Jun 18 '13 06:28

Asia’s richest person, Li Ka-shing, is set to buy RAV Water Treatment I B.V. for €943.68 million, according to Reuters.

Jun 18 '13 06:19

On Monday, six teenage football players and one of the player’s father were found guilty of manslaughter after beating a volunteer linesman to death. The crime has sparked outrage across the football-loving nation.

Jun 18 '13 06:05

The Netherlands women defeated Chile in Pool A, 10-0 (7-0 Halftime), at the Rabobank Hockey World League Semi Final.

Jun 18 '13 05:27

Netherlands and Croatia will coöperate on the fight against exploitation of workers by unscrupulous employers and through pretense. Lodewijk Asscher, Minister of Social Affairs has discussed this and made a deal on Monday with the Deputy Prime Minister of Croatia, Neven Mimica.

Jun 18 '13 05:21

Former Labour leader Ad Melkert is open to a more active role in politics. A return to the Binnenhof, which he left in 2002 after the election defeat of the Labour Party and the rise of Pim Fortuyn, Melkert sees as a possibility, he said on Monday during an interview with The Press of Wegener.

He does not see the Hague politics as a 'no-go area'. "Politics, national or international, has always fascinated me in the way how the public interest can be served. Politics needs people who are not afraid to take responsibility.”

Jun 18 '13 05:18

The plans to put more wind turbines on land can be best postponed by five years. This is the outcome of a study of the Central Planning Bureau (CPB) on Monday. The CPB looked, at the request of the government, to the financial effects of the plans.

Jun 18 '13 05:14

Merging the provinces of North Holland, Utrecht and Flevoland can yield annual savings of up to 70 million euros. This is stated in the draft proposal for the reclassification, that Minister Ronald Plasterk of Interior Affairs has published on Monday.

According to the minister the merger offers opportunities to work effectively and efficiently. Originally, the plan was to finalize the merger in 2015, but in April Plasterk decided to give the three provinces one year extra time. In the new province will live about 4.3 million people.

Jun 18 '13 05:08

Meteorological institutions warn for extreme heat on Tuesday and Wednesday. It is predicted that the feeling temperatures in the east and northeast of the Netherlands can be up to 38 degrees on Wednesday. It is according to MeteoConsult 'not inconceivable' that the Dutch record temperature of 38.6 degrees will be broken.

The warm weather is due to a low pressure area northwest of Spain. This causes a flow of tropical air that quickly comes our way from Spain and North Africa. Today, the mercury will already hit the 30 degrees in Maastricht at the beginning of the evening.

Jun 17 '13 08:29

In a large taxi control in Amsterdam by municipal officials, in the night from Saturday to Sunday, only two taxi drivers were caught who had no taxi pass with them. In total, spread across 60 sites, 420 checks have been done.

Jun 17 '13 08:24

A total of 60,000 music fans visited this weekend the 44th edition of Pinkpop music festival. More than 32,000 people came for the weekend to South Limburg and approximately 28,000 festival visitors kept it in a day. This was reported by Pinkpop Boss Jan Smeets on Sunday evening.

Last year the oldest music festival in the Netherlands was sold out with 79,000 visitors.

Jun 17 '13 08:18

Parents who have a conflict with the leadership of the school which their child attends, increasingly begin legal proceedings for getting their right. The number of court cases about  education has increased by more than 40 percent between 2010 and 2012.

Those figures were presented by legal expenses insurer Achmea on Sunday in a broadcast by KRO Brandpunt. The conflicts between parents and schools are, for example, the school advice, a suspension or behavior of the children.

Jun 17 '13 08:13

On Sunday Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans leaves for a four-day trip through the Middle East. His first destination wil be Tunesia in North Africa. Timmermans will also visit Israel, the Palestinian Territories and Turkey. The goal of the trip is to strengten the relationships.

Jun 17 '13 08:04

Bauke Mollema has made ​​a leap in the ranking of the UCI World Tour. The number 2 of the Tour of Switzerland now occupies the 27th position in the global cycling ladder.

The leader of the Blanco team drove a superb final time trial today, with the finish line after more than 26 kilometers on the Flumserberg. He finished it 29 seconds behind the Portuguese stage winner Rui Costa.

Costa secured the final victory, with the win in the time trial. He took the leader's jersey from Switzerland's Mathias Frank, who lost nearly two minutes on his Portuguese rival.

Jun 17 '13 06:51

Netherlands won the Eurovision Young Dancers 2013 on June 14 in Gdansk, Poland. Dutch representative Sedrig Verwoet defeated other representatives from other countries.

Jun 17 '13 06:47

Cities like New York, London and Bangkok are anticipating and preparing for the disastrous effects of global warming. Like these cities, Rotterdam is planning for the best defense against its worst enemy, flooding.

Jun 17 '13 06:41

Yemen’s security officials say that a Dutch couple have disappeared in Sana’a, the capital city of Yemen. They have been missing for three days.

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