August 14, 2003 |
The United States signed an agreement to pay for radioactivity detectors at Rotterdam, Europe's largest seaport, in an effort to block the smuggling of nuclear material. U.S. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham said the $3-million system will scan some of the 6 million containers passing through Rotterdam each year and will "improve our mutual efforts to prevent the illicit traffic of nuclear materials." The project is the latest in a series of U.S.
February 14, 1992 |
Bep van Klaveren, whose furious style earned him the nickname, "The Dutch Windmill," and who was considered the Netherlands' greatest boxer, died of natural causes at his home in Rotterdam. He was 84.
June 6, 1989 |
Rotterdam dockers refused today to handle two Chinese cargo ships in protest against the killing of demonstrators in Beijing, a dock union spokesman said. The morning shift boycotted the only two Chinese ships in port.
August 22, 1991 |
The Dutch city of Rotterdam and a group representing Germany's chemical firms Wednesday signed a key antipollution agreement to cut the flow of toxic chemicals into the Rhine River.
December 10, 1990
Dutch police arrested 32 soccer fans for hurling bricks and fireworks, damaging a fan train and other offenses surrounding a match between Ajax Amsterdam and Feyenoord Rotterdam, police said. The detainees included fans of both teams, Rotterdam police spokesman Hans Stoop said Sunday. Ajax beat Feyenoord in the Dutch Honor Division game, 4-0. Both clubs' fans are considered violence-prone, and police had taken extensive security measures.