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At Schiphol airport, Viktor Zelenkin and his 14-year-old son Maksim were handcuffed so that they wouldn’t be able to physically resist being put on the aircraft.

On Saturday, July 7th – the dog days of summer, when nobody notices such things – Viktor Zelenkin and his wife, Olga Andropov, who had lived in the Ne(...)

Ailish Lalor: ‘I didn’t want to pay UK tuition fees, so the Netherlands was a nice middle ground.’

As Leaving Certificate students around the country await Monday’s CAO offers in the wake of their results, there’s a chance that some of their peers h(...)

A 2002 file image of Dragoslav Ognjanovic, adviser to Slobodan Milosevic, being surrounded by  media during the course of Milosevic’s trial at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Photograph: Paul Vreeker/Reuters.

A prominent Belgrade lawyer who in the past helped to defend the late Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic was shot dead in front of his home on Satur(...)

The justice minister described the tasering incident as “an emergency situation” and asked for understanding for the police officer who fired the  weapon

Dutch police have used a taser on a 73-year-old man with dementia after being called to the nursing home where he’s a live-in patient and being told h(...)

 Cervical cancer cell: the Dutch government has been urged to  to launch a public information campaign about the life-saving importance of the HPV vaccinations.

About 200 women die of cervical cancer in the Netherlands every year, but despite the death toll there’s been a sharp fall-off in the number of teenag(...)

 Bosnian Muslims, refugees from Srebrenica, go to be transported from the eastern Bosnian village of Potocari to Moslem-held Kladanj near Olovo, on July 13th, 1995. Photograph: Nick Sharp

Dutch soldiers who say they were traumatised and vilified after failing to protect the UN “safe haven” of Srebrenica in 1995 have abandoned a legal ac(...)

Dutch drugs gangs are moving out of the cities where they’re most likely to attract police attention – and doing deals with hard-pressed farmers

A survey of Dutch agriculture has come up with one unexpected finding: that 15-20 per cent of farmers have been approached by drug-dealing gangs willi(...)

 Christian Louboutin shoes with their distincive red soles.  Photograph: Cliff Owen/AP

Christian Louboutin’s battle to protect the distinctive red soles on the shoes he designs got a boost on Tuesday when the European Union’s top court (...)

Part of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at the crash site in the village of Hrabove (Grabovo), some 80km east of Donetsk in Ukraine, in September 2014. Photograph: Alexander Khudoteply/AFP/Getty Images

Australia and the Netherlands have both formally accused Russia of being responsible for the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in July 2(...)

Members of the Joint Investigation Team with part of the Buk  rocket that was fired on flight MH17 in 2014.  Photograph: Robin van Lonkhuijsen/AFP/Getty Images

In a significant step towards laying the blame for the shooting-down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 at the door of the Russian state, international (...)

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