Joey Hoffmann
Aug 10 '17 12:30

Traces of what is believed to be blood were found in the Turkish authorities' search for missing in the hills around Silifke on Thursday, AD reports.

The local police chief could not yet confirm or say anything about the discovery to the newspaper.

Aug 10 '17 11:50

The VVD and PvdA are butting heads over teacher salaries. The PvdA stated that they will not sign next year's budget if it doesn't contain higher wages for teachers. The VVD is digging in their heels, according to the Telegraaf.

With government formation talks between the VVD, CDA, D66 and ChristenUnie still ongoing, , it is up to the departing VVD-PvdA government to come up with the 2018 budget. 

Traffic
Aug 10 '17 11:10

Nearly 40 percent of Dutch employees live and work in the same municipality, according to figures for 2015 Statistics Netherlands published on Thursday. The average Dutch worker work 22.6 kilometers from their home. Workers in the big cities and people living on the outskirts of the Netherlands, such as on the Wadden Islands, in particular tend to live where they work, NU.nl reports. 

Joey Hoffmann
Aug 10 '17 10:30

Twenty Turkish police officers and soldiers are searching the hills around Silifke today for missing 21-year-old from Haaksbergen. They are using specialist equipment and two sniffer dogs flown in from Ankara. The dogs are trained to sniff out bodies, AD reports.

The search started very early on Thursday morning, as the day is expected to get very hot in the afternoon. 

Dutch police officers responding to a report of a crime
Aug 10 '17 09:50

There was some panic at DierenPark Amersfoort on Wednesday afternoon when several visitors reported a man acting suspiciously, possibly with a firearm in he zoo. Multiple police units responded and access to the zoo was closed to prevent the person leaving the premises. It turned out to be a father and son with a toy gun, police spokesperson Bernhard Jens said to newspaper AD.

Mark Rutte, January 2016
Aug 10 '17 09:12

The Public Prosecutor demanded 40 hours of community service against a 47-year-old woman who threatened Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Facebook. The Prosecutor also asked the court in The Hague to impose mandatory treatment for the woman's psychological problems, the Telegraaf reports.

In November last year the woman commented on a Facebook post by Rutte about politician Sylvana Simmons. "If we can't hang Sylvana, then we'll hang this bastard. The main cause", she wrote. The woman later stated that she was acting on impulse and that she regrets the comment.

Alexander Pechtold
Aug 10 '17 08:55

The end of the Dutch between the VVD, CDA, D66 and ChristenUnie is not yet in sight, the party leaders confirmed on Wednesday following the .

Carton of eggs
Aug 10 '17 08:17

Dutch food and consumer product safety authority NVWA denies that it first learned that eggs were maybe contaminated by toxic fipronil in November last year. The authority did receive a report about fipronil in that month, but that report only stated that it had been used to clean stables - there was no reason to believe that it could end up in eggs and pose a potential health risk, inspector general Rob van Lint said on Wednesday, RTL Nieuws reports.

Police uniform
Aug 10 '17 07:37

An as yet unidentified man was found severely injured on a business premises in Haarlem on Wednesday evening. He was rushed to the hospital with multiple gunshot wounds, ANP reports. 

The man was conscious and able to speak to the police when they found him on Palletweg. One suspect was arrested for this shooting, more arrests may follow.

According to social media posts, multiple ambulances and a helicopter responded to the shooting. The responding police officers were wearing bulletproof vests, according to the news wire. 

Police officers on the street
Aug 10 '17 07:17

Several people were injured in a fight on Torenstraat in the Groningen village of Beerta on Wednesday night. According to the police, shots were fired. A total of five people were arrested, ANP reports.

Multiple people were taken to hospital with unknown injuries. Exactly how many people got hurt, and whether anyone was actually shot, is unclear. The police believe the victims and perpetrators know each other and that the cause of the incident is in the relationship sphere. 

Plus Pool Project
Aug 9 '17 17:30

Heineken wants to make swimming in polluted New York City rivers a reality again buy helping build a floating pool that filters the dirty water. The 'Plus Pool Project' was already conceived in 2010, but the Dutch beer brewer is breathing new life into it by committing its name to the project, RTL Nieuws reports. 

Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert and Commander Tom Middendorp visit Dutch soldiers on NATO mission in Lithuania, 10 Apr 2017
Aug 9 '17 16:50

Prime Minister Mark Rutte will be visiting the 270 Dutch soldiers stationed in Rukla, Lithuania on Thursday and Friday. Commander of the Armed Forces Tom Middendorp will accompany him on this visit, NOS reports.

The Dutch troops are part of the NATO force aimed at preventing Russia from taking root in the Baltic states. The soldiers also serve the purpose of reassuring the Eastern European allies.

Rutte's program includes a number of events, including a demonstration by NATO troops and a meeting with Lithuanian president Dalia Grybauskaite. 

Police
Aug 9 '17 16:10

The Amsterdam police arrested four people suspected of money laundering. They were caught moving over 100 thousand euros in bank notes - some packed into chips packets and cookie boxes - from scooters to a car, the Telegraaf reports.

At around 2:00 a.m. on July 31s, officers noticed a group of seven people around three scooters and a car with foreign license plates on Willem de Zwijgerlaan. The car doors were open and the people were moving packets from the scooters into the car.

ABN Amro Internet Banking
Aug 9 '17 15:30

ABN Amro is struggling with a "technical malfunction" that has left the bank's internet banking, mobile banking, iDeal payments and some investment applications unavailable. The bank is working on a solution, and stresses that this was not the result of a hack or cyber attack, RTL Nieuws reports.

Disruption site allestoringen.nl received reports from thousands of customers having trouble with the bank's online functions. 

When the fault will be fixed is unclear. The bank apologizes for the inconvenience. 

Rotterdam
Aug 9 '17 14:50

Rotterdam can go ahead with its plans to build the tallest building in the Netherlands - a residential tower of 215 meters high - in the Zalmhaven complex, the Council of State ruled on Wednesday morning. The Council rejected objections filed by local residents, ANP reports.

Rotterdam politicians already agreed to the construction. But residents from surrounding neighborhoods turned to the Council of State because they fear the skyscraper will cause parking problems and "affect living conditions". One of their concerns was that the tower will block sunlight, for example.

Aug 9 '17 14:10

Toxic insecticide fipronil was discovered in Dutch eggs in November 2016 already, Belgian Agriculture Minister Denis Ducarme said in an emergency meeting about the in Brussels on Wednesday. He also accused the Netherlands of taking too long to share this information, NU.nl reports.

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