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Dutch coalition government dominated by an anti-Islam party struggles to find prime minister

May. 22, 2024 09:29 AM EDT

THE HAGUE (AP) — The parties that agreed to form a Dutch coalition dominated by the far right are struggling to find a prime minister and warned Wednesday that the search might leave the Netherlands without a fully functional government for months. Anti-Islam lawmaker Geert...

Alise Willoughby of US, Joris Daudet of France win BMX racing world titles ahead of Paris Olympics

May. 18, 2024 16:57 PM EDT

Alise Willoughby won her third BMX racing world championship on Saturday, the American standout taking the lead out of the starting gate, pulling away down the stretch and then throwing up her fist in triumph as she crossed over the finish line. Willoughby was followed by Zoe...

BMX racing world championships hit South Carolina with Olympic berths on the line

May. 16, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

The almost nomadic nature of high-level BMX racing means that American riders such as Alise Willoughby, the two-time world champion and a former Olympic silver medalist, rarely get to compete in front of friends and family. Last year's World Cup schedule took riders to Turkey, the...

The Netherlands veers sharply to the right with a new government dominated by party of Geert Wilders

May. 16, 2024 04:50 AM EDT

THE HAGUE (AP) — Anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders and three other party leaders agreed on a coalition deal early Thursday that veers the Netherlands toward the hard right, capping a half year of tumultuous negotiations that still left it unclear who would become prime minister. ...

A Dutch anti-Islam party says it's brokered a provisional coalition deal for a hard-right government

May. 15, 2024 11:30 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders and three other Dutch party leaders said Wednesday they have brokered a provisional coalition deal in a move that brings closer a government driven by the hard right in yet another European Union nation. The party leaders said that...

Dutch artist expelled from Eurovision Song Contest is likely to face charges, Swedish police say

May. 13, 2024 09:39 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Netherlands’ contestant in the Eurovision Song Contest who was dramatically expelled from the competition hours before the grand finale will likely be charged for making illegal threats, Swedish police said Monday. Joost Klein had failed to perform...

New Mexico governor seeks hydrogen investment with trip to Netherlands

May. 11, 2024 15:11 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The governor of New Mexico has announced plans to court new investments in hydrogen fuel development at a business summit in the Netherlands over the coming week. In a news release Friday, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said she'll lead a delegation to an...

Dutch broadcaster furious, fans bemused after Netherlands' Joost Klein is booted from Eurovision

May. 11, 2024 12:27 PM EDT

MALMO, Sweden (AP) — A Dutch public broadcaster reacted angrily after the Netherlands’ contestant in the Eurovision Song Contest was dramatically expelled from the competition hours before Saturday’s final over a backstage altercation that is being investigated by police. The...

Today in History: May 10, Nazis invade Netherlands, Belgium and France

May. 10, 2024 00:03 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Friday, May 10, the 131st day of 2024. There are 235 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 10, 1940, during World War II, German forces began invading the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Belgium and France....

Police break up another protest by pro-Palestinian activists at the University of Amsterdam

May. 08, 2024 23:27 PM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — In sometimes violent confrontations, police broke up a protest by pro-Palestinian activists at the University of Amsterdam Wednesday in a second straight day of unrest over the war in Gaza. After police ended a blockade on university grounds, hundreds of...