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DeVos Wants U.S. to Adopt European Education Policies

U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says switching to the type of education and workforce development policies embraced by countries such as Switzerland, the Netherlands, and the U.K. would “help catch us up” to students in other countries.

Geert Wilders

Populist Wilders Hails ‘Success’ in Dutch Local Elections

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The right-wing populist party of anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders has gained footholds for the first time in dozens of municipalities across the Netherlands, but has struggled in some key cities, according to results broadcast Thursday.

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GEERT WILDERS: Lessons from the East for the West

Self-loathing politicians and academics in the West should could learn much from the patriotic governments of Central Europe and the proud, self-confident societies they have fostered, writes Geert Wilders.

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Lawyer Says Dutch Terror Threat Suspect is Amateur Sleuth

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch man detained on suspicion of involvement in terrorism claims that he is actually an amateur sleuth who tries to track down extremists via social media, his lawyer said Friday.

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Belgium Says Dutch Found Tainted Eggs Back in November

BRUSSELS (AP) — Dutch authorities knew as far back as November that some eggs in the country were contaminated with an insecticide and they failed to notify their European partners at the time, Belgium’s agriculture minister said Wednesday. The inspector

Picture taken with a drone shows bathers swimming at the Kaifu-Bad public pool in Hamburg, northern Germany, where temperatures reached up to 26 degrees Celsius on May 17, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Axel Heimken / Germany OUT (Photo credit should read AXEL HEIMKEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Dutch Swimming Group Urges Lessons for Migrants

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Dutch swimming federation is calling for more funding and outreach to ensure as many people as possible in the Netherlands – including migrants – learn to swim.

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Dutch Court Convicts 20 For Being Racist Online

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court convicted 20 people Thursday of insulting or threatening a politician and television personality in a racially charged case that shocked the nation.

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Dutch Police Arrest Suspected Al-Shabab Terrorist

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch prosecutors say police have arrested a Dutch man with a Somali background on suspicion of “involvement with a terror organization” in Somalia.

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Dutch Men Protest Homophobia by Holding Hands

(AFP) – Dutch male politicians, police and diplomats have taken to streets around the world holding hands this week in a very public show of support after a brutal attack on a gay couple.

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Dutch-Turks Start Voting in Erdogan Referendum

THE HAGUE (AFP) – Turkish voters based in The Netherlands started casting early ballots Wednesday in a referendum which could boost President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s powers, amid an ongoing diplomatic spat between Ankara and Europe.

Geert Wilders

Dutch Voters Head to the Polls as Populism Rises Across Europe

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch voters cast ballots Wednesday at polling booths across the nation in parliamentary elections that are being closely watched as a possible indicator of the strength of populism ahead of national votes in France and Germany later this year.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu gives a press conference with his Lithuanian counterpart (not in picture) in Vilnius on April 3, 2015. Cavusoglu said Turkey will send and 'informal mission' to Crimea to monitor what it termed the 'oppression' of Crimean Tatars, an ethnic group that opposed Russia's 2014 seizure …

Turkish Minister to Defy Dutch Ban Islamist Rally

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey’s foreign minister says he will go to the Netherlands to address Turkish citizens despite Dutch authorities’ demands that he not show up for a rally there on the upcoming Turkish referendum.