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Sarin, chlorine used in two attacks in Syria in 2017: OPCW

13 June 2018 | 0 comments

The world's chemical weapons watchdog said Wednesday that deadly sarin and chlorine were used in two separate attacks in the village of Latamneh in northwestern Syria in late March last year."Sarin was...

DRCongo's Bemba leaves ICC detention centre in The Hague

13 June 2018 | 0 comments

Democratic Republic of Congo's former vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba has left the detention centre of the International Criminal Court following his acquittal of war crimes after a decade behind bars,...

Dutch MPs approve Ukraine treaty on MH17 trial

12 June 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch lawmakers Tuesday approved a treaty signed between the Netherlands and Ukraine to ease the possible prosecution of those responsible for downing flight MH17, including trying suspects through video...

ICC judges order DRCongo Bemba's interim release

12 June 2018 | 0 comments

International judges Tuesday ordered the interim release of former Congolese vice president Jean-Pierre Bemba who was acquitted last week of war crimes after a decade behind bars."Today... the International...

Germany recalls Dutch eggs over fipronil fears

12 June 2018 | 0 comments

German authorities have pulled some 73,000 Dutch eggs from supermarket shelves after they were found to be contaminated with fipronil, the same insecticide that sparked a huge food scare last year.The...

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...

Dutch move to halt spread of English in universities

4 June 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch education officials said Monday they aim to rein in the spread of courses taught in English in the country's universities and slow the flood of foreign students.The move comes amid a growing outcry...

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...



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