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Jun 26 '17 17:15

Gerard Bouman, the former chief of the National Police, suffered a heart attack while vacationing in the United States. The 64-year-old man is currently in an American hospital, the police announced on Sunday. Bouman's condition is unclear, but his daughter is with him, a police source said to newspaper AD.

Current National Police Chief Erik Akerboom said that he is shocked by the news and wished Bouman and his family strength. Minister Stef Blok of Security and Justice expressed similar sentiments. 

Voting
Jun 26 '17 16:40

Some 40 percent of Dutch voters with visual impairment or with mental disabilities had trouble in the polling station during the parliamentary election in March, according to a study by the College of Human Rights. The Netherlands must do more to help these vulnerable groups cast their vote, the college said, according to RTL Nieuws.

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Jun 26 '17 16:05

With primary school teachers across the Netherlands set to strike on Tuesday morning, the outgoing Dutch government announced that it simply can't afford pay raises for them at this stage, the Telegraaf reports.

Hospital room
Jun 26 '17 15:25

At least 15 Dutch hospitals were hit in ransomware attacks over the past three years, NOS reports based on a survey in which 25 hospitals participated anonymously. The hospitals insisted on staying anonymous out of fear of attracting hackers, according to the broadcaster. Another 20 hospitals refused to participate at all due to this concern.

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Jun 26 '17 14:45

A toddler and three adults were seriously injured when a barbecue exploded on Leidekkerstraat in Breda on Sunday. All four victims were rushed to hospital with burns, BN De Stem reports.

A woman sustained burns on her face. Two men were burned on their hands and bodies. Where the toddler was hurt is unclear. 

The police believe that the explosion was caused by the use of spirits. An investigation is underway.

Euros
Jun 26 '17 14:05

Should the Netherlands decide to stick to its low banker's bonus limit, the country could lose out on 17 thousand extra jobs and 1 billion euros in income and corporation tax, says employers' organization VNO-NCW. According to the organization, dozens of small financial institutions and at least three major international banks would move from London to the Netherlands after the Brexit, if the bonus limit was not an obstacle, NU.nl reports.

Exactly which financial institutions are involved, the VNO-NCW did not say.

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Jun 26 '17 13:25

This weekend the Dutch police pulled over and checked dozens of motorists and motorcyclists heading towards the TT Assen motorcycle race on the A28 near Utrecht and the Flevopolder. Officers confiscated 28 licenses due to speeding and antisocial driving behavior, AD reports.

A massive 105 fines were issued on the A28 between Utrecht and Nijkerk and 155 official reports were filed. The road users were fined for various violations.

Mosque in Europe
Jun 26 '17 12:45

The as-Soennah mosque in The Hague received a letter in which an anonymous writer seems to threaten with an attack with a truck on a mosque or school. "Don't forget that you're vulnerable too in Europe", the letter begins. The envelope also included a toy truck, RTL Nieuws reports.

"With every cowardly attack on our citizens and children, a counter-attack can follow on your innocent visitors of mosques or whatever. A truck that hits a mosque or school! Don't forget that!", the letter states. "So beware."

A Suske en Wiske painting on a wall in Brussels
Jun 26 '17 12:10

Suske en Wiske comic strip that leaked out on Saturday caused social media outrage in Belgium and the Netherlands to such an extent that Belgian publisher Standaard Uitgeverij had to publish an apology. The comic strip showed a depiction of a black man that was so stereotypical that it completely overshadowed the first bare breasts ever to appear on the strip, according to RTL Nieuws. 

Mouflon
Jun 26 '17 11:35

The Spanish police caught a Dutch hunter trying to sneak the head of a mouflon to the Netherlands in his suitcase from the Alicante airport on Sunday. The Dutch man was fined because he did not have a hunting permit, or permission to shoot the wild sheep, AD reports. 

Luggage check at Schiphol airport
Jun 26 '17 11:00

Schiphol airport plans to reward travelers who check in their luggage with shorter waiting times at security checkpoints. From next week, people traveling without hand luggage can join the 'no trolley queue', where security checks are expected to be much faster, RTL Nieuws reports. 

Sixth meteorite found in Netherlands; crashed through shed roof in Broek in Waterland on 11 Jan 2017
Jun 26 '17 10:19

An object that crashed through a shed roof in the Noord-Holland town of Broek in Waterland in January, was identified as a meteorite, according to scientists at the Naturalis museum in Leiden. This is the 6th meteorite ever to be found in the Netherlands, NU.nl reports.

The meteorite crashed through the roof of a shed at the speed of a high speed train around 5:00 p.m. on January 11th, shortly after several dashcams recorded a fireball in the air. 

Football
Jun 26 '17 09:40

Reports of sexual abuse in the Dutch sports world are often not adequately handled, concludes a research report by Bureau Beke and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Information about sexual abuse is often left untouched at clubs, federations and the person of trust point of the NOC*NSF, which means that perpetrators walk free for longer than necessary. The sports world also rarely call in the police, according to the report, the Volkskrant reports.

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Jun 26 '17 08:51

A motorist was killed and his two passengers injured when their car hit a tree during a police chase through Eindhoven in the early hours of Monday morning. The police started the chase when the car, with Belgian plates, ignored a stop sign during a "routine check", a police spokesperson said to Omroep Brabant.

Gerrit Zalm
Jun 26 '17 08:37

Herman Tjeenk Willink is resigning as mediator in the negotiations, sources reported to De Telegraaf on Monday. It is believed that Gerrit Zalm, former VVD Finance Minister and former CEO at ABN Amro, will succeed him, according to the newspaper.

Poster of Colombian guerrilla movement ELN
Jun 26 '17 08:12

Spoorloos presenter were released by Colombian guerrilla movement ELN on Saturday, a week after the Dutch men were abducted. Minister Bert Koenders is "happy and relieved" that the Dutch journalists are now free, he said in a statement to NOS, thanking the Colombian authorities for their efforts in negotiating their release.

Rainbow flag
Jun 26 '17 07:33

Dutch journalist Bram Janssen was released from custody several hours after being arrested in Istanbul on Sunday. The photo journalist for news wire AP was arrested while taking pictures at a pride parade through the Turkish capital, according to RTL correspondent Olaf Koens.

Koens also confirmed that Janssen was released. "I got a message from Bram: 'Yes, I am free. I was treated well', he wrote. So it ended with a sizzle." Janssen filmed police action against the people in the pride parade. He has a Turkish press card, so was allowed to do so, according to the broadcaster.

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Jun 23 '17 16:50

The Cambodian authorities arrested a 42-year-old Dutch man this week on suspicion that he repeatedly sexually abused a 6-year-old girl, relief organization Terre des Hommes announced. The man was caught based on a tip received by APLE, a local partner of the relief organization, AD reports.

Jun 23 '17 16:10

Threatened journalists should be offered more protection by the police, judiciary and their employers, according to a study done on behalf of journalists union NVJ. This relatively unprotected group performs an important social task and deserves the same protection as other people working for the public interest, like police officers and firefighters, the researchers conclude, Trouw reports.

Arrest
Jun 23 '17 15:30

The police made three new arrests in the investigation into the kidnapping of a 37-year-old Rotterdam man in Amstelveen in March. They will be arraigned on Friday, AT5 reports.

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Jun 23 '17 14:50

A defect on a rented night-vision camera was the reason that Freddy Heineken's kidnappers got away with 30 million euros the night the ransom was dropped, former Justice Minister Frits Krothals Altes reveals in his new book Zeven politieke levens. The kidnappers were on the run for two years before the police finally caught up to them, AD reports.

Rotterdam
Jun 23 '17 14:10

Rotterdam investor Keadyn pushed 4.5 million euros into creating an "incubator" for technology startups. The concept is called 42workspace and is set to open its doors in the center of Rotterdam next week. A few other investors are also involved in this project, NU.nl reports.

2008 BMW M3 E92 in Dutch police livery
Jun 23 '17 13:35

A police K9 unit squad car was set on fire in Bos en Lommer in Amsterdam on Thursday. The car was parked on Merlijnstraat, a few dozen meters away from where police officers were dealing with a shooting. A man was shot in the leg, AT5 reports.

"Luckily no people or dogs were in the car, no one was injured", the police said on Twitter. "Fire was quickly extinguished, but the perpetrators fled."

The police were in the area dealing with the aftermath of a shooting, in which one man was injured in his leg. Two perpetrators fled on a dark colored scooter. 

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Jun 23 '17 12:55

On Thursday the court in Utrecht sentenced a lifeguard and two swim teachers to 60 hours of community service. They were found guilty of death through negligence in the  at 't Gastland pool in Rhenen in September 2015. Two primary school teachers were acquitted, NU.nl reports.

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