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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. The third collapse of a government since 2002 comes amid rising public concerns over immigration and security. Such concerns helped Balkenende's centre-right government take power, albeit through a fragile coalition, in 2003. New elections...

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. The third collapse of a government since 2002 comes amid rising public concerns over immigration and security. Such concerns helped Balkenende's centre-right government take power, albeit through a fragile coalition, in 2003. New elections...

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 The smallest government member, D66, had withdrawn its support and its two ministers resigned over Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk's handling of a probe into the citizenship of a Somali-born Dutch politician.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 The smallest government member, D66, had withdrawn its support and its two ministers resigned over the row related to Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk's tough stance on the citizenship of a Somali-born Dutch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...

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. Ayaan Hirsi Ali resigned from parliament in May and said she would leave the country after Immigration Minister Rita Verdonk, a member of her own VVD liberal party, told her she might lose her citizenship. But Dutch cabinet members agreed late on Monday that Hirsi Ali,...

2006-02-07 07:24:12

By Borys Kit LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Steve Buscemi is in final negotiations to star as a drug dealer in the comedy feature "We're the Millers." The New Line project revolves around a dealer who decides to do one more job so that he can retire from the business. He must travel to Mexico and create a make-believe family, the Millers, in order to bring 1,400 pounds of marijuana into the United States. Will Arnett ("Arrested Development") was originally slated to star in the...

2005-12-18 22:39:20

By Gregg Goldstein NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) - Sienna Miller, Steve Buscemi, Tony Shalhoub and Patricia Clarkson will star in U.S. remakes of two films by slain Dutch director Theo van Gogh, their producers said Thursday. Shalhoub and Clarkson will star in Stanley Tucci's "Blind Date" as a couple trying to repair their shattered lives and rebuild their relationship after their child passes away. In Buscemi's "Interview," the actor-director plays a faltering political journalist...

2005-12-05 12:20:39

By Wendel Broere AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A group of suspected Islamists, including the jailed killer of a Dutch filmmaker, watched films of beheadings, a court heard as they went on trial on Monday for plotting attacks and belonging to a terrorist group. Dutch police arrested the 14 men after the murder of Theo van Gogh last November by Mohammed Bouyeri, who shot and stabbed the filmmaker before slashing his throat, an act prosecutors said at his trial in July "evoked beheadings in the...

2005-12-05 06:58:41

By Wendel Broere AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Fourteen men, including the jailed killer of a Dutch filmmaker, went on trial on Monday accused of plotting attacks and membership in a terrorist network. Dutch police arrested the men after the murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh last November by Mohammed Bouyeri. Bouyeri was sentenced to life in jail earlier this year. He and most of the other men are descendants of Moroccan immigrants. The trial is a key test of a new Dutch law, which...

2005-12-04 18:22:52

By Wendel Broere AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Fourteen men, including the jailed killer of a Dutch filmmaker, go on trial on Monday accused of planning attacks and belonging to a militant Islamist network. Dutch police arrested the men, mostly with Moroccan roots, after the murder of filmmaker Theo van Gogh last November by Mohammed Bouyeri, sentenced to life in jail earlier this year. The trial is a key test of a new Dutch law, which introduced the charge of "membership of a criminal...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.