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Pro-EU Dutch parties see surprise gains in first results of EU election

24 May 2019

AMSTERDAM Dutch mainstream, EU-supporting political parties made gains in the first test of the European Parliament election, according to an exit poll that showed a surprise Labour victory and a weak showing for eurosceptics in the Netherlands.

In upset, Dutch Labour party trumps populists in European vote - exit poll

24 May 2019

(This May 23 story has been refiled to clarify source in headline.)

Staffing firm Randstad tops forecast as Europe steadies, North America grows

24 Apr 2019

AMSTERDAM Netherlands-based staffing company Randstad beat first-quarter earnings forecasts on Wednesday, helped by stabilizing markets in Europe, apart from Germany, and growth in North America.

ASML says it suffered intellectual property theft, rejects 'Chinese' label

11 Apr 2019

AMSTERDAM Dutch ASML said on Thursday it had been the victim of corporate espionage in 2015 involving employees from countries including China but said it had not been the target of any "national conspiracy".

Chemical weapons agency - 'toxic chemical' used in attack on Syrian rebel town last April

01 Mar 2019

AMSTERDAM Inspectors have concluded that a "toxic chemical" containing chlorine was used in an attack last April in the Syrian town of Douma, at the time held by rebels but besieged by pro-government forces, the global chemical weapons agency said on Friday.

UPDATE 3-Dutch prosecutors target Shell over Nigeria oil deal

01 Mar 2019

* Shell separately charged over Dutch plant blast, emissions (Adds charges over petrochemical plant, emissions, updates shares)

Ahold says on course to meet U.S. online sales growth targets

27 Feb 2019

AMSTERDAM Ahold Delhaize, which operates supermarkets in Europe and the United States, is on track to meet a 20 percent U.S. online sales growth target this year as it opens automated grocery distribution points along the East Coast, its chief executive said on Wednesday.

U.S. D-Day flag to return home 75 years after Normandy landing

04 Feb 2019

ROTTERDAM A rare D-Day flag that flew on a U.S. Navy ship leading the allied advance at the beaches of Normandy nearly 75 years ago will be returned to America after going on display in the Netherlands on Monday.

U.S. D-Day flag to return home 75 years after Normandy landing

04 Feb 2019

ROTTERDAM, Feb 4 A rare D-Day flag that flew on a U.S. Navy ship leading the allied advance at the beaches of Normandy nearly 75 years ago will be returned to America after going on display in the Netherlands on Monday.

Unprepared companies face serious problems after no deal Brexit - Dutch PM Rutte

01 Feb 2019

AMSTERDAM Dutch companies could face serious problems if they don't prepare for a no-deal Brexit, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday.

World News

Europeans vote, with EU future in balance

Europeans vote on Sunday in an election expected to further dent traditional pro-EU parties and bolster the nationalist fringe in the European Parliament, putting a potential brake on collective action in economic and foreign policy.