Ireland’s Netherlands Factor

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Ricardo Swire

The Republic of Ireland is the main cocaine distribution center for shipments aimed at British users. Seven years ago “Operation Shovel,” an international law enforcement mission, discovered the Costa del Sol criminal empire, valued at £1 billion, international security observers rating Costa del Sol Spain’s most influential cartel.

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Observations of an Expat: Going Dutch

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Tom Arms

Trump lost on Wednesday. I am not talking about the court ruling on version two of his travel ban. Neither am I talking about the mounting incredulity over his wiretapping claims and tax returns. I am talking about an event that took place 3,843 miles away from the White House on the other side of the Atlantic– the Dutch general election.

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Dutch PM Rutte on course for big victory over far-right Wilders

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Thomas Escritt and Toby Sterling

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.

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Dutch poll test of anti-immigrant feeling, Turkish dispute

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Philip Blenkinsop

The Dutch go to the polls on Wednesday in an election seen as a test of anti-immigrant and nationalist feeling magnified by a deepening dispute with Turkey.

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Anti-Islam Wilders frontrunner as Dutch election campaign begins

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Toby Sterling

Campaigning for the Dutch election began on Wednesday with anti-Islam leader Geert Wilders frontrunner in a vote that will test the anti-establishment sentiment that swept Britain out of the European Union and Donald Trump into the U.S. presidency.

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Brexit vote, UK political confusion keep world markets on edge

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Kylie MacLellan and Anirban Nag

Britain’s vote to leave the European Union continued to reverberate through financial markets, with the pound falling to its lowest level in 31 years, despite government attempts to relieve some of the confusion about the political and economic outlook.

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Observations of an Expat: Brexit Repercussions

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Tom Arms

It looks like Marx was right. The world revolution will start in Britain. It started on Thursday.

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