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Nov 17 '14 10:27

Four months after the disaster with flight MH17, a video surfaced showing how close the plane came to hitting a nearby village.

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Nov 17 '14 09:49

On Sunday night Robin van Persie, captain of Oranje, called on the Public Prosecutor to investigate the racist comments on the selfie Leroy Fer posted on Twitter and Instagram. The photo depicted Fer along with other dark skinned players of the Dutch national team.

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Nov 16 '14 17:14

A positive test for bird flu has led the Dutch government to ban the transportation of all poultry products nationwide, the Ministry of Economic Affairs announced Sunday. The ban affects the distribution of poultry, eggs, poultry manure and used bedding from poultry farms, and similar items are banned from mixed farms.

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Nov 16 '14 15:09

A group photo of several non-white Dutch national football players sparked a torrent of racially-charged remarks targeting the teammates. Midfielder Leroy Fer posted the photo of himself with eight other players on Twitter and Instagram, including Memphis Depay, Karim Rekik, Kenneth Vermeer and Gregory van der Wiel.

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Nov 16 '14 14:28

Dutch investigators on the ground in eastern Ukraine have officially begun to salvage the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, the Dutch Safety Board announced Sunday. The Boeing 777 crashed near Donetsk in mid July on its way to Kuala Lumpur. Nearly 300 people died on the flight that took off from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport.

Nov 16 '14 09:00

Nearly 90 people were arrested in Gouda yesterday for arguing over the presence of blackfaced Zwarte Piet characters at the city’s annual arrival of Sinterklaas celebration. Those taken into custody were a mix of protestors and Zwarte Piet supporters, police told broadcaster Omroep West.

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Nov 14 '14 09:37

Up until 2018 ABN Amro will be srapping between 650 and 1,000 jobs. The bank wants to further concentrate and improve the branch network by expanding the offerings of each office.

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Nov 14 '14 09:10

Last night the Sinterklaasjournaal introduced a few White Petes. Or at least a Piet-in-training with a few soot marks on his face from going down the chimney.

Nov 14 '14 08:17

On Thursday night/Friday morning police officers were shot at from a house on the Rijnauwensrtaat in The Hague. No one was injured.

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Nov 13 '14 15:08

Dutch filmmaker Sunny Bergman was met with stunned looks and stern words from Londoners when she dressed up as Zwarte Piet to gauge reaction to the character abroad. A three-minute clip of her documentary, Our Colonial Hangover, was posted to YouTube featuring the director's day out in blackface.

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Nov 13 '14 13:06

The European Commission has reasonable doubts about the tax deal between US coffee chain Starbucks and the Dutch tax authorities. The commission wants to make its concerns known this week.

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Nov 13 '14 11:07

Garden store Intratuin is dropping all pesticides that cause death in bees.

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Nov 13 '14 09:49

Municipalities are overtaxed in the supervision of returned Syria-goers and retained jihadists. The Mayor of the Hague is demanding help from the state.

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Nov 13 '14 08:14

According to Jens Anders Toyberg-Frandzen, the Debuty Under-Secretary General of the United Nations, the cease fire in eastern Ukraine is in acute danger.

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Nov 12 '14 08:34

Minister of Social Affairs Lodewijk Asscher is very concerned about the large amount of support among Turkish youth in the Netherlands for violent jihadist groups such as Islamic State (ISIS).

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Nov 12 '14 08:08

The American online store Amazon has finally arrived in the Netherlands. From Wednesday e-books and Kindle e-readers will be available from their Dutch site.

MH17
Nov 11 '14 14:27

A team of ten to 15 experts from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) have arrived at the scene of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash site in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday. The team left Donetsk in the morning accompanied by an armed escort and travel journalists.

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Nov 10 '14 15:26

The national memorial for flight MH17 has concluded. More than 1,600 relatives of victims of the MH17 plane crash came together in the RAI, Amsterdam.

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Nov 10 '14 13:04

The Netherlands is honouring all 298 victims of the Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 crash in a memorial service in Amsterdam Monday.

Nov 10 '14 09:25

Flight MH17 was shot down with a missile system that was delivered by Russian forces.

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Nov 10 '14 08:28

Today more than 1,600 relatives of the victims of the disaster with flight MH17 will gather for a memorial in Amsterdam.

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Nov 10 '14 08:13

The Federation Kurds in the Netherlands announced on Sunday that a Dutch Kurd was killed in the fight against terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraqi Kurdistan.

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Nov 9 '14 16:25

Flags across the Netherlands will be lowered to half-staff on Monday morning in advance of the country’s national memorial ceremony for the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 later that afternoon. The commemoration at the RAI convention center in Amsterdam begins at 1 p.m., before Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte takes the stage to speak on behalf of the nation.

Nov 9 '14 16:20

he country’s national memorial service for the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 takes place at the RAI convention center in Amsterdam on Monday afternoon. Full details of the event can be found below.

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