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Swiss grant helps launch bid to identify migrants lost at sea

18 December 2017 | 0 comments

An organisation that helps relatives trace loved ones who have gone missing in conflicts and disasters is launching an ambitious project to identify the thousands of migrants lost while trying to reach...

EU launches probe into Ikea's Dutch tax deals

18 December 2017 | 0 comments

The EU on Monday opened an in-depth investigation into Swedish furniture giant Ikea's tax deals in the Netherlands, in the latest salvo by Brussels against the tax affairs of multinationals.With the probe,...

Le Pen, Wilders to meet European far-right leaders amid protests

16 December 2017 | 0 comments

Europe's far-right leaders including Marine Le Pen and Geert Wilders will gather for a controversial conference in Prague on Saturday held under tight security amid protests planned to counter groups...

Unilever selling magarines for 6.8 bn euros to US giant KKR

15 December 2017 | 0 comments

Anglo-Dutch food and consumer giant Unilever said Friday it had reached a 6.8-billion-euro ($8-billion) deal with US private equity giant KKR to sell its margarines business.Unilever "has received a binding...

Far-right Dutch party drops polls hopeful for praising revisionist

15 December 2017 | 0 comments

Far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders Friday withdrew a leading candidate for his Freedom Party (PVV) in next year's local elections after he praised British historian David Irving, who was briefly jailed...

Dutch police open fire on man with knife at Schiphol airport

15 December 2017 | 0 comments

Dutch military police on Friday shot and wounded a man armed with a knife, who burst into their office at Schiphol airport, in an incident which triggered panic in the busy Amsterdam air hub."This afternoon...

War crimes judges to award child soldiers compensation

15 December 2017 | 0 comments

International war crimes judges will hand down on Friday landmark reparations to former child soldiers conscripted into a Congolese militia about 15 years ago, who were left brutalised and stigmatised...

Dutch-Ethiopian man gets life for 'Red Terror' war crimes

15 December 2017 | 0 comments

A Dutch-Ethiopian man was sentenced to life in jail on Friday after Dutch judges found him guilty of war crimes committed during Ethiopia's bloody purges in the late 1970s, a period known as the "Red...

Dutch police ground drone-fighting eagles

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

Dutch police have clipped the wings of their airborne drone-fighting force of eagles, and fired their winged warriors deeming them too expensive and too unruly to be effective.After a series of tests...

Dutch to join Austria to fight German road toll plan

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

The Netherlands said Wednesday it will join Austria in dragging Germany before Europe's top court in an increasingly bitter battle over Berlin's controversial plan to impose tolls on its motorways."The...

UN judges 'failed' by acquitting radical Serb of war crimes, court hears

13 December 2017 | 0 comments

UN prosecutors Wednesday sought to overturn the surprise acquittal of ultranationalist Serbian politician Vojislav Seselj on war crimes charges, arguing last year's ruling had been deeply flawed."Your...

Dutch mull measures to fight sexual abuse in sport

12 December 2017 | 0 comments

The Dutch government and a top sporting body said Tuesday they were considering new measures to fight sexual abuse in sport after a damning report said assault was a "common" problem.Sports Minister Bruno...

Snow grounds flights at Dutch airports

11 December 2017 | 0 comments

Snow wreaked havoc in the low-lying Netherlands on Monday, briefly closing down Eindhoven airport, shutting schools and leading to transport chaos with hundreds of flights and trains cancelled or delayed.The...

Dutch retailer pulls infant milk in French health scare

11 December 2017 | 0 comments

Dutch value-for-money retailer Kruidvat pulled some of its own-brand infant milk off the shelves Monday following an international recall by French baby milk maker Lactalis amid a salmonella scare."As...

Mass Dutch DNA drive finds suspect in 'cold case' murder

11 December 2017 | 0 comments

Dutch police said Monday they had arrested a suspect in the murder of a young woman 25 years ago, tracking him down after an unprecedented drive to collect DNA samples.Milica van Doorn, 19, was found...



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