Patricia Paay
Feb 22 '18 17:20

The Public Prosecutor will prosecute website Geenstijl for publishing a sex tape of Dutch celebrity Patricia Paay last year, the Telegraaf reports.

Telegraaf Media Group, parent company for both Geenstijl and the Telegraaf, refused to comment on the case. Geenstijl also reports the prosecution on its website. No announcement was made on the Public Prosecutor's site. 

The video in question was posted on Geenstijl in February last year. It was removed a short time later, at the instruction of Paay's lawyer Johan Langelaar. 

Mark Rutte
Feb 22 '18 16:40

Prime Minister Mark Rutte wants more clarity from the British government about the course they plan to take now that they're leaving the European Union, he said after his visit with British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday.

Belastingdienst
Feb 22 '18 16:00

A Dutch tax regulation for deductible interest on loans between parent companies and subsidiaries is in conflict with EU rules, the European Court of Justice ruled on Thursday. Last year Eric Wiebes, the State Secretary of Finance, warned that this ruling could cost the Dutch treasury 400 million euros, NU.nl reports.

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Feb 22 '18 15:20

The British government is expecting that Unilever will pick Rotterdam for its head office after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union - the so called Brexit, the Financial Times reports based on information from government officials. Unilever refused to comment.

Unilever, a British-Dutch multinational, employs 169 thousand people world wide, including 7,500 in the U.K. and around 3 thousand in the Netherlands. The company currently has a shared headquarters in London and in Rotterdam. The entire head office employs 100 people - 60 in London and 40 in Rotterdam. 

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Feb 22 '18 14:40

Short tracker Suzanne Schulting won the Olympic title in the 1,000 meters - the first Dutch short track skater to win gold at the Olympic Games. Silver went to Canadian Kim Boutin, and bronze went to Italian skater Arianna Fontana, NOS reports.

Schulting had an amazing finale. She started in second position, but quickly took the lead by overtaking Boutin. After that she did not suffer from the pushing and pulling behind her, and stayed in first place until the end.

"I just started skating and stayed on one. I really still can't believe it", an overjoyed Schultin told NOS. 

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Feb 22 '18 14:00

Many cold records will be broken in the Netherlands next weeks, with minimum temperatures as low as -10 degrees Celsius expected, according to Weerplaza. "In the end of the meteorological winter, King Winter is just as strong", the weather service writes.

Over the coming days night time temperatures will drop below -5 degrees regionally, but it will remain above zero during the day. From Sunday onwards, that will change. Minimum and maximum temperatures are expected to be below zero and with that the chance of ice days increases significantly. 

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Feb 22 '18 13:20

Former anti-radicalization official in Amsterdam Saadia Ait-Taleb will be prosecuted for forgery with invoices. She is suspected of messing with payments to a vlogger with whom she also had a personal relationship. He too will be prosecuted, NOS reports.

The forgery with invoices involved an amount of around 300 thousand euros. There were unspecified invoices, double payments and other irregularities, according to the broadcaster.

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Feb 22 '18 12:40

The Public Prosecutor decided to drop a lawsuit filed against the four large tobacco producers in the Netherlands accusing them of aggravated assault and forgery, among other things. "Smoking is deadly and the design of cigarettes does add to this, but the tobacco manufacturers have not acted in violation of either the law or the current regulatory framework", the Prosecutor said in a statement on Thursday.

Bitcoin
Feb 22 '18 12:00

The Public Prosecutor demanded 5 years in prison against a 38-year-old British man accused of laundering around 11.5 million euros in bitcoins between 2014 and 2016. The money likely came from the illegal trade in drugs and other prohibited goods on darkweb markets, the Public Prosecutor said on Wednesday.

angry dog
Feb 22 '18 11:20

A 19-year-old Palestinian man is demanding 11 thousand euros in damages from a Dutch company that delivers dogs to the Israeli army. One of these dogs bit him three years ago and left him seriously injured and permanently traumatized, he says. The company, Four Winds K9 in Noord-Brabant, denies liability, AD reports.

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Feb 22 '18 10:40

Family members of Yassine Majiti, who was last year, apologized for starting a on Wednesday, lawyer Peter Schouten said to Omroep Brabant.

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Feb 22 '18 09:53

At least six cases of sexual abuse with child victims were found at Plan International. No Dutch people were involved in the abuse, but the Netherlands branch of the children's charity is taking extra measures to prevent it from happening, RTL Nieuws reports.

Sander Dekker
Feb 22 '18 09:28

In the coming years the Dutch government, judges and criminal lawyers will take more measures to protect victims of crime and give them more rights, Minister Sander Dekker for Legal Protection announced on Thursday - the European day of the victim. One such measure is to oblige suspects of violent- or sex crimes to attend their trial and listen to the victims should they choose to speak, NOS reports.

Big data
Feb 22 '18 08:52

Amnesty International strongly criticized several European Union member states, including the Netherlands, in its annual yearbook that was presented on Thursday. According to the organization, human rights are under pressure in the EU, ANP reports.

"In countries like Poland and Hungary, the rule of law is being eroded even further. But also in France and in the Netherlands, human rights are no longer always a matter of course", the human rights organization said with the publication of its Yearbook 2017-2018.

Sven Kramer
Feb 22 '18 08:26

The medal celebration for the Dutch men's skating pursuit team went wrong in the Holland Heineken House (HHH) on Thursday night. Sven Kramer, Jan Blokhuijsen, Patrick Roest and Koen Verweij threw a large plate holding into the crowd, injuring two women, RTL Nieuws reports.

Feb 22 '18 07:45

Amsterdam police commissioner Ad Smit will be fired with immediate effect due to years of embezzlement. The top of the Amsterdam police will hand him his dismissal next week, NRC reports.

Smit was the highest police officer of the police unit in Amsterdam district Oost for around 20 years.

According to the newspaper, he regularly used police money to entertain family members, colleagues and friends. Investigation showed that he paid for, among other things, expensive meals and tickets to football matches with police funds. 

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Feb 22 '18 07:17

Paul Berben, candidate city councilor for party Veilig Maastricht, is furious at Minister Kasja Ollongren of Home Affairs because of the "My personal opinion: as far as I'm concerned she should hang on the highest tree", he wrote on Facebook. The Minister is still considering whether to take further steps against him, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Feb 21 '18 18:00

A trail revolving around a fatal shooting in Den Bosch last year, had to be briefly suspended on Wednesday after members of the victim's family attacked the suspect. The court in Den Bosch was temporarily on lock down while order was restored, AD reports.

2018 Winter Olympics medal
Feb 21 '18 17:20

TeamNL added two more medals to its collection at the Winter Olympics in South Korea on Wednesday, both in the team pursuit. The women's team won silver, and the men won bronze, NOS reports.

Ireen Wust, Marrit Leenstra and Antoinette de Jong broke a Dutch record in the race ending with a time of 2:55:48, but still had to settle for Silver. The Japanese skaters won gold with an Olympic record time of 2:53:89 - only 1:58 ahead of the Dutch. Bronze went to the United States.

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Feb 21 '18 16:40

The Flevoland town of Urk plans to honor the seafaring heroes of the Netherlands' colonial past by naming streets in a new neighborhood after them. A motion to do so was submitted by party Hart voor Urk, and adopted by the rest of the city council, NOS reports.

MH17
Feb 21 '18 16:00

National Geographic show Air Crash Investigation will broadcast a documentary on the flight MH17 disaster on March 4th.

For the documentary, the makers of the show spoke with relatives of victims, and employees of the Dutch Safety Board, which handled part of the investigation into the crash, according to broadcaster NOS. The episode will show reconstructions of the flight and the investigation. The question of who is responsible for downing the Malaysia Airlines flight, will not be discussed.

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Feb 21 '18 15:20

Fourteen lifelike and very expensive sex dolls that were stolen from exclusive sex shop Mytenga in Breda last year, were returned to the store on Tuesday. Owner Niels van der Voort is very happy to have them back, but they were quite damaged, he said to Omroep Brabant.

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Feb 21 '18 14:40

From next year the partner of a new mother will get five days' paid leave after the birth of their child, Minister Wouter Koolmees of Social Affairs and Employment announced on Wednesday. Currently partners only get two days of paid leave after the birth of their child, NOS reports.

Samuel L. Jackson
Feb 21 '18 14:00

American actor Samuel L. Jackson praised a parody about the United States' national rifle association NRA. The video, made in October 2017, rebrands the NRA as nonsensical rifle addiction, and describes the large number of gun deaths in the U.S. as a humanitarian disaster caused by this disease.

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