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Heineken shares plunge on hangover fears

30 July 2018 | 1 comment

Dutch brewing giant Heineken on Monday saw its share price plummet over five percent after revising outlook downwards for the year, despite reporting a leap in first half profits.The world's second-largest...

Amsterdam 'lawless jungle' at night, ombudsman warns

28 July 2018 | 1 comment

Tourist hotspot Amsterdam turns into a "lawless jungle" after dark with the police powerless to intervene against crime and violence, the city's ombudsman warned in an interview Saturday."The city centre...

Don't 'Brexit' on AIDS, pleads Bill Clinton

27 July 2018 | 0 comments

Bill Clinton pleaded with the world Friday not to abandon the campaign to rein in the HIV virus which still kills nearly a million people every year and infects twice as many.The world must "hold the...

Abortion exclusion to US aid threatens HIV battle: conference hears

27 July 2018 | 0 comments

Scientists and activists warned Friday that anti-abortion conditions attached to US aid under the Donald Trump administration threatened programmes to halt the spread of HIV.Stipulations approved in Washington...

Heatwave grips northern Europe as Greece burns

26 July 2018 | 0 comments

Scorching hot weather set the conditions for Greece's wildfires -- Europe's deadliest this century with scores killed -- while record temperatures in the north of the continent have also sparked blazes...

Iran versus US battle to hit UN's top court in August

26 July 2018 | 0 comments

The UN's top court said Thursday it will hold hearings next month in a bitter battle between Iran and the United States, after President Donald Trump reimposed sanctions on the Islamic republic."The International...

Sex workers sing, dance for legalisation of oldest profession

26 July 2018 | 0 comments

Sex workers took centre stage at the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam Thursday, using music and dance to press home a serious message: "We are people too, and we have rights".The cast of a show...

Pfizer says not part of failed Dutch pregnancy trial

26 July 2018 | 0 comments

Pfizer Thursday insisted its anti-impotency Viagra drug was not used in a Dutch study seeking to help pregnant women whose babies were not growing properly, halted after 11 infants died."Pfizer was never...

Qualcomm ends tie-up with Dutch-based NXP amid US-China friction

26 July 2018 | 0 comments

US computer chip giant Qualcomm abandoned a $43 billion merger with Dutch rival NXP on Thursday, as the deal became an apparent casualty to trade tensions between Washington and Beijing.The deal was called...

Shell profit soars on high oil price; launches buyback

26 July 2018 | 0 comments

Royal Dutch Shell said Thursday that second-quarter net profits quadrupled, energised by high oil prices and asset sales, adding that it has launched a vast $25-billion shares buyback.Earnings after taxation...

I. Coast's Gbagbo urges war crimes court to acquit him

25 July 2018 | 0 comments

Former Ivory Coast leader Laurent Gbagbo has urged international judges to acquit him and release him from jail, arguing that the prosecution has failed to prove he committed any crimes.In a filing to...

Scientists seek end to 'unscientific' HIV laws

25 July 2018 | 0 comments

AIDS experts called Wednesday for an end to laws that can see HIV-positive people jailed for exposing others to the virus, saying the approach was "unscientific" and worsening the killer epidemic.At least...

HIV infects one teenaged girl every 3 minutes: UN

25 July 2018 | 0 comments

Every three minutes, a girl between the ages of 15 and 19 is infected with the virus that causes AIDS, said a UN report Wednesday that warned of a "crisis" fuelled by gender inequality.Girls and young...

Dutch not to blame for 1977 train-hijacker killings: court

25 July 2018 | 0 comments

A court Wednesday cleared Dutch soldiers of accusations that they executed two Moluccan hostage-takers who hijacked a train in 1977, and ruled the state was not responsible for their deaths.Last year,...

Elton John inspired by friends among AIDS victims

24 July 2018 | 0 comments

For Elton John, the fight against AIDS is personal. And infuriating.Announcing new initiatives Tuesday to halt the spread of HIV, the immune system-wrecking virus that causes AIDS, the singer remembered...



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