AMSTERDAM, March 15- The Netherlands' centre-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte roundly saw off a challenge by anti-Islam, anti-EU Geert Wilders in an election on Wednesday, exit polls said, a huge relief to other EU governments facing a wave of nationalism. The result was a relief to mainstream parties across Europe, particularly in France and Germany, where...
*Polls close at 2000 GMT. THE HAGUE, March 15- The Dutch tested their own tolerance for immigration and Islam on Wednesday in an election magnified by a furious row with Turkey, the first of three polls in the European Union this year where nationalist parties are seeking breakthroughs. As many as 13 million voters began casting ballots at polling stations across...
Jesse Klaver, leader of the Dutch GroenLinks party and potential electoral kingmaker, says that Prime Minister Mark Rutte's VVD party has done a "bad job."
THE HAGUE, March 15- Dutch people voted on Wednesday in an election seen as a test of nationalist feeling magnified by a furious row with Turkey and the first of three polls this year in the European Union where anti-immigrant parties are seeking breakthroughs. The centre-right VVD party of Prime Minister Mark Rutte, 50, is vying with the PVV of anti-Islam and...
*Polls opened at 0630 GMT, to close at 2000 GMT. AMSTERDAM, March 15- Dutch people voted on Wednesday in an election seen as a test of nationalist feeling magnified by a furious row with Turkey in recent days, the first of three polls this year in the European Union where anti-immigrant parties are seeking breakthroughs. I hope he can make a change to make the...
*Polls open at 0630 GMT, close at 2000 GMT. AMSTERDAM, March 15- The Dutch began voting on Wednesday in an election seen as a test of anti-immigrant and nationalist feeling, magnified in the last few days by a spat with Turkey, and as one of three polls this year that will gauge the strength of the ties that bind the European Union together. I hope he can make a change to make...
TOKYO, March 15- The dollar was on tenterhooks in Asian trading on Wednesday as investors waited anxiously to see what clues the U.S. Against its Japanese counterpart, the greenback edged down 0.1 percent to 114.67, shy of last week's high of 115.51, which was its highest level since Jan. 19 as expectations built for the rate increase. "I think the dollar might have...
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