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'No James Bond': Dutch hotel says Russians went quietly

4 October 2018 | 0 comments

Four alleged Russian spies were arrested by Dutch agents as they walked out of a hotel lift in The Hague without force and with "no James Bond involved", the manager said Thursday.Dutch security forces...

Dutch 'thwart' Russia cyber attack on chemical weapons watchdog

4 October 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch security services said Thursday they had thwarted a Russian cyber attack on the global chemical weapons watchdog, as Western powers blamed Moscow for some of the biggest hacking plots of recent...

GRU, Russia's spy agency with growing global footprint

4 October 2018 | 0 comments

Russia's powerful GRU intelligence agency is facing international accusations that it carried out large-scale cyber attacks including a foiled attempt to hack into the computer system of the global chemicals...

Chemical weapons watchdog says target of growing cyber activities

4 October 2018 | 0 comments

The world's chemical weapons watchdog said Thursday it has suffered "increased cyber-related activities" since the start of the year, after a bombshell revelation that it was targeted by Russian intelligence...

Dutch TV says no more blackface for 'Black Pete'

3 October 2018 | 0 comments

The Dutch public broadcaster said Wednesday it had decided to change the appearance of the traditional Christmas-time character Black Pete whose blackface outfit sparks an annual controversy.NTR said...

UN court to mull case of Indian 'spy' facing death in Pakistan

3 October 2018 | 0 comments

The UN's top court said Wednesday it will hear arguments next year on the fate of an Indian national sentenced to death in Pakistan for alleged spying, a charge denied by New Delhi.Kulbushan Sudhir Jadhav...

US slams ICJ ruling on 'meritless' Iran sanctions case

3 October 2018 | 0 comments

The United States criticised a top UN court decision on Wednesday ordering Washington to ease sanctions on Iran, saying the case was "meritless" and the court had "no jurisdiction"."This is a meritless...

US must lift Iran sanctions on 'humanitarian' goods: UN court

3 October 2018 | 0 comments

The UN's top court Wednesday ordered the United States to lift sanctions on "humanitarian" goods to Iran that President Donald Trump reimposed after pulling out of Tehran's nuclear deal.The International...

UN court tells US to ease Iran sanctions in blow for Trump

3 October 2018 | 0 comments

The UN's top court ordered the United States on Wednesday to lift sanctions on humanitarian goods for Iran, in a stinging rebuke for the Trump administration which nonetheless made clear the decision...

Ivory Coast ex-president's ICC freedom bid pushed back

3 October 2018 | 0 comments

The International Criminal Court on Wednesday pushed back to November a hearing on Ivory Coast former president Laurent Gbagbo's bid for release after defence lawyers said they needed more time.On Monday...

Shell says approves huge gas project in Canada

2 October 2018 | 0 comments

Energy major Royal Dutch Shell said Tuesday it had approved a vast liquified natural gas project in Canada to help meet an expected boom in Asian demand.The London-listed company said in a statement that...

AkzoNobel chemical dump turns very green for shareholders

2 October 2018 | 0 comments

AkzoNobel, the world's leading paintmaker, said Tuesday it will pay out an additional 5.5 billion euros ($6.3 billion) to shareholders following the sale of its specialist chemicals unit.The firm announced...

Eurozone battles Italy as EU budget row deepens

1 October 2018 | 0 comments

Eurozone finance ministers firmly warned Italy on Monday to abide by EU rules on public spending, as Rome accused Brussels of economic "terrorism".The war of words took place just days after Rome announced...

Dutch ban electric carts after crash kills kids

1 October 2018 | 0 comments

The Netherlands on Monday banned a popular type of electric cart involved in a horrific crash that killed four children, saying they may suffer from problems with their brakes.The youngsters from a daycare...

World court sinks Bolivia bid for sea access via Chile

1 October 2018 | 1 comment

The International Court of Justice on Monday rejected a bid by landlocked Bolivia to force Chile to the negotiating table for access to the Pacific Ocean in a row dating back to the 19th century.Bolivia...



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