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A protester raises his fist during a demonstration Tuesday, June 2, 2020. Paris riot officers fired tear gas as scattered protesters threw projectiles and set fires at an unauthorized demonstration against police violence and racial injustice. Several thousand people rallied peacefully for two hours around the main Paris courthouse in homage to George Floyd and to Adama Traore, a French black man who died in police custody. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)

AP PHOTOS: Protesters show outrage around the globe

Jun. 3, 2020 9:04 AM EDT

Protesters in Paris took a knee and raised their fists while firefighters worked to extinguish blazes in the street. Thousands chanting “I can’t breathe” marched peacefully through Australia’s largest city. Demonstrators in the Netherlands practiced social distancing as they gathered...

Protesters kneel and react by a burning barricade during a demonstration Tuesday, June 2, 2020 in Paris. Paris riot officers fired tear gas as scattered protesters threw projectiles and set fires at an unauthorized demonstration against police violence and racial injustice. Several thousand people rallied peacefully for two hours around the main Paris courthouse in homage to George Floyd and to Adama Traore, a French black man who died in police custody. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Tensions mar Paris protest as Floyd outrage goes global

Jun. 2, 2020 6:53 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Tear gas choked Paris streets as riot police faced off with protesters setting fires Tuesday amid growing global outrage over George Floyd's death in the United States, racial injustice and heavy-handed police tactics around the world. French protesters took a knee and raised their fists while...

A man with a facemask walks past a wall mural in Singapore’s Little India district on Saturday, May 16, 2020. Wearing of facemarks is mandatory for everyone who goes outside their homes to control the spread of the coronavirus in the city state. Singapore has reported more than 27,000 COVID-19 cases, with 90% of the cases linked to foreign workers dormitories, but it has a low fatality rate of 21 deaths. (AP Photo/YK Chan)

The Latest: US Marines arrive in Australia despite pandemic

Jun. 1, 2020 11:39 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. COVID-19 causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — US Marines arrive in Australia despite pandemic border closures...

5 surfers die in stormy weather off Dutch coast

May. 12, 2020 11:58 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch authorities said Tuesday that five experienced surfers drowned when they went out for a session in stormy weather off the coast of The Hague. The group jumped into the sea late Monday and likely couldn’t deal with the combination of heavy weather, northerly winds...

FILE - In this Monday, April 6, 2020 file photo, chairs and tables are piled in front of a bar in St. Mark's Square, in Venice during a lockdown to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Businesses across Europe, many with employees on temporary unemployment due to coronavirus restrictions, are waiting for government rules to ease before some can go back to work. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

Europe's employment aid keeps jobs from vanishing -- for now

Apr. 30, 2020 5:58 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Christian Etchebest's Parisian bistro is a shadow of its usual bustling self. Five lunch specials sit in neat paper bags on the bar awaiting takeout customers — a tiny fraction of his normal midday business before the coronavirus. A skeleton staff rotates in daily at La Cantine du...

Kosovo court in another step toward indicting war suspects

Apr. 28, 2020 7:18 AM EDT

PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — A court investigating crimes against ethnic Serbs during and after Kosovo’s 1998-99 independence war with Serbia on Tuesday said it has initiated charges against suspects without giving details. A prosecutor of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers, with headquarters in The Hague,...

FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, a macro XRF scanner is used to study in minute detail the surface of Johannes Vermeer's 17th century masterpiece

Hi-tech scans get under skin of 'Girl with a Pearl Earring'

Apr. 28, 2020 6:18 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Researchers using a battery of modern imaging techniques have gotten under the skin of Johannes Vermeer's “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” but tests haven't answered the key question about the world famous painting's enigmatic subject. “Who was the...

A station passageway is crowded with commuters wearing face mask during a rush hour in Tokyo Monday, April 27, 2020. Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expanded a state of emergency to all of Japan from just Tokyo and other urban areas as the virus continues to spread. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

The Latest: Tokyo Olympics unrealistic without a vaccine?

Apr. 27, 2020 11:51 PM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Head of Japan’s medical association: Olympics...

A combo of images showing at top the color of the Dutch royal House of Orange dominating the streets and canals on King's Day in Amsterdam, Netherlands on Friday, April 27, 2018 and the same empty scene on King's Day on April 27, 2020. The Dutch national birthday party for their king was a muted affair Monday, dubbed King's Day at Home because of coronavirus restrictions. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

No orange crush: Dutch celebrate King's Day at home

Apr. 27, 2020 1:27 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — There was no orange crush Monday as coronavirus restrictions reined in festivities marking the Dutch king's birthday. Canals and streets in Amsterdam, normally choked with boats and revelers wearing wigs, hats, fake feather boas and anything else they can find in the national...

FILE - In this Thursday, July 17, 2014 file photo, people walk amongst the debris at the crash site of a Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 passenger plane near the village of Grabove, Ukraine.  Judges in The Hague, Netherlands, in the trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian who are charged with murder for their alleged roles in the deadly shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014, will be allowed to consider testimony from 12 anonymous witnesses, according to a judicial ruling made Thursday April 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

Judges in MH17 trial allowed to consider anonymous testimony

Apr. 23, 2020 12:11 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Judges in the trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian charged with murder for their alleged roles in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014 will be allowed to consider testimony from 12 anonymous witnesses. The council chamber of the District Court of The...