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4 charged in downing of Malaysian airliner over Ukraine

Jun. 19, 2019 12:06 PM EDT

NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands (AP) — International prosecutors announced murder charges Wednesday against four men — three of them Russians with military or intelligence backgrounds — in the missile attack that blew a Malaysia Airlines jet out of the sky over Ukraine five years ago, killing all 298...

Europol calls for action to clamp down on ATM attacks

Jun. 17, 2019 6:13 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union's police agency is calling for concerted action across the continent to tackle attacks by criminal gangs targeting ATMs. Europol said Monday that physical attacks on cash-dispensing machines rose 27% last year, racking up economic damage of 36 million euros...

Russia urges arbitration panel to toss out Black Sea case

Jun. 10, 2019 5:49 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Russia urged an international arbitration panel Monday to throw out a case filed by Ukraine linked to mineral and fishing rights in waters around the Crimean Peninsula. Preliminary hearings at the Permanent Court of Arbitration stem from Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea, a...

US top diplomat presses Dutch to be tough on China over tech

Jun. 3, 2019 9:26 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo put pressure on the Netherlands on Monday to follow Washington's tough line on China as the Dutch government prepares to auction off new "5G" internet rights. Speaking after meeting his Dutch counterpart Stef Blok, Pompeo said they...

Strong showing for pro-EU parties in Dutch EU vote

May. 23, 2019 5:14 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Pro-European Dutch parties were predicted Thursday to win most of the country's seats in the European Parliament, with right-wing populist opponents of the European Union managing to take only four of the nation's 26 seats. In a surprise forecast, the Dutch Labor Party of...

Dutch police arrest Syrian suspected of war crimes, terror

May. 21, 2019 9:37 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors say police have arrested a Syrian on suspicion of war crimes and terrorism in his home country where he allegedly was a commander in the former al-Qaida affiliate the Nusra Front. Prosecutors say in a statement that the suspect, a 47-year-old man living in...

400-year-old Bible stolen from US is found in Netherlands

Apr. 25, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A 17th century Geneva Bible, one of the hundreds of rare books authorities said were stolen from a Pittsburgh library as part of a 20-year-long theft scheme, is back home. The Bible, published in 1615, was traced to the American Pilgrim Museum in Leiden, about 45 miles (70 kilometers)...

Darfur justice could prove elusive despite al-Bashir's fall

Apr. 22, 2019 11:29 AM EDT

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir, driven from power and now languishing in a prison where his opponents were once jailed and tortured, is more vulnerable than ever to a decade-old international arrest warrant for war crimes committed in Darfur. But the military, which forced him from...

Runoff likely to have opposing views of Macedonia's new name

Apr. 21, 2019 7:01 PM EDT

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — A presidential election in North Macedonia that gave voters another chance to express an opinion on their country's new name will go to a runoff after turnout in the first round of voting Sunday was too low for a candidate to win outright, election officials said. The May 5...