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  • *France and Germany still to face test of rising populism. AMSTERDAM, March 16- Dutch centre-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte fought off the challenge of anti-Islam and anti-EU rival Geert Wilders to score an election victory that was hailed across Europe on Thursday by governments facing a rising wave of nationalism. Political analysts said Rutte won on a mix...

  • AMSTERDAM, March 16- Dutch centre-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte scored a resounding victory over anti-Islam and anti-EU Geert Wilders in an election on Wednesday, offering huge relief to other governments across Europe facing a wave of nationalism. Rutte declared it an "evening in which the Netherlands, after Brexit, after the American elections, said' stop'...

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- President Donald Trump will ask the U.S. Congress for dramatic cuts to many federal programs as he seeks to bulk up defense spending, start building a wall on the border with Mexico and spend more money deporting illegal immigrants. It is the first volley in what is expected to be an intense battle over spending in coming months in Congress,...

  • WASHINGTON, March 16- President Donald Trump will ask the U.S. Congress for dramatic cuts to many federal programs as he seeks to bulk up defense spending, start building a wall on the border with Mexico and spend more money deporting illegal immigrants. It is the first volley in what is expected to be an intense battle over spending in coming months in Congress,...

  • AMSTERDAM, March 16- The Netherlands' centre-right Prime Minister Mark Rutte was on course for a resounding victory over anti-Islam and anti-EU Geert Wilders in an election on Wednesday, offering huge relief to other EU governments facing a wave of nationalism. "It appears that the VVD will be the biggest party in the Netherlands for the third time in a row," a...

  • President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Nashville, Tennessee on March 15, 2017.

    A federal judge in Hawaii granted a nationwide injunction on President Donald Trump's revised travel ban.

  • AMSTERDAM, March 16- 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, early returns showed, a huge relief to other EU governments facing a wave of nationalism. "It appears that the VVD will be the biggest party in the Netherlands for the third time in a row," a beaming...

  • AMSTERDAM, March 15- The Netherlands' center-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. "It appears that the VVD will be the biggest party in the Netherlands for the third time in a row," a beaming Rutte...

  • 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...

  • I blame Rutte for the rise of Wilders: Dutch Green Leader

    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...

  • Girl Guides of Canada

    Canada's equivalent of the Girl Scouts has decided to cancel all trips to the US until further notice amid concerns about Trump's travel ban, NBC News reports.

  • increasingly likely wilders will not be part of any coalition

    CNBC's Steve Sedgwick updates on this week's Dutch election, with clips from last night's televised debate between Mark Rutte and Geert Wilders.

  • Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during news conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 9, 2017 in Washington, DC.

    Bernie Sanders' suggestion for how to fight Trump and right-wing populism could be nothing more than a "liberal myth."

  • What to watch: the Dutch election

  • Iranian-Americans fear impact of immigration ban

    MSNBC's Cal Perry reports on how Southern California's Iranian community is reacting to President Trump's travel ban.