Netherlands thrashes Germany 3-0 to pile pressure on Loew

Soccer 10/13/18, 17:16

Captain Virgil van Dijk scored only his second international goal and the Netherlands ran riot late in the second half Saturday to beat old rival Germany 3-0 in the UEFA Nations League.The comprehensive defeat at the Johan Cruyff Arena left Germany at the bottom of Group 1 in the new ...

Soccer great Van Basten leaves FIFA technical director role

Soccer 10/12/18, 11:41

Soccer great Marco van Basten is leaving FIFA after two years as technical director.The former Netherlands forward is leaving amicably to be closer to his family in Amsterdam, FIFA said Friday.Van Basten helped oversee the introduction of video review for referees at the World Cup in Russia, plus coaching programs ...

Military intelligence offers career path in today’s Russia

Europe 10/12/18, 04:20

First time here?" the conductor on the train that stops at the logging outpost of Loyga asks some departing passengers. "My condolences — there isn't even cell phone connection."This desolate village, deep in the far northern Arkhangelsk region, is the hometown of one of the suspected GRU Russian military intelligence ...

Giants bench coach Meulens candidate with Reds, Twins

Baseball 10/11/18, 18:35

Giants bench coach Hensley Meulens has interviewed with the Cincinnati Reds for their open managerial position and also is set to meet with the Minnesota Twins this week for the job that opened when Paul Molitor was fired.Meulens was in Minneapolis on Thursday and scheduled to interview with the Twins ...

EU crime fighting unit teams up with counterterror forces

Europe 10/10/18, 01:20

The European Union's police agency signed a cooperation agreement Wednesday with a European network of special counterterror intervention units, a move that Europol's chief says will make the bloc's citizens safer.Under the deal, the Atlas Network of units, which was established in the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11 attacks ...

Dutch appeals court upholds landmark climate case ruling

Europe 10/09/18, 04:57

A Dutch appeals court has upheld a landmark ruling that ordered the Dutch government to cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25 percent by 2020 from benchmark 1990 levels.The original June 2015 ruling came in a case brought by the environmental group Urgenda on behalf of 900 ...

Dutch king and queen to travel to Britain for state visit

Entertainment 10/08/18, 11:42

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands will travel to London later this month on a state visit that the Dutch government says will take them from Buckingham Palace to Brixton.The government said Monday that the first state visit to Britain by a sitting Dutch monarch since Queen Beatrix ...

Havertz, Reus drop out of Germany squad with injuries

Soccer 10/08/18, 08:18

Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Kai Havertz will miss Germany's upcoming UEFA Nations League games in the Netherlands and France.Leverkusen says the 19-year-old Havertz has a bruised knee and needs to sit out training for the next few days.Borussia Dortmund forward Marco Reus is also out as a precaution despite an MRI ...

Walk on the wild side: Dutch jogger runs into lion cub

Europe 10/08/18, 06:17

A jogger's run through the Dutch countryside turned into a walk on the wild side when he discovered a lion cub in a field.Police say the young cub was found Sunday in a cage dumped in a field near Tienhoven between the central cities of Utrecht and Hilversum.Vanochtend kregen de ...

Goalless for Schalke, forward Mark Uth called up by Germany

Soccer 10/05/18, 08:58

Despite being goalless for Schalke, Mark Uth was called up by Germany for the first time for the upcoming UEFA Nations League games in the Netherlands and France.Uth hasn't scored for Schalke since joining from Hoffenheim in the offseason, but the 27-year-old striker scored 17 goals and set up nine ...

4 new players in Netherlands team for Germany

Soccer 10/05/18, 06:38

Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman has named four new players in the squad to face Germany and Belgium in upcoming internationals.Koeman included PSV Eindhoven players Steven Bergwijn, Denzel Dumfries and Pablo Rosario along with Club Brugge midfielder Arnaut Danjuma Groeneveld in his 25-man squad.The Netherlands will play Germany on Oct. 13 ...

Unilever scraps plan to leave London headquarters

Europe 10/04/18, 23:37

Anglo-Dutch consumer goods multinational Unilever, whose brands include Knorr and Dove, has scrapped a plan to consolidate its headquarters in the Netherlands following opposition from British shareholders.The company, which has head offices in both Rotterdam and London, says in a statement Friday that the plan to make Rotterdam its sole ...

Alleged operations by Russia’s GRU in recent years

Europe 10/04/18, 12:46

In a series of coordinated announcements, authorities in United States, Britain, The Netherlands and Australia on Thursday accused the shadowy Russian military intelligence agency known as GRU of a huge array of cyberattacks around the world.The stunning revelations included details about Russian attempts to target everything from the global chemical ...

Russian intel agency GRU accused of ‘brazen’ cybercrimes

Europe 10/04/18, 09:12

Western nations accused Russia's secretive military intelligence unit of new cybercrimes on Thursday, with Dutch and British officials labeling the GRU "brazen" for allegedly targeting the international chemical weapons watchdog and the investigation into the 2014 downing of a Malaysian Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine.Dutch Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld said ...

Turkey says ‘Nazi remnant’ dispute with Dutch has ended

Europe 10/03/18, 10:48

Turkey's foreign minister says the country is working with the Netherlands to end diplomatic tensions and that the days when Ankara described Dutch policies as "Nazi remnants" are behind them.Turkey and the Netherlands reinstated ambassadors last month following a dispute triggered by a Dutch decision to bar Turkish officials from ...

UN court orders US to lift some Iran sanctions

Europe 10/03/18, 05:11

The United Nations' highest court on Wednesday ordered the United States to lift sanctions on Iran that affect imports of humanitarian goods and products and services linked to the safety of civil aviation.The ruling by the International Court of Justice is legally binding, but it remains to be seen if ...

Suspects in Dutch extremist plot to appear before judge

Europe 09/28/18, 04:33

Seven men suspected of planning a major extremist attack in the Netherlands are scheduled to appear before an investigating judge, a day after prosecutors said that a huge police operation had thwarted their plot.Some 400 police took part in raids Thursday that led to the arrest of the men aged ...

Dutch police arrest 7 men suspected of plotting major attack

Europe 09/27/18, 14:02

Seven men were arrested Thursday in the Netherlands on suspicion of plotting a large-scale extremist attack that Dutch prosecutors said they think was foiled following a months-long investigation.The national prosecutor's office said in a statement that heavily armed police arrested the men in the towns of Arnhem, about 100 kilometers ...

Iran summons Western diplomats over parade attack killing 25

Europe 09/22/18, 23:21

Iran has summoned diplomats from Britain, Denmark and the Netherlands over allegedly harboring "members of the terrorist group" that launched an attack on a military parade in the country's southwest.In this photo provided by the Iranian Students' News Agency, ISNA, wounded military personnel are carried into an ambulance after a ...

Report: Russian spy suspects detained this year by Dutch

Europe 09/21/18, 05:22

British investigative group Bellingcat says two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy were briefly detained in the Netherlands earlier this year.Bellingcat in its investigation released late Thursday quoted an unnamed security official saying that Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov were detained in the Netherlands earlier this year and ...

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