Dutch court rejects challenge to assisted suicide ban

A Dutch court on Wednesday upheld the Netherlands’ ban on assisted suicide, a setback for activists who said the prohibition infringes on their right to determine when their lives end. The Hague District Court rejected the activists’ argument that the…

Netherlands slavery: Saying sorry leaves Dutch divided

The Netherlands is expected to apologise for slavery, with a speech on Monday by the prime minister and ministerial visits to the Caribbean and Suriname. But the date chosen and the way the announcement has been organised has prompted criticism,…

Netherlands dominate USA in 1st knock-out World Cup match

The Netherlands have put three goals past the USA to book a place in the football World Cup quarter-finals in Qatar. Despite scoring once, the USA posed little challenge to their opponents, who repeatedly outclassed the Stars and Stripes at…

Riots erupt in Belgian and Dutch cities after Morocco pull off World Cup upset beating Belgium

Riots have broken out in several Belgian and Dutch cities after Morocco shocked Belgium by winning 2-0 during a World Cup clash in Qatar. Police arrested about a dozen people after using water cannons and tear gas to disperse crowds…

Dutch strike late to grab 2-0 win over Senegal

Netherlands scored twice in the final minutes through Cody Gakpo and substitute Davy Klaassen to beat Senegal 2-0 in their World Cup Group A match at Al Thumama Stadium on Monday. The Dutch, who missed out on the 2018 World…

World Cup teams won’t wear armbands seen as rebuke to Qatar

FIFA’s threat of on-field punishment for players forced World Cup teams to back down Monday and abandon a plan for their captains to wear armbands that were seen as a rebuke to host nation Qatar’s human rights record. Just hours…

Netherlands to ban laughing gas from January

The Dutch government is banning the use of nitrous oxide, commonly known as laughing gas, amid concerns over the health risks for the growing number of young people using it. The ban, which starts in January, makes it illegal to…

U20WWC: Misfiring Falconets end campaign with 2-0 loss to Netherlands

Nigeria’s Falconets crashed out of the U-20 Women’s World Cup losing 2-0 to The Netherlands on a day nothing seemed to work for the team. From hitting the crossbar to dominating the entire proceeding and playing virtually the entire second…

Man arrested for trying to sell Covid-19 for self-injection

A man suspected of trying to sell the so-called ‘corona kits,’ which people can use to infect themselves with Covid-19, has been detained by police in the Netherlands. The kit he offered through a dedicated website included a tube claiming…

Sifan Hassan sets rare women’s world record, runs nearly 19 km in 1 hour

Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands broke the rarely run one-hour world record on Friday by covering 18.930 kilometres at the Memorial Van Damme meeting. The previous record of 18.517 kilometres was set by Ethiopia’s Dire Tune at the Ostrava Golden…

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