Thursday

21st Sep 2017

Ticker

Erdogan tells Dutch not to vote for PM Rutte or Wilders

A day before the Dutch parliamentary elections, Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Turkish-Dutch voters on Tuesday not to vote for the parties of prime minister Mark Rutte, or anti-Islam MP Geert Wilders. His diplomatically unusual request comes after a diplomatic row between the Netherlands and Turkey escalated. Erdogan's party has its own agenda: to win an April referendum that would grant the president more power.

Spain arrests Catalan officials

Armed Spanish police have arrested Catalan officials and seized ballots for an independence referendum, prompting appeals for EU help.

Investigation

The rise of the German alt-right

Ahead of Sunday's German elections, a growing number of anti-establishment, anti-Islam websites have created an echo chamber for the radical right.

News in Brief

  1. Catalan leader decries Spanish government intervention
  2. Hungary set for fresh campaign against public enemy Soros
  3. Iceland's PM leads in polls ahead of October elections
  4. Erdogan demands Iraqi Kurds cancel referendum
  5. Ireland to hold referendum on ownership of water
  6. Report: May to offer €20bn as Brexit bill in Florence speech
  7. Merkel poised to win election despite CDU dip in polls
  8. EU unveils cyber security ideas

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