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Record Dutch COVID-19 cases prompt U-turn on face masks

Sep 30 2020

AMSTERDAM The Dutch government reversed course on Wednesday on its long-held position against recommending the use of face masks in public places, as new coronavirus cases hit record highs and a parliamentary majority appealed for decisive action.

Dutch vote brings Unilever step closer to unification

Sep 21 2020

AMSTERDAM/LONDON Unilever NV shareholders approved plans to end the Anglo-Dutch company's dual-headed corporate structure and form a London-based entity, which it says will make dealmaking simpler.

Dutch vote brings Unilever step closer to unification

Sep 21 2020

AMSTERDAM/LONDON Unilever NV shareholders approved plans to end the Anglo-Dutch company's dual-headed corporate structure and form a London-based entity, which it says will make dealmaking simpler.

Unilever's Dutch shareholders vote on unification, HQ move

Sep 18 2020

AMSTERDAM Shareholders of Unilever NV in the Netherlands are expected to back plans to unify the consumer goods giant under a single parent company based in London and end 90 years as an Anglo-Dutch hybrid.

Dutch populist Wilders acquitted of inciting discrimination

Sep 04 2020

AMSTERDAM Dutch politician Geert Wilders was acquitted by an appeals court on Friday of discrimination, in a partial legal victory for the far-right populist who leads the opposition in parliament and who is known for his anti-Islam rhetoric.

ICC says U.S. sanctions are an attack on rule of law

Sep 02 2020

THE HAGUE The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Wednesday said moves by the U.S. government to place sanctions on its prosecutor were an attack on international justice and the rule of law.

Vivendi strikes new court victory against Mediaset's Dutch plan

Sep 01 2020

MILAN/AMSTERDAM Vivendi has won an appeal in an Amsterdam court against a plan by Italy's top commercial broadcaster Mediaset to fold its domestic and Spanish businesses into a Dutch holding company, a court document showed on Tuesday.

Mladic closing speech cut short at genocide appeal

Aug 26 2020

AMSTERDAM A U.N. judge cut short the closing remarks of former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic on Wednesday as he appealed his life sentence for war crimes, including genocide, during the break-up of the former Yugoslavia.

Former Bosnian Serb general Mladic appeals genocide conviction

Aug 25 2020

THE HAGUE Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic returned to a United Nations court on Tuesday to appeal his 2017 conviction for genocide and crimes against humanity during the Yugoslav Wars. | Video

Growth at payments co Adyen slows amid coronavirus, shares dip

Aug 20 2020

AMSTERDAM Payments processor Adyen NV reported slower earnings growth on Thursday, as transactions at online retailers increased but travel industry customers payments fell due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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