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Police officer and sniffer dog search a wooded area
Jun 13 '17 08:23

The Dutch country side is a "playground for criminals", where the police show up late, if they show up at all, 12 commissioners of the King wrote in a scathing report about the priorities of the National Police, AD reports.

Jesse Klaver
Jun 13 '17 07:55

between the VVD, CDA, D66 and GroenLinks the parties announced on Monday.

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Jun 12 '17 16:55

The Dutch economy will grow by 2.5 percent this year - the highest growth in a decade, Dutch central bank DNB expects. The economy is doing better in all aspects, but wages are still lagging behind, the bank said in its latest estimate on Monday, NOS reports.

DNB's expectations are rosier than the central planning office CPB's estimates in March. The CPB then predicted economic growth of 2.1 percent. The office is releasing its latest estimates on Wednesday. The Dutch government uses CPB estimates to make its policy.

Alps
Jun 12 '17 13:23

A father and son from Paterswolde in Drenthe were killed in an accident while mountain climbing accident in Italy. The victims are 57 and 20 years old, the Martini Hospital, where the father worked, confirmed to Dagblad van het Noorden.

The accident happened on Friday, while the duo were climbing with a 38-year-old local guide on the mount Becca di Monclair in the Italian Alps. Exactly what happened is still unclear.

The climbers were at a height of around 3,200 meters on the north side of the mountain when the accident happened, NU.nl reports based on Italian media. 

Jun 12 '17 08:51

Dutch military intelligence service MIVD for years worked with an official, knowing that there were corruption complaints against him, AD reports based on statements from those involved. 

According to the newspaper, the statements were made under oath, in front of a judge, by colleagues of the official and employees of Defense's Integrity Office. The official in question, Jacques H., is appearing in court on Tuesday as one of six police and Defense employees suspected of involvement in a major bribery scandal involving the services' fleets and vehicle supplier PON.

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Jun 12 '17 08:03

The man that night, almost certainly did not do so intentionally, the police said on Twitter on Sunday night. The police came to this conclusion after searching the man's home. Two of the eight victims were still in hospital at the time of the police update.

Lake 't Zand in Alphen, Noord-Brabant
Jun 12 '17 07:27

After over seven hours of searching, emergency services found the body of a 14-year-old boy in lake 't Zand in Alphen late on Sunday night. The Tilburg boy disappeared under water while swimming with friends around 4:00 p.m. that afternoon. The lake is usually used for recreational purposes, like swimming, Omroep Brabant reports.

gele-politiejas
Jun 10 '17 22:58

This story was updated several times before 11 p.m. on 10 June 2017 as new information developed.

At least eight people were injured when a car sped out of control in front of Amsterdam Centraal Station, crashing through a group of pedestrians before coming to a stop against a concrete entrance to the subway station below. The driver of the dark green or black Peugeot was taken into custody by police at the scene.

Two of those injured were seriously hurt, police said. The incident happened before 9 p.m. on Saturday.

Frits Paymans
Jun 9 '17 08:56

Frits Paymans, a VVD State member in Zuid-Holland, thinks that global warming is not caused by humans and that it is a conspiracy from which large multinationals benefit greatly, he said to Omroep West. His statements were received with shocked disbelief from other members of his party.

"The earth hasn't warmed over the past 20 years", Paymans said to the broadcaster. He called global warming a hype. "Climate change has always been here. The climate is never stable. It is the sum of all weather conditions."

A sea of flowers left outside murdered Savannah Dekker's school after a silent march in honor of the 14-year-old girl, 8 Jun 2017
Jun 9 '17 08:11

Many thousands of people flocked to Bunschoten on Thursday evening to take part in a silent march for murdered 14-year-old. Savannah's family members did not join the march, because they did not feel emotionally up to it, Bunschoten Mayor Melis vn de Groep said. "Our togetherness is for the family a great hung from our loving community. Savannah always greeted everyone with a hug", he said before the march began, NU.nl reports.

Savannah Dekker, missing in Bunschoten since 1 Jun 2017
Jun 9 '17 07:42

More people may be involved in the disappearance and death of 14-year-old from Bunschoten, head prosecutor in Midden-Nederland Jet Hoogendijk said in television program Jinek. A for the girl's death was remanded into custody for another 14 days on Thursday.

Dutch police Arrest team
Jun 8 '17 15:40

The Amsterdam police foiled an assassination plot last week by arresting two suspects in Almere on their way to commit murder, the police said in a statement. The suspects were arrested in a car with stolen registration plates on the Hogering in Almere at around 10:45 p.m. on Thursday, June 1st.

A police officer aiming his service weapon
Jun 8 '17 07:56

The police shot a knife waving man in the leg on Vredensestraat in Winterswijk on Wednesday afternoon. He sustained minor injuries and was treated in hospital before being arrested. Witnesses report hearing 10 shots fired, the Gelderlander reports.

The man has been in contact with the police in the past. Several police officers responded to a report of him threatening to stab someone in a pharmacy on the street at around 1:00 p.m. "Officers tried to disable the man with pepper spray, but due to the extreme wind, it had no affect", the police said in a statement. 

Crime scene tape
Jun 8 '17 07:36

The maimed body of a 21-year-old man was found in Wageningen on Wednesday afternoon. He was killed in a crime, the police confirmed. One suspect, also a 21-year-old man, was arrested. 

Romy Nieuwburg, 14, found killed in a watery ditch in Achterveld, Utrecht on 2 June 2017
Jun 7 '17 15:05

A in connection with the death of from Hoevelaken, is suspected of sexually assaulting and killing the 14-year-old girl on Friday. The boy from Lunteren will be arraigned on Thursday, the Public Prosecutor announced on Wednesday, AD reports.

Abdoe Khoulani
Jun 7 '17 08:48

The Hague politician Abdoe Khoulani is under fire from Jewish interest organization CJO and from other politicians for statements he made. He called a group of Israeli students "future child killers and Zionist terrorists in the making" on social media and called a female colleague a "blonde bitch", AD reports.

Ecstasy
Jun 7 '17 08:17

Young people in the Netherlands use more drugs than their counterparts in other European cities, according to an annual report by the European Monitoring Center for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA). In the age group 15 to 34 years, Dutch were on the top of the list when it comes to ecstasy use in 2015, NOS reports.

A massive 6.6 percent of Dutch in that age group use ecstasy. Ireland comes in a far second place with 4.4 percent. The European average is 1.8 percent.

Ditch in which Savannah Dekker's body was found, on industrial terrain De Kronkels in Bunschoten, 4 May 2017
Jun 7 '17 07:51

The police are looking for witnesses in the investigation into 14-year-old Savannah Dekker's death in Bunschoten. The girl was found killed in a ditch on an industrial terrain in Bunschoten on Thursday. Investigators specifically want to talk to anyone who saw Savannah on her bicycle after she disappeared from home on Thursday, June 1st, the police said on Opsoring Verzocht on Tuesday. The bicycle was found the same day in nearby Hoogland. 

Tourists walk through light morning rain on their way to Amsterdam Centraal, 6 Jun 2017
Jun 6 '17 08:06

A stormy afternoon is ahead for the Netherlands today. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow weather warning, warning of thunderstorms and strong winds starting along the southwestern coast around noon. 

Not all of the Netherlands will contend with both storms and winds, some provinces can look forward to only thunderstorms and others to only wind. Either way, the weather is expected to be unpleasant.

Police guard in a detention center
Jun 6 '17 07:43

 knew the boy the police . The two 14-year-olds met each other through friends about two years ago, AD reports. The boy, who was arrested on Monday, lives on a farm in Lunteren, according to the newspaper.

Crime scene tape
Jun 5 '17 16:20

Savannah Dekker knew the 1 through social media, Bunschoten mayor Melis van de Groep said on Radio 1 Journaal. The police confirmed that both Savannah and Romy Nieuwburg were killed in crimes, though so far the cases seem to be unrelated, according to the news program.

Savannah Dekker (left) and Romy Nieuwburg (right) - two 14-year-old girls found dead within 15 kilometers of each other during the first weekend in June 2017
Jun 5 '17 12:04

The police arrested two teenage boys during the early hours of Monday morning in connection with the deaths of 14-year-old girls Savannah Dekker and Romy Nieuwburg, the police said in a statement. At this stage te police believe the girls' deaths are unrelated and investigators are treating them as separate cases. 

Romy Nieuwburg, 14, found killed in a watery ditch in Achterveld, Utrecht on 2 June 2017
Jun 5 '17 09:21

Fourteen year old Romy Nieuwburg from Hoevelaken, who was, Utrecht on Friday, was a lovely girl, according to friends. They describe her as "the perfect daughter and friend". Her school, J.H. Donner school in nearby De Glind, is also "devastated" by her loss, according to director Jan Hofman.

Police officers on the street
Jun 5 '17 08:27

Two young girls in Bunschoten and Soest reported being chased by cars over the past days in the area where two 14-year-old girls were found dead in Bunschoten and Achterveld over the weekend. In both cases it happened while the girls were cycling in their home towns. The police are calling on local residents to keep an eye out for a black car in the area of Spakenburg and Soest, AD reports.Bunschoten, Soest, Spakenburg and Achterveld are all located no more than 20 kilometers from each other.

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