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United States

Bart H. Meijer

Philips growth spurred by COVID-19 demand and distant care

Oct 19 2020

AMSTERDAM Health technology company Philips saw sales and profits jump in the third quarter, as the COVID-19 pandemic spurred demand for hospital equipment needed to help patients battling the disease. | Video

Countries turn to rapid antigen tests to contain second wave of COVID-19

Oct 14 2020

ZURICH/BERLIN Countries straining to contain a second wave of COVID-19 are turning to faster, cheaper but less accurate tests to avoid the delays and shortages that have plagued efforts to diagnose and trace those infected quickly.

After months of confidence, Netherlands wakes up to Covid surge

Oct 07 2020

AMSTERDAM Until recently, the Netherlands was so comfortable with its test-and-trace plan for a second wave of coronavirus infections that it thought there was no need to make people wear face masks.

Dutch football fans score own goal with pandemic-defying bash

Sep 25 2020

AMSTERDAM Fans of Dutch soccer team Willem II Tilburg came under fire in the Netherlands for throwing a large party with no regard for social distancing rules to celebrate their team's return to European competition.

Soccer-Dutch football fans score own goal with pandemic-defying bash

Sep 25 2020

AMSTERDAM, Sept 25 Fans of Dutch soccer team Willem II Tilburg came under fire in the Netherlands for throwing a large party with no regard for social distancing rules to celebrate their team's return to European competition.

U.N. tribunal convicts Hezbollah defendant in Hariri assassination case

Aug 18 2020

LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands A U.N.-backed court on Tuesday convicted a member of the Hezbollah group of conspiring to kill former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik al-Hariri in a 2005 bombing that set the stage for years of confrontation between Lebanon's political forces. | Video

UPDATE 4-ABN Amro exits trade, commodity finance in wider industry shake-up

Aug 12 2020

* Q2 net loss of 5 million euros not as bad as forecast (Recasts, adds background)

EssiLux case puts $8.5 billion GrandVision takeover in doubt

Aug 10 2020

AMSTERDAM EssilorLuxottica said on Monday that GrandVision's actions during the coronavirus crisis could provide grounds for ending its 7.2 billion euro ($8.5 billion) takeover of the Dutch eyewear stores operator.

EU delays strict rule-of-law conditions for recovery fund

Jul 21 2020

BRUSSELS/AMSTERDAM Hungary, Poland and the Netherlands all claimed victory on Tuesday after a European Union summit left open how to tie a new coronavirus recovery fund to democratic values, raising doubts about whether compliance would be possible or meaningful.

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