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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...

Videos in English depict last 6 months of Anne Frank's life

Aug. 03, 2022 08:44 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Anne Frank House museum is releasing an English-language version of three videos in which an actress playing the young Jewish diarist describes the last six months of her life, from her arrest to her death in a Nazi concentration camp. The English version of...

British Airways pauses short-haul flight sales from Heathrow

Aug. 02, 2022 13:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Airways said Tuesday that it's suspending sales of short-haul flights from London's Heathrow Airport, a response to the airport's request to limit bookings to help ease travel disruptions caused by booming demand and staff shortages. The suspension applies to...

6th suspect held in investigation of Dutch reporter's death

Jul. 27, 2022 06:39 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police investigating the slaying of prominent Dutch crime reporter Peter R. de Vries have arrested another suspect in the Netherlands, prosecutors said Wednesday. The arrest of a 27-year-old man Tuesday night in the southern city of Helmond brings to...

Verdicts delayed for suspects in Dutch reporter's slaying

Jul. 11, 2022 09:08 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A court in Amsterdam delayed verdicts in the trial of two men accused of murder in the fatal shooting of renowned Dutch crime reporter Peter R. de Vries after prosecutors told judges Monday that they have new evidence in the year-old investigation. ...

Report: Uber lobbied, used 'stealth' tech to block scrutiny

Jul. 10, 2022 15:08 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Uber aggressively pushed into markets around the world, the ride-sharing service lobbied political leaders to relax labor and taxi laws, used a “kill switch'' to thwart regulators and law enforcement, channeled money through Bermuda and other tax havens and considered...

Dutch airline KLM sued over alleged 'greenwashing'

Jul. 06, 2022 11:24 AM EDT

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Several environmental groups have launched legal action against Dutch airline KLM over advertisements that promoted flying as a sustainable form of travel. Netherlands based campaigners Fossielvrij NL, supported by Reclame Fossielvrij and environmental lawyers from...

Prosecutors: 2 more suspects arrested in De Vries slaying

Jul. 05, 2022 04:29 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Two suspects in the slaying a year ago of Dutch crime reporter Peter R. de Vries have been arrested overseas, prosecutors in the Netherlands announced Tuesday, a day after the suspected “director” of the shocking killing was detained. The national...

Dutch arrest Polish suspect in killing of reporter De Vries

Jul. 04, 2022 07:16 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors on Monday arrested a 27-year-old Polish man suspected of organizing the killing of well-known crime reporter Peter R. de Vries, almost exactly a year after he was gunned down in an Amsterdam street in an attack that shocked the Netherlands. ...