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Stories with place: Netherlands
  • Lab-grown meat? Bistro In Vitro serving up food for thought 
    Updated: May-04-15 12:19 pm

    PITTSBURGH - Earlier this month, I was invited to a restaurant opening, which wasn't remarkable except that it was for Bistro In Vitro, the "world's first lab-grown meat restaurant."

  • Dutch, Canadian leaders lead off week of WWII remembrance 
    Updated: May-04-15 9:44 am

    HOLTEN, Netherlands - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper are meeting to kick off a week of celebrations and remembrances to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands at the end of World War II.

  • Volvo ocean race heading for thrilling leg finish in Newport 
    Updated: May-03-15 6:11 am

    ALICANTE, Spain - After two weeks and nearly 4,000 nautical miles of sailing, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet was still locked together on Sunday with any of the six boats in with a chance of winning the sixth leg to Newport, Rhode Island.

  • Dutch peacekeeper not prosecuted for Srebrenica massacre 
    Updated: Apr-29-15 8:13 am

    ARNHEM, Netherlands - A Dutch high court has ruled that a retired general who commanded Dutch peacekeepers in the Bosnian enclave of Srebrenica when Bosnian Serb fighters overran the town and massacred some 8,000 Muslim men should not be prosecuted for involvement in the slayings.

  • Philips' net profit slumps in 1st quarter, sales edge higher 
    Updated: Apr-28-15 4:07 am

    PARIS - Royal Philips NV, the world's biggest lighting maker, said Tuesday higher restructuring costs wiped out gains from higher sales to reduce first-quarter net profit by 27 percent to 100 million euros ($109 million).

  • The Netherlands turns all orange for King's Day story has photos
    Updated: Apr-27-15 10:37 am

    DORDRECHT, Netherlands - The Netherlands turned out in orange on Monday and the famed national football team wasn't even playing. Monarch Willem-Alexander turned 48 and the whole country celebrated King's Day.

  • NYC's Netherland Monument is getting new flagpole 
    Updated: Apr-23-15 12:04 pm

    NEW YORK - A historic monument at the southern tip of Manhattan that commemorates the founding of New York City by the Dutch is getting a new 10-story-high flagpole.

  • Anthropologist criticized for showing images of MH17 victims 
    Updated: Apr-23-15 9:43 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - An anthropologist and pathologist who is part of the international team working to identify people killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was brought down over Ukraine was publicly rebuked Thursday for discussing the case and showing photos of victims in a lecture to students.

  • German customs find ΒΌ ton of cocaine in peanut shipment 
    Updated: Apr-23-15 9:13 am

    BERLIN - German customs authorities say they have found 257 kilograms (567 pounds) of pure cocaine in a shipment of peanuts from Argentina.

  • Dutch lawmaker tells migrants not to come to Netherlands 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 8:10 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Dutch anti-Islam opposition lawmaker Geert Wilders has copied part of Australia's approach to stopping boat migrants by making a video telling would-be asylum seekers considering making the treacherous boat crossing from North Africa to Europe: "You will not make the Netherlands home."

  • Heineken says beer sales rose 2.2 percent in 1st quarter 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 5:11 am

    AMSTERDAM - Dutch brewer Heineken NV says it sold 2.2 percent more beer in the first quarter of 2015 compared with a year earlier, thanks to growth in Asia and the Americas.

  • Employee detained after fire at British embassy in The Hague 
    Updated: Apr-21-15 12:07 pm

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Police detained a Dutch employee of the British embassy in The Hague on Tuesday on suspicion of involvement in a blaze at the diplomatic post that was being treated as a possible case of arson.

  • Full circle: Chlorine now chemical weapon of choice in Syria 
    Updated: Apr-20-15 5:32 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Exactly one century ago Wednesday, German troops opened the taps on a line of chlorine tanks to send a poisonous cloud drifting across no man's land and into World War I Allied trenches. The gas blinded soldiers and made them retch, vomit and choke, combining with bodily fluids to destroy their lungs.

  • World champion Michal Kwiatkowski wins Amstel Gold Race story has photos
    Updated: Apr-19-15 11:44 am

    VALKENBURG, Netherlands - World champion Michal Kwiatkowski of Poland won a sprint to the line Sunday to take the 50th edition of the Amstel Gold Race.

  • PSV Eindhoven wins Eredivisie title, first since 2008 
    Updated: Apr-18-15 4:02 pm

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - PSV Eindhoven sealed its 22nd Eredivisie title and dethroned four-time defending champion Ajax when it beat SC Heernveen 4-1 on Saturday.

  • Fed Cup: Netherlands and Australia 1-1 
    Updated: Apr-18-15 11:47 am

    'S-HERTOGENBOSCH, Netherlands - Casey Dellacqua, a late replacement for the injured Samantha Stosur, beat Arantxa Rus in straight sets to draw Australia level with the Netherlands after the first day Saturday of their Fed Cup World Group playoff.

  • Jamaican teen suspected of being militant stays in custody 
    Updated: Apr-16-15 7:59 pm

    KINGSTON, Jamaica - A Jamaican judge ruled Thursday that a teenager suspected of hoping to join Islamic extremists in Syria must remain in police custody until next week.

  • Lebanese broadcaster on trial at UN tribunal 
    Updated: Apr-16-15 8:16 am

    LEIDSCHENDAM, Netherlands - A Lebanese television network went on trial Thursday at a special U.N. tribunal, accused of obstructing justice by releasing identities of confidential witnesses in the long-running probe into the killing of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.

  • Russian group to show MH17 fragment 
    Updated: Apr-15-15 5:01 pm

    MOSCOW - A Russian veterans organization is planning to display a piece of the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet shot down over Ukraine at a museum.

  • ICJ hearings start in dispute between Costa Rica-Nicaragua 
    Updated: Apr-14-15 10:20 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The International Court of Justice has opened public hearings in two longstanding border disputes between Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

  • Chimp Tushi turns drone-buster in Dutch Burgers' Zoo story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-14-15 9:53 am

    ARNHEM, Netherlands - Beware! Chimp Tushi at the Dutch Burgers' Zoo is a real drone-buster.

  • Sailing federation rejects complaint vs America's Cup jury 
    Updated: Apr-14-15 1:50 am

    SAN DIEGO - Sailing's international governing body has rejected a former official's complaints of gross misconduct filed against the America's Cup jury that handed down the harshest penalty in the history of sailing's marquee regatta.

  • Court: Indicted Croat Serb leader must be briefly released 
    Updated: Apr-13-15 12:16 pm

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The Yugoslav war crimes tribunal has agreed to temporarily release the wartime leader of rebel Serbs in Croatia who is pleading not guilty to charges of murdering hundreds of Croats and expelling tens of thousands more in one of the first ethnic cleansing campaigns of the Balkan conflicts.

  • Turkey: Dutch journalist acquitted of 'terror' propaganda 
    Updated: Apr-13-15 8:47 am

    DIYARBAKIR, Turkey - A Turkish court has acquitted a Dutch journalist of charges of engaging in propaganda on behalf of the banned Kurdish rebel group.

  • Ethiopian Abera Kuma wins Rotterdam Marathon 
    Updated: Apr-12-15 10:08 am

    ROTTERDAM, Netherlands - Ethiopian Abera Kuma won the Rotterdam Marathon on Sunday, pulling away from the favorites as the pace slowed in the second half of the race after a fast start.