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Stories with place: Netherlands
  • Gaiman returns to comics with 'Sandman: Overture' 
    Updated: Nov-27-15 11:05 am

    Neil Gaiman is one of the world's beloved writers and could probably work on any project he wants. And what he wanted to do is go back to his roots in the comic book world.

  • Ukraine president defends his country's pact with EU 
    Updated: Nov-26-15 11:11 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Ukraine's president has strongly defended a pact his country signed with the European Union, calling it "the last farewell to the Soviet Union, the last farewell to Communism."

  • Tom Holland showcased acrobatics to land 'Spider-Man' role 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 3:03 pm

    NEW YORK - Tom Holland dug into his musical theater roots, and his acrobatic skills, to land the role of the next Spider-Man.

  • Dutch soccer club president quits after player deals leaked 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 12:34 pm

    ENSCHEDE, Netherlands - The president of Dutch soccer club FC Twente has resigned after leaked documents revealed a deal with outside investors for the transfer of players.

  • Experts study evidence in criminal probe into MH17 downing 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 11:27 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - International experts are meeting in the Netherlands to examine evidence in the criminal investigation into the downing last year of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over eastern Ukraine, Dutch prosecutors announced Tuesday.

  • United looking to secure Champions League knockout place 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 7:45 am

    LONDON - Wayne Rooney and Anthony Martial returned to training for Manchester United on Tuesday, though the team could still be hindered by a lengthy injury list as it bids to secure a place in the last 16 of the Champions League against PSV Eindhoven.

  • France enjoys big night at International Emmys, with 3 wins story has photos
    Updated: Nov-23-15 10:19 pm

    NEW YORK - France had a big night Monday at the International Emmys with a leading three awards, led by the hit crime thriller "Engrenages" ("Spiral") which won for best drama series. Brazil received two Emmys, with "Doce de Mae" ("Sweet Mother") chosen the best comedy.

  • Ailing French singer Charles Aznavour cancels concerts 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 2:22 pm

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Veteran French singer Charles Aznavour has postponed two concerts he was scheduled to give in Amsterdam due to health problems.

  • US envoy: Chemical attacks 'becoming routine' in Syria 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 1:42 pm

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The U.S. envoy to the international chemical weapons watchdog warned Monday that the use of such toxic arms is "becoming routine in the Syrian civil war."

  • 3 Syrians detained in St. Maarten, 1 stopped in Honduras 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 5:40 pm

    PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - Three Syrians traveling with fake Greek passports are being held in the Dutch Caribbean island of St. Maarten, authorities said, while officials in the Central American nation of Honduras reported detaining a Syrian and two Pakistanis traveling by bus Saturday.

  • Ajax beats Cambuur, extends lead atop Dutch Eredivisie 
    Updated: Nov-21-15 5:15 pm

    AMSTERDAM - Ajax scored four goals in the first half on its way to thrashing Cambuur Leeuwarden 5-1 on Saturday and extending its lead at the top of the Dutch Eredivisie as second-placed PSV Eindhoven drew 2-2 at Willem II Tilburg.

  • ABN Amro bank's re-privatization begins in Amsterdam 
    Updated: Nov-20-15 3:19 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The first chunk of nationalized bank ABN Amro has been re-privatized, with around 20 percent of its stock beginning trading on the Amsterdam stock exchange at an initial price of 17.75 euros ($18.97).

  • Germany cancel Netherlands match after 'serious bomb threat' 
    Updated: Nov-17-15 6:58 pm

    HANNOVER, Germany - The friendly soccer game between Germany and the Netherlands was canceled 90 minutes before kickoff on Tuesday due to the suspected threat of a bomb at the stadium.

  • A stunned Europe steps up security following Paris carnage 
    Updated: Nov-15-15 12:27 am

    ROME - Soldiers and paramilitary troops toting semi-automatic rifles patrolled outside the Colosseum and inside St. Peter's Square on Saturday, as Italy joined the rest of Europe in beefing up security a day after terrorist attacks killed 127 people in Paris. U.K. officials shut down a terminal of Britain's No. 2 airport for hours after a man was spotted discarding what looked like a firearm.

  • Arjen Robben double seals 3-2 win for Netherlands in Wales 
    Updated: Nov-13-15 7:02 pm

    CARDIFF, Wales - Arjen Robben scored twice to lead the Netherlands to a 3-2 victory against Wales in a friendly match in Cardiff on Friday.

  • Dutch lawmakers face possible prosecution over leaks 
    Updated: Nov-12-15 6:46 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - The Dutch Parliament is to investigate allegations that one or more senior lawmakers leaked to a newspaper confidential information about intelligence agencies sharing telephone data, the chairwoman of the lower house announced Thursday.

  • Midfielder Klaassen out of Netherlands squad with injury 
    Updated: Nov-11-15 10:33 am

    AMSTERDAM - Davy Klaassen has pulled out of the Netherlands squad for friendlies against Wales and Germany because of a knee injury.

  • Ahold says sales, profit rose in the 3rd quarter 
    Updated: Nov-11-15 4:10 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Royal Ahold NV, the Dutch operator of U.S. supermarket chains Stop & Shop and Giant, says net profit rose 6.2 percent in the third quarter to 189 million ($203 million), helped by improving sales in the United States, its flagship Albert Heijn supermarkets and online.

  • 'Tribunal' opens hearings into mass killings in Indonesia 
    Updated: Nov-10-15 7:22 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A "people's tribunal" opened hearings in the Netherlands Tuesday intended to publicize allegations that Indonesian authorities were responsible for killing hundreds of thousands of suspected Communists 50 years ago.

  • The Latest: British minister: Jet likely downed by explosive story has photos
    Updated: Nov-09-15 1:47 pm

    CAIRO - The latest on the crash of a Russian plane in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula over a week ago that killed all 224 people onboard. (All times local.)

  • Fire at chemical complex sends thick smoke over Dutch town 
    Updated: Nov-09-15 10:42 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Students were kept late at school and residents were warned to stay inside and shut their doors and windows Monday in a southern Dutch city as firefighters battled a fierce blaze at a chemical industry complex.

  • ABN Amro underlying profit rises as re-privatization nears 
    Updated: Nov-09-15 2:59 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Nationalized Dutch bank ABN AMro, which is preparing for re-privatization, says its underlying net profit rose 13 percent in the third quarter from the same period a year ago to 509 million euros ($547 million).

  • 2 British ex-bankers convicted in US in interest rate trial 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 3:13 pm

    NEW YORK - Two British ex-bankers were convicted Thursday of conspiring to manipulate the primary benchmark for global short-term interest rates so that their bank and fellow traders could earn higher profits.

  • ABN Amro fined for lax money laundering measures in Dubai 
    Updated: Nov-04-15 4:44 am

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Dutch bank ABN Amro has been fined more than 1 million euros for "serious shortcomings" in procedures to prevent money laundering at its private banking branch in Dubai.

  • Van Persie not selected for Netherlands friendlies 
    Updated: Nov-02-15 8:57 am

    AMSTERDAM - Netherlands coach Danny Blind did not select striker Robin van Persie in his provisional 23-man squad for two upcoming friendlies, but said Monday that his omission does not mean the end of the international career of the nation's all-time top scorer.