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Valencia's goalkeeper Jaume Domenech saves on a shot by Ajax's Sergino Dest, center, during the group H Champions League soccer match between Ajax and Valencia at the Johan Cruyff ArenA in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

US soccer defender Dest leaving Ajax training camp in Qatar

Jan. 9, 2020 1:59 PM EST

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Ajax and United States defender Sergiño Dest is leaving the Amsterdam club's winter training camp in Qatar amid high tensions in the Mideast, the club announced on Thursday. Ajax said Dest asked to leave the camp because “he did not feel comfortable.” The club said it...

Alleged head of Dutch 'killing machine' flown home from UAE

Dec. 19, 2019 5:20 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — One of the Netherlands' most-wanted fugitives, the alleged leader of a crime organization that prosecutors described as an "oiled killing machine," is back in the country after Dutch police picked him up in Dubai, authorities said Thursday. Ridouan Taghi, who had been on the...

Prosecutors say Russia let MH17 suspect leave the country

Dec. 2, 2019 10:01 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Russia deliberately allowed a suspect in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 to leave the country, Dutch prosecutors said Monday, calling it a breach of a European extradition treaty. Prosecutors announced that Volodymyr Tsemakh is considered a suspect in the...

File---Picture taken Jan.1, 2012 shows Latvian conductor Mariss Jansons conducting the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra during the traditional New Year's Concert at Vienna's Musikverein. Jansons died 76 years old. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Conductor Mariss Jansons dies at 76; led top orchestras

Dec. 1, 2019 1:53 PM EST

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Mariss Jansons, conductor of top classical ensembles including the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, has died in Russia. He was 76. Jansons’ death in St. Petersburg was confirmed by the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, where...

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro flashes a thumbs up as he greets supporters after attending a Changing of the Guard at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

Correction: Brazil-International Court story

Nov. 29, 2019 7:24 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a story Nov. 28 about a group asking the International Criminal Court to investigate Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, The Associated Press erroneously cited a University of Amsterdam associate professor of international law as saying that a strategy had been adopted by some...

FILE - This file image made available on Wednesday Aug. 1, 2018 by the Swedish Police, shows a collection of Swedish Crown jewels that were stolen from Strangnas cathedral. In a daring daytime heist, thieves in Sweden smashed glass show cases inside a cathedral and snatched 17th-century royal treasures estimated to be worth 65 million kronor ($7 million). A brazen burglary on Monday Nov. 25, 2019 from Dresden’s Green Vault, one of the world’s oldest museums, holding priceless treasures is another in a long history of daring European heists over the years. (Swedish Police via AP, File)

Top art, treasure and jewel heists in Europe in recent times

Nov. 25, 2019 9:43 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A brazen burglary Monday at a German museum holding priceless treasures is another in a long history of daring European heists over the years. German police said it was too early to estimate the value of the items stolen from Dresden’s Green Vault, one of the world’s oldest...