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Seven held over $72 mn Amsterdam diamond heist from 2005

21 January 2017 | 0 comments

Seven people have been arrested over the robbery of $72 million (67 million euros) in jewellery, one the world's biggest ever heists, from Amsterdam's airport nearly 12 years ago, authorities said Saturday.The...

New Dutch TV series shows dark underbelly of EU, Brussels

20 January 2017 | 0 comments

The EU's corridors of power and the mean streets of Brussels form an ominous backdrop to a new pay-TV series debuting Friday on a Dutch channel, portraying the Belgian capital as never seen before."Brussel"...

Netherlands hits bumper agriculture exports in 2016

20 January 2017 | 0 comments

Dutch agricultural exports set a new record in 2016 at almost 94 billion euros ($100 billion), ensuring the tiny country remains the world's number two exporter of such goods after the United States.The...

1,800 Dutch tourists cut short their Gambia breaks

20 January 2017 | 0 comments

Some 1,800 Dutch tourists have ended their holiday in the Gambia early because of the state of emergency, tour operator calamity fund Calamiteitenfonds said on Thursday.

Dutch PM says Britain will pay the price of Brexit migration curbs

20 January 2017 | 0 comments

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte says Britain will pay a ‘huge price’ for its decision to make controlling immigration a top priority during the Brexit talks.

Dutch smart phone market ‘saturated’, 83% of over-12s now have one

20 January 2017 | 0 comments

The Dutch market for smart phones, tablets and e-readers is ‘fully saturated’ and almost everyone who wishes to own one or more of the devices does so, market research group GfK said on Thursday.

Italy to return stolen Van Goghs to Dutch museum soon

19 January 2017 | 0 comments

Two Van Gogh masterpieces stolen in Amsterdam 14 years ago will be returning to The Netherlands from Italy shortly after police recovered them from the house of notorious drug boss, a museum official...

Ahold Delhaize turnover soars after 2016 merger

19 January 2017 | 0 comments

Newly-formed Dutch-Belgian retail giant Ahold Delhaize posted a 30.1 percent jump in turnover for 2016, boosted by strong growth in its US-based stores and online business in The Netherlands.Posting its...

Council of State gives green light to Lelystad airport expansion

19 January 2017 | 0 comments

The expansion of Lelystad airport into a centre for charter and budget airlines can go ahead, the Council of State ruled on Wednesday.

Dutch tulip production set to top two billion blooms this year

19 January 2017 | 0 comments

The Dutch tulip sector will break the two billion flower barrier this year for the first time, the Dutch flower bulb association (KAVB) says.

Dutch minister welcomes Brexit ‘outline’ but industry is worried

19 January 2017 | 0 comments

Dutch foreign minister Bert Koenders has welcomed Tuesday’s speech by British prime minister Theresa May in which she gave more details of her approach to negotiations on Britain’s withdrawal from the EU.

Dutch unemployment lowest in 10 years, consumer spending highest in six

19 January 2017 | 0 comments

The Dutch unemployment rate fell to 5.4% in the final quarter of 2016, the lowest level in 10 years, national statistics agency CBS said on Thursday.

Dutch PM's party closing gap with far-right: polls

18 January 2017 | 0 comments

Two months before Dutch elections the polls are narrowing with the Liberal party of Prime Minister Mark Rutte catching up with MP Geert Wilders' far-right party, an aggregated survey showed Wednesday.Peilingwijzer...

ASML etches 'remarkable' 2016 profit

18 January 2017 | 0 comments

ASML, the Dutch maker of machines used to etch computer processors and make memory chips, announced Wednesday a record 6.1 percent jump in full-year net profit.Net profit rose to 1.47 billion euros ($1.57...

Police hand out nearly 9.5 million traffic fines in 2016

18 January 2017 | 0 comments

Police and justice officials handed out over 9.4 million fines for traffic offences such as jumping red lights or speeding last year.



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