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C&A fashion chain eyes sale to Chinese investors: report

14 January 2018 | 0 comments

The billionaire family that owns Dutch clothing retailer C&A is on the brink of selling the chain to Chinese investors, a German media report said Sunday.The deal is close to being finalised, Der Spiegel...

Sea levels off Dutch coast highest ever recorded in 2017

13 January 2018 | 0 comments

Storm surges and tidal cycles caused record sea levels along the coast of the Netherlands last year, a Dutch marine institute has found."The level has been rising gradually since 1890 by about 0.2 cm...

New US envoy vows to move on, build ties with Dutch

13 January 2018 | 0 comments

The new US ambassador to the Netherlands vowed to learn from his mistakes and move on to build ties with the Dutch people, after a rocky start to his posting."I have been so warmly welcomed by government...

Facebook joins Europol talks to fight Islamist propaganda

12 January 2018 | 0 comments

Facebook took part this week in key talks with European police agencies on how to stop and eliminate violent and terror-related Islamic jihadist posts, in an evolving battle against such propaganda.Representatives...

Dutch to hasten plans to pay damages after gas field quake

12 January 2018 | 0 comments

The Dutch government plans to speed up moves to compensate people whose homes and buildings were damaged in a 3.4 magnitude quake, blamed on extraction at Europe's biggest gas field."I want a framework...

Libya marks destruction of last chemical arms: watchdog

11 January 2018 | 0 comments

Libya marked the destruction of its last toxic arms Thursday, hailed by the world's chemical weapons watchdog as a "historic occasion" to make the world a safer place.The final destruction of some 500...

Dutch intelligence thwart four terror plots since 2011

11 January 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch security forces have thwarted four planned terror attacks in the Netherlands since late 2011, the country's intelligence agency said Thursday.The country's top spy chief, Rob Bertholee, told the...

US envoy clashes with Dutch reporters in 'no-go areas' row

10 January 2018 | 0 comments

The new US ambassador to the Netherlands refused on Wednesday to explain his 2015 comments that Muslims had brought chaos to the country "burning cars and politicians", as he took up his post."I've made...

Singapore holds 17 men, seizes tanker over alleged Shell oil theft

9 January 2018 | 0 comments

Singaporean authorities have arrested 17 men for allegedly stealing fuel from a major Shell refinery, and seized an oil tanker and millions of dollars in cash, police said.The suspects, aged between 30...

Dutch arrest eight protesters for attacking Iran embassy

6 January 2018 | 0 comments

Eight people have been detained in The Hague after they broke into the Iranian embassy and threw projectiles at the building, police said on Saturday.The suspects were arrested on Friday accused of a...

Google moved 16 bn euros to Bermuda to avoid tax: Bloomberg

3 January 2018 | 0 comments

Google moved 15.9 billion euros ($19.2 billion) to a Bermuda shell company in 2016, saving it billions of dollars in taxes that year, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, quoting regulatory filings in the...

2017 safest year for post-war civil aviation: industry agencies

2 January 2018 | 0 comments

Last year was the safest year for civil aviation since plane crash statistics were first compiled in 1946, two industry studies have found.A total of 10 crashes of civil passenger and cargo planes claimed...

Court says couldn't have 'detected' Balkan war criminal's poison

31 December 2017 | 0 comments

The potassium cyanide that Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak used to commit suicide in court could not have been detected before he drank it, said the UN tribunal's internal probe released Sunday.Praljak...

Dutch police arrest six over Rotterdam violence

29 December 2017 | 0 comments

Six people, including two minors, have been arrested in connection with violence at a pro-Turkey demonstration in the Dutch city of Rotterdam in March, officials said Friday."The public prosecutor is...

Turkey's Erdogan holds out olive branch to Germany, EU

28 December 2017 | 0 comments

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has expressed hope for a better relationship with Germany and the EU after a fractious 2017, saying Ankara needs to reduce its enemies and increase its friends, in an interview...



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