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ING profit washout due to laundering probe settlement

1 November 2018 | 0 comments

Top Dutch bank ING posted Thursday a 43.6 percent year-on-year drop in net profit for the third quarter, blamed on a multi-million-euro settlement with Dutch authorities in a money laundering probe.Net...

Chinese village asks Dutch court to order mummy's return

31 October 2018 | 0 comments

Chinese villagers embroiled in a fight over the ownership of a 1,000-year-old mummified monk made a passionate plea Wednesday for their idol to be returned as the case wrapped up in a Dutch court.The...

Dutch bid final farewell to ex-PM Wim Kok

27 October 2018 | 0 comments

The Netherlands on Saturday paid its last respects to former prime minister Wim Kok, much admired for his inclusive style of politics, but who was forced to resign in 2002 over the Srebrenica massacre.Dutch...

New drugs, test offer TB hope for millions

27 October 2018 | 0 comments

Thousands of scientists, activists and disease survivors Saturday wrap up a global conference on lung health dominated by the announcement of several breakthroughs in the battle against tuberculosis.The...

Millions with high blood sugar face TB risk

26 October 2018 | 0 comments

Millions of people with high blood sugar may be at greater risk of tuberculosis than previously thought, scientists said Friday, warning that diabetes and TB could combine to create the "perfect storm"...

Steer clear of cannabis, says Netherlands PM

26 October 2018 | 0 comments

Even though his own country is seen as a bastion of cannabis use in Europe, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is categorical: don't try it.He offered the advice Thursday during a visit to Canada, just one...

Global task force helps save 240 child sex victims

26 October 2018 | 0 comments

A special task force has helped law officers around the world to rescue more than 240 victims of child sex abuse and bring almost 100 offenders to justice since 2014, Europol said Friday.Europe's policing...

New weapons drawn in global TB fight

25 October 2018 | 0 comments

From a revolutionary way of testing children for tuberculosis to a cure for a previously untreatable strain, scientists from across the globe launched a fresh broadside Thursday against the world's deadliest...

Dutch join G7-led push to rid oceans of plastics

25 October 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced his country's endorsement of a G7-led initiative to rid the oceans of plastics, during a visit to Ottawa on Thursday.Britain, Canada, France, Germany and Italy,...

Spain's police seize massive cocaine haul in banana cargo

25 October 2018 | 0 comments

Spanish police said Thursday they had seized over six tonnes of cocaine hidden in a shipment of bananas and arrested 16 suspects, some of them wanted in the Netherlands.The police raid in the southern...

New TB test could save hundreds of thousands of children: scientists

25 October 2018 | 0 comments

Scientists on Thursday unveiled a revolutionary way of screening children for tuberculosis, which they say will prevent hundreds of thousands each year from contracting the world's deadliest infectious...

Activists call for Dutch apology to war-time 'German-girls'

25 October 2018 | 0 comments

Activists on Thursday urged the Netherlands to officially apologise to Dutch women targeted for reprisals because of their relations with German soldiers during the country's war-time occupation.The appeal...

Heineken toasts rise in Q3 beer sales

24 October 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch brewing giant Heineken on Wednesday toasted 4.4 percent growth in global beer sales for the third quarter after a warm European summer and strong performances in Brazil, Mexico, South Africa and...

Dutch king bemoans 'shadow of uncertainty' of Brexit

23 October 2018 | 0 comments

The Dutch king on Tuesday bemoaned the "shadow of uncertainty" hanging over tens of thousands of Dutch and UK expatriates ahead of Britain's split from the EU in March.King Willem-Alexander and his wife...

Ryanair's Dutch-based cabin crews to strike Tuesday

22 October 2018 | 0 comments

Ryanair's Dutch-based cabin crews Monday announced a last minute 24-hour strike to protest the Irish budget airline's decision to close its base in the southern city of Eindhoven."Tomorrow (Tuesday) Ryanair's...



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