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Some thousand of farmers converge on The Hague, Netherlands, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in the latest protest against the government's plans to rein in emissions of nitrogen oxide. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Dutch farmers protest in The Hague against emissions policy

Feb. 19, 2020 11:19 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Thousands of angry Dutch farmers converged on The Hague on Wednesday in the latest protest against the government's plans to rein in emissions of nitrogen oxide. As tractors poured into the city, the Dutch military parked large trucks across strategic roads to prevent farmers...

Thai police arrest fugitive in Dutch expat's 2003 murder

Feb. 19, 2020 10:59 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Police in Thailand have arrested a man who has been a fugitive since being convicted in absentia of the 2003 murder of a Dutch expatriate. Anupong Sutthani, one of three people convicted of killing Jules Odekerken, was arrested Tuesday evening in the northern province of Phrae, police said...

FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2020 file photo, shadows of the audience appear on a screen with the EU stars during a media conference at the Parlamentarium in Brussels.  The bloc has been preoccupied for almost four years with Brexit, but now that Britain has left the bloc, the EU hopes to find more time to fix its own problems. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)

Brexit pushes growing number of businesses to Netherlands

Feb. 19, 2020 7:29 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Ongoing uncertainty about the effects of Brexit is pushing an increasing number of foreign companies to set up offices in the Netherlands, the Dutch government said Wednesday. Since the 2016 referendum on Britain leaving the European Union, 140 businesses have established a...

Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte takes part in a panel discussion at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, Friday, Feb. 15, 2020. (Tobias Hase/dpa via AP)

In tight vote, Dutch lawmakers approve EU-Canada trade deal

Feb. 18, 2020 10:19 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In a tight vote Tuesday, lawmakers in the lower house of Dutch parliament approved a free trade deal between the European Union and Canada. Dutch Overseas Trade Minister Sigrid Kaag, who was in parliament to watch the vote, smiled after 72 lawmakers voted for the deal and 69...

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 24, 2018 file photo, Russian opposition figure Mikhail Khodorkovsky, the former owner of the Yukos Oil Company, poses for a photograph after being interviewed by The Associated Press in London. A Dutch appeals court on Tuesday Feb. 18, 2020, reinstated an international arbitration panel’s order to Russia to pay $50 billion compensation to shareholders in former Russian oil giant Yukos. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Court reinstates order for Russia to pay $50 bln over Yukos

Feb. 18, 2020 5:31 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — In a major legal defeat for the Russian government, a Dutch appeals court on Tuesday reinstated an international arbitration panel’s order that it should pay $50 billion compensation to shareholders in former oil company Yukos. The ruling overturned a 2016 decision by...

Dutch appeals court reinstates order for Russia to pay $50 billion compensation award to Yukos shareholders.

Feb. 18, 2020 4:35 AM EST
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch appeals court reinstates order for Russia to pay $50 billion compensation award to Yukos shareholders.

Costa Rica seizes 5 tons of cocaine headed for Netherlands

Feb. 16, 2020 12:39 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rican officials say they have seized more than 5 tons of cocaine, the largest such haul in the Central American country's history. The Public Security Ministry said the 5,048 kilograms (11,128 pounds) of cocaine were found Saturday evening in a shipping container at the...

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2000 file photo, experts in a speed boat examine the damaged hull of the USS Cole at the Yemeni port of Aden after an al-Qaida attack that killed 17 sailors. Sudan's transitional government said it's reached a settlement with families of the victims of the 2000 attack on USS Cole in Yemen, in a bid to have the African country taken off the U.S. terrorism list. At the time of the bombing, Sudan was accused of providing support to al-Qaida, which claimed responsibility for the attack. Sudan's justice ministry said the settlement was signed with the victims' families Friday. Feb. 7, 20202. (AP Photo/Dimitri Messinis, File)

Sudan seeks to end terror designation in USS Cole settlement

Feb. 13, 2020 3:33 PM EST

CAIRO (AP) — Sudan's transitional government said Thursday it has reached a settlement with families of the victims of the 2000 attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, a key step in having the U.S. remove Sudan from its list of state sponsors of terrorism so it can rejoin the international community after years...

Venezuela's Foreign Minster Jorge Arreaza speaks during a press conference after visiting the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)

Venezuela slams Trump for sanctions set on regime change

Feb. 13, 2020 1:35 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The government of President Nicolás Maduro demanded that Washington stop piling on punishing financial sanctions aimed at forcing a regime change in Venezuela as it took its case to the International Criminal Court on Thursday. Maduro’s top diplomat accused the Trump...

-FILE- In this Friday March 29, 2019, file image tourists bathing in a red glow emanating from the windows and peep shows' neon lights are packed shoulder to shoulder as they shuffle through the alleys in Amsterdam's red light district, Netherlands. The capital is banning tours that take groups past the city's famed

Amsterdam bans tour groups from sex workers' windows

Feb. 13, 2020 11:51 AM EST

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The local government in Amsterdam has banned guided tours that take groups past the famed windows in the city's red-light district where visitors watch semi-naked sex workers pose. The move announced Thursday is the city government's latest attempt to address over-tourism and to clean up...