Dutch Prince Johan Friso dies at the age of 44

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Aug. 12 (UPI) -- Dutch Prince Johan Friso died Monday morning after being in a coma since a skiing accident in February 2012, officials said. He was 44 years old.

Dutch airports to deploy full-body scans

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Dutch officials said Wednesday they will institute compulsory full-body scans at all airports in The Netherlands.

Dutch teen sailor found

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Laura Dekker, the 14-year-old who announced her intention of sailing around the world alone, has been found in the Netherlands Antilles, officials said.

Netherlands to kill 35,000 goats

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- An estimated 35,000 goats are to be culled in the Netherlands under a program to halt the spread of Q fever, authorities said.

Police: Man blackmailed teens' parents

LEIDEN, Netherlands, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- A Dutch man was arrested for allegedly using information posted on the Internet by teenage girls to blackmail their parents, authorities say.

Broke banker's art collection seized

SPANBROEK, Netherlands, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The permanent collection of a Netherlands art museum has been seized by ABN Amro Bank in lieu of money owed by DSB Bank boss Dirk Scheringa, officials say.

Dutch man fined for 'disadvantaging' bird

LEEUWARDEN, Netherlands, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- A 48-year-old man from the Dutch town of Dokkum will pay a fine of $625 for "disadvantaging" his canary by beheading the bird, a court says.

Stricter Dutch rules for imported spouses

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Integration exams for brides and grooms "imported" into the Netherlands will be made stricter, officials said.

Mayor questions aid for burqa-wearers

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- The mayor of Amsterdam, Netherlands, says women who reject job offers in order to continue wearing their burqas should not receive unemployment aid.

Water polo players accused of match attack

ALMELO, Netherlands, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Two female water polo players in the Netherlands allegedly attempted to kill an opponent during a match, authorities say.

Rwandan convicted in Rwandan deaths

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, March 23 (UPI) -- A court in the Netherlands Monday convicted a Rwandan militia member in the torturing and killing of women and children in Rwanda in the 1990s.

Train conductors attacked in Netherlands

ALMERE, Netherlands, March 20 (UPI) -- Two train conductors have been violently attacked in the Netherlands by six unruly passengers, authorities say.

Dutch pub hit with first smoking ban fine

GRONINGEN, Netherlands, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- A pub in the Dutch city of Groningen has become the first to be convicted and fined under the Netherlands' new smoking ban law, a lawyer says.

Dutch find more human trafficking victims

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- The number of victims of human trafficking found in the Netherlands increased to 809 in 2008 from 716 in 2007, records indicate.

HIV-infected men sue three for assault

GRONINGEN, Netherlands, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Fourteen HIV-infected men in the Netherlands say they are suing three men convicted of deliberately infecting people with the virus at sex parties.
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