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Louboutin wins EU court battle over red-soled shoes

12 June 2018 | 0 comments

French luxury shoe designer Christian Louboutin won the support of Europe's highest court Tuesday over trademarking his signature red-soled high-heeled shoes.Louboutin took Dutch shoe maker Van Haren...

Belgium, Netherlands to buy 16 warships jointly: report

8 June 2018 | 0 comments

Belgium and the Netherlands have agreed to buy 16 military ships jointly for an estimated cost of around four billion euros ($4.7 billion), reports said.Dutch defence minister Ank Bijleveld and his Belgian...

Dutch royals in Argentina for funeral of queen's sister

8 June 2018 | 0 comments

The Dutch royal family arrived in Buenos Aires on Friday for the funeral of Queen Maxima's sister Ines Zorreguieta, who was found dead in Argentina earlier this week.The queen, an Argentine, landed on...

Dutch Queen Maxima's younger sister dead in Argentina

7 June 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch Queen Maxima's younger sister has died in Buenos Aires, "most likely as a result of suicide", the Dutch Royal House and media reports said Thursday.The lifeless body of Ines Zorreguieta, 33, was...

Top UN court hands mixed ruling in France vs E.Guinea row

6 June 2018 | 0 comments

The UN's top court on Wednesday partly threw out a case brought by Equatorial Guinea against France, amid a bitter row triggered after a French court convicted the African nation's vice president of embezzlement.In...

Chemical weapons watchdog to meet after UK call

5 June 2018 | 0 comments

The global chemical weapons watchdog said Tuesday it will hold a special two-day session in late June as Britain leads a call to boost the body's powers to fight toxic arms.The move comes after a series...

Ukraine says seized Gazprom assets in The Netherlands

5 June 2018 | 0 comments

Ukraine's national gas company said Tuesday a Dutch court has approved the seizure of Gazprom's shares in its subsidiaries there as it steps up efforts to collect on a $2.6 billion international arbitration...

Rare Tintin drawings sold for $425,000 at auction

2 June 2018 | 0 comments

Two rarely-seen drawings of Tintin from the comic book album "The Red Sea Sharks" sold for $422,000 (364,000 euros) on Saturday in Dallas, Texas, the auction house selling the sketches said.A pencil-on-paper...

Malaysia drops island case against Singapore at top UN court

1 June 2018 | 0 comments

Malaysia has dropped its request before the UN's top court to overturn its ruling in a decades-old dispute with Singapore over a tiny but strategic island, the court announced Friday.Malaysia in a letter...

UK national security advisor in OPCW talks

31 May 2018 | 0 comments

Britain's national security advisor Mark Sedwill held talks in The Hague on Thursday, as London seeks to boost the role of the global chemical arms watchdog."We recognise that the global norm against...

'Party city' Amsterdam warns rowdy Brits they may face fines

31 May 2018 | 0 comments

Amsterdam on Thursday warned rowdy British and Dutch tourists who "party excessively" in the city that they could face stiff fines, in the latest campaign to halt drunken mayhem on the streets.The campaign...

World's largest freshwater pearl goes for 320,000 euros

31 May 2018 | 0 comments

The world's largest known freshwater pearl, which once belonged to Catherine the Great, was sold Thursday in the Netherlands for 320,000 euros ($374,000), auction house Venduehuis said.Known as the Sleeping...

Russia comes under fire at UN over MH17 downing

29 May 2018 | 0 comments

Russia on Tuesday rejected calls at the United Nations to accept responsibility for the downing of Flight MH17 over Ukraine after an investigation found that a Russian army missile was used in the attack.At...

Saakashvili calls on Europe to slap sanctions on Kiev

29 May 2018 | 0 comments

Ukrainian opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili Tuesday urged European leaders to slap sanctions on President Petro Poroshenko, whom he accused of violating his human rights by expelling him from the...

Fortuyn's killer gets Dutch court nod to emigrate

29 May 2018 | 0 comments

A Dutch court on Tuesday moved to allow the killer of far-right Dutch politician Pim Fortuyn to live abroad, agreeing he no longer had to report regularly to probation services.Volkert van der Graaf,...



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