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Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima. Photograph: Patrick Van Katwijk/ANP/AFP via Getty

In their second pandemic-related gaffe in two months, the Dutch royals have been forced to return from holiday in Greece – and the prime minister has (...)

Employees of a cafe in Amsterdam watch a press conference by Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte on Tuesday evening about new coronavirus restrictions. Photograph: Remko De Waal/ANP/AFP via Getty Images

With the most recent measures aimed at combating a second wave of Covid-19 showing no sign of working, the Netherlands has returned to “partial lockdo(...)

Dutch researchers  believe the virus’s  impact on the brain may be the reason why patients often lose their sense of smell or taste. Photograph: EPA/Rob Engelaar

Dutch medics tracking the ways Covid-19 attacks the human body have found the first evidence that, as feared, it does affect the brain – which may be (...)

Women at an ATM in Tehran: Iran  has struggled to purchase wheat, maize and soybeans to shore up reserves as coronavirus cuts agricultural output. Photograph: Atta Kenare

The Trump administration has imposed fresh sanctions on Iranian banks despite fears this will have catastrophic consequences for a population assailed(...)

The root of the current shortage  of remdesivir appears to be that, having approved the drug, the US then bought up 500,000 doses in July, before the EU managed to place its order. Photograph:  Ulrich Perrey/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

As a second wave of Covid-19 sweeps the country, Dutch hospitals have run out of one of the key anti-viral drugs being used to treat the pandemic – an(...)

 Fergal Gaynor is the only Irish judge attached to the special court for Kosovo in The Hague. Photograph: Dave Meehan

An Irish lawyer is one of six new judges appointed to the special court for Kosovo which held its first hearing in The Hague on Wednesday. The court w(...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte: “We are giving the whole of the Netherlands some clear urgent advice.” Photograph: Aris Oikonomou/EPA

Under pressure from MPs, retailers, and even from Donald Trump’s chief virologist, the Dutch government has reversed its firmly held position of the p(...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte and health minister Hugo de Jonge give a press conference. Photograph: Phil Nijhuis/ANP/AFP via Getty

An immediate ban on all unnecessary travel between its three largest cities – Amsterdam, The Hague and Rotterdam – is the centrepiece of a new program(...)

Dutch minister for justice Ferdinand Grapperhaus. Photograph: Jeroen Jumelet/ANP/AFP via Getty

The Dutch public prosecution service has reversed an earlier decision and fined the country’s justice minister for failing to observe Covid-19 regulat(...)

The first 10 coffins have been retailing at €1,250 each. Photograph: Loop

A Dutch university business start-up has created a remarkable new environmentally friendly coffin that helps bodies to decompose more quickly – revolu(...)

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