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Security scanners across Europe tied to China govt, military

Jan. 20, 2022 03:08 AM EST

At some of the world’s most sensitive spots, authorities have installed security screening devices made by a single Chinese company with deep ties to China’s military and the highest levels of the ruling Communist Party. The World Economic Forum in Davos. Europe’s largest...

Man who threatened Dutch minister gets 6 months in prison

Jan. 19, 2022 15:16 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A man who stood outside the home of a former Dutch foreign minister shouting and waving a burning torch was sent to prison Wednesday for six months, Dutch media reported. Threats aimed at Dutch politicians have increased in recent years amid a...

Dutch government eases lockdown, but not for hospitality

Jan. 14, 2022 13:55 PM EST

VALKENBURG, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government eased its coronavirus lockdown Friday, allowing non-essential stores, universities, sports clubs and “contact businesses” like hairdressers to reopen for the first time in nearly a month. But while many businesses can open...

Frustration grows as Dutch Cabinet mulls future of lockdown

Jan. 13, 2022 09:52 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The new Dutch government met Thursday to discuss whether to extend or ease its coronavirus lockdown amid growing anger among owners of businesses that have been shuttered for weeks. The Netherlands has been in a strict lockdown since mid-December, with...

Palestinians summon Dutch envoy over NGO aid cutoff

Jan. 10, 2022 10:53 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian Authority summoned the Dutch representative on Monday to object to the Netherlands' decision to halt funding to a Palestinian civil society group that Israel controversially outlawed as a terrorist organization. In a statement, the PA decried the...

Dutch king swears in new ruling coalition, Rutte's 4th

Jan. 10, 2022 08:00 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte embarked on a fourth term Monday, leading a coalition that took office amid a nationwide coronavirus lockdown and policy challenges ranging from climate change and housing shortages to the future of agriculture. King...

Dutch stop funding Palestinian NGO, question Israeli charges

Jan. 06, 2022 12:06 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Netherlands said it will stop funding a Palestinian civil society group recently outlawed as a terrorist organization by Israel but rejected Israel's main claims about the group following its own audit. The Dutch government said Wednesday it found no evidence...

Thousands gather to oppose Dutch virus measures despite ban

Jan. 02, 2022 08:29 AM EST

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Thousands of people in the Netherlands defied a ban on assembling and demonstrated Sunday against the Dutch government’s coronavirus lockdown measures, gathering on a central square before marching toward a park in Amsterdam. A small group of demonstrators...

Netherlands 'going into lockdown again' to curb omicron

Dec. 18, 2021 14:25 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Nations across Europe moved to reimpose tougher measures to stem a new wave of COVID-19 infections spurred by the highly transmissible omicron variant, with the Netherlands leading the way by imposing a nationwide lockdown. All non-essential stores, bars and...

The Dutch government is imposing tough lockdown measures in the Netherlands starting Sunday to curb the omicron variant

Dec. 18, 2021 13:16 PM EST
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government is imposing tough lockdown measures in the Netherlands starting Sunday to curb the omicron variant.