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Sri Lanka's Galle stadium faces axe over Dutch Fort

20 July 2018 | 0 comments

Sri Lanka's picturesque Galle cricket stadium could be demolished because its pavilion stand violated heritage laws protecting a 17th century Dutch fort, the government said Friday.Cultural Affairs Minister...

Netherlands, Turkey resume full diplomatic ties

20 July 2018 | 0 comments

The Netherlands and Turkey said Friday they were resuming full diplomatic ties for the first time since Dutch officials barred two Turkish ministers from attending an election rally in 2017.In a joint...

ICC denies damages to kids born after Congo village attack

19 July 2018 | 0 comments

War crimes judges ruled Thursday that five children born after their parents were victims of a brutal 2003 attack on a Congolese village were not eligible to receive compensation.The International Criminal...

Dutch FM under fire over Suriname 'failed state' quip

19 July 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok is under fire for controversial remarks over immigrants and labelling former colony Suriname "a failed state", which may cost him his job, Dutch media said Thursday.Blok...

Unilever sales, profits slump as London move looms

19 July 2018 | 0 comments

Anglo-Dutch consumer giant Unilever Thursday revealed a drop in both sales and profits in the first half of 2018, saying markets remained "challenging" amid moves to leave its London base this year.Sales...

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...



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