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Strong winds cause damage, disruptions in western Europe

Oct. 21, 2021 07:33 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A powerful autumn storm, named Aurore, blasted parts of western Europe on Thursday, knocking out power to a quarter of a million French homes and damaging buildings in at least four countries. Train services were disrupted by uprooted trees littering...

Virus: Morocco suspending UK, Germany, Netherlands flights

Oct. 20, 2021 10:20 AM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — Morocco is suspending until further notice all flights to and from the United Kingdom, Germany and the Netherlands amid rising coronavirus infections in those countries. The new restriction will come into force just before midnight Wednesday, the North African...

Dutch prosecutors place Eritrean on most wanted list

Oct. 19, 2021 09:25 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch authorities placed an Eritrean on the Netherlands' most-wanted list Tuesday, as they seek to prosecute him for his alleged involvement in large-scale human trafficking, abuse of migrants trying to reach Europe and extortion. The Dutch...

At UN court, Azerbaijan accuses Armenia of ethnic cleansing

Oct. 18, 2021 10:50 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Azerbaijan's deputy foreign minister accused Armenia of “ethnic cleansing” and continuing to lay landmines in Nagorno-Karabakh even after a cease-fire ended a six-week war in the disputed region late last year, as a second case related to the conflict...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 24-30

Oct. 18, 2021 07:56 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Oct. 24-30: Oct. 24: Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman is 85. Actor F. Murray Abraham is 82. Actor Kevin Kline is 74. Actor Doug Davidson (“The Young and the Restless”) is 67. Actor B.D. Wong is 61. Actor Zahn McClarnon...

Trial opens of alleged killers of Dutch reporter De Vries

Oct. 18, 2021 07:34 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Witnesses, security camera footage and forensic evidence all point to two men charged in the murder of Dutch crime reporter Peter R. de Vries, prosecutors said Monday as the trial of the suspects opened in Amsterdam. De Vries, 64, was...

Part of stand at Dutch club Nijmegen collapses, no injuries

Oct. 17, 2021 13:44 PM EDT

NIJMEGEN, Netherlands (AP) — A small section of stand at Dutch top-flight club NEC Nijmegen's Goffert Stadium collapsed Sunday as fans of visiting Vitesse Arnhem celebrated their team's 1-0 victory. There were no reports of any injuries. Arnhem players were celebrating...

Dutch government to lower energy taxes amid surge in prices

Oct. 15, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government is planning a multibillion euro package to help households cope with soaring energy bills, a minister said Friday. The Netherlands is the latest European nation to seek to deal with the effects of surging prices for electricity and gas. ...

EU says anti-Semitism has no place in bloc after Jansa tweet

Oct. 15, 2021 09:28 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union reiterated Friday that anti-Semitism “has no place" in the 27-nation bloc after Slovenian Prime minister Janez Jansa posted a message on social media that was criticized by some European lawmakers as anti-Semitic. Jansa, whose...

Dutch climate scientist Geert Jan van Oldenborgh dies at 59

Oct. 14, 2021 11:32 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Respected Dutch climate scientist Geert Jan van Oldenborgh, co-founder of a group that rapidly analyzes the possible effects of climate change on extreme weather events, has died at age 59, the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute said Thursday. ...