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UPDATED: Fri., July 10, 2020

Dutch government to take Russia to European court over MH17

The Dutch government is taking Russia to the European Court of Human Rights for its alleged role in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine six …


UPDATED: Thu., July 2, 2020

European police crack encrypted phones, arrest hundreds

European police delivered a major blow to organized crime after cracking an encrypted communications network, allowing them to covertly watch “over the shoulder” of criminals in real time as they …


5 surfers die in stormy weather off Dutch coast

Dutch authorities said Tuesday that five experienced surfers drowned when they went out for a session in stormy weather off the coast of The Hague.


UPDATED: Mon., May 11, 2020

Restart or re-stop? Countries reopen amid second-wave fears

Plastic spacing barriers and millions of masks appeared Monday on the streets of Europe’s newly reopened cities, as France and Belgium emerged from lockdowns, the Netherlands sent children back to …


UPDATED: Fri., May 8, 2020

Volunteers put faces to names of Americans in WWII cemetery

A group of volunteer on both sides of the Atlantic have made it their mission to put faces to the names of US men and women buried and memorialized at …


UPDATED: Mon., April 27, 2020

No orange crush: Dutch celebrate King’s Day at home

There was no orange crush as coronavirus restrictions reined in festivities marking the Dutch king’s birthday.


Judges in MH17 trial allowed to consider anonymous testimony

Judges in the trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian charged with murder for their alleged roles in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014 will be …


Schooner is school for Dutch teens sailing home due to virus

The sailing trip that 25 Dutch high school students embarked on last month was supposed to end in Cuba, where they would trade a tall ship for a plane flight …


UPDATED: Mon., March 30, 2020

Dutch museum says van Gogh painting stolen in overnight raid

A painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh was stolen in an overnight smash-and-grab raid on a museum that was closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, police and …


UPDATED: Thu., March 19, 2020

Public debut without public for polar bear cubs at Dutch zoo

A pair of twin polar bear cubs have made their public debut at a Dutch zoo — but without the public because of coronavirus restrictions.


UPDATED: Mon., March 9, 2020

Dutch trial opens for 4 suspects in downing of flight MH17

A Dutch prosecutor on Monday solemnly read out the names of the 298 people killed in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, at the start of the trial …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 7, 2020

Dutch euthanasia center sees 22% rise in requests in 2019

A Dutch organization that carries out euthanasia received 3,122 requests last year, a 22% increase from the year before, the Euthanasia Expertise Center said Friday.


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 18, 2020

Away winter blues! Netherlands marks National Tulip Day

Tulip growers in the Netherlands have beaten back winter, if only for a day, with a riotous explosion of color in an Amsterdam square


City says no to Dutch New Year’s Eve beach towering infernos

The two giant fires that have for years lit up beaches in The Hague on New Year’s Eve won’t be ignited this year after the city’s municipality refused to grant …


Dutch police arrest 2 men suspected of year-end terror plot

Police counterterror officers have arrested two men suspected of plotting a jihadi attack using suicide vests and one or more car bombs, prosecutors announced Tuesday.


MH17 probe reveals close ties between Russia, Ukraine rebels

An international team of investigators piecing together a criminal case in the July 2014 shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine said Thursday that evidence suggests links …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 16, 2019

Prosecutors suspect man of illegally detaining Dutch family

Prosecutors said Wednesday they are charging a 58-year-old man arrested in connection with the discovery of a Dutch family who lived largely isolated from the outside world for nine years.


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019

Dutch inventor says his ocean cleaning boom is working

After a series of setbacks, a system for catching plastic floating in the Pacific between California and Hawaii is now working, its Dutch inventor said Wednesday.


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 19, 2019

At 98, D-Day vet jumps again, with eyes on the big 100

Jump by jump, 98-year-old D-Day veteran Tom Rice is nudging closer to his goal of leaping out of planes at age 100.


New heat wave in Europe starts to breaks records

Europeans cooled off in public fountains Wednesday as a new heat wave spread across parts of the continent and is already breaking records.


Relatives of victims mark 5th anniversary of MH17 downing

With songs, speeches and solemn silence, relatives and friends on Wednesday commemorated the 298 passengers and crew killed five years ago when a missile blew Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 out …


UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019

Tim Dahlberg: U.S. women won World Cup on their own terms

Megan Rapinoe left early, her work done for the day. The celebration came early, too, for a U.S. team determined up until the final minute to win this Women’s World …


UPDATED: Sun., July 7, 2019

Back-to-back! Megan Rapinoe-led U.S. beats Dutch 2-0 for fourth World Cup title

The United States won its record fourth Women’s World Cup title and second in a row, beating the Netherlands 2-0 when Megan Rapinoe converted a penalty kick in the second …


UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019

Larry Stone: As World Cup final nears, U.S. women don’t care what anyone thinks of them. Nor should they.

The USWNT is on the verge of winning another Women’s World Cup, and they’ve gotten to the final with a brash confidence that they shouldn’t need to apologize for. If …


UPDATED: Thu., July 4, 2019

Carli Lloyd says 2019 U.S. Women’s World Cup team not a continuation of 2015

The defending champions will be vying for their second straight title and fourth overall when they face the Netherlands in the final Sunday in Lyon.


UPDATED: Wed., July 3, 2019

Netherlands down Sweden 1-0 to reach first Women’s World Cup final, will face U.S.

The Netherlands will play the United States for the Women’s World Cup title after Jackie Groenen sealed a 1-0 victory over Sweden in extra time on Wednesday night.


Dutch government presents measures to cut carbon emissions

The Dutch government presented Friday a wide-ranging raft of measures – from a carbon tax for business to more bicycle parking at railway stations – that aim to slash by …


UPDATED: Fri., June 28, 2019

Women’s World Cup quarterfinals preview: Italy, Netherlands try to advance in heat wave

Italy and the Netherlands are hot about the heat. Contesting the only Women’s World Cup quarterfinal being played in the afternoon means playing in some of the harshest temperatures of …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019

Dutch railway company to pay reparations for WWII transports

The Dutch national railway company said Wednesday it will pay reparations to Jews, Roma and Sinti whom it transported to camps in the Netherlands during World War II – from …


4 charged in downing of Malaysian airliner over Ukraine

International prosecutors announced murder charges Wednesday against four men – three of them Russians with military or intelligence backgrounds – in the missile attack that blew a Malaysia Airlines jet …