Dutch detain nine, probe CEO in major fraud case

Dutch financial authorities detained at least nine people Tuesday in a massive fraud case and raided the home of the chief executive of the Netherlands’ second-largest supermarket chain, prosecutors and media reports said.

Netherlands seeks space for solar power

Everyone is happy on Piet Albers’s farm. His raspberry canes flourish under a shady umbrella of solar panels and in turn energy firm BayWa supplies clean power to 1,200 homes.

Jewel thieves in brazen Dutch art fair heist

Flat-cap wearing armed robbers staged a brazen daylight raid on an international art fair in the Netherlands Tuesday, smashing a jewellery case with a sledgehammer in front of terrified visitors. Police said they pulled over a car and arrested two Belgians in their twenties after the four smartly dressed thieves held up the TEFAF (The […]

Norsk Hydro sued over alleged river contamination in Brazil

Norway’s Norsk Hydro was accused in a Dutch court on Friday of letting the world’s biggest aluminium plant pollute a Brazilian river for years, causing grave health problems for locals. Nine victims and an association said to represent around 11,000 indigenous families from the northeastern Brazilian river port of Barcarena are suing Norsk, seven subsidiaries […]

You can’t always get what you want: Jagger gets Covid

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger on Monday said he had caught Covid, forcing the band to cancel its latest gig in Amsterdam. “I’m so sorry that we’ve had to postpone the Amsterdam show with such short notice tonight,” the 78-year-old singer tweeted. “I have unfortunately just tested positive for Covid. We aim to reschedule the […]

Nestle ships baby formula to US from Switzerland amid shortages

Swiss food giant Nestle is to fly baby formula from Switzerland and the Netherlands to the United States amid shortages there, a group spokeswoman said Tuesday. The Swiss group will specifically import two brands of hypoallergenic milk, with the shortage an additional source of stress for parents of babies intolerant to cow’s milk protein. “We […]

‘Brain training’: the new frontier for eSports

  by Charlotte VAN OUWERKERK The days of playing your favourite game for hours at a time to stay competitive in eSports are gone, with gamers now focusing on brain development, if one leading team is to be believed. At the Team Liquid training centre in the Dutch city of Utrecht, coach David Tillberg-Persson, alias […]