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Dutch court expects November verdicts in MH17 downing trial

Aug. 15, 2022 08:29 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Verdicts in the Dutch trial in absentia of three Russians and a Ukrainian charged with involvement in the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 are expected to be delivered on Nov. 17, the court announced Monday. The court said the date is...

Bassett loaned to Fortuna Sittard after spell with Feyenoord

Aug. 13, 2022 09:28 AM EDT

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — American midfielder Cole Bassett was recalled by Major League Soccer's Colorado Rapids from his loan to Feyenoord Rotterdam on Saturday and then loaned to the Dutch club Fortuna Sittard for the rest of the 2022-23 season. Feyenoord retained its option to...

Dutch arrest man linked to currency mixer Tornado Cash

Aug. 13, 2022 05:40 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch financial prosecutors say they detained a man suspected of involvement in “concealing criminal financial flows and facilitating money laundering" through the virtual currency mixer Tornado Cash. The 29-year-old man was arrested Aug. 10 in...

Amsterdam's Schiphol compensating air travelers hit by chaos

Aug. 12, 2022 05:58 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport has launched a compensation program for travelers who missed their flights because of lengthy delays that have plagued the busy European hub for months. Schiphol's announcement Thursday night heads off a possible mass claim...

Dutchman convicted in farmers' roadblock over emissions

Aug. 11, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A man was convicted Thursday of dumping straw on a Dutch road last month and sentenced to 80 hours of unpaid community service work, one of the first cases stemming from widespread protests by Dutch farmers against government plans to slash nitrogen emissions. ...

Wildfire in dunes along Dutch coast forces evacuations

Aug. 09, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A wildfire broke out Tuesday in dunes in the southern Dutch coastal province of Zeeland, forcing the evacuation of a vacation park, emergency services said. The air force sent a helicopter to help firefighters tackle the blaze that started amid a long,...

Dutch man accused in online harassment case found guilty

Aug. 06, 2022 16:51 PM EDT

NEW WESTMINSTER, British Columbia (AP) — A Canadian jury found a Dutch man guilty on Saturday of extortion, harassment and other charges related to a case of a Canadian teenager who was blackmailed to expose herself in front of a webcam. The 15-year-old later committed suicide after detailing her...

Pride on the canal: Huge crowds at Amsterdam water parade

Aug. 06, 2022 10:51 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of spectators lined Amsterdam's historic canals Saturday to celebrate Canal Parade, a Pride flotilla of 80 brightly decorated boats packed with people partying, singing and waving rainbow flags, balloons and umbrellas. The boats representing...

Farmers' group: Talks with Dutch govt delivered 'too little'

Aug. 05, 2022 10:32 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The leader of the Netherlands' top agricultural lobby group said that a first round of talks Friday with a delegation led by Prime Minister Mark Rutte about the government’s nitrogen emissions reduction goals delivered “at the moment, too little" for thousands of...

Spain is latest nation with reports of nightclub needle jabs

Aug. 03, 2022 10:42 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Police in Spain are investigating about 50 reported cases of women getting pricked with medical needles while at nightclubs or parties, a trend that previously came to the attention of authorities in other European countries. So far, Spanish police have not confirmed...