Netherlands

In this photo taken Friday, Dec. 20, 2013, a visitor rolls a marijuana joint in coffee shop Mississippi in Maastricht, southern Netherlands.  (AP Photo/Ermindo Armino)

As US states allow pot sales, Dutch reverse course

MAASTRICHT, Netherlands (AP) — A young man at a bus stop hisses at a passer-by: “What you looking for … marijuana?” It’s a scene of street peddling that the Netherlands hoped to stamp out in […]

03/07/2014

In this Oct. 28, 2009 file photo Heinrich Boere, a former member of Adolf Hitler's Waffen SS, sits in the dock of a court at the start of his trial in Aachen, Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)

Nazi murderer Heinrich Boere dies at 92

BERLIN (AP) — Heinrich Boere, who murdered Dutch civilians as part of a Nazi Waffen SS hit squad during World War II but avoided justice for six decades, died in a prison hospital while serving […]

12/02/2013

In this Nov. 18, 2012 file photo persons dressed as "Zwarte Piet" or "Black Pete" attend a parade after St. Nicholas, or Sinterklaas, arrived by boat in Amsterdam, Netherlands. (AP Photo/ Margriet Faber, File)

Dutch reject criticism of “Black Pete” tradition

AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Facebook page seeking to preserve the clowns in blackface makeup known as “Black Petes” that are part of the Netherlands’ “Sinterklaas” children’s festival has become the fastest-growing Dutch language page ever, […]

10/23/2013

AP Graphic shows how countries scored in international adult literacy test.

American adults score poorly on global test

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s long been known that America’s school kids haven’t measured well compared with international peers. Now, there’s a new twist: Adults don’t either. In math, reading and problem-solving using technology — all […]

10/08/2013

Image provided by Science and the University of Tokyo shows infectious particles of the avian H7N9 virus emerging from a cell. (AP Photo/Takeshi Noda/University of Tokyo, Science)

Scientists plan controversial lab-made bird flu

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists who sparked an outcry by creating easier-to-spread versions of the bird flu for research purposes want to try such experiments again using a worrisome new strain. This time around, the U.S. […]

08/07/2013

A new Cultured Beef Burger made from cultured beef grown in a laboratory from stem cells of cattle, is held by the man who developed the burger, Professor Mark Post of Netherland's Maastricht University, during a the world's first public tasting event for the food product in London, Monday Aug. 5, 2013. (AP Photo / David Parry, PA)

First reaction: lab-made burger lacks flavor

LONDON (AP) — The food of the future could do with a pinch of seasoning — and maybe some cheese. Two volunteers who took the first public bites of hamburger grown in a laboratory gave […]

08/05/2013

Dotcom ‘in tears’ after Megaupload files deleted

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom said Thursday he was “in tears” after a European company deleted all the data it was hosting from his shuttered file-sharing site. Netherlands-based LeaseWeb announced it […]

06/20/2013

Willem-Alexander, Dutch King, and Maxima, Dutch Queen with their children (l-r) Catharina-Amalia, Ariane, and Alexia. (AP Photo)

Willem-Alexander becomes new Dutch king

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Willem-Alexander became the first Dutch king in more than a century Tuesday and pledged to use his ceremonial position as head of state to help steer his country through uncertain economic times.

04/30/2013

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Smartphone makers post wins on separate continents

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The world’s top two smartphone makers have each scored significant victories on different continents that will enable Apple and Samsung to keep selling their products without legal interference this holiday season.

12/18/2012

Smoked salmon blamed for salmonella outbreak

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) – Smoked salmon tainted with salmonella bacteria has sickened hundreds of people in the Netherlands and the United States, sparking a major recall, health authorities said Tuesday. The National Institute for […]

10/02/2012