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Norwegian archaeologists find late Iron Age longhouses

Dec. 06, 2021 05:48 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Norwegian archaeologists said Monday they have found a cluster of longhouses, including one of the largest in Scandinavia, using ground-penetrating radar in the southeastern part of the country — in an area that researchers believe was a central place in the...

Israeli dossier on rights groups contains little evidence

Nov. 06, 2021 01:46 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — A confidential Israeli dossier detailing alleged links between Palestinian human rights groups and an internationally designated terrorist organization contains little concrete evidence and failed to convince European countries to stop funding the groups. ...

Lawyer: Prince Andrew never sexually assaulted American

Oct. 29, 2021 22:36 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for Prince Andrew asked a New York judge Friday to throw out a lawsuit accusing the prince of sexually abusing an American when she was 17, saying the prince “never sexually abused or assaulted” the plaintiff. In papers filed in Manhattan...

Talk talk: Dutch coalition negotiations set new record

Oct. 29, 2021 04:36 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Talks to hammer out a new ruling Dutch coalition broke the record Friday for the longest post-election government formation negotiations — 226 days and counting. The previous Dutch record was held by the last government, which was made up...

Court papers: Man threatened to kill Dutch prime minister

Oct. 13, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police arrested a 22-year-old man in July on suspicion of threatening to kill caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte, according to court documents, the latest in a string of threats against politicians in the Netherlands. Dutch daily...

Austria: Coalition partner calls for Kurz to be replaced

Oct. 08, 2021 14:47 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The junior partner in Austria's governing coalition called on Chancellor Sebastian Kurz's party Friday to replace him with an “irreproachable person” after prosecutors said Kurz is a target of a corruption investigation. The chancellor showed no sign of budging. ...

Leaders of 4 Dutch parties open to renewing coalition

Sep. 30, 2021 10:47 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Leaders of the four parties that made up the last coalition government in the Netherlands agreed Thursday — more than six months after a general election — to join forces again for another four-year term, leading negotiators said. The...

More dancers allege sex abuse by instructor, ballerina wife

Sep. 29, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Three more dancers have come forward to allege that an instructor and his wife, a former star with the Boston Ballet, sexually abused them, according to an expanded lawsuit. Five dancers now say dance instructor Mitchell Taylor Button and his wife, former...

Dutch political leaders meet amid stalled coalition talks

Sep. 29, 2021 11:55 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch political party leaders met Wednesday to force a breakthrough in deadlocked negotiations to form a new ruling coalition — efforts that came more than six months after a general election left a deeply divided parliament in the European Union nation. ...

Going Dutch: Look out, German coalition talks could be long

Sep. 28, 2021 04:31 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — As Europe's economic powerhouse Germany embarks on the task of piecing together a new ruling coalition after Sunday's knife-edge election, observers need only look to its neighbors, Belgium and the Netherlands, to see how tricky the process can be. ...