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Suspect detained in Poland in Dutch reporter's slaying

Sep. 26, 2022 11:15 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors said Monday that a 30-year-old man suspected of involvement in the slaying of crime reporter Peter R. de Vries has been arrested by authorities in Poland. De Vries, one of the Netherlands' best-known journalists who also campaigned to...

Liz Weston: 6 new rules for smarter European travel

Sep. 19, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

Tourism rebounded this summer in Europe — and Europe wasn’t ready. Pandemic-related staff shortages led to massive lines and flight cancellations at many airports; meanwhile, prices for hotels and taxis soared. Then there were the record-breaking temperatures that caused roads,...

Schiphol Airport chief quits after summer of travel chaos

Sep. 15, 2022 10:01 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The CEO of Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport has quit after a summer that descended into chaos and flight cancellations amid staff shortages in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. “I’ve done my very best, but we’re not there yet. I do hope it gets better...

Amsterdam to house migrants on cruise ship moored in port

Aug. 30, 2022 11:31 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Amsterdam approved a plan Tuesday to temporarily accommodate at least 1,000 migrants on a cruise ship moored in the Dutch capital's port as the Netherlands seeks to end an accommodation crisis that last week saw hundreds of asylum-seekers sleeping outside a reception center. ...

Almost all Dutch trains halted by strike around Utrecht

Aug. 30, 2022 05:19 AM EDT

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Almost the entire Dutch railway network was shut down Tuesday as workers affected by soaring inflation and staff shortages went on strike to demand better pay and working conditions. Staff at the railway company NS stopped work for the day in the central...

Dutch rail strike halts trains to and from Amsterdam

Aug. 29, 2022 03:51 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Train services ground to a near standstill around Amsterdam on Monday as the latest in a series of strikes by railway workers hit the Dutch capital, halting international services and affecting lines to and from the busy Schiphol international airport. Eurostar,...

After summer of chaos, Schiphol Airport reports net profit

Aug. 26, 2022 05:17 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Amsterdam's Schiphol airport reported a net profit Friday of 65 million euros ($64.8 million) in the first six months of the year as passenger numbers soared despite post-pandemic staff shortages that led to huge lines and piles of luggage. The busy aviation hub...

Russian brought to Oregon, faces trial in ransomware attacks

Aug. 17, 2022 20:57 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Russian who allegedly laundered more than $400,000 from ransomware attacks in the United States and abroad was extradited from the Netherlands to face trial in federal court in Portland, authorities said Wednesday. Denis Dubnikov, 29, pleaded not guilty on...

Dutch court expects November verdicts in MH17 downing trial

Aug. 15, 2022 08:29 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Verdicts in the Dutch trial in absentia of three Russians and a Ukrainian charged with involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are expected to be delivered on Nov. 17, the court announced Monday. The court said the date is...

Dutch arrest man linked to currency mixer Tornado Cash

Aug. 13, 2022 05:40 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch financial prosecutors say they detained a man suspected of involvement in “concealing criminal financial flows and facilitating money laundering" through the virtual currency mixer Tornado Cash. The 29-year-old man was arrested Aug. 10 in...