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Prosecutors: Suspect confessed to Utrecht tram shooting

Mar. 22, 2019 11:04 AM EDT

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — The main suspect in a deadly shooting in a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht has confessed to the attack and said he acted alone, prosecutors announced Friday. The shooting is being investigated as a possible extremist attack, but prosecutors would not say if the...

The Latest: Dutch: Utrecht shooting suspect has confessed

Mar. 22, 2019 10:29 AM EDT

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the deadly tram shooting in the Dutch city of Utrecht (all times local): 3:25 p.m. Dutch prosecutors say the suspect in the deadly Utrecht tram shooting has confessed and said that he acted alone. Prosecution spokesman Frans Zonneveld told The Associated Press on...

New populist star emerges from Dutch local elections

Mar. 21, 2019 9:48 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands woke up Thursday to a new star of right-wing populism, as the party of a Latin-quoting, philosophy-reading lawmaker surged past anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders — and all other politicians — in important local elections. Thierry Baudet's Forum...

US testing new rapid-deployment strategy in Europe

Mar. 21, 2019 8:27 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — More than 300 U.S. soldiers arrived Thursday in Germany from their base in Texas in the first test of a new American strategy to rapidly deploy U.S.-based troops to Europe to bolster the NATO deterrent against possible Russian aggression. The soldiers, from the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team...

Dutch suspect in tram shooting to face terrorism charge

Mar. 21, 2019 7:48 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The main suspect in a deadly tram shooting in the Dutch city of Utrecht will be charged with offenses including multiple murder or manslaughter with a terrorist intent, prosecutors said Thursday. Investigations so far into Monday's shooting that left three dead and three...

Dutch prosecutors: Suspect in Utrecht tram shooting to be charged with murder or manslaughter with terrorist intent

Mar. 21, 2019 6:35 AM EDT
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors: Suspect in Utrecht tram shooting to be charged with murder or manslaughter with terrorist intent.

Exit poll has populist party in the Netherlands making gains

Mar. 20, 2019 6:23 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A right-wing populist party in the Netherlands emerged from provincial elections that also determine the makeup of the national Senate positioned for a big win, according to exit poll released late Wednesday. The elections held Wednesday were for 570 legislators in provincial...

The Latest: Views of Bosnia war crimes case vary within govt

Mar. 20, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on a U.N. court's decision on the conviction and sentencing of ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The Muslim member of Bosnia's multi-ethnic presidency says former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic "got the punishment he...

Bosnia divided over UN ruling on wartime leader Karadzic

Mar. 20, 2019 2:16 PM EDT

SREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — A U.N. court's decision Wednesday to uphold the genocide and war crimes convictions of ex-Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic and sentence him to life behind bars was applauded by survivors of Bosnia's bloody '90s war — but blasted by the country's Serbs as...

UN judges increase sentence for Bosnian ex-leader to life

Mar. 20, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic, one of the chief architects of the slaughter and devastation of Bosnia's 1992-95 war, was sentenced to life imprisonment Wednesday as United Nations appeals judges upheld his convictions for genocide, crimes against humanity and...