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No Canadians: Air France unions want French CEO

16 August 2018 | 0 comments

Air France-KLM was tipped to name its first non-French chief executive on Thursday, with Canada's Ben Smith set to be unveiled despite resistance from the group's powerful trade unions.It was "inconceivable...

Canadian tipped as new CEO for Air France-KLM

15 August 2018 | 0 comments

Air France-KLM may name its new chief executive during a board meeting on Thursday, French newspaper Liberation reported, tipping Air Canada's chief operating officer Benjamin Smith as the winning candidate.The...

Dutch MPs moot plan to counter 'baffling' court speak

14 August 2018 | 0 comments

Progressive Dutch lawmakers Tuesday presented an action plan aimed at untangling notoriously complicated legal jargon and court language used by local judges, said to be "incomprehensible" to parts of...

Dutch mull 'eau de lion dung' to scare off pesky deer

14 August 2018 | 0 comments

A Dutch seaside town overrun by fallow deer is mulling plans to diffuse the smell of lion manure to keep them at bay and stop them invading streets and parks.Situated in the North Sea dunes just west...

Ryanair seeks court order to block Dutch pilots walkout

8 August 2018 | 0 comments

Budget carrier Ryanair is seeking a court order in the Netherlands to prevent its pilots there joining a wave of strike action across Europe, a union said Wednesday. "The Dutch Airline Pilots Association...

German, Dutch Ryanair pilots to join European strikes on Friday

8 August 2018 | 0 comments

Ryanair pilots in Germany and the Netherlands will join a wave of strikes against the no-frills carrier across Europe on Friday, escalating a row over pay and conditions at the height of the summer season.The...

Ahold Delhaize profits up 15% in second quarter

8 August 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch-Belgian giant food retailer Ahold Delhaize said Wednesday that it rang up a "solid" performance in the second quarter, with bottom-line profits rising 15 percent. Ahold Delhaize, which describes...

Amsterdam moots new measures to tame red light crowds

7 August 2018 | 0 comments

Amsterdam is taking new measures to ease tourist pressure on its popular red-light district including compulsory clean-up breaks in streets and monitoring of crowds, the council said Tuesday.The announcement...

Britain asks chemical watchdog to extend Novichok probe

7 August 2018 | 0 comments

Britain has asked the world's chemical warfare watchdog to extend its help in probing the death of a British woman allegedly exposed to the Novichok nerve agent, the Hague-based body said Tuesday."The...

Amsterdam orchestra sacks conductor Gatti over abuse charges

2 August 2018 | 0 comments

Amsterdam's prestigious Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Thursday said it had sacked its Italian chief conductor Daniele Gatti following media allegations of sexual assault."The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra...

UN's top court to hear case on fate of Chagos isles

1 August 2018 | 0 comments

The world court said Wednesday it will hold hearings in September in a case brought by the United Nations asking judges to examine the fate of the British-ruled Chagos Islands, home to a military base.The...

Dutch veterans urge return of five killed in Korean War

1 August 2018 | 0 comments

Dutch veterans Wednesday urged Prime Minister Mark Rutte to help trace five soldiers killed in the Korean War, after Pyongyang returned 55 cases of remains of US servicemen to the United States.North...

Tajikistan to create 'tourist police' after IS-claimed attack kills 4

1 August 2018 | 0 comments

Tajikistan on Wednesday pledged to create a "tourist police" force to protect visitors after four tourists were killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.Tajik President Emomali Rakhmon ordered...

Strikes buffet profits at Air France-KLM

1 August 2018 | 0 comments

A wave of strikes battered earnings at Air France-KLM in the second quarter, but higher passenger numbers meant the group stayed in the black, it said Wednesday.The Franco-Dutch company estimated the...

Killers of tourists in Tajikistan 'pledge allegiance' in IS video

31 July 2018 | 0 comments

The Islamic State group on Tuesday released a video showing what it said was a pledge of allegiance by the five men accused of murdering European and American tourists in Tajikistan. An armed gang attacked...



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