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48 arrested in Europe over encrypted app used in drug trade

Feb. 06, 2023 06:42 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — European investigators have shut down an encrypted communication service that was used as a secure channel for organized crime, particularly in the drug trade, and arrested 48 people, German authorities said Monday. More than 70 properties were searched in Germany,...

9 held in Netherlands, Belgium over German ATM explosions

Feb. 02, 2023 12:44 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Nine men suspected of involvement in blowing up dozens of cash machines in Germany and stealing some 5.2 million euros (nearly $5.7 million) have been arrested in the Netherlands and Belgium, German authorities said Thursday. The arrests were made during raids on 16...

Dutch government reports 1 case of mad cow disease on farm

Feb. 01, 2023 13:20 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A cow that died recently on a Dutch farm tested positive for mad cow disease, the government of the Netherlands announced Wednesday, in a rare case of the cattle illness that can cause a fatal brain disease in people who eat tainted beef. The farm...

Today in History: JAN 31, US enters space age

Jan. 31, 2023 16:34 PM EST

Today in History Today is Tuesday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2023. There are 334 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Jan. 31, 1958, the United States entered the Space Age with its first successful launch of a satellite, Explorer...

France braces for major transport woes from pension strikes

Jan. 30, 2023 15:02 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — France's national rail operator is recommending that passengers stay home Tuesday to avoid strikes over pension reforms that are expected to cause major transport woes but largely spare high-speed links to Britain, Belgium and the Netherlands. Labor unions that...

China accuses Washington of abusing export controls

Jan. 30, 2023 11:14 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government on Monday criticized U.S. controls on technology exports as a trade violation, after Japan and the Netherlands agreed to join Washington in limiting Beijing’s access to materials to make advanced processor chips they say can be used in weapons. ...

Indonesian Muslims protest Quran burning in Sweden

Jan. 30, 2023 05:13 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Hundreds of Indonesian Muslims marched to the heavily guarded Swedish Embassy in the country’s capital on Monday to denounce the recent desecration of Islam’s holy book by far-right activists in Sweden and the Netherlands. Waving white flags bearing...

Dutch electronics giant Philips to cut 6,000 jobs worldwide

Jan. 30, 2023 02:53 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch consumer electronics and medical equipment maker Philips said Monday it is cutting 6,000 jobs worldwide over the next two years as it revealed a net loss of 1.6 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in 2022, down from a net profit of 3.3 billion euros last year. ...

Climate activists block main road into The Hague

Jan. 28, 2023 09:47 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Hundreds of climate activists blocked one of the main roads into The Hague on Saturday, defying attempts to prevent their protest that have sparked concerns about restrictions on the right to demonstrate in the Netherlands. The protesters, many waving...

In Romania, French, Dutch FMs sign agreement to boost ties

Jan. 27, 2023 12:31 PM EST

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The foreign ministers of France and the Netherlands visited a NATO battlegroup at a base in Romania Friday and later agreed to bolster their ties amid Russia’s war in Ukraine. Catherine Colonna of France and Wopke Hoekstra of the Netherlands visited the...