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A Dutch court has rejected a final argument in a legal battle over former Russian oil giant Yukos

Feb. 20, 2024 09:10 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An Amsterdam court on Tuesday rejected Russia's final argument in a years-long legal battle over a $50 billion arbitration award that is centered on claims by former shareholders that the Kremlin deliberately bankrupted Russian oil giant Yukos to silence its CEO, a...

South Africa tells top UN court that it's accusing Israel of apartheid against Palestinians

Feb. 20, 2024 06:21 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — South Africa argued at the United Nations' top court on Tuesday that Israel is responsible for apartheid against the Palestinians and that Israel's occupation of land sought for a Palestinian state is “inherently and fundamentally illegal.” Israel rejects such...

Illegally adopted during Chile's dictatorship, they're now reuniting with biological families

Feb. 18, 2024 19:07 PM EST

SANTIAGO (AP) — Romina Cortés couldn't pronounce her sister’s last name. She didn’t know what she smells like, what her favorite food is, or what she likes to do in her free time. Cortés, 43, waited impatiently Sunday at the airport in Santiago, Chile, where she would soon...

Femke Bol improves her 400-meter indoor world record at Netherlands championships

Feb. 18, 2024 13:41 PM EST

APELDOORN, Netherlands (AP) — Femke Bol broke her 400-meter indoor world record on Sunday at the Netherlands' national championships, finishing in 49.24 seconds to shave two-hundredths of a second off the record she set a year ago. Bol, the 400-meter hurdles world champion, set the...

Police cars torched during rioting between rival groups of Eritreans in the Netherlands

Feb. 17, 2024 15:48 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Rioting broke out between two rival groups of Eritreans in the Netherlands on Saturday night, police said. Officers used tear gas in an attempt to quell the unrest in The Hague as rioters torched police cars and a bus. Images from the scene showed...

Netherlands, China each claim two swimming gold medals at world championships

Feb. 16, 2024 14:27 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Marrit Steenbergen and Tes Schouten made it a golden night for the Netherlands at the World Aquatics Championships. China was celebrating as well, adding two more victories to its medal haul on Friday. Steenbergen touched first in the women's 100-meter freestyle...

Yandex: Q4 Earnings Snapshot

Feb. 16, 2024 12:59 PM EST

SCHIPHOL, Netherlands (AP) — SCHIPHOL, Netherlands (AP) — Yandex NV (YNDX) on Thursday reported a loss of $70.5 million in its fourth quarter. The Schiphol, Netherlands-based company said it had a loss of 19 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring costs, were 34...

After Rembrandt and Vermeer, Dutch master Frans Hals gets a major exhibition at the Rijksmuseum

Feb. 13, 2024 10:40 AM EST

AMSTERDAM (AP) — In the early 17th century, laughter was almost never captured on a painter's canvas. Frans Hals changed that. “He was not a sober painter,” said Friso Lammertse, co-curator of a major exhibition of the Dutch master's paintings that opens this...

Live updates | Israeli military rescues 2 hostages in Rafah operation that killed 67 Palestinians

Feb. 13, 2024 00:47 AM EST

The Israeli military rescued two hostages from the Gaza Strip early Monday in a dramatic operation that also killed at least 67 Palestinians in airstrikes, according to Palestinian hospital officials. The raid took place in Rafah, the city on the southern edge of the Gaza Strip where...

Dutch appeals court orders Netherlands to stop exports of F-35 parts to Israel, citing war in Gaza

Feb. 12, 2024 10:43 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An appeals court ordered the Dutch government on Monday to halt the export of F-35 fighter jet parts to Israel, citing a clear risk of violations of international law. A trio of human rights organizations brought a civil suit against the Netherlands...