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Stephanie van den Berg

Thousands flee as flood waters breach Dutch defences

Jul 16 2021

VENLO, The Netherlands (Reuters) -Thousands of people fled their homes in the southern Netherlands on Friday as rising waters swamped cities and broke through a dyke.

Dutch court convicts Syrian of war crimes over killing of soldier

Jul 16 2021

THE HAGUE A Dutch court sentenced a 49-year-old Syrian man on Friday to 20 years in prison for war crimes over his role in the execution of a government soldier during Syria's civil war.

Dutch crime reporter De Vries dies after being shot in street

Jul 15 2021

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) -Celebrity Dutch crime reporter Peter R. de Vries has died just over a week after being shot in a busy Amsterdam street, his family and his employer RTL Netherlands said on Thursday, prompting an outpouring of grief and anger at home and abroad. | Video

Dutch court says alleged Asian drug kingpin can be handed to Australia

Jul 02 2021

ROTTERDAM (Reuters) -A Dutch court on Friday approved an Australian request to hand over the alleged leader of an Asian drug syndicate who has been compared to Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

U.N. court sentences former Milosevic aides to 12 years for war crimes

Jun 30 2021

THE HAGUE U.N. judges on Wednesday convicted two men of war crimes for their role in financing and equipping Serb militias in Bosnia during the break-up of the former Yugoslavia, in the final case before the court dating from the Balkan wars of the 1990s.

Outsider Khan must steer war crimes court through choppy waters

Jun 15 2021

THE HAGUE British barrister Karim Khan, an outsider who cut his teeth as a top international defence lawyer, steps into a political minefield this week when he begins a nine-year term as the top prosecutor at the international war crimes court.

Genocide conviction upheld against former Bosnian Serb military chief Mladic

Jun 08 2021

THE HAGUE (Reuters) -United Nations war crimes judges on Tuesday upheld a genocide conviction and life sentence against former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic, confirming his central role in Europe's worst atrocities since World War Two. | Video

Bitter week for families as evidence to be read in MH17 airliner trial

Jun 07 2021

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) -Judges in the Netherlands will begin reading out the evidence this week in the murder trial against four fugitive suspects accused of shooting down a Malaysian airliner over rebel-held eastern Ukraine in 2014 and killing 298 people in 2014. | Video

RPT-MH17 plane crash families prepare for critical trial phase

Jun 07 2021

AMSTERDAM, June 4 Families of people who died in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 said they were preparing to hear painful details when a critical stage of a trial over the crash starts on Monday.

MH17 plane crash families prepare for critical trial phase

Jun 04 2021

AMSTERDAM, June 4 Families of people who died in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 said they were preparing to hear painful details when a critical stage of a trial over the crash starts on Monday.

World News

France's Macron changes phone in light of Pegasus case

PARIS (Reuters) -French President Emmanuel Macron has changed his mobile phone and phone number in light of the Pegasus spyware case, a presidency official said on Thursday, in one of the first concrete actions announced in relation to the scandal.