Heroes' welcome for defeated Dutch

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Heroes' welcome for defeated Dutch

In the build-up to Russia 2018, FIFA.com will be highlighting some classic FIFA World Cup images. This week we look back to 1974 and the spectacular scenes that greeted the beaten Netherlands team on their return to Amsterdam.

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Decorated soldier investigated for role in covert Afghan mission

Decorated soldier investigated for role in covert Afghan missionKroon at the Binnenhof in 2009. Photo: defensie.nl

The prosecution service has launched a criminal investigation into a incident involving Dutch soldiers on a covert mission in Afghanistan.

Marco Kroon, who was previously awarded the Netherlands’ highest honour for bravery, reported the incident to his superiors in 2017, 10 years after it happened. C

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No ‘Spanish blood’ in short dark-haired Dutch, say researchers

No ‘Spanish blood’ in short dark-haired Dutch, say researchersThe siege of Alkmaar in 1573: Beeldbank Stedelijke Museum Alkmaar

Short, dark-haired Dutch and Flemish people are often told they must have ‘Spanish blood’ following ‘sexual agression’ during the 80 years war with Spain, but there is no basis in fact, according to research by the University of Leuven.

According to the geneticists at the Flemish

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The Netherlands expels top Eritrean diplomat over ‘diaspora tax’

The Netherlands expels top Eritrean diplomat over ‘diaspora tax’

The Netherlands has told Eritrea that its highest diplomatic representative in the Netherlands must leave the country.

Tekeste Ghebremedhin Zemuy, the chargé d’affaires in The Hague is being expelled because of the country’s pressure on Eritreans in the Netherlands to pay a ‘diaspora tax’.

Foreign affairs minister Halbe Zijlstra told parliament that

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Dutch trawlers may face pulse fishing ban as EU parliament says no

Dutch trawlers may face pulse fishing ban as EU parliament says noA pulse fishing net. Photo: Ecomare/Pam Lindeboom via Wikimedia Commons

The European parliament on Tuesday voted in favour of a ban on pulse fishing, a decision which it will use in negotiations with the European Commission and which will have a major impact on the Dutch fishing industry, if implemented.

Opponents of the system say it is a cruel and

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