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Global Politics

With far-right topping Dutch polls, EU elections could see Eurosceptics take the lead

All eyes will be on the Netherlands and its exit polls Thursday night, where young and charismatic Thierry Baudet, leader of new far-right party — with plenty of controversial statements to his name — is hoping to gain seats in European parliament. Some say the rise of far-right Eurosceptic parties has fevered speculation that this week’s election results could determine the future of the European project.

Elections

How the EU will vote and why it matters

Some 427 million people in the European Union's 28 member states can vote to elect 751 members of the EU legislature this week, including Britons who had been due to leave the bloc in March. But why EU parliamentary elections matter?

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Environment

Geo answer: Belgium

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Belgium. The World's David Leveille explains that the country's national airline has decided to slow down their airplanes to cut fuel consumption.

Business, Economics and Jobs

Overseas bailout

As the U.S. bailout plan stumbles on Capitol Hill, European banks are suffering from their exposure to the U.S. crisis. The World's Laura Lynch reports that governments in Europe have had to intervene with bailouts of their own.

Global Politics

De-baptism' on the rise in Belgium

The Catholic Church in Belgium faces revelations of widespread sexual abuse of children by priests. For many Catholics, the report was the last straw. Many are going so far as to formally leave in a process called �de-baptism.� Clark Boyd reports.