Seasoned, confident Dutch team focused on winning

Mar 17, 2017

Seasoned, confident Dutch team focused on winning

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These Dutch are hot and dangerous right now. The Netherlands advanced to the World Baseball Classic final round for the second straight edition, and is perhaps better this time because of experienced amassed along the way. Slugger Wladimir Balentien, though, said he doesn’t feel ...

Feb 27, 2017

Guatemala authorities expel Dutch 'abortion ship'

Guatemala has expelled a Dutch “abortion ship” carrying activists who had vowed to help women circumvent the country’s long-standing prohibition against terminating pregnancies, the army said Sunday. Activists from the group Women on Waves had been guarded aboard their moored sailboat by a navy ...

Russia says its warships sent Dutch sub shadowing carrier group packing

Nov 10, 2016

Russia says its warships sent Dutch sub shadowing carrier group packing

Russian warships in the eastern Mediterranean Sea on Wednesday drove away a Dutch submarine shadowing the squadron, the military said. Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov said two Russian navy destroyers spotted the Walrus-class submarine Wednesday while it was 20 km (some ...

Dutch soccer legend Cruyff dies at 68

Mar 24, 2016

Dutch soccer legend Cruyff dies at 68

Dutch soccer great Johan Cruyff, who revolutionized the game with the concept of “Total Football,” has died. He was 68. Family spokeswoman Carole Thate confirmed to The Associated Press that Cruyff had died. Joaquin Munoz of the Cruyff Foundation in Barcelona said he died ...

Feb 17, 2016

Dutch F-16s go after first Islamic State targets in Syria

Dutch F-16 fighter jets have bombed Islamic State targets for the first time in Syria since broadening its mission in the U.S.-led air campaign, the defense ministry said on Tuesday. “Dutch F-16s carried out around 10 missions over Iraq and eastern Syria,” the Hague-based ...