Emperor, Empress meet Dutch royal couple

Oct 29, 2014

Emperor, Empress meet Dutch royal couple

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko met on Wednesday with Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, who are visiting Japan as state guests. During the meeting at the Imperial Palace, the king said many Japanese companies have expanded into the Netherlands and created new jobs ...

Dutch 'Black Pete' finally gets face-lift

Oct 16, 2014

Dutch 'Black Pete' finally gets face-lift

Black Pete, the jolly sidekick of the Dutch Saint Nicholas, is finally getting a face-lift after years of bitter debate, including death threats against those calling for change. An Amsterdam court’s ruling in July that Pete — traditionally dressed in a gaudy medieval costume ...

Hitachi wins deal to supply train cars to Dutch company Abellio

Oct 10, 2014

Hitachi wins deal to supply train cars to Dutch company Abellio

Hitachi Ltd. said Thursday it was selected to deliver 234 train cars to Dutch railway operator Abellio for an undisclosed sum, with delivery expected by 2017. The Japanese supplier has been chosen as the Dutch company’s preferred bidder for the contract, which also includes ...

For sale: 2,500 Dutch body bags

Oct 3, 2014

For sale: 2,500 Dutch body bags

The Dutch government is selling off 2,500 body bags in an online auction. Rob Meijer, commercial director of BVA Auctions, said Thursday his company sells plenty of strange stuff, but this one is “special.” Meijer says there hasn’t been a great deal of interest ...

Report: Flight 17 likely downed by 'outside impacts'

Sep 9, 2014

Report: Flight 17 likely downed by 'outside impacts'

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was likely struck by multiple “high-energy objects from outside the aircraft,” causing it to break up over eastern Ukraine, a preliminary report into the deadly aviation disaster concluded Tuesday. The report by the Dutch Safety Board stopped short of saying ...

Jul 31, 2014

Dutch, Australian experts reach MH17 crash site: OSCE

Dutch and Australian experts accompanied by a team of international monitors on Thursday reached the crash site of downed Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 after days of fierce fighting that had stopped them reaching the area. “Monitors reach MH17 crash site for 1st time in ...

Jul 23, 2014

British experts to analyze MH17 black boxes

Black boxes from the Malaysia Airlines plane downed in eastern Ukraine will be examined by U.K. air accident investigators, Britain’s prime minister said Tuesday. British experts at the Air Accidents Investigation Branch will retrieve data from the flight recorders for analysis, following a request ...