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Today โ€” November 17th 2018Expatica Dutch Headlines

Major powers set to clash as chemical arms watchdog meets

Global powers are set to clash next week as the world's chemical arms watchdog meets for the first time since it was rocked by allegations of Russian spying.The Organisation for the Prevention of Chemical...

  • November 17th 2018 at 01:00
Yesterday โ€” November 16th 2018Expatica Dutch Headlines

France, Germany 'jumping the gun' on EU army: Dutch PM

France and Germany are jumping the gun with calls for a European army, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday, asserting that the continent's safety could be guaranteed only through NATO."The idea...

  • November 16th 2018 at 01:00

EU won't make 'massive changes' to Brexit deal: Dutch PM

The European Union is unlikely to make any major changes to a draft Brexit deal struck between British and EU negotiators, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday."It's unlikely that any changes will...

  • November 16th 2018 at 01:00

Jailed war criminal Mladic 'sends kisses' live on Serb TV

Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic, sentenced to life imprisonment for genocide, spoke live by telephone to a Serbian television channel from a Dutch jail Friday saying he was sending kisses, sparking...

  • November 16th 2018 at 01:00
Before yesterdayExpatica Dutch Headlines

Dutch activists lose bid to ban blackface Christmas character

A Dutch court Wednesday slapped down a bid by an anti-discrimination group to ban the "racist characteristics" of a traditional Christmas-time blackface character, whose appearance sparks a yearly controversy.The...

  • November 14th 2018 at 01:00

Chemical weapons body faces 'difficult moment', new chief warns

The world's chemical arms watchdog is confronting a "difficult moment" after a series of recent attacks and a Russian spy scandal, the body's new chief told AFP Tuesday.In an interview days before a key...

  • November 13th 2018 at 01:00

No copyright on taste of cheese, EU court rules

The taste of a food product cannot be copyrighted because it is too subjective, the EU's top court ruled Tuesday, rejecting a claim by a Dutch cheese manufacturer against a rival.The European Court of...

  • November 13th 2018 at 01:00

Dutch pro-blackface protesters sentenced for road block

A Dutch court sentenced 34 supporters of a traditional Christmas-time blackface character to community service on Friday for blocking a road to stop an anti-racism protest."Zwarte Piet" or Black Pete...

  • November 9th 2018 at 01:00

N.Korean worker files Polish shipyard 'slavery' claim

A North Korean worker with a Dutch company operating at a Polish shipyard has filed a lawsuit alleging inhumane and slavelike conditions, his lawyer said Thursday.The unnamed worker from the impoverished...

  • November 8th 2018 at 01:00

Dutchman, 69, in legal bid to cut 20 years off his age

A Dutch "young god" just months shy of his 70th birthday has launched a legal bid to slash 20 years off his age as he looks to enhance his prospects at work and in love.In an unprecedented case in the...

  • November 8th 2018 at 01:00

UN faces calls for stronger action to end Yemen war

Three countries at the UN Security Council on Wednesday blocked a statement calling for an end to the war in Yemen and instead demanded a full-fledged resolution be adopted to bring warring sides to the...

  • November 7th 2018 at 01:00

Balkans deal on war missing an 'investment in peace'

Balkan countries will boost cooperation to identify victims of the 1990s wars, said the head of a group that helps trace missing people, describing it as a "big deal" in an era of growing nationalism...

  • November 7th 2018 at 01:00

Fleeing Pakistan blasphemy lawyer says wants to stay in Netherlands

A Pakistani lawyer of a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy who claimed he was forced to leave his country for the Netherlands by the UN and EU on Tuesday said he wanted to remain on Dutch soil and...

  • November 6th 2018 at 01:00

Dutch pulls several Pakistan embassy staff over threats: FM

The Netherlands said Monday it has pulled several embassy staff members from Pakistan over persistent threats, reportedly from Islamists angry over anti-Islam tweets by the far-right politician Geert...

  • November 12th 2018 at 01:00

Blasphemy lawyer made to leave Pakistan 'against my wishes'

The Pakistani lawyer who saved a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy from death row said Monday that the UN and EU made him leave the country "against my wishes" because he was a "prime target."Saif-ul-Malook,...

  • November 5th 2018 at 01:00

Mosques seek Twitter ban on Dutch populist Geert Wilders

A body representing 144 Turkish mosques in the Netherlands has asked Twitter to block the account of anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders for inciting hatred.The Turkish Islamic Cultural Federation (TICF)...

  • November 5th 2018 at 01:00

Pakistan blasphemy lawyer says EU, UN made him leave 'against my wishes'

The Pakistani lawyer who saved a Christian woman convicted of blasphemy from death row said Monday that the UN and EU made him leave the country "against my wishes" because his life was at risk.Saif-ul-Malook,...

  • November 5th 2018 at 01:00

Heineken seals $3 bn deal with China's top brewer

Dutch brewing behemoth Heineken said Monday it had finalised a $3 billion deal to merge its Chinese operations with the country's top brewer, expanding its access to the world's largest beer market.Under...

  • November 5th 2018 at 01:00

Dutch Nazi art probe rejects Kandinsky claim

The heirs of a Jewish art collector have lost their bid to reclaim a prized Kandinsky painting sold to Amsterdam's famous Stedelijk Museum during World War II, the museum said Friday.Wassily Kandinsky's...

  • November 2nd 2018 at 01:00

Dutch officials unable to trace how Balkan war criminal got poison

Dutch prosecutors said Friday they had not managed to establish how a Bosnian Croat war criminal got the poison he used in his courtroom suicide in front of UN judges.The conclusion came almost a year...

  • November 2nd 2018 at 01:00
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