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A police officers speaks to youths on scooters at a road block during a nation-wide curfew in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. The Netherlands entered its toughest phase of anti-coronavirus restrictions to date, imposing a nationwide night-time curfew from 9 p.m. until 4:30 a.m. which started Saturday Jan. 23, 2021, in a bid to control the COVID-19 infection rate. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

131 arrested on 'calmer' night during Dutch virus curfew

Jan. 27, 2021 9:54 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police said Wednesday that the fourth night of the Netherlands' coronavirus curfew passed more peacefully than the previous three nights marred by rioting. Even so, officers arrested 131 people, mainly for public order offenses and incitement. “It was calmer...

A police officers speaks to youths on scooters at a road block during a nation-wide curfew in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. The Netherlands entered its toughest phase of anti-coronavirus restrictions to date, imposing a nationwide night-time curfew from 9 p.m. until 4:30 a.m. which started Saturday Jan. 23, 2021, in a bid to control the COVID-19 infection rate. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Dutch police deployed in force to curb rioting, looting

Jan. 26, 2021 6:29 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Police took to the streets of Dutch towns and cities in force Tuesday night in an attempt to prevent violent rioting that shook the country for three successive nights after a nationwide curfew was introduced to curb the spread of the coronavirus. By late night, the increased...

A firefighter extinguishes a a container that was set alight during protests against a nation-wide curfew in Rotterdam, Netherlands, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. The Netherlands Saturday entered its toughest phase of anti-coronavirus restrictions to date, imposing a nationwide night-time curfew from 9 p.m. until 4:30 a.m. in a bid to control the COVID-19 infection rate. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Dutch police use tear gas, water cannon amid rioting

Jan. 25, 2021 5:31 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Groups of youths confronted police in Dutch towns and cities Monday night, defying the country's coronavirus curfew and throwing fireworks. Police in the port city of Rotterdam used a water cannon and tear gas in an attempt to disperse a crowd of rioters who also looted shops....

Central African Republic alleged rebel handed to intl court

Jan. 24, 2021 3:48 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An alleged rebel commander from Central African Republic has been detained and turned over to the International Criminal Court by authorities in the troubled African nation, on charges of crimes against humanity and war crimes in the capital, Bangui, in 2013. The court...

FILE- In this Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017, file photo, Prime Minister Mark Rute, center left, and Dutch King Willem-Alexander, center, pose with the ministers for the official photo of the new Dutch government on the steps of Royal Palace Noordeinde in The Hague, Netherlands. The Dutch Cabinet was meeting Friday Jan. 15, 2021, amid strong speculation that Prime Minister Mark Rutte's government will resign to take political responsibility for a scandal involving child benefit investigations.(AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)

The buck stops here: Dutch govt quits over welfare scandal

Jan. 15, 2021 10:24 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his entire Cabinet resigned Friday to take political responsibility for a scandal involving investigations into child welfare payments that wrongly labeled thousands of parents as fraudsters. In a nationally televised speech, Rutte said he...

FILE- In this Thursday Sept. 24, 2020, file photo Hysni Gucati head of the War Veterans Organization of the Kosovo Liberation Army speaks during an interview with The Associated Press regarding his co-fighter former Kosovo Liberation Army commander Salih Mustafa after news of his arrest, in capital Pristina. Gucati is scheduled to appear before a pre-trial judge of the Kosovo Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Friday Dec. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Visar Kryeziu, FILE)

Kosovo veteran calls prosecution 'biased' at special court

Dec. 18, 2020 9:06 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The deputy head of an association of Kosovo war veterans called prosecutors who have charged him with offenses including intimidating potential witnesses “selective, political and biased,” at a hearing Friday at a war crimes court. Nasim Haradinaj declined to...

Shoppers, some queueing outside a store, are seen in Kalverstraat in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is expected to impose a tough lockdown Monday night in a speech to the nation as coronavirus infection rates in the Netherlands rise sharply despite a two-month

Dutch leader announces tough new nationwide virus lockdown

Dec. 14, 2020 2:12 PM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte imposed a tough new five-week nationwide lockdown Monday, saying schools, nonessential shops, museums and gyms will close down at midnight until Jan. 19. “We have to bite through this very sour apple before things get better,” a...

Dutch intelligence says it's uncovered 2 Russian spies

Dec. 10, 2020 11:04 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch intelligence agency said Thursday that it has uncovered two Russian spies who were targeting the Netherlands’ science and technology sector, a move likely to further strain tense relations between the two countries. The General Intelligence and Security Service,...

Journalists federation says 42 media workers killed in 2020

Dec. 9, 2020 11:37 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Forty-two journalists and media workers have been killed while doing their jobs this year, according to the International Federation of Journalists' annual tally released Wednesday. At least 235 are currently in prison in cases related to their work. The death toll is around...

FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020 file photo, Ralph Hamers, new CEO of Swiss Bank UBS, gestures during a press conference in Zurich, Switzerland. A Dutch court ruled Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020, that Hamers, the former CEO of ING bank, should face a criminal investigation for his role in a money laundering scandal that led to a huge settlement in 2018. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP, File)

Dutch court calls for criminal probe into former ING CEO

Dec. 9, 2020 9:03 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court on Wednesday ordered prosecutors to open a criminal investigation into the former CEO of ING bank, Ralph Hamers, for his role in a money laundering scandal that led to a huge settlement in 2018. ING paid 775 million euros to settle the case, with the...