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Dutch join G7-led push to rid oceans of plastics

25 October 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced his country's endorsement of a G7-led initiative to rid the oceans of plastics, during a visit to Ottawa on Thursday.Britain, Canada, France, Germany and Italy,...

Spain's police seize massive cocaine haul in banana cargo

25 October 2018 | 0 comments

Spanish police said Thursday they had seized over six tonnes of cocaine hidden in a shipment of bananas and arrested 16 suspects, some of them wanted in the Netherlands.The police raid in the southern...

New TB test could save hundreds of thousands of children: scientists

25 October 2018 | 0 comments

Scientists on Thursday unveiled a revolutionary way of screening children for tuberculosis, which they say will prevent hundreds of thousands each year from contracting the world's deadliest infectious...

Activists call for Dutch apology to war-time 'German-girls'

25 October 2018 | 0 comments

Activists on Thursday urged the Netherlands to officially apologise to Dutch women targeted for reprisals because of their relations with German soldiers during the country's war-time occupation.The appeal...

Heineken toasts rise in Q3 beer sales

24 October 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch brewing giant Heineken on Wednesday toasted 4.4 percent growth in global beer sales for the third quarter after a warm European summer and strong performances in Brazil, Mexico, South Africa and...

Dutch king bemoans 'shadow of uncertainty' of Brexit

23 October 2018 | 0 comments

The Dutch king on Tuesday bemoaned the "shadow of uncertainty" hanging over tens of thousands of Dutch and UK expatriates ahead of Britain's split from the EU in March.King Willem-Alexander and his wife...

Ryanair's Dutch-based cabin crews to strike Tuesday

22 October 2018 | 0 comments

Ryanair's Dutch-based cabin crews Monday announced a last minute 24-hour strike to protest the Irish budget airline's decision to close its base in the southern city of Eindhoven."Tomorrow (Tuesday) Ryanair's...

Electronics giant Philips posts mixed results in Q3

22 October 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch electronics giant Philips, which is focusing its business on medical equipment and services, on Monday posted higher third quarter sales but profits dipped due to currency headwinds.Sales rose 4.0...

Former Dutch PM who resigned over Srebrenica dies

21 October 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch politicians on Sunday paid tribute to former Labour Party prime minister Wim Kok, who resigned in 2002 following a scathing report into the Srebrenica massacre in Bosnia.Kok, who died on Saturday...

UK, French, Dutch ministers shun Saudi conference over Khashoggi

18 October 2018 | 0 comments

Senior ministers from Britain, France and the Netherlands on Thursday pulled out of a major investment conference in Saudi Arabia, expressing deep concern over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal...

Dutch minister ditches Saudi summit over Khashoggi

18 October 2018 | 0 comments

The Dutch finance minister has pulled out of a major investment conference in Saudi Arabia over the "very serious" disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the government said Thursday.Wopke...

Ice cream boosts Unilever sales despite HQ meltdown

18 October 2018 | 0 comments

Unilever saw underlying sales accelerate due partly to heatwave-driven ice cream consumption, the Anglo-Dutch consumer giant said Thursday, as it tries to recover from axing a move of its headquarters....

ICC prosecutor 'keeping close eye' on Gaza violence

17 October 2018 | 0 comments

The International Criminal Court's chief prosecutor warned Wednesday she was keeping a "close eye" on the situation in the volatile Gaza Strip and would not hesitate to act if necessary.Fatou Bensouda's...

Hi-tech bellwether ASML sees 2019 sales boost

17 October 2018 | 0 comments

ASML, the Dutch manufacturer of computer microchip-making machines, said Wednesday it saw a 12 percent jump in third quarter sales, as it geared up for a bumper year in 2019.Revenue rose to over 2.7 billion...

Climate change 'at point of no return': Ban

16 October 2018 | 0 comments

Former UN chief Ban Ki-Moon warned Tuesday the world is at the "point of no return" on climate change as he launched an international commission on responses to global warming. The Global Commission on...



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