Isis members wave flags as they drive around Raqqa in Syria. Between 1,100 and 1,700 European jihadists are known to have gone to Syria since 2011, and the Worldwide Relief Foundation says young women are increasingly being targeted. Photograph: Reuters

Parents of Muslim teenagers who want to travel to Syria to join rebels fighting against President Bashar al-Assad have been warned they may have to co(...)

While it may not seem like it as he bathes in the reflected glory of Marine Le Pen’s historic 25 per cent share of the French vote, in his home country Geert Wilders has gone from heading the polls to trailing in them in the space of just three months. Photograph: Reuters/Francois Lenoir

The Dutch are a commonsense people, so they were surprised last week when, having consigned Geert Wilders to third place in the European elections (...)

Russian police detain a gay rights activist during a protest in StPetersburg on May 1st last year. Russian gay rights activists have expressed concern about “conflicting messages” regarding Dutch government support for their cause. Photograph: Reuters

When a senior Dutch diplomat was attacked and beaten in his Moscow apartment in October and the letters “LGBT” scrawled in red lipstick on a mirror, t(...)

Dutch finance minister and Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem was due to attend IMF talks in Washington today. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

Dutch finance minister and Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem has cancelled a trip to the annual IMF meetings to deal with urgent domestic budget nego(...)

Musician Damon Albarn  and actor Jude Law  join other demonstrators to protest against the detention in Russia of Greenpeace activists, outside the Russian Embassy in London on October 5th. Photograph: Olivia Harris/Reuters

Russia was last night dismissive of a legal action by the Dutch government to free the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise and its 30 passengers, claiming (...)

Commander of the Dutch peacekeepers in Srebrenica in 1995 Lieut Col Thomas Karremans, whose request for two F16 fighter jets to neutralise the Bosnian Serbs’ heavy armour was ignored. Photograph: Ed Oudenaarden/AFP/Getty Images

It is a fact of history usually forgotten when recalling the massacre of 8,000 Muslim men and boys by Bosnian Serb troops in Srebrenica in 1995 that w(...)

ABN AMRO yesterday reported second-quarter net profit down 3 per cent to €402 million from the first three months as impairment charges increased by €292 million

The Dutch government plans to sell lender ABN AMRO in an initial public offering (IPO) a year from now but is unlikely to recoup its costs.It put the (...)

 Late Dutch prince Johan Friso with his  wife, Princess Mabel. The prince has died after being in  a coma  since a skiing incident in March 2012 in which  he was hit by an avalanche. Photograph: Michel Porro/Getty Images

Dutch Prince Johan Friso, who went into a coma following a skiing incident in February 2012, has died, according to the Dutch government.“Prince Fris(...)

Rabobank Ireland’s total assets decreased by €2.2 billion to €13.5 billion in 2012  due to a reduction in lending to other Rabobank Group entities and the repayment of some available-for-sale investment bonds.

Rabobank Ireland made an after-tax profit of €41.7 million in 2012, up from a loss of €21.6 million the previous year. The Irish subsidiary of the Dut(...)

Relatives of 8,000 Muslim men and boys slaughtered in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre walk between rows of coffins next to freshly-dug graves, looking for those belonging to their relatives  in March  2003. Photograph: Danilo Krstanovic/Reuters

There have been calls for an investigation into some €120 million in Dutch aid paid to rebuild the Bosnian mountain town of Srebrenica since the massa(...)

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