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Dutch court dismisses Chinese plea for mummy's return

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

A court in Amsterdam on Wednesday dismissed a case brought by Chinese villagers who sought the return of a stolen 1,000-year-old mummified monk they said had been obtained by a Dutch collector.The small...

C.Africa football boss held in France on war crimes charges

12 December 2018 | 0 comments

France on Wednesday arrested a member of Africa's top footballing body on war crimes charges in the Central African Republic, the International Criminal Court said.Patrice-Edouard Ngaissona, a former...

Barricades burn as new 'yellow vest' protests hit Paris

8 December 2018 | 0 comments

French "yellow vest" demonstrators clashed with riot police in Paris on Saturday in the latest round of protests against President Emmanuel Macron, but the city appeared to be escaping the large-scale...

Dutch to probe illegal adoptions from Brazil

6 December 2018 | 0 comments

The Netherlands on Thursday launched an investigation into claims that government officials were involved in illegal adoptions from Brazil and other countries for three decades. The probe will start with...

ICC members back court, but urge it to speed up work

5 December 2018 | 0 comments

Countries signed up to the International Criminal Court renewed their backing Wednesday for the embattled global legal body, targeted by the Trump administration, but urged it to speed up its work."The...

Italy's 'Ndrangheta mafia hit by huge international sweep

5 December 2018 | 0 comments

Police arrested dozens of people in Europe and South America in a "decisive hit" against Italy's notorious 'Ndrangheta mafia group, officials said Thursday.The international sweep involved police in Germany,...

Dutchman, 69, loses legal bid to be 20 years younger

3 December 2018 | 0 comments

A Dutch court Monday slapped down an attempt by a self-described "young god" just shy of his 70th birthday to slash his age by 20 years to enhance his prospects in life and love.In an unprecedented case,...

GSK sells health drinks arm, buys US cancer treatment firm

3 December 2018 | 0 comments

announced two multi-billion-dollar deals Monday -- the sale of its Asian health drinks unit to Anglo-Dutch food giant Unilever and the purchase of US cancer specialist Tesaro.GSK said it is buying Tesaro...

Unilever buys GSK Asian health drinks arm for 3.3 bn euros

3 December 2018 | 0 comments

Anglo-Dutch food giant Unilever said Monday it is buying GlaxoSmithKline's health drinks portfolio in Asia for a total of 3.3 billion euros ($3.7 billion), including iconic night-time hot drink Horlicks.The...

Dutch church prays 24/7 to shield Armenian family from deportation

30 November 2018 | 0 comments

A Dutch church has resorted to the power of prayer to stop the deportation of an Armenian family sheltering there, holding round-the-clock religious services for more than a month to keep police at bay,...

Rare photo of young Van Gogh is actually brother: museum

29 November 2018 | 0 comments

A picture believed to be one of only two surviving photographs of artist Vincent Van Gogh is in fact a picture of his brother Theo, the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam said Thursday.The black and white image...

Renault, Nissan alliance in first talks since Ghosn arrest

29 November 2018 | 0 comments

The heads of automakers Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi will meet Thursday for the first time since the shock arrest of Carlos Ghosn threw their fractured alliance into the open. Detained in Japan on allegations...

Unilever boss steps down after HQ move fiasco

29 November 2018 | 0 comments

Unilever chief Paul Polman is to retire after a decade at the helm of the consumer giant, the firm said Thursday, after a failed plan to move the firm's headquarters from London to the Netherlands.The...

Dutch rail says it will compensate for Nazi death camps

27 November 2018 | 1 comment

The Dutch national railways company will for the first time pay individual compensation to relatives of Jews deported to German death camps during World War II, the country's rail provider announced Tuesday.The...

Dutch to tighten tax rules for multinationals after EU pressure

27 November 2018 | 0 comments

The Netherlands said it will tighten rules on tax breaks for foreign firms after facing criticism from the EU for offering complicated schemes for multinationals.Dutch authorities said they were cracking...



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