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Trump’s envoy to Netherlands Peter Hoekstra in hot water over false remarks

December 24, 2017 6:30 am
Trump’s envoy to Netherlands Peter Hoekstra in hot water over false remarks

Peter Hoekstra, the US ambassador to the Netherlands (file photo) The new US Ambassador to the Netherlands Peter Hoekstra has apologized for denying his anti-Islamic remarks in a 2015 interview, where he suggested that Holland was in chaos because of Muslims. Speaking at the David Horowitz Freedom Center’s Restoration Weekend […]

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Amsterdam to host EU drug agency in lucky-dip thriller

November 20, 2017 11:30 pm
Amsterdam to host EU drug agency in lucky-dip thriller

The file photo shows a view of the building of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) in London. (Photo by AFP) Amsterdam has won the right to host the EU’s EMA drug agency when it leaves London following Brexit after the Dutch city tied with Milan in a vote that was […]

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‘Over 1,300 Dutch girls fall victim to sexual exploitation per year’

October 18, 2017 6:30 pm
‘Over 1,300 Dutch girls fall victim to sexual exploitation per year’

A recent report on human trafficking has shown that over 1,000 underage Dutch girls between the ages of 12 and 17 fall victim to sexual exploitation in the Netherlands each year. (File photo) At least 1,320 underage Dutch girls between the ages of 12 and 17 fall victim to sexual […]

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Dutch and Belgian police investigators search for eggs contaminated with fipronil

August 10, 2017 10:30 pm
Dutch and Belgian police investigators search for eggs contaminated with fipronil

This photo taken on August 8, 2017 in Merkplas shows eggs for sale at a food warehouse, during investigations into contaminated eggs in northern Belgium. (Photo by AFP) Dutch and Belgian police investigators have arrested two suspects and conducted coordinated raids as part of a probe into the illegal use […]

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Netherlands says visit of Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Tugrul Turkes ‘undesirable’

July 7, 2017 4:21 pm
Netherlands says visit of Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Tugrul Turkes ‘undesirable’

Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Tugrul Turkes The Netherlands has rejected as “undesirable” a visit by Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Tugrul Turkes to attend an event commemorating the July 2016 failed coup. “A visit by the Turkish deputy prime minister or any member of the Turkish government is undesirable, given the […]

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Dutch state partly liable for deaths of 350 Muslims in Bosnia war: Court

June 27, 2017 10:30 pm
Dutch state partly liable for deaths of 350 Muslims in Bosnia war: Court

Women cry near the coffins of their relatives, the newly identified Muslim victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, near Srebrenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, July 11, 2016. Photo by Reuters) A Dutch appeals court has ruled that the state was partly responsible for the deaths of some 350 Bosnian Muslim men […]

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Morocco recalls ambassador from Netherlands over extradition row

June 26, 2017 10:56 am
Morocco recalls ambassador from Netherlands over extradition row

Security forces arrest a demonstrator during a protest in support of the grassroots movement in the Rif region, in the capital, Rabat, Morocco, June 20, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Morocco has summoned its ambassador to the Netherlands over a dispute about the extradition of an alleged drug trafficker who is […]

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Dutch anti-Islam leader Geert Wilders leaves his mark on Europe

March 18, 2017 10:30 pm
Dutch anti-Islam leader Geert Wilders leaves his mark on Europe

The Netherlands’ anti-Islam leader didn’t win this week’s election but did push politics to the right, says Michael Birnbaum. Geert Wilders’ performance has been closely watched by right-wing politicians elsewhere in Europe heading into their own elections. Photo / AP The Dutch anti-Islam leader Geert Wilders acknowledged yesterday that voters […]

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Dutch election: Trump-style populism takes a hit with supporters of Prime Minister Mark Rutte

March 16, 2017 2:00 pm
Dutch election: Trump-style populism takes a hit with supporters of Prime Minister Mark Rutte

Supporters of Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the free-market VVD party cheer during Rutte’s first appearance after exit poll results were announced. Photo / AP The Dutch political establishment appeared to fend off a challenge from anti-Muslim firebrand Geert Wilders, according to initial exit polls, potentially blunting the momentum of […]

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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte: ‘Wrong sort of populism’ stopped in its tracks

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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte: ‘Wrong sort of populism’ stopped in its tracks

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte after casting his vote for the Dutch general election in The Hague. Photo / AP Victorious Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says his win over anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders stopped the “wrong sort of populism” in its tracks. Addressing an election night gathering of supporters […]

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Netherlands’ Prime Minister and VVD party leader Mark Rutte leads elections: Exit polls

March 15, 2017 10:30 pm
Netherlands’ Prime Minister and VVD party leader Mark Rutte leads elections: Exit polls

Netherlands’ Prime Minister and VVD party leader Mark Rutte answers journalists’ questions after casting his ballot in the Dutch general elections at a polling station on March 15, 2017 in The Hague. (Photos by AFP) Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s party has won the highest number of seats in parliamentary elections, […]

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Germany warns of Turkey’s NATO departure as Ankara-Amsterdam tensions soar

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Germany warns of Turkey’s NATO departure as Ankara-Amsterdam tensions soar

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen (Photo by AFP) Germany has warned against Ankara’s departure from NATO as tensions continue to escalate between Turkey and the Netherlands over an upcoming constitutional referendum that would expand the Turkish president’s powers. “Turkey is not making it easy for us within NATO. […]

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Millions of Dutch voters casting ballots in parliamentary elections

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Millions of Dutch voters casting ballots in parliamentary elections

People line up to vote as polling stations open for the general elections in The Netherlands, March 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Millions of Dutch voters are casting their ballots in key parliamentary elections dominated by the parties of outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte and far-right MP Geert Wilders. Polling […]

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Geert Wilders and the mainstreaming of white nationalism

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Geert Wilders and the mainstreaming of white nationalism

PVV party leader and firebrand anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders. Photo / AP Tonight, the Dutch will vote in parliamentary elections that, unlike most events in the Netherlands, are being closely watched on both sides of the Atlantic. It is the first major electoral contest in the West since US President […]

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Who to vote for? Hours before election, the Dutch have a problem

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Who to vote for? Hours before election, the Dutch have a problem

PVV party leader Geert Wilders in the closing debate at Parliament in The Hague. Photo / AP The hours are dwindling before a Dutch election tonight NZT whose results will ricochet throughout Europe, but voters here can’t make up their minds. Faced with a dizzying 28 political parties and worried […]

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