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The so-called Rutte III government has been in power since 2017 and he could return to form another coalition after elections.

Dutch Government Resigns Over Child Welfare Fraud Scandal

BBC MARK Rutte’s government has stepped down after thousands of families were wrongly accused of child welfare fraud and told to pay money back. Families suffered an “unparalleled wrong”, Dutch MPs decided, with tax officials, politicians, judges and civil servants leaving them powerless. Many of those affected were from an immigrant background and hundreds were

26 missing, at least 13 dead in Indonesia landslides

AP Rescuers are searching for 26 people still missing after two landslides hit a village in Indonesia’s West Java province over the weekend, officials said Tuesday. At least 13 people were killed and 29 others injured in the landslides that were triggered by heavy rain on Sunday in Cihanjuang, a village in West Java’s Sumedang

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Twitter Permanently Suspends Trump’s Account

BBC US President Donald Trump has been permanently suspended from Twitter “due to the risk of further incitement of violence”, the company says. Twitter said the decision was made “after close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account”. It comes amid a Big Tech purge of the online platforms used by Trump and his

UK PM Boris Johnson

Brexit: New Era For UK As It Completes Separation From EU

BBC A NEW era has begun for the United Kingdom after it completed its formal separation from the European Union. The UK stopped following EU rules at 23:00 GMT, as replacement arrangements for travel, trade, immigration and security co-operation came into force. Boris Johnson said the UK had “freedom in our hands” and the ability

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

UK Finally Seals Brexit Deal

Mailonline Boris Johnson today declared that a Brexit deal has been done after four years of desperate wrangling – with a furious propaganda war already underway. The PM has made history by sealing future trade terms to avert a chaotic split when the transition period ends on January 1, after Lord Frost and Michel Barnier

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Trump urges Congress to amend ‘wasteful’ coronavirus aid bill

BBC US President Trump has urged Congress to amend a $900bn (£670bn) coronavirus relief bill to more than triple its stimulus payments to Americans. In a video message posted on Twitter, he said the package “really is a disgrace”, full of “wasteful” items. “It’s called the Covid relief bill, but it has almost nothing to

More EU nations ban travel from UK, fearing virus variant

BBC A growing list of European Union nations and Canada barred travel from the U.K. on Sunday and others were considering similar action, in a bid to block a new strain of coronavirus sweeping across southern England from spreading to the continent. France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Austria, Ireland and Bulgaria all announced restrictions

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Poor countries face long wait for vaccines despite promises

AP With Americans, Britons and Canadians rolling up their sleeves to receive coronavirus vaccines, the route out of the pandemic now seems clear to many in the West, even if the rollout will take many months. But for poorer countries, the road will be far longer and rougher. The ambitious initiative known as COVAX created

Joe Biden

Joe Biden says ‘time to turn the page’ after victory confirmed

BBC Joe Biden has said it is “time to turn the page” after his presidential election victory was confirmed by the US electoral college. In a speech after the announcement, he said US democracy had been “pushed, tested and threatened” and “proved to be resilient, true and strong”. He condemned President Trump’s attempts to overturn

Joe Biden

Biden vows 100m vaccinations for US in first 100 days

BBC US President-elect Joe Biden has set a goal of 100 million Covid vaccinations in his first 100 days in office. He said his first months in office would not end the outbreak and gave few details on rollout strategy but he said he would change the course of Covid-19. Introducing his health team for

US President-elect Joe Biden

Biden to ask Americans to wear masks for 100 days

BBC US President-elect Joe Biden has said he will ask Americans to wear masks for his first 100 days in office to curtail the spread of coronavirus. He told CNN he believed there would be a “significant reduction” in Covid-19 cases if every American wore a face covering. Mr Biden also said he would order

Donald Trump

Trump signals he is prepared to leave White House

BBC Donald Trump has said he will leave the White House if Joe Biden is formally confirmed as the next US president. Answering reporters’ questions for the first time since losing the 3 November vote, Trump insisted, however, that “this race is far from over”. He has refused to concede, citing unsubstantiated claims of voter