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Shell confirms plan to appeal landmark Dutch climate ruling

Reuters
LONDON, July 20 (Reuters) – Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) on Tuesday confirmed it will appeal a Dutch court ruling ordering the energy company to accelerate its carbon emission reduction target. Shell had previously said it will appeal the May 26 ruling ordering it to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45%......

Thousands flee as flood waters breach Dutch defences

Reuters
People are evacuated from a flood-affected area, following heavy rainfalls in Valkenburg, Netherlands, July 15, 2021. REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw MEERSSEN, The Netherlands, July 16 (Reuters) – Thousands of people fled their homes in the southern Netherlands on Friday as rising waters broke through a dyke and swamped cities. Prime......

Dutch crime reporter De Vries shot on Amsterdam street – police

Reuters
AMSTERDAM, July 6 (Reuters) – Celebrity crime reporter Peter R. de Vries, known for his work in exposing the Dutch underworld, was shot and seriously wounded on a street in Amsterdam, police said on Tuesday. “Peter R. de Vries was shot down in Lange Leidsedwarsstraat,” police said in a statement,......

UEFA denies rainbow flag ban in Dutch fan zone

ESPN
UEFA has denied it prevented Dutch supporters from bringing rainbow flags into the official fan zone in Budapest ahead of the Euro 2020 round-of-16 tie between Netherlands and Czech Republic on Sunday. A spokesperson for the KNVB confirmed to ESPN Netherlands that security guards asked fans with rainbow flags to......

Dutch PM Rutte: No place in EU for Hungary with anti-LGBT law

BBC
Poland’s ambassador to Berlin, Andrzej Przylebski, came to the defence of the government in Budapest, arguing that it was “evident and beyond doubt” that the Hungarian parliament had the right to protect schoolchildren by law from having to deal with issues such as homosexuality, saying: “This has nothing to do......

Dutch find Czech crew remains at WW2 RAF bomber crash site

BBC
The Wellington’s pilot, Flight Sgt Vilem Bufka, parachuted out of the burning plane, broke a leg on landing and was captured by the Germans. He was imprisoned in Colditz Castle, with many other Royal Air Force POWs, and returned to Czechoslovakia in August 1945. He wrote a memoir – Bomber......

A Dutch court rules that Shell must step up its climate change efforts.

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A Dutch court ruled Wednesday that Royal Dutch Shell, Europe’s largest oil company, must accelerate its efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions to tackle climate change. The District Court in The Hague ruled that Shell was “obliged” to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions of its activities by 45 percent at......

Dutch court orders Shell to deepen carbon cuts in landmark ruling

Reuters
A Dutch court on Wednesday ordered Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) to significantly deepen planned greenhouse gas emission cuts, in a landmark ruling that could pave the way for legal action against energy companies around the world. Shell immediately said it would appeal the court ruling, which comes amid rising pressure......

Dutch court rules oil giant Shell must cut carbon emissions by 45% by 2030 in landmark case

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A cyclist passes oil silos at the Royal Dutch Shell Pernis refinery in Rotterdam, Netherlands, on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Peter Boer | Bloomberg | Getty Images LONDON — A Dutch court on Wednesday ruled oil giant Royal Dutch Shell......

Eurovision’s noisy fans are back despite Dutch pandemic

BBC
“Eurovision with spectators is far more interesting for viewers around the world,” says lead Fieldlab researcher Prof Andreas Voss, who sits on the Dutch government’s Outbreak Management Team. “The atmosphere is completely different and far more natural, and the better data will help us to better predict how to reopen......

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