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N.Korean worker files Polish shipyard 'slavery' claim

8 November 2018 | 0 comments

A North Korean worker with a Dutch company operating at a Polish shipyard has filed a lawsuit alleging inhumane and slavelike conditions, his lawyer said Thursday.The unnamed worker from the impoverished...

Dutchman, 69, in legal bid to cut 20 years off his age

8 November 2018 | 1 comment

A Dutch "young god" just months shy of his 70th birthday has launched a legal bid to slash 20 years off his age as he looks to enhance his prospects at work and in love.In an unprecedented case in the...

UN faces calls for stronger action to end Yemen war

7 November 2018 | 0 comments

Three countries at the UN Security Council on Wednesday blocked a statement calling for an end to the war in Yemen and instead demanded a full-fledged resolution be adopted to bring warring sides to the...

Balkans deal on war missing an 'investment in peace'

7 November 2018 | 0 comments

Balkan countries will boost cooperation to identify victims of the 1990s wars, said the head of a group that helps trace missing people, describing it as a "big deal" in an era of growing nationalism...

Fleeing Pakistan blasphemy lawyer says wants to stay in Netherlands

6 November 2018 | 0 comments

A Pakistani lawyer of a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy who claimed he was forced to leave his country for the Netherlands by the UN and EU on Tuesday said he wanted to remain on Dutch soil and...

Ryanair shuts down Dutch base despite court ruling

6 November 2018 | 0 comments

Irish budget airline Ryanair announced Tuesday it had shut down its Eindhoven base for winter, despite a Dutch court decision stopping it from forcing pilots there to transfer abroad."The Ryanair base...

Blasphemy lawyer made to leave Pakistan 'against my wishes'

5 November 2018 | 0 comments

The Pakistani lawyer who saved a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy from death row said Monday that the UN and EU made him leave the country "against my wishes" because he was a "prime target."Saif-ul-Malook,...

Mosques seek Twitter ban on Dutch populist Geert Wilders

5 November 2018 | 0 comments

A body representing 144 Turkish mosques in the Netherlands has asked Twitter to block the account of anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders for inciting hatred.The Turkish Islamic Cultural Federation (TICF)...

Heineken seals $3 bn deal with China's top brewer

5 November 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch brewing behemoth Heineken said Monday it had finalised a $3 billion deal to merge its Chinese operations with the country's top brewer, expanding its access to the world's largest beer market.Under...

Pakistan blasphemy lawyer says EU, UN made him leave 'against my wishes'

5 November 2018 | 0 comments

The Pakistani lawyer who saved a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy from death row said Monday that the UN and EU made him leave the country "against my wishes" because his life was at risk.Saif-ul-Malook,...

Dutch Nazi art probe rejects Kandinsky claim

2 November 2018 | 0 comments

The heirs of a Jewish art collector have lost their bid to reclaim a prized Kandinsky painting sold to Amsterdam's famous Stedelijk Museum during World War II, the museum said Friday.Wassily Kandinsky's...

Amsterdam prostitutes could move outside red light area

2 November 2018 | 0 comments

Amsterdam could let prostitutes operate outside the city's famed red-light district in a bid to clean up the area and improve conditions for the women who work there, officials said Friday.Sex workers...

Dutch officials unable to trace how Balkan war criminal got poison

2 November 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch prosecutors said Friday they had not managed to establish how a Bosnian Croat war criminal got the poison he used in his courtroom suicide in front of UN judges.The conclusion came almost a year...

Germany, Netherlands back Niger border force to counter migration

1 November 2018 | 0 comments

Germany and the Netherlands have pledged to fund special forces in Niger to control its border and prevent illegal migration, the EU's security mission in the country said Thursday. Niger is a transit...

Petrobras sells African oil business for $1.4 bn

1 November 2018 | 0 comments

Brazilian state oil company Petrobras on Wednesday announced the sale of its holdings in two Nigerian oil blocks for $1.4 billion, part of the ailing firm's bid to sell off assets and raise cash.Petrobras...



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