Supporters, opponents clash over Dutch character Black Pete

World Nov 17, 2018

Supporters, opponents clash over Dutch character Black Pete

Scattered confrontations broke out Saturday between supporters and opponents of the divisive helper of the Dutch version of Santa Claus, police and media reported, amid a fierce and increasingly polarized debate about the helper known as Black Pete. White people often daub their faces with ...

Seasoned, confident Dutch team focused on winning

Baseball Mar 17, 2017

Seasoned, confident Dutch team focused on winning

by Kaz Nagatsuka

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 a sense ...

Dutch soccer legend Cruyff dies at 68

Soccer 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 as ...

Dutch set to begin assembling MH17 wreckage for investigation

World Dec 10, 2014

Dutch set to begin assembling MH17 wreckage for investigation

Crash investigators will try to reconstruct the Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that was shot down over eastern Ukraine in July from wreckage that was brought by truck to a Dutch air force hangar on Tuesday. Members of the national Safety Board will piece together the ...

Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

World Jul 28, 2014

Fighting intensifies near MH17 disaster site

Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month. Reports of the intensifying unrest prompted a postponement of a trip to the site ...