- 2nd-seeded Cilic beats Muller to reach last 8 in Rotterdam Updated: Feb-10-16 5:51 pm
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands - Second-seeded Marin Cilic reached the World Tennis Tournament quarterfinals by defeating Gilles Muller of Luxembourg 7-6 (2), 7-6 (7) in the second round on Wednesday.
- The Latest: Russia has held important talks with US on Syria Updated: Feb-10-16 4:03 pm
BEIRUT - The Latest developments on the war in Syria and the tens of thousands of Syrians fleeing violence (all times local):
- Turkish leaders lash out at UN demands to open border Updated: Feb-10-16 12:16 pm
KILIS, Turkey - Turkey's leaders lashed out Wednesday at the United Nations and others who are pressing the country to open its border to thousands more Syrian refugees, accusing them of failing to shoulder the refugee burden or stop the Russian bombings that have triggered the exodus.
- The Latest: Dutch PM: Turkish efforts help stem migrant flow Updated: Feb-10-16 11:20 am
BERLIN - The Latest on the massive influx of migrants into Europe (all times local):
- Bosnian Serb convicted in Srebrenica genocide dies in cell Updated: Feb-09-16 8:41 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A Bosnian Serb general convicted by United Nations judges of genocide in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre and described as the "right hand" of Ratko Mladic has died in his cell, the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal announced Tuesday.
- PSV beats Utrecht to stay atop the Dutch Eredivisie Updated: Feb-07-16 1:02 pm
- Anti-Islam groups rally across Europe; clashes in Amsterdam Updated: Feb-06-16 1:09 pm
DRESDEN, Germany - Protesters rallied against Islam and immigration in several European cities Saturday, sometimes clashing with police or counter-demonstrators amid growing tensions over the massive influx of asylum-seekers to the continent.
- Bertens gives Netherlands lead over Russia in Fed Cup Updated: Feb-06-16 12:19 pm
MOSCOW - Four-time Fed Cup champion Russia was on the brink of a surprise first-round defeat to the Netherlands after going 2-0 down on the first day Saturday.
- NATO chief meets EU defense ministers to discuss cooperation Updated: Feb-05-16 10:34 am
AMSTERDAM - European Union defense ministers huddled Friday with NATO's secretary general to discuss closer cooperation between the military alliance and the 28-nation bloc to tackle looming threats to the region.
- Man admits killing Dutch ex-minister over euthanasia law Updated: Feb-04-16 1:10 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - A man accused of killing a former Dutch health minister admitted the slaying at a court hearing Thursday, claiming it was an "order from God" because she was responsible for the Netherlands' euthanasia law.
- Western retirees at Thai resort busted for playing bridge Updated: Feb-04-16 6:41 am
BANGKOK - Add aging Western bridge players to the list of desperadoes in Thailand's seaside resort of Pattaya, a sin city rife with prostitution, corruption and foreign and home-grown gangsters.
- Central Europe guardedly welcomes US military spending boost Updated: Feb-03-16 12:43 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Countries in Central and Eastern Europe are welcoming a U.S. plan to quadruple military spending in Europe in reaction to Russia's military resurgence, yet the tone from several governments appears guarded as it remains unclear how much of the spending will translate into a real and lasting presence of troops and weapons on NATO's nervous eastern flank.
- Roger Federer has knee surgery, will skip 2 tournaments Updated: Feb-03-16 8:18 am
BASEL, Switzerland - Roger Federer has had knee surgery and will miss tournaments in Rotterdam and Dubai this month.
- Van Nistelrooy to leave Dutch coaching staff for PSV Updated: Feb-03-16 6:46 am
AMSTERDAM - Ruud van Nistelrooy will not renew his contract as Netherlands coach Danny Blind's assistant when it expires at the end of June and instead will join former club PSV Eindhoven to train young strikers.
- Oil industry cutting jobs, investment to offset lower prices Updated: Feb-02-16 4:59 pm
Oil companies are cutting investment, slashing jobs and selling off pipelines and other assets as crude prices plunge.
- Eagles vs Drones: Dutch police eye birds to prey on drones Updated: Feb-02-16 10:34 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - It may sound like a flight of fancy, but Dutch police are considering using birds of prey to swoop down and pluck rogue drones out of the sky.
- Kansas City museum learns it has a real Hieronymus Bosch Updated: Feb-02-16 10:08 am
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri, has learned that a 16th century oil-wood panel the museum owns was painted by the Dutch artist Hieronymus Bosch.
- As Europe grapples with migrant influx, benefits limited Updated: Feb-02-16 9:38 am
BERLIN - Germany is mulling taking away benefits from asylum-seekers if they refuse to try to learn the language and integrate; Denmark has just approved a measure to let police seize valuables from migrants to help cover their housing and food costs; and an Austrian province this week is expected to more than halve payments to many refugees.
- US passenger pleads guilty to planting fake bomb on plane Updated: Feb-01-16 10:27 pm
PORTLAND, Oregon - A United States citizen accused of falsely reporting there was a bomb a Dutch airliner has entered a guilty plea.
- Iran: European airlines set to resume flights to Tehran Updated: Jan-28-16 2:47 pm
TEHRAN, Iran - Several European airlines aim to resume their flights to Iran following a landmark nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, the state-owned IRAN daily reported on Thursday.
- Van Zweden to become New York Philharmonic's music director Updated: Jan-27-16 12:39 pm
NEW YORK - Dutch conductor Jaap van Zweden has been hired to succeed Alan Gilbert as music director of the New York Philharmonic.
- I. Coast ex-leader, on trial at ICC, retains support at home Updated: Jan-27-16 10:52 am
ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast - Dozens of Ivory Coast politicians, including ex-ministers and diplomats, gathered in a hotel conference room here this week to honor a man widely blamed for his country's descent into months of grisly killings and sexual violence five years ago.
- Survivor sheds light on divisive WWII-era Jewish Councils Updated: Jan-26-16 8:05 am
JERUSALEM - Throughout the Nazi occupation of Amsterdam, and while incarcerated in two prison camps, Mirjam Bolle wrote letters to her fiance that she never sent but hoped to share with him after the war. Yet when the two ultimately reunited she decided to leave the past behind and stashed them away. Now, decades later, she has published them as a memoir.
- Electronics giant Philips falls to 4th quarter loss Updated: Jan-26-16 3:22 am
AMSTERDAM - Dutch electronics giant Philips says it fell to a fourth-quarter net loss of 39 million euros ($42 million) as it paid off pension risks and had higher tax and other expenses, down from a net profit of 134 million euros ($146 million) in the same period a year ago.
- EU opens new counterterrorism center Updated: Jan-25-16 8:36 am
AMSTERDAM - The European Union on Monday launched a new law enforcement center to coordinate the fight against violent extremism, saying Europe faces the most significant terrorist threat in over 10 years.