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Dutch Qatari groups aim to get Syrians into higher education

Fri, 19 May 2017 13:50:23 GMT2017-05-19T13:50:23Z

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Organizations from Qatar and the Netherlands are joining forces to get 6,000 Syrian refugees into higher education courses, a move aimed at helping them integrate in the countries where they live now and rebuild their own nation if they are able to return....

Dutch court convicts 20 in racist abuse of politician

Thu, 18 May 2017 14:25:44 GMT2017-05-18T14:25:44Z

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- A Dutch court convicted 20 people Thursday of insulting or threatening a politician and television personality in a racially charged case that shocked the nation....

Come fly with me: Dutch king was guest pilot for 21 years

Thu, 18 May 2017 04:01:13 GMT2017-05-18T04:01:13Z

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Some Dutch passengers on KLM flights might have recognized the co-pilot's voice when he introduced himself on the airline's Cityhopper services....

Man who tried to travel to Syria detained at Dutch air base

Wed, 17 May 2017 15:06:22 GMT2017-05-17T15:06:22Z

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Dutch prosecutors say that a man with a conviction for attempting to travel to Syria was briefly detained last week at a military air base where he was working in a construction team....

Netherlands makes first budget surplus in almost a decade

Wed, 17 May 2017 13:25:25 GMT2017-05-17T13:25:25Z

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The Dutch government says it had a budget surplus last year for the first time since the financial crisis in 2008, thanks to lower than expected spending and higher than forecast revenues....