Tributes placed in front of the office where lawyer Derk Wiersum was shot dead, in Amsterdam. Photograph: EPA/Koen Van Weel

Given that the Netherlands has a well-rooted illegal drugs industry, with Rotterdam as its trans-shipment hub, there was some surprise last week when (...)

The Dutch child was believed to have been living in the northwest of Syria, parts of which have seen intense fighting. Photograph:   Delil Souleiman/AFP/Getty Images

An 11-year-old Dutch girl has been flown home to the Netherlands from Syria in what appears to be the first case in Europe of the repatriation of a ch(...)