An estimated one third of tattoo inks used in the Netherlands contain substances that could cause cancer, the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority reports.
The top of the coalition government met again around 21:30 on Wednesday night to discuss the reception of failed asylum seekers. This meeting happened after internal consultations in both the VVD and PvdA.
It seems that pieces of flight MH17 wreckage has turned up in a museum in Russia, RTL reports.
The sinking of the fishing boat Z85 Morgenster in late January may have been caused by a collision with a freighter, the Stentor reports based on reports in the Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws. Four crew members died when the ship sank.
The municipality of Amsterdam and GVB are working towards a cleaner city with public transport that is completely emission-free, the municipality announced in a press release on Wednesday. GVB's fleet will be replaced with electric buses and vans and solar panels on the GVB buildings and subway stations will generate renewable energy.
Today is expected to be sunny and dry with maximum temperatures ranging between 15 degrees on the Wadden to 25 degrees in the southeast of the country, the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute reports.
Psychiatric patients in a mental health institution in Heiloo were used in a drug test against the rules. This is according to the research program Zembla, based on documents and interviews with anonymous staff.
Gas extraction in Loppersum, Groningen is temporarily stopped under strict conditions to protect the safety of area residents, the Council of State in the Netherlands decided on Tuesday. A final decision will be released later this year, the council stated.
The prison sentences for six young Nieuw Sloten football players and one player's father, convicted in the manslaughter death of Richard Nieuwenhuizen, were upheld today by the highest court in the Netherlands. The seven people were convicted of kicking and beating the football linesman on December 2, 2012 when they were dissatisfied with the outcome of a match.
Roughly 300 different people contacted the public prosecutor's office claiming to have information about the perpetrators who brought down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 last year. The flight, which left Amsterdam for Kuala Lumpur, was presumably brought down by a Russian made surface-to-air BUK missile, leading the prosecutor's office to appeal to the public in multiple languages for witness testimony.
Several failed asylum seekers evicted from the makeshift refuge, Vluchtgarage, began living in a tent camp in De Pijp, Amsterdam on Monday night to show their discontent with the municipality's lack of a permanent solution for their basic needs. Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan is against the tent camp, saying it is prohibited by law to set up a tent and sleep in a public place, a city press release states.
Ab Osterhaus, a virologist at the Erasmus University, wants the Health Council to consider also vaccinating boys against the human papilloma virus (HPV), BNR reports.
A growing number of Dutch residents are giving asylum seekers shelter in their own homes. This involves both recognized asylum seekers who are waiting for the municipalities to find them a home and failed asylum seekers who can not return to their own country and are trying to yet get a status through humanitarian reasons.
Suspected jihadist Mohamed B. only claimed to support terrorist organization Islamic State to seduce women. His statements about wanting to travel to an ISIS area was never intended to be taken seriously.
About 10 thousand people attended the demonstration organized by anti-Islam movement Pegida in Dresden, Germany on Monday. PVV leader Geert Wilders addressed the demonstration.
A terrorist cell that was planning “targeted attacks” on the Netherlands was dismantled today in the Moroccan town of Salwane, authorities there have reported. One Moroccan national was arrested in the Netherlands.
A press release issued by the country’s Ministry of Interior Affairs said that six people “imbued with jihadist ideas” were arrested during the raid. It said that the cell wanted to “implement IS terrorist agenda; targeted terrorist would be carried out in the kingdom, including the assassination of individuals they accused of having beliefs that contradict their own.”
The Work Group for Missing Persons in World War II has identified three unidentified war victims based on extensive historical research and DNA relationship testing, the police announced.
Oma Toni, the 96 year old woman that was stabbed by a disturbed man in Amsterdam on March 19th, has passed away in hospital, RTL Nieuws reports.
A man was shot and killed in Eindhoven on Monday morning. The victim was found in a car at a hotel on Aalsterweg.
A 16 year old Jamaican boy was detained in the South American country of Suriname on Saturday. He is suspected of wanting to join terrorist organization Islamic State.
Sjaak Rijke is finally back home in Woerden, RTV Utrecht reports based on reliable sources in Woerden.
Two officers were hurt and four others assaulted when they tried to get a wild bachelor party under control, police said. A group of 75 Germans were detained, with police formally arresting 14 for public violence in the seaside hamlet Renesse, Zeeland.
Investigators and salvage crews are returning to the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash site again next week in Eastern Ukraine to ensure the recovery of the last human remains, personal belongings of the victims and fragments of the plane, Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher announced on Friday. For the first time, the team can access the northwest area of the crash site where they could not work until now for safety reasons caused by the ongoing battle between the Ukraine and Russian-backed separatist forces, Asscher said after the cabinet meeting.
Police in Amsterdam on Saturday began the eviction of a group of protesters who have held a sit-in demonstration at the University of Amsterdam’s Maagdenhuis building for over a month. A judge ordered the protesters to leave by midnight on Friday, but the students, lecturers and researchers camped out at the site refused.