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Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende resigned Wednesday as leader of the Christian Democratic Alliance after exit polls from the country's national elections projected that his party would lose 20 of its 41 parliamentary seats.

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Party leaders vote in Dutch electionsupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 09:29:00

Party leaders cast their votes in the Dutch parliamentary elections.

Dutch role in Afghanistan in doubt as government collapsesupdated: Sun Feb 21 2010 21:47:00

The future of around 2,000 Dutch soldiers serving in Afghanistan has been thrown into doubt by the collapse Saturday of the Netherlands' coalition government. Son of Dutch Defense Chief Killedupdated: Fri Apr 18 2008 16:00:00

The son of the Dutch defense chief was killed Friday by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, and the Taliban claimed they deliberately made the young lieutenant a high-profile target

Film critical of Islam dropped from Web siteupdated: Mon Mar 31 2008 13:31:00

A London-based Web site has dropped a Dutch lawmaker's film that features disturbing images of terrorist acts juxtaposed with verses from the Quran to paint Islam as a threat to Western society, citing threats to its staff.

Fallout from film on Islamupdated: Mon Mar 31 2008 13:31:00

CNN's Matthew Chance meets the Dutch MP whose controversial film about Islam has met with a hostile reaction.

Muslims condemn Dutch lawmaker's filmupdated: Sat Mar 29 2008 17:35:00

The Organization of the Islamic Conference on Friday added its voice to the growing criticism of a film released by a Dutch lawmaker, which features disturbing images of terrorist acts superimposed over verses from the Quran. Dutch Shrug for Anti-Muslim Filmupdated: Fri Mar 28 2008 13:00:00

A Dutch right-wing politician's provocative anti-Muslim documentary finally airs, but it doesn't prompt the outrage feared

Dutch lawmaker's film criticizing Islam finds Web hostupdated: Thu Mar 27 2008 22:02:00

A Dutch lawmaker's film critical of Islam has been posted on a London-based Web site, though other Web sites and hosts have refused to air the film and the U.S. government has warned that it could spark protests and riots. Dutch TV's Kidney-Shaped Hoaxupdated: Tue Jun 05 2007 17:50:00

A game-show in which kidney patients compete to win a donor organ -- it sounded too weird to be true. It was

Dutch PM, cabinet resignupdated: Fri Jun 30 2006 03:38:00

The Dutch prime minister and his cabinet have resigned after a coalition party withdrew its support in a row over the country's immigration minister.

Dutch prime minister to step downupdated: Thu Jun 29 2006 21:09:00

The Dutch government is expected to resign on Friday after a coalition party withdrew its support in a row over the country's immigration minister.

What next for EU constitution?updated: Mon May 30 2005 05:21:00

Several European countries said they would proceed with their own referendums on the EU constitution despite France's rejection, while Britain called for a period of "reflection" before deciding whether to press ahead with a vote.

EU deal paves way for Turkey talksupdated: Fri Dec 17 2004 03:51:00

The European Union and Turkey reached agreement Friday on a deal that will allow Turkey to begin negotiations next year on full membership of the union.

EU agrees to Turkey entry talksupdated: Thu Dec 16 2004 09:50:00

After hours of intense negotiations, European leaders have agreed the European Union will begin membership talks with Turkey on October 3, 2005 -- a major step in Turkey's long pursuit of joining the EU.

Ukraine: Russia, EU walk fine lineupdated: Thu Nov 25 2004 08:59:00

Russian and European leaders have agreed the dispute over the Ukrainian presidential election should be handled by Ukrainians as provided in the country's constitution.

Muslim row filmmaker 'murdered'updated: Tue Nov 02 2004 07:33:00

Controversial Dutch filmmaker and newspaper columnist Theo van Gogh, who made a film about violence against women in Islamic societies, has been murdered in Amsterdam, police said.

Bush: Stay the course on terror warupdated: Wed Mar 17 2004 01:50:00

Under pressure at home and abroad, President Bush is urging U.S. allies to remain committed to the reconstruction of Iraq, vowing that terrorist attacks like last week's bombings in Spain "will never shake the will of the United States."

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