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Rioting youths in Dutch village torch virus testing center

URK, Netherlands (AP) — Rioting youths protesting on the first night of a Dutch curfew torched a coronavirus testing facility and threw fireworks at police in a Dutch fishing village. ...

Group urges climate adaptation funding in pandemic recovery

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An organization that promotes efforts to adapt the environment to cope with the effects of climate change is calling on governments and financers around the globe to incl...

Dutch lawmakers slam planned coronavirus curfew

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch opposition lawmakers slammed the government's plan to introduce a curfew to rein in the spread of the coronavirus during a debate about the measure Thursday, callin...

Dutch propose curfew to rein in virus; will ban more flights

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government wants to impose a curfew as part of beefed-up restrictions to rein in the spread of a new more contagious virus variant that already accounts for at ...

Dutch govt to beef up lockdown amid fears about new variants

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government said Tuesday it needs to beef up lockdown measures “as soon as possible” to rein in the spread of the coronavirus amid fears about more transmissible...

Dutch Cabinet meets amid speculation government will quit

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch Cabinet was set to meet Friday amid strong speculation that Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s government will resign to take political responsibility for a scandal in...

Dutch Labor Party leader steps down over welfare scandal

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The leader of the Dutch opposition Labor Party said Thursday he will not lead the party into the Netherlands' March election and will not run for reelection following a s...

Dutch hold mass coronavirus testing amid new variant fears

BERGSCHENHOEK, Netherlands (AP) — Residents of a Dutch town filed into a sports hall Wednesday to take part in the country's first mass coronavirus testing program, which aims to find out more about t...

EU agency ponders approval for Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The European Union’s medicines agency was meeting Wednesday to consider giving the green light to Moderna Inc.'s COVID-19 vaccine, a decision that would give the 27-nation bloc a seco...

Dutch govt criticized for its delayed start to vaccinations

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government came under heavy criticism from lawmakers Tuesday for its COVID-19 vaccination plan that only starts to administer its first shots on Wednesday, maki...

EU reviews BioNTech request for 'extra dose' of virus shot

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union medicines watchdog said Thursday that German company BioNTech has applied for clearance in the 27-nation bloc to administer up to six doses of its COVI...

Dutch government under fire for late start with vaccinations

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A former senior health official has called the Netherlands' coronavirus vaccination strategy “embarrassing,” as the nation waits until Jan. 8 to begin administering shots...

World court to intervene in Guyana-Venezuela border dispute

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The United Nations’ highest court ruled Friday that it will intervene to settle a decades-old border dispute between South American neighbors Guyana and Venezuela. ...

Dutch further tighten lockdown amid anger at open stores

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch government on Wednesday tightened even further the strict five-week coronavirus lockdown that went into force just a day earlier, amid a backlash over some larg...

ICC prosecutor slams 'wholly unacceptable' US sanctions

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The outgoing prosecutor of the International Criminal Court hit out Monday at sanctions slapped on her by the Trump Administration in her final speech to an annual gather...