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April 22, 1989 | From Reuters
Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers will meet with President Bush on May 9 during the Dutch leader's visit the United States to receive an honorary doctorate from Georgetown University, his office said Friday.
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November 11, 1995 | TYLER MARSHALL and ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a move that completes a brief but bitter transatlantic diplomatic debacle, the Dutch government withdrew the name of former Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers as a candidate for the job of NATO secretary general on Friday after he failed to win U.S. backing. "The United States has let it be known that it will not support Lubbers' candidacy," Dutch Foreign Minister Hans van Mierlo told reporters in The Hague.
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November 5, 1989 | From Times staff and wire reports
Dutch caretaker Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers completed his new center-left coalition Cabinet, bringing the Netherlands' Labor Party into government for the first time in eight years. The 14-member Cabinet was to be sworn in by Queen Beatrix on Tuesday, after which Lubbers, a Christian Democrat, is to begin his third consecutive term as the country's premier.
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November 5, 1989 | From Times staff and wire reports
Dutch caretaker Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers completed his new center-left coalition Cabinet, bringing the Netherlands' Labor Party into government for the first time in eight years. The 14-member Cabinet was to be sworn in by Queen Beatrix on Tuesday, after which Lubbers, a Christian Democrat, is to begin his third consecutive term as the country's premier.
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November 11, 1995 | TYLER MARSHALL and ART PINE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a move that completes a brief but bitter transatlantic diplomatic debacle, the Dutch government withdrew the name of former Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers as a candidate for the job of NATO secretary general on Friday after he failed to win U.S. backing. "The United States has let it be known that it will not support Lubbers' candidacy," Dutch Foreign Minister Hans van Mierlo told reporters in The Hague.
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July 12, 1986 | Associated Press
Queen Beatrix formally designated Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers on Friday to form a new Dutch government, seven weeks after elections in which his coalition strengthened its control of Parliament.
WORLD
May 19, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Ruud Lubbers, U.N. high commissioner for refugees, denied that he had sexually harassed a staff member, in a statement issued through a spokesman in Geneva. "The complaint refers to a meeting in my office on Dec. 18, 2003, Five other staff members were present when the harassment allegedly occurred, the statement said.
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October 15, 1987 | From Reuters
Dutch Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers has been the subject of three telephoned death threats and security surrounding him has been increased, police said Wednesday. Rotterdam police spokesman Coen Van Maasloo said unidentified callers telephoned two newspapers and Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam on Tuesday afternoon and warned that they would "get Lubbers."
WORLD
May 25, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Secretary-General Kofi Annan appointed former Portuguese Prime Minister Antonio Guterres to head the U.N. refugee agency. Guterres, 56, takes over from former Dutch Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers, who resigned in February amid allegations of sexual harassment. The 191-member U.N. General Assembly is expected to approve the appointment. Guterres, a former physics professor, was first elected to parliament in 1976.
NEWS
November 7, 1989 | Associated Press
Premier Ruud Lubbers completed his third coalition government Monday, with the appointment of a Christian Democrat as traffic and waterways minister, Dutch Television reported. Hanja Maij-Weggen, a member of the European Parliament, is the third woman in Lubbers' center-left Cabinet, which has more female ministers than any previous Dutch government. Lubbers' Christian Democrats and the Labor Party have seven seats each in the government, which is expected to be sworn in today.
NEWS
April 22, 1989 | From Reuters
Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers will meet with President Bush on May 9 during the Dutch leader's visit the United States to receive an honorary doctorate from Georgetown University, his office said Friday.
NEWS
July 15, 1986
The Netherlands' coalition Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers, was sworn in after it approved a package of austerity measures. Lubbers' Christian Democrats and the right-wing Liberals retained their majority in May elections, but negotiations to renew their alliance have just concluded. The Cabinet team completed work on next year's budget--calling for continued public spending cuts to assist the Dutch economy--before being sworn in officially by Queen Beatrix in The Hague.
WORLD
July 16, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan cleared the head of the U.N. refugee agency of sexual harassment charges in a letter to the agency's staff in Geneva. Ruud Lubbers had been under investigation over a complaint filed by a veteran American female staffer at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees' Geneva headquarters. He strongly denied any wrongdoing.
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