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Dutch PM vows to release controversial tax plan memos

23 April 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte pledged Monday to release all memos about a controversial plan to scrap dividend tax amid heavy opposition criticism of the move which will reportedly cost the country...

Electronics giant Philips posts 27% drop in Q1 profits

23 April 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch electronics giant Philips Monday posted a 27 percent drop in first quarter profits, hit partly by the costs of restructuring and some acquisitions as it evolves its portfolio.Net income fell in...

The fate of key figures in the Balkan wars

23 April 2018 | 0 comments

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic on Monday launches his appeal before UN judges against a 40-year jail term for war crimes committed during Bosnia's bloody 1990s conflict.Here is a rundown...

OPCW experts take samples in Syria's Douma

21 April 2018 | 0 comments

Inspectors from the global chemical arms watchdog Saturday took samples in the Syrian town of Douma after an alleged poison gas attack, the body said.A fact-finding mission from the Organisation for the...

Sri Lanka beefs up tourist hotspot security after violence

20 April 2018 | 0 comments

Sri Lanka announced Friday it would establish new police posts and step up patrols at popular resorts after a spate of sexual attacks and violence targeting foreign tourists.Police chief Pujith Jayasundara...

UN judges to hear Karadzic appeal against 40-year jail term

20 April 2018 | 0 comments

Once-feared Bosnian Serb leader, now convicted war criminal, Radovan Karadzic, on Monday launches his appeal before UN judges, seeking to overturn a 40-year jail term for abuses committed during Bosnia's...

Qualcomm says China regulators prompt delay of NXP merger

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

US mobile chipmaking giant Qualcomm on Thursday said it extended the deadline for its planned merger with Dutch rival NXP to work on getting clearance from regulators in China.At the request of the Ministry...

Dutch state appeals expats Brexit case

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

The Dutch state Thursday appealed a decision by an Amsterdam court to refer a landmark case over Brexit to Europe's top court, as British expats demand clarification of their rights as EU citizens.In...

NATO not planning to boost military presence in Baltics

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

NATO is not planning to boost its military presence in Baltic nations, which have called for extra protection from their Russian neighbour, the alliance's head Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday."Currently...

Plea to repatriate Dutch children stuck in jihadist camps

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

The Netherlands must shoulder its responsibilities and bring home dozens of Dutch children left languishing in camps in Syria after their parents joined jihadist groups, the country's ombudswoman for...

Unilever Q1 sales drop as it prepares to sell margarines

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

Anglo-Dutch consumer giant Unilever Thursday revealed first quarter sales fell compared to last year, announcing a six billion euros ($7.4 billion) buy-back scheme ahead of the spin-off of its spreads...

Dutch state appeals expats Brexit case

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

The Dutch state Thursday appealed a decision by an Amsterdam court to refer a landmark case over Brexit to Europe's top court, as British expats demand clarification of their rights as EU citizens.In...

Italy, Greece to launch plan to identify missing migrants

18 April 2018 | 0 comments

Four European Mediterranean countries are launching an initiative in June to identify thousands of missing migrants who died or went missing during the perilous sea crossing to the continent.Italy, Greece,...

Experts will only deploy to Douma if given 'unhindered access': OPCW

18 April 2018 | 0 comments

Chemical weapons inspectors will only deploy to the Syrian town of Douma if they are given unhindered access, the OPCW chief said Wednesday, adding it was unknown when the team would go."I shall only...

Cold winter helps take fizz out of Heineken Q1 profits

18 April 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch brewing giant Heineken Wednesday posted an 11 percent drop in first quarter profits, with the cold winter taking the cheer out of the European market.But Heineken chairman Jean-Francois van Boxmeer...



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