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Defence commemorates the fallen since the Second World War

On 4 May, the Dutch Defence organisation commemorated all soldiers and civilians of the Kingdom of the Netherlands who were ...

News item | 11-05-2011 | 11:12

Navy destroys highly explosive heavyweight

Early this morning (April 14), the Dutch minehunter HNLMS Willemstad detected and detonated an extremely heavy German influence ...

News item | 20-04-2011 | 09:42

Historical parachute jump by Dutch and American paratroops

Last week, 50 paratroopers of 11 Airmobile Brigade made a parachute jump over the Ginkelse Heide together with 50 Americans from ...

News item | 07-04-2011 | 09:10

Verhagen calls for international cooperation during Japan visit

The Netherlands believes it is very important that countries like Japan take an active approach to international cooperation, ...

News item | 29-10-2008 | 15:24

Verhagen: Japan’s war victims must never be forgotten

‘The hunger, disease, violence, sexual abuse and brutal treatment of Dutch civilian internees and prisoners-of-war during the ...

News item | 27-10-2008 | 15:36

Verhagen speaks at Margraten memorial service

‘We should never forget our common past,’ said foreign minister Maxime Verhagen at the annual Memorial Day ceremony at the US ...

News item | 26-05-2008 | 09:01

Verhagen discusses sex slaves with Japanese ambassador

The Japanese ambassador in The Hague reassured foreign minister Maxime Verhagen this morning, that the Japanese government does ...

News item | 23-03-2007 | 10:59

Verhagen asks Japanese ambassador for explanation

According to press reports, the Japanese government has denied that women interned in prison camps during the Second World War ...

News item | 19-03-2007 | 11:41

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