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European countries to shut down Kabul embassies, reduce staff

BERLIN: European countries have decided to close their embassies or reduce staff in Kabul amid the Taliban offensive after similar announcements by the United States and other Western governments. Germany will reduce its embassy staff in Kabul to the bare

Dutch court orders Shell to reduce carbon emissions

AMSTERDAM: A Dutch court ordered Royal Dutch Shell to drastically reduced planned greenhouse gas emission cuts, in a landmark ruling that could trigger legal action against energy companies around the world. Shell said it was “disappointed” and plans to appeal

Dutch court orders Shell to pay Nigerian farmers for oil leaks

AMSTERDAM: A Dutch court has ordered Shell to compensate Nigerian farmers for oil spills that polluted swathes of their land in the Niger Delta. After 13 years of legal battles, an appeals court in The Hague ruled that Shell’s Nigerian

Drug lord dubbed ‘Asia’s El Chapo’ arrested in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM: The alleged ringleader of Asia’s biggest crime syndicate and one of the world’s most wanted men has been arrested in the Netherlands. Police had been chasing alleged drug kingpin Tse Chi Lop, 57, for years until his arrest by

Erdogan files criminal complaint against Dutch politician

ANKARA: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has filed a criminal complaint with Turkish authorities against Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders for insulting him on social media. Wilders is one of Europe’s most prominent far-right politicians and has been a key figure