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Jan 5 '17 08:01

Anis Amri, the Tunisian man suspected of driving a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin on December 19th, spent several hours in Amsterdam two days later, Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice confirmed in a letter to parliament on Wednesday. Amri was caught on surveillance cameras in the Dutch capital, the Dutch Public Prosecutor confirmed, the Telegraaf reports.

Jan 4 '17 08:48

The Dutch government is having discussions with Belgium, Germany and France about implementing a registry for people traveling on international buses, trains and boats, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Security and Justice said to the Volkskrant. This follows terror Anis Amri suspect after he drove a truck into a Christmas market in Berlin on December 19th.

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Jan 3 '17 08:53

The German authorities arrested a Syrian man suspected of planning attacks in the Nehterlands, Geramany, France and Belgium, news wire AFP reports. The suspect texted terrorist group ISIS asking for 180 thousand euros to fund the attacks, German prosecutors said on Monday. 

The man was detained on Saturday and his apartment in Saarbucken was raided. He was formally arrested and charged on Sunday. 

Jihadist
Dec 2 '16 12:15

Terrorist organization Islamic State is planning more attacks in Europe and the Netherlands may be a target, according to a warning report Europol released on Friday. The European policing force thinks that ISIS will likely keep to attack tacticts currently used in Syria and Iraq - car bombs, kidnappings, extortion and suicide bombings, AD reports.

Dec 1 '16 15:55

Jan F. has to pay 2.6 million to the Netherlands state. That is the amount the court in Breda calculated he earned from selling horse meet as beef, AD reports.

Between 2006 and 2009 F. ordered horse meat from Argentina. He took it in Breda, where he butchered it and sold it as halal slaughtered beef through his own company Draap. Incidentally Draap is the Dutch word for horse - paard - spelled backwards. His main customers were in France. 

107,000 British pounds found in the car of a money laundering suspect on A16 near Zevenbergschen Hoek, 8 Nov 2016
Nov 10 '16 09:21

The police arrested a 44-year-old man on the A16 near Zevenbergschen Hoek on Tuesday night after stopping him for a broken taillight. He is internationally wanted for money laundering and had 107 thousand British pounds in his car, the police said in a statement.

Oct 27 '16 13:25

KLM's independence will not be compromised by the new strategy for Air France-KLM that CEO Jean-Marc Janaillac is presenting early next month, Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance assured parliament after several dais of intensive discussions with the CEO, NOS reports.

Oct 11 '16 11:40

After only three of the ten qualifying matches for the World Cup, things are already not looking great for the Dutch team. Oranje lost to France 1-0 in Amsterdam on Monday

Oct 6 '16 08:50

Behind the scenes KLM is transferring flights from Amsterdam to Paris as a result of a power struggle within Air France-KLM, the Telegraaf reports based on "multiple sources". This transfer of flights is resulting in job losses in the Netherlands, according to the newspaper.

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Sep 8 '16 09:48

Two suspects that were previously arrested and released in the case surrounding French terrorism suspect Anis B., were arrested again. The suspects are both Antillean men, one from Rotterdam and the other from Vlaardingen. According the Public Prosecutor, another suspect in the case made an incriminating statement that led to their arrest

Sep 6 '16 08:23

Terrorist organization Islamic State planned to hit more targets during the terrorist attacks in Paris in November last year. The other targets included more places in France and other countries, including the Netherlands, American news agency CNN reports.

Lady Justice
Aug 15 '16 12:00

A French man arrested for sexually assaulting an 8-year-old Dutch girl on a campsite in Ardeche, France, gave the police a partial confession. He admitted that he "touched" the girl, but denies raping her

Aug 10 '16 11:20

An 8-year-old Dutch girl was sexually assaulted at a campground in Saint-Alban-Auriolles in Ardeche, France during the early hours of Tuesday morning. Her parents pressed charges

Jul 28 '16 11:15

Traffic information service ANWB is advising Dutch holiday goers to avoid the French motorways in what is set to be the first so-called "black Saturday" of the year. Massive traffic jams are expected in France as people rush to get to their holiday destinations

Jul 15 '16 16:00

The council for Moroccan mosques in the Netherlands RMMN released a statement condemning the terrorist attack in Nice, France on Thursday night. The council calls on its members and all mosques to dedicate a prayer to the victims and their families during Friday prayers

Jul 15 '16 15:30

Dutch parliamentarians reacted shocked and horrified to the attack in Nice, France on Thursday that left at least 84 people dead and hundreds injured. The first of the victims have been identified. So far none of the victims are Dutch and no Dutch have been reported missing

Jul 15 '16 08:48

Dutch King Willem-Alexander expressed his condolences to the people of France following a terrorist attack in Nice on Thursday. "Our heart goes out to the victims of the attack in Nice", he said. So far there have been no reports of Dutch victims.

Jul 15 '16 08:37

The identities of the at least 80 people killed and hundreds injured in a terrorist attack in Nice, France on Thursday night, are still unclear. At least three Dutch were present at the attack and survived it relatively unharmed. Everyone is in a state of shock after the attack, they told various Dutch media.

Jul 15 '16 07:50

At least 80 people were killed when a truck drove into a crowd of people on a boulevard in the French city of Nice on Thursday night. The attack is being considered an act of terrorism. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte is horrified by the attack. Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders described it as a "cruel crime against humanity" in a comment on Twitter.

Jul 12 '16 09:07

The weapon believed to be the one Vincent van Gogh used to commit suicide in 1890, surfaced in France and will be on display to the public for the first time in the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam from Friday

Jun 21 '16 08:34

On Monday the Belgian authorities released six suspects connected to a foiled attack on a Thalys train from Amsterdam to Paris in August last year

Jun 13 '16 09:32

There was never a plan to move flights from KLM to Air France in an effort to restore balance between the two sister companies, CEO Alexandre de Juniac said to the Financieele Dagblad.

Jun 10 '16 13:35

Both the French and Dutch government agree that Air France and KLM should not pass their problems to the other, Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance said to the Council of Ministers on Friday. Dijsselbloem spoke to his French counterpart on Thursday and he agrees that "the problems of one company can not be solved by beating a hole in the other", the Dutch minister said

Jihadist
Jun 7 '16 10:04

Members of a sleeping cell of terrorist organization Islamic State were living in an "asylum camp in Nijmegen", a jihadist who turned himself in said to the French police, NRC reports.

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