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Royal Dutch Shell expects up to $22-billion hit from coronavirus

Jun 30, 2020 - 7:20 PM

Royal Dutch Shell sees a charge of between $15 billion and $22 billion in the 2nd quarter of 2020

SHELL. The headquarters of Royal Dutch Shell in the Netherlands. Photo from Shutterstock

Royal Dutch Shell cuts dividend for first time since WWII on oil crisis

Apr 30, 2020 - 8:25 PM

With oil prices plummeting, Royal Dutch Shell sinks into a $24-million net loss in the 1st quarter of 2020

SHELL. The headquarters of Royal Dutch Shell in the Netherlands. Photo from Shutterstock

Royal Dutch Shell cuts costs, slashes spending on virus turmoil

Mar 23, 2020 - 4:00 PM

'The combination of steeply falling oil demand and rapidly increasing supply may be unique, but Shell has weathered market volatility many times in the past,' says Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden

Dutch king apologizes for violence during Indonesian independence war

Mar 11, 2020 - 1:43 PM

Dutch King Willem-Alexander give the statement during a state visit to the country with Queen Maxima after a ceremony with Indonesian President Joko Widodo in the capital Jakarta

APOLOGY. King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands (left) shakes hands with Indonesian President Joko Widodo during a joint press conference at the presidential palace in Bogor, West Java on March 10, 2020. Photo by Achmad Ibrahim/Pool/AFP

Naked Dutch model's death plunge was murder, say Malaysian police

Nov 28, 2019 - 2:30 PM

Malaysian police say that the death of Ivana Smit in December 2017, who reportedly lived in Malaysia since childhood, had been reclassified as murder and they were re-opening investigations

MURDERED. File photo of Dutch model Ivana Smit

Shell hit with Dutch climate lawsuit

Apr 05, 2019 - 11:53 PM

Unlike previous cases which sought financial compensation for the effects of climate change, this one involves asking the judge to order Shell to ensure its activities have 0% carbon dioxide emissions by 2050

SHELL. View taken on June 30, 2015 of the head office of the Royal Dutch Shell in The Hague. File photo by Jerry Lampen/ANP/AFP

'Major terrorist attack' foiled in Netherlands, 7 arrested

Sep 28, 2018 - 11:45 AM

'Police arrested 7 men on Thursday... suspected of being at a very advanced stage of preparation for a major terrorist attack in the Netherlands,' says the public prosecutor's office

FOILED. Police officers conduct an investigation at the residence of an alleged jihadist in Rotterdam on September 27, 2018. Photo by Robin Utrecht/AFP

Dutch may soon pay workers using pedal-power

Jun 15, 2018 - 9:20 PM

Bicycle-mad Netherlands already counts more than 22 million cycles in a country of 17 million, and it also has tens of thousands of dedicated bicycle paths criss-crossing its flat polders and canals

PEDAL POWER. File photo shows a view of a canal in Amsterdam with a woman on a bicycle. Photo by Aurore Belot/AFP

Pope Francis urges oil majors to combat global warming, aid poor

Jun 09, 2018 - 9:32 PM

'Civilization requires energy, but energy use must not destroy civilization!' says the Pope

POPE. Pope Francis addresses his weekly audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican on June 6, 2018. Photo by Tiziana Fabi/AFP

Multi-nation operation takes down cyber-crime website behind 4 million attacks

Apr 25, 2018 - 8:49 PM

(UPDATED) Britain's National Crime Agency says 'authorities in 5 countries including the Netherlands, Serbia, Croatia and Canada, with support from Police Scotland and Europol, targeted 6 members of the crime group behind webstresser.org'

SECURITY. File photo show people work at computers during the 10th International Cybersecurity Forum in Lille, France last January 23, 2018. Photo by Philippe Huguen / AFP

Top Dutch banks, revenue service hit by cyber attacks

Jan 29, 2018 - 7:46 PM

(UPDATED) The Netherlands' top 3 banks experience DDoS attacks over the weekend, which blocked access to websites and internet banking services

Storm caused 90 million euros in damage – Dutch insurers

Jan 19, 2018 - 5:36 PM

The Dutch Association of Insurers cautions it had not yet added in the cost of any havoc to businesses, government buildings and the agriculture sector

STORM. Builders fix the side wall of a house after it was blown away by windstorms in De Meern on January 18, 2018 during the second winter storm of the month. Photo by Robin van Lonkhuijsen/ANP/AFP

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Jan 10, 2018 - 7:52 PM

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Egg scare costs Dutch poultry farmers 33 million euros

Aug 24, 2017 - 10:10 AM

The estimate does not include non farmers in the poultry sector nor does it take into account further losses in production by farms

SAFETY CHECK. Eggs wait to be tested for contamination by the insecticide fipronil at the Chemical veterinary examination office in Krefeld, western Germany on August 7, 2017. dpa / Marcel Kusch / dpa / AFP

Dutch arrest 18-year-old terror suspect

Jun 21, 2017 - 5:04 PM

The teenager is arrested in the central city of Utrecht last Thursday and is also suspected of spreading ISIS propaganda including violent videos Utrecht prosecutors say in a statement

VIRAL: Satirical video welcomes Trump to the Netherlands

Jan 25, 2017 - 2:20 PM

The Netherlands has a special welcome message for new US President Donald Trump

Dutch kill 190,000 ducks to contain bird flu outbreak

Nov 28, 2016 - 12:05 AM

Tests indicate that the birds were infected by the H5N8 strain which is highly infectious for poultry but not very dangerous to humans

Dutch workers in protective gear get ready to cull ducks as part of prevention measures against bird flu at a duck farm in Hierden on November 27, 2016.  The H5N8 virus has been detected in poultry and wild birds in 10 European countries, according to the World Health Organisation: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Croatia, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Switzerland and Russia. / AFP PHOTO / ANP / Remko de Waal / Netherlands OUT

LOOK: Dutch supermodel Doutzen Kroes featured in new stamps

Sep 11, 2016 - 11:27 AM

Photographer and music video director Anton Corbijn takes the pictures of Doutzen for the postage stamps

This handout picture released by PostNL on September 10, 2016 shows a postal stamp created by Dutch photographer Anton Corbijn, featuring model Doutzen Kroes.   They're not your usual boring stamps showing bucolic scenes or national landmarks. Instead, the Dutch post office is rolling out a collection with supermodel Doutzen Kroes in a series of poses. Her arms coyly crossed across her naked chest, or clad only in a swimsuit, the former Victoria's Secret lingerie girl will likely have many philatelists cheering.  / AFP PHOTO / ANP / PostNL / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / POSTNL/ ANTON CORBIJN" - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTION - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS - NO ARCHIVE / NETHERLANDS OUT

Shell net profit tumbles on low oil prices

Jul 28, 2016 - 7:35 PM

Lower oil prices continue to be a significant challenge across the business particularly in the upstream says Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden

epa05113059 (FILE) A file photo dated 30 July 2015 showing a company flag flying infront of the head office of Royal Dutch Shell in The Hague, The Netherlands. Royal Dutch Shell plc on 20 January 2016 reported a sharp fall in profits for the last quarter of 2015 as low oil prices hit earnings and the company restructured to reduce costs. Shell said it expected fourth-quarter earnings to be between 1.6 billion and 1.9 billion dollars, down from 4.2 billion dollars in the fourth quarter of 2014. Full-year earnings, including the impact of lower prices on the company's oil inventory, are expected to total 10.4 billion to 10.7 billion dollars, about 45 per cent lower than the 19 billion dollars reported in 2014. EPA/JERRY LAMPEN

CHR to top carbon emitters: Face human rights probe

Jul 28, 2016 - 7:25 PM

For the first time a national human rights body is officially taking steps to address the impacts of climate change on human rights and the responsibility of private actors says environmental group Greenpeace

Shell takes Malampaya tax dispute vs PH to int'l arbitration body

Jul 22, 2016 - 1:58 PM

Shell Philippines Exploration BV has raised its tax dispute with the Philippine government before the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes

SECOND TIME. Shell in September last year decided to file an arbitration case with the Singapore International Arbitration Center over the Malampaya tax dispute

Hasil MotoGP: Jack Miller terdepan di Belanda

Jun 26, 2016 - 9:23 PM

Hujan deras mengganggu jalannya balapan Pembalap unggulan seperti Pedrosa dan Rossi pun gugur

Balapan MotoGP di Sirkuit Assen, Belanda, terganggu oleh hujan yang membuat sejumlah pembalap gugur. Foto dari Twitter/@MotoGP

LIVE BLOG: MotoGP 2016 — Sirkuit Assen, Belanda

Jun 26, 2016 - 5:35 PM

Andrea Dovizioso start di pole position mengungguli Valentino Rossi

Andrea Dovizioso akan start di pole position dalam MotoGP Belanda. Foto dari Twitter/@MotoGP

Qatar convicts Dutch woman who says she was raped

Jun 13, 2016 - 10:11 PM

A Doha court convicts a Dutch woman of adultery and hands her a one year suspended sentence after she reported being raped while on holiday in Qatar

TRIAL. A general view shows the building of the Doha lower criminal court where the trial of a Dutch woman, who was jailed after reporting she had been raped, is taking place on June 13, 2016 in the Qatari capital. Photo by AFP

Dutch woman held in Qatar after making rape complaint

Jun 12, 2016 - 9:36 AM

The woman says she was drugged in a hotel and that she realized she had been raped when she woke up in an unfamiliar apartment

Shell says it could exit 10 countries

Jun 07, 2016 - 9:08 PM

Meanwhile owing to the takeover of BG Group as well as low oil prices Shell is cutting at least 12 500 jobs over two years to the end of 2016

EXITS? Shell's logo at a Shell station in London, England on April 8, 2015. File photo by Andy Rain/EPA

Royal Dutch Shell to axe 2,200 more jobs

May 25, 2016 - 11:45 PM

These are tough times for our industry and we have to take further difficult decisions to ensure Shell remains competitive

epa04695528 Shell's logo at a Shell station in London, England, 08 April 2015. On 8 April 2015 the Boards of Royal Dutch Shell plc and BG Group plc announced that they have reached agreement on the terms of a recommended cash and share offer to be made by Royal Dutch Shell plc for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of BG Group plc. EPA/ANDY RAIN

Dutch to establish spot from which MH17 missile was fired soon

Feb 19, 2016 - 9:15 PM

Officials with the Dutch Safety Board earlier said that the Boeing 777 was hit by a Russian made BUK anti aircraft missile over war torn eastern Ukraine

Dutch experts set up a sign reading 'No entrance! The remains of flight MH17 crash victims may be placed here' at the crash site of Malaysian Airlines passenger jet MH17, near Donetsk, Ukraine, 11 November 2014. Alexander Ermochenko/EPA

Shell reports profits plunge on oil price slump

Feb 04, 2016 - 3:45 PM

UPDATED The slump had been expected after Shell announced two weeks ago that it foresaw annual profit of between 1 6 billion and 2 0 billion

A file picture dated May 15, 2013 shows the Shell logo at a Shell petrol station in London, Britain. Andy Rain/EPA

Unilever to begin Cuba operations in 2017

Jan 12, 2016 - 4:21 PM

Unilever Suchel SA gets the backing of President Raul Castro s government to build a plant in the mega port of Mariel

UNILEVER IN CUBA. Responsible of company Unilever in Cuba Fernando Solarzano (right) and Representative of Intersuchel Pedro Fraga (left) sign documents during a visit by Dutch Minister of Exterior Commerce and Development Cooperation Lilianna Ploumen (not pictured) at Port of Mariel, in Artemisa, Cuba, January 11, 2016. ALEJANDRO ERNESTO / EPA

Families brace for final MH17 air crash report

Oct 11, 2015 - 12:38 PM

The report comes 15 months after the July 2014 crash of MH17 where 298 people died when the plane was brought down during heavy fighting between Ukrainian forces and pro Russian separatists

Dutch experts set up a sign reading 'No entrance! The remains of flight MH17 crash victims may be placed here' at the crash site of Malaysian Airlines passenger jet MH17, near Donetsk, Ukraine, 11 November 2014. Alexander Ermochenko/EPA

Shell scraps controversial oil exploration in Alaska

Sep 28, 2015 - 4:12 PM

Shell announces that its Burger J well in the Chukchi Sea did not warrant further exploration adding it would now stop its activities in Alaskan waters

Millions pour into aid groups after toddler's death

Sep 05, 2015 - 9:02 AM

There is an enormous response from the public the tide of indifference is shifting

Indian artist Sudarsan Pattnaik works on a sand sculpture depicting drowned Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi at Puri beach, some 65 kilometers away from Bhubaneswar, on September 4, 2015. Charities helping refugees saw a surge in donations on September 4 across Europe as people shocked by the heart-rending images of a drowned Syrian boy on a Turkish beach dug deep to help out. The photos of the lifeless body of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, lying on a beach in Bodrum, Turkey, have triggered a wave of emotion across the continent, despite deep divisions among European governments on how to deal with the crisis. Photo by Asit Kumar/AFP

MH17 investigators say 'possible' BUK missile parts found

Aug 11, 2015 - 8:49 PM

Investigators probing the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 say they had identified pieces that possibly come from a Russian made BUK missile from eastern Ukraine where the plane crashed

INVESTIGATION. Debris of the MH17 plane crash brought back from the crash site in eastern Ukraine is on display for friends and family of the flight's victims at airbase Gilze-Rijen in Rijen, The Netherlands, 03 March 2015. Photo by Robin Van Lonkhuijsen / EPA

Royal Dutch Shell says cutting 6,500 jobs on oil price slump

Jul 30, 2015 - 2:28 PM

UPDATED Today s oil price downturn could last for several years and Shell s planning assumptions reflect today s market realities

Fashion designer to the stars Christian Audigier, dies at 57

Jul 11, 2015 - 10:17 AM

His spokeswoman says that he died of cancer at Cedars Sinai Hospital on July 9

Malaysia moves ahead with proposed UN tribunal for MH17 culprits

Jul 03, 2015 - 12:06 PM

Malaysia says it plans to present a draft resolution soon on creating a UN tribunal to try those responsible for the downing of a Malaysia Airlines flight over Ukraine

THE SEARCH. Members of the Ukrainian State Emergency Service search for bodies in a field near the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 near the village of Hrabove (Grabove), in Donetsk region on July 26, 2014. Photo by Bulent Kilic / AFs

Dutch FM in Moscow to discuss prosecuting MH17 culprits

Jun 05, 2015 - 11:06 PM

The Netherlands is tasked with leading the investigation into the cause of the accident and identifying the victims

Search of Ukraine MH17 crash site over – Dutch team

May 01, 2015 - 12:14 AM

A final flight with seven coffins filled with human remains will arrive in the Netherlands on Saturday May 1

Royal Dutch Shell in $70B takeover of rival BG Group

Apr 08, 2015 - 4:13 PM

Royal Dutch Shell and British rival BG Group consolidate in a sector battered by sliding oil prices

A file picture dated 15 May 2013 shows the Shell logo at a Shell petrol station in London, Britain. Andy Rain/EPA

Court says Dutch state must pay Indonesia war widows

Mar 12, 2015 - 9:46 AM

The Dutch state is liable to compensate Indonesian relatives of men who were illegally executed between 1946 49 in the former Dutch East Indies

RAWAGEDE. Dutch Ambassador to Indonesia Tjeerd de Zwaan (C) attends a ceremony at the Hero Cemetery in Rawagede, West Java, on December 9, 2011. The Dutch government has apologized officially to the victims of Rawagede massacre following the lawsuit filed by the victims' widows against the Dutch government in The Hague civil court, the Netherlands. Photo by EPA

MH17 wreckage arrives at Dutch base for reconstruction

Dec 09, 2014 - 7:03 PM

UPDATED The convoy of trucks carrying pieces of wreckage from MH17 is now at the Gilze Rijen airbase Experts will attempt to reconstruct the plane as part of a probe into how it went down

WRECKAGE. Part of the wreckage at the main crash site of the Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed over the eastern Ukraine region, near Grabovo, some 100 km east of Donetsk, Ukraine, 20 July 2014. Igor Kovalenko/EPA

MH17 wreckage due in Netherlands on December 9

Dec 08, 2014 - 7:29 PM

The convoy of lorries carrying pieces of wreckage from Ukraine is due to arrive at the Gilze Rijen airbase

CLOSER LOOK. Australian and Dutch investigators examine a piece of debris of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 plane, near the village of Grabove, 100 km from Donetsk, Ukraine, 01 August 2014. Igor Kovalenko/EPA

Diversifying livelihood, scaling up dreams #AfterYolanda

Nov 28, 2014 - 7:15 PM

When a disaster takes away a community s main source of livelihood collaboration is the key to build back better

Dutch officials return to MH17 crash site as search resumes

Oct 14, 2014 - 8:31 AM

The Dutch are part of an Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe OSCE team that has brokered a return to the place where the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 crashed in rebel held territory on July 17

Part of the wreckage at the main crash site of the Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed over the eastern Ukraine region, near Grabovo, July 20, 2014. Igot Kovalenko/EPA

MH17 report: Many 'high-energy objects' hit plane

Sep 09, 2014 - 4:10 PM

UPDATED MH17 broke up in the air probably as the result of structural damage caused by a large number of high energy objects that penetrated the aircraft from outside

Part of the wreckage at the main crash site of the Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed over the eastern Ukraine region, near Grabovo, July 20, 2014. Igot Kovalenko/EPA

MH17 preliminary crash report due September 9

Sep 04, 2014 - 4:20 PM

UPDATED Netherlands safety board: In the months to come further investigation is needed before the final report is written

WRECKAGE. Part of the wreckage at the main crash site of the Boeing 777 Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which crashed over the eastern Ukraine region, near Grabovo, some 100 km east of Donetsk, Ukraine, 20 July 2014. Igor Kovalenko/EPA

First MH17 crash report due in next two weeks: investigators

Sep 03, 2014 - 1:34 AM

Investigators hope to publish the final report by the summer of 2015

DOTC eyes interconnecting NAIA terminals 1 and 2

Aug 01, 2014 - 5:08 PM

The agency has to first address various issues in its plan to expand and improve the congested airport

EXPANSION. The government is aiming at interconnecting terminals 1 and 2 of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA), apart from building a NAIA terminal 5. File photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse

NAIA 3 fully operational by July 31, says DOTC

Jul 24, 2014 - 5:30 PM

Five foreign airlines are set to transfer with the rehabilitation and retrofitting of the terminal now 85 complete

NEARLY COMPLETED. About 85% of the ongoing retrofitting and rehabilitation of the NAIA Terminal 3 is done and that full operations will be back on Thursday, July 31. File photo by Jay Directo/Agence France-Presse