Netherlands

WASHINGTON | Mnuchin says he will not attend Saudi investment conference

WASHINGTON — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Thursday he will not attend an investment conference in Saudi Arabia. Mnuchin made the announcement on his Twitter account , saying that the decision was made after a White House meeting with President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Mnuchin said in his tweet, “I will … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Mnuchin says he will not attend Saudi investment conference

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Ex-UN leader helps launch climate ‘adaptation’ initiative

THE HAGUE, Netherlands  — Former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and other dignitaries have launched an initiative to accelerate and expand ways for the world to adapt to climate change. Ban is leading the Global Commission on Adaptation with Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and World Bank CEO Kristalina Georgieva. Its mandate is to encourage the … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Ex-UN leader helps launch climate ‘adaptation’ initiative

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Dutch king and queen to travel to Britain for state visit

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands will travel to London later this month on a state visit that the Dutch government says will take them from Buckingham Palace to Brixton. The government said Monday that the first state visit to Britain by a sitting Dutch monarch since Queen Beatrix … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Dutch king and queen to travel to Britain for state visit

MOSCOW | Russia dismisses suspected spy actions as routine Dutch trip

MOSCOW — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says suspected Russian spies accused of trying to hack into the world’s chemical weapons watchdog weren’t doing anything illegal. Lavrov on Monday was the first senior Russian official to address last week’s accusations by Dutch officials that Russian GRU military intelligence agents tried and failed to hack into … Continue reading MOSCOW | Russia dismisses suspected spy actions as routine Dutch trip

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Walk on the wild side: Dutch jogger runs into lion cub

THE HAGUE, Netherlands  — A jogger’s run through the Dutch countryside turned into a walk on the wild side when he discovered a lion cub in a field. Police say the young cub was found Sunday in a cage dumped in a field near Tienhoven between the central cities of Utrecht and Hilversum. Police have … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Walk on the wild side: Dutch jogger runs into lion cub

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Unilever scraps plan to leave London headquarters

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Anglo-Dutch consumer goods multinational Unilever, whose brands include Knorr and Dove, has scrapped a plan to consolidate its headquarters in the Netherlands following opposition from British shareholders. The company, which has head offices in both Rotterdam and London, says in a statement Friday that the plan to make Rotterdam its sole … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Unilever scraps plan to leave London headquarters

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Unilever dumps plan for single head office in Rotterdam

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Anglo-Dutch consumer goods multinational Unilever, whose brands include Knorr and Dove, has scrapped a plan to consolidate its headquarters in the Netherlands following opposition from British shareholders. The company, which has head offices in both Rotterdam and London, says in a statement Friday that the plan to make Rotterdam its sole … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Unilever dumps plan for single head office in Rotterdam