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Historic deal: France and Netherlands seal $174 mn Rembrandt purchase

Feb 02, 2016

Historic deal: France and Netherlands seal $174 mn Rembrandt purchase

France and the Netherlands have signed a historic deal acquiring two large Rembrandt portraits for USD 174 million, the French culture ministry announced. #France #NewsTracker #Netherlands #Louvre #Rembrandt
Western military chiefs to intensify Islamic State fight | Reuters

Jan 21, 2016

Western military chiefs to intensify Islamic State fight | Reuters

PARIS Defence chiefs from the United States, France, Britain and four other countries pledged on Wednesday to intensify their fight against Islamic State, looking to capitalise on recent battlefield gains against the militants. The jihadist group lost control of the western Iraqi city of Ramadi last month, in a sorely needed victory for U.S.-backed Iraqi forces. #Syria #markets #Italy #Netherlands #author
Military chiefs gather in Paris to bolster Islamic State fight | Reuters

Jan 20, 2016

Military chiefs gather in Paris to bolster Islamic State fight | Reuters

PARIS Defence chiefs from the United States, France, Britain and four other nations meet in Paris on Wednesday to examine ways to accelerate gains against Islamic State, including by potentially ramping up the number of police and army trainers. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter described the gathering as a chance for face-to-face talks among the core contributors in the U.S.-led coalition, which also includes Germany, Italy, Australia and the Netherlands #Politics #Australia #Europe #United Kingdom #Netherlands
Morocco nabs Belgian with 'direct links' to Paris attackers; claims he connected with IS in Syria

Jan 19, 2016

Morocco nabs Belgian with 'direct links' to Paris attackers; claims he connected with IS in Syria

Morocco said Monday it had arrested a Belgian man of Moroccan descent who it said was directly linked with those behind the attacks in Paris in November. #Syria #NewsTracker #Morocco #Belgium #The Netherlands #islamic-state #IS #Belgian #Paris attacks
White House condemns attack in Jakarta | Reuters

Jan 15, 2016

White House condemns attack in Jakarta | Reuters

WASHINGTON The White House on Thursday condemned "in the strongest terms" the attack carried out in Jakarta, Indonesia. "The United States is strongly committed to our strategic partnership with Indonesia and will stand by the government of Indonesia as it works to bring those responsible for this barbaric terrorist attack to justice and build a more secure future," National Security Council spokesman Ned Price said in a statement. Islamic State has claimed responsibility for Thursday's attack in the heart of Jakarta, which killed seven people, including five of the attackers. #India #Islam #Africa #Entertainment #Netherlands #Foreign policy #author
Prosecutors seek to salvage case against Kenya's vice president | Reuters

Jan 12, 2016

Prosecutors seek to salvage case against Kenya's vice president | Reuters

THE HAGUE International prosecutors said on Tuesday they still had enough evidence to prove charges against Kenyan Deputy President William Ruto over post-election violence even though half a dozen witnesses have withdrawn their testimony. #United States #Middle East #Europe #markets #Crime #Entertainment #Netherlands
British soldiers may face Iraq prosecutions - investigator | Reuters

Jan 02, 2016

British soldiers may face Iraq prosecutions - investigator | Reuters

LONDON British soldiers may be put on trial for alleged crimes committed in Iraq including murder, the head of a government unit investigating claims of torture and unlawful killing said in an interview published on Saturday. #United States #Pakistan #Europe #Iraq #Netherlands #author
Tough road ahead: India men's hockey team to face Germany, Netherlands in 2016 Rio Olympics

Dec 22, 2015

Tough road ahead: India men's hockey team to face Germany, Netherlands in 2016 Rio Olympics

Eight-time champions India have been clubbed alongside title holders Germany and world no.2 Netherlands in Pool B at the men's hockey competitons of 2016 Rio Olympics. #India #Germany #hockey #SportsTracker #Netherlands #FIH #2016 rio olympics #Pool B
Hockey coach Oltmans on historic medal, transition from Van Ass and whether India's HWL win was 'lucky'

Dec 10, 2015

Hockey coach Oltmans on historic medal, transition from Van Ass and whether India's HWL win was 'lucky'

Oltmans has been involved with Indian hockey for three years and was high performance director when former coach Paul Van Ass was sacked after a spat with Hockey India chief Narinder Batra -- and the 61-year-old gave some insight into how he managed the transition. #hockey #TheBigInterview #Ajit Pal Singh #Netherlands #Hockey World League #Roelant Oltmans #Sports #India
Winning a major medal after 33 years is a huge deal: India Hockey captain Sardar Singh

Dec 07, 2015

Winning a major medal after 33 years is a huge deal: India Hockey captain Sardar Singh

Sardar said the bronze medal means a lot for the team considering the fact that it came after a long hiatus of 33 years. #SportsTracker #Netherlands #shoot out #Raipur #Sardar Singh #Bronze Medal #Roelant Oltmans #India #Hockey World League Final