American President Barrack Obama asked has asked the Netherlands to take in prisoners from Guantanamo. He did so during his meeting with King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs in Washington D.C. on Monday.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima met with American President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington on Monday during their first visit to the Unites States after King-Willem Alexander took the throne two years ago. After their meeting, Obama called the Netherlands "some of our oldest and more precious allies".
The Dutch drug trafficker Maikel S. has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a United States court. He was found guilty of selling drugs on a large scale via the now closed website Silk Road.
Eighteen year old Paul Brands, baseball player for the Hoofdorp baseball club Vaessen Pioneers, has signed a professional contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He left for Florida on Friday to prepare for the new season.
Ahold and Delhaize, one of the largest Belgian grocers, are discussing a merger, reports Belgian business daily De Tijd. The talks are still in their early stages, according to the newspaper. Neither of the two companies officially commented on the issue.
The team of aviation investigators that is investigating the disaster with flight MH17 had a meeting on Gilze Rijen air base on Thursday. According to the Dutch Safety Board, "good progress" was made in the meeting.
The United States wants travelers bound for America to be checked and verified at Schiphol airport. The Dutch government has received an official request from the United States to set up a so-called preclearance facility at the airport.
According to Rob Bertholee, the chief of the General Intelligence and Security Service, whistle blower Edward Snowden's allegations that the AIVD is a lap dog to its American counterpart is "absolute bullshit".
The Anti Defamation League, an influential Jewish civil rights movement in America, is not happy with the fact that PVV leader Geert Wilders will be a guest speaker in Washington D.C. on Wednesday.
Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs and the American UN Ambassador Samantha Power called on the international community to contribute more to UN peacekeeping missions. Koenders think that Europe in particular should be contributing more peacekeepers.
The chief rabbi of the Orthodox Jewish community in Amsterdam, Aryeh Ralbag, has been linked to a case in the United States against four rabbis who allegedly kidnapped and beat Jewish men to force them to agree to a divorce. One of the victims has accused Ralbag of beating him, but Ralbag denies this accusation.
Dutch yacht builders are losing revenue because of the Western sanctions against Russia, and restrictions on several wealthy Russians who cannot enter European naval space. Shipbuilders in the Netherlands are losing several hundred millions in sales, reports FD.
The Lowlands Festival confirmed 13 new artists to its line-up earlier this week. Scotland-based indie-rockers Franz Ferdinand & Sparks (FFS) will showcase their supergroup. American nu-metal band Limp Bizkit is among the most well-known acts added to the lineup in the latest announcement.
Minister Lilianne Ploumen has asked the Social-Economic Council (SER) to investigate the possible consequences for employees in the Netherlands in the trade treaty TTIP, NOS reports. Europe and the United States are currently negotiating TTIP, which is the largest trade treaty ever.
American parcel deliverer FedEx plans to buy its Dutch counterpart TNT Express, the companies announced in a joint press release.
According to Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs, there has been "important progress" and a "good result" from the negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program between Iran, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Russia, China and the European Union.
Dutch King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and Foreign Minister Bert Koenders will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House during a three-day visit to the United States, the Netherlands Royal House announced on Tuesday. Following a stop in Washington D.C., the Dutch leaders will continue to Grand Rapids, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois.
Dutch exports are boosted by the low rate of the euro and the sharp fall in oil prices. The top three most important export markets for the Netherlands are the United States, Canada and Turkey. This is the first time since 2009 that the US is back in the top three.
The first black professional football player in the Netherlands, Steve Mokone, has died at the age of 82, his former club Heracles revealed on Friday. Known as the "Black Meteor," Mokone was signed in1957 by the Almelo-based team after playing for English team, Coventry City.
Investigators in the Netherlands made 76 formal requests to Facebook for data in the last six months of 2014, the social media network revealed on Monday. Specific data about Facebook user accounts was requested 84 times, with some proposals covering multiple accounts at once.
The seven-person family missing since Sunday from Doorwerth, Gelderland was found in Germany. The whole family, including all five children from newborn to 10-year-old, is in good health, police reports.
Dutch-American company Mylan denies supplying materials for executions in the United States. According to the company, the drug rocuronium bromide they deliver to US hospitals and wholesalers, is intended to be used for anesthesia in medical treatments.
A Dutch national suspected of identity theft and hacking will stand trial in a U.S court and could face up to seven years in prison if convicted, My News LA reported.
Chip maker Gemalto will be presenting its findings in the investigation into reported hackings in a tomorrow. Meanwhile the company has already concluded that its SIM cards, bank cards, passports and other products are secure from initial findings.