Jun 18 '18 14:40

The Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, wants the government to explain a controversial deal that Shell made with the Dutch tax authorities in 2005. As a result of this deal, Shell's British shareholders are exempt from dividend tax in the Netherlands, through which the Dutch treasury lost out on over 7 billion euros, newspaper Trouw reported on Saturday.

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Jun 18 '18 13:50

The police found a body in the water in Westerpark in Amsterdam on Monday morning. A police investigation is ongoing, AT5 reports.

The body was found in the water at the east side of the park around 10:30 a.m. How the person died is not clear.

The police are investigating. 

Jun 18 '18 13:04

A 34-year-old man from Heerlen turned himself in to the police in Amsterdam in connection with a near the Pinkpop festival in Landgraaf on Monday morning, the authorities announced in a press conference at noon. Whether this was an accident or a deliberate attack, is still under investigation.

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Jun 18 '18 11:40

Police arrested the suspected driver in a fatal crash that left one person dead and three others in critical condition early Monday morning. The arrest was announced at about 11:15 a.m., a little over seven hours after the hit-and-run incident.

Authorities did not reveal whether or not it was an accident.

A press conference was scheduled for noon at the Landgraaf city hall. The crash happened on Mensheggerweg in the Limburg town, close to the Pinkpop music festival’s Campground B.

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Jun 18 '18 11:20

Five people fell ill in Club Fix in Tilburg during the early hours of Sunday morning after someone set off a fire extinguisher. The incident happened around 3:00 a.m., the police confirmed to NU.nl.

It is believed that the dust from the fire extinguisher ended up in the club's air conditioning. The five people became sick from breathing the fumes. 

The owner of the club vacated the building as a precaution. The five ill people were treated for respiratory problems by paramedics at the scene. 

Ambulance
Jun 18 '18 10:30

An 86-year-old woman was rescued from her home in Eindhoven on Saturday night after being stuck in a floor duct for nine hours. She slipped while cleaning and got her shoulder stuck in the duct, a kind of radiator in the floor, her daughter told Omroep Brabant.

Neighbors went to check on the elderly woman after not seeing or hearing from her for a few hours. They found the woman stuck. The fire brigade came to rescue her.

Jail
Jun 18 '18 09:40

Piet Hein van T., a 66-year-old child psychiatrist from the Friesland village of Makkinga, was caught having sex with a 15-year-old boy in a guesthouse in Katmandu, Nepal on Thursday. He was arrested with five others in a large action against child sex tourism, AD reports.

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Jun 18 '18 09:34

One person was killed and at least three others were hurt after a multi-person vehicle crashed into several pedestrians near the Pinkpop music festival site early Monday morning. The incident happened at about 4 a.m. on the Mensheggerweg in Landgraaf, Limburg, police said in a statement. The crash site is near Pinkpop's "B" camping location.

Forensic investigators at a crime scene
Jun 18 '18 08:50

The bodies of two persons were found in a home on Tagoreplaats in the Rotterdam district of Ommoord on Sunday. How they died is not yet clear, ANP reports

The police went to search the house after acquaintances reported that they were unable to reach the residents. 

The police are investigating what happened.

Crime scene
Jun 18 '18 08:00

The body of missing 26-year-old Joris Lenselink was found in the water of the Groenburgwal in Amsterdam on Sunday afternoon. The young man has been missing since Friday, Het Parool reports.

The police believe Lenselink ended up in the water while cycling home on Friday night.

Lenselink was last seen leaving cafe Sluyswacht between 10:30 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on Friday. On Sunday family and friends helped the police search the routes he could have taken home. 

McDonald's beverage
Jun 15 '18 16:10

McDonald's in the Netherlands plans to get rid of all plastic straws with their drinks from next year. What they will be replaced with, is still being decided, RTL Nieuws reports.

The Dutch branch of McDonald's is currently looking at how tests go in other countries before deciding on what alternative to go for. "You can think of straws made of paper or no straw at all", a spokesperson said to the broadcaster. "Think of a tute like with coffee cups."

The company plans to choose its alternative by the end of the year.

Pension
Jun 15 '18 15:30

The average senior citizen, 55 years old or older, currently in the Netherlands is less lonely than his or her peers were 20 years ago. They have better social contacts, more often have a partner and their networks are often larger and more diverse, according to a study by social and cultural planning office SCP, NU.nl reports.

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Jun 15 '18 14:50

A 45-year-old man from Nijkerkerveen caused chaos on the A1 highway near Voorst on Friday. According to the police, he swerved across the lanes, hitting the guardrails on both sides of the highway, and also ran across the busy road. His antics caused a traffic jam, RTL Nieuws reports.

After swerving across all lanes of the highway, the man took an exit to a petrol station. He jumped out his car and ran shouting into the gas station. When the officers arrived at the gas station, they identified the man as a suspect wanted for a theft in Deventer.

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Jun 15 '18 14:10

Two brothers from Utrecht and a woman from Alphen aan den Rijn were arrested on for financing terrorism. They sent money to three men suspected of joining terrorist organizations in Syria and Iraq. The three jihadists are the brothers of the two Utrecht men, and the woman used to date one of them, NOS reports.

Green pigeons at Efteling
Jun 15 '18 13:30

Amusement park Efteling announced that it will no longer dye white pigeons different colors for fairy tale attraction 'The Bridal Dress of Genoveva'. Dyeing the pigeons no longer fits this time, the park concluded after years of social media calls from animal lovers and activists to stop this practice, Omroep Brabant reports.

Ever since 'The Bridal Dress of Genoveva' opened in 1957, Efteling has dyed the white pigeons in the fairy tale forest blue, pink, and green using a special paint. Now visitors will encounter the white pigeons in their natural state. 

Artist paint brush and palette
Jun 15 '18 12:50

Artist Joost Zwanenburg made an error when he painted a new war memorial at the Herenhof shopping center in Alphen aan den Rijn. The plane depicted on the monument is not the Halifax that crashed in 1944, as it was meant to be, but a different type, NU.nl reports.

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Jun 15 '18 12:10

The Public Prosecutor is investigating who leaked information from the confidential committee responsible for nominating a new mayor for Amsterdam. This follows the Telegraaf writing about procedures the committee follows in finding a mayor for the Dutch capital, NOS reports.

Information about the appointment procedures for a new mayor is supposed to be strictly confidential. A person who leaks information from the confidential committee could face a hefty fine or community service, according to the broadcaster.

jail
Jun 15 '18 11:30

Michel M. from Winschoten was sentenced to eight years in prison and institutionalized psychiatric treatment for various sex crimes against his 13-year-old niece. The court in Groningen convicted the 45-year-old man of sexually abusing, exploiting and making child pornography of the girl, NU.nl reports. 

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Jun 15 '18 10:50

The police arrested a 17-year-old boy from Almelo on Wednesday on suspicion of involvement in a "serious sex crime" that was committed in the vicinity of Kolthofsingel during the early morning hours of May 30th. Exactly what crime the boy is suspected of involvement in, the police did not say.

A 48-year-old person was the victim of the sex crime. An extensive trace evidence investigation was done at and around the scene, and sniffer dogs were used to search for traces. 

The investigation led the police to the 17-year-old boy. He was arrested at his home on Wednesday. 

Dutch police crime scene tape
Jun 15 '18 10:10

The police held a large search in Hoogeveen on Thursday around the home of Marcel Hoogerbrugge, who was killed there late last year, the Telegraaf reports.

In a canal near the house, the police searched for trace evidence and objects that may be related to the crime. The team of investigators searched for a few specific objects, including a rented bicycle, according to the newspaper.

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Jun 15 '18 09:28

Dutch with energy contracts with variable rates, can expect higher electricity and gas bills from next month. This affects about half of Dutch households, RTL Nieuws reports.

The price increase is the result of higher purchase prices on the energy market, which follow rising oil prices, according to comparison site Pricewise. The Netherlands also has to import more gas, as gas mining in Groningen is being reduced. The United States withdrawing from the nuclear deal with Iran and political unrest in Venezuela also play a role, Pricewise director Hans de Kok said. 

Jun 15 '18 09:06

Supermarket chain Jumbo established a subsidiary in Belgium - the next step in the Dutch chain's mission to open stores in the Netherlands' neighboring country, NU.nl reports.

Jumbo announced in November that it plans to open stores in Belgium. The first Belgian Jumbo stores will open only after this year, financial director Ton van Veen said. In March Jumbo posted a vacancy for an "experienced real estate acquisition agency" in Belgium, which must help the group select suitable shop locations. 

Texting while driving
Jun 15 '18 08:41

Tjeerd Herrema resigned as PvdA alderman in Almere on Thursday after being accused of sexual harassment. An external investigation is ongoing into these accusations, but Herrema decided not to await the outcome of this investigation, NOS reports.

A police officer aiming his service weapon
Jun 15 '18 08:09

Police union ACP is seriously concerned about the safety of various shooting ranges the police use for training. The union recently learned that a bullet bounced back and hit a police officer's hearing protection at the shooting range in Sevenum, Limburg and problems resulted in the closure of ranges in Den Bosch and Kerkrade, according to the union, RTL Nieuws reports.

According to the union, the police leadership hasn't given a proper explanation about the problems at these shooting ranges.

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