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Dutch to boost defence spending for more jets, firepower

14 December 2018 | 0 comments

The Netherlands pledged Friday to boost its defence spending in the coming year to buy more fighter jets and strengthen its special forces and cyber capabilities, officials said."Extra investment in defence...

Dutch prayer vigil family 'hopeful' of asylum

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

An Armenian family saved from deportation by a Dutch church's round-the-clock religious services said Thursday it was "a difficult time", even if they remain hopeful.The Tamrazyan family have been sheltering...

'Fragile' I.Coast ex-leader Gbagbo seeks bail

13 December 2018 | 0 comments

Lawyers for former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo argued Thursday that the "elderly and fragile" suspect should be freed on bail as his trial for crimes against humanity in The Hague drags on.Gbagbo,...

Dutch court dismisses Chinese plea for mummy's return

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

A court in Amsterdam on Wednesday dismissed a case brought by Chinese villagers who sought the return of a stolen 1,000-year-old mummified monk they said had been obtained by a Dutch collector.The small...

C.Africa football boss held in France on war crimes charges

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

France on Wednesday arrested a member of Africa's top footballing body on war crimes charges in the Central African Republic, the International Criminal Court said.Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona, a former...

Barricades burn as new 'yellow vest' protests hit Paris

8 December 2018 | 0 comments

French "yellow vest" demonstrators clashed with riot police in Paris on Saturday in the latest round of protests against President Emmanuel Macron, but the city appeared to be escaping the large-scale...

Dutch to probe illegal adoptions from Brazil

6 December 2018 | 0 comments

The Netherlands on Thursday launched an investigation into claims that government officials were involved in illegal adoptions from Brazil and other countries for three decades. The probe will start with...

ICC members back court, but urge it to speed up work

5 December 2018 | 0 comments

Countries signed up to the International Criminal Court renewed their backing Wednesday for the embattled global legal body, targeted by the Trump administration, but urged it to speed up its work."The...

Italy's 'Ndrangheta mafia hit by huge international sweep

5 December 2018 | 0 comments

Police arrested dozens of people in Europe and South America in a "decisive hit" against Italy's notorious 'Ndrangheta mafia group, officials said Thursday.The international sweep involved police in Germany,...

Dutchman, 69, loses legal bid to be 20 years younger

3 December 2018 | 0 comments

A Dutch court Monday slapped down an attempt by a self-described "young god" just shy of his 70th birthday to slash his age by 20 years to enhance his prospects in life and love.In an unprecedented case,...

GSK sells health drinks arm, buys US cancer treatment firm

3 December 2018 | 0 comments

announced two multi-billion-dollar deals Monday -- the sale of its Asian health drinks unit to Anglo-Dutch food giant Unilever and the purchase of US cancer specialist Tesaro.GSK said it is buying Tesaro...

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...



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