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Landmark euthanasia trial opens in the Netherlands

Aug. 26, 2019 5:35 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A landmark euthanasia trial has opened in the Netherlands seeking to pinpoint what to do with dementia patients who have previously stated their wish to die under certain circumstances but later might have second thoughts. The court case centers on a 74-year-old woman who was...

Angela Merkel calls for EU-wide climate neutrality by 2050

Aug. 22, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Thursday for the European Union to support ambitious targets for the entire 28-nation bloc to become climate neutral. Merkel made her appeal after she and members of her "climate Cabinet" met their Dutch counterparts at the official...

The Latest: Merkel says her 30-days remark not a deadline

Aug. 22, 2019 9:34 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's effort to reopen Brexit talks on European trip (all times local): 3:30 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says a suggestion she made that a solution to the Brexit dispute be solved in 30 days shouldn't be interpreted as a strict deadline....

Dutch man suspected of illegally exporting garbage

Aug. 21, 2019 9:25 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch authorities have searched two properties and seized a company's business records in an investigation into the alleged illegal export of 12,000 metric tons of garbage. The government's Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate announced the investigation Wednesday, a...

Thousands interested in Dutch idea for Brexit beach party

Aug. 21, 2019 6:39 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — As the deadline for Britain to quit the European Union approaches, thousands of people are expressing interest in a Brexit beach party in the Netherlands to say a fond farewell. By Wednesday morning, nearly 10,000 people had signed up on Facebook to attend the proposed event...

WWII veteran on how he 'dodged death' after plane shot down

Aug. 20, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

NEW CASTLE, N.H. (AP) — Every Aug. 9, Edwin West and his family commemorate the day he parachuted from a burning B-17 Flying Fortress over Nazi-occupied Holland 75 years ago. "Just about this time overseas, five hours later, I was jumping out of an airplane at 20,000 feet," West, 97, said in his living...

Dutch ex-defense chief against joining Persian Gulf mission

Aug. 20, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The former head of Dutch defense forces said he believes the Netherlands should not take part in a U.S.-led mission to protect shipping in the strategic Strait of Hormuz if the aim of the operation is to pile more pressure on Iran. The comments of former defense chief Dick...

Dutch Princess Christina, sister of former queen, dies at 72

Aug. 16, 2019 5:17 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Princess Christina, the youngest sister of former Queen Beatrix, died Friday after a battle with bone cancer. She was 72. Christina, the youngest of four daughters of the late Queen Juliana and her German-born husband Prince Bernhard, died at the Noordeinde Palace in The...

Atlanta United coach de Boer regrets choice of words

Aug. 15, 2019 1:23 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United coach Frank de Boer said he regrets his choice of words — one word, especially — in a British newspaper interview about gender equity in soccer and stressed that he's a big supporter of the women's game. De Boer faced backlash before Wednesday's Campeones Cup...

Not just Bali: Indonesia hopes to develop more tourism sites

Aug. 13, 2019 8:48 PM EDT

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of tourists, many of them young Westerners, sat on gray stone steps atop the world's largest Buddhist temple, occasionally checking cellphones or whispering to each other as they waited for daylight. Sunrise wasn't spectacular on that recent summer day. But even an...