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Dutch superyacht builders propelled by rising economic tide

14 Aug 2018

OSS, Netherlands With three lounges, three dining rooms, an open-air jacuzzi, a bar and six luxury cabins, the 50-metre "Aster" is one of Dutch shipyard Heesen's more modest superyachts. | Video

Suriname leaders slam Dutch minister over 'failed state' comments

18 Jul 2018

PARAMARIBO/AMSTERDAM Suriname politicians on Wednesday slammed Holland's Foreign Minister Stef Blok for saying the former Dutch colony was a "failed state" as a result of its diverse ethnic makeup.

Chemical weapons agency finds 'chlorinated' chemicals in Syria's Douma

08 Jul 2018

(This July 6 story corrects the location of positive samples in paragraph 10.)

Chemical arms watchdog wins right to assign blame for attacks

28 Jun 2018

THE HAGUE The world's chemical weapons watchdog won new powers on Wednesday to assign blame for attacks with banned toxic munitions, a diplomatic victory for Britain just months after a former Russian spy was poisoned on its territory. | Video

UK, allies - empower chemical arms watchdog to assign blame for attacks

26 Jun 2018

THE HAGUE Britain's Foreign Minister Boris Johnson called on Tuesday for all nations to vote to bolster the powers of the chemical weapons watchdog, saying it should be able to assign blame for attacks with banned poison munitions.

West and Russia square off for fight over empowering chemical weapons body

25 Jun 2018

THE HAGUE, June 25 Britain, which has condemned Russia over the nerve agent poisoning of an ex-spy, is pushing to give more teeth to the global chemical weapons watchdog so that it can point the finger at those who carry out attacks with banned toxic substances.

Investigators identify Russian military unit in downing of flight MH17

24 May 2018

BUNNIK, Netherlands Dutch prosecutors identified a Russian military unit on Thursday as the source of the missile that shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 people on board. | Video

France proposes new mechanism to assign blame for chemical attacks

04 May 2018

THE HAGUE/PARIS Western powers are weighing a French proposal to create a new mechanism at the world's chemical weapons watchdog that would enable it to assign blame for attacks with banned munitions, diplomatic sources told Reuters.

France proposes new mechanism to assign blame for chemical attacks

04 May 2018

THE HAGUE/PARIS Western powers are weighing a French proposal to create a new mechanism at the world's chemical weapons watchdog that would enable it to assign blame for attacks with banned munitions, diplomatic sources told Reuters.

Chemical weapons inspectors back from Syria's Douma - source

04 May 2018

AMSTERDAM Chemical weapons inspectors have returned from a mission to the Syrian town of Douma, where they took samples and interviewed witnesses to determine whether banned munitions were used in an attack last month, a diplomatic source said on Friday.

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