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Dutch storage battery maker considering plant in Poland

Dutch storage battery start-up Lithium Werks is in advanced talks with Poland for a billion euro plant like the one it is building in China, its founder told AFP on Monday.Kees Koolen said Europe was...

  • December 17th 2018 at 01:00

Dutch PM warns against copying Brexit 'chaos'

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte warned the Netherlands on Monday against emulating the "chaos" and division of Britain's decision to leave the European Union."I compare the Netherlands to a fragile vase,...

  • December 17th 2018 at 01:00

Dutch to ban raw ivory sales from 2019

The Netherlands said Monday it will ban all raw ivory sales from next year, as it unveiled the results of a major operation to combat trafficking in endangered animals and plants.Currently Dutch law permits...

  • December 17th 2018 at 01:00

Heavy fog grounds flights in the Netherlands

Heavy fog over the Netherlands forced at least one airport to close its runways and divert inbound flights Sunday, leaving thousands of passengers stranded, the airports and news reports said.The southern...

  • December 16th 2018 at 01:00

Dutch to boost defence spending for more jets, firepower

The Netherlands pledged Friday to boost its defence spending in the coming year to buy more fighter jets and strengthen its special forces and cyber capabilities, officials said."Extra investment in defence...

  • December 14th 2018 at 01:00

Dutch court dismisses Chinese plea for mummy's return

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...

  • December 12th 2018 at 01:00

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

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...

  • December 12th 2018 at 01:00

Barricades burn as new 'yellow vest' protests hit Paris

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...

  • December 8th 2018 at 01:00

Dutch to probe illegal adoptions from Brazil

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...

  • December 6th 2018 at 01:00

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

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...

  • December 5th 2018 at 01:00

Italy's 'Ndrangheta mafia hit by huge international sweep

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,...

  • December 5th 2018 at 01:00

GSK sells health drinks arm, buys US cancer treatment firm

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...

  • December 3rd 2018 at 01:00

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

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,...

  • December 3rd 2018 at 01:00

Unilever buys GSK Asian health drinks arm for 3.3 bn euros

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...

  • December 3rd 2018 at 01:00

Dutch prayer vigil family 'hopeful' of asylum

An Armenian family saved from deportation by a Dutch church's round-the-clock religious services said Thursday it was "a difficult time", even if they remain hopeful.The Tamrazyan family have been sheltering...

  • December 13th 2018 at 01:00

Rare photo of young Van Gogh is actually brother: museum

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...

  • November 29th 2018 at 01:00

Renault, Nissan alliance in first talks since Ghosn arrest

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...

  • November 29th 2018 at 01:00

Dutch rail says it will compensate for Nazi death camps

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...

  • November 27th 2018 at 01:00

Uber hit with UK, Dutch fines for data breach

Britain and the Netherlands fined ride-hailing giant Uber more than one million euros (dollars) on Tuesday for hiding a huge data breach for more than one year.Hackers compromised customers' personal...

  • November 27th 2018 at 01:00

Dutch to tighten tax rules for multinationals after EU pressure

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...

  • November 27th 2018 at 01:00
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