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Dutch doctors against 'life complete' assisted suicide

Den Haag - Dutch doctors have come out against a controversial proposed law that would allow assisted suicide for those who feel their lives are complete, and not just for people in unbearable suffering.

Man, toddler killed as car collides with Dutch train

Den Haag - A man and his three-year-old son were killed Monday when their car collided with a train at an unmanned crossing in the northern Netherlands, Dutch police said.

Official Dutch results confirm win for Liberals

Den Haag - 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.

Dijsselbloem 'mail bomb target', says spokesman

Den Haag - Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem was targeted by a mail bomb which had been "intercepted," his spokesman said Tuesday, a day after Greek police found eight "suspect" packages addressed to European officials.

New Facebook bot for visitors to Anne Frank museum

Amsterdam - Seven decades ago, the young Jewish diarist Anne Frank is unlikely to have imagined that her story would be kept alive for new generations via a computer-generated bot.

Dutch families plant first trees at MH17 memorial park

Vijfhuizen - Relatives of those killed when flight MH17 was downed over Ukraine in mid-2014, on Saturday planted the first trees in a Dutch memorial park not far from where the ill-fated plane departed."Today is a very important day for all the next of kin.

Have 5 kids not 3, Erdogan tells Turks in Europe

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday urged Turks resident in Europe to have five children, telling the millions-strong diaspora they were the continent's "future" as a bitter dispute festered between Ankara and Brussels.

Have 5 kids not 3, Erdogan tells Turks in Europe

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday urged Turks resident in Europe to have five children, telling the millions-strong diaspora they were the continent's "future" as a bitter dispute festered between Ankara and Brussels.

Have 5 kids not 3, Erdogan tells Turks in Europe

Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday urged Turks resident in Europe to have five children, telling the millions-strong diaspora they were the continent's "future" as a bitter dispute festered between Ankara and Brussels.

Wilders remains force to be reckoned with: analysts

Den Haag - Geert Wilders may have been beaten into second place in the Dutch elections but the far-right MP will enjoy a magnified role in parliament and remain a force to be reckoned with, analysts said.

Turkey threatens to send Europe '15,000 refugees a month'

Istanbul - Turkey's Interior Minister Suleyman Soylu has threatened to "blow the mind" of Europe by sending 15,000 refugees a month to EU territory, in an intensifying dispute with the bloc.

The puzzle of forming a Dutch govt

Den Haag - 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.

Dutch mayor gives go ahead to pro-Turkish rally

Den Haag - Rotterdam's mayor gave his authorisation Thursday for a pro-Turkish protest against the Dutch police's handling of a violent demonstration in the port city last weekend.

Nationalism still in vogue in Europe, despite Dutch setback

Paris - European leaders heaved a sigh of relief after Dutch voters backed pro-EU liberals over the far-right. but analysts warned that populism on the continent had yet to peak.

Turkey's Erdogan says EU on 'anti-Islam crusade'

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said the EU has started a crusade against Islam with a ruling on Islamic headscarves and warned the Netherlands that Ankara was no longer a friend, in a worsening diplomatic crisis.

EU expects Turkey to implement migrant accord

Brussels - The EU expects Turkey to honour a key migrant return accord which Ankara has threatened to ditch amid a bitter dispute with the bloc, a European Commission spokesman said Thursday."We remain committed to the implementation of the EU-Turkey statement .....

European relief as Dutch snub 'siren song' of far-right

Den Haag - European leaders heaved a sigh of relief Thursday after the Dutch voted Prime Minister Mark Rutte's Liberal party back into power ahead of the far-right, with all eyes turning to polls later this year in France and Germany.

Dutch PM widens poll win over second-place far-right

Den Haag - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte Thursday strengthened his election win over rival anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders, as with almost all votes counted his party was credited with 33 seats.

Turkey says no difference between Dutch liberals and 'fascist' Wilders

Ankara - Turkey said on Thursday there was "no difference" between the ruling Dutch liberals and the "fascist" anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders, after Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte defeated the far-right in a closely-watched election.

Turkey says no difference between Dutch liberals and 'fascist' Wilders

Ankara - Turkey said on Thursday there was "no difference" between the ruling Dutch liberals and the "fascist" anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders, after Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte defeated the far-right in a closely-watched election.

Turkey says no difference between Dutch liberals and 'fascist' Wilders

Ankara - Turkey said on Thursday there was "no difference" between the ruling Dutch liberals and the "fascist" anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders, after Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte defeated the far-right in a closely-watched election.

Wilders: Dutch far-right leader falls at last hurdle (again)

Den Haag - History repeated itself again for far-right MP Geert Wilders. After riding high in the polls, in the end he failed in his dream to beat the establishment.

Rutte: Liberal Dutch premier, champion of status quo

The Hague - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, set to lead The Netherlands for a third successive term, is a free-marketeer whose promise of safety and stability Wednesday once again reaped dividends for his party.

Dutch PM slaps down far-right challenge

Den Haag - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte easily defeated a strong challenge by far-right rival Geert Wilders in key elections seen as a bellwether of populist support in Europe, partial vote counts said Thursday.

Turkey threatens to scrap migrant deal with EU

Istanbul - Turkey, in an escalating diplomatic crisis with Europe, threatened on Wednesday to unilaterally scrap a March 2016 deal that has substantially reduced the flow of migrants and refugees to the EU."We can stop it (the deal) unilaterally.

Turkey 'expels Dutch cows' amid diplomatic crisis

Istanbul - Turkey's red meat association has ordered a consignment of prize Dutch cattle to be sent back to the Netherlands, saying it no longer wants to farm the cows due to the diplomatic crisis between the countries.

Turkey threatens EU on migrant deal as Erdogan blasts 'spirit of fascism'

Istanbul - Turkey on Wednesday threatened to scrap a critical deal on halting the flow of migrants to the EU amid a spiralling war of words between Ankara and the bloc.

EU says Turkey's Nazi jibes 'detached from reality'

Strasbourg - EU chiefs on Wednesday blasted Turkey's Nazi comparisons with The Netherlands and Germany as "detached from reality" and incompatible with its ambitions to join the bloc.

Beginner's guide to Dutch elections

Den Haag - The small lowlands country of The Netherlands holds a general election on Wednesday, the first in a series of national polls that could reshape Europe's political landscape.

Dutch vote in key test for far-right

Den Haag - Millions of Dutch voters went to the polls Wednesday in a key test of the "patriotic revolution" promised by far-right MP Geert Wilders, as final opinion polls showed his support deflating.
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