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Netherlands: Country in Western Europe
The Netherlands, informally Holland, is a country primarily located in Western Europe and partly in the Caribbean, forming the largest constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In Europe, it consists of 12 provinces that border Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, with maritime borders in the North Sea with those countries and the United Kingdom. In the Caribbean, it consists of three special municipalities: the islands of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba. The country's official language is Dutch, with West Frisian as a secondary official language in the province of Friesland, and English and Papiamentu as secondary official languages in the Caribbean Netherlands. Dutch Low Saxon and Limburgish are recognised regional languages, while Sinte Romani and Yiddish are recognised non-territorial languages.

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Black Pete controversy: Protests against disputed tradition cancelled [Video]

Black Pete controversy: Protests against disputed tradition cancelled

A recent survey shows that a majority in the Netherlands want to stick with the traditional character of Black Pete.

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One arrested after Saudi embassy sprayed with gunfire [Video]

One arrested after Saudi embassy sprayed with gunfire

Unidentified assailants sprayed the embassy of Saudi Arabia in the Netherlands with gunfire before dawn on Thursday, police said. No one was hurt in the incident. Olivia Chan reports.

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Physicists Create Smallest Ship On Earth [Video]

Physicists Create Smallest Ship On Earth

A group of physicists say they have created the smallest ship on Earth that is small enough sail down the inside of a human hair. Netherland’s Leiden University physicists Rachel Doherty, Daniela..

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US election: taxation for overseas nationals on agenda as factions battle in Netherlands [Video]

US election: taxation for overseas nationals on agenda as factions battle in Netherlands

Republicans and Democrats living abroad may be opposed in many ways in this most polarised of presidential elections, but agree on one thing: the tax situation for American expatriates needs to change...

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US elections: taxation for overseas nationals on agenda as factions do battle in Netherlands [Video]

US elections: taxation for overseas nationals on agenda as factions do battle in Netherlands

Is the re-election of Donald Trump is the only way to repeal a 2010 Obama administration rule which forces all Americans who live abroad to file taxes?View on euronews

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Germany, Netherlands, Belgium keen to co-host 2027 Women’s World Cup [Video]

Germany, Netherlands, Belgium keen to co-host 2027 Women’s World Cup

Germany, Netherlands and Belgium announce plans to co-host 2027 FIFA Women's World Cup.

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Coronavirus pandemic: Netherlands return to a 'partial lockdown' [Video]

Coronavirus pandemic: Netherlands return to a 'partial lockdown'

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Bars and restaurants to shut as Netherlands goes into partial lockdown [Video]

Bars and restaurants to shut as Netherlands goes into partial lockdown

Bars and restaurants have been ordered to close in the Netherlands along with a string of other measures as the country attempts to curb rising coronavirus cases.

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Netherlands sees a spike in COVID-19 cases [Video]

Netherlands sees a spike in COVID-19 cases

A lack of restrictions, and growing infections; has the Netherlands' coronavirus strategy backfired?

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Netherlands plans to return artefacts to former Dutch colonies [Video]

Netherlands plans to return artefacts to former Dutch colonies

The Dutch culture minister is calling on European countries to come up with a common policy to deal with colonial theft.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth heads carrier strike group for first time [Video]

HMS Queen Elizabeth heads carrier strike group for first time

The Royal Navy’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has assembled with acarrier strike group for the first time. The 65,000 tonne warship is at thecentre of the group which is made up of a total of..

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Italy, Germany, France and Netherlands sign contract with Astrazeneca for COVID vaccine

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The Netherlands is "very disturbed" by an executive order issued by U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday that paved the way for sanctions against employees of the International Criminal Court, which..
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Defence wants more time in Dutch MH17 trial after Covid-19 delays

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Car drives onto sidewalk cafe in southern Netherlands, injuring six

A car drove into an outdoor cafe in the southern Netherlands on Wednesday night, injuring six people, one of them seriously, police said.
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Dutch school shuts after teachers test positive for COVID-19

An elementary school in the Netherlands closed in the city of The Hague on Wednesday after two teachers tested positive for coronavirus and seven students developed gastrointestinal symptoms, an..
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Dutch bar terraces fill quickly as lockdown ends

Terraces throughout the Netherlands filled quickly on Monday as bars and restaurants were allowed to open for the first time in almost three months on a sunny public holiday.
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Dutch PM did not visit dying mother until end due to coronavirus rules: statement

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte did not visit his 96-year-old mother for more than eight weeks until hours before her death this month due to lockdown measures in the Netherlands, his office said on..
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Mink infected two humans with coronavirus: Dutch government

Mink with the coronavirus have infected two people in the Netherlands in what are probably the first such cases of transmission during the epidemic, government and health authorities said on Monday.
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Dutch schools, cafes and museums to reopen in June

The Netherlands will press ahead with a further easing of lockdown measures in June due to a steadily declining number of coronavirus infections and hospital admissions, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said..
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Dutch dog, three cats infected with coronavirus: minister

A dog and three cats in the Netherlands have been infected with the new coronavirus, authorities said on Friday, the first confirmed cases involving house pets in the country.
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Dutch coronavirus cases rise 455 to 41,774, with 84 new deaths: officials

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Netherlands have risen by 455 to 41,774, with 84 new deaths, health authorities said on Thursday.
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Dutch to begin easing lockdown measures next week, government says

The Netherlands will begin easing coronavirus lockdown measures next week nearly two months after they were imposed, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Wednesday.
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Netherlands to begin phased easing of lockdown Monday: broadcaster

The Netherlands will begin a phased easing of its almost two-month-old coronavirus lockdown on Monday, according to a report by the national broadcaster NOS.
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Dutch confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 199 to 40,770: health authorities

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Netherlands rose by 199 on Monday to 40,770, with 26 new deaths, health authorities said.
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Dutch coronavirus cases pass 40,000

The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in the Netherlands has increased by 445 to 40,236, Dutch health authorities said on Saturday.
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Netherlands reports 400 new coronavirus cases, 43 deaths - health authorities

The Netherlands' number of confirmed coronavirus cases has risen by 400 to 38,245 health authorities said on Monday, with 43 new deaths.
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Dutch Kingsday celebrations muted by coronavirus lockdown

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Dutch students sail home across the Atlantic due to coronavirus

A group of 25 Dutch high school students arrived back in the Netherlands in a two-mast schooner on Sunday, after airline restrictions left them with little choice but to help sail it home from the..
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Mink found to have coronavirus on two Dutch farms: ministry

Two mink farms in the Netherlands have been put into quarantine after animals were found to be infected with the new coronavirus, the agriculture ministry said on Sunday, urging people to report any..
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Experts advise Dutch government to reopen primary schools

The experts advising the Netherlands on handling the coronavirus outbreak on Tuesday advised the government to reopen day care facilities and primary schools, documents released by broadcaster NOS..
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Dutch report lowest daily corona death rate in over 3 weeks

The number of deaths caused by the novel coronavirus in the Netherlands has risen by 83, Dutch health authorities said on Sunday, which was the smallest reported daily increase since March 26.
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Dutch Coronavirus infections reach 31,589, 142 new deaths: authorities

Confirmed coronavirus infections in the Netherlands have risen by 1,140 to 31,589, Dutch health authorities said on Saturday.
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Dutch deaths April 6-12 2,000 higher than normal: statistics agency

Deaths in the Netherlands in the week of April 6-12 were around 2,000 higher than in an average week, national statistics agency CBS said on Friday.
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Coronavirus deaths in the Netherlands increase to 2,823

The number of people who have died from the new coronavirus in the Netherlands has increased by 86 to 2,823, Dutch health authorities said on Monday.
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Dutch coronavirus infections top 25,000, deaths rise to 2,737 deaths

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Netherlands has topped 25,000, health authorities said on Sunday, with the number of deaths rising by 94 to 2,737.
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Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Costa said on Friday that the Netherlands' attempt to block economic support to fight the coronavirus raised questions about the future of the European Union.
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Dutch report 2,000 extra deaths in early April, likely due to coronavirus

There were around 2,000 more deaths in the Netherlands in the first week of April than would normally be expected, its statistics office said on Friday, likely the result of the coronavirus outbreak.
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Ten EU countries urge bloc to pursue 'green' coronavirus recovery

Sweden, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and six other countries urged the European Union to adopt a "green" recovery plan on Thursday, as fears grow that the economic hit caused by the coronavirus..
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Dutch new coronavirus cases rise by 777 to 19,580

The number of confirmed new coronavirus cases in the Netherlands rose by 777 to 19,580, health authorities said on Tuesday, as a slowing trend in the rate of increase continued.
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Dutch citizens returning from the United States by plane should self-quarantine for a period of 14 days, the Netherlands' prime minister said on Thursday, as part of measures intended to slow the..
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Dutch end-of-life debate flares as coronavirus tests healthcare limits

Doctors in the Netherlands have been advising elderly patients to think twice before agreeing to COVID-19 treatment in hospital intensive-care units, drawing criticism that they are attempting to..
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Netherlands' coronavirus deaths rise by 134, reported cases up 1,019: authorities

The number of deaths in the Netherlands resulting from the new coronavirus has risen by 134 to 1,173, health authorities said on Wednesday.
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Dutch coronavirus measures have lowered infection rate: health official

Measures to limit the coronavirus outbreak in the Netherlands appear to have halved the rate of infection but need to be continued to be really effective, the country's top official for infectious..
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Dutch 101-year-old coronavirus patient recovers

A 101-year-old woman who contracted coronavirus in the Netherlands has recovered, offering what her hospital said was "a spark of hope".
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