Dutch PM contrite in parliamentary grilling over deal with druglord

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and two of his ministers faced a storm of criticism in parliament Wednesday for their handling of a 15-year-old deal involving a former cabinet member and a notorious drug dealer. Major opposition parties late Wednesday stopped short of a vote of no confidence in Rutte, his fellow VVD party Justice Minister Ard van der Steur and his deputy Klaas Dijkhoff after an eight-hour debate.

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