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ICC delays release of Ivory Coast ex-leader Gbagbo despite acquittal

Jan 18 2019

THE HAGUE/ABIDJAN International Criminal Court appeals judges delayed the release of ex-Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo on Friday, ordering that he be held for at least two more weeks after being acquitted on crimes against humanity charges.

Last ditch attempt by prosecutors to keep ex-Ivorian leader in custody

Jan 16 2019

THE HAGUE Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court on Wednesday made a last ditch attempt to keep ex-Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo in custody, appealing an order for his release after he was acquitted on crimes against humanity charges.

Ivory Coast's Gbagbo cleared of war crimes, may return to politics

Jan 15 2019

THE HAGUE/ABIDJAN The International Criminal Court acquitted former Ivorian leader Laurent Gbagbo of war crimes on Tuesday and ordered his release to the joy of dancing supporters and frustration of victims of atrocities. | Video

Former Ivorian leader seeks acquittal on war crimes charges

Jan 14 2019

THE HAGUE International Criminal Court judges will rule on Tuesday on former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo's request to be acquitted and released after more than seven years in custody.

Dutch worried by U.S. plans to pull forces from Syria, Afghanistan

Dec 21 2018

THE HAGUE The Netherlands, joining other U.S. allies, voiced disquiet on Friday at the U.S. decision to withdraw forces from Syria and said Washington's plan to reduce its military presence in Afghanistan was premature.

Dutch church holding non-stop service to block deportations hopes for Christmas miracle

Dec 14 2018

THE HAGUE Worshippers at a church in the Netherlands that have been holding round-the-clock prayer services for more than six weeks to prevent an Armenian family from being deported are hoping for a Christmas miracle. | Video

Central African war crimes suspect 'Rambo' handed to global court

Nov 18 2018

AMSTERDAM A war crimes suspect wanted for alleged murder, deportation and torture of Muslims in the Central African Republic has been handed over to the International Criminal Court in the Hague, the tribunal said.

Dutch to reconsider scrapping dividend tax after Unilever U-turn

Oct 05 2018

THE HAGUE The Dutch government will reconsider plans to scrap the country's dividend tax, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday, hours after multinational Unilever said it would not move its headquarters to the Netherlands.

Dutch to reconsider scrapping dividend tax after Unilever U-turn

Oct 05 2018

THE HAGUE The Dutch government will reconsider plans to scrap the country's dividend tax, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday, hours after multinational Unilever said it would not move its headquarters to the Netherlands.

Dutch government says it disrupted Russian attempt to hack chemical weapons watchdog

Oct 04 2018

THE HAGUE Dutch authorities disrupted an attempt in April by Russian intelligence agents to hack the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Defence Minister Ank Bijleveld said on Thursday. | Video

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