Dutch news in brief, 24 March 2006

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First woman party leader dies, Former Dutch politician Ria Beckers has died at her home in Wadenoijen after a long illness, it was announced on Friday. She was 67. Beckers was the first part leader of the green-left GroenLinks, the party formed by the merger of several small left-wing groups in 19889. She became the first woman election leader in Dutch politics in 1977 when she took over control of the Political Party of Radicals (PPR), one of the parties that later formed GroenLinks. Beckers left politic

First woman party leader dies

Former Dutch politician Ria Beckers has died at her home in Wadenoijen after a long illness, it was announced on Friday. She was 67. Beckers was the first part leader of the green-left GroenLinks, the party formed by the merger of several small left-wing groups in 19889.  She became the first woman election leader in Dutch politics in 1977 when she took over control of the Political Party of Radicals (PPR), one of the parties that later formed GroenLinks. Beckers left politics in 1993.

Police arrest Turkish terror suspect

Dutch police arrested a 35-year-old Turkish terrorist suspect on Wednesday at the request of justice officials in Germany. The German authorities allege the man is a member of the militant Marxist-Leninist party  DHKP/C in Turkey. The group considers the Turkish government is under the control of Western imperialism and seeks to break this control by violent means. The unnamed suspect is suspected of handling public relations for the DHKP-C. He was living in a caravan at an asylum seekers' centre in the Dutch municipality of Etten-Leur. He has been detained on a European arrest warrant in anticipation of extradition to Germany.

B.B. plays another 'last' concert

His performance last June was to be his last in the Netherlands. However, Blues guitar legend B.B. King is to perform for the Dutch public one more time when he appears in the Ahoy venue in Rotterdam on 15 September, a day before his 81st birthday, Diba International Concerts said on Friday.

Barney wins with nine-dart finish

Dutchman Raymond van Barneveld, affectionately known as Barny, stunned the audience in the Holsten Premier League Organisation's Darts competition on Thursday with a perfect nine-dart finish during his 8-3 leg win over Peter Manley on Thursday. "It's unbelievable - I've hit a few nine-darters in smaller tournaments but never on television," Van Barneveld told the BBC.  With each player starting from a score of 501, nine darts is the fewest number of throws necessary to finish the game.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

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