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Dutch PM says UK 'doesn't answer' Brexit delay questions

Dutch PM says UK 'doesn't answer' Brexit delay questionsBritish Prime Minister Theresa May’s request to delay Brexit until June 30 “doesn’t answer” the EU’s key questions about London’s plans, Dutch premier Mark Rutte said on Friday. Rutte said May’s letter seeking the extension “raises many questions” and there will have to be “intense discussions” ahead of a crucial summit of European leaders next Wednesday that will decide on the issue. “The plan was that the British would explain what they wanted from the EU,” Rutte told a weekly press conference.



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'Terrorist' or 'psychopath'? Complex picture of Dutch attack suspect

'Terrorist' or 'psychopath'? Complex picture of Dutch attack suspectThe prime suspect in a deadly shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht was known for a “rap sheet from here to Tokyo” but showed few signs of radicalism, according to residents and reports. Turkish-born Gokmen Tanis, 37, had been released from jail only two weeks ago in a rape case and has an extensive criminal record including for the possession of illegal weapons. Police were still questioning Tanis over Monday’s rampage in which three people were killed, saying they were “seriously” investigating a terrorist motive because of a letter found in his getaway car.



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'Terrorist' or 'psychopath'? Complex picture of Dutch attack suspect

'Terrorist' or 'psychopath'? Complex picture of Dutch attack suspectThe prime suspect in a deadly shooting on a tram in the Dutch city of Utrecht was known for a “rap sheet from here to Tokyo” but showed few signs of radicalism, according to residents and reports. Turkish-born Gokmen Tanis, 37, had been released from jail only two weeks ago in a rape case and has an extensive criminal record including for the possession of illegal weapons. Police were still questioning Tanis over Monday’s rampage in which three people were killed, saying they were “seriously” investigating a terrorist motive because of a letter found in his getaway car.



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Dutch police arrest Turkish man suspected of killing three in tram shooting

Dutch police arrest Turkish man suspected of killing three in tram shootingPolice said the suspect, 37-year-old Gokmen Tanis, had been taken into custody after an hours-long manhunt and had earlier run-ins with authorities in the Netherlands. The city was put into lockdown after the shooting, shortly after the morning rush hour, which authorities initially said was an apparent terrorist attack. The Turkish intelligence agency said it is investigating whether the attack was personally motivated or an act of terrorism, President Tayyip Erdogan said.



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3 Killed And Several Injured in Shooting in Dutch City of Utrecht, Police Say

3 Killed And Several Injured in Shooting in Dutch City of Utrecht, Police SayDays after a mass shooting in New Zealand



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'We assume a terror motive': 3 killed on tram in Dutch city of Utrecht; suspect arrested

'We assume a terror motive': 3 killed on tram in Dutch city of Utrecht; suspect arrestedThree people died in a brazen shooting on a tram in a bustling residential neighborhood in the Dutch city of Utrecht on Monday.



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Dutch police arrest suspect after three shot dead on tram

Dutch police arrest suspect after three shot dead on tramDutch police on Monday arrested a Turkish-born suspect over a shooting on a tram in Utrecht that left three people dead in what officials said was a possible terror attack. Police had earlier launched a huge manhunt for Gokmen Tanis, 37, issuing a picture of the suspected gunman and warning the public not to approach him following the attack, in which five other people were wounded. Mosques and schools were closed across the Netherlands’ fourth-largest city following the bloodshed, before heavily armed officers surrounded a building and arrested him.



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Venezuela shuts sea, air links to Dutch islands amid turmoil

Venezuela shuts sea, air links to Dutch islands amid turmoilCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan officials said Tuesday that the country is banning air and sea trips to and from three Dutch Caribbean islands — a region that has been linked to efforts to undermine President Nicolas Maduro by sending emergency aid to the South American nation.



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Dutch Cabinet Gets Emergency Powers in Case of No-Deal Brexit

Dutch Cabinet Gets Emergency Powers in Case of No-Deal BrexitA majority of lawmakers in the parliament’s lower house in The Hague granted the cabinet a six month period — rather than a year as the government had proposed — to use special powers as the country of about 17 million prepares for the eventuality of the U.K. leaving the European Union without a divorce agreement. Under the new legislation, the government will have to submit emergency measures to parliament within ten weeks after implementing them. If the government fails to submit within the set time-frame, the measures will be scrapped.



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Dutch teachers, lecturers to hold first ever all-out strike in March

Dutch teachers, lecturers to hold first ever all-out strike in MarchDutch teachers and lecturers at all levels will hold their first ever joint strike on March 15 to press demands for wage hikes and better working conditions, labor unions said on Wednesday. The looming walkout reflects growing frustration across the workforce in the Netherlands, with employees in many sectors feeling left behind by strong economic growth that has not been matched by wage increases. The March 15 stoppage is expected to shut schools and universities, and follows similar walkouts by primary school teachers in October and December 2017.



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