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Police arrest 2nd suspect in case of isolated Dutch family

Oct. 17, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch police said Thursday that a group of people discovered on an isolated farm this week may have been kept there against their will for up to nine years, as they arrested a 67-year-old man who says he is the father of the group. "We have reasons to suspect that the six persons involved...

German official condemns violence at Kurdish protest rallies

Oct. 17, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A senior German security official on Thursday condemned violence during protests by Kurds in Germany against Turkey's military operation in northern Syria. The interior minister of the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia, Herbert Reul, said that "the limits of our tolerance have clearly...

Prosecutors suspect man of illegally detaining Dutch family

Oct. 16, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Prosecutors said Wednesday they are charging a 58-year-old man arrested in connection with the discovery of a Dutch family who lived largely isolated from the outside world for nine years. Prosecutors announced on Twitter that the man, whose identity was not released, is...

Dutch farmers protest efforts to cut emissions, reduce herds

Oct. 16, 2019 11:55 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Thousands of Dutch farmers, many driving tractors, poured into The Hague on Wednesday to protest government moves to rein in carbon and nitrogen emissions to better fight climate change. It was the second major protest this month by Dutch farmers who say the government is...

Dutch lighting company Signify buying Cooper from Eaton Corp

Oct. 16, 2019 4:45 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Signify, the Dutch company formerly known as Philips Lighting, says it is buying Cooper Lighting Solutions from Eaton Corp. for $1.4 billion (1.27 billion euros) in a move intended to strengthen its position in the North American market. Signify said late Tuesday that the deal is expected...

Dutch police investigate family living in isolation on farm

Oct. 15, 2019 1:00 PM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch authorities were Tuesday trying to piece together the story of a family found living isolated from the outside world in the rural east of the Netherlands. Mayor Roger de Groot said that the six-member family is believed to have lived for nine years on a farm in Ruinerwold, 130...

Foreigners exit northeastern Syria fearing government reach

Oct. 15, 2019 4:54 AM EDT

SEMELKA, Syria (AP) — It was a sign of the sudden transformation sweeping Kurdish-run northeast Syria: foreign aid workers and journalists packed this border crossing on Monday, rushing to get out to Iraq. The exodus was not propelled by the Turkish offensive launched last week. Instead, it was the return...

The Latest: US troops leaving Syria to stay in Middle East

Oct. 15, 2019 3:12 AM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local): 11:35 p.m. President Donald Trump says the roughly 1,000 U.S. troops he has ordered to leave Syria will remain in the Middle East to prevent a resurgence of the Islamic State threat. In a written statement Monday announcing...

Dutch court convicts asylum-seeker in station terror attack

Oct. 14, 2019 9:01 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Dutch court on Monday convicted an Afghan asylum-seeker and sentenced him to nearly 27 years imprisonment for stabbing two American tourists in a terror attack at Amsterdam's main railway station. The 20-year-old man, identified by Dutch authorities as Jawed S, was shot by police shortly...

German police free Polish woman kidnapped in Netherlands

Oct. 13, 2019 7:23 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German police say they have liberated a 22-year-old Polish woman who was kidnapped by three Polish men in the Netherlands. Cologne police said in a statement Sunday they freed the woman from a car in the western German county of Viersen late Saturday. They said at least one man was armed when...