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Mark Rutte: Mr Nice Guy becomes Europe's 'Mr No'

Den Haag - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte cultivates a nice-guy image at home but in Europe he has been dubbed "Mr No" for blocking a deal on a huge coronavirus rescue package.

Mark Rutte, the Dutch PM cycling into EU headwinds

Den Haag - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte famously likes to cycle to work, but in Europe he is increasingly known for slamming on the brakes.

Dutch PM says Mahathir MH17 comment 'sows confusion'

Apo - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Thursday slammed his Malaysian counterpart for creating "confusion" by criticising a decision to charge four people over the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

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.

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 Mark Rutte announces third-term candidacy

Den Haag - Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced Friday his candidacy to head the Dutch government for a third succesive term in office, as the countdown moves towards next year's parliamentary polls. "I'm going on.

Dutch PM appeals to Putin not to veto MH17 vote at UN

Den Haag - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday made an "urgent" appeal to Russian President Vladimir Putin not to veto a UN Security Council resolution to try those who shot down flight MH17 over Ukraine.

Dutch PM asks Ukraine to stop fighting near crash site

The Hague - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte called Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko Tuesday to ask Ukrainian forces to stop fighting around the MH17 crash site, a government spokesman said.

Putin 'must take responsibility' for crash site access: Dutch PM

The Hague - Vladimir Putin must act to allow access to the Ukranian rebel-held crash site of flight MH17 so bodies can be removed, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said Saturday after a "very intense" conversation with the Russian president.

Dutch PM vows justice for dead 'if Malaysia plane attacked'

The Hague - Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Friday vowed "not to rest" in tracking down those responsible for downing Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 if it emerges it was attacked.

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