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2006-06-30 12:08:18

By Lucas van Grinsven AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The collapse of the Dutch centre-right government over immigration policy will lead to an opposition Labour victory in early elections, probably in September or October, an opinion poll showed on Friday.

2006-06-30 01:35:14

By Wendel Broere AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende is set to hand in his government's resignation on Friday, after the ruling coalition fell apart over the handling of the citizenship of a Somali-born Dutch lawmaker.

2006-06-30 00:07:59

By Wendel Broere AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende is set to hand in his government's resignation on Friday, after the ruling coalition fell apart over the handling of the citizenship of a Somali-born Dutch lawmaker.

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.

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.

2006-06-27 02:51:54

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A Somali-born Dutch politician and outspoken critic of Islam is to be allowed to keep her Dutch citizenship despite admitting that she lied in her asylum application, newspapers said on Tuesday.

2006-06-02 07:25:00

Immigrants in the Netherlands have had enough. Four years ago, populist Pim Fortuyn promised voters in Rotterdam he would stop the building of a huge new mosque near the city's Feyenoord soccer stadium.

2006-05-18 07:57:24

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - A Somali-born lawmaker who may lose her Dutch citizenship because she lied on her asylum application is welcome to move to the United States, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick said on Thursday.

2006-05-16 12:00:18

By Alexandra Hudson THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali-born Dutch politician and outspoken critic of Islam, said on Tuesday she was leaving parliament and the Netherlands after hearing she may be stripped of her citizenship for lying to win asylum.

2006-05-15 16:18:28

By Niclas Mika AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali-born Dutch politician known for her outspoken criticism of Islam, plans to leave parliament and move to the United States after admitting she lied to win asylum in the Netherlands.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.