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A file image of a demining robot in France. File photograph: Jacques Demarthon/AFP/Getty Images

The United Nations is to open a new office in the Netherlands to monitor leading-edge trends in the development of robotics and artificial intelligenc(...)

  Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte:  managed to convince the other three parties the Liberals are in coalition with    to commit to a theoretical, unspecified, pay deal for primary school teachers. Photograph:   Robin Utrecht/EPA

The caretaker Liberal-Labour government in the Netherlands – now running the country in the absence of an alternative for more than 180 days – has na(...)

The situation over the missing summonses is likely to ramp up pressure on Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan to quantify the problem and resolve it. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Government Ministers have expressed concern that the scale of the breath tests controversy may be significantly worse than outlined in two Garda repor(...)

Police investigate a van with Spanish number plates after a concert was cancelled because of a “terrorist threat”, in Rotterdam, earlier this week.  Photograph: Arie Kievit/EPA

After the carnage of Barcelona, it was good news on Wednesday evening that what was rapidly conflated into an imminent terror attack by the same netwo(...)

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte is facing possibility of having to go it alone with a minority budget next month. Photograph: Remko De Waal/EPA

Still without a new government about 160 days after the March general election, the Netherlands is facing the collapse of its caretaker coalition – an(...)

Ayahuasca-infused tea being brewed in Peru: it is rapidly becoming big business in Amsterdam, with ayahuasca retreat weekends, ayahuasca healing, detox therapy, stress-busting and even “shamanic inner evolution”.

Ayahuasca therapy is the latest craze for those with cash to spend seeking quick-fix “spiritual enlightenment” – but Dutch addiction experts have warn(...)

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta, centre, at an election rally at Uhuru Park in Nairobi on Friday. The International Criminal Court had to drop charges of crimes against humanity against Kenyatta in 2015 due to lack of evidence. Photograph: Ben Curtis/AP

Kenya goes to the polls on Tuesday to elect a new president at the end of a bitter campaign during which its fraught relationship with the Internation(...)

 President Donald Trump: his nominee for the job of US ambassador to the Netherlands was born in Groningen before emigrating with his family to the US aged three. Photograph: Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Leaving aside the controversial president who’s proposing him, it would be hard to find a person less at one with the deeply ingrained liberal ethos o(...)

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Queen Maxima attend the MH17 remembrance ceremony and the unveiling of the National MH17 monument on Monday in Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands. Photograph:  Remko de Waal/Pool/Getty Images

One of the most difficult aspects of the MH17 commemoration this week was that it reminded relatives of the dead of the extent to which Russia has hin(...)

Dutch government formation mediator Gerrit Zalm (centre) with Alexander Pechtold of Democrats 66, Sybrand van Haersma Buma (Christian Democratic Appeal), Gert-Jan Segers (Christian Union CU) and Mark Rutte (The People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy) all seek to form a new cabinet in The Hague. Photograph: Remko de Waal

After 112 days and now on their third “sherpa”, talks aimed at forming a new Dutch coalition government are under way again, this time including the u(...)

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