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Dutch minister quits over asylum seeker crime statistics

May. 21, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch junior justice minister has quit after his department came under fire for appearing to minimize statistics about criminality among asylum seekers. The ministry was criticized for categorizing hundreds of cases reporting serious offenses including attempted murder and...

Royal praise for Dutch singer's victory at flashy Eurovision

May. 19, 2019 8:34 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch royal family and prime minister are leading an unusual outpouring of praise for the 25-year-old singer who brought the Netherlands its first victory in the Eurovision song contest since the 1970s. Duncan Laurence beat out over-the-top, camp-filled performances from across Europe...

US pulls nonessential staff from Iraq amid Mideast tensions

May. 15, 2019 11:41 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — The U.S. on Wednesday ordered all nonessential government staff to leave Iraq, and Germany and the Netherlands both suspended their military assistance programs in the country in the latest sign of tensions sweeping the Persian Gulf region over still-unspecified threats that the Trump...

The Latest: FM says Iran is committed to nuclear deal

May. 15, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The latest on developments in the Persian Gulf region and elsewhere in Mideast amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and Iran (all times local): 7 a.m. Iran's foreign minister says his country is committed to an international nuclear deal and criticized escalating...

The Latest: Muslim organization chief condemns attack

Apr. 21, 2019 1:23 PM EDT

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The Latest on explosions in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday (all times local): 10:10 p.m. The secretary general of the world's largest organization of Muslim nations has condemned the attacks in Sri Lanka that killed more than 200 people on Easter Sunday. The Organization of Islamic...

The Latest: EU, UK agree to delay Brexit until Halloween

Apr. 11, 2019 2:01 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The latest on Britain's exit from the European Union (all times local): 3 a.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May says the European Union has granted her "key request" to add an early exit clause to its agreement to a six-month Brexit extension. The U.K. and the EU agreed early Thursday to...

The Latest: Parliament OKs law barring Brexit without deal

Apr. 8, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The latest on Brexit (all times local): 11:15 p.m. Britain's Parliament has passed a law designed to ensure the country does not leave the European Union without a divorce deal. The legislation received final approval from the House of Lords and House of Commons late Monday. It compels the...

New push for justice after 4 Dutch journalists slain in 1982

Mar. 25, 2019 10:02 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...