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MH17 aircraft wreckage viewed by judges ahead of next phase of trial

May 26 2021

GILZE-RIJEN AIR BASE, Netherlands Judges overseeing the murder trial of four suspects in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over rebel-held eastern Ukraine viewed the wreckage of the plane on Wednesday, two weeks before prosecutors are due to present their case.

WRAPUP 3-Moderna COVID-19 vaccine gets the green light in Europe

Jan 06 2021

VEGHEL, Netherlands, Jan 6 A second COVID-19 vaccine won regulatory approval in Europe on Wednesday and the Netherlands belatedly launched its vaccination campaign as European countries accelerated a patchy drive to defeat the coronavirus pandemic.

Nurse first in Netherlands to get COVID-19 vaccination

Jan 06 2021

VEGHEL, Netherlands A Dutch nurse on Wednesday became the first person in the Netherlands to receive a COVID-19 shot as the European Union's last vaccination programme for the new coronavirus began after a late start. | Video

Dutch culling 350,000 mink over coronavirus fears

Jun 09 2020

DE MORTEL, Netherlands Workers in protective equipment oversaw the gassing of 10,000 mother mink and around 50,000 mink pups on a farm in the southern Dutch town of De Mortel on Tuesday over fears they could infect humans with the new coronavirus.

Dutch culling 350,000 mink over coronavirus fears

Jun 09 2020

DE MORTEL, Netherlands, June 9 Workers in protective equipment oversaw the gassing of 10,000 mother mink and around 50,000 mink pups on a farm in the southern Dutch town of De Mortel on Tuesday over fears they could infect humans with the new coronavirus.

Plastic shields in place, Dutch schools to reopen amid coronavirus

May 08 2020

DEN BOSCH, Netherlands At the Springplank school in the Dutch city of Den Bosch, staff have installed plastic shields around students' desks and disinfectant gel dispensers at the doorways as part of preparations to reopen amid the country's coronavirus outbreak.

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