People rushed outdoors to enjoy sledging and playing in the snow in Dutch and German cities despite the bitterly cold conditions with temperatures as low as minus 5 degrees Celsius.
The decision was welcomed by the Palestinians and decried by Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who accused the Hague-based court of “legal persecution."
In another case, Hague Court of Appeal ruled Netherlands-based parent company Royal Dutch Shell and its Nigerian subsidiary must build a leak-detection system to a pipeline that caused spills.
Police have arrested at least 70 people after rioting broke out around the Netherlands, after weekend protests that were initially linked to dissent over a government decision to implement a nighttime curfew.
A number of vehicles and businesses were burned and a Covid-19 testing facility in the city of Urk had been destroyed.
The genderless deck replaces king, queen and jack with gold, silver and bronze.
Decision follows last month’s parliamentary inquiry that found officials at the tax service, with government oversight, had driven thousands of families to financial ruin with wrongful accusations of fraud in connection with childcare subsidies.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte's four-party coalition government must decide on Friday whether to resign in the face of the scandal that saw thousands of families wrongly accused of fraud between at least 2013 and 2019, Dutch media reported.
Official Dutch statistics showing that as of September 2016, a shocking 13,169 children under 10 were registered in the country as having "unknown nationality", many of them born in the Netherlands.
The global coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 76 million people around the world and claimed more than 1.6 million lives. Here are updates for December 20:
Rijksmuseum, the national museum of arts and history of the Netherlands, will stage a major exhibition facing up to the subject of slavery in the country by presenting ten human stories from centuries of colonialism.
Royal Dutch Shell to face Dutch court in a case brought by environmentalist and human rights groups who demand the energy firm cut its reliance on fossil fuels.
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