Australian prime minister Tony Abbott said today he would use an upcoming G20 leaders summit to confront Russian president Vladimir Putin over the d(...)

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 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(...)

A piper walks with diplomats and other foreigners who live in Ukraine during a rally against terrorism in Kiev yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Sergey Dolzheko

Heavy fighting around the MH17 crash scene in eastern Ukraine prevented Dutch forensics experts and Australian police from reaching the area yesterday(...)

Pieces of the wreckage are seen at a crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Petropavlivka in the  Donetsk region. Photograph: Reuters

European monitors last night indicated for the first time that credit and debit cards belonging to people who died on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in e(...)

Dutch foreign minister Frans Timmermans at Kharkiv airport in Ukraine yesterday: “I have the impression that the separatists may have finally got the message that it is a matter of common humanity to allow all the human remains to be removed.” Photograph: EPA/Sergei Kozlov

A decision is to be made this weekend on whether Dutch special forces will be sent to eastern Ukraine to protect unarmed military police and forens(...)

A piece of the wreckage is seen at a crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in the village of Petropavlivka (, Donetsk region. Photograph: Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

The Netherlands is sending 40 unarmed military police to eastern Ukraine as part of an increased effort to find the last victims of the downed Malaysi(...)

 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(...)

Forensic experts from the Netherlands check bodybags holding the remains of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash in Ukraine, before their transfer by train froim Torez to Kharkiv. The bodies of Dutch victims are to arrive in Eindhoven by military transport aircraft on Wednesday. Photograpgh: Robert Ghement/ EPA

As the remains of those killed on Flight MH17 arrive back in the Netherlands on Wednesday, the Dutch public prosecutor has begun a preliminary investi(...)