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Dutch people: Germanic ethnic group native to the Netherlands
Dutch people or the Dutch are a Germanic ethnic group and nation native to the Netherlands. They share a common ancestry, culture and speak the Dutch language. Dutch people and their descendants are found in migrant communities worldwide, notably in Aruba, Suriname, Guyana, Curaçao, Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, and the United States. The Low Countries were situated around the border of France and the Holy Roman Empire, forming a part of their respective peripheries, and the various territories of which they consisted had become virtually autonomous by the 13th century. Under the Habsburgs, the Netherlands were organised into a single administrative unit, and in the 16th and 17th centuries the Northern Netherlands gained independence from Spain as the Dutch Republic. The high degree of urbanization characteristic of Dutch society was attained at a relatively early date. During the Republic the first series of large-scale Dutch migrations outside of Europe took place.

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Merkel warns of possible EU summit failure [Video]

Merkel warns of possible EU summit failure

European Union leaders may not reach a deal on a coronavirus stimulus plan on Sunday (July 19), German Chancellor Angela Merkel said as marathon negotiations ran into a third day. Francis Maguire..

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Going Dutch: Netherlands has 'frugal' approach to the EU coronavirus recovery package [Video]

Going Dutch: Netherlands has 'frugal' approach to the EU coronavirus recovery package

EU leaders meet Friday to thrash out a deal on the trillion-euro rescue package, but the Dutch prime minister remains firm in his objections to parts of the plan. We went to the Netherlands to get the..

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A study by the Netherlands' National Institute for Health (RIVM) published on Wednesday concluded that children under the age of 12 play little role in transmitting the new coronavirus.
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The Dutch agriculture ministry on Monday said it had found what it believes to be a second case of a human becoming infected with the new coronavirus after coming in contact with a mink that had the..
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The Netherlands will press ahead with a further easing of lockdown measures in June due to a steadily declining number of coronavirus infections and hospital admissions, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said..
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Five experienced surfers drowned in rough seas off the Dutch coast near The Hague, the city's mayor said on Tuesday.
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At the Springplank school in the Dutch city of Den Bosch, staff have installed plastic shields around students' desks and disinfectant gel dispensers at the doorways as part of preparations to reopen..
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Dutch restaurant trials glass booths for dining amid coronavirus

A Dutch restaurant has come up with an idea on how to offer classy outdoor dining in the age of coronavirus: small glass cabins built for two or three people, creating intimate cocoons on a public..
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The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in the Netherlands has increased by 335 to 40,471, Dutch health authorities said on Sunday.
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The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in the Netherlands has increased by 445 to 40,236, Dutch health authorities said on Saturday.
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The number of deaths caused by the novel coronavirus in the Netherlands has risen by 83, Dutch health authorities said on Sunday, which was the smallest reported daily increase since March 26.
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Confirmed coronavirus infections in the Netherlands have risen by 1,140 to 31,589, Dutch health authorities said on Saturday.
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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the Netherlands has topped 25,000, health authorities said on Sunday, with the number of deaths rising by 94 to 2,737.
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Dutch museum says van Gogh painting stolen in overnight raid

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Exhausted Dutch minister leading coronavirus fight quits

The minister leading the Dutch government's fight against the coronavirus resigned on Thursday, a day after collapsing from exhaustion during a parliamentary debate on the epidemic.
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At least 27,000 Dutch companies have flooded the government with requests for financial assistance to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus epidemic, the Social Affairs Ministry said on Monday.
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The Netherlands' prime minister said on Friday the country is looking at measures to help support the Dutch aviation industry, including Air France-KLM subsidiary KLM and Schiphol airport.
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The number of deaths in people with the coronavirus in the Netherlands has doubled to 10, Dutch health authorities said on Friday.
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The Netherlands banned events of more than 100 people on Thursday in response to the coronavirus epidemic and told people with respiratory symptoms to stay home.
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The confirmed number of Dutch coronavirus cases rose to 128 on Friday, from 82 on Thursday, health authorities said, and the country reported its first death.
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Dutch refused Moscow request to try MH17 Russian suspects there: minister

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Suspected letter bombs went off in the mail room of an office building in Amsterdam and at a post-sorting company in the Dutch city of Kerkrade early on Wednesday, police said.
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Dutch prosecutors said on Tuesday they had arrested two men on suspicion of preparing an Islamist militant attack with "bomb vests or one or more car bombs" in the Netherlands.
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The players of Dutch clubs Excelsior and Volendam stand still for the first minute of their match on Friday to protest against racism.
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The Dutch state is not obliged to actively help repatriate the young children of women who left the Netherlands and joined Islamic State in Syria, an appeals court in The Hague said on Friday,..
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