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A Dutch anti-Islam party says it’s brokered a provisional coalition deal for a hard-right government

A Dutch anti-Islam party says it’s brokered a provisional coalition deal for a hard-right government

BRUSSELS (AP) — Anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders and three other Dutch party leaders said Wednesday they have brokered a provisional coalition deal in a move that brings closer a government driven by the hard right in yet another European Union nation. The party leaders said that they will put the text to their party backbenchers...

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Dutch artist expelled from Eurovision Song Contest is likely to face charges, Swedish police say

Dutch artist expelled from Eurovision Song Contest is likely to face charges, Swedish police say

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Netherlands’ contestant in the Eurovision Song Contest who was dramatically expelled from the competition hours before the grand finale will likely be charged for making illegal threats, Swedish police said Monday. Joost Klein had failed to perform at two dress rehearsals on Friday and the organizer, the European Broadcasting Union...

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Dutch contestant kicked out of Eurovision hours before tension-plagued song contest final

Dutch contestant kicked out of Eurovision hours before tension-plagued song contest final

MALMO, Sweden (AP) — The Netherlands’ contestant in the Eurovision Song Contest was dramatically expelled from competition hours before Saturday’s final of the pan-continental pop competition, which has been rattled by protests over the participation of Israel. Competition organizer the European Broadcasting Union said Swedish police were investigating “a complaint made by a female member...

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What is the International Criminal Court and why it has Israeli officials worried

What is the International Criminal Court and why it has Israeli officials worried

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Israeli officials sound increasingly concerned that the International Criminal Court could issue arrest warrants for the country’s leaders more than six months into the Israel-Hamas war. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has written in general terms about ICC action against Israeli troops and officials, and Israel’s foreign ministry has said it...

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Turkey says it backs outgoing Dutch prime minister Rutte’s candidacy for NATO chief

Turkey says it backs outgoing Dutch prime minister Rutte’s candidacy for NATO chief

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has told its NATO allies that Ankara will back the Netherlands’ outgoing Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s candidacy for the military alliance’s secretary general position, a senior Turkish official said Monday. The official said Turkey notified NATO allies’ diplomats in Brussels on Monday. The decision comes three days after Rutte traveled...

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Orange crush: Boats packed with revelers tour Amsterdam canals to celebrate the king’s birthday

Orange crush: Boats packed with revelers tour Amsterdam canals to celebrate the king’s birthday

AMSTERDAM (AP) — Decked in the national orange color, dancing to music, and eating orange-glazed pastries, many in the Netherlands Saturday are marking King’s Day, celebrating the birthday of their monarch who is enjoying a very slight rise in popularity as per a national poll. As King Willem-Alexander celebrated his 57th birthday with his family...