Dutch mobster sentenced to life in prison over contract killings

One of the most notorious Dutch criminals has been sentenced to life imprisonment for ordering a string of killings. Willem Holleeder — a career criminal nicknamed “The Nose” — will now spend the rest of his life behind bars after being handed the maximum possible sentence. The Amsterdam Court of Appeal upheld the 64-year-old’s life … Read more

Russian ‘spy’ arrested following Dutch operation ‘not the only’ agent to have worked in Ireland

AN ALLEGED RUSSIAN spy who studied in Ireland was known to Irish counter intelligence operations, sources have confirmed.  The Journal has also been told that he is not the only undeclared agent living undercover in Ireland – not just from Russia, but from other countries also. It was alleged late on Thursday evening in a statement … Read more

Queen Maxima: ‘There are no fairy tales, only hard work’

From: Talk to Al Jazeera The Dutch queen discusses her work as a UN special advocate for inclusive finance for development. A banker and financier by training, Queen Maxima of The Netherlands has travelled the world as the United Nations secretary-general’s special advocate for inclusive finance for development. But once the media are gone and … Read more

Destructive England smash ODI world record against the Netherlands

T hree England batters scored centuries as they thrashed their way to a world record-smashing 498 for four in the first ODI against the Netherlands in Amsterdam. Phil Salt, Dawid Malan and, most spectacularly, Jos Buttler all made centuries, the first time England have recorded three hundreds in the same ODI innings. Then Liam Livingstone … Read more

Russian spy caught trying to infiltrate war crimes court, Dutch say

The Dutch secret service revealed details of an operation they carried out to stop a Russian spy from getting inside the International Criminal Court in The Hague — where alleged war crimes in Ukraine are being investigated.  “The AIVD (Dutch secret service) prevented a Russian intelligence officer from gaining access as a trainee to the … Read more

Depay grabs Dutch thrilling victory over Wales as Germany hammer Italy

MEMPHIS DEPAY SCORED an injury-time winner just seconds after Gareth Bale had equalised for Wales as the Netherlands snatched a 3-2 Nations League victory on Tuesday. The win in Rotterdam keeps Louis van Gaal’s men three points clear of Belgium, who won 1-0 against Poland in Warsaw, at the top of Group A4. Noa Lang … Read more

Austrian man jailed after six Dutch children found isolated for years

An Austrian man has been jailed for helping to illegally detain six children at a remote farmhouse in the Netherlands. The minors were isolated from the world for years by their father in the northeastern Dutch village of Ruinerwold. The case generated international headlines in October 2019 when one of the detained sons left the building and raised … Read more

Dutch farmers angry over measures to reduce nitrogen emissions

Farmers in the Netherlands have been angered by the government’s plans for tougher measures that would drastically reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides. The Dutch government unveiled its goals on Friday, mandating reductions of up to 70% in many places and as high as 95% in others in a bid to protect nature — or what … Read more

Netherlands vs Poland: How can I watch live on TV in UK today?

A resounding win away to Belgium kicked off the group stage for the Oranje and Wout Weghorst’s last-ditch header earned three more points in Wales during the week. Poland have also got the better of Wales before a heavy defeat against Belgium. They travel to the Netherlands tonight with history against them – having last … Read more