Partial Dutch ban on face-covering clothing comes into force

A new Dutch law has come into force banning face-covering clothing – including the burqa and niqab worn by conservative Muslim women – on public transport, in government buildings and at health and education institutions. Continue Reading

Groenen helps Netherlands enter World Cup final

The Netherlands’ rise as a force in women’s football continued on Wednesday as Jackie Groenen’s extra-time strike saw them edge out Sweden 1-0 in a gruelling World Cup semi-final in Lyon, taking the European champions through to this weekend’s final against the United States. Continue Reading