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Dutch princess won't accept payment when she turns 18

Jun. 11, 2021 11:33 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The heir to the Dutch throne, Princess Amalia, has decided for the next few years not to accept the allowance -- worth some 1.6 million euros ($1.9 million) per year -- that she is entitled to receive annually once she turns 18 in December. ...

The Latest: Israeli jets stage heavy airstrikes in Gaza City

May. 16, 2021 19:07 PM EDT

GAZA CITY — Israeli warplanes have unleashed a series of heavy airstrikes at several locations of Gaza City. Explosions rocked the city from north to south for 10 minutes early Monday. The airstrikes were heavier, on a wider area and lasted longer...

Dutch move toward further easing of coronavirus lockdown

May. 11, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch zoos and theme parks will be allowed to reopen next week under strict conditions and bars and cafes can extend the opening hours of their outdoor terraces, if hospital and intensive care admissions continue to fall, caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte...

Dutch government pauses coronavirus app over data leak fears

Apr. 29, 2021 08:28 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government has temporarily disabled its coronavirus warning app amid data privacy concerns for people who have the app installed on phones using the Android operating system. Health Minister Hugo de Jonge announced late Wednesday...

Dutch coronavirus infections rise ahead of lockdown easing

Apr. 22, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Thursday defended his decision to ease his country's lockdown next week even after the Netherlands recorded 9,648 new coronavirus infections— the highest daily increase since January. The...

Balancing act: Dutch PM eases lockdown amid infection rise

Apr. 20, 2021 14:38 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced a significant easing in his country's months-long coronavirus lockdown Tuesday, calling it a delicate balancing act as infections remain stubbornly high. The decision to cautiously relax...

Canadian lawmaker caught naked during video conference

Apr. 15, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian Parliament member was caught stark naked in a virtual meeting of the House of Commons. William Amos, who has represented the Quebec district of Pontiac since 2015, appeared on the screens of his fellow lawmakers completely naked...

The Latest: Governor bans vaccine passports for Montana

Apr. 13, 2021 18:11 PM EDT

HELENA, Mont. — Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte has issued an executive order banning the development or use of vaccine passports in Montana. Vaccine passports are documents that could be used to verify coronavirus immunization status and allow inoculated people to more...

Dutch govt says it's too early to start easing the lockdown

Apr. 13, 2021 15:12 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government on Tuesday presented a roadmap for relaxing coronavirus lockdown measures, but caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte stressed that it is still too early to ease restrictions. In a nationally televised press conference,...

Dutch lawmakers set to resume stalled coalition talks

Apr. 07, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch lawmakers appointed a veteran negotiator Tuesday to kickstart stalled talks to form the country's next ruling coalition following last month's general election and a subsequent motion of censure against the leader of the winning party — caretaker Prime...