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Netherlands advances at Women's World Cup with 3-1 win

Jun. 15, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

Vivianne Miedema scored a goal in each half Saturday to advance the Netherlands into the second round of the Women's World Cup for the second straight tournament with a 3-1 win over Cameroon on Saturday at Valenciennes, France. Miedema put the Dutch in the lead in the 41st minute of the Group E match at Stade du...

The Latest: Arab League chief tells Iranians to 'be careful'

Jun. 15, 2019 3:21 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Latest on Mideast developments amid rising tensions in the Persian Gulf region (all times local): 11:45 p.m. The head of the Arab League is calling on the Iranians to "be careful and reverse course." Secretary General Ahmed Aboul Gheit noted after meeting with U.N....

UN marks what would have been Anne Frank's 90th birthday

Jun. 12, 2019 8:36 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A sapling from the horse chestnut tree that Anne Frank watched from her World War II hiding place in an attic in Amsterdam was planted and dedicated at U.N. headquarters Wednesday to mark what would have been the 90th birthday of the teenager who died in a Nazi concentration camp....

On Anne Frank's 90th birthday, her friends meet students

Jun. 12, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — For Jacqueline van Maarsen, attending Anne Frank's 13th birthday party in 1942 was a welcome distraction from the grim reality of life in Nazi-occupied Amsterdam during World War II. Enjoying movies and cookies at Anne's apartment meant "we didn't think about it at that moment," the...

Report warns of Dutch vulnerability to cyberattacks

Jun. 12, 2019 6:57 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch counterterrorism and security coordinator is warning that the country is vulnerable to cyberespionage and sabotage from countries including China, Russia and Iran. In an annual cybersecurity report published Wednesday, the national coordinator says that the...

Today in History

Jun. 12, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 12, the 163rd day of 2019. There are 202 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 12, 2016, an American-born Muslim opened fire at the Pulse nightclub, a gay establishment in Orlando, Florida, leaving 49 people dead and 53 wounded before being shot...

Today in History

Jun. 12, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Wednesday, June 12, the 163rd day of 2019. There are 202 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On June 12, 2016, an American-born Muslim opened fire at the Pulse nightclub, a gay establishment in Orlando, Florida, leaving 49 people dead and 53 wounded before being shot...

Iran revokes New York Times correspondent's accreditation

Jun. 11, 2019 4:39 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran has revoked the press accreditation for The New York Times' correspondent based in Tehran without explanation, the newspaper reported Tuesday. While the newspaper said it remained hopeful Thomas Erdbrink soon would be allowed to work again, the revocation comes amid...

Syrian Kurds hand over French, Dutch Islamic State orphans

Jun. 10, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Syria have handed 12 French and two Dutch orphans whose fathers were killed fighting for the Islamic State group back to their countries, according to Kurdish and European officials. Abdulkarim Omar, a senior official in the Kurdish self-rule administration,...

Russia urges arbitration panel to toss out Black Sea case

Jun. 10, 2019 5:49 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Russia urged an international arbitration panel Monday to throw out a case filed by Ukraine linked to mineral and fishing rights in waters around the Crimean Peninsula. Preliminary hearings at the Permanent Court of Arbitration stem from Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea, a...