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Turkey’s Erdogan sues Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker for insults

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is suing Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders after the anti-Islam politician posted a series of tweets...

Tensions between EU and Turkey escalate over Erdogan insults

BRUSSELS (AP) — Tensions between the European Union and Turkey have risen further after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan questioned the mental state of...

Turkish president dares U.S. to impose economic sanctions

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan challenged the United States to impose sanctions against his country while also launching a second...

Virus is pummeling Europe’s eateries — and winter is coming

HEIKRUIS, Belgium (AP) — As the Friday night dinner service began earlier this month at the De Viering restaurant outside Brussels, it seemed the...

Dutch hospital airlifts patients to Germany amid virus surge

ALMERE, Netherlands (AP) — A bright yellow helicopter rose into a blue sky Friday carrying a COVID-19 patient from the Netherlands to a German...

Nigerian president leaves protest shootings out of speech

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari spoke to the nation about the unrest that has gripped the country in recent days, but...

Bird flu fears: Dutch farms ordered to keep poultry indoors

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government said Thursday it is ordering poultry farms to keep their birds indoors after six wild swans...

Dutch king expresses regret at Greek family vacation

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch king issued a video message Wednesday saying he had “regret in the heart” and he shouldn't have...

Leaders in US, Europe divided on response to surging virus

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Virus cases are surging across Europe and many U.S. states, but responses by leaders are miles apart, with officials...

European nations mixed in their response to virus spikes

Countries across Europe are battling coronavirus infection spikes with new lockdowns, curfews, face mask orders and virus tracking smart phone apps. ...

Dark déjà vu for European economy as virus cases spike

LONDON (AP) — Europe’s economy was just catching its breath from what had been the sharpest recession in modern history. A resurgence in coronavirus...

Guinea’s president, 82, seeks to prolong rule in Sunday vote

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinean President Alpha Conde, 82, is seeking a third term in office Sunday, insisting his attempt to prolong his rule...

Dutch order bars, restaurants closed over pandemic fears

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Dutch government decided to close bars and restaurants as of Wednesday as part of a “partial lockdown" that will last...

Danes start culling 2.5 million minks after virus hits farms

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish veterinarians and farmers have begun culling at least 2.5 million minks in northern Denmark, authorities said Monday, after coronavirus...

Memorials grow in Eddie Van Halen’s adopted hometown

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The childhood home of Eddie Van Halen and a sidewalk outside a nearby liquor store have been turned into memorials...

Dutch double play: Soccer club, Billy Beane team up

ALKMAAR, Netherlands (AP) — Like Billy Beane, Robert Eenhoorn knows all about baseball expectations. The Dutchman was a high draft pick who never made...

Dutch court convicts 6 men of plotting massive jihadi attack

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court convicted six men Thursday of plotting a large-scale jihadi attack on a public event and sentenced...

Intl court appeals judges uphold detention of Darfur suspect

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Appeals judges at the International Criminal Court upheld Thursday the detention of an alleged Sudanese militia leader charged with...

Rwandan genocide suspect seeks transfer to The Hague

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The defense lawyer of an 87-year-old Rwandan genocide suspect arrested in France has appealed to an international court not...

Billions in bullion shifted ahead of Dutch bank rebuild

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — This really was the gold standard of road trips. ...

Newgarden’s stays in championship fight with 1st Indy win

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Josef Newgarden doesn't intend to just give up on his season title defense. ...

American cyclist suspended by team after pro-Trump comments

GENEVA (AP) — American cyclist Quinn Simmons was suspended by the Trek-Segafredo team on Thursday after posting antagonistic comments on social media in support...

Belgium busts big cocaine ring that relied on corrupt police

BRUSSELS (AP) — Authorities in Belgium and another three countries have dismantled a criminal drug trafficking network that allegedly relied on corrupt police officers...

Dutch activists want to airlift migrants off Greek island

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A group of Dutch refugee activists is planning to fly an empty plane to the Greek island of Lesbos...

EU takes legal action against UK over planned Brexit bill

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union took legal action against Britain on Thursday over its plans to pass legislation that would breach parts of...

Barcelona close to signing young American defender Dest

MADRID (AP) — American right back Sergiño Dest is set to join Barcelona, coach Ronald Koeman said on Wednesday. ...

Dutch competition watchdog fines 4 tobacco companies

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch consumer watchdog has fined four major tobacco companies a total of more than 82 million euros ($96...

Dutch government announces new restrictions to rein in virus

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government introduced new nationwide restrictions Monday aimed at tackling the swift spread of coronavirus infections that is...

At UN, nations urge overdue reckoning with colonial crimes

PARIS (AP) — Leaders of countries once subjugated to Western powers sent a pointed message at this year’s U.N. General Assembly: For those who...

Former Kosovo separatist commander appears in court

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A former commander of separatist fighters in Kosovo’s 1998-1999 war appeared at a special court in the Netherlands on...

Lawyer: Russian suspect denies involvement in downing MH17

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — One of the suspects charged in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 denies...

Greens win mayoral runoffs in 3 west German cities

BERLIN (AP) — Candidates for the environmentalist Greens won mayoral runoff votes in three west German cities Sunday, underscoring the party's strength a year...

The Latest: 11th-seeded Goffin knocked out by Sinner

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the opening day at the French Open: ...

EU police arrest Kosovo war veterans’ leader, raid offices

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — European Union security police arrested the leader of a Kosovar war veterans association for obstruction of justice when officers stormed...

Assange ‘binge-watched’ suicide of ex-Bosnian Croat general

LONDON (AP) — Julian Assange relayed how he “binge-watched” the suicide of the former Bosnian Croat general in a U.N. courtroom three years ago,...

1st Kosovar Albanian arrested on war crimes charges

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A special international court said Thursday that a former commander of the separatist fighters in Kosovo's 1998-1999 war has been...

As virus surges, critics say UK hasn’t learned from mistakes

LONDON (AP) — Britain bungled its response to the coronavirus the first time around. Now many scientists fear it’s about to do it again. ...

Mirrored depot will open Dutch museum’s storage to public

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — All the paintings, sculptures and other works that grace museums and galleries around the world are the visible tip of...

Kosovo veterans say they’ve been sent war crime files, again

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo war veterans said Tuesday an unknown person has again handed them war crime files from a special international court...

The Latest: U of Colorado shifting students for virus cases

DENVER — The University of Colorado has forced some students to move out of their dorms to create more isolation housing for students with...

Dutch bars to close early to rein in spread of coronavirus

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Bars and cafes in the most densely populated regions of the Netherlands will have to close their doors earlier...

Book ’em: Police find ‘irreplaceable’ tomes stolen in 2017

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police in Romania have uncovered a trove of “irreplaceable” books including first editions of works by Galileo Galilei and...

Dutch government seeks to hold Syria accountable for torture

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government announced Friday it is holding Syria responsible under international law for “gross human rights violations,” in...

The Latest: Hawaii again sets plan for pre-testing tourists

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s governor says that starting Oct. 15, travelers arriving from out of state may bypass a 14-day quarantine requirement if they test...

No public at Dutch Saint Nicholas party due to coronavirus

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The annual nationally televised arrival in the Netherlands of Saint Nicholas, known locally as Sinterklaas, will happen without public...

High-tech UK-US ship launched on 400th Mayflower anniversary

PLYMOUTH, England (AP) — With a splash of Plymouth gin, the U.S. ambassador to Britain officially launched a ship named Mayflower on Wednesday, 400...

Bosnian Serbs honor late ex-official convicted of war crimes

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian Serb authorities on Wednesday held an official commemoration for a top former wartime leader, despite his war crimes conviction...

400 years later, a new Mayflower will sail without humans

PLYMOUTH, England (AP) — The Mayflower is taking to the water in Plymouth harbor. ...

Dutch government unveils budget overshadowed by virus

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government plans to invest in protecting jobs and businesses during the coronavirus crisis but warned Tuesday as...

The Latest: NYC teachers union will block school reopening

NEW YORK — The New York City teachers union warns it won’t let the nation’s largest school district reopen for in-person classes this month...

Virus spiking in eastern Europe; Hungary drafts ‘war plan’

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The number of new confirmed coronavirus cases spiked Friday in parts of eastern Europe, with Hungary and the Czech Republic...

Bolivia calls on ICC to investigate Morales over blockades

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said Wednesday that Bolivia has asked her to investigate whether former...

Myanmar army deserters confirm atrocities against Rohingya

BANGKOK (AP) — Two soldiers who deserted from Myanmar’s army have testified on video that they were instructed by commanding officers to “shoot all...

Dutch government compensates victim of airstrike in Iraq

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands' defense minister announced Tuesday that the government is paying an undisclosed sum to an Iraqi man who...

Germany calls for US to back off from world court sanctions

BERLIN (AP) — Germany on Friday added its voice to criticism of U.S. sanctions against two top officials of the International Criminal Court, appealing...

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