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.(...)

Australian and Dutch investigators examine a piece of debris of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 aircraft yesterday near the village of Hrabove in eastern Ukraine. Photograph: EPA/Igor Kovalenko

International experts have recovered more passenger remains from the crash site of Flight MH17, despite safety fears over deadly fighting nearby.The N(...)

With more than 5,000 people expected to join a march in Amsterdam tomorrow in protest at Israeli shelling of Gaza, a Dutch police spokesman warned last night: “Nazi symbols, Hitler salutes and burning flags will not be tolerated. The same applies to the Isis flag. Demonstrators may not carry it.” Photograph: EPA/Etienne Laurent

The black flag of the Islamic State, formerly known as Isis, which has declared a new Muslim caliphate across Iraq and Syria, has been banned from pub(...)

A convoy of hearses arrives at the Korporaal van Oudheusdenkazerne in Hilversum, Netherlands, yesterday. It is the fouth day that Dutch and Australian transport airplanes brought the remains from Charkov to the Netherlands, where the identification process will take place. Photograph: EPA

A senior executive with troubled Malaysia Airlines has called for the creation of a new body to decide which flight paths are safe in the wake of the(...)

 Hearses carry coffins containing unidentified bodies from the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 leave the airport  in Eindhoven, Netherlands.  Photograph:  Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images 2:13

Things run as they should in the Netherlands. So at 3.45pm precisely church bells around the country began to ring, tolling solidly for five minute(...)

A KML stewardess pays her respects at Schiphol Airport during a national day of mourning for the victims killed in Thursday’s Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 plane disaster, in Schiphol. Photograph:  Cris Toala Olivares/Reuters

As the first set of bodies of MH17 victims arrived in the Netherlands, efforts to identify them will begin. The remains were left outdoors for two day(...)