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(...)

Ireland’s Paul O’Donovan (20) took his place in the top six lightweight scullers in the world yesterday with another chase-down-the-opposition perf(...)

Daniel Sigurjorsson Benet and Omar Aymerich of Spain compete in the lightweight men’s double sculls at the World Rowing Championships at the Bosbaan  in Amsterdam. Photograph: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

Ireland crews took the tally of semi-final places to three in Olympic-class events and two in non-Olympic boats on another good day at the World Rowin(...)

Royal Malay Regiment army personnel in Kuala Lumpur  carry a coffin to a waiting Royal Malaysia Airforce aircraft so it can be flown to the home town of the  victim of the MH17 plane disaster. A flight arrived from Amsterdam this morning carrying the remains of 20 Malaysians who were aboard the flight which was downed over Ukraine last month. Photograph: Azhar Rahim/EPA.

The bodies of 20 Malaysians killed when a jet was shot down over Ukraine in July have arrived in Kuala Lumpur. It was the first repatriation of victim(...)

The Ireland team and coaches prior to departing for the World Rowing championships, which start on the  Bosbaan course outside Amsterdam on Sunday.

Rain and wind are likely to greet the Ireland team as they take on the Bosbaan course in Amsterdam at the World Championships, which begin on Sunday. (...)

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(...)

Malaysia has today declared a national day of mourning on August 22nd next, when 16 bodies from Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, downed over eastern Uk(...)

Euronext was spun off from  IntercontinentalExchange in June. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Exchange operator Euronext posted a 4.6 per cent increase in quarterly operating profit yesterday, boosted by cost cutting and a rise in stock market(...)

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

The first political poll in the Netherlands since Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine last month shows overwhelming pu(...)

Jon Matonis: [Running the foundation is like] “going downhill in a go-cart trying to keep the wheels on.” Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The Bitcoin Foundation’s executive director, Jon Matonis, travels the world to promote the virtual currency as a replacement for traditional money.(...)