolet in a training session ahead of Euro 2016. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

Bar owner frustrated his national team did not qualify for tournament moves border posts

Relatives hold posters reading “They took them alive, alive we want them”,   with images of some of the 43 missing students of Ayotzinapa College Raul Isidro Burgos as they take part in a protest along the streets to mark the 20-month anniversary of their disappearance, in Mexico City. Photograph: Henry Romero/Reuters

‘Reasonable grounds’ both sides committed crimes against humanity, report says

Members   of the  Dutch national police force check a truck as they extend searches for refugees. Photograph: Jerry Lampen/AFP

Authorities to deploy armed soldiers at ports to support border police and customs officers

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte: “They would be very bad news for the UK, for the Netherlands and for Europe as a whole”. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

The Dutch prime minister says EU would be forced to retaliate against migration controls

The highest proportion of Dutch smokers of any age is among twentysomethings. Almost 40 per cent of them smoke.

The Netherlands refuses to take significant action as ruling parties fear blowback

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte, whose government wants to keep the Netherlands’ trading position at the heart of the EU. Photograph: Max Rossi/Reuters

Majority of voters in the Netherlands now oppose referendum on EU membership

Hizbullah supporters carry the coffin of Mustafa Badreddine during his funeral in Beirut on Friday, May 13th. Photograph: Nabil Mounzer/EPA

DNA may be needed for UN-backed court to close book on murder suspect Badreddine

Ecstasy, the trendy drug of the 1990s, has come back in fashion in recent years.

Dutch research institute finds ecstasy pills contain double the amount of MDMA

It’s probably no coincidence that between 12,000 and 15,000 bikes are hauled out of the city’s canals every year. Photograph: Thinkstock

Some 60% of residents use their bikes daily and 84% rate journey very enjoyable

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon during the opening of the International Criminal Court complex in the Hague, The Netherlands. Photograph: EPA/Koen van Weel

With permanent home finally open, the ICC must live up to its aspirations

 Dutch police stand guard by a cordoned-off area outside Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport after it was partially evacuated following a security alert on April 12th. The Dutch government has published draft proposals that would give its security services  new powers to intercept internet traffic. Photograph: Michel van Bergen/AFP/Getty Images

The Netherlands is already the most heavily phone-tapped country in the world

Dutch justice minister Ard van der Steur answering questions about intelligence failures in the lead-up to the terrorist attacks in Brussels on March 22nd. Photograph: Bart Maat/EPA

Authorities overlooked vital warnings after Ibrahim el-Bakraoui was deported by Turkey

MDLinking’s founder, Hans Flu, is also a surgeon

Dutch surgeon Hans Flu has created an app for doctors to link up online

According to  Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently, eight of the Dutch fighters are reported to have been “executed” in Maadan last Friday, after being accused of “attempted desertion and mutiny”. Photograph: Reuters/Stringer

Families in the Netherlands of fighters in Syria attempt to verify reports of executions

Dutch far-right Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders: said that if a bullet came “from the left”,  he would know where it came from. Photograph: Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters

Right-wing leader called ‘threat to democracy’ as politicians fret at anti-migrant threats

The cockpit wreckage of Flight MH17: on December 15th, Putin signed a  law allowing the Constitutional Court in Moscow to overrule  decisions of international courts where they contradict the principle of supremacy of the Russian constitution. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Russia is unlikely to compensate the families of 298 people who died in crash over Ukraine

The recently-discovered “The Temptation of Saint Anthony” is presented at the Noordbrabants Museum in Den Bosch, The Netherlands. Photograph: EPA/Piroschka van de Wouw

‘The Temptation of Saint Anthony’ bought by Missouri museum in 1935 but later thought to have been by student of Bosch

Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo arrives for the start of his trial at the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Photograph: EPA/Peter DeJong /Pool

Ivory Coast ex-president is first former head of state to go on trial in international court

European Commission first vice-president Frans Timmermans says most of those fleeing to Europe are economic migrants. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Dutch commissioner Frans Timmermans says 60% of arrivals are economic migrants

Mayor of Amsterdam Eberhard van der Laan, who has said two sexual assaults in the city in the past six months ‘appear’ to have involved asylum seekers. Photograph:  ChinaFotoPress/Getty Images

Amsterdam mayor felt obliged to pass on hearsay about sexual crimes to city council

Something about the boy? In total, 82,000 boys were born in the Netherlands last year, 720 of whom were named Liam. Photograph: Getty Images

Other names on list included Genius, Goodluck, Amen, Godmother, You and Eh.

Geert Wilders, leader of the Freedom Party: it would “not be long” before the Netherlands faced Cologne-style “group attacks” on women. Photograph: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

This is the second time pig carcasses have been used to send anti-immigrant message

Police stand in front of protesters during a demonstration about plans to open a refugee centre in the town of Geldermalsen, the Netherlands, in December. The debate around the refugee crisis has become increasingly heated in the country. Photograph:   Jeroen Jumelet/AFP/Getty Images)

Children cycling to school in town of Loon op Zand to be accompanied over ‘parent fears’

Dutch far-right Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders: his comments led to a record 6,400 complaints to the police. Photograph: AFP/ ANP/Martijn Beekman

Dutch far-right politician directed comments at Moroccan community

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