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Jun 13 '17 17:05

A 62-year-old woman died in a group home in Utrecht last week. The exact cause of her death is still under investigation, but initial results indicate she starved to death. She was one of four people living in a group home called , the members of which believe they can , according to their website.

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Jun 13 '17 16:30

Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam overtook Heathrow airport in London as the European airport that offers the most direct flights, according to a new report by industry organization ACI Europe, Het Parool reports.

The Amsterdam airport is now the European airport that offers the most direct flights with 4,861 direct flights a week. That is a 20 percent increase compared to 10 years ago. Heathrow reduced the number of direct flights slightly during the same time period. As dit other rivals like Charles de Gaulle in Paris.

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Jun 13 '17 15:55

VVD leader and current Prime Minister Mark Rutte is "extremely disappointed" and "bewildered" that the government formation talks between the VVD, CDA, D66 and GroenLinks. A parliamentary debate on the matter is likely to be held before the end of Tuesday, the Telegraaf reports.

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Jun 13 '17 15:20

Between 2012 and 2016 alcohol consumption in Amsterdam decreased, but the use of hard drugs like ecstasy, cocaine and amphetamine increased, health service GGD revealed in its Amsterdam Health Monitor 2016, Het Parool reports.

For the Health Monitor te GGD questioned over 8,600 Amsterdam residents between the ages of 19 and 64 years about their physical and psychological health, daily habits and health care. The service then compared the results to a similar study done in 2012 and 2008. 

Romy Nieuwburg, 14, found killed in a watery ditch in Achterveld, Utrecht on 2 June 2017
Jun 13 '17 14:45

Flags are hanging half mast in Hoevelaken on Tuesday. Murdered 14-year-old 's funeral will be held this afternoon.

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Jun 13 '17 14:10

Blokker Holding suffered a massive 180 million euros loss in 2016 - the biggest loss the retail group ever booked since its establishment in 1896, NOS reports. 

The bulk of the loss can be attributed to store closures. Blokker's reorganization in the Netherlands and Belgium and reorganizations at Xenos and Intertoys cost the company over 100 million euros. In addition to that, sales at Blokker, Xenos, Marskramer and Big Bazar were disappointing. Revenues decreased by 5 percent, from 2,076 billion euros in 2015 to 1,965 billion euros in 2016.

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Jun 13 '17 13:35

A 31-year-old police officer from the Den Haag unit was arrested on Tuesday. He is suspected of leaking confidential information from the police systems to a third party, the Public Prosecutor said in a statement. 

The cop was arrested by the Rijksrecherche, the department that handles internal investigations at the police. He will be questioned in the coming days. His home ws also searched.

In official terms, the police officer is suspected of violating professional secrecy and official corruption, according to the Prosecutor.

Jun 13 '17 13:00

The Koninklijke Marechaussee may soon be performing go-slow labor actions at Schiphol and other airports during peak summer times in protest against their new employment conditions. These actions can cause major delays during the summer peak, the unions for the armed forces announced, Het Parool reports.

Portrait of Barack Obama, by Amsterdam artist Edwin van den Dikkenberg
Jun 13 '17 12:25

Amsterdam portrait artist Edwin van den Dikkenberg gained some international fame this weekend when his painting of former American president Barack Obama went viral online, mistakenly called Obama's official presidential portrait.

The painting was massively discussed on social media, particularly because it depicts Obama wearing a beige suit. In 2014 the president was criticized for this particular clothing choice, because it was considered not to be presidential enough.

Hassan, Alma and Nazih found in Hungary on May 30th after their dad kidnapped them in Enschede on May 19th
Jun 13 '17 11:50

A 35-year-old man who last month, was extradited to the Netherlands, the Public Prosecutor said in a statement.

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Jun 13 '17 11:15

The Rotterdam police arrested suspected jihadist Mounir E. before the Rotterdam marathon in April and kept him in custody until the marathon weekend was over, a spokesperson for the Rotterdam police confirmed to NU.nl.

According to the spokesperson, there were suspicions that the 34-year-old man from Spijkenisse was planning an attack. This was partly based on statements from employees of the municipal transport company RET, who overheard him saying that "something beautiful will happen at the marathon: boom!", according to the newspaper.

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Jun 13 '17 10:40

The police searched the home of an Amsterdam man caught filming the entrance of the PSV stadium in Eindhoven during a Guus Meeuwis concert on Friday. The police are still being tight-lipped about the investigation, only saying that the 29-year-old man is still in custody and is being questioned.

"We are naturally investigating his intentions. That's why we also investigated his home", the police said in a statement on Monday night.

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Jun 13 '17 10:05

A 37-year-old priest was reprimanded by the bishop in Den Bosch for accepting money from a deeply religious, elderly woman. The 89-year-old woman gave over 100 thousand euros to the priest between 2011 and 2015, the Volkskrant reports.

If the priest accepts any more money from the woman, he will be suspended. 

One of the woman's nephews discovered the money transfers. "What my aunt does with her money is her free choice", he said to the Volkskrant. "But I think this is a matter of indoctrination by a priest of a deeply religious woman."

Ambulance
Jun 13 '17 09:26

A wedding celebration in Amsterdam-Osdorp on Monday ended in somewhat of a disaster when 20 guests got food poisoning. It seems that the event center served spoiled chicken, RTL Nieuws reports.

About 300 people attended the celebration. According to the bride's sister, 20 people became sick at the same time. "They sat here outside, everyone throwing up in a row. Therefore ambulances responded."

The couple's family is furious. "They served yesterday's chicken. We're going to claim damages and they're not getting a cent from us."

Gay couple
Jun 13 '17 09:08

Same sex couples are better at splitting paid and unpaid work between partners than their heterosexual counterparts, according to a report by social and cultural planning office SCP. Lesbian couples in particular divide household duties more fairly than traditional households, RTL reports.

Savannah Dekker, missing in Bunschoten since 1 Jun 2017
Jun 13 '17 08:47

The in connection with the murder of , was ordered removed from his home by the children's court, AD reports. He was set to be removed on June 7th, but this never happened as he was arrested on June 4th, according to the newspaper.

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