U.S. Election

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Oct 6 '17 14:10

Hillary Clinton believes that her loss in the American presidential election last year, had an influence on the Dutch parliamentary election earlier this year. At the very least, Dutch voters were more informed about things like Russia trying to influence international elections with propaganda after that happened in the United States election, she said in an interview with RTL Nieuws correspondent Erik Mouthaan.

"I think it [the U.S. election] certainly gave Dutch voters information that American voters didn't have", she said in the interview.

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Mar 2 '17 08:24

Last year Dutch and British intelligence services, and other United States allies, warned Washington that people close to Russian president Vladimir Putin was in contact with people around then presidential candidate Donald Trump, the New York Times reports based on a number of sources who worked in the White House during the Obama regime.

According to the newspaper, several of these White House employees put effort into spreading this information among American politicians, because they were afraid that Trump would cover everything up once he was in power. 

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Jan 10 '17 09:40

Last year was a good year for real estate in the Netherlands. In 2016 investors spent a massive 13.15 billion euros on Dutch real estate, breaking the 13.15 billion euros record set in 2007, on the eve of the global property bubble burst, Financieele Dagblad reports based on figures from real estate advisor CBRE.

According to the newspaper, the record year can be attributed to a combination of an abundance of capital, a lack of alternative investments, the exceptionally low interest rates and a strong economic recovery. 

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Nov 9 '16 16:10

PVV leader Geert Wilders thinks that Donald Trump's "historic victory" will change the way politics work forever. "Politics will never be the same, take it from me", he said to NOS. 

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Nov 9 '16 11:12

Prime Minister Mark Rutte congratulated Donald Trump on his projected victory in the United States election. "After a tense election campaign, the American people have spoken and decided on Donald Trump. I sincerely congratulate him on his election", Rutte said in a reaction on Facebook.

While the official vote count is not in yet, American media projects that Trump won the election. 

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Nov 9 '16 10:16

Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs thinks that Donald Trump should be judged on his actions as president of the United States. "The American people have spoken, after a tense election campaign that also made many tensions and divisioins visible", he said to NOS in a first reaction.

Nov 9 '16 10:00

The news that Donald Trump, not Hillary Clinton, is almost certainly the new president of the United States sent most world markets into the red. The main European markets, including the AEX, opened with losses of around 3 percent, NOS reports.

The AEX opened with a loss of more than 3 percent, but in the first half hour that loss dropped to minus 1.7 percent. The Stock Exchange in London and Paris also recovered to around minus 1.5 percent. 

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Nov 9 '16 09:21

American news agencies are projecting that Donald Trump won the United States election. If correct, he will succeed current President Barack Obama in the White House. The inauguration is scheduled for January 20th, 2017. While PVV leader Geert Wilders is already waving the victory flags, left-wing politicians in The Hague are shocked.

"CONGRATULATIONS Donald Trump!! Your victory is historic and for all of us!" Wilders tweeted. "And we Dutch will also conquer our country back!"

Wilders
Nov 9 '16 07:30

PVV leader Geert Wilders is elated by the increasing chances of Donald Trump to win the United States election. "The people are taking their country back", he wrote on Twitter. "So will we."

Earlier this year Wilders compared himself to Trump, saying that they are very much the same. Both owe their popularity to disgruntled voters who feel unreperesented, Wilders said in an interview with CNN.

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