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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 bellwhether 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...

Rembrandt masterpiece 'The Night Watch' to be restored - live

16 October 2018 | 0 comments

Amsterdam's famous Rijksmuseum is to restore the Rembrandt masterpiece "The Night Watch" under the full gaze of the public, as well as livestreaming it online, the museum said on Tuesday.The unique project...

'No alternative' to Brexit deal: Austria

15 October 2018 | 0 comments

Britain and the EU have "no alternative" to finding a Brexit divorce deal despite talks failing on the eve of a crunch summit, Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Monday.Kurz -- whose country holds...

Chinese premier urges protection of free trade as US spat grows

15 October 2018 | 0 comments

Chinese premier Li Keqiang on Monday called for free trade to be protected, as political tensions and a trade war with the United States escalated."We want to jointly reaffirm our commitment to free trade...

Netherlands in a 'cyberwar' with Russia: defence minister

14 October 2018 | 0 comments

The Netherlands is in a 'cyberwar' with Russia, Defence Minister Ank Bijleveld told Dutch television Sunday, speaking in the wake of an alleged hacking attempt by four Russians in The Hague."What happened...

Pilots sue Ryanair over Dutch airport pullout

12 October 2018 | 0 comments

Pilots are suing Ryanair over the closure of its base in the Dutch city of Eindhoven, unions said Friday, accusing the carrier of trying to break strikes with the move.The Irish airline announced on October...

Juncker's right-hand man joins race for EU top job

10 October 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch socialist Frans Timmermans launched a bid on Wednesday to succeed his boss Jean-Claude Juncker as head of the European Commission next year.Timmermans, who is currently first vice president of the...

Britons among 10 dead in Majorca flash floods

10 October 2018 | 0 comments

At least 10 people died, including two Britons, and a boy remained missing Wednesday after flash floods hit the Spanish holiday island of Majorca, tearing through village streets and sweeping away cars.Muddy...

Merkel warns 'devil is in detail' on Brexit

10 October 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday there had been progress on Brexit ahead of a crunch summit but warned that the "devil is in the detail".Merkel's cautious assessment came one week before...

British NATO troops to show post-Brexit 'commitment'

10 October 2018 | 0 comments

A convoy of British troops landed in The Netherlands on Wednesday en route to NATO's largest exercise since the Cold War, pledging London's commitment to defend the continent despite Brexit.The contingent...



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