Dutch suspect to be arraigned in slaying of US student

World 12/14/18, 08:34

A suspect in the slaying of a 21-year-old American psychology student and musician living in this Dutch port city appeared before a judge Friday and was ordered detained for a further two weeks while investigations continue.The Rotterdam Public Prosecutor's Office tweeted that the 23-year-old suspect, whose identity hasn't been released, ...

US relay teams set short course world records

Sports 12/12/18, 09:32

The United States has set a world record in the 4x50-meter mixed freestyle at the world short-course swimming championships.The U.S. team of Caeleb Dressel, Ryan Held, Mallory Comerford and Kelsi Dahlia won in 1 minute, 27.89 seconds, ahead of the Netherlands and Russia.The Americans beat the previous world record of ...

Update: EU chief says no room to renegotiate Brexit

Europe 12/11/18, 03:32

The Latest on the Brexit negotiations (all times local):9:30 a.m.European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is ruling out any renegotiation of the divorce agreement with Britain but says elements of the Brexit deal could still be clarified.Briefing EU lawmakers in Strasbourg, France, on this week's leader's summit, Juncker said Tuesday that ...

May in the Netherlands as she fights to save Brexit deal

Europe 12/11/18, 03:22

British Prime Minister Theresa May is launching her fight to save her Brexit deal over breakfast with her Dutch counterpart, the first of a string of meeting with European leaders in coming days.May arrived early Tuesday at Rutte's official residence in The Hague and was travelling later in the day ...

Hundreds join yellow vest rallies in Belgium, Netherlands

Europe 12/08/18, 07:30

Hundreds of yellow-vested protesters calling for the resignation of Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel marched on the European quarter of Brussels Saturday, as the movement that started in France made its mark in Belgium and the Netherlands.Police used pepper spray and scuffled with a small group of protesters who tried ...

Update: Belgium, Netherlands also expecting protests

World 12/08/18, 02:42

The Latest on anti-government protests in France and neighboring countries (all times local):8:40 a.m.The French yellow vest protest movement is crossing borders, with demonstrations planned in neighboring Belgium and in the Netherlands.Yellow vests hang on the rooftop of an apartment building Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 in Marseille, southern France. (AP ...

England to play Netherlands in UEFA Nations League

Sports 12/03/18, 09:09

England will play the Netherlands and host Portugal will face Switzerland in the semifinals of the inaugural UEFA Nations League.The Portuguese will play the Swiss on June 5 in the 50,000-seat stadium in Porto. The English will face the Dutch the next night in the 30,000-capacity venue in Guimaraes.The final ...

Update: Dutch PM rules out Brexit rejig if May loses

World 12/03/18, 08:03

The Latest on Brexit (all times local):1 p.m.The prime minister of the Netherlands is dismissing the idea that the European Union might revise the accord on its post-Brexit relationship with the United Kingdom.Mark Rutte said the remaining 27 EU members won't adjust the deal if British Prime Minister Theresa May ...

Dutch court rejects man’s request to be 20 years younger

World 12/03/18, 07:20

Dutch motivational speaker Emile Ratelband may feel like a 49-year-old but according to Dutch law he is still 69.A Dutch court on Monday rejected Ratelband's request to shave 20 years off his age in a case that drew worldwide attention."Mr. Ratelband is at liberty to feel 20 years younger than ...

Germany and Netherlands to meet in Euro 2020 qualifying

Sports 12/02/18, 06:59

Germany will face the Netherlands in a challenging qualifying group for the 2020 European Championship in a swift reunion between the sides after meeting in the UEFA Nations League.Only one point was collected from two matches against the Netherlands as Germany was relegated from the Nations League last month, capping ...

Dutch church holds 24/7 service to shield asylum-seekers

Europe 11/30/18, 09:29

For more than a month, a rotating roster of preachers and visitors has been leading a non-stop, round-the-clock service at a small Protestant chapel in The Hague in an attempt to prevent the deportation of a family of Armenian asylum-seekers.Theo Hettema, chair of the General Council of the Protestant Church ...

CEO Polman to retire from consumer products giant Unilever

Europe 11/29/18, 04:14

Paul Polman, CEO of consumer products multinational Unilever, whose brands include Dove soaps and Lipton tea, is retiring at the end of the year.The Anglo-Dutch company announced Polman's retirement on Thursday and said he will be succeeded from Jan. 1 by Alan Jope, currently president of Unilever's Beauty and Personal ...

Lionel Messi leads Barcelona to 2-1 win over PSV Eindhoven

Soccer 11/28/18, 17:00

Lionel Messi scored one goal and set up another as Barcelona beat PSV Eindhoven 2-1 Wednesday to secure top spot in Champions League Group B with one match left to play.Barcelona was already qualified for the next round before kicking off at PSV Stadium and was uncharacteristically scrappy at times ...

Dutch rail company to pay reparations for WWII deportations

Europe 11/28/18, 06:35

The Dutch national railway company is setting up a commission to investigate how it can pay individual reparations for its role in mass deportations of Jews by Nazi occupiers during World War II.The rail company, NS, said in a statement published late Tuesday that its involvement in the deportations "is ...

Watchdog mulls sending inspectors to Syria following attack

Europe 11/26/18, 06:54

The chief of the global chemical weapons watchdog says the organization is considering sending inspectors to investigate an alleged poison gas attack in Syria.In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows a man receiving treatment at a hospital following a suspected chemical attack on his town ...

Dutch clubs agree to share some UEFA prize money with rivals

Sports 11/23/18, 12:20

Top-tier clubs in the Netherlands will share some income with lower-ranked rivals to set an example of fairer distribution of soccer's wealth.The Eredivisie says its wide-ranging agreement covers UEFA payments to clubs who play in the Champions League and Europa League.From next season, Dutch clubs in UEFA competitions will give ...

Central African Republic militia leader appears at ICC

Europe 11/23/18, 09:55

A Central African Republic militia leader and lawmaker who goes by the nickname Rambo told the International Criminal Court on Friday he was beaten and tortured after his arrest late last month in parliament.Prosecutors at the global court allege that 43-year-old Alfred Yekatom is responsible for crimes including murder, torture ...

Dutch into Nations League finals on dramatic draw in Germany

Soccer 11/19/18, 16:53

A dramatic comeback sent the Netherlands to the UEFA Nations League finals after ending Germany's nightmare year with yet more disappointment in a 2-2 draw on Monday.The comeback also meant the Dutch qualified ahead of world champion France.At 2-0 down to Germany in the 85th minute, Dutch hopes of reaching ...

Painting found in Romania studied as possibly stolen Picasso

Entertainment 11/18/18, 10:02

Romanian prosecutors are investigating if a painting by Pablo Picasso that was snatched from a museum in the Netherlands six years ago has turned up in Romania.Four Romanians were convicted in the 2012 heist of Picasso's "Tete d'Arlequin" and six other valuable paintings from the Kunsthal gallery in Rotterdam.One of ...

C. African Republic militia leader turned over to tribunal

World 11/17/18, 15:09

A commander in a Central African Republic militia has been arrested and turned over to the International Criminal Court to face charges that include murder and torture, the court announced Saturday.The court, established to prosecute atrocities such as war crimes, said Central African Republic authorities surrendered Alfred Yekatom on Saturday. ...

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