Jewish teenager  Anne Frank died of typhus in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in May 1945 at the age of 15. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

One of the enduring mysteries of the second World War, the identity of the person who betrayed 15-year-old diarist Anne Frank and her family to the Na(...)

Judge Silvia Fernandez de Gurmendi (61) of Argentina – first female president of the International Criminal Court

It is symptomatic of the low profile kept by the International Criminal Court (ICC) that even what might be regarded as a landmark event and a positiv(...)

The Netherlands prime minister Mark Rutte: his party has just produced a seven-page position paper suggesting it’s time for Europe to close its borders to refugees and asylum-seekers. Photograph: Thierry Charlier/AFP/Getty Images

It’s indicative of what a hot topic immigration has become in the Netherlands that prime minister Mark Rutte’s Liberal Party has just produced a seven(...)

Dutch Prime minister Mark Rutte talks to journalists after a debate in the parliament about the resignation of Dutch Justice minister Ivo Opstelten and his deputy Fred Teeven, in The Hague.

An 18-year-old youth who sent messages to his girlfriend via the mobile messaging service, WhatsApp, threatening to “get” Dutch prime minister, Mark (...)

Electronic cigarettes: Dutch research found that the products varied considerably. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The normally liberal Netherlands is to place an age limit of 18 on the purchase of electronic cigarettes – and its national institute for public healt(...)

Sudan’s president Omar Hassan al-Bashir addresses Sufi supporters during a campaign rally of the ruling National Congress Party ahead of a presidential election next month. He has been wanted since 2009 on charges of genocide in Darfur. Photograph: Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters

The relationship between the United Nations Security Council and the International Criminal Court (ICC) continues to deteriorate, with the latest tens(...)

Aisling Casey: ‘There’s huge interest in Irish music here [Amsterdam]. But I wanted to show that the range of that music is much broader than most people expect.’ Photograph: Fred van’t Slot

Aisling Casey grew up in a house alive with music. But it wasn’t until the age of 20, when she won a place to study in Germany with one of Europe’s le(...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte at the DAF factory in Eindhoven in February. Rutte’s Liberal Party and his junior coalition partners, Labour, are expected to lose heavily to Geert Wilders’ right-wing Freedom Party in provincial elections. Photograph: Getty Images

The Dutch government suffered its second embarrassment in a week when two ministers resigned over misleading parliament about a payment to a convic(...)

Gemalto chief executive Olivier Piou said an internal investigation had shown that in 2010 and 2011 there had been ‘two particularly sophisticated intrusions’. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

The world’s largest producer of SIM cards says it believes both the US and UK security services hacked its computer systems in 2010 and 2011 trying(...)

Gemalto chief executive Olivier Piou said an internal investigation had shown that in 2010 and 2011 there had been ‘two particularly sophisticated intrusions’. Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

The world’s largest producer of SIM cards says it believes both the US and UK security services hacked its computer systems in 2010 and 2011 trying to(...)