Latest Netherlands News

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...

Survey shows lack of Holocaust awareness in the Netherlands

Jan. 25, 2023 06:15 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Jewish group that commissioned a survey on Holocaust awareness in the Netherlands said Wednesday that the results showed “a disturbing lack of awareness of key historical facts about the Holocaust,” prompting calls for better education in the nation that was...

Turkey condemns Quran protest in the Netherlands

Jan. 24, 2023 05:11 AM EST

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s foreign ministry said Tuesday it summoned the Dutch ambassador following a demonstration targeting Islam’s holy book, days after a similar protest in Sweden tensed relations. Edwin Wagensveld, Dutch leader of the far-right Pegida movement in the...

AP source: McBride out as US men's soccer general manager

Jan. 20, 2023 20:30 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Brian McBride is out as general manager of the U.S. men's national team, U.S. Soccer Federation sporting director Earnie Stewart told the governing body's board of directors. Stewart informed the board during his presentation near the end of the board's executive...

Netherlands says it will send Patriot assistance to Ukraine

Jan. 17, 2023 18:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Tuesday that his country plans to "join” the U.S. and Germany's efforts to train and arm Ukraine with advanced Patriot defense systems. Rutte signaled the Netherlands' intentions at the start of a White House meeting...

Dutch Senate expands constitutional ban on discrimination

Jan. 17, 2023 10:07 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch Senate on Tuesday approved an amendment to the country's constitution, expanding its first article to specifically ban discrimination based on sexual orientation or disability, a move hailed as historic by rights groups. The constitution's...

Dutch police arrest suspected Islamic State security chief

Jan. 17, 2023 04:03 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch authorities arrested a Syrian man on Tuesday who is suspected of having been a security chief for the Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra extremist groups during Syria's grinding civil war, prosecutors said. “It is suspected that from his...

Biden to host Netherlands' Rutte for White House talks

Jan. 12, 2023 16:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden will host Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte at the White House on Tuesday for talks that are expected to center on the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine. National Security Council spokesman John Kirby in announcing the meeting called the...

Dutch government backtracks on migrant family reunions

Jan. 11, 2023 11:29 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government on Wednesday backtracked on restrictions that it placed last year on family members joining asylum-seekers who are granted residency in the Netherlands, after courts ruled the move was unlawful. State Secretary for Justice and...

Yedlin, Zimmerman praise embattled US coach Berhalter

Jan. 10, 2023 21:29 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — National team defenders DeAndre Yedlin and Walker Zimmerman praised U.S. coach Gregg Berhalter for bringing the Americans together at the World Cup in Qatar, even as he's currently under investigation by U.S. Soccer for a 1991 incident during which he kicked his future...