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Anti-Islam MP Wilders halts public activities after security scare

Den Haag - Anti-Islam Dutch MP Geert Wilders and his far-right Freedom Party suspended all public activities Thursday after a police agent was arrested for allegedly leaking information about him to a Moroccan gang."Very disturbing news.

Leak sparks security scare for anti-Islam Dutch MP

Den Haag - A security scare over the safety of outspoken far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders emerged Wednesday just three weeks before a knife-edge election, after a police agent was arrested for leaking information about him to a Moroccan gang.

Leak sparks security scare for anti-Islam Dutch MP

Den Haag - A security scare over the safety of outspoken far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders emerged Wednesday just three weeks before a knife-edge election, after a police agent was arrested for leaking information about him to a Moroccan gang.

Leak sparks security scare for anti-Islam Dutch MP

Den Haag - A security scare over the safety of outspoken far-right Dutch MP Geert Wilders emerged Wednesday just three weeks before a knife-edge election, after a police agent was arrested for leaking information about him to a Moroccan gang.

Dutch PM meets far-right foe after security leak scare

Den Haag - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte met Geert Wilders on Wednesday to discuss the far-right MP's security after a government agent was arrested on suspicion of leaking information on him to a Moroccan crime gang, local media reported.

Dutch PM meets far-right foe after security leak scare

Den Haag - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte met Geert Wilders on Wednesday to discuss the far-right MP's security after a government agent was arrested on suspicion of leaking information on him to a Moroccan crime gang, local media reported.

Dutch PM meets far-right foe after security leak scare

Den Haag - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte met Geert Wilders on Wednesday to discuss the far-right MP's security after a government agent was arrested on suspicion of leaking information on him to a Moroccan crime gang, local media reported.

Dutch PM's party draws level with Wilders in latest polls

Den Haag - Three weeks before Dutch elections Prime Minister Mark Rutte's ruling Liberals are neck-and-neck with MP Geert Wilders' far-right party who previously dominated the polls, an aggregated survey showed on Wednesday.

Huge art show questions legend of Vermeer the lone genius

Paris - A new blockbuster Vermeer exhibition which opens Wednesday aims to smash the myth that the Dutch master was a solitary genius who worked alone at home cut off from the world.

Wilders says some Moroccans 'scum' at Dutch vote launch

Spijkenisse - Firebrand Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders launched his election campaign Saturday with a stinging attack on the country's Moroccan population, calling some "scum" and saying he wanted to make The Netherlands "ours again".

Wilders says some Moroccans 'scum' at Dutch vote launch

Spijkenisse - Firebrand Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders launched his election campaign Saturday with a stinging attack on the country's Moroccan population, calling some "scum" and saying he wanted to make The Netherlands "ours again".

Wilders says some Moroccans 'scum' at Dutch vote launch

Spijkenisse - Firebrand Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders launched his election campaign Saturday with a stinging attack on the country's Moroccan population, calling some "scum" and saying he wanted to make The Netherlands "ours again".

Wilders calls Moroccans 'scum' at Dutch vote launch

Spijkenisse - Firebrand Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders launched his election campaign Saturday with a stinging attack on the country's Moroccan population, calling them "scum" and saying he wanted to make The Netherlands "ours again".

Wilders calls Moroccans 'scum' at Dutch vote launch

Spijkenisse - Firebrand Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders launched his election campaign Saturday with a stinging attack on the country's Moroccan population, calling them "scum" and saying he wanted to make The Netherlands "ours again".

Wilders calls Moroccans 'scum' at Dutch vote launch

Spijkenisse - Firebrand Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders launched his election campaign Saturday with a stinging attack on the country's Moroccan population, calling them "scum" and saying he wanted to make The Netherlands "ours again".

Dutch creator of Miffy the rabbit dies at 89

Den Haag - Dutch artist and illustrator Dick Bruna, creator of beloved children's character Miffy the white rabbit, has died aged 89, his publishing house said Friday.

Dutch say Ukraine will renew search at MH17 crash site

Den Haag - Ukraine is expected to renew this spring its search for human remains at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, Dutch Security and Justice Minister Stef Blok said Thursday.

Dutch to bring back Cold War warriors as trainers

Den Haag - The Netherlands plans to bring back retired military officers to train a new generation of soldiers in the "forgotten" art of Cold War tactics, including large-scale battles, a news report said Thursday.

Top Dutch court upholds acquittal for 'Mein Kampf' seller

Den Haag - The highest court in The Netherlands on Tuesday upheld the acquittal of an antique dealer prosecuted for selling old copies of Hitler's "Mein Kampf", which is banned in the country.

Dutch polls to test European waters for far-right

Den Haag - Dutch voters go to the polls next month in the first of a series of elections that will be a litmus test of European politics after Brexit and Donald Trump's shock victory in the US.

Image of 'hatred of our times' wins World Press Photo

Den Haag - Brandishing a gun, his face contorted with rage, the shocking image of an off-duty Turkish policeman assassinating the Russian envoy to Turkey Monday won the prestigious World Press Photo Award.

'Zero' chance I will work with you: Dutch PM to Wilders

Den Haag - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Sunday again ruled out any chance of working with Geert Wilders, as the far-right MP insisted he could not be ignored if he wins next month's general election."Zero percent. Geert. ZERO percent. That. Will not.

Dutch police find ingredients to make 1 bn ecstasy pills

Den Haag - Dutch police probing a suspicious vehicle parked in a deserted parking lot found a huge stash of chemicals for producing an estimated one billion ecstasy pills, officials said Friday.

Dutch anti-Islam MP sparks fake news row

Den Haag - Dutch anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders triggered a row over fake news Monday with a biting Twitter message showing a Photoshopped picture of another party leader surrounded by radical Islamists.

28 parties to contest key Dutch elections

Den Haag - The Dutch electoral committee on Friday fired the starting gun on next month's hotly contested elections, revealing a stunning 28 parties will jostle for votes.

Iranian couple cleared for US as 'exception' after transit ordeal

Den Haag - An elderly Iranian couple stranded at Amsterdam's airport for five days have been cleared to continue their journey to the US as an "exception", Dutch national carrier KLM said Thursday.

Dutch court puts 1977 train hijack back in spotlight

Den Haag - A Dutch court Wednesday ordered an in-depth probe into the 1977 deaths of two Moluccan hostage-takers whom their families say were executed at point-blank range by marines as they stormed a hijacked train.

Dutch court puts 1977 train hijack back in spotlight

Den Haag - A Dutch court Wednesday ordered an in-depth probe into the 1977 deaths of two Moluccan hostage-takers whom their families say were executed at point-blank range by marines as they stormed a hijacked train.

Dutch court puts 1977 train hijack back in spotlight

Den Haag - A Dutch court Wednesday ordered an in-depth probe into the 1977 deaths of two Moluccan hostage-takers whom their families say were executed at point-blank range by marines as they stormed a hijacked train.

Technical hitch delays Amsterdam airport flights

Den Haag - A technical problem hit air traffic control at Amsterdam's airport Wednesday causing delays and flight re-routings at one of Europe's busiest travel hubs, an official said.
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An empty Netherlands beer bottle.
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Male and female storks happily united once again.
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Electric car being charged in Amsterdam.
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A stork elegantly descending towards the nest
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