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New push for justice after 4 Dutch journalists slain in 1982

Mar. 25, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

It was 1982, the height of the civil war in El Salvador. Four Dutch TV journalists had linked up with leftist rebels near the town of El Paraiso, which has an army base on its outskirts. Planning to spend several days behind rebel lines, the newsmen hoisted rucksacks onto their backs and, carrying their recording...

Justice sought for 4 Dutch journalists killed in El Salvador

Mar. 25, 2019 12:28 AM EDT

It was 1982, the height of the civil war in El Salvador. Four Dutch TV journalists linked up with leftist rebels near the town of El Paraiso, which had an army base on its outskirts. Planning to spend several days behind rebel lines, the newsmen hoisted rucksacks onto their backs and walked single-file down a...

The Latest: Dutch PM: Britain could walk out without deal

Mar. 22, 2019 1:37 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 1 a.m. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says the United Kingdom now could walk out without a deal on April 12, but he expects it to seek more time under any circumstance. Rutte said that "they can say, in theory, that on 12th of April we are getting...

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...

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...

Dutch prosecutors consider terror motive in tram shooting

Mar. 19, 2019 5:59 PM EDT

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch investigators probing the deadly tram shooting in the city of Utrecht sharpened their focus Tuesday on a possible extremist motive, as judicial authorities revealed that the main suspect was released from jail this month and faces a rape trial in July. The nature of the...

The Latest: Another man arrested in Dutch tram attack

Mar. 19, 2019 5:51 PM EDT

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on the tram attack in the Netherlands (all times local): 10:45 p.m. Dutch police say they have arrested another man on suspicion of involvement in the deadly tram shooting in Utrecht. Police said in a statement late Tuesday that the 40-year-old man was arrested in the...

Gunman kills 3 on Dutch tram; mayor fears terrorism

Mar. 18, 2019 7:08 PM EDT

UTRECHT, Netherlands (AP) — A gunman killed three people and wounded five during a mid-morning tram ride Monday in the Dutch city of Utrecht, raising the specter of another extremist attack only days after the murderous rampage in New Zealand. Authorities seized a Turkish-born suspect after a manhunt that...

The Latest: Turkey condemns Dutch tram attack

Mar. 18, 2019 4:38 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Latest on a shooting in a tram in the Netherlands (all times local): 8 p.m. Turkey's foreign ministry has condemned the Utrecht tram shooting that killed at least three people.  In a written statement Monday, the ministry said it "strongly" condemned the attack,...

Dutch justice minister tells the AP that the suspect in the Utrecht tram attack 'had a criminal record'

Mar. 18, 2019 2:33 PM EDT
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch justice minister tells the AP that the suspect in the Utrecht tram attack 'had a criminal record'