Thursday 27 August 2015
 
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Turning rubble into homes, the Dutch style

In Dutch capital Amsterdam, a mobile factory, the size of two shipping containers, ingests rubble at one end, liquifies it into cement and spurts out Lego-shaped building blocks. Call it rubble for the people, converting the deadl

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Dutch firms unveil novel concept for Qatar World Cup 2022

Royal Haskoning, a leading international engineering consultancy, has teamed up with Dutch companies ZJA Zwarts & Jansma Architects and Poly-Ned to launch its novel concept, The Shaded Dome - a smart, cool and adaptable facility for travelli

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ABN Amro employee in Dubai sacked for misconduct

ABN Amro said on Monday it had fired an employee as part of an internal investigation into its private banking operations in Dubai. The bank launched the investigation after a March 11 report in newspaper Het Financieele Dagblad a

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Dutch set to start sale of ABN Amro

The Dutch government decided yesterday to start selling state-owned bank ABN Amro seven years after it was nationalised during the financial crisis. 'A first part will be sold from the fourth quarter,' Finance Minister Je

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Dutch firm to design Doha Metro stations

Qatar Rail has appointed Dutch architectural firm UNStudio as principal architect for the Qatar Integrated Railway Project (QIRP) that will see the firm design over 30 stations in first phase of the Doha Metro network. The QIRP ai

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Dutch mourn as first MH17 bodies flown to Netherlands

Bells peeled and flags flew at half mast across the Netherlands on Wednesday on a day of grief tinged with anger ahead of the arrival of the first bodies of victims from a Malaysian airliner downed over Ukraine l

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Netherlands opens war crimes probe into jet downing

Dutch prosecutors have opened an investigation into the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH-17 on suspicion of murder, war crimes and intentionally downing an airliner, a spokesman said on Monday. Based on the Law on Internationa

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173 Dutch die in Ukraine plane crash

The number of Dutch passengers on the Malaysian airliner shot down over eastern Ukraine totalled 173, a statement from Malaysian Transport Minister Liow Tiong Lai showed on Friday.   That was higher than indicate

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154 Dutch die in Ukraine plane crash

The Dutch prime minister has ordered that flags fly at half mast at government buildings across the country after the death of at least 154 of his country's citizens in what he said might be the worst air disaster in the Netherlands' his

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Dutch firm unveils special ceiling for GCC

Dutch firm Hunter Douglas said it has launched a new ceiling that can safely handle the GCC’s harsh climate while promoting sustainable building design. Sustainable building is booming in the Middle East, and is set to grow

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