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Mar 6 '14 12:41

With but a few weeks to go before The Hague hosts the Nuclear Security Summit NSS, organizers say they see no reason to worry yet about it being sidelined by the ongoing standoff in Ukraine.

Mar 6 '14 12:31

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte thinks it's too early to impose sanctions on Russia, but does not condone Russia's violations of international treaties.

Mar 6 '14 07:34

The Dutch UN special envoy and secretary-general representative Robert Serry, who traveled to Crimea on Wednesday for negotiations, was threatened by armed men and chased away.

Mar 6 '14 06:41

The Netherlands is investigating if there are Ukrainian assets held in the Netherlands which were made via corruption or illegal businesses.

Mar 5 '14 18:28

Almost half the municipalities doubt they will be able to adequately help youth in the youth care system with the funds made available by the government, reveals a survey from 'de Volkskrant' among 158 of the 400 municipalities. One fifth states they will not be able to accomplish the task.

Mar 5 '14 17:17

The pedophile association 'Martijn' needs to be banned, according to the recommendation of the Attorney General (AG) earlier this afternoon to the High Council. The Council tends to adopt the recommendations of the AG.

Mar 5 '14 16:55

The Bosman Act, to be discussed tonight in parliament, has the parties riled up. André Bosman, VVD MP, wants to drastically restrict Antilleans from moving to the Netherlands, by enforcing certain requirements. The PvdA agrees with the need for regulations, but condemns the Act in its current form.

Mar 5 '14 11:01

The Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis(CPB) has been accused of issuing propagandistic information before election time.

Mar 5 '14 09:56

The VVD and PvdA might face a big defeat at the upcoming municipal council elections on the 19th of March, as a study reveals that local parties are popular this year.

Mar 5 '14 09:19

The PVV wants "jihad brides" from Gouda to lose their passports, and that they be apprehended and questioned upon their return from Syria.

Mar 5 '14 08:34

The cabinet can't give information about reports that the son of ousted Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych, locked away wealth via a Dutch tax route.

Mar 5 '14 07:15

D66 is turning to the popular dating service Grindr, to curry LGBT-voter favor for the municipal council elections on 19 March.

Mar 4 '14 18:18

Socialist Party MP, Jan de Wit, is calling it quits. The 68-year-old De Wit decided to retire on April 1st 2014, after almost 16 years of politics.

Mar 4 '14 17:02

The man, who set himself on fire, Friday evening near a bus stop, close to the entrance of a supermarket on the Aagje Dekenstraat, died Sunday. The victim was taken to the burn center in Rotterdam by trauma helicopter, critically injured.

Mar 4 '14 13:35

The budget deficit is dropping quickly because of the growing economy.

Mar 4 '14 09:07

The PvdA is losing voter interest among immigrants, many of whom are moving over to the D66 instead, a study shows.

Mar 4 '14 08:10

Last month, several ministries and the police were warned about journalist Brenno de Winter who was suspected of wanting to infiltrate government computer systems via malware and phishing, the NOS reports.

Mar 4 '14 07:30

The proposed cut-back on tailored education of €21 million is no longer going through. On top of that, €29 million is going to come in to improve tailored education.

Mar 3 '14 18:36

Sports Minister, Edith Schippers, sees no reasons for boycotting the Sochi Paralympics, yet, announced her spokesperson. Schippers is closely monitoring the developments in the Ukraine.

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Mar 3 '14 11:13

The Netherlands has issued a warning against traveling to violence prone areas in Ukraine, in the wake of the country’s stand-off with Russia.

Mar 3 '14 10:58

The Dutch cabinet is condemning Russian military interference in Ukraine.

Mar 3 '14 06:28

The House of Parliament will discuss a bill on Monday that proposes a fierce lowering of yearly pension savings.

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Mar 2 '14 08:02

A former PVV politician from The Hague who once helped produce a film depicting Islam as evil and extreme, Arnoud van Doorn sings a totally different tune these days.

Mar 1 '14 04:34

Statistics, published by Statistics Netherlands, Friday, show a substantial increase in the number of people who had to apply for social security benefits in 2013. The increase was the largest since 2009, with 413,000 recipients by the end of December 2013.

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