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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,...

Smoke forces SAS plane to make preventive landing in Amsterdam

29 May 2018 | 0 comments

A Scandinavian Airlines plane diverted to Amsterdam's Schiphol airport as a precaution on Tuesday after pilots detected smoke in the cockpit, airport and airline officials said."The flight from Oslo to...

Dutch govt appeals landmark greenhouse gases ruling

28 May 2018 | 0 comments

The Dutch government on Monday appealed against a landmark 2015 court ruling which ordered it to slash greenhouse gases by a quarter by 2020."The current government is already extraordinarily active in...

Dutch court ruling takes step towards gender-neutrality

28 May 2018 | 0 comments

A Dutch citizen on Monday won the right for the first time to be allowed to register as neither a man nor a woman, with judges urging lawmakers to recognise a "third gender".The Limburg District Court...

Sierra Leone war criminal to go free after serving jail term

28 May 2018 | 0 comments

An ex-Sierra Leone militia leader was Monday to walk free after serving a 15-year sentence, the first to complete a term imposed for crimes in the country's civil war, a UN court said.The Residual Special...

Putin says 'of course' Russian rocket did not shoot down MH17

25 May 2018 | 0 comments

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday the rocket that shot down flight MH17 over war-torn eastern Ukraine in 2014 was "of course" not Russian, dismissing the Dutch and Australian decision to blame...

US backs Dutch, Australian findings against Russia in MH17 probe

25 May 2018 | 0 comments

The United States said Friday it stood with the Netherlands and Australia after they blamed Russia for the 2014 shooting down of flight MH17 over war-torn eastern Ukraine.Australia and the Netherlands...

MH17: from crash to disputed conclusion

25 May 2018 | 0 comments

International investigators this week concluded that a Malaysia Airlines flight that crashed in war-torn Ukraine in 2014 had been struck by a missile that came from a Russian military brigade.But Russia...

Dutch, Australia name Russia as behind MH17 downing

25 May 2018 | 0 comments

The Netherlands and Australia on Friday took the first step towards dragging Russia to court over the shooting down of flight MH17, accusing Moscow of being responsible for the disaster over war-torn...

Moscow says no Russian missile involved in MH17 plane crash

24 May 2018 | 0 comments

Moscow on Thursday rejected an international investigation that found a Russian missile downed flight MH17 over Ukraine in 2014, saying no such weapon had ever crossed the Russian-Ukrainian border and...



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