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A Schiphol worker adjusts flowers people have placed outside Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Friday, July 18, 2014. The attack on a Malaysian jetliner Thursday afternoon killed 298 people from nearly a dozen nations, more than half being Dutch, including vacationers, students and a large contingent of scientists heading to an AIDS conference in Australia. (AP Photo/Phil Nijhuis)

Forensic experts gather material to ID victims

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Forensic teams fanned out across the Netherlands on Saturday to collect material including DNA samples that will help positively identify the remains of victims killed in the downing of the […]

07/19/2014

Netherlands' Klaas-Jan Huntelaar celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the World Cup round of 16 soccer match between the Netherlands and Mexico at the Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Sunday, June 29, 2014.  The Netherlands won the match 2-1. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

World Cup: Dutch score dramatic victory over Mexico

FORTALEZA, Brazil (AP) — The Dutch were worried about the oppressive heat at Arena Castelao, and they left it with the stifling hot conditions to thank for a spot in the World Cup quarterfinals. An inspired […]

06/29/2014

A Chile soccer fans jokes around with Dutch soccer fans at a subway station on their way to the World Cup group B match between Chile and the Netherlands at the Itaquerao stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Monday, June 23, 2014. Both teams having already qualified for the round of 16, Monday's match will decide which of them wins Group B. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

BRAZIL BEAT: For Chile, Dutch fans, fearing Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — Fans sporting Chile’s red and the Netherlands’ orange streamed into Itaquerao Stadium on Monday. But it was another color they had on their minds: yellow. With both teams having already comfortably […]

06/23/2014

Spain's Sergio Busquets, right, holds his head after failing to score past Chile's goalkeeper Claudio Bravo during the group B World Cup soccer match between Spain and Chile at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, June 18, 2014.  (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

The reign of Spain is over; Netherlands looks good

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The king is dead. The World Cup will have a new champion. Just like France in 2002 and Italy in 2010, defending champion Spain is going home tail between its […]

06/18/2014

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

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