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Playa Hotels: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 22, 2024 16:39 PM EST

AMSTERDAM (AP) — AMSTERDAM (AP) — Playa Hotels & Resorts NV (PLYA) on Thursday reported fourth-quarter net income of $1 million. The Amsterdam-based company said it had net income of 1 cent per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 4 cents per share. ...

A Dutch court has rejected a final argument in a legal battle over former Russian oil giant Yukos

Feb. 20, 2024 09:10 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An Amsterdam court on Tuesday rejected Russia's final argument in a years-long legal battle over a $50 billion arbitration award that is centered on claims by former shareholders that the Kremlin deliberately bankrupted Russian oil giant Yukos to silence its CEO, a...

After Rembrandt and Vermeer, Dutch master Frans Hals gets a major exhibition at the Rijksmuseum

Feb. 13, 2024 10:40 AM EST

AMSTERDAM (AP) — In the early 17th century, laughter was almost never captured on a painter's canvas. Frans Hals changed that. “He was not a sober painter,” said Friso Lammertse, co-curator of a major exhibition of the Dutch master's paintings that opens this...

ING: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 01, 2024 05:20 AM EST

AMSTERDAM (AP) — AMSTERDAM (AP) — ING Groep NV (ING) on Thursday reported net income of $1.68 billion in its fourth quarter. The Amsterdam-based bank said it had earnings of 48 cents per share. The financial services provider posted revenue of $5.82 billion in the...

Prosecutors seek life sentences for 3 suspects in killing of Dutch journalist Peter R. de Vries

Jan. 31, 2024 07:53 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Prosecutors requested life sentences on Wednesday for three suspects in the killing of Dutch investigative journalist Peter R. de Vries and sentences of three to 21 years for six others in a trial in Amsterdam. The life sentences were sought for the...

Philips: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Jan. 29, 2024 05:28 AM EST

AMSTERDAM (AP) — AMSTERDAM (AP) — Koninklijke Philips NV (PHG) on Monday reported earnings of $42 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Amsterdam-based company said it had net income of 4 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, were 44 cents per...

Trial starts in Amsterdam for 9 suspects in the 2021 slaying of a Dutch investigative journalist

Jan. 23, 2024 17:49 PM EST

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Suspects accused of involvement in the fatal 2021 shooting in Amsterdam of prominent Dutch investigative reporter Peter R. de Vries repeatedly refused to answer questions from judges and lawyers as their trial opened Tuesday with judges showing video of the attack and the fatally...

Henderson apologizes to LGBTQ+ community for short-lived Saudi stay after moving to Ajax

Jan. 19, 2024 11:37 AM EST

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Jordan Henderson apologized Friday to the LGBTQ+ community that fiercely criticized his transfer from Liverpool to Al-Ettifaq, a day after turning his back on his lucrative contract in Saudi Arabia. “If any people from that community feel let down or hurt, I...

Jordan Henderson completes move to Dutch club Ajax in blow to Saudi soccer league

Jan. 18, 2024 15:05 PM EST

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The lucrative Saudi soccer league lost one of its high-profile players on Thursday when England midfielder Jordan Henderson quit Al-Ettifaq to sign for struggling Dutch powerhouse Ajax. Henderson, a former Liverpool captain, lasted just six months in Saudi Arabia...

Alice Hoffman's new book will imagine Anne Frank's life before she kept a diary

Jan. 04, 2024 09:10 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — With the cooperation of the Anne Frank House, a novel based on Frank's life immediately before she began keeping a diary will be released in September by the children's publisher Scholastic. “When We Flew Away: A Novel of Anne Frank Before the Diary,” written by...