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Dec 14 '17 17:00

Amsterdam Trade Bank, the Dutch subsidiary of Russia's Alfa Bank, was raided as part of a money laundering investigation last week, Marieke van der Molen of the Public Prosecution Service confirmed to NL Times. 

Norwegian Air
Dec 14 '17 16:00

Budget airline Norwegian Air will be offering flights between Schiphol in Amsterdam and John F. Kennedy in New York four times a week from May next year, the airline announced in a press release. Ticket prices on this route will start at $199, according to the airline.

This is the first time that Norwegian Air is offering flights from Schiphol to the United States, according to ANP. This new destination will be competition for Air France-KLM's transatlantic flights. 

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Dec 14 '17 15:20

A 29-year-old man who was arrested after  in Amsterdam last week, fought against terrorist organization ISIS in the past, his layer Willem van Vliet said on Thursday.

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Dec 14 '17 14:40

Pro-diveristy party DENK will be taking part in the municipal elections in Rotterdam next year, party leader Tunahan Kuzu announced in Rotterdam on Thursday morning. He did this at the Essalam mosque - in the same place, and just moments before, anti-Islam PVV leader was set to announce the faction leader for the PVV in Rotterdam, AD reports.

The 15:17 to Paris
Dec 14 '17 13:20

Warner Bros. Pictures released the first trailer for its movie The 15:17 to Paris, which is based on a .

Verene Shepherd
Dec 14 '17 12:40

Verene Shepherd, a professor at the University of the West Indies and a former UN expert on people of African descent, still gets hate mail from the Netherlands four years after she criticized blackface Sinterklaas character Zwarte Piet. At one point she received up to 80 emails per day, riddled with hateful and racist remarks, the Jamaican professor revealed while giving a speech at a human rights conference in Jamaica on Sunday, Afro Magazine reports.

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Dec 14 '17 12:00

Dutch intelligence and security agency AIVD posted its annual brain-buster puzzle online. Puzzle lovers, and anyone else who is bored over the holidays, have until 11:59 p.m. on January 15th to solve the puzzle and submit their answers. This year's puzzle consists of 15 pages with 42 exercises, which participants can solve independently of each other. 

Franchise Freedom by Amsterdam art duo Studio Drift
Dec 14 '17 11:20

Last week a swarm of  300 luminescent drones flew over the sea and a beach in Miami. Studio Drift, an artist duo from Amsterdam, presented their flying artwork Franchise Freedom on the Art Basel in Miami Beach, Het Parool reports.

Through their art Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta, together Studio Drift, investigate the relationship between nature and technology. They started working on this project 10 years ago, studying the regular flight patterns of starlings and translated them into a software developed especially for drones.

The grave of Aleksej Andrejevitsj Andrejev in the Russisch Ereveld in Leusden
Dec 14 '17 10:40

After more than 75 years the daughter and the granddaughter of a lost Soviet soldier have discovered that he is buried in Leusden, Utrecht. The Second World War soldier, Aleksej Andrejevitsj Andrejev, was found in the Russisch Ereveld, where 865 war victims from the former Soviet Union are buried, the foundation in charge of the Russisch Ereveld announced. 

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Dec 14 '17 10:00

Agricultural organization LTO Nederland is threatening to take Dutch food safety authority NVWA to court over the earlier this year. The NVWA must pay back the damages poultry farmers suffered due to this crisis, according to LTO. So far 120 poultry farmers joined this action in claiming damages around 50 million euros, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Dec 14 '17 09:19

Couples who live together, especially those without children, are the most often prosperous and most satisfied and healthy people in the Netherlands. Older people, single people and especially single parents with young children score less well on these factors, according to Statistics Netherlands' quality of life study for 2017.

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Dec 14 '17 08:48

On Tuesday the police arrested two 15-year-old boys for. Shakil's murder was the fifth deadly incident in the Netherlands this year in which the suspects are 16 years old or younger.

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Dec 14 '17 07:56

On Wednesday the Sint Maarten parliament adopted a law on establishing an Integrity Committee.

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Dec 14 '17 07:26

ING and Rabobank provided loans to three Dutch importers who purchase granite from quarries that use child labor, according to research from banking watchdog the Eerlijke Bankwijzer, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Dec 13 '17 16:40

A 15-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Almere on Tuesday evening. Two suspects, both also aged 15, were arrested. All three teenagers are from Almere, AD reports.

The stabbing happened during the early evening on Pirellipad in Almere. A doctor gave the seriously injured boy first aid before he was rushed to a hospital, where he died of his injuries, the police said on Thursday.

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Dec 13 '17 16:00

An email sent by a broker informing a Dutch-Moroccan couple that a home in Ter Aar they were interested in renting can only be rented by people of Dutch origin, again sparked a racism debate in the Netherlands. 

The couple went to look at the home in the Zuid-Holland town and decided they were interested, so they sent in all the documents the broker asked for. "The owner has chosen to only rent to people of Dutch descent. I am sorry to have to report this to you", read the email they received in response. One of the applicants posted a screenshot of the email on Facebook.

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Dec 13 '17 15:20

Geert Wilders' anti-Islam party PVV will definitely be taking part in the municipal elections in Rotterdam and Utrecht next year. The PVV in the upcoming elections, but that did not work out. The party could not find enough good candidates, according to NOS. 

Emile Roemer
Dec 13 '17 14:40

Emile Roemer is resigning as party chairman and leader of socialist party SP, he announced in a cafe in The Hague on Wednesday. He is also leaving the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, early in January, RTL Nieuws reports

"It's time someone else takes over the baton", Roemer said. "I do not want to be a politician who left too late. My part of the mission is over."

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Dec 13 '17 14:00

The municipality of Utrecht discovered an unlicensed shopping mall in a parking garage in Utrecht Overvecht on Wednesday, the municipality said in a statement. 77 storage units in the garage were being used for business purposes. The municipality found six sisha lounges, several garage companies, multiple goods repair shops, a gym and a hair salon.

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Dec 13 '17 13:20

The police arrested a seventh suspect for a using a hijacked helicopter in October. The 24-year-old from Amsterdam was arrested on December 1st, but his arrest was kept quiet until the magistrate remanded him into custody for 90 days this week, Het Parool reports.

Google
Dec 13 '17 12:40

People in the Netherlands extraordinarily often searched for information about murdered this year. Her name is in 1st place on a list of most trending search terms in the Netherlands in 2017, which Google released today.

Cannabis
Dec 13 '17 11:59

The demand for medical marijuana is soaring in the Netherlands. Over the past five years the number of doctor's prescriptions for medical marijuana grew by more than 400 percent to over 50 thousand this year, according to figures from the foundation of pharmaceutical statistics SFK, AD reports. 

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Dec 13 '17 11:20

The Netherlands is joining Austria in filing a lawsuit with the European Court of Justice against Germany's plans to introduce a toll for passenger cars. According to the two country's, this toll discriminates against foreign motorists and is therefore in conflict with European rules, NU.nl reports.

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Dec 13 '17 10:40

The Amsterdam Cheese Company took the municipality of Amsterdam to court over the city's decision to ban the opening of new tourist shops in Amsterdam Centrum. Due to this ban, the newly opened Amsterdam Cheese Company store on Damrak has to close. The cheese company hopes that the court will prevent this closure when it rules next month.

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