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.

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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.

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 …

Firebrand Wilders Could Change Constitution to ‘De-Islamisize’ Netherlands

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Geert Wilders, the Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker who is at the vanguard of a wave of European far-right populists aiming to take power at elections this year, is pushing ahead with his platform to “de-Islamisize” the Netherlands, despite lawyers saying it could breach the Dutch constitution.

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Firebrand Wilders Leads Ahead of Dutch Elections

(REUTERS) – Campaigning for the Dutch election kicks off on Wednesday with anti-Islam leader Geert Wilders frontrunner in a vote that will test the anti-establishment sentiment that swept Britain out of the European Union and Donald Trump into the U.S. presidency.

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Dutch Police: Nine Migrants Rescued From Refrigerated Truck

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police say they discovered nine migrants hiding in a refrigerated truck near the country’s border with Belgium, after one of the migrants called officers because the group was so cold.

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WATCH: Dutch Choir Greets Migrants

As migrants have reached Western European countries in recent days, they have been greeted by some locals with open arms. Sweets, toys and water were handed out in Munich, but in Apeldoorn, in the Netherlands, the welcoming was musical. In Munich on

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Gunman Forces His Way Into Dutch Television Studio

A gunman has been arrested after forcing his way into a Dutch television studio, declaring that he was heavily armed. The young man, believed to be 19 years old, demanded that the national television broadcaster NOS put him on the

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