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20 convicted in Paris terrorist attacks trial: Who they are

Jun. 29, 2022 17:11 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — A total of 20 men were convicted Wednesday over the 2015 Paris attacks by Islamic State extremists on the Bataclan theater, Paris cafes and the national stadium. Most attention has focused on the lone surviving member of the attack team, Salah Abdeslam. Others were...

Dutch police release 2 Belgians held after jewelry heist

Jun. 29, 2022 13:33 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police on Wednesday released without charge two Belgians who were arrested a day earlier on suspicion of involvement in a daring smash and grab jewelry heist at a prestigious art fair. Police in the southern Limburg province tweeted that the...

Dutch PM condemns protests by farmers at minister's home

Jun. 29, 2022 09:51 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch prime minister on Wednesday condemned a violent protest by farmers outside the home of the country's agriculture minister amid increasingly bold demonstrations against the government's plans to rein in pollution. A small group of farmers...

Police: 2 arrested after armed jewel heist at Dutch art fair

Jun. 28, 2022 13:57 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Smartly dressed robbers wielding what appeared to be weapons and a sledgehammer snatched jewelry in a brazen heist Tuesday at an international art fair in the southern Dutch city of Maastricht. Police quickly made two arrests and said they were hunting more suspects....

Prosecutors demand life sentences for leaders of Dutch gang

Jun. 28, 2022 10:07 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch prosecutors demanded life sentences Tuesday for five alleged gangsters accused of six murders, four attempted murders and plotting four more hits, in a long-running trial that exposed the grim reality of the Netherlands' violent criminal underworld. ...

EXPLAINER: Why are Dutch farmers protesting over emissions?

Jun. 28, 2022 08:24 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Farmers protested around the Netherlands as lawmakers voted Tuesday on proposals to slash emissions of damaging pollutants, a plan that will likely force farmers to cut their livestock herds or stop work altogether. The government says emissions of...

1 dead, 10 injured as storm pummels southern Dutch city

Jun. 27, 2022 11:36 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — One person was killed and about 10 injured Monday as a “weak tornado” ripped through a historic fishing town in the southern Netherlands, tearing the roofs off at least four houses and sending café furniture flying through the streets. Video posted on social...

Angry farmers block Dutch highways to protest pollution plan

Jun. 27, 2022 11:17 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Farmers driving tractors blocked highways in the Netherlands on Monday and set small blazes outside at least two town halls in the latest protest sparked by a government pledge to rein in pollution emissions, a move that will hit the country's agriculture sector. ...

Airport chaos: European travel runs into pandemic cutbacks

Jun. 24, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The airport lines are long, and lost luggage is piling up. It’s going to be a chaotic summer for travelers in Europe. Liz Morgan arrived at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport 4 1/2 hours before her flight to Athens, finding the line for security snaking out of the...

Dutch government to rein in flights at Schiphol Airport

Jun. 24, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Dutch government said Friday it will cut the maximum number of flights allowed each year at the country's busiest aviation hub, Schiphol Airport, in an attempt to reduce noise and air pollution. The decision — expected to take effect late next year — to cut...