Netherlands

Dutch lockdown as Europe intensifies Omicron response

The Netherlands on Saturday announced a Christmas lockdown and London declared a “major incident” as Europe tries to rein in rising Covid-19 case numbers and the highly mutated Omicron strain takes ...

People do their Christmas shopping before the Dutch government's expected announcement of a "strict" Christmas lockdown to curb the spread of the Omicron coronavirus variant, in the city centre of Nijmegen, Netherlands 18 December, 2021

Covid-19

Dutch find Omicron a week earlier than thought

The two earlier Dutch infections also came before South Africa first reported the new strain on 24 November to the World Health Organisation

Mayor of Amsterdam Femke Halsema arrives for the Security Council in Utrecht on 29 November 2021 during the Covid-19 pandemic

Cultural groups can be revealed by people's laughter: Study

According to researchers from the University of Amsterdam with international colleagues, it has been observed that people can infer someone's cultural group from their laughter

Cultural groups can be revealed by people's laughter: Study

Netherlands rocked by second night of Covid riots

Fresh rioting broke out late Saturday over the Dutch government's coronavirus measures, with rioters pelting police with stones and fireworks as protests turned violent for a second night in the ...

A man walks in front of a fire in a street of The Hague during a demonstration against the Dutch government's coronavirus measures, on 20 November, 2021

FIFA World Cup qualifier

Dutch book ticket to Qatar with win over Norway

Two late goals by Steven Bergwijn and Memphis Depay on Tuesday saw the Netherlands book a ticket to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, as they held Norway at bay with a 2-0 victory in Rotterdam

Netherlands' forward Steven Bergwijn (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 qualifying round Group G football match between Netherlands and Norway at the Feijenoord stadium in Rotterdam on 16 November, 2021

Ten EU nations causing 'high concern' over Covid-19

Ten countries in the 27-member European Union face a Covid situation of "high concern", the bloc's diseases agency said Friday, warning the pandemic was worsening across the continent

A man is tested at a Corona testing station in Duisburg, western Germany, on 12 November, 2021, amid the ongoing coronavirus Covid-19 pandemic

Journalist Rozina Islam receives 'Free Press Award'

Prothom Alo’s journalist Rozina Islam, who was harassed for revealing corruption in Bangladesh’s health sector during the coronavirus pandemic, has received this year’s Free Press Award for ...

Journalist Rozina Islam receives 'Free Press Award'

Rozina Islam, 2 others nominated for Most Resilient Journalist award

Prothom Alo’s senior correspondent Rozina Islam has been nominated for ‘Most Resilient Journalist’ award by The Free Press Awards.

Rozina Islam, 2 others nominated for Most Resilient Journalist award

Sea levels 'could rise much faster': Dutch meteorologists

Sea levels could rise much higher than first predicted along the low-lying Dutch coastline, by up to two metres (6.5 feet) this century, Dutch meteorologists warned Monday

Sea levels 'could rise much faster': Dutch meteorologists

Wiese gives Namibia first T20 WC win

David Wiese bludgeoned an unbeaten 66 as Namibia stayed alive at the T20 World Cup on Wednesday with a six-wicket triumph over the Netherlands.

‘Awesome' Wiese gives Namibia first T20 World Cup win
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