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# Netherlands
Cocaine worth €127 million hidden in shipments of bananas and cocoa beans seized in Rotterdam
Drug seizures have rocketed this year in Rotterdam harbour.
# tried in absentia
Dutch prosecutors demand life sentences for men accused of MH17 downing
The four men – three Russian and one Ukrainian – are accused of bringing down a Malaysia Airlines flight in 2014, killing 298 people.
# lockdowns
As new restrictions come into force here, how are other European countries tackling Omicron?
EU chief Ursula von der Leyen has warned that Omicron could be the dominant Covid-19 variant in Europe by mid-January.
# The Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Saturday
Your round-up of what made the headlines today.
# covid christmas
Netherlands to go into Christmas 'lockdown' says Prime Minister
Prime Minister Mark Rutte said the measures are intended to try to stop a surge of the Omicron coronavirus variant.
# Netherlands
'My mother didn't want people to know I existed': One woman's mission to find her identity
The woman who set up a register to reconnect people who passed through the Mother and Baby Home system in the Netherlands wants to share her knowledge with Ireland.
# omicron
Germany reports first two cases of Omicron variant
The positive cases, found in a group of around 600 passengers, will be examined to see if they are the new Omicron variant.
# restrictions
UK identifies two cases of Omicron Covid variant
The new variant of Covid-19 has been deemed a high risk by the EU.
# victorious
Captain Delany stars as Ireland power past the Dutch in Cricket World Cup qualifier
Ireland will face Sri Lanka in their final Group Stage game on Monday after winning by 29 runs today.
# Protests
Unrest and protests spread over Europe as new Covid-19 restrictions come in
Austria reported over 15,000 new Covd-19 cases on Saturday.
# Netherlands
Rioters throw stones and fireworks at Dutch police in second night of Covid protests
Five police officers were injured and at least seven people arrested.
# Protests
'An orgy of violence': Injuries reported after Dutch police open fire during Rotterdam Covid riot
The country has seen record numbers of infections in recent days and a new partial lockdown came into force a week ago.
# euro news
Dutch reach World Cup, Turkey and Ukraine into play-offs
Late goals from Steven Bergwijn and Memphis Depay sealed a 2-0 win for the Netherlands.
# hospital visit
Van Gaal injures his hip in bike accident, Dutch boss forced to watch training from golf buggy
The 70-year-old suffered a fall ahead of their crucial World Cup qualifier against Norway.
# circuit breaker
Netherlands heads for 'partial lockdown' after record Covid cases
Three weeks of measures will see bars and restaurants close at 7pm and public events scrapped.
# Coronavirus
Germany and Netherlands consider new Covid restrictions amid rocketing case numbers
The two European nations announced record numbers of Covid cases in the past 24 hours.
# opener
Campher takes four wickets in four balls as Ireland thrash Netherlands in T20 World Cup
The seamer became only the third bowler to achieve the feat in T20 internationals.
# Netherlands
Dutch boy wins right to get a Covid-19 vaccine despite his father's refusal
Children aged 12 to 17 in the Netherlands can choose to be vaccinated but need permission from both parents.
# Griez lightning
Griezmann double gets France back on track while Haaland and Depay both score hat-tricks
The World Cup holders had gone five games without a win.
# iron tulip
Van Gaal to take charge of Dutch national team one more time - reports
The former Man Utd manager’s appointment follows the resignation of Frank de Boer after the Euros.
# Peter R de Vries
Thousands of mourners bid farewell to slain Dutch journalist de Vries
Thousands more are expected throughout the day in an “unprecedented” outpouring of grief.
# Shipping containers
Gardaí targeting international drug traffickers seize shipping containers in the Netherlands
The operation is ongoing.
# Holland
Dutch crime reporter badly wounded after shooting in Amsterdam street
Peter R de Vries is a well known figure in Dutch journalism having won awards for his work.
# Dutch Gold
Wijnaldum on the double as Netherlands top Group C with maximum points
They beat North Macedonia 3-0 to round off a perfect run in the group stages.
# Brilliant Orange
Depay and Dumfries send Netherlands into Euro 2020 knockouts
A 2-0 win over Austria tonight in Amsterdam.
# orange crush
Ireland start European championship campaign with 4-0 loss to Dutch
World champions Holland defeated Ireland 4-0 in the tournament opener this afternoon.
# Positive Step
Depleted Scotland claim encouraging draw against Holland
Memphis Depay scored a late equaliser to deny Steve Clarke’s side.
# Oranje order
Van Dijk the major absentee as Dutch squad is named for Euro 2020
The Liverpool centre-back has been forced to miss the tournament due to injury.
# euro news
Conte hails Inter's Serie A win as one of his 'most important successes' while Ajax wrap up Dutch title
Inter can celebrate after nearest rivals Atalanta were held 1-1 at Sassuolo.
# Goal Crazy
7 goals for Netherlands, 8 for Belgium and 14 for Japan in big World Cup qualifier wins
There was some one-sided victories in tonight’s qualifiers.
# Double Dutch
Fans in attendance as Netherlands bounce back and Frappart makes history
A dominant performance from Frank de Boer’s side delighted the small but rowdy crowd in Amsterdam.
# Dutch Defeat
Netherlands stunned by Turkey and France held by Ukraine as World Cup qualifiers start
Turkey led 3-0 shortly after half-time before eventually winning 4-2.
# Netherlands
Dutch PM Mark Rutte savours ‘overwhelming vote of confidence’ in poll
It was the fourth consecutive poll win for his conservative party and he will now move to form a new coalition.
# Coronavirus
Explainer: What's going on with anti-lockdown protests in the Netherlands?
Around 250 people were arrested following protests across the Netherlands yesterday over a new curfew.
# Lockdown
Netherlands anti-curfew protests spark clashes with police
Hundreds gathered to protest a curfew in place until February.
# Mark Rutte
Covid curfew to take effect in Netherlands as lockdown tightens in bid to stem spread of virus
Home visits have also been cut as well as flights from Britain, South Africa and South America.
# Mark Rutte
Dutch government resigns over child benefits scandal
Dutch authorities wrongly accused thousands of parents of fraudulently claiming child allowance.
# antigen test
Dublin Airport private Antigen testing begins as Dutch authorities make it compulsory for fliers
The antigen tests come as Dutch authorities have banned untested passengers from entering the country.
# batch-stop
Dutch officials confiscate ham sandwiches from UK visitors
One driver asked if a border guard could “take off the meat and you leave me the bread”.
Government considering travel restrictions from Britain as European countries ban UK flights
The ban came hours after Britain announced a stay at home order for part of the country to slow the new variant.
The UK has announced tougher measures to contain the spread of the variant
Belgium has said the ban will remain in place for at least 24 hours
The Dutch ban on UK flights will remain in place until 1 January