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Unilever buys GSK Asian health drinks arm for 3.3 bn euros

3 December 2018 | 0 comments

Anglo-Dutch food giant Unilever said Monday it is buying GlaxoSmithKline's health drinks portfolio in Asia for a total of 3.3 billion euros ($3.7 billion), including iconic night-time hot drink Horlicks.The...

Rare Van Gogh photo is of Vincent's brother, say experts

29 November 2018 | 0 comments

For decades bright-eyed boy in the photograph was believed to be the legendary artist Vincent Van Gogh at the age of 13.But experts revealed Thursday that the picture is most likely not the Dutch "Sunflowers"...

Renault, Nissan alliance in first talks since Ghosn arrest

29 November 2018 | 0 comments

The heads of automakers Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi will meet Thursday for the first time since the shock arrest of Carlos Ghosn threw their fractured alliance into the open. Detained in Japan on allegations...

Unilever boss steps down after HQ move fiasco

29 November 2018 | 0 comments

Unilever chief Paul Polman is to retire after a decade at the helm of the consumer giant, the firm said Thursday, after a failed plan to move the firm's headquarters from London to the Netherlands.The...

Dutch rail says it will compensate for Nazi death camps

27 November 2018 | 1 comment

The Dutch national railways company will for the first time pay individual compensation to relatives of Jews deported to German death camps during World War II, the country's rail provider announced Tuesday.The...

Dutch to tighten tax rules for multinationals after EU pressure

27 November 2018 | 0 comments

The Netherlands said it will tighten rules on tax breaks for foreign firms after facing criticism from the EU for offering complicated schemes for multinationals.Dutch authorities said they were cracking...

Uber hit with UK, Dutch fines for data breach

27 November 2018 | 0 comments

Britain and the Netherlands fined ride-hailing giant Uber more than one million euros (dollars) on Tuesday for hiding a huge data breach for more than one year.Hackers compromised customers' personal...

Chemical arms watchdog to 'review security' for Syria gas probe

26 November 2018 | 0 comments

The world's chemical watchdog said Monday it was reviewing security ahead of a possible probe into an alleged chemical attack in Syria's regime-held city of Aleppo over the weekend.Damascus formally requested...

C.Africa war crimes suspect 'Rambo' was tortured: lawyer

23 November 2018 | 0 comments

A former militia leader from the Central African Republic known as "Colonel Rambo" was tortured in detention before his transfer to The Hague on war crimes charges, his lawyer said Friday.The arrest of...

Iran failed to declare chemical weapons: US

22 November 2018 | 0 comments

The United States accused Iran on Thursday of failing to declare a toxic arms programme to the global chemical warfare watchdog, in breach of international agreements.US envoy Kenneth Ward told the Organisation...

Anne Frank's house revamped for 'new generation'

22 November 2018 | 0 comments

Teenage diarist Anne Frank has long been a symbol of humanity amidst the horrors of the Holocaust, but the house where she hid from the Nazis is now trying to teach a "new generation" about anti-Semitism.After...

Looted St Mark mosaic returns home to Cyprus

20 November 2018 | 0 comments

Cyprus has welcomed home a rare sixth-century Christian mosaic from the Byzantine period four decades after it was looted from a church in the island's Turkish-held north, Cypriot authorities said Tuesday."The...

Russia warns of split in chemical arms body

20 November 2018 | 0 comments

Russia warned Tuesday of a split in the world chemical weapons watchdog after Moscow failed to stall the body's new powers to apportion blame for attacks like those in Syria.After a bitter war of words,...

But is it art? Pranksters plant missing 'Picasso' in Romania

19 November 2018 | 0 comments

A writer who thought she had found a painting by Pablo Picasso stolen in an infamous art heist six years ago said Sunday she was the victim of a "publicity stunt", Dutch media reported.Picasso's "Harlequin...

Missing 'Picasso' thought found in Romania a hoax: report

18 November 2018 | 0 comments

A writer who thought she had found a masterpiece by Pablo Picasso stolen in an infamous art heist six years ago said Sunday she was the victim of a "publicity stunt", the NOS Dutch public newscaster reported.Picasso's...



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