'Frugal' EU nations push back vs French-German recovery plan

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Living up to their reputations for budgetary frugality — the Netherlands, Austria, Denmark and Sweden are working on a proposal for a European recovery fund that will hav...

ICC rejects compensation claim by former Congo VP Bemba

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court on Monday rejected a multimillion euro compensation claim by a former Congolese vice president who was cleared of war crimes charges afte...

Muslim burials in Europe strained by virus lockdowns abroad

ZUIDLAREN, Netherlands (AP) — Mbarka Bouda would have preferred to be buried in her hometown in Morocco. But with her home country in a strict coronavirus lockdown, she was laid to rest at a new Musli...

Hi-tech scans get under skin of 'Girl with a Pearl Earring'

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Researchers using a battery of modern imaging techniques have gotten under the skin of Johannes Vermeer's “Girl with a Pearl Earring,” but tests haven't answered the key ...

Video shows thief stole van Gogh painting with sledgehammer

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — All it took was a few sturdy swings with a sledgehammer and a prized painting by Vincent van Gogh was gone. A Dutch crime-busting television show has ai...

Dutch court OKs assisted suicide in advanced dementia cases

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Netherlands' highest court ruled Tuesday that doctors can carry out medically assisted suicide in patients with advanced dementia if the patient has earlier made a wr...

Sudan protest image wins prestigious World Press Photo award

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — An emotion-charged photo of a young man illuminated by cellphone lights as he recites poetry amid a crowd of protesters calling for civilian rule in Sudan won the prestig...

Coronavirus forces Dutch students into long voyage home

AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Caribbean sailing trip 25 Dutch high school students was supposed to end in Cuba, where they would trade a tall ship for a comfortable plane flight back to the Netherlands. The co...

Virus gives asylum-seekers chance to thank Dutch villagers

TER APEL, Netherlands (AP) — Raffat Altekrete is battling the coronavirus one shopping cart at a time. The 34-year-old electrical engineer from Iraq is also expressing gratitude and...

MH17 trial to resume with no public due to virus measures

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The murder trial of three Russians and a Ukrainian accused of involvement in the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 will be closed to the public and media when i...

Dutch prosecutors: Russia wants to thwart MH17 investigation

SCHIPHOL, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch prosecutor said Tuesday that there are “strong indications” Russia wants to undermine investigations into the downing of Malaysia Flight 17 and told judges at the ...

Zandvoort banked turns offer overtaking chances at Dutch GP

ZANDVOORT, Netherlands (AP) — Arie Luyendyk knows a thing or two about racing around banked turns. The two-time winner of the Indianapolis 500 liked what he saw when Formula One star...

Trial of 4 suspects in downing of flight MH17 set to open

SCHIPHOL, Netherlands (AP) — The trial is opening Monday of three Russians and a Ukrainian charged with multiple counts of murder for their alleged involvement in the 2014 downing o...

MH17 relatives protest Russian actions with 298 empty chairs

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The families of people killed when a missile shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine in 2014 set out 298 white chairs outside the Russian embassy on Su...

MH17 families hope truth emerges from unprecedented trial

AMSTERDAM (AP) — United by grief across oceans and continents, families who lost loved ones when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down in 2014 hope that a trial starting next week will finally del...