Dutch farmers to tourists: Don’t trample our tulips

Europe 03/27/19, 07:33

Dutch farmers have a message for tourists: Please don't trample upon our tulips.Bulb fields close to the Netherlands' North Sea coast are a major tourist drawcard each spring as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and other flowers bloom and transform the region into a patchwork of vibrant colors that provide the backdrop ...

Australia, Holland, Russia start talks over downed MH17

Europe 03/26/19, 22:44

The Netherlands and Australia have confirmed three-way talks with Russia have begun over the ongoing criminal investigation into the shooting down of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in 2014.The two countries announced last year they were holding Russia responsible for providing the missile fired by pro-Russian forces in war-torn Ukraine that ...

World Cup role reversal as Germany wins, Croatia struggles

Europe 03/24/19, 18:46

Germany is winning again, and Croatia is struggling. The World Cup feels like a long time ago.After a year of problems off the field — and humiliation on it — the new Germany is finally starting to look like the old Germany. Grit, determination and Nico Schulz's 90th-minute winner earned ...

Schulz grabs late winner as Germany beats Netherlands 3-2

Europe 03/24/19, 16:56

Nico Schulz set up one goal and scored a 90th-minute winner as Germany snatched a 3-2 victory over the Netherlands in European Championship qualifying on Sunday.Germany's front two of Leroy Sane and Serge Gnabry each netted in the first half of the Group C game. Matthijs de Ligt scored his ...

Update: Dutch: Utrecht shooting suspect has confessed

Europe 03/22/19, 09:28

The Latest on the deadly tram shooting in the Dutch city of Utrecht (all times local):3:25 p.m.Dutch prosecutors say the suspect in the deadly Utrecht tram shooting has confessed and said that he acted alone.A mourner weeps after putting flowers at the site of a shooting incident in a tram ...

Judge extends detention of Utrecht tram shooting suspect

Europe 03/22/19, 06:39

An investigating judge has extended by two weeks the detention of a man suspected of killing three passengers on a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht and seriously wounding three more.Court spokeswoman Els de Stigter said Friday that a judge ordered the suspect, identified by police as 37-year-old ...

New populist star emerges from Dutch local elections

Europe 03/21/19, 08:48

The Netherlands woke up Thursday to a new star of right-wing populism, as the party of a Latin-quoting, philosophy-reading lawmaker surged past anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders — and all other politicians — in important local elections.Thierry Baudet's Forum for Democracy emerged from the sidelines into the Dutch political mainstream as ...

Dutch suspect in tram shooting to face terrorism charge

Europe 03/21/19, 05:44

Dutch prosecutors say they will charge the main suspect in a deadly tram shooting with offenses including multiple murder or manslaughter with a terrorist intent.In a statement Thursday, the public prosecutor's office in Utrecht says that the suspect, identified by police as 37-year-old Gokmen Tanis, also faces charges of attempted ...

Bosnia divided over UN ruling on wartime leader Karadzic

Europe 03/20/19, 13:16

A U.N. court's decision Wednesday to uphold the genocide and war crimes convictions of ex-Bosnian Serb President Radovan Karadzic and sentence him to life behind bars was applauded by survivors of Bosnia's bloody '90s war — but blasted by the country's Serbs as biased.Gathered in a memorial center near this ...

Update: Hearing underway for Karadzic appeals decisions

Europe 03/20/19, 08:13

The Latest on a U.N. court's decision on the conviction and sentencing of ex-Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic (all times local):14:10 p.m.A hearing is underway at a United Nations court where judges will hand down their decisions in the appeal by former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic against his convictions ...

UN judges to deliver Radovan Karadzic appeals decisions

Europe 03/20/19, 04:52

United Nations judges are set to hand down their decisions in the appeal by former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic against his convictions and 40-year sentence for masterminding atrocities in his country's devastating 1992-95 war.Karadzic appealed his 2016 convictions for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes, as well as ...

Dutch vote in provincial elections days after tram attack

Europe 03/20/19, 03:13

Dutch voters are casting ballots in regional elections that are seen as passing a midterm judgment on the ruling national coalition of Prime Minister Mark Rutte and could indirectly eliminate his majority in Parliament's upper house.Wednesday's election is for 570 legislators in provincial governments who, in turn, will elect members ...

Dutch police continue investigation in deadly tram shooting

Europe 03/20/19, 03:02

Dutch police and prosecutors are questioning two suspects as they investigate whether a deadly shooting on a tram in the central city of Utrecht was an act of terror.Police spokesman Joost Lanshage said Wednesday that officers arrested a 40-year-old man in Utrecht on Tuesday and released two other men detained ...

Young England, reeling Germany ready for Euro qualifiers

Soccer 03/20/19, 02:06

Few big teams need to sweat the 2020 European Championship qualifiers, but for Germany the pressure is already on.After a terrible 2018, Joachim Loew's new-look squad is aiming for revenge against the Netherlands, which helped relegate Germany in the inaugural Nations League last year.Elsewhere in the opening two rounds of ...

Final verdict looms for ex-Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic

Europe 03/19/19, 06:26

Nearly a quarter of a century since Bosnia's devastating war ended, former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic is set to hear the final judgment on whether he can be held criminally responsible for unleashing a wave of murder and destruction.United Nations appeals judges will on Wednesday rule whether to uphold ...

Update: ‘No indication’ Utrecht shooter knew victims

Europe 03/19/19, 05:55

The Latest on the tram attack in Utrecht, the Netherlands (all times local):11:50 a.m.Dutch prosecutors say they are taking seriously the possibility that a man suspected of killing three people and seriously wounding three more in a shooting on a tram in Utrecht had a terrorist motive.Ambulances are parked next ...

Dutch prosecutors arrest third over deadly tram shooting

Europe 03/19/19, 03:12

Dutch police say they have arrested a third person on suspicion of involvement in the tram shooting in the city of Utrecht that left three people dead and five injured.Public prosecution office spokesman Ties Kortmann said Tuesday that three people are now in custody — the alleged shooter, 37-year-old Gokmen ...

Manhunt launched after shooting on Dutch tram wounds many

Europe 03/18/19, 06:49

A shooting on a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday left "multiple" people wounded, police said, adding that they are considering the possibility of a "terrorist motive." A manhunt was launched for the shooter.Police, including heavily armed officers, flooded the area after the shooting that happened ...

Update: Dutch police considering terrorism in shooting

Europe 03/18/19, 06:19

The Latest on a shooting in a tram in the Netherlands (all times local):12:10 p.m.Police in the central Dutch city of Utrecht say they are investigating a shooting in a tram that left "multiple" people injured and are considering the possibility of a "terrorist motive."Police, including heavily armed officers, flooded ...

US bars entry to International Criminal Court investigators

Politics 03/15/19, 13:02

The United States will revoke or deny visas to International Criminal Court personnel seeking to investigate alleged war crimes and other abuses committed by U.S. forces in Afghanistan or elsewhere, and may do the same with those who seek action against Israel, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Friday. Pompeo, acting ...

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