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  • Feb 23- A collaboration between Google's research unit and a Dutch institute on Thursday cracked a widely used cryptographic technology that has been one of the key building blocks of internet security. The algorithm, known as Secure Hash Algorithm 1 or SHA-1, is currently used to verify the integrity of digital files and signatures that secure credit card...

  • A man smokes a cigarette of marijuana in an Amsterdam cafe

    The Netherlands has moved closer to regulating the production of cannabis.

  • AMSTERDAM _ Wright Medical Group Inc. on Tuesday reported a loss of $44.9 million in its fourth quarter. The average estimate of 16 analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research was for a loss of 11 cents per share. Wright Medical expects full-year results to range from a loss of 33 cents per share to a loss of 26 cents per share, with revenue in the range of $755...

  • Germany's stocks should be a safe haven within the euro zone amidst forthcoming political uncertainty, according to JPMorgan strategists.

  • CNBC's Nancy Hungerford speaks to European leaders Jeroen Dijsselbloem and Pierre Moscovici about ongoing Greek debt negotiations.

  • Jeroen Dijsselbloem, president of the Eurogroup.

    Greece is on the path to recovery and anyone who thinks otherwise can talk to someone else, the Eurozone’s leading finance minister insists.

  • *Kraft camp had told UK Business Secretary details of plan. LONDON, Feb 20- Kraft Heinz Co's rapid retreat from its surprise $143 billion bid for Unilever in the face of stiff resistance knocked the Anglo-Dutch company's shares on Monday as investors assessed the impact of the failed approach. Kraft laid out its plan to create a consumer goods behemoth with...

  • *Kraft camp feared UK political opposition to takeover. LONDON, Feb 20- Kraft Heinz Co's rapid retreat from its surprise $143 billion bid for Unilever in the face of stiff resistance from the company and politicians sent shares in the Anglo-Dutch group 8 percent lower on Monday. Britain's response was also a concern after Prime Minister Theresa May signalled...

  • ROTTERDAM, Netherlands— For a small nation that has grown hugely wealthy thanks to centuries of doing business far and wide, the political mood in the Netherlands has turned surprisingly inward. As a March 15 parliamentary election looms in the Netherlands— one of the founding members of the European Union— popular lawmaker Geert Wilders is dominating polls...

  • Geert Wilders promised to crack down on "Moroccan scum" who he said were making the streets unsafe.

  • President of French far-right Front National (FN) party Marine Le Pen delivers a speech during a major rally to launch her presidential programme on February 5, 2017 in Lyon, France.

    France's left-wing is gearing up for what promises to be a tough presidential campaign against far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.

  • Feb 17- Buyout firm 3 G Capital managed to build a consumer empire with a market value of over $140 billion in just seven years. Yet its ruthless approach to costs may end up hampering 3 G-backed Kraft Heinz Co's $143 billion bid for Unilever Plc.. Its investment approach has attracted backers ranging from billionaire investor Warren Buffett, who has helped...

  • The Netherlands may have found a way to improve safety without prying pedestrians away from their phones.

  • *Oil from Nigeria, Libya and Kazakhstan gives a boost. LONDON, Feb 17- A global deal to cut oil production has had the unintended consequence of aiding Europe's older refineries by bolstering supplies of light crude while curbing shipments of the heavier grades favored by more advanced plants in other continents. "European refiners are well positioned versus...

  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands _ Aegon NV on Friday reported fourth-quarter profit of $507.2 million. Aegon NV shares have climbed roughly 3 percent since the beginning of the year. Keywords: Aegon NV, Earnings Report.

  • European NATO allies agreed on Thursday to jointly buy planes and submarines and possibly open a new command headquarters for elite troops.

  • Defence Minister James Mattis addresses the press during a NATO defence ministers' meetings at the NATO headquarters in Brussels on February 15, 2017.

    "I owe it to you to give you clarity on the political reality in the United States, and to state the fair demand from my country's people," Mattis said.

  • Feb 15- Pan-European exchange Euronext may still buy a clearing house for derivatives if its planned purchase of LCH SA, which it uses, from London Stock Exchange falls through. Euronext has agreed to buy Paris- based LCH SA for 510 million euros, but the deal can only go ahead if LSE Group succeeds in merging with Deutsche Boerse, a tie-up regulators will rule on by...

  • President of French far-right Front National (FN) party Marine Le Pen delivers a speech during a major rally to launch her presidential programme.

    Political uncertainty is knocking the euro, and some experts are advising investors to short the common currency as a hedge against risk.

  • THE HAGUE, Netherlands— Dutch bank ABN Amro says its underlying net profit, which strips out exceptional items, rose 23 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016 to 333 million euros. The bank, which has been restructured and re-privatized following its bailout by the Dutch government in 2008 during the global financial crisis, said Wednesday that operating income...