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Dutch lawmaker suspends campaigning due to security scandal

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:43:47 GMT2017-02-23T16:43:47Z

BRUSSELS (AP) -- Anti-Islam Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders on Thursday suspended open campaigning for next month's parliamentary election in the wake of a scandal centering on a security official who is part of a the team giving him round-the-clock protection....

Would-be jihadi jailed by Dutch tried to reach Syria twice

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:22:02 GMT2017-02-22T14:22:02Z

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- A Dutch court has convicted a man who twice attempted to join a jihadi group in Syria and sentenced him to 31 months for terrorism offenses....

Dutch lawmakers extend tolerance to cultivating cannabis

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:08:31 GMT2017-02-21T16:08:31Z

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Dutch lawmakers on Tuesday voted in favor of tolerating the cultivation of cannabis, a move that could bring to an end a key paradox of the relaxed Dutch policy on marijuana and hashish....

Muslim groups criticize Wilders' 'Moroccan scum' comments

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:20:29 GMT2017-02-19T12:20:29Z

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Muslim organizations in the Netherlands on Sunday criticized disparaging comments about Moroccans made by anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders, but say they are just the latest in a long string of insults....

Dutch intelligence agency warns of child jihadists

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:39:57 GMT2017-02-15T15:39:57Z

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- The Netherlands' main intelligence service says it's treating Dutch children in conflict zones in Iraq and Syria as "jihadist travelers" since they may have received military training....