Netherlands News

Germany Defends Preparation for Floods, Considers Lessons

BERLIN (AP) — German officials are defending their preparations for flooding in the face of the raging torrents that caught many people by surprise and left over 190 people dead in Western Europe, but they concede that they will need …

Smoked Salmon Blamed for Salmonella Outbreak in the Netherlands

Smoked salmon tainted with salmonella bacteria has sickened hundreds of people in the Netherlands, sparking major recalls there and in the U.S., Dutch authorities said. U.S. health authorities say they are also investigating possible effects from the salmon. The Netherlands’ …

Online Game Theft Earns Real-World Conviction

The amulet and mask were a 13-year-old boy’s virtual possessions in an online fantasy game. In the real world, he was beaten and threaten with a knife to give them up. The Dutch Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the theft …

Samsung Seeks iPhone, iPad Sale Ban in Dutch Court

Samsung asked a Dutch court Monday to slap an injunction on Apple Inc. to prevent it from selling iPhones and iPad tablets in the Netherlands, saying Apple does not have licenses to use 3G mobile technology in the devices. The …