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Dutch climate activists take Shell to court over emissions

Dec. 1, 2020 7:59 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A group of environmental organizations backed by thousands of Dutch citizens launched a civil case Tuesday against the energy giant Shell, asking a court to order the multinational to commit to reining in its carbon emissions 45% by the year 2030. Lawyer Roger Cox told a panel...

Hashim Thaci who resigned as Kosovo's president to face charges including murder, torture and persecution, and his attorney David Hooper, left, make their first courtroom appearance before a judge at the Kosovo Specialist Chambers court in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. An international prosecutor has indicted Thaci on 10 charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes for his leadership of fighters with the Kosovo Liberation Army who are accused of illegally imprisoning, abusing and murdering captured opponents and perceived traitors during the war. (Jerry Lampen via AP Photo, Pool)

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

Nov. 18, 2020 7:45 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Defense lawyers for former leaders of Kosovo guerrillas, including ex-president Hashim Thaci, said Wednesday that their trial on charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity cannot begin before the summer of 2022 at the earliest. The comments came at a procedural hearing...

Dutch farmers pass the gate of Royal Palace Huis ten Bosch in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, during a protest against a new law they argue threatens their livelihoods by reining in emissions of nitrogen oxide. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)

Dutch farmers protest reining in nitrogen oxide emissions

Nov. 17, 2020 7:59 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Farmers angry at the Dutch government's policies to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions protested Tuesday in The Hague, snarling traffic as they drove their tractors into the center of the city. Members of the Farmers Defence Force group who converged on the city from around the...

Bullet impacts are seen in the windows of Saudi Arabia's embassy in The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, after several shot were fired at the building early in the morning. Nobody was injured and police were investigating. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)

Dutch prosecutors: Saudi embassy shooting had terror motive

Nov. 16, 2020 12:14 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors said Monday that the shooting last week targeting the Saudi Arabian embassy building in The Hague was carried out with a “terrorist" motive. A 40-year-old suspect arrested on the day the embassy was sprayed with gunfire appeared Monday before an...

-FILE- In this Friday Sept. 6, 2013, file image, Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who was shot and injured by the Taliban for advocating girls' education, poses for photographers after being awarded the International Children's Peace Prize 2013 during a ceremony in the Hall of Knights in The Hague, Netherlands. Sadat Rahman, a 17-year-old Bangladeshi boy has won the International Children's Peace Prize for his work combating cyberbullying in his country. Rahman said Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, at a ceremony in The Hague that the fight against cyberbullying

Bangladeshi wins children's prize for fighting cyberbullying

Nov. 13, 2020 3:16 PM EST

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 country, and he vowed to keep fighting online abuse until it is eradicated. “The fight against cyberbullying is like a war, and in...

Chairwoman of the Assembly of Kosovo and acting President of Kosovo Vjosa Osmani speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Kosovo capital Pristina on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020. Kosovo’s acting president complains that the European Union is not treating Kosovo on “an equal footing” with its former war foe, neighboring Serbia in the negotiations on normalizing their ties. Osmani on Friday said that Brussels was not learning from the mistakes of the past and was treating Serbia as “a spoiled child.” (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu)

AP Interview: Kosovo sees EU favoring 'spoiled child' Serbia

Nov. 13, 2020 2:25 PM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo’s acting president accused the European Union on Friday of not treating Kosovo on “an equal footing” with neighboring Serbia in the negotiations to normalize ties between the former war foes. Vjosa Osmani, the second female head of state in post-war...

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

Nov. 12, 2020 2:00 PM EST

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 judicial organ. In the contested race, eight candidates were vying for five seats on 15-member world court based in The Hague, Netherlands whose job...

Dutch police are seen outside Saudi Arabia's embassy in The Hague, Netherlands, Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, after several shot were fired at the building early in the morning. Nobody was injured and police were investigating. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)

Dutch police hold suspect after shots fired at Saudi embassy

Nov. 12, 2020 11:04 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Saudi Arabian embassy in The Hague was sprayed with gunfire early Thursday, leaving bullet holes across the facade and in several windows. Police said nobody was injured and a man was arrested on suspicion of involvement in the shooting. Spokesman Steven van Santen said...

FILE - In this Friday, April 4, 2014 file photo, the skulls and bones of some of those who were slaughtered as they sought refuge inside the church are laid out as a memorial to the thousands who were killed in and around the Catholic church during the 1994 genocide in Ntarama, Rwanda. Félicien Kabuga, a former radio station owner, appeared Wednesday in a United Nations courtroom to face charges that he armed and incited militias that took part in Rwanda's 1994 genocide. It was the first time Kabuga had appeared before the U.N.'s International Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals since he was transferred to The Hague following his arrest outside Paris in May. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)

Rwandan genocide suspect enters not guilty pleas at UN court

Nov. 11, 2020 12:07 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An elderly former radio station owner appeared Wednesday in a United Nations courtroom where his lawyer entered not guilty pleas to allegations that he armed militias with machetes and other weapons and incited them to take part in Rwanda's 1994 genocide. It was the first...

FILE - In this Thursday July 9, 2020 file photo, Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands, talks during a media conference at the Federal Chancellery in Berlin. Rutte said Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 that threats that forced a teacher in the port city of Rotterdam to go hiding after some students objected to a political cartoon displayed in his classroom must not be tolerated. Rutte spoke Friday hours after Rotterdam police said they had arrested an 18-year-old girl. (Bernd von Jutrczenka/Pool via AP, file)

Dutch PM Rutte condemns threats to teacher over cartoon

Nov. 6, 2020 11:43 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday that threats that forced a teacher in the port city of Rotterdam to go hiding after some students objected to a political cartoon displayed in his classroom must not be tolerated. Rutte spoke hours after Rotterdam police said they...