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Kosovo gets new president, its second female leader

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Lawmakers in Kosovo elected and swore in a new president Sunday for a five-year term, the Balkan nation's second female...

ICC judges uphold acquittal of former Ivory Coast president

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — International Criminal Court appeals judges on Wednesday upheld the acquittals of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo and former...

Caretaker PM Rutte seen as winning most seats in Dutch vote

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch voters pushed Prime Minister Mark Rutte toward a fourth term in office in Wednesday’s general election that bolstered...

Dutch parties make last push for votes in general election

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The leaders of the top eight parties in the Dutch general election made a final pitch for votes Tuesday night in...

Voting underway in coronavirus-affected Dutch election

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Socially distanced voters cast their ballots Monday in churches, conference centers and even the national parliament on the first...

Dutch police break up anti-govt protest on eve of election

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police used a water cannon and officers on horseback galloped across a park in The Hague on Sunday...

ICC launches war crimes probe into Israeli practices

JERUSALEM (AP) — The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor on Wednesday launched an investigation into alleged crimes in the Palestinian territories, turning the tribunal’s...

Dutch bar owners, sex workers protest against virus lockdown

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — In a scene reminiscent of carefree cafe life before coronavirus lockdown, Peter Bender reached across one of the outdoor tables...

Dutch senate approves coronavirus curfew legislation

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch senators late Friday approved hastily drawn up legislation underpinning the country's coronavirus curfew, ensuring that it will remain...

Dutch parliament approves new coronavirus curfew law

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch parliament approved hastily drawn-up legislation Thursday underpinning the country's coronavirus curfew after a judge ordered the measure...

Dutch govt appeals court order to scrap coronavirus curfew

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court ordered the government Tuesday to end the curfew it imposed last month to rein in the...

ICC convicts Ugandan rebel commander of war crimes

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court on Thursday convicted a one-time child soldier who morphed into a brutal commander in the...

UN court says it can hear case brought by Iran against US

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations' highest court ruled Wednesday that it can hear a case brought by Iran against the United...

Dutch court orders Shell Nigeria to compensate farmers

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In a victory for environmentalists and Nigerians whose land was polluted by oil leaks, a Dutch appeals court ordered...

131 arrested on ‘calmer’ night during Dutch virus curfew

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police said Wednesday that the fourth night of the Netherlands' coronavirus curfew passed more peacefully than the previous...

Dutch police deployed in force to curb rioting, looting

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police took to the streets of Dutch towns and cities in force Tuesday night in an attempt to prevent...

Dutch police use tear gas, water cannon amid rioting

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Groups of youths confronted police in Dutch towns and cities Monday night, defying the country's coronavirus curfew and throwing...

Central African Republic alleged rebel handed to intl court

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An alleged rebel commander from Central African Republic has been detained and turned over to the International Criminal Court...

The buck stops here: Dutch govt quits over welfare scandal

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his entire Cabinet resigned Friday to take political responsibility for a scandal involving...

Dutch ban UK flights, fearing the new coronavirus variant

THE HAGUE (AP) — The Netherlands is banning flights from the U.K. for at least the rest of the year in an attempt to...

Dutch leader announces tough new nationwide virus lockdown

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte imposed a tough new five-week nationwide lockdown Monday, saying schools, nonessential shops, museums and...

Dutch intelligence says it’s uncovered 2 Russian spies

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch intelligence agency said Thursday that it has uncovered two Russian spies who were targeting the Netherlands’ science...

Dutch court calls for criminal probe into former ING CEO

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court on Wednesday ordered prosecutors to open a criminal investigation into the former CEO of ING bank,...

Dutch government pledges new support to virus-hit businesses

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government on Wednesday beefed up its financial support by 3.7 billion euros ($4.5 billion) for businesses slammed...

EU police agency Europol warns of fake coronavirus vaccines

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — European Union police agency Europol issued a warning Friday highlighting the risk of organized crime scams linked to COVID-19...

Dutch police: 3 injured in stabbing in store in The Hague

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Three staff members were injured in a stabbing and fire at a supermarket in a busy shopping street in...

Dutch climate activists take Shell to court over emissions

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A group of environmental organizations backed by thousands of Dutch citizens launched a civil case Tuesday against the energy...

Lawyers for Kosovo suspects: Trial can’t start before 2022

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Defense lawyers for former leaders of Kosovo guerrillas, including ex-president Hashim Thaci, said Wednesday that their trial on charges...

Dutch farmers protest reining in nitrogen oxide emissions

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Farmers angry at the Dutch government's policies to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions protested Tuesday in The Hague, snarling traffic...

Bangladeshi wins children’s prize for fighting cyberbullying

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A 17-year-old Bangladeshi boy won the International Children’s Peace Prize on Friday for his work combating cyberbullying in his...

Japan, China, Germany, Slovakia, Uganda win U.N. court seats

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Judges from Japan, China, Germany, Slovakia and Uganda won seats Thursday on the International Court of Justice, the U.N.’s top...

Rwandan genocide suspect enters not guilty pleas at UN court

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An elderly former radio station owner appeared Wednesday in a United Nations courtroom where his lawyer entered not guilty...

Dutch PM Rutte condemns threats to teacher over cartoon

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday that threats that forced a teacher in the port city of Rotterdam...

Kosovo’s president resigns to face war crimes charges

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — The president of Kosovo, who served as a guerrilla leader during Kosovo's war for independence from Serbia in the late...

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...

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. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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