Jaap Stam appointed Feyenoord coach starting in June

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Former Manchester United defender Jaap Stam will take over as coach of Dutch club Feyenoord in June. The Rotterdam club says Stam will succeed Giovanni ...

Vodka 'bound for North Korea' to be destroyed or sold

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch customs officials who discovered thousands of bottles of vodka suspected of being smuggled to North Korea say the illicit cargo will likely be sold at auction or de...

Top-seeded Nishikori wins in Dubai; Cilic loses to Monfils

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Top-seeded Kei Nishikori eased into the second round of the Dubai Championships on Tuesday by beating Benoit Paire 6-4, 6-3, while No. 3 Marin Cilic was eliminated b...

Wawrinka loses his 1st final since comeback from knee injury

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka's rebuilt knee couldn't quite carry him to the title in Rotterdam on Sunday. Wawrinka lost his first final since...

Wawrinka loses his 1st final since comeback from knee injury

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka has lost his first final since his comeback a year ago from left knee surgeries. Gael Monfils of France beat the...

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Wawrinka reaches first final in nearly 2 years in Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) — Three-time major champion Stan Wawrinka reached his first final on Saturday since his comeback a year ago from left knee surgeries. The unseeded Wawrink...

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Swiss charge woman who sweet-talked her way to $2M bank scam

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities say they have indicted a woman who convinced dozens of people to hand over their online banking details over the phone from the Netherlands. Federal p...

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Correction: Met Opera-New Music Director story

NEW YORK (AP) — In a story Dec. 3 about Yannick Nezet-Seguin, The Associated Press, based on information provided by the Metropolitan Opera, erroneously reported Pierre Tourville is Nezet-Seguin's hus...

Designs for 'Taipei Twin Towers' revealed by Dutch firm MVRDV

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A Dutch architectural firm based in Rotterdam, MVRDV, has released concept art for a new structure being planned for central Taipei, which the company hopes will become th...

Japanese PM Abe meets Dutch counterpart for trade talks

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is visiting the Dutch port city of Rotterdam for talks with his Dutch counterpart as part of preparations to host the leaders of the wo...