What We're Following This Evening

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

A Dutch referendum: The polls have closed in the Netherlands for a vote on a free trade deal between the European Union and Ukraine. The majority of voters, about 64 percent, rejected the agreement, but an exit poll showed that the turnout may have fallen short of the total required for the vote to be valid. The poll put turnout at 32 percent, with a margin of error of 3 percent. For the referendum to count, turnout needs to be 30 percent.

Trouble for Brazil’s leader: A congressional report in Brazil said there may be grounds to begin impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff, who is alleged to have hid the size of the country’s budget deficit in 2014. Polls show a majority of the population disapproves of Rousseff, who was elected in 2011.

Fighting in Darfur: The United Nations says an increase in violence in the country has driven 138,000 people from their homes since mid-January. The 13-year conflict between Sudanese government forces and rebel groups has displaced more than 2.7 million people so far.

News from this afternoon here