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THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Dutch government honors outgoing UN human rights chief

THE HAGUE, Netherlands— The Dutch government is honoring the outgoing U.N. human rights chief with one of its most prestigious awards. The Foreign Ministry said in a statement Tuesday that it will present Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein the Human Rights Tulip award at a ceremony next month. Zeid, a Jordanian diplomat and member of the country’s … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Dutch government honors outgoing UN human rights chief

BERLIN | Ryanair pilots strike in Germany, 4 other countries

BERLIN  — Ryanair pilots in several European countries on Friday staged a strike that prompted the budget carrier to cancel 400 flights. A walkout called by German union Cockpit accounted for many of Friday’s cancelations. Strikes were also called in Sweden, Ireland, Belgium and the Netherlands. The airline said that over 2,000 flights, or 85 … Continue reading BERLIN | Ryanair pilots strike in Germany, 4 other countries

PARIS | France’s first baby panda celebrates one-year anniversary

PARIS— France’s first baby panda celebrates his one-year anniversary Saturday with a birthday cake composed of bamboo, honey, apples, oranges, strawberries and lemons. The panda named Yuan Meng weighs about 30 kilograms (66 pounds), and has recently started eating bamboo while still suckling milk from mother panda Huan Huan. For the occasion the Beauval Zoo … Continue reading PARIS | France’s first baby panda celebrates one-year anniversary

BERLIN | Study: Climate change making Europe heatwaves more likely

BERLIN— Researchers say heatwaves of the kind currently being seen in northern Europe have become twice as likely due to climate change. Scientists from the World Weather Attribution team said Friday they have compared observations and forecasts for the Netherlands, Denmark and Ireland with historical records going back to the early 1900s. They concluded the … Continue reading BERLIN | Study: Climate change making Europe heatwaves more likely

NEW YORK | Art dealer buys storage locker for $15,000, finds treasures

NEW YORK  — A New York City art dealer who bought the contents of a New Jersey storage locker filled with paintings for $15,000 says he got more than he bargained for. He found half a dozen paintings he believes were done by artist Willem de Kooning, whose works have sold for millions of dollars … Continue reading NEW YORK | Art dealer buys storage locker for $15,000, finds treasures

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Watchdog reports on alleged Syria attack behind airstrikes

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The global chemical weapons watchdog said Friday in an interim report that “various chlorinated organic chemicals” were found at the site in Syria where a chemical attack is suspected of being carried out in April. A fact-finding mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons warned that it was … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Watchdog reports on alleged Syria attack behind airstrikes

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Watchdog finds evidence of chemicals in Syria gas attack

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The global chemical weapons watchdog says in an interim report on the suspected chemical attack in Syria’s Douma last April that “various chlorinated organic chemicals” were found at the site. The Fact-Finding Mission of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons warned however that it was too early to come … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Watchdog finds evidence of chemicals in Syria gas attack

LONDON | The Latest: Tsitsipas ends 54-year wait for Greece

LONDON  — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Stefanos Tsitsipas became the first Greek male to reach the fourth round of a Grand Slam tournament in the Open era after beating Thomas Fabbiano of Italy at Wimbledon. The 19-year-old Tsitsipas won 6-2, 6-1, 6-4 in 91 minutes, becoming the first Greek male … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: Tsitsipas ends 54-year wait for Greece