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High turnout as Dutch vote in Europe’s first far-right test

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | Millions of Dutch flocked to the polls Wednesday in a test of the “patriotic revolution” promised by far-right MP Geert Wilders, with Europe closely watching the outcome amid signs his support may be waning. Following last year’s shock Brexit referendum, and Donald Trump’s victory in …

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How fake US embassy in Ghana issued visas for 10 years

Washington, United States | AFP |  Fraudsters posing as consular officers operated a fake American embassy in the Ghanaian capital Accra for about a decade and printed counterfeit visas, a US official said Monday. US State Department spokesman Mark Toner said no one was believed to have entered the United …

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MH17 shot down by missile brought into Ukraine from Russia

Nieuwegein, Netherlands | AFP | The missile that downed flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine was transported from Russia, a criminal inquiry revealed Wednesday, announcing about 100 people were being investigated for playing “an active role” in the disaster. Saying they had “irrefutable evidence” that the BUK missile system was used …

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US flower grower quits Ethiopia after arson attack

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP |  A US-based company has pulled out of Ethiopia after anti-government protesters attacked its flower farm causing 10 million euros in damage, and triggering job losses in the country and The Netherlands, a spokesman said Tuesday. Flower growers and exporters Esmeralda Farms began operations in …

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Two Dutch UN troops killed in Mali training accident

Bamako, Mali | AFP | Two Dutch UN peacekeepers were accidentally killed and one seriously wounded Wednesday in an explosion in northwest Mali during a training exercise, the Dutch defence ministry said. “During the accident, two of our men lost their lives,” said The Netherlands’ Vice Chief of Defence, Vice …

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Netherlands Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation visits Uganda.

By Muthoni Karubiu Ms Lilianne Ploumen, the Netherlands Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Corporation, embarked on a short trip to Uganda this week. Ms Ploumen met with several parties interested in a strong Ugandan-Dutch development relationship, including the Ugandan Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Trade, Agriculture, Energy, and Justice. The …

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