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Dutch court keeps father who isolated family in custody

Jan. 21, 2020 8:32 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court on Tuesday detained for three more months a Dutch father accused of shutting his children off from the outside world for years and of physically abusing them. Prosecutors' opening comments to at the preliminary court hearing in the northern city of Assen painted...

A journalist takes a closer look at the previously contested painting by Dutch master Vincent van Gogh, a 1889 self-portrait, of which the authenticity was confirmed during a press conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. The painting, which belongs to the National Museum in Norway, was painted at the Saint-Paul de Mausole psychiatric institution in Saint-Remy de Provence, France. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Experts say Vincent van Gogh self-portrait is genuine

Jan. 20, 2020 6:37 AM EST

AMSTERDAM (AP) — After years of doubts about its authenticity, experts in Amsterdam have confirmed that a Vincent van Gogh self-portrait was indeed painted by the Dutch master as he recovered in a French asylum from a mental breakdown. Van Gogh Museum researcher Louis van Tilborgh dispelled the doubts...

Dutch police arrest 4 after suspected failed prison breakout

Jan. 19, 2020 11:34 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police detained four suspects Sunday following a suspected failed attempt to break one or more prisoners out of a prison, authorities said. There were no reports of injuries and police said no prisoners escaped from the prison in the eastern city of Zutphen, close to the...

Scores of people pick free tulips on Dam Square in front of the Royal Palace in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, on national tulip day which marks the opening of the 2020 season. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Away winter blues! Netherlands marks National Tulip Day

Jan. 18, 2020 4:20 PM EST

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Winter blues 0, joyful color 1. Tulip growers in the Netherlands beat back winter — if only for a day — with a riotous explosion of color Saturday as they turned an Amsterdam square into a multi-colored feast for cold-dulled senses to mark National Tulip Day. Several thousand...

-FILE- In this Friday, April 20, 2018 file image fields of flowers are left to bloom to cultivate the bulbs around spring garden de Keukenhof in Lisse, west central Netherlands. Dutch agriculture exports rose 4.6% in 2019 from the previous year to a new record of 94.5 billion euros ($105.2 billion), the country's statistics office and an economic research organization said Friday, Jan. 17, 2020. Flowers, plants and bulbs were the highest value exports, totaling 9.5 billion euros. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

Sales of flowers, pork push Dutch farm exports to new record

Jan. 17, 2020 5:24 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch agriculture exports rose 4.6% in 2019 from the previous year to a new record of 94.5 billion euros ($105.2 billion), the country's statistics office and a research organization said Friday. In this country famous for its colorful fields of tulips, horticultural products...

In this Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 photo, newly constructed buildings stand on Bhasan Char, or floating island, in the Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh. The island in Bangladesh that was regularly submerged during monsoon seasons is ready to house 100,000 Rohingya refugees, but no date has been announced to begin relocating people from crowded and squalid camps on the country's border with Myanmar, officials said Thursday. The island is built to accommodate 100,000 people, just a fraction of the million Rohingya Muslims who have fled waves of violent persecution in their native Myanmar. (AP Photo/Saleh Noman)


“Bhasan Char is ready for habitation. Everything has been put in place,” Bangladesh refugee, relief and repatriation commissioner Mahbub Alam Talukder told The Associated Press.

Bangladesh says once-submerged island ready for Rohingya

Jan. 17, 2020 12:06 AM EST

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — A Bangladeshi island regularly submerged by monsoon rains is ready to house 100,000 Rohingya refugees, but no date has been announced to relocate people from the crowded and squalid camps where they've lived for years, officials said Thursday. Flood protection embankments, houses,...

The monument Levenslicht, or Light of Life, by artist Daan Roosegaarde, consisting of 104,000 light-emitting stones for the number of Dutch Holocaust victims is unveiled in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020, to mark the 75th anniversary, later this month, of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Glowing stones form new Dutch memorial to Holocaust victims

Jan. 16, 2020 2:05 PM EST

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — A new memorial was unveiled Thursday made up of 104,000 light-emitting stones commemorating Dutch victims of the Holocaust ahead of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz Nazi concentration camp. Artist Daan Roosegaarde said he drew inspiration for the work...

In this undated handout made available by the Budapest Police shows cannabis cigarettes seized by the police from two Dutch men last summer on a scale as seen during a press conference by the Budapest Police (BRFK) in Budapest, Hungary. Hungarian police say they have recommended filing drug dealing charges against two Dutch men arrested in August at a popular music festival. One of the suspected drug dealers is promising Dutch sprinter Roelf Bouwmeester. (BRFK/MTI via AP)

Hungary police seek drug dealing charges against 2 Dutch men

Jan. 15, 2020 9:53 AM EST

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian police on Wednesday recommended filing drug dealing charges against two Dutch men arrested in August at a popular music festival. Budapest police said they found 20 kilograms of pre-rolled marijuana cigarettes and ecstasy pills with a street value of around 100 million...

FILE - In this Monday Nov. 27, 2017 file photo, Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle pose for photographers during a photocall in the grounds of Kensington Palace in London. As the British royal family wrestles with the future roles of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, it could look to Europe for examples of how princes and princesses have tried to carve out careers away from the pomp and ceremony of their families’ traditional duties. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Business as usual? How Europe's royals mix work and duties

Jan. 15, 2020 2:26 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — As the British royal family wrestles with the future roles of Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, it could look to Europe for examples of how princes and princesses have tried, with varying degrees of success, to carve out careers away from the pomp and ceremony of their...

Dutch YouTube star Nikkie de Jager says she is transgender

Jan. 14, 2020 4:58 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch YouTube celebrity Nikkie de Jager, whose makeup advice channel NikkieTutorials has millions of followers around the world, has come out as transgender, saying she took the decision to share her story after being blackmailed. “When I was younger I was born in the...