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Pharrell Williams becomes co-owner of G-Star Raw jeans

9 February 2016 | 0 comments

Pharrell Williams, the pop culture renaissance man who is a designer, performer and hit songwriter, was named Tuesday as co-owner of jeans brand G-Star Raw.The company, based in Amsterdam and Los Angeles,...

Mladic's former right-hand man dies in UN jail

9 February 2016 | 0 comments

A Bosnian Serb general once dubbed the right-hand man of notorious army chief Ratko Mladic has died in jail where he had begun a life sentence for his role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, officials said...

More than one million Syrians living under siege: NGOs

9 February 2016 | 0 comments

More than a million Syrians are living under sieges mostly enforced by regime forces five years into the war, a new NGO report said Tuesday, warning the crisis was "far worse" than the UN has admitted.A...

Mladic's former right-hand man dies in UN jail

9 February 2016 | 0 comments

Bosnian Serb general Zdravko Tolimir has died in jail in The Hague, where he was handed a life sentence for genocide in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, the Yugoslav war crimes court confirmed Tuesday."He...

More than one million Syrians living under siege: NGOs

9 February 2016 | 0 comments

More than one million Syrians are living under siege after nearly five years of war, a new NGO report said Tuesday, warning the crisis was "far worse" than UN officials have acknowledged."New data gathered...

UN court confirms death of Mladic's right-hand man

9 February 2016 | 0 comments

Bosnian Serb general Zdravko Tolimir has died in jail in The Hague where he was handed a life sentence for genocide in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, the Yugoslav war crimes court confirmed Tuesday."He...

Big Dutch banks continue to lose mortgage market share

9 February 2016 | 0 comments

The four main Dutch banks now account for less than half the Dutch mortgage market, as pension funds and insurance companies step in, according to market research group IG&H.

Minister launches boardroom job register to boost women’s opportunities

9 February 2016 | 0 comments

Emancipation minister Jet Bussemaker has launched a new website in her efforts to get more women into top jobs in the Netherlands.

Geert Wilders is a threat to democracy, says Labour chairman

9 February 2016 | 0 comments

Anti-Islam campaigner Geert Wilders poses a threat to democracy and the rule of law, Labour party chairman Hans Spekman says in an interview with Tuesday’s NRC.

Rotterdam top ranked Dutch city in EU urban life survey

9 February 2016 | 0 comments

The people of Rotterdam are the happiest Dutch city dwellers, according to new European research into the quality of life in Europe’s cities.

Foreign students boost Dutch university population to record high

9 February 2016 | 0 comments

The Dutch university population has reached a record 258,000 this academic year as an increasing number of foreign students enroll for courses in the Netherlands.

Two Dutch accused of plan to ferry migrants to Britain

8 February 2016 | 0 comments

Two Dutch men suspected of a plan to ferry illegal immigrants across the North Sea to Britain appeared in court Monday on human trafficking charges, prosecutors said.The defendants identified as Djarno...

ICC apologises for Gbagbo witness blunder

8 February 2016 | 0 comments

The International Criminal Court Monday apologised for an embarrassing blunder during the trial of former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo which led to the unmasking of several protected witnesses, and ordered...

ICC judge apologises for Gbagbo witness blunder

8 February 2016 | 0 comments

The presiding judge at the trial of ex-Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo on Monday apologised for a major blunder last week in which the names of several protected witnesses were accidentally revealed."First...

20 arrests as tensions rise at Amsterdam Pegida rally

8 February 2016 | 0 comments

Battalions of riot police kept a protest organised by anti-Islam organisation Pegida at a standstill in Amsterdam on Saturday afternoon, as tension mounted between Pegida supporters and anti-fascist groups.

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