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2006-06-29 17:15:33

By Wendel Broere AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende announced the resignation of his centre-right government on Thursday after a row over the immigration minister prompted a party to quit the ruling coalition. The smallest government member, D66, had withdrawn its support and its two ministers resigned over Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk's handling of a probe into the citizenship of a Somali-born Dutch politician. "Following this, the remaining...

2006-06-29 15:40:04

By Wendel Broere AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende announced the resignation of his centre-right government on Thursday after a row over the immigration minister prompted a party to quit the ruling coalition. The smallest government member, D66, had withdrawn its support and its two ministers resigned over the row related to Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk's tough stance on the citizenship of a Somali-born Dutch politician. "Following this, the...


Word of the Day
holluschickie
  • A 'bachelor seal'; a young male seal which is prevented from mating by its herd's older males (mated bulls defending their territory).
This comes from the Russian word for 'bachelors.'
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