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Protests over George Floyd's death expose raw race relations worldwide

02 Jun 2020

AMSTERDAM/MADRID Images of a white police officer kneeling on the neck of African-American George Floyd, who then died, have sparked protests from Amsterdam to Nairobi, but they also expose deeper grievances among demonstrators over strained race relations in their own countries. | Video

Protests over Floyd's death expose raw race relations worldwide

02 Jun 2020

AMSTERDAM/MADRID, June 2 Images of a white police officer kneeling on the neck of African-American George Floyd who then died have sparked angry protests from Amsterdam to Nairobi, but they also expose deeper grievances among demonstrators over strained race relations in their own countries.

Yukos shareholders seize Russian vodka assets in the Netherlands

18 May 2020

AMSTERDAM Shareholders in the now defunct Russian oil giant Yukos have seized Netherlands-based assets of two well-known vodka brands controlled by the Russian state in their most recent legal move to obtain $57 billion in damages from Moscow, they said on Monday.

Dutch economy contracts 1.7% in first quarter as consumers stop spending

15 May 2020

AMSTERDAM The Dutch economy contracted by 1.7% in the first quarter of 2020 as the coronavirus outbreak began to bite, led by the largest drop in consumer spending on record, Statistics Netherlands said on Friday.

Ahold profits surge as consumers stockpile on food, shift online

07 May 2020

AMSTERDAM Ahold Delhaize , one of the world's largest food retailers, said first-quarter core earnings rose by more than a third as consumers stockpiled during the coronavirus outbreak and stepped up online shopping, notably in the United States.

Air France-KLM wins aid deal, flags likely share issue

25 Apr 2020

PARIS/AMSTERDAM Air France-KLM secured 7 billion euros (6 billion pounds) in French government aid on Friday, as the airline industry struggles to survive the coronavirus crisis that has all but halted passenger traffic across much of the world.

Netherlands refuses to 'Go Dutch' on EU coronavirus debt

10 Apr 2020

BRUSSELS/AMSTERDAM As the European Union hammered out an emergency economic package this week for countries reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dutch held true to their reputation for thriftiness by refusing to support a plea by southern members to take on collective debt.

Netherlands refuses to 'Go Dutch' on EU coronavirus debt

09 Apr 2020

BRUSSELS/AMSTERDAM, April 9 As the European Union spars over an emergency economic package for countries reeling from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Dutch have revived their image of thriftiness by refusing to support a plea by southern members to take on collective debt.

Syrian air force behind chemical attacks, investigation team finds

08 Apr 2020

Syrian Arab Air Force pilots flying Sukhoi Su-22 military planes and a helicopter dropped bombs containing poisonous chlorine and sarin nerve gas on a village in the country's western Hama region in March 2017, a new team at the global chemical weapons watchdog concluded in its first report.

Exclusive: Air France-KLM in talks on multibillion euro state-backed loan package

03 Apr 2020

PARIS/AMSTERDAM Air France-KLM is in talks with banks to receive up to 6 billion euros ($6.5 billion) in loans guaranteed by the French and Dutch governments, as the airline group braces for a sustained coronavirus shutdown, sources told Reuters.

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