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Dutch vote in local polls, referendum on spying powers

21 March 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch voters go to the polls Wednesday in local elections with far-right parties seeking gains and all eyes on a referendum on plans to broaden government online spying powers.Most polling stations across...

Dutch drugs gang get tough jail terms

20 March 2018 | 0 comments

A court Tuesday sentenced four kingpins of a major drug gang to up to 10 years behind bars two years after their arrests in one of the Netherlands' largest ever anti-drug raids.Some 1,500 police agents...

The OPCW: ridding the world of chemical weapons

19 March 2018 | 0 comments

International chemical weapons experts were due to arrive in Britain on Monday to collect samples of a nerve agent allegedly used to poison a former Russian spy.Britain has called on the Organisation...

Bolivia battles Chile at UN's top court for sea access

19 March 2018 | 0 comments

Landlocked Bolivia took its neighbour Chile to court on Monday, seeking to resolve a century-old dispute over precious access to the Pacific Ocean which has bedevilled bilateral ties.La Paz is urging...

Merkel meets Macron over EU reform drive

16 March 2018 | 0 comments

Days after securing her fourth term as Germany's leader, Chancellor Angela Merkel travelled to Paris to meet French President Emmanuel Macron, but their push to reform the European Union was met with...

Dutch PM warns Macron, Merkel against dictating EU reforms

16 March 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Friday cautioned Berlin and Paris not to try to push through their ambitious EU reform plans against the will of other member states.Rutte, who believes deeper integration...

The OPCW and Russia's alleged Novichok programme

15 March 2018 | 0 comments

Leaders of Britain, France, Germany and the US on Thursday published a joint statement condemning the poisoning of Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter earlier this month.The four...

Unilever choses post-Brexit Dutch HQ over London

15 March 2018 | 0 comments

Anglo-Dutch consumer giant Unilever on Thursday named The Netherlands over London to host its headquarters, dealing a blow to Britain's efforts to keep post-Brexit investment in the country."Unilever...

Russia ex-spy poisoning 'extremely worrying': Chemical weapons watchdog

13 March 2018 | 0 comments

The nerve agent poisoning of Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal in Britain was "extremely worrying", a global chemical weapons watchdog said Tuesday."The recent report that two people became seriously...

ING drops big pay hike plan for CEO after protests

13 March 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch top bank ING said Tuesday it has dropped a plan to massively hike its chief executive's pay package after protests from shareholders, the public and even the prime minister."We realise we have underestimated...

Ban on Feeding birds

Ban on feeding birds from 1 April 2018 in Amsterdam The Netherlands

13 March 2018 | 0 comments

By tackling the causes of the nuisance, the City Council wants to keep the rat population under control.

Clinton warns of 'diplomatic danger' in N. Korea talks

10 March 2018 | 0 comments

Hillary Clinton has warned that the Trump administration "was not recognising the danger" in discussing nuclear disarmament with Pyongyang, and said Washington lacked experienced diplomats to handle the...

Dutch PM calls ING chief's salary boost 'excessive'

9 March 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte weighed in Friday after the country's top bank revealed plans to hike its chief executive's salary by more than 50 percent, calling the raise "excessive"."I think the wage...

Power partly restored after massive Amsterdam outage

9 March 2018 | 0 comments

Power was gradually being restored Friday after Amsterdam's bustling city centre was hit by a major outage, closing down museums and stopping trams, the city's electricity network provider said.By late...

50% salary hike for Dutch bank ING CEO sparks anger

8 March 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch politicians were up in arms Thursday after ING, the country's leading bank bailed out with public funds in 2008, revealed plans to hike its chief executive's salary by 50 percent.From January 2018...

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