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Chemical weapons agency: 'toxic chemical' used in attack on Syrian rebel town last April

Mar 01 2019

AMSTERDAM Inspectors have concluded that a "toxic chemical" containing chlorine was used in an attack last April in the Syrian town of Douma, at the time held by rebels but besieged by pro-government forces, the global chemical weapons agency said on Friday.

Dutch prosecutors target Shell over Nigeria oil deal

Mar 01 2019

LONDON/AMSTERDAM Dutch prosecutors are preparing criminal charges against Royal Dutch Shell over the $1.3 billion acquisition of an Nigerian offshore oilfield, ramping up pressure on the energy firm that already faces bribery charges in Italy over the case.

Ahold says on course to meet U.S. online sales growth targets

Feb 27 2019

AMSTERDAM Ahold Delhaize, which operates supermarkets in Europe and the United States, is on track to meet a 20 percent U.S. online sales growth target this year as it opens automated grocery distribution points along the East Coast, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

U.S. D-Day flag to return home 75 years after Normandy landing

Feb 04 2019

ROTTERDAM A rare D-Day flag that flew on a U.S. Navy ship leading the allied advance at the beaches of Normandy nearly 75 years ago will be returned to America after going on display in the Netherlands on Monday.

Unprepared companies face serious problems after no deal Brexit: Dutch PM Rutte

Feb 01 2019

AMSTERDAM Dutch companies could face serious problems if they don't prepare for a no-deal Brexit, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday.

In shift, EU sanctions Iran over planned Europe attacks

Jan 08 2019

COPENHAGEN/BRUSSELS/AMSTERDAM The European Union on Tuesday froze the assets of an Iranian intelligence unit and two of its staff, as the Netherlands accused Iran of two killings on its soil and joined France and Denmark in alleging Tehran plotted other attacks in Europe.

Dutch authorities demand clean-up costs from Swiss shipping line

Jan 04 2019

AMSTERDAM Dutch authorities will hold Swiss shipping line MSC liable for the cost of cleaning up debris from more than 270 cargo containers that fell off one of its vessels and washed up on shore, officials said on Friday.

EU boy band tells Brits the love isn't over, 'come back to us'

Dec 19 2018

AMSTERDAM As Brexit rapidly approaches, a pro-European Union boy band has made its debut with a ballad to the British people pleading for them to "come back to us" because the love is not over. | Video

Exclusive: Dutch hospitals to drop U.S. body brokers, cite ethical concerns

Dec 10 2018

AMSTERDAM - Two major Dutch hospitals say they will stop importing human body parts from American firms, which they have been doing without any regulation for a decade. | Video

Chemical weapons agency to investigate alleged Aleppo attack

Nov 26 2018

THE HAGUE/GENEVA The global chemical weapons agency will investigate an alleged gas attack in Syria's Aleppo on Saturday that reportedly wounded up to 100 people, the head of the agency said on Monday.

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