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Iran photographer to share prize money with Syria refugees

Iran photographer to share prize money with Syria refugees

5 September 2015 | 0 comments

Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian has said she will donate part of a 100,000-euro ($112,000) Dutch award to charity, including Syrian and Iraqi refugees."It is hard for me to enjoy this prize as...

Pakistani alleged narco brothers extradited to US

Pakistani alleged narco brothers extradited to US

4 September 2015 | 0 comments

Two Pakistani brothers were extradited to New York on Friday to face charges that they conspired to smuggle heroin into America and sell missile launchers to Colombian rebels, prosecutors said.Hameed...

Millions pour into aid groups after toddler's death

Millions pour into aid groups after toddler's death

4 September 2015 | 0 comments

Millions of euros in donations flooded into aid groups Friday from across Europe and the US from people heart-broken by photos of a drowned Syrian toddler lying washed up on a Turkish beach.Under pressure...

Amsterdam to repay Jews fined for late rents in WWII

Amsterdam to repay Jews fined for late rents in WWII

4 September 2015 | 0 comments

Amsterdam will refund relatives of hundreds of Jews who were fined for being late with their rent during their incarceration in World War II concentration camps, city officials said Friday."From today,...

Toddler's drowning sparks surge of donations across Europe

Toddler's drowning sparks surge of donations across Europe

4 September 2015 | 0 comments

Charities aiding refugees witnessed a surge in donations across Europe Friday as people shocked by the heart-rending images of a drowned Syrian boy on a Turkish beach dug deep to help.British Prime Minister...

Toddler's drowning sparks surge of donations across Europe

4 September 2015 | 0 comments

Charities helping refugees saw a surge in donations Friday across Europe as people shocked by the heart-rending images of a drowned Syrian boy on a Turkish beach dug deep to help out.As the International...

A Contrasting Embassy Festival 2015 Programme

4 September 2015 | 0 comments

International festival celebrates third edition in The Hague on Saturday 5 September

Exchange rate moving developments to watch out for next week

Exchange rate moving developments to watch out for next week

4 September 2015 | 0 comments

UK BoE asset purchase target, Eurozone GDP, US U. of Michigan confidence. [Contributed by TorFX]

Russian nationals to submit biometrics for Schengen visas

Russian nationals to submit biometrics for Schengen visas

4 September 2015 | 0 comments

Immigration alert relating to EU countries and Russia. [Contributed by Pro-Link GLOBAL]

Intel putting $50 mn into quantum computing research

Intel putting $50 mn into quantum computing research

3 September 2015 | 0 comments

US chip colossus Intel on Thursday said that it will put $50 million and engineering resources into an alliance on quantum computing that could radically advance complex problem-solving.Intel Corporation...

Congolese rebel says he was a soldier, not 'The Terminator'

Congolese rebel says he was a soldier, not 'The Terminator'

3 September 2015 | 0 comments

Congolese rebel leader Bosco Ntaganda told his war crimes trial Thursday he was 'a soldier, not a criminal', breaking his silence for the first time since surrendering to the International Criminal Court."I...

Many big Dutch charities have expensive Amsterdam offices

Many big Dutch charities have expensive Amsterdam offices

3 September 2015 | 0 comments

A quarter of the Netherlands’ main charities have expensive city centre offices including Amsterdam canal mansions, the AD reports on Thursday.

Dutch celebrities call for ‘humane solution’ to refugee crisis

Dutch celebrities call for ‘humane solution’ to refugee crisis

3 September 2015 | 0 comments

More than 100 Dutch celebrities, politicians and business leaders have taken out a full page advert in Thursday’s Telegraaf calling for a ‘humane solution’ to the ongoing refugee crisis.

Dutch universities get tougher on master’s degree students

Dutch universities get tougher on master’s degree students

3 September 2015 | 0 comments

An increasing number of Dutch universities are rejecting prospective master’s degree students who don’t average scores of at least seven in their bachelor’s degree subjects, the Volkskrant says on Wednesday.

Tax on mineral water and fruit juice to rise

Tax on mineral water and fruit juice to rise

3 September 2015 | 0 comments

The government is planning to increase the tax on soft drinks to raise an extra €30m for the treasury, RTL news says on Thursday.

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