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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Classic Money Laundering

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Ricardo Swire

Rabobank N.A is one of the Netherlands’ largest financial institutions. Fiscal specialists allocate a “Triple A” rating to the influential entity in Europe, the Bank’s assets worth more than US$550 billion.

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EU globalisation fears most acute in Austria and France

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Noah Barkin

Fear of globalisation is the most important factor in pushing European citizens towards populist right-wing parties and those fears are most acute in Austria and France, a survey by Germany’s Bertelsmann Foundation showed on Wednesday.

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