Netherlands

Dutch firebrand Wilders: Man with knives detained at event

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A man carrying two knives and an ax was detained over the weekend shortly before anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders was due to hand out political flyers before provincial elections. Wilders tweeted about the incident Monday. The country’s counter-terrorism coordinator confirmed that the man was carrying knives and an ax but … Continue reading Dutch firebrand Wilders: Man with knives detained at event

Business News: Cboe Europe Receives Authorization to Operate Netherlands Venue

LONDON (STL.News) – Cboe Europe, the largest stock exchange by value traded in Europe and a division of Cboe Global Markets (Cboe: CBOE), today announced that Cboe Europe B.V., its new subsidiary based in Amsterdam, has received authorization from the Dutch Ministry of Finance.  Cboe Europe B.V. is now authorized to operate a Regulated Market (RM), Multilateral Trading … Continue reading Business News: Cboe Europe Receives Authorization to Operate Netherlands Venue

Official: Baby of British IS bride dies in Syria

OUTSIDE BAGHOUZ, Syria (AP) — The newborn son of U.K.-born teenager Shamima Begum who left her London home to join the Islamic State group in Syria died Friday in a refugee camp, an official said. Mustafa Bali, a spokesman for the Syrian Democratic Forces, confirmed that the infant died at a camp in north Syria. He … Continue reading Official: Baby of British IS bride dies in Syria

Conflicting reports surround fate of baby of UK IS bride

LONDON (AP) — There were conflicting reports Friday about the newborn son of a U.K.-born teenager who left her London home to join the Islamic State group in Syria, after the mother’s lawyer said the boy was reported to have died. Lawyer Tasnime Akunjee tweeted that he has “strong but as yet unconfirmed reports that … Continue reading Conflicting reports surround fate of baby of UK IS bride

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | EU police seize illicit medicines worth $185 million

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union’s police agency says law enforcement authorities seized illegally trafficked medicines last year worth more than 165 million euros ($185 million). Europol said Friday that a seven-month operation involving authorities from 16 European countries led to 435 arrests and the seizure of 1.8 tons of medicines. The police … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | EU police seize illicit medicines worth $185 million

Holocaust survivor says teens in swastika photo apologized

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The high school party took an ugly turn. Drink cups were used to form a crude swastika. Nazi salutes flashed. Cameras clicked. What appears to have been a woefully misguided attempt at humor turned into a national embarrassment for the Southern California city of Newport Beach, leaving behind outrage, disbelief … Continue reading Holocaust survivor says teens in swastika photo apologized

Father of UK teen who joined IS says don’t scrap citizenship

SUNAMGANJ, Bangladesh (AP) — The father of a British teenager who ran away to join the Islamic State group in Syria said his daughter’s citizenship should not be revoked and that she should return to the U.K. and be punished if it was determined she had committed a crime. Shamima Begum fled east London with … Continue reading Father of UK teen who joined IS says don’t scrap citizenship

Dutch husband of Shamima Begum wants to take her home

LONDON (AP) — The Dutch man who married a British teenager after she ran away to join the Islamic State group says he wants to return home to the Netherlands with Shamima Begum and their newborn son. Yago Riedijk, 27, told the BBC from a Kurdish-run detention center that he met Begum within days of … Continue reading Dutch husband of Shamima Begum wants to take her home

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Chemical weapons watchdog says chlorine was used in Douma

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The global chemical weapons watchdog said Friday it found “reasonable grounds” that chlorine was used as a weapon in a deadly attack on the Syrian town of Douma last year. The determination was contained in a detailed report by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ fact finding mission … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Chemical weapons watchdog says chlorine was used in Douma

Back to his roots: Hockney landscapes adorn Van Gogh Museum

AMSTERDAM / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) A new exhibition at Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum highlights the influences of the tormented Dutch master on the later landscape works of one of the world’s greatest living artists, David Hockney. The exhibition “Hockney – Van Gogh: The Joy of Nature” opens Friday and runs through May 26. It features … Continue reading Back to his roots: Hockney landscapes adorn Van Gogh Museum

AMSTERDAM | Vandals paint swastikas on buildings in Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Vandals suspected of being soccer hooligans from The Hague have painted graffiti including swastikas and anti-Semitic texts on buildings in Amsterdam. The graffiti was discovered Friday, ahead of Sunday’s match between ADO and Ajax in The Hague. Ajax fans are banned from attending the match. ADO director Mattijs Manders says “we as … Continue reading AMSTERDAM | Vandals paint swastikas on buildings in Amsterdam

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Airlines need better info before flying over conflict zones

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — More than four years after a Malaysian passenger jet was shot down over conflict-ravaged eastern Ukraine, airlines around the world still need more and better information to make risk assessments about flying over war zones, a Dutch safety watchdog said Thursday. The Dutch Safety Board’s comments came in a report … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Airlines need better info before flying over conflict zones

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Dutch report: More info needed on flying over conflict zones

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — More than four years after a Malaysian passenger jet was shot down over conflict-ravaged eastern Ukraine, airlines around the world still need more and better information to make risk assessments about flying over war zones, a Dutch safety watchdog said Thursday. The Dutch Safety Board’s comments came in a report … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Dutch report: More info needed on flying over conflict zones

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Dutch students march for better climate policies

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Thousands of students are skipping classes to join a march in support of more ambitious climate policies in the Netherlands. The demonstration Thursday by Dutch students follows similar marches in recent weeks in neighboring Belgium that have drawn thousands of protesters. Organizers say they want to send a wake-up call … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Dutch students march for better climate policies

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Former member of Dutch anti-Islam party becomes a Muslim

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A former Dutch lawmaker who had been fiercely critical of Islam party becomes a Muslim. Joram van Klaveren was a lawmaker in the Party of Freedom, led by Dutch anti-Islam populist Geert Wilders, from 2010 to 2014. He made headlines and raised eyebrows in the Netherlands this week after announcing … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Former member of Dutch anti-Islam party becomes a Muslim

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | ICC judges acquit former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo, former youth minister Charles Ble Goude

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Jan 15, 2019— ICC judges acquit former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo, former youth minister Charles Ble Goude. By Associated Press

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Dutch court upholds ban on branch of Bandidos biker club

THE HAGUE, Netherlands  — An appeals court has upheld a ban on a Dutch arm of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club, agreeing with a lower court’s conclusion that the biker gang forms a threat to public order. In a written ruling issued Tuesday, the appeals court in Arnhem said that members of the Bandidos Motorcycle Club … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Dutch court upholds ban on branch of Bandidos biker club

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | The Latest: UK’s May meets EU council chief Tusk over Brexit

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Latest on the Brexit negotiations (all times local): 5:40 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May has arrived at European Union headquarters for talks with Council President Donald Tusk, as part of a bid to win backing from EU leaders so she can sell her Brexit deal to the U.K. Parliament. … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | The Latest: UK’s May meets EU council chief Tusk over Brexit

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | The Latest: May holds Brexit talks with Germany’s Merkel

THE HAGUE, Netherlands— The Latest on the Brexit negotiations (all times local): 1:20 p.m. British Prime Minister Theresa May is meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel for talks aimed at salvaging Britain’s divorce deal with the European Union. Merkel greeted May with a handshake in wet, gray weather at the chancellery in Berlin Tuesday as the … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | The Latest: May holds Brexit talks with Germany’s Merkel

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | The Latest: EU chief says no room to renegotiate Brexit

THE HAGUE, Netherlands  — The Latest on the Brexit negotiations (all times local): 9:30 a.m. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is ruling out any renegotiation of the divorce agreement with Britain but says elements of the Brexit deal could still be clarified. Briefing EU lawmakers in Strasbourg, France, on this week’s leader’s summit, Juncker said … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | The Latest: EU chief says no room to renegotiate Brexit

BRUSSELS | Clashes as yellow vest protests grow in Belgium, Netherlands

BRUSSELS — Belgian police fired tear gas and water cannons at yellow-vested protesters calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Charles Michel after they tried to breach a riot barricade, as the movement that started in France made its mark Saturday in Belgium and the Netherlands. Protesters in Brussels threw paving stones, road signs, fireworks, … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Clashes as yellow vest protests grow in Belgium, Netherlands

BRUSSELS | Hundreds join yellow vest rallies in Belgium, Netherlands

BRUSSELS — Hundreds of yellow-vested protesters calling for the resignation of Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel marched on the European quarter of Brussels Saturday, as the movement that started in France made its mark in Belgium and the Netherlands. Police used pepper spray and scuffled with a small group of protesters who tried to break … Continue reading BRUSSELS | Hundreds join yellow vest rallies in Belgium, Netherlands

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Dozens arrested in European crackdown on Italian mob

THE HAGUE, Netherlands — Hundreds of police in Germany, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands arrested at least 84 suspected mobsters and seized around 2 million euros ($2.3 million) Wednesday in a series of coordinated raids targeting a powerful branch of the Italian mafia. The raids were the culmination of an investigation codenamed Pollino that was … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Dozens arrested in European crackdown on Italian mob

DUBLIN | Germany, Netherlands get quick reunion in Euros qualifying

DUBLIN — Frustrated at seeing the Netherlands paired again with Germany, Ronald Koeman was candid. “I wasn’t happy because they are strong,” the Netherlands coach said at the 2020 European Championship qualifying draw on Sunday. “Germany is also not happy with Holland I think.” The two leading countries being together in Group C was only … Continue reading DUBLIN | Germany, Netherlands get quick reunion in Euros qualifying

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | CEO Polman to retire from consumer products giant Unilever

THE HAGUE, Netherlands  — Paul Polman, CEO of consumer products multinational Unilever, whose brands include Dove soaps and Lipton tea, is retiring at the end of the year. The Anglo-Dutch company announced Polman’s retirement on Thursday and said he will be succeeded from Jan. 1 by Alan Jope, currently president of Unilever’s Beauty and Personal … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | CEO Polman to retire from consumer products giant Unilever

LONDON | England reaches Nations League finals with Croatia win

LONDON  — Harry Kane and England advanced to the final four of the inaugural UEFA Nations League by avenging their World Cup semifinal loss to Croatia. The England captain ended a seven-game goal drought to complete a comeback at Wembley, sealing a 2-1 victory Sunday in the final group game in European soccer’s newest competition. … Continue reading LONDON | England reaches Nations League finals with Croatia win

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Supporters, opponents clash over Dutch character Black Pete

THE HAGUE, Netherlands— Scattered confrontations broke out Saturday between supporters and opponents of the divisive helper of the Dutch version of Santa Claus, police and media reported, amid a fierce and increasingly polarized debate about the helper known as Black Pete. White people often daub their faces with black paint when they dress up to … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | Supporters, opponents clash over Dutch character Black Pete

THE HAGUE, Netherlands | North Korean files slavery complaint in Netherlands

THE HAGUE, Netherlands— A North Korean worker who claims he is a victim of modern slavery in a Polish shipyard has filed a criminal complaint against a Dutch shipbuilder that bought products from the Polish firm, an activist group said Thursday. The Global Legal Action Network said in a statement that the man “endured 12-hour … Continue reading THE HAGUE, Netherlands | North Korean files slavery complaint in Netherlands

WASHINGTON | Shareholder activist Evelyn Y. Davis dies at 89

WASHINGTON— The brash shareholder activist Evelyn Y. Davis, who owned stock in more than 80 public companies and rarely failed to make her presence known at corporate-investor meetings, has died. She was 89. Davis attended shareholders meetings religiously for decades. She fought for lower CEO pay, more disclosure on political spending and a multitude of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Shareholder activist Evelyn Y. Davis dies at 89