All 298 passengers and crew died when the  Malaysia Airlines jet flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur crashed on July 17th. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

The Dutch foreign minister has apologised for revealing on television that one of the passengers on the Malaysian Airlines flight shot down over Ukrai(...)

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta was charged after more than 1,200 people died in post-election violence. Photograph: Peter De Jong/EPA

In the end, it was the symbolism that mattered most yesterday.Whether Uhuru Kenyatta became the first sitting president to appear before the Internati(...)

Uhuru Kenyatta, dressed in blue, arrives at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport yesterday as he departs to attend the hearing at the International Criminal Court at The Hague. Photograph: Noor Khamis/Reuters

The decision by Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta to step down temporarily to avoid becoming the first sitting president to appear before the Internati(...)

Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta was officially informed at the weekend that his trial for crimes against humanity would not go ahead. Photograph: Thomas Mukoya

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has been ordered to appear before judges at the International Criminal Court (ICC) next month, even though he was off(...)

A skater in Friesland. The Frisian National Party sent 18 delegates to monitor the Scottish independence campaign

Frisian nationalists in the Netherlands have always been uneasy about the idea of outright independence, so the promise of greater devolution of po(...)

Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta had pleaded not guilty to five counts of crimes against humanity. Photograph: Thomas Mukoya/Reuters

The trial of Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta, the most important in the 12-year history of the International Criminal Court (ICC), will not open as s(...)

The flag of jihadist group Islamic State. Photograph: EPA/Etienne laurent

Six children aged between eight months and nine years have been taken into care by police and social workers in the Netherlands after the Dutch sec(...)

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

New car sales in the Netherlands will hit a 45-year low this year, the industry said yesterday, as the Dutch government was warned any worsening of un(...)

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

A total of 65 of the 298 passengers and crew killed when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine last month have so far been (...)

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

The Dutch government is to make it substantially easier for gay people in Russian to apply for political asylum in the Netherlands, warning that th(...)