The Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte has launched a disparaging attack on Britain as the country seeks to leave the European Union, saying the UK has become a “diminished” country in the years following the Brexit referendum.
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.