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Dec 11 '15 07:24

The Dutch government is going to keep track of all Salafist organization and look into whether it is possible to ban them, Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs told the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, on Thursday, lower house of parliament, on Thursday

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Dec 10 '15 15:40

Police officers with machine guns will be guarding the Amsterdam Marine Establishment for official meetings during the Dutch presidency of the European Union in the first half of next year

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Dec 10 '15 14:40

The city of Utrecth decided to move scooters off the bike paths and onto the road starting March next year. This is one of the measures the municipality announced on Thursday to reduce nuisance and pollution caused by scooters and mopeds.

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Dec 10 '15 13:47

The high security court sentenced Azzedine C., the prime suspect in the largest jihad trial in the Netherlands so far, to six years in prison on Thursday. The other eight suspects were also given prison sentences of varying length

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Dec 10 '15 08:37

The number of people suffering from cardiovascular disease in the Netherlands will increase by more than half a million by 2040. In that year 1.4 Dutch people will have had a heart attack or stroke or will be suffering from heart failure, compared to 850 thousand in 2011, according to calculations public health institute RIVM did for the Heart Foundation

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Dec 10 '15 07:54

Dutch bank Rabobank will be shedding another 9 thousand jobs between 2016 and 2020, CEO Wiebe Draijer announced on Wednesday.

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Dec 10 '15 07:19

An explosion and subsequent fire severely damaged a home in Rotterdam early on Thursday morning. No injuries were reported so far.

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Dec 9 '15 15:20

The deal Fred Teeven, a prosecutor at the time, made with drug criminal Cees H. in 2000 had serious shortcomings, according to the Oosting Commission's report on their investigation into the deal. The report contains scathing criticisms aimed at Teeven, former Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten and parliament president Annouchka van Miltenburg

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Dec 9 '15 14:30

From January 1st, 2016, all companies and organizations that work with personal details have to report all serious data breaches, the Data Protection Authority CBP announced on Monday. These data leaks include a lost USB drive containing personal information, a stole laptop or a hack into a data base. Institutions that fail to report this, can face a fine of up to 820 thousand euros.

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Dec 9 '15 10:16

Dutch airline KLM plans to lure passengers away from competitors like EasyJet with more destinations and lower prices, CEO Pieter Elbers said

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Dec 9 '15 09:21

Health Minister Edith Schippers is investigating possibilities on limiting the power of the pharmaceutical industry's power on drug pricing in the European Union

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Dec 9 '15 08:26

The reporting point for child abuse Veilig Thuis is dealing with months-long waiting lists, no oversight on the safety of abused children and unreachable doctors, according to a report by the Youth Care Inspectorate

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Dec 8 '15 16:12

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders was unnerved by statements made by U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump's recent statements calling for a block of all Muslims trying to enter the United States. "These statements by Trump are not helpful, and that's putting it mildly," the Netherlands official said on Tuesday.

Dec 8 '15 12:30

The appeal in the case against Tarik Z., the young man who tried to hijack the 8:00 p.m. NOS news broadcast in January, started in the court in Leeuwarden on Tuesday. The Public Prosecutor demanded 4 years in prison, one of which conditionally suspended, against the man, according to reporter Raymond Boere tweeting live from the courtroom.

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Dec 8 '15 11:57

The cabinet managed to convince opposition party D66 to support their tax plan. The D66's support pushes the plan for 5 billion euros in tax cuts and majority over the line for a majority in Senate. Christian party CDA already promised support for the plan.

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Dec 8 '15 11:10

Research done by the Dutch pharmacological vigilance center Lareb could neither prove or rule out a link between the HPV vaccine against cervical cancer and side effects suffered by girls who were vaccinated

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Dec 8 '15 09:29

The VVD and PvdA are pressuring Minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen of Infrastructure and Environment to ban scooters and mopeds on bike paths

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Dec 8 '15 09:03

Prime Minister Mark Rutte wants to impose financial penalty on the Eastern European EU member states which are frustrating the equal redistribution of asylum seekers across the European Union

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Dec 8 '15 08:23

A cooking event at a nursing home in Nijmegen for refugees living in the Heumensoord emergency shelter, was cancelled after online threats and pressure from the Gelderland PVV. According to a spokesperson for the organizers of the event, such a fuss arose around the event that they had little choice but to cancel it

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Dec 7 '15 16:41

People in the Netherlands reported 4,092 cases of racism, extremism and anti-Semitism to the police in all of 2014, an increase of 26 percent compared to a year earlier. Though total incidents fell by over four percent, racial abuse cases jumped by 26 percent to 2,764.

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Dec 7 '15 16:00

The trial against 25-year-old New York born Dominican George H. started in started in the court in Amsterdam on Monday. He is accused of killing two Amsterdam residents in an attempt to collect their health insurance

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Dec 7 '15 13:50

Members of the Ukrainian secret service SBU played a role in trying to trade the paintings stolen from the Westfries Museum in 2005, stolen art expert Arthur Brand revealed in the press conference about the stolen paintings in the museum on Monday

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Dec 7 '15 09:04

Some 5 thousand people submitted complaints and demands for refunds with claim company ConsumentenClaim about overcrowded NS trains. Infrastructure State Secretary Sharon Dijksma demanded that NS comes up with a solution to solve this problem before Christmas.

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Dec 7 '15 08:40

Paintings that were stole from the Westfries Museum in Horn in 2005, surfaced in the hands of a nationalist militia in Ukrain

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