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50th Prime Minister of the Netherlands

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Mark Rutte: 50th Prime Minister of the Netherlands
Mark Rutte is a Dutch politician serving as Prime Minister of the Netherlands since 2010 and Leader of the People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) since 2006.

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Hello, social distancing. Goodbye, handshakes? [Video]

Hello, social distancing. Goodbye, handshakes?

The need for social distances has forced a rethink of the handshake. No matter how friendly, it is an exchange of potentially infectious microorganisms. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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No Dutch league title awarded this season says FA [Video]

No Dutch league title awarded this season says FA

No Dutch top-flight league soccer title will be awarded this season as the COVID-19 pandemic brings the campaign to a premature close.

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Netherlands league season effectively over, says Dutch FA [Video]

Netherlands league season effectively over, says Dutch FA

Dutch prime minister Mark Rutte bans events including professional sports and music festivals until Sept. 1.

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Dutch PM did not visit dying mother until end due to coronavirus rules: statement

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte did not visit his 96-year-old mother for more than eight weeks until hours before her death this month due to lockdown measures in the Netherlands, his office said on..
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Mother of Dutch PM has died at age 96 : government statement

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Monday his mother had died at the age of 96 on May 13.
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Dutch schools, cafes and museums to reopen in June

The Netherlands will press ahead with a further easing of lockdown measures in June due to a steadily declining number of coronavirus infections and hospital admissions, Prime Minister Mark Rutte said..
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Dutch to begin easing lockdown measures next week, government says

The Netherlands will begin easing coronavirus lockdown measures next week nearly two months after they were imposed, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Wednesday.
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Netherlands extends ban on events, to allow some school openings

The Netherlands on Tuesday extended by three months a ban on major public events, including professional sports and music festivals, until Sept. 1 to prevent a resurgence of coronavirus infections,..
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Dutch PM prefers a 'gift' to a loan for European coronavirus support

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Wednesday said he would prefer to make a "gift" to European countries in financial distress as a result of the coronavirus outbreak rather than issue joint bonds or..
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Dutch PM Rutte says schools, restaurants to stay shut till April 28

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Tuesday all schools, restaurants, and gyms would remain closed until at least April 28, and he urged the nation to continue to respect all measures introduced to..
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Dutch PM: north, south divide in EU coronavirus response can be bridged

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday that disagreements between southern and northern EU countries about how to respond to the coronavirus are not insurmountable, as the Netherlands came..
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Dutch PM Rutte: Differences between northern, southern EU states not insurmountable

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday that disagreements between southern and northern European Union countries about how to respond to the coronavirus crisis are not insurmountable.
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Dutch PM Rutte: ban on public gatherings is "intelligent lockdown"

The Dutch government on Monday said it would strengthen an existing ban on public gatherings and extend it until June 1 as the Netherlands grapples with the coronavirus outbreak, in what Prime Minister..
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Netherlands closes borders for non-eu travelers - NOS quotes prime minster

The Netherlands will bar all non-EU travelers from entering the country, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told national broadcaster NOS after a video conference with other European Union leaders amid..
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Dutch PM Rutte appeals to nation to come together as coronavirus spreads

A large portion of the Dutch population will contract coronavirus in the coming months, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte cautioned on Monday, appealing to the country to pull together in the face of..
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'Stop it,' Dutch PM tells coronavirus panic-buying shoppers

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told shoppers stockpiling pasta, canned food and toilet paper to "stop it" on Friday, saying there was no shortage of groceries, a day after the government imposed..
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Hard habit to shake: Dutch PM Rutte has to hold his hands up

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte had just gone on live TV to tell the country's 17 million residents to stop shaking hands to help combat coronavirus when he immediately broke the new rule.
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Dutch Prime Minister apologizes for country's role in Holocaust

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Sunday he was sorry for his country's role during the Holocaust and the lack of action against the persecution of Jews, becoming the first Dutch premier to make..
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Dutch ruling coalition loses majority in parliament

The Dutch government on Monday lost its majority in parliament when a member of Prime Minister Mark Rutte's VVD party was dismissed but said he would keep his seat as an independent.
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Dutch PM Rutte: Brexit deal that creates customs border unacceptable - FT

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told his British counterpart Boris Johnson on Saturday that a Brexit agreement that creates a customs border in Ireland is unacceptable, the Financial Times reported.
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New Brexit proposals basis for discussion 'at best', Dutch PM says

Britain's new Brexit proposals "at best" could form a basis for further discussions, but many questions still remain, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday.
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Europe needs to increase military spending, says Dutch PM

Europe needs to increase military spending to keep the transatlantic NATO alliance alive in the face of rising threats from Russia, China and elsewhere, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on..
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Dutch PM Rutte: Brexit deal by Oct 31 is still possible

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Friday he did not rule out a Brexit deal before the October 31 deadline but he still has not seen new solutions to the Irish border problem.
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Dutch PM Rutte tells Johnson EU remains open to 'concrete proposals'

Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Tuesday said he had spoken with his British counterpart Boris Johnson by phone about Britain's likely departure from the European Union on Oct. 31.
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Dutch PM Rutte: no easy alternative for Irish backstop

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Friday said he would be willing to listen to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's alternative plans for the Irish backstop, but said there is no easy solution.
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Dutch prime minister to visit White House on July 18: Trump spokeswoman

U.S. President Donald Trump will welcome Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to the White House on July 18, a White House spokeswoman said on Thursday.
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Dutch PM Rutte hopes agreement will be reached on top EU jobs

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Tuesday said he hoped EU leaders would reach a decision on filling the bloc's top posts, but declined to speculate about the chances of Dutchmen Frans Timmermans..
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Dutch PM Rutte: intra-party divisions slow deciding top EU jobs

The Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Monday said that the process of allotting European Commission jobs was "unbelievably complicated" and that it is not certain whether a decision will be made..
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Dutch PM says China has stuck to climate goals despite economy, trade war

China has stuck to its climate change goals even with a slowing economy - the world's second largest - and a trade war with the United States, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Thursday.
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New UK PM must change red lines to renegotiate Brexit deal, Dutch PM says

Delaying Brexit beyond October 31 for further negotiation would be pointless unless Prime Minister Theresa May's successor changes Britain's red lines, Dutch PM Mark Rutte said on Thursday.
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