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Dutch Prosecutors Call For Life Terms For MH17 Suspects

Dutch prosecutors on Wednesday called for life in prison for four suspects on trial in absentia accused of downing Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 with a surface-to-air missile, killing 298 people. The ill-fated flight heading for Kuala Lumpur took off from Amsterdam’s Schipol airport in July 2014, and prosecutors this week launched closing arguments in the …

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Balloons, Relief At Dutch Airport As Tourists Beat Variant Shutdown

Relieved passengers on a flight from South Africa streamed into Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport Saturday, in stark contrast to the previous day when fears about a new Covid-19 variant sparked chaos. Smiling relatives waiting with balloons and flowers greeted travellers from KLM’s only flight from Johannesburg, who reached the Netherlands despite a growing international shutdown to …

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Dutch Say 61 Covid Positive On Flights From S.Africa

Dutch health authorities said Saturday that 61 passengers aboard two KLM flights from South Africa tested positive for Covid-19 and the results were being examined for the new Omicron variant. The positive cases were now being quarantined in a hotel near Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, where the 600 people on the planes from Johannesburg spent hours …

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Dutch Find 61 Covid Positive On ‘Dystopia’ Flights From S.Africa

Dutch health authorities said Saturday that 61 passengers aboard two KLM flights from South Africa tested positive for Covid-19 and the results were being examined for the new Omicron variant. The positive cases — more than one tenth of the 600 people on the two planes — were quarantined in a hotel near Amsterdam’s Schiphol …

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Dutch Police Fire Warning Shots As Covid Riots Hit Rotterdam

Dutch police fired warning shots, injuring several people, after rioters against a partial Covid lockdown torched a police car and hurled stones in Rotterdam on Friday. Chaos broke out after a protest in the port city against the coronavirus restrictions and government plans to restrict access for unvaccinated people to some venues. Dozens of people …

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Dutch cargo ship adrift off Norway after dramatic rescue of crew

Dutch cargo ship Eemslift Hendrika lists as its crew is evacuated in stormy weather off the coast of Norway in the North Sea, April 5, 2021 in this still image obtained from social media video. Joint Rescue and Coordination Centre (JRCC) South-Norway via REUTERS April 6, 2021 OSLO (Reuters) – Emergency response teams scrambled on …

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Uber wins Dutch court case over data brought by British drivers

FILE PHOTO: The Uber logo is displayed on a mobile phone in this picture illustration taken November 25, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/Illustration March 12, 2021 AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – A Dutch court has dismissed claims by a group of British Uber drivers that sought access to the data that the ride hailing company collects about them. The …

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PM Rutte’s conservatives seen winning Dutch election amid pandemic

An election sign is seen in The Hague, Netherlands March 9, 2021. Picture taken March 9, 2021. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw March 12, 2021 By Toby Sterling and Stephanie van den Berg AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Dutch voters look set to give Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s conservative VVD Party a fresh four-year mandate in a national …

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