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Dutch Supreme Court upholds Srebrenica deaths liability

Jul. 19, 2019 9:23 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch Supreme Court upheld Friday a lower court's ruling that the Netherlands is partially liable in the deaths of some 350 Muslim men who were murdered by Bosnian Serb forces during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre. The Netherlands' highest court ruled that Dutch United...

The Latest: Israeli PM: EU-Iran deal same as bowing to Nazis

Jul. 15, 2019 2:18 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on tensions in the Persian Gulf amid a crisis between the United States and Iran (all times local): 8:10 p.m. Israel's prime minister has responded to the European Union's efforts to salvage the Iran nuclear deal by comparing it to "European appeasement in the 1930s" of Nazi...

Dutch leader to visit Trump for talks on trade, defense

Jul. 12, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is visiting U.S. President Donald Trump next week, but said Friday he can't yet give the president a response to American requests for assistance in Syria and the Strait of Hormuz. Rutte will meet Trump at the White House next Thursday to...

The Latest: Euro ministers reject new Greek PM's appeal

Jul. 8, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on Greece's election of a new government (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Greece's bailout creditors have rejected a call by the country's new government to ease strict budget targets that were agreed to after Athens received billions in rescue loans. Eurogroup President Mario...

The Latest: Macron looks at Brexit as EU picks new leaders

Jul. 2, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the European Union summit (all times local): 10:25 p.m. French President Emmanuel Macron says a no-deal Brexit "remains a possible option" but it shouldn't be feared. The European Union is getting new leadership by late fall but an Oct. 30 deadline for Britain's departure from...

EU leaders struggle to agree on candidates for top jobs

Jul. 1, 2019 1:17 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Marathon talks of European Union leaders dragged into a second day Monday as they sought to narrow a list of candidates for key posts at the helm of the 28-nation bloc amid deep divisions over how to best balance political, geographic and gender considerations. With the selection process...

Germany to return painting stolen by Nazis to Italy

Jun. 29, 2019 5:02 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German says it will return to Italy a painting by Dutch artist Jan van Huysum that was stolen by Nazi troops during World War II. The government said in a statement Saturday that Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his Italian counterpart Enzo Moavero will travel to Florence soon to hand the...

Dutch government presents measures to cut carbon emissions

Jun. 28, 2019 10:58 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government presented Friday a wide-ranging raft of measures — from a carbon tax for business to more bicycle parking at railway stations — that aim to slash by a half by 2030 the Netherlands' emission of carbon. Minister of Economic Affairs Eric Wiebes...

German captain defies Italy again, moves closer to port

Jun. 27, 2019 2:12 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A German captain defied the orders of Italian port officials for a second time Thursday, repositioning her ship with 42 rescued migrants aboard closer to the island of Lampedusa, the latest stand-off pitting Italy's hard-line interior minister against humanitarian groups running rescue ships...

Macron says 3 candidates for top EU job have been ruled out

Jun. 21, 2019 10:11 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron declared Friday that three top candidates to become head of the European Union's powerful executive arm, the European Commission, have been ruled out of the race by the bloc's leaders, but other leaders weren't so sure. Speaking after a summit with his EU...