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Nigerian leader backs major Shell project on Dutch trip

18 July 2018 | 0 comments

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari ended a four-day visit to the Netherlands Wednesday, after voicing staunch backing for the International Criminal Court and giving oil giant Shell a nod for a new $5...

Paintmaker AkzoNobel sees Q2 profits peeling

18 July 2018 | 0 comments

Leading global paintmaker AkzoNobel Wednesday posted a sharp drop in second quarter profits, mainly blaming the fall on currency fluctuations.The news of a 10 percent cut in net income, down to 271 million...

Rising microchip-maker demand boosts ASML profits

18 July 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch global hi-tech bellwether ASML Wednesday posted a huge hike in second quarter profits, after the technology industry snapped up more of its sophisticated microchip-making machines than expected.Profits...

Iran lodges complaint against US over renewed sanctions

17 July 2018 | 0 comments

Iran has called on the UN's top court to order the United States to immediately lift sanctions re-imposed by President Donald Trump in May claiming they are causing "irreparable prejudice," the tribunal...

Dutch jail jihadist fighters still missing in action

17 July 2018 | 0 comments

A Rotterdam court on Tuesday sentenced three men in their absence to up to seven years in jail for joining a "terrorist" organisation in Iraq and Syria, after using social media to contact them.The men,...

20 years on, ICC urges help to fight war crimes

17 July 2018 | 0 comments

The International Criminal Court Tuesday marked its 20th anniversary Tuesday urging all nations to help its "vital work" seeking justice for war crimes victims, despite its controversial acquittal of...

Protect chemical weapons ban, watchdog's chief pleads

17 July 2018 | 0 comments

The outgoing head of the world's chemical arms watchdog has urged nations not to sacrifice a century of hard-fought efforts to banish toxic weapons for the sake of short-term political disputes.Speaking...

Four years on Dutch remember those lost on flight MH17

17 July 2018 | 1 comment

Bereaved relatives Tuesday held a solemn ceremony to remember flight MH17, as the families of those lost when the plane was shot down over war-torn Ukraine four years ago await justice.All 298 people...

Russia must 'account for role' in MH17 tragedy: G7

15 July 2018 | 0 comments

Russia must "account for its role" in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine and cooperate with efforts to establish truth and justice, foreign ministers of the world's industrial...

Dutch court backs record 1.3 bn euro Ageas deal over Fortis

13 July 2018 | 0 comments

A Dutch court Friday ended a long-running saga over the 2008 dismantling of the Fortis bank insurance group, approving a record 1.3 billion euros ($1.5 billion) settlement deal for out-of-pocket shareholders.The...

Fake booze: EU says back pain caused Juncker summit stumble

13 July 2018 | 0 comments

The EU on Friday said back pain caused European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker to stumble at a NATO summit and denied "insulting" insinuations that he was drunk.The 63-year-old was seen repeatedly...

Europol reveals 'most wanted' football team

12 July 2018 | 0 comments

France may be facing Croatia in the World Cup final on Sunday, but Europe's anti-crime agency is footing its own squad of a somewhat different kind in the run-up to the big match.From Thursday, Europol...

Dutch city to unveil world's first 3D-printed housing complex

11 July 2018 | 0 comments

The southern Dutch city of Eindhoven plans to unveil the world's first 3D-printed housing complex next year, which its inventors believe could revolutionise the building industry by speeding up and customising...

Second fatality in S.Africa vintage plane crash

11 July 2018 | 0 comments

A second victim died on Wednesday after a vintage plane crashed shortly after take-off on a test flight from a small airport in the South African capital Pretoria, aviation authorities said.The Convair-340...

Genocide-convicted Mladic lashes NATO at court hearing

10 July 2018 | 0 comments

Convicted Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic lashed out at NATO during a court appearance Tuesday, accusing the Atlantic defence bloc of "destroying my people and my health."At a pre-appeal court appearance...



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