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Pensioners in Norway have the Highest Standard of Living.

Norway, Switzerland and Iceland top the list of countries where it is best to get a retirement. This is shown by the Global Pension Index, compiled by the Natixis financial corporation. Reports BGNES.  The top ten also include Sweden, New Zealand, Australia, Germany, Denmark, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The ranking ...

- Novinite - BG

Woman recreates Europe vacation pictures in same spots 30 years later.

Her travels range from Strasbourg, France, to Amsterdam in the Netherlands The post Woman recreates Europe vacation pictures in same spots 30 years later appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Revealed: How cyber-cops used 'psychological warfare' to take down two dark web markets.

Dutch police said its investigated had full control over the Hansa market for a month.

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Movie News: 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Director in Talks for Sequel; Watch Josh Brolin in 'Only the Brave' Trailer.

Spider-Man: Homecoming: Jon Watts, who helmed Spider-Man: Homecoming to critical acclaim and popular success, is in talks to direct the sequel. The original has already earned more than $480 million worldwide. Holland will return as the web-slinger, who will next appear in Avengers: Infinity War, due out on May 4, 2018. ...

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Muslim mother takes legal action against daughter's posh London school for banning face veil.

Rachida Serroukh said a teacher at the prestigious Holland Park School also asked her to leave the school through the back exit.

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Dutch coalition talks lengthiest in 40 years.

Friday will mark 128 days since elections in the Netherlands. Four parties are negotiating to form a government coalition.

- EU Observer - EU

Secret Catalyst Turns Simple Acid into Hydrogen Fuel.

In some parts of the world, the race is on to find the next generation of clean fuel. In the Netherlands, a group of students called Team Fast has developed a unique secret catalyst that can produce hydrogen fuel that is cheaper and cleaner than gasoline. VOA's Kevin Enochs.

- Voice of America - US

Royal Navy scrambles to shadow Chinese warships in English Channel as they head to Baltics for first war games with Russia .

The Royal Navy scrambled a warship to shadow a Chinese flotilla as it steamed through the English Channel en route to meet Russian vessels for manoeuvres in the Baltic Sea. The trio of Chinese warships passed through the Strait of Dover under the watch of the HMS Richmond, a Type 23 frigate, at the weekend. They then ...

- Yahoo! News - US

The Abrupt Demise Of Dutch Gas.

The largest and oldest-producing gas field in Western Europe, the Groningen field, is on the verge of being shut down. If that happens, it will entail the tumbling of Netherlands' indigenous gas production, making it a net gas importer. This is a bitter pill to swallow for producers in the Netherlands, EU's leading gas ...

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Oil Thieves Force Nigerian Pumping Station To Shutter.

Oil thieves are bringing Nigerian crude oil pumping stations to their knees, according to a new report from World Oil. The 60,000-barrel per day Agbada 2 flow station run by Royal Dutch Shell in Nigeria stood idle for most of June due to significant leaks in the pipeline used to transport its crude to export terminals. ...

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US, European Authorities Take Down 2 'Darknet' Marketplaces.

U.S. and European law enforcement officials say they've shut down two of the most popular marketplaces operating on the so-called darknet that sold drugs, stolen credit cards, weapons and other illicit goods. The closure of AlphaBay by U.S. authorities this month and of Hansa Market by Dutch police on Thursday followed ...

- Voice of America - US

Why this poster of a Jewish man and a Muslim woman kissing caused a scandal in Europe

AMSTERDAM , In a country where sex toys are displayed in shop windows and television commercials often feature nudity, a picture of a clothed, heterosexual couple kissing may not seem like the stuff of scandal. But precisely such an image — part of a poster campaign celebrating diversity in the Netherlands — has ...

- JTA - US

Valletta defeated and eliminated by FC Utrecht in Europa League

FC Utrecht registered a far-than comfortable 3-1 victory over Valletta to progress into the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League. The Dutch will now take on either Lech Poznan of Poland or Norway's Haugesund in the next qualifying round. Wary of Valletta's threat, the hosts exerted pressure on their opponents ...

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2 giant dark web marketplaces that sold drugs, guns, and data shut down in global operation

A huge global effort shut down a pair of huge dark web marketplaces where transactions of drugs, firearms, and stolen data reportedly generated at least $1 billion. SEE ALSO: A dark web marketplace went down, and oh boy did its customers freak out The FBI, DEA, the Dutch National Police, and Europol worked to take down ...

- Mashable! - US

Court to review detention of ex-Ivory Coast leader Gbagbo

THE HAGUE, Netherlands " International Criminal Court appeals judges have ordered a new review into whether former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo should be released from detention while his long-running trial continues...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Azerbaijani language lesson held in Amsterdam

- Today.Az - AZ

Azerbaijani language lesson held in Amsterdam

Azerbaijani language has been taught in Amsterdam.

- AzerNews - AZ

Russia says Greenpeace boat seizure ruling encourages illegal action

MOSCOW - Russia rejected a ruling by an international arbitration court which said Moscow must pay damages for seizing a Dutch-flagged Greenpeace vessel, saying on Thursday that the decision would only encourage illegal protests.

- Reuters - US

Malta registers biggest EU surplus in first quarter - Eurostat

Malta registered the biggest surplus in the EU and one of the largest decreases in debt in the first quarter of 2017, according to Eurostat data. According to the statistical arm of the EU, Malta saw a surplus 3.5% of GDP, followed by Germany and the Netherlands at 1.5%. The biggest deficit was reported in Romania . ...

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Citigroup reveals Brexit plans to create 150 new EU jobs

Citigroup has become the latest big bank to confirm expansion plans in EU cities due to Brexit. Jim Cowles, Citi’s chief executive for Europe, Middle East and Africa, told staff today that the firm may need to create up to 150 new EU roles. He said that Frankfurt is the first choice as the new EU headquarters of its ...

- City AM - UK

Court orders Russia to pay Dutch 5.4 mln euros for Greenpeace ship

Russia must pay 5.4 million euros in damages to the Netherlands for the 2013 seizure of Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship during an oil drilling protest, international judges revealed Tuesday. The sums include 1.69 million euros for damage to the Dutch-flagged Arctic Sunrise, and 2.46 million euros for "the material damage" ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Van Vleuten dominates La Course start

Dutch cycling star Annamiek van Vleuten has scored a solo win in the tough first stage of La Course.

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Indian Cabinet Backs Plan To Create State Oil Giant

State refiner Hindustan Petroleum Corp. will be allowed to sell a $4.6 billion stake of itself to India's largest fossil fuel explorer and producer, according to a new report by Bloomberg. Crude price volatility in the past three years has seriously hurt the bottom lines of Indian oil firms, which have not been able to ...

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New Studies Cast Doubt on Cherished Conventional Wisdom From 2016

Joshua Holland Were Trump voters uniquelymotivated by trade? Are Sanders and Clinton supporters really that ideologically different? New studies suggest no. The post New Studies Cast Doubt on Cherished Conventional Wisdom From 2016 appeared first on The Nation.

- The Nation - US

ASML Jumps 5%, Applied, Lam Rally; What Does It Mean for DRAM, NAND?

Shares of the Dutch chip equipment maker ASML jumped on a Q2 revenue and earnings beat, affirming that spending on equipment remains healthy across the board. The Street, aside from being encouraged about the prospects of fellow chip makers Applied Materials and Lam Research, pondered the implications for the red-hot market ...

- Barrons - US

Is Transatlantic Governance Ready to Face European Citizens?

Recent elections in the Netherlands and France spread a sigh of relief across the continent, but the structural reasons for discontent among many European citizens should not be overlooked. A growing number of studies and opinion polls are coming to this same conclusion: disaffection with the EU, the establishment, and ...

- GMF - DE

Taylor emulates Lineker as Lionesses begin Euros in style

Hat-trick hero Jodie Taylor talked up her side’s chances of conquering the continent after the Lionesses began their European Championship campaign with a resounding victory over rivals Scotland in Utrecht. Arsenal striker Taylor became the first England player since Gary Lineker in 1986 to score a treble at an ...

- City AM - UK

Countries need more than money to cope with shocks

Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany are among the best-placed wealthy countries to cope with shocks like large-scale migration due to their strong safety nets, education programs and economic opportunities, said a global report by KPMG.

- The Daily Star - LB

Of course Jon Watts is in talks to direct the 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' sequel

No longer a freshman Marvel director, Jon Watts is in talks to direct the untitled Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel. Watts directed the hit film, which earned $117 million in its first weekend and starred Tom Holland as a 15-year-old Spider-Man. SEE ALSO: The Evolution of Spider-Man Homecoming, which Watts also co-wrote, ...

- Mashable! - US

UEFA Women's Euro 2017: The schedule

Here you can find the complete schedule of the Women's Euro 2017 in the Netherlands, as well as the results of the matches already completed.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Judges must review whether to free Ivory Coast leader: appeal

The Hague, Netherlands, Jul 19 - Appeal judges Wednesday struck down a decision denying former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo interim release during his trial for crimes against humanity, and ordered the court to review his situation. Gbagbo, the first ex-head of state to be tried by the International Criminal Court, has ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE

Holland & Barrett's profit trimmed as it faces competition from grocers

Holland & Barrett's profit was trimmed last year as it faced off growing competition from the national supermarkets. The figures For the year ended 30 September 2016, profit before tax fell from £128.1m to £112.8m, a drop of 12 per cent. Sales totaled £444.1m, up 4.6 per cent from £424.7m the year before. Holland & ...

- City AM - UK

Palestinian civilians urge ICC to speed up 'war crimes' probe

THE HAGUE, July 19 — Palestinian lawyers and civil society groups today urged the International Criminal Court to speed up inquiries and open a full investigation into alleged war crimes in Gaza, east Jerusalem and the West Bank. Since two...

- The Malay Mail - MY

10 secrets you never knew about In-N-Out, according to an employee who works there

Kevork Djansezian / AP The INSIDER Summary: In a recent Reddit AMA, an In-N-Out employee answered a variety of questions about secret menu items and what it's like to work at the chain. Favorite secret menu items include the grilled cheese, the Flying Dutchman, and the root beer float. In-N-Out doesn't serve bacon, but you ...

- Business Insider - US

Countries need more than money to cope with shocks: global report

Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany are among the best placed wealthy countries to cope with shocks like large-scale migration due to their strong safety nets, education programmes and economic opportunities, said a global report by KPMG. Switzerland took first place overall in KPMG's "Change Readiness Index," which ...

- Shanghai Daily - CN

Tele2 raises FY EBITDA target after growth accelerates in Q2

Tele2 has raised its guidance for EBITDA this year, driven by improving results in its growth markets the Netherlands and Kazakhstan and success with its challenger programme in Sweden and the Baltic markets. The company now expects annual EBITDA of SEK 6.2–6.5 billion compared to previous guidance of SEK 5.9–6.2 ...

- Telecompaper - NL

Countries need more than money to cope with shocks - global report

TEPIC, Mexico: Sweden, the Netherlands and Germany are among the best placed wealthy countries to cope with shocks like large-scale migration due to their strong safety nets, education programmes and economic opportunities, said a global report by KPMG. Switzerland took first place overall in KPMG's "Change Readiness ...

- Sify - IN

NTPC a key enabler of India's electricity transformation

A recent Morgan Stanley report has downgraded the Indian utilities industry. It highlighted that renewable energy is becoming so cheap that thermal power, mostly coal, is uncompetitive. This is a highly significant market signal which will likely be accompanied by growth in the already impressive list of high calibre ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Philippines cancels talks with rebels after attack on presidential guards

MANILA, July 19 — The Philippines today canceled talks with Maoist-led rebels due on the weekend in the Netherlands after guerrillas attacked a convoy of President Rodrigo Duterte's security men, killing a paramilitary guard and wounding six....

- The Malay Mail - MY

Akzo Nobel chief steps down for health reasons

Ton Büchner replaced at top of Dutch paint maker just weeks after fending off €27bn takeover bid

- Financial Times - US

Boss of Dulux owner AkzoNobel steps down for health reasons

The chief executive of Dutch paint and chemicals maker AkzoNobel has stepped down because of health reasons, the company announced this morning. Ton Buchner will no longer be boss of the owner of the Dulux paint brand with immediate effect, with former head of specialty chemicals Thierry Vanlancker taking up the role. In ...

- City AM - UK

ICC judges to rule on release of Ivory Coast ex-leader Gbagbo

The Hague, Netherlands, Jul 19 - War crimes judges will rule Wednesday whether former Ivorian president Laurent Gbagbo can be released from prison for the rest of his trial on charges arising from deadly election violence that rocked his nation in 2010. Gbagbo, the first ex-head of state to be tried by the International ...

- CapitalFM Kenya - KE | For R27m you can live on top of this SA mountain

A unique Cape Dutch mansion, which is being touted as an ideal wedding venue, boutique hotel or a luxury family homestead, is on the market for R27m.

- Fin24 - SA

Japanese Beers Retake Top Spot from German Rivals

Japanese beer has reclaimed the top spot in the imported beer market for the first time in three years. Superstore chain Lotte Mart said on Tuesday that Japanese brews accounted for 22.2 percent of its imported beer sales so far this year, overtaking German beer with 16.6 percent. Dutch brands cam...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

Uganda-Netherlands business convention set for next month

Uganda and Netherlands business proprietors are set to meet in Amsterdam where they will discuss trade issues meant to strengthen ties between the two countries.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Dutch charter airline resumes Kenya flights

A Dutch-based charter airline is set to resume operations to Mombasa in November, three years after it suspended the service following an upsurge of insecurity in the country.

- BusinessDailyAfrica - KE

Canada to assist joint investigation team in MH17 inquiry

Canada welcomes the decision of the Joint Investigation Team to hold the judicial process in the case of the downed MH17 airliner of the Malaysia Airlines in the Netherlands and declares its readiness to provide every possible assistance in these efforts, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland has said. ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Russia to pay millions for seizing Greenpeace ship

An international tribunal has ruled that Russia must pay millions in damages to the Netherlands for seizing a Greenpeace icebreaker in 2013. Russian officials had also detained activists aboard the Dutch-flagged ship.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Court Orders Russia To Pay Dutch 6.25 Million Dollars In Damages Over Greenpeace Ship

Russia must pay 5.4 million euros in damages to the Netherlands for the 2013 seizure of Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship during an oil drilling protest, an international arbitration panel ruled on July 18.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Russia ordered to pay €5.4m for seizing Greenpeace protest ship in Arctic

An international tribunal has ordered Russia to pay damages and costs of nearly €5.4m to the Netherlands for unlawfully seizing a Greenpeace ship protesting at an oil platform in Arctic waters.

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