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Dutch authorities probe China link to baby milk shortages

The Dutch government yesterday ordered an investigation into persistent shortages of certain brands of baby formula, blamed on networks of traffickers who ship milk powder to China where it is sold at premium prices.

Thursday, 9 May, 2013, 2:44am

First-time buyers offered flatpack kit homes in the Netherlands

If you like spending time in the greenhouse and following the sun throughout the day, you might opt for the Hayhouse; or if you're more drawn to the idea of a cosy Scandinavian log cabin, maybe the Deckhouse is for you.

9 May 2013 - 2:22am

Former Hong Kong diplomat jailed 12 years for spying

A former Hong Kong-based diplomat has been jailed for 12 years for selling hundreds of sensitive military documents to Russia intelligence - including Nato's activities in Afghanistan and Libya. Ex-Dutch foreign service employee Raymond Poeteray - who worked at the consulate in Hong Kong between 2004 and 2008 - "perturbed and undermined the interests of the Netherlands and its allies", the court in The Hague said in a statement yesterday.

24 Apr 2013 - 4:02am

Dutch public reject anthem for new king due to song's 'imbecilic' lyrics

Dutch organisers were scrambling yesterday to find a new song to mark the upcoming enthronement of the Netherlands' new king after a serenade written especially for the inauguration attracted a storm of criticism for its "imbecilic" lyrics.

22 Apr 2013 - 5:50am

Ex-Dutch envoy accused of spying for Russia in Hong Kong goes on trial

The former Dutch foreign service employee, Raymond Poeteray, worked at the consulate in Hong Kong between 2004 and 2008. He faces charges of passing state secrets to Russian secret service SVR - the successor to the KGB - as well as bribery, laundering more than HK$870,000 and possession of a firearm.

7 Apr 2013 - 6:47am

Ask The Foodie: Nick Pauli

Dutchman Nick Pauli got chatting to his now business partner Dirk Jasper about Dutch cheese at a football game, where they were both cheering their sons on.

14 Feb 2013 - 8:47am

Cameron 'better off staying at home' than giving EU reform speech

The Dutch are increasingly uneasy about Prime Minister David Cameron coming to the Netherlands to make his speech on Britain’s future in Europe, with some critics saying he’d be better off staying at home.

17 Jan 2013 - 12:35pm

Amsterdam shops selling pot will stay open

Amsterdam's 220 coffee shops, where marijuana and hashish are openly sold and consumed, will remain open next year in spite of a new Dutch law meant to reduce drug tourism, the city's mayor said.

3 Nov 2012 - 4:13am

Emmanuelle actress Sylvia Kristel dies in Netherlands after fight with cancer

Dutch actress Sylvia Kristel, whose iconic Emmanuelle role symbolised the sexual revolution of the 1970s and who spent years fighting drug addiction, has died aged 60 after a battle with cancer.

19 Oct 2012 - 5:23am

Smoked salmon blamed for salmonella outbreak in Netherlands

Smoked salmon tainted with salmonella has sickened hundreds of people in the Netherlands, authorities said, sparking major recalls there and in the US.

US health authorities say they are also investigating whether the salmon could be at the root of a multi-state outbreak of the illness.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am