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Dutch money for children of summarily executed Indonesians

Oct. 19, 2020 11:32 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands’ government announced Monday that it will pay compensation to the children of Indonesian men summarily executed by Dutch forces during the southeast Asian nation’s struggle for independence in the 1940s. The decision follows a court ruling in...

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2020 file photo, Sudan's ousted president Omar al-Bashir sits at the defendant's cage during his trial a courthouse in Khartoum, Sudan, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.  The officer of Sudan’s prime minister says International Criminal Court Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda is arriving in Khartoum Saturday, Oct. 17,  to discuss cooperation with local authorities over the trial of those internationally wanted over war crimes and genocide in the Darfur conflict. Among those wanted by the court is former President Omar al-Bashir.  (AP Photo/Marwan Ali)

ICC prosecutor arrives in Sudan to discuss Darfur charges

Oct. 17, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — The International Criminal Court's prosecutor arrived in Sudan late Saturday to discuss cooperation with local authorities over bringing to trial those internationally wanted for war crimes and genocide in the country's Darfur conflict, the Sudanese official news agency said. Prime Minister...

FILE - In this Monday, March 23, 2020 file photo, a cyclist takes images of a barricaded backroad used by locals on the Netherlands border with Belgium between Chaam, southern Netherlands, and Meerle, Northern Belgium. European Union countries are set to adopt a common traffic light system to coordinate traveling across the 27-nation bloc, but a return to a full freedom of movement in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic remains far from reach. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

Dutch king returns from vacation after lockdown uproar

Oct. 17, 2020 6:55 AM EDT

THE HAGUE (AP) — The Dutch royal couple were back in the Netherlands Saturday after their vacation trip to Greece had to be abandoned because of an uproar back home, where people are urged to stay at home as much as possible. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima said in a statement that they saw the...

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 file photo, a waiter wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus sweeps the terrace of a bar in downtown Madrid, Spain. Europe’s economy was just catching its breath from what had been the sharpest recession in modern history. A resurgence in coronavirus cases in October 2020 risks undoing that and will likely turn what was meant to be a period of healing for the economy into a lean winter of job losses and bankruptcies. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

Dark déjà vu for European economy as virus cases spike

Oct. 17, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Europe’s economy was just catching its breath from what had been the sharpest recession in modern history. A resurgence in coronavirus cases this month is a bitter blow that will likely turn what was meant to be a period of healing for the economy into a lean winter of job losses and...

A supporter of the ruling Rally of the Guinean People (RPG) party joins others to demonstrate against the opposition Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG) party and to block the visit of their leader, in the streets of Kankan, Guinea Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. The stage is set for Oct. 18 presidential elections pitting incumbent President Alpha Conde, 82, who is bidding for a third term, against opposition leader Cellou Dalein Diallo, who was previously defeated by Conde in both the 2010 and 2015 elections. (AP Photo/Sadak Souici)

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

Oct. 16, 2020 5:23 AM EDT

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Guinean President Alpha Conde, 82, is seeking a third term in office Sunday, insisting his attempt to prolong his rule does not make him a dictator even as opposition protesters slam his candidacy as an illegal power grab. The electoral campaign in this West African nation already...

Gov. Roy Cooper listens as Dr. Mandy Cohen, secretary of the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, answers a question during a briefing during a briefing at the Emergency Operations Center in Raleigh, N.C., Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)

The Latest: NCarolina virus numbers head in wrong direction

Oct. 15, 2020 6:16 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina’s top public health official is warning that the state’s coronavirus numbers are heading in the wrong direction as the Democratic governor considers whether to tighten restrictions or reopen more of the economy. The governor’s decision, which is expected...

Medical staff takes a swabs as she tests a boy for COVID-19 at a drive-through at the San Paolo hospital, in Milan, Italy, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. Coronavirus infections are surging again in the region of northern Italy where the pandemic first took hold in Europe, renewing pressure on hospitals and health care workers. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Europe, US reel as virus infections surge at record pace

Oct. 15, 2020 5:01 PM EDT

Coronavirus cases around the world have climbed to all-time highs of more than 330,000 per day as the scourge comes storming back across Europe and spreads with renewed speed in the U.S., forcing many places to reimpose tough restrictions eased just months ago. Well after Europe seemed to have largely tamed the...

FILE - In this Monday, March 23, 2020 file photo, a cyclist takes images of a barricaded backroad used by locals on the Netherlands border with Belgium between Chaam, southern Netherlands, and Meerle, Northern Belgium. European Union countries are set to adopt a common traffic light system to coordinate traveling across the 27-nation bloc, but a return to a full freedom of movement in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic remains far from reach. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

Dutch order bars, restaurants closed over pandemic fears

Oct. 13, 2020 1:56 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Dutch government decided to close bars and restaurants as of Wednesday as part of a “partial lockdown" that will last at least four weeks to counter the sustained surge in coronavirus cases across the Netherlands. Prime Minister Mark Rutte said that the nation needed to move a...

Mink breeder Thorbjoern Jepsen holds up a mink, as police forcibly gained access to his mink farm in Gjoel, Denmark, Friday,  Oct. 9, 2020. The culling of at least 2.5 million minks in northern Denmark has started, authorities said Monday after the coronavirus has been reported in at least 63 farms. The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration is handling the culling of the infected animals while breeders who have non-infected animals on a farm within 8 kilometers (5 miles) from an infected farm must put them to sleep themselves.   (Henning Bagger /Ritzau Scanpix via AP)

Danes start culling 2.5 million minks after virus hits farms

Oct. 12, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish veterinarians and farmers have begun culling at least 2.5 million minks in northern Denmark, authorities said Monday, after coronavirus has been reported in at least 63 farms. The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration is handling the culling of the infected animals...

Sean Costello, of Arcadia, photographs Eddie Van Halen's childhood home, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2020, in Pasadena, Calif. Van Halen, who had battled cancer, died Tuesday at age 65. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Memorials grow in Eddie Van Halen's adopted hometown

Oct. 9, 2020 7:49 PM EDT

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The childhood home of Eddie Van Halen and a sidewalk outside a nearby liquor store have been turned into memorials to the legendary rock guitarist in his adopted hometown near Los Angeles. The shrines began popping up shortly after Van Halen’s death from cancer at age 65...