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Dutch St Martin gets interim govt ahead of elections

13 January 2018 | 0 comments

An interim government is to take over on the Dutch part of the hurricane-hit Caribbean island of Saint Martin ahead of elections next month, Dutch media reported Saturday.The caretaker cabinet, headed...

Sea levels off Dutch coast highest ever recorded in 2017

13 January 2018 | 0 comments

Storm surges and tidal cycles caused record sea levels along the coast of the Netherlands last year, a Dutch marine institute has found."The level has been rising gradually since 1890 by about 0.2 cm...

New US envoy vows to move on, build ties with Dutch

13 January 2018 | 0 comments

The new US ambassador to the Netherlands vowed to learn from his mistakes and move on to build ties with the Dutch people, after a rocky start to his posting."I have been so warmly welcomed by government...

Facebook joins Europol talks to fight Islamist propaganda

12 January 2018 | 0 comments

Facebook took part this week in key talks with European police agencies on how to stop and eliminate violent and terror-related Islamic jihadist posts, in an evolving battle against such propaganda.Representatives...

Dutch to hasten plans to pay damages after gas field quake

12 January 2018 | 0 comments

The Dutch government plans to speed up moves to compensate people whose homes and buildings were damaged in a 3.4 magnitude quake, blamed on extraction at Europe's biggest gas field."I want a framework...

Libya marks destruction of last chemical arms: watchdog

11 January 2018 | 0 comments

Libya marked the destruction of its last toxic arms Thursday, hailed by the world's chemical weapons watchdog as a "historic occasion" to make the world a safer place.The final destruction of some 500...

Dutch intelligence thwart four terror plots since 2011

11 January 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch security forces have thwarted four planned terror attacks in the Netherlands since late 2011, the country's intelligence agency said Thursday.The country's top spy chief, Rob Bertholee, told the...

Airbnb 'disappointed' by Amsterdam plan to cut rentals

11 January 2018 | 0 comments

Rent-a-room giant Airbnb has voiced disappointment in Amsterdam's plans to impose a 30-day limit on letting private homes, saying it will harm the local economy."We have built a responsible home sharing...

US envoy clashes with Dutch reporters in 'no-go areas' row

10 January 2018 | 0 comments

The new US ambassador to the Netherlands refused on Wednesday to explain his 2015 comments that Muslims had brought chaos to the country "burning cars and politicians", as he took up his post."I've made...

Cancer shatters gay marriage dreams of artist duo

9 January 2018 | 0 comments

They planned to say "I do" in 25 countries in a joyful celebration of gay marriage. But now the lives of two women artists have been shattered by a diagnosis of terminal cancer.Instead of planning their...

Singapore holds 17 men, seizes tanker over alleged Shell oil theft

9 January 2018 | 0 comments

Singaporean authorities have arrested 17 men for allegedly stealing fuel from a major Shell refinery, and seized an oil tanker and millions of dollars in cash, police said.The suspects, aged between 30...

ICC judges 'prejudiced' say lawyers for DR Congo's Bemba

9 January 2018 | 0 comments

Lawyers for former Congolese vice-president Jean-Pierre Bemba Tuesday slammed his conviction for war crimes, accusing judges of "prejudice" and calling for the judgement to be scrapped.Bemba, 55, is appealing...

Dutch arrest eight protesters for attacking Iran embassy

6 January 2018 | 0 comments

Eight people have been detained in The Hague after they broke into the Iranian embassy and threw projectiles at the building, police said on Saturday.The suspects were arrested on Friday accused of a...

Fires and avalanche alerts as Storm Eleanor batters Europe

4 January 2018 | 0 comments

The French Alps were on maximum avalanche alert Thursday as Storm Eleanor swept through Europe, killing at least four people and fanning rare winter wildfires in Corsica.With the mountains packed with...

Google moved 16 bn euros to Bermuda to avoid tax: Bloomberg

3 January 2018 | 0 comments

Google moved 15.9 billion euros ($19.2 billion) to a Bermuda shell company in 2016, saving it billions of dollars in taxes that year, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, quoting regulatory filings in the...



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