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Stellantis, Archer Aviation partner on electric aircraft

Jan. 04, 2023 12:34 PM EST

Automaker Stellantis is teaming with Archer Aviation to create an electric aircraft. Stellantis, created in 2021 through the merger of Fiat Chrysler and France’s PSA Peugeot, will provide manufacturing technology and expertise, personnel and capital to the joint project. ...

'Avatar' sequel sails to 2nd week atop the box office

Dec. 25, 2022 17:27 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Avatar: The Way of Water" sailed to the top of the box office in its second weekend, bringing in what studios estimate Sunday will be a strong $56 million in North America — a sign that the sequel may stay afloat into the new year and approach the massive expectations that...

Max Beckmann self-portrait sold at German auction for $20.7M

Dec. 01, 2022 13:45 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A self-portrait painted during World War II by German expressionist artist Max Beckmann sold Thursday in Berlin for 20 million euros ($20.7 million), a price that appears to be a record for an art auction in Germany. The buyer of Beckmann's “Self-Portrait...

3 convicted in 2014 downing of Malaysian jet over Ukraine

Nov. 18, 2022 02:12 AM EST

SCHIPHOL, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court on Thursday convicted three men of murder for their role in shooting down a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet with a Russian surface-to-air missile, killing all 298 people aboard the aircraft as it flew over a separatist-controlled region of eastern...

8 years later, Dutch judges to pass verdicts in MH17 trial

Nov. 16, 2022 10:23 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch judges are set to deliver their verdict Thursday in the trial in absentia of three Russians and a Ukrainian over their alleged roles in the 2014 downing of a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet and the deaths of all 298 people on board. The judgment...

Dutch judges to deliver verdicts in MH17 downed plane trial

Nov. 15, 2022 19:32 PM EST

SCHIPHOL, Netherlands (AP) — It still happens to Silene Frederiksz-Hoogzand after more than eight years. Walking down the street, she will see a girl with long, dark hair or a young man in a baseball cap and think, that's my son Bryce or his girlfriend, Daisy. But the grim reality...

Climate activists block private jets at Amsterdam airport

Nov. 05, 2022 08:50 AM EDT

EDE, Netherlands (AP) — Hundreds of climate protesters blocked private jets from leaving Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on Saturday in a demonstration on the eve of the COP27 U.N. climate meeting in Egypt. Greenpeace and Extinction Rebellion protesters sat around private jets to...

British conspiracy theorist banned from most of Europe

Nov. 04, 2022 08:07 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The government of the Netherlands has banned British conspiracy theorist David Icke from entering most of Europe for two years amid fears his planned presence at a weekend demonstration in Amsterdam would spark unrest. Dutch Justice Minister Dilan...

Trial in slaying of Dutch reporter must start over

Nov. 03, 2022 06:57 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The trial of the alleged shooter and getaway driver in the slaying of a prominent Dutch crime reporter must start anew after one of the judges hearing the case emigrated, a court in Amsterdam ruled Thursday. The decision means a long delay in the case...