Royal praise for Dutch singer’s victory at flashy Eurovision

Europe 05/19/19, 07:34

The Dutch royal family and prime minister are leading an unusual outpouring of praise for the 25-year-old singer who brought the Netherlands its first victory in the Eurovision song contest since the 1970s.Duncan Laurence beat out over-the-top, camp-filled performances from ...

New populist star emerges from Dutch local elections

Europe 03/21/19, 08:48

The Netherlands woke up Thursday to a new star of right-wing populism, as the party of a Latin-quoting, philosophy-reading lawmaker surged past anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders — and all other politicians — in important local elections.Thierry Baudet's Forum for Democracy ...

Dutch vote in provincial elections days after tram attack

Europe 03/20/19, 03:13

Dutch voters are casting ballots in regional elections that are seen as passing a midterm judgment on the ruling national coalition of Prime Minister Mark Rutte and could indirectly eliminate his majority in Parliament's upper house.Wednesday's election is for 570 ...

Manhunt launched after shooting on Dutch tram wounds many

Europe 03/18/19, 06:49

A shooting on a tram in the central Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday left "multiple" people wounded, police said, adding that they are considering the possibility of a "terrorist motive." A manhunt was launched for the shooter.Police, including heavily ...

Update: Dutch police considering terrorism in shooting

Europe 03/18/19, 06:19

The Latest on a shooting in a tram in the Netherlands (all times local):12:10 p.m.Police in the central Dutch city of Utrecht say they are investigating a shooting in a tram that left "multiple" people injured and are considering the ...

Update: Germany, other EU nations hail new Brexit deal

Europe 03/12/19, 05:52

The Latest on Brexit (all times local):10:50 a.m.Germany and other EU nations welcomed the overnight agreement reached between European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and British Prime Minister Theresa May as a last-ditch effort to avoid a chaotic Brexit at the ...

Amnesty for young asylum seekers strains Dutch coalition

Europe 01/29/19, 07:44

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's four-party ruling coalition was struggling Tuesday to reach agreement over whether to call a temporary halt to deportations of young asylum seekers.The dispute pits Rutte's center-right People's Party for Freedom and Democracy against three junior ...

European divisions beyond Brexit on display in Davos

World 01/24/19, 07:35

Europe's divisions were on display Thursday at the World Economic Forum in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, with key leaders arguing over the region's big issues, from Brexit to the Italian populist government's tough approach to the EU.Dutch Prime ...

Update: Dutch PM rules out Brexit rejig if May loses

World 12/03/18, 08:03

The Latest on Brexit (all times local):1 p.m.The prime minister of the Netherlands is dismissing the idea that the European Union might revise the accord on its post-Brexit relationship with the United Kingdom.Mark Rutte said the remaining 27 EU members ...

Former Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok dies at 80

Europe 10/20/18, 08:56

Former Dutch Prime Minister Wim Kok, a trade unionist-turned-politician who inspired a new breed of pragmatic Social Democratic leaders who swept to power in Europe in the 1990s, has died at 80.Current Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said that Kok, ...

Dutch leader asks Italy to stick to budget rules

Europe 10/18/18, 07:07

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is warning his Italian counterpart Giuseppe Conte not to break the budgetary rules set out by the European Union.Rutte met with Conte at Thursday's EU summit, where Conte is on the defensive for filing a ...

Chinese premier pledges access for Dutch companies

Europe 10/15/18, 07:25

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has pledged to open up his country to Dutch businesses as a way of promoting commerce between the trading partners.Li said Monday he expects contracts worth $10 billion (8.6 billion euros) to be signed between Dutch ...

Optimism rises for Brexit breakthrough next week

Europe 10/12/18, 03:02

With just days to go before a key Brexit summit next week, optimism is growing that a deal can be reached to ensure a smooth transition for Britain's exit from the European Union.European Union Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said Friday that ...

EU, Britain on tightrope toward possible Brexit deal

Europe 09/20/18, 06:30

The European Union and Britain are walking a diplomatic tightrope as they attempt to thrash out a divorce deal in time for Britain's departure from the bloc next March.Arriving Thursday at a summit of EU leaders in the Austrian city ...

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