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'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...

Europe boosts counter-terror cooperation with SWAT deal

10 October 2018 | 0 comments

Counter-terrorism police across Europe staged exercises on Wednesday to mark a cooperation deal between the EU's police agency and a network of SWAT teams.Europol said the agreement with the Atlas Network...

Dutch king to hear Brexit worries on UK state visit

9 October 2018 | 0 comments

King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima will meet Dutch compatriots worried by Brexit during a state visit to Britain this month, palace officials said.Britain's Queen Elizabeth II will host...

Dutch government loses landmark greenhouse gas appeal

9 October 2018 | 0 comments

The Dutch government on Tuesday lost a legal appeal against a landmark court ruling which ordered it to slash greenhouse gases by at least 25 percent by 2020.The Hague appeals court upheld a 2015 court...

Climate action urgent, says world's only 'water ambassador'

8 October 2018 | 0 comments

Countries must work urgently to solve water issues caused by climate change, a Dutch official billed as the world's only "water ambassador" said Monday, backing a dire warning from the UN.Henk Ovink said...

Dutch expulsion of alleged Russian spies a 'misunderstanding': Moscow

8 October 2018 | 0 comments

Moscow said Monday that four Russians expelled as alleged spies by the Netherlands were on a "routine visit", insisting that the Dutch intelligence operation had failed to provide proof of any hacking...

Dutch expulsion of alleged Russian spies a 'misunderstanding': Lavrov

8 October 2018 | 0 comments

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday said the expulsion of four alleged Russian agents from the Netherlands in April had been a "misunderstanding", calling their visit a "routine trip"."There...

Kremlin says Netherlands has no proof of alleged Russian hacking plot

8 October 2018 | 0 comments

Moscow on Monday said that documents presented by the Netherlands last week alleging that Russian agents attempted to hack into the global chemical watchdog organisation were not proof of Moscow's involvement.Asked...



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