Business Jul 18, 2019

Dutch airline KLM under fire for breastfeeding cover-up rule

Dutch airline KLM faced criticism Wednesday for policies that "shame women's bodies" after a breastfeeding mother said she was told to cover up in case other passengers were offended. The woman named Shelby Angel said on Facebook that a flight attendant told her to put ...

Calls for justice on fifth anniversary of MH17 crash

World Jul 17, 2019

Calls for justice on fifth anniversary of MH17 crash

Families of the victims of flight MH17 marked five years on Wednesday since the crash, with calls for justice for the shooting down of the Malaysia Airlines plane over war-torn eastern Ukraine. The remembrance services in the Netherlands and Kuala Lumpur came less than a ...

ICC is told Malian jihadist 'terrorized Timbuktu'

World / Crime & Legal Jul 9, 2019

ICC is told Malian jihadist 'terrorized Timbuktu'

A Malian jihadi accused of demolishing Timbuktu's fabled shrines also imposed a reign of terror on local residents, who were "scared out of their minds," the International Criminal Court heard on Monday. Prosecutors accuse Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud of war ...

Business May 27, 2019

Dutch judge rules Schiphol trains must run during strike

A Dutch judge Sunday ruled against plans by the country's largest trade union to allow train drivers serving Amsterdam's busy Schiphol airport to join a country-wide strike. Thousands of bus, train and tram drivers are expected strike on Tuesday in protest at government plans to ...

Dutch lead populist charge in European Parliament elections

World / Politics May 19, 2019

Dutch lead populist charge in European Parliament elections

A flamboyant Dutch populist could open the floodgates for a tidal wave of euroskeptic and anti-immigration parties across the continent in this week's European Parliament elections. Classics-quoting climate skeptic Thierry Baudet founded the Forum for Democracy just two years ago, but his party is on ...

Japan off to strong start against Netherlands in Fed Cup

Tennis Apr 20, 2019

Japan off to strong start against Netherlands in Fed Cup

Japan is in control of its Fed Cup World Group II relegation showdown against the Netherlands following singles wins by Misaki Doi and Nao Hibino on Saturday. Hibino easily overcame Dutch No. l Bibiane Schoofs 6-1, 6-2 after Doi beat Richel Hogenkamp 6-3, 6-4 in ...