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THE HAGUE, Netherlands — The Dutch king ruled out Thursday using, for now at least, the royal family’s “Golden Carriage,” one side of which bears a painting that critics say glorifies the Netherlands’ colonial past, including its role in the global slave trade. The announcement was an acknowledgement of the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, Saint Thomas — U.S. Coast Guard crews and British Virgin Islands authorities rescued four men from a disabled vessel that was adrift for three days near the British Virgin Islands. Rescued are a French and three Dutch nationals, who were traveling aboard the 30-foot recreational vessel Water Baby

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PHILIPSBURG — Around the landfill just above Sint Maarten, about two hundred people live in ramshackle shacks and shipping containers.  The Dutch government has made funding available to gentrify the area, but the work cannot begin until all of the residents have been forced out. There is no clear plan

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THE HAGUE — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Netherlands raised its travel advisory for Sint Maarten from yellow to orange this weekend. People are urged to only travel to and from the island for urgent reasons. The ministry decided to advise against vacation travel to Sint Maarten and

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