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Irma death toll in Dutch St Martin climbs to four: PM

2 weeks agoNews : The Newsroom

Four people are now known to have died when Hurricane Irma barrelled over the Dutch part of the Caribbean island of St Martin, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Sunday. "Unfortunately, there were two more victims that we did not know about earlier," Rutte told reporters in The Hague. Show More Summary

Dutch soldiers deployed against St Martin looting in wake of Hurricane Irma

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : The Sideshow

Dutch troops were fanning out across part of the hurricane-hit island of St Martin on Friday as shots were heard and officials admitted there had been some looting. "The situation is serious," Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said when...Show More Summary

Looting 'serious' in hurricane-hit St Martin: Dutch PM

The Hague (AFP) - Looting is a "serious" problem on the Dutch part of the hurricane-hit island of St Martin, with troops seeking to restore order, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday.

Looting 'serious' in hurricane-hit St Martin: Dutch PM

Looting is a "serious" problem on the Dutch part of the hurricane-hit island of St Martin, with troops seeking to restore order, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Friday. "The situation is serious," he said when asked about looting,...Show More Summary

Hurricane damage has left Dutch St Martin 'unreachable': PM

Hurricane Irma has caused "huge damage" to St Martin, devastating its airport and port and leaving the Dutch part of the Caribbean island unreachable, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Thursday. "Alas, the island is not reachable at this point because of the huge damage to the airport and the harbour," Rutte told reporters. Show More Summary

Talks to form Dutch govt kick off again after break

Tortuous talks to form the next Dutch government began again Wednesday after a three-week break, with party leaders declining to indicate when a new cabinet will be formed. Prime Minister Mark Rutte, whose Liberal VVD party emerged as...Show More Summary

Small Christian party to join talks on forming Dutch govt

Four parties agreed Friday to try to form the next Dutch coalition government, on the 100th day of tortuous stop-start negotiations following March elections. Prime Minister Mark Rutte, whose Liberal VVD party emerged as the largestShow More Summary

Dutch official: Coalition talks break down over immigration

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch official overseeing coalition talks between Prime Minister Mark Rutte's conservative VVD and three other parties said on Monday that discussions had broken down.

Dutch want to move to future relations with Britain asap

The latest on the European Union summit dealing with the Brexit negotiations (all times local) 11:30 a.m. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte says that as soon as there is sufficient … Click to Continue »

Dutch PM stresses EU unity over Brexit with Danish, Irish leaders

The leaders of the Netherlands, Ireland and Denmark stressed the need for "unity" Friday as the three northern European countries seek to minimise the impact of Britain's divorce from the EU. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said the EU needed to "act in concert" during the Brexit negotiations, saying "unity" was in everyone's best interests. Show More Summary

International Elections Digest: The Netherlands holds off the far right, but at what cost?

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Leading Off ? Netherlands—parliament (March 15) Last month's closely watched parliamentary elections in the Netherlands saw the grand coalition between Prime Minister Mark Rutte's center-right VVD and the center-left Labour Party suffer...Show More Summary

After election, 4 Dutch parties to begin coalition talks

The conservative party of Prime Minister Mark Rutte and three other parties have agreed to begin talks about forming the next ruling coalition, but are warning that there are major … Click to Continue »

Official Dutch results confirm win for Liberals

The Netherlands formally confirmed Tuesday the results of last week's general election won by ruling Prime Minister Mark Rutte's Liberals, as political horse-trading gathered pace to form a coalition government. The final tally fromShow More Summary

Match-making: Dutch coalition building process begins

An initial round of match-making talks to investigate possible new Dutch ruling coalitions has started in parliament following last week's elections. Edith Schippers, health minister in Prime Minister Mark Rutte's … Click to Continu...

The Dutch election doesn't tell the whole story about the future of populism in Europe

Earlier this week, Prime Minister Mark Rutte's ruling People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) won the most seats in parliament for the third time in a row, dealing a blow to far-right populist leader Geert Wilders. It was theShow More Summary

With weaker mandate, Rutte must choose his compromises to form a government

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - After fending off nationalist Geert Wilders at Monday's election, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte must patch together a stable coalition that reflects the rise of fringe parties that made huge gains on the left and right.

Early returns give Dutch PM Rutte big lead over far-right Wilders

By Thomas Escritt and Toby Sterling AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands' center-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte roundly saw off a challenge by anti-Islam, anti-EU Geert Wilders in an election on Wednesday, early returns showed, a huge relief to other EU governments facing a wave of nationalism. Show More Summary

Anti-immigrant candidate Geert Wilders loses the Dutch election

6 months agoNews : World News Blog

The ‘Patriotic Spring’ promised by the Dutch anti-immigrant firebrand, Geert Wilders, has failed to flower, as the Netherlands handed election victory to the party of sitting Prime Minister Mark Rutte. He will now try to form a ruling coalition. European leaders applauded the result, led by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who called it ‘a good…

The puzzle of forming a Dutch govt

The long and complex process of forming a new coalition government started Thursday after Dutch general elections in which Liberal party Prime Minister Mark Rutte beat his main rival, far-right MP Geert Wilders. The coalition leaderShow More Summary

Dutch election shows tepid EU support beat fragmented protest votes

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - While Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's election success was hailed as a victory for pro-European forces over the far-right, the result may reflect more the fragmentation of protest votes than the half-hearted support of the EU by mainstream parties.

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