The United States Justice Department is investigating whether Rabobank ignored signs of money laundering at its US branches in California. The investigation could lead to additional enforcement action against Rabobank, Bloomberg reports
American pop icon Lionel Richie will appear at the 40th North Sea Jazz Festival. It will be his first performance at the annual event.
25 consular staff from the Dutch Consulate in New York had to go home early yesterday to avoid getting stuck in the snow storm.
It would be better if the State of Israel would be moved from the Middle East to the United States, says the former Minister of Economic Affairs, Herman Heinsbroek to Quote.
"Then we might finally see peace in the world."
Terrorist suspect Sabir K. will not be extradited to the United States, the court in The Hague ruled today. This is the second time that his extradition has been prohibited by the court.
The most fanatical follower of the far-right Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik is probably a Dutchman, according to the Norwegian weekly newspaper Morgenbladet. The conclusion is the result of a year-long investigation into the forces behind eleven Breivik fan pages and social media communities.
Dutch drug manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies started testing an Ebola vaccine on humans this week. The Johnson & Johnson subsidiary produced 400,000 doses of the vaccine for large-scale clinical trials that could launch by April, the firm said in a statement.
Dutch companies maintain warm relations with the Crimea, the Ukrainian region that was annexed by Russia earlier this year.
Cuba asked Dutch companies to invest in the country. The Cuban ambassador in the Hague made this request now that the relations between Cuba and the United States are better and trading will be easier.
Sports car manufacturer Spyker declared bankruptcy Thursday after years of financial turmoil following the firm’s failed attempt to revive Swedish automaker Saab. The Dutch firm filed for voluntary financial restructuring earlier in December.
The Ministry of Defense will give more clarity regarding its plans with the JSF fighter aircraft that the government is considering to purchase this week. But it is already clear that the Netherlands will not be able to perform many external security missions with the 37 fighter jets in the coming years.
The Dutch men’s national football team is expected to square off against the United States on June 5 in a friendly match, SI.com reported. The game would take place just one week before a critical Oranje qualifier European Championship qualifier against Latvia.
PVV leader Geert Wilders told the national Police today that he meant every word of the "fewer Moroccans" statements he made during an election day rally on March 19. The controversial politician also cited American activist Martin Luther King jr. in Wilders' own fight against what Wilders calls the "Moroccan problem."
Thirty Congolese children adopted by thirteen sets of Dutch parents, have been waiting for more than a year for their departure to the Netherlands. State Secretary Fred Teeven calls it a distressing situation.
Terrorist suspect Sabir K. was arrested last week Thursday to be extradited to the United States. But the court decided on Tuesday to set him free again.
De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) has adjusted its location policy for the gold reserve. The DNB announced today that it shifted some of the gold from the United States to the Netherlands in order to achieve a more balanced distribution over different locations.
Flight MH17 was shot down with a missile system that was delivered by Russian forces.
Police in the Hague arrest a 28-year-old resident suspected of trafficking large amounts of anabolic steroids. Officers from the Office of Regional Criminal Investigations were acting on a tip from counterparts in the United States when they made the arrest at the man’s home, police say.
Piet de Klerk was appointed special envoy to combat terrorism.
The six dutch F-16 fighter aircraft that will bombard targets of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq, will fly a total of 600 hours per month during the mission.
At the UN Security Summit in New York on Wednesday, Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte said that the UN sanctions against jihadis are very important, and that The Netherlands supports them, but that the Dutch effort only extends to Iraq, not Syria, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
The United State has deemed The Netherlands unfit to address the threat of the Islamic State (IS) in a powerful enough manner. Because of the country's hesitation to contribute heavy weaponry, The Netherlands will not be part of the so-called coalition of the willing, in which nine allies are joining forces in the fight against IS, De Volkskrant reports.
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The Netherlands' Foreign Affairs Minister Frans Timmermans wrote on his Facebook page that he supports sanctions against Russia. He believes that it is the correct counter-measure for Russia's meddling in Ukraine, the NOS reports.