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The Hague court questions Kosovo's outgoing speaker

Dec. 11, 2019 12:20 PM EST

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo's outgoing parliament speaker says he was questioned at a Netherlands-based court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after the country's 1998-99 war. Speaker Kadri Veseli said late Tuesday that he was questioned for three hours at The Hague court without...

NATO chief seeks to shore up unity as rows roil allies

Dec. 3, 2019 12:11 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — With questions raised over NATO’s credibility, the Western military alliance struggled to present a united front Tuesday as some of its biggest member countries traded barbs over their visions for the future. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg sought to shore up unity as leaders...

Prosecutors say Russia let MH17 suspect leave the country

Dec. 2, 2019 10:01 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Russia deliberately allowed a suspect in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 to leave the country, Dutch prosecutors said Monday, calling it a breach of a European extradition treaty. Prosecutors announced that Volodymyr Tsemakh is considered a suspect in the...

Slow down: Dutch cut max speed limit to rein in pollution

Nov. 13, 2019 6:47 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government is lowering the top speed limit on highways in a bid to put the brakes on emissions of the pollutant nitrogen oxide. Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced Wednesday that the maximum speed limit will be cut from 130 kilometers per hour to 100 km/h (81-62...

Turkey starts returning IS fighters; deports US national

Nov. 11, 2019 6:05 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey on Monday deported citizens of the United States and Denmark who fought for the Islamic State and made plans to expel other foreign nationals as the government began a new push to send back captured foreign fighters to their home countries, a Turkish official said. The move...

Dutch emission reduction targets probably won't be met

Nov. 1, 2019 10:09 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Netherlands is unlikely to reach its target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 49% by 2030 despite a tough package of measures agreed in June, a government agency said Friday. The Environmental Assessment Agency said in a report that the government's climate accord , will reduce...

The Latest: Johnson seeks support for Brexit deal

Oct. 18, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has applied more pressure to British lawmakers to pass Boris Johnson's new Brexit deal, saying there is no guarantee European Union leaders would grant a further extension to the Oct. 31 deadline for Britain...

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...