Women's hockey team seals Olympic spot after 36 years, creates history on Dhyan Chand's birthday
Women's hockey team seals Olympic spot after 36 years, creates history on Dhyan Chand's birthday

Indian women's hockey team on Saturday qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics after England defeated Spain in the semi-finals of the EuroHockey Championships in London.

Dutch PM faces possible no-confidence vote over Greece bailout

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is on Wednesday to face a grilling in parliament, and a possible no-confidence vote, for his cabinet`s support for debt-ridden Greece`s third international bailout. 

Belgium move ahead of world champions Germany in FIFA rankings
Belgium move ahead of world champions Germany in FIFA rankings

Belgium moved ahead of Germany into second place in the updated FIFA rankings released on Thursday after the world champions had points devalued from last year`s triumph in Brazil.

Several injured in double-crane accident in Netherlands

 Several people were injured in the western Dutch town of Alphen aan den Rijn on Monday when two cranes working on a bridge upgrade toppled onto houses nearby, the local fire brigade said.

India thrash New Zealand 6-1 in U-21 hockey tourney
India thrash New Zealand 6-1 in U-21 hockey tourney

An upbeat Indian women's team thrashed New Zealand 6-1 to secure its first win in the ongoing Volvo Invitational U-21 Hockey Tournament here on Friday.

Mylan foundation to block Israel`s Teva hostile takeover bid

Dutch-based US pharmaceutical giant Mylan`s independent foundation said Thursday it will exercise a call option allowing it buy shares to control half the company to fend off a multi-billion hostile takeover bid by Israeli rival Teva.

2016 Twenty20 World Cup: Hong Kong, Netherlands book India ticket
2016 Twenty20 World Cup: Hong Kong, Netherlands book India ticket

Hong Kong and the Netherlands booked their respective 2016 Twenty20 World Cup tickets after registering contrasting wins in the qualifying play-offs in Dublin.

Ban on Dutch flowers `highly probable`: Russian watchdog

 Dutch flowers represent a sanitary "threat" to Russia and could be banned in the country, its agricultural watchdog said Tuesday, as Moscow`s relations with The Hague have reached their nadir. 

Memorials for MH17 victims as calls grow for justice

Relatives of those killed when flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine exactly a year ago joined emotional memorials on Friday as calls mounted for a UN-backed tribunal to prosecute those responsible for the tragedy.

India to clash with Germany in Volvo Invitational U-21 opener
India to clash with Germany in Volvo Invitational U-21 opener

Keeping in-line with their international experience, the Indian junior men's hockey team will look forward to make a positive start against Germany in the opening match of the Volvo Invitational U-21 (Men) 2015, to be played in Breda (Netherlands) on Saturday.

Marco van Basten joins Danny Blind's Dutch backroom staff
Marco van Basten joins Danny Blind's Dutch backroom staff

Marco van Basten has signed a three-year deal to become one of new Netherlands coach Danny Blind`s assistants.

Russia confirms it opposes UN tribunal for MH17 culprits

Russia said Thursday it will oppose a draft UN resolution circulated by Malaysia on establishing an international tribunal to prosecute those behind the downing of Flight MH17 over Ukraine.

Fancied Netherlands beat South Korea 2-1 to win women's HWL
Fancied Netherlands beat South Korea 2-1 to win women's HWL

World and Olympic champions The Netherlands lifted the Women's Hockey World League Semifinals title trophy after rallying to prevail 2-1 over Asian Games gold-medallists South Korea in the summit clash here.

Netherlands, South Korea women set up contest in HWL
Netherlands, South Korea women set up contest in HWL

World champions The Netherlands outplayed Australia 5-1 to set up a title clash with South Korea on Saturday in the women's Hockey World League Semifinals at the KHC Dragons Stadium here.

Danny Blind appointed new Dutch coach
Danny Blind appointed new Dutch coach

Danny Blind was named as new Netherlands coach on Wednesday, taking over from Guus Hiddink who left the post with the Dutch team struggling to qualify for Euro 2016.

Dutch FA terminates Guus Hiddink's contract as coach
Dutch FA terminates Guus Hiddink's contract as coach

The Dutch football federation terminated the contract of national team coach Guus Hiddink, ending his second stint in charge after just one disappointing season.

India need to tighten defense ahead of Ned clash
India need to tighten defense ahead of Ned clash

 The Indian women's hockey team needs to plug the gaps in its defensive structure when going into attack, ahead of their quarterfinal clash against reigning World Cup and Olympic champions The Netherlands in the World League Semifinals here.

`Feminist drone` delivers abortion pills to Poland

Feminist activists on Saturday sent a drone from Germany to Poland carrying abortion pills to highlight the staunchly Catholic country`s restrictive abortion laws.

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Dutch state apologises for three Srebrenica deaths
Dutch state apologises for three Srebrenica deaths

 The Netherlands has for the first time apologised to relatives of Bosnian Muslim men murdered at Srebrenica in 1995, the Dutch defence ministry said on Thursday.