Netherlands

Netherlands ready to host Eurovision in 2021

The Dutch port city of Rotterdam agreed to host the 2021 Eurovision song contest, one of the world’s largest televised events, after this year’s edition was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Rotterdam’s …

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Netherlands bans major public events until Sept. 1

The Netherlands extended by three months a ban on major public events, including professional sports and music festivals, until Sept. 1, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said. At the same time, Rutte said an “encouraging” …

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Coronavirus cases rise to 188 in Netherlands

The official total of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Netherlands rose by 60 on Saturday to 188, health officials said, Yahoo News reports. The National Institute for Public Health (RIVM) gave the latest Dutch numbers in a daily …

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Little Big to represent Russia at Eurovision 2020

Rave band Little Big will represent Russia at the Eurovision song contest to be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, in May, Russia’s Channel One TV reported. "We have never thought we could have a chance to present …

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Dutch airline KLM lifts ban to resume flights over Iran

Dutch carrier KLM announced Thursday it will resume flights over Iran, about two weeks after it and several other airlines barred flights in the airspace after Tehran accidentally shot down a Ukrainian jetliner, UPI.com reported. Most …

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Website behind wave of bomb hoaxes in Russia shut down 

Dutch-registered Startmail.com website has been sending thousands of hoax bomb threats to courts, schools, hospitals, shopping malls and other facilities across Russia since November 2019, Russia’s Federal Security Service said. …

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'Holland' no longer exists in 2020

From January 1, the Netherlands will officially drop “Holland” from all literature and marketing materials, so the country will only be referred to be its official name. The move comes as part of a wider rebranding …

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Netherlands drops 'Holland' in rebranding move

The Dutch authorities have abandoned the name Holland in relation to their country, preferring to stick with the Netherlands instead, according to Adformatie magazine. According to the authorities, the country has to rebrand itself …

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Dutch teenager helps disabled people of Kakheti

The son of a Georgian emigrant, a citizen of the Netherlands, Georgy Venko, created the Help Georgia charity fund and raised 40 thousand euros for people with disabilities in the Georgian village of Brocliani (Kakheti), Georgian media report. …

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