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British, Dutch kill poultry to fight bird flu

British, Dutch kill poultry to fight bird flu

London, AP—Chickens were being killed in the Netherlands, and Britain was preparing to kill ducks, after two cases of bird flu were discovered in Europe—but officials insisted Monday that the risk to public health was very low. British officials said they were...
Dutch King Willem-Alexander succeeds mother Beatrix

Dutch King Willem-Alexander succeeds mother Beatrix

Amsterdam, Reuters—Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands abdicated on Tuesday, handing over to her eldest son, Willem-Alexander, who became the first King of the Netherlands in over 120 years. An estimated 25,000 well-wishers cheered outside the Royal Palace in Amsterdam...