Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the four Russian nationals, who were detained and expelled by the Dutch authorities on suspicion of espionage, had been on a “routine” trip, stressing that they had not done anything illegal and their expulsion from the Netherlands had been a “misunderstanding.”
Thousands of supporters of a Pakistani Islamic party have called for the expulsion of the Dutch ambassador as it launched a protest against a far-right Dutch politician's plan for a blasphemous cartoon competition depicting Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).
Dutch chemical giant AkzoNobel announced Tuesday it was selling its chemicals arm to U.S.-based investors Carlyle Group and Singapore's GIC for 10.1 billion euros ($12.6 billion), as part of its strategy to bolster the company.
Turkey summoned the Dutch charge d‘affaires on Friday to complain about the Netherlands Parliament recognizing the massacre of as many as 1.5 million Armenians in 1915 as genocide, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said, according to Reuters.
Turkey has summoned the Dutch chargé d'affaires to Ankara in protest at an "unacceptable" move by the Netherlands’ lower house of parliament to approve two motions recognizing as genocide the killing of as many as 1.5 million Armenians in 1915.
Iranian diaspora in the Netherlands denounced a politician's move to have thrown away the Iranian Embassy's Christmas present and demanded that he apologize, Iran's Embassy in the Netherlands announced.
Bosnian Croat war criminal Slobodan Praljak likely died from heart failure after swallowing potassium cyanide, Dutch prosecutors said Friday, two days after his dramatic courtroom suicide in front of UN judges.