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  1. Tale of two cities symbolises bond

    Posted Mar 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... as the 16th century, shipping, fishing, trade, and banking made the Dutch economy one of the most prosperous in the region, and to this day the Netherlands is one of the world's 10 leading ... Ed Peters The ports of Shanghai and Rotterdam may be continents apart, but they share long histories- and a thriving turnover. A significant proportion of the containers shipped ...

  2. Nomadic intellectual

    Posted Oct 21st 2007, 12:00am by Ben Naparstek

    ... Nooteboom cannot so easily avoid the demands of publishers, journalists and translators. Although best known in Anglophone countries for his fiction, Nooteboom was famous in the Netherlands ... earning his passage by doing odd jobs aboard a ship. His next novel, The Knight Has Died (1963), was a Borgesian tale about a novelist living on an island off Spain who commits suicide and leaves ...

  3. Diplomats tiptoe around adoption powder keg

    Posted Dec 16th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford

    ... parents - and that the father was a senior Dutch diplomat - they had little idea of the outcry the tale would spark in the Netherlands and their homeland. But the consulates general of both ... between the two nations. De Telegraaf in the Netherlands accused the senior diplomat, Raymond Poeteray, 55, and his wife, Meta, of throwing the girl away like household rubbish, and many readers ...

  4. Visit a city laced with canals in a land fizzing with beers

    Posted Apr 30th 2005, 12:00am by Nick Walker

    ... Nick Walker MENTION THE Netherlands and most people have a mental picture of canals in the capital Amsterdam and vistas of tulip fields, with a couple of windmills on the horizon. ... is said to be the oldest city in the Netherlands, and, wedged between Belgium and Germany, has for centuries served as one of Europe's most important trading crossroads. This proud trading ...

  5. Long-distance call

    Posted Sep 21st 2008, 12:00am by Daniel Jeffreys

    ... and a master's from the Delft University of Technology. 'I came to the Netherlands by chance,' says Shi. 'I wanted to study in Europe but Britain was too expensive and the Netherlands ...

  6. Shipowners call for decisive action on piracy

    Posted Jul 01st 2010, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... that can restore law and order thus arresting the civil disorder and criminal activities in Somalia.' Kenya, Tanzania, the Seychelles and the Netherlands have agreed to prosecute Somali ... Shipowners, including those in Hong Kong, have been forced to pay higher insurance premiums and take costly anti-piracy measures when their ships transit the Somali Basin and Gulf of Aden. The forum, ...

  7. U.S. combat ships sail into troubled seas

    Posted Aug 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... move that analysts in China believe will target the territorial dispute in the South China Sea. The Singapore basing of so-called littoral combat ships- among the fastest and most versatile ... of America's continuing 'operational engagement'. 'We are excited about the decision to deploy [the littoral combat ships],' Commander Leslie Hull-Ryde said in a statement ...

  8. Judge approves sale of seized cargo ship

    Posted Jan 14th 2011, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis Admiralty judge Anselmo Reyes yesterday approved the sale of the 1988-built dry bulk cargo ship Admiral T, which was detained by law firm Norton Rose Hong Kong after arriving in Hong Kong on December 28. Advertisements inviting bids for the 40,474 deadweight tonne ship will be placed in newspapers and the details of the vessel will be circulated to prospective buyers. ...

  9. Alarming 60pc leap in pirates attacking ships in Asian waters

    Posted Jan 14th 2011, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... Keith Wallis Asian waters, including the South China Sea, are becoming more dangerous for ships and their crews after the number of pirate and armed robbery attacks soared 60 per cent last year to 164 incidents, up from 102 in 2009. This was the largest number since at least 2006. The Regional Co-operation Agreement on Combating Piracy and Armed Robbery against Ships in Asia, ...

  10. Clogs, cheese and a charity gala to mark 150-year Dutch diplomatic link to city

    Posted Nov 01st 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Phoebe Cheng. If your significant other says, 'Let's go Dutch this weekend', it doesn't necessarily mean they're going to pay half the dinner bill. They could be referring to the Dutch Village at Chater Garden this weekend to celebrate the culture of the Netherlands. The event marks the county's ...




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