Police officers ride through the centre of Utrecht on Thursday. The police workers’ union has announced it  will stage actions during the grand départ of the Tour de France in Utrecht on July 4th. Photograph: Jeroen Jumelet/EPA

Dutch police have threatened to bring the second day of the Tour de France grinding to a halt on the iconic Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam next Sunday(...)

Experts said that the Dutch decision was unlikely to affect prices on the EU’s emission trading system.

in The Hague Governments around the world face “a wave of climate litigation” and businesses will come under new pressure to reduce their emissions, (...)

Geert Wilders: When the cartoons did not appear on TV, Wilders reacted on Twitter, accusing NOS of “sabotage”, adding that the cartoons had been posted on YouTube. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA

Controversial anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders has been forced to withdraw an accusation of “sabotage” against the Dutch broadcasting associatio(...)

Right-wing Dutch politician Geert Wilders  at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium, yesterday.  Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Moroccan mosques in the Netherlands have published a cartoon mocking right-wing politician, Geert Wilders – less than 24 hours before he is due to b(...)

Parliament buildings in The Hague, The Netherlands

In an unexpected U-turn, the beleaguered Catholic Church in the Netherlands has agreed to pay compensation to more than 250 victims of clerical sex (...)

Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir returns from South Africa to Khartoum on Monday, avoiding arrest over war crimes charges. Photograph: Marwan Al/EPA

Whatever gloss the International Criminal Court (ICC) places on Omar al-Bashir’s deft evasion of two of its arrest warrants yesterday, the bottom line(...)

Dutch right-wing politician Geert Wilders, who plans to air cartoons of the prophet Muhammad on  television. Photograph: Evert-Jan Daniels/EPA

Dutch embassies around the world have been briefed on how to cope with possible fallout, including violent protests, when cartoons of the prophet Muha(...)

Nigeria’s newly-elected president Muhammadu Buhari arrives to attend a working session with outreach guests at the G7 summit in Bavaria, Germany, on Monday. Human rights campaigners hope Mr Buhari might be encouraged to purge the upper echelons of the Nigerian army and security services. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has been asked to consider indictments against nine named senior military officers in Nigeria following allegat(...)

Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who says he plans to show cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed in a television slot reserved for his anti-Islam Freedom Party. Photograph: Michael Kooren/Reuters

Dutch politician Geert Wilders has said he will show cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad in a television slot reserved for his anti-Islam Freedom Part(...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte: with relations already tense over the shooting-down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, he said: “We condemn Russia’s actions – and we have told them so.” Photograph: ANP/Siese Veenstra/AFP

Diplomatic relations between Moscow and the Netherlands worsened last night when Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte described a decision to ban three (...)