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Dec 2 '15 16:00

SP Parliamentarians Henk van Gerven and Renske Leijten are demanding answers from Health Minister Edith Schippers on her husband's role in the turbulent period at the Slotervaart Hospital in Amsterdam.

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Dec 2 '15 14:45

The court in Amsterdam ruled on Wednesday that the Ministry of Economic Affairs has to release all information of all parties and products involved in the Willy Selten horse meat scandal of 2013.

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Dec 2 '15 13:55

The COA transferred three men from the emergency asylum shelter in Utrecht to another shelter after a number of Syrian girls accused them of harassment. The Syrian girls were sexually harassed by a group of men from Iran and Afghanistan on at least two occasions over the past few days, Syrian refugees told newspaper AD, adding that the Dutch authorities are slow to respond.

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Dec 2 '15 13:02

Flip S., the man suspected of selling white heroin as cocaine in Amsterdam, will remain in custody until his trial starts on February 9th. He is facing three charges of murder and 12 of attempted murder.

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Dec 2 '15 11:25

Rotterdam commissioner Latif Tali pressed charges of discrimination and inciting hatred against Ahmet Akgunduz, rector of the Islamic University Rotterdam.

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Dec 2 '15 09:35

For the first time since 2012, Dutch people spent more money on holidays. In total Dutch spent nearly 16 billion euros on more than 35 million holidays, a 3 percent increase in spending, according to research by NBTC-NIPO Research.

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Dec 2 '15 08:03

Rob van Gijzel will be stepping down as mayor of Eindhoven in the fall of 2016. He announced his decision to the city council on Tuesday evening

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Dec 2 '15 07:43

The PvdA wants supermarkets to stop selling meat at very cheap prices. According to the party, it puts too much pressure on farmers to raise their animals as cheaply as possible, which in turn puts pressure on sustainability.

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Dec 2 '15 07:21

A Rotterdam man was seriously injured at his home on Rhijnauwensingel when his two dogs attacked him. A woman who tried to help was also injured. According to the police, the pit bulls were confiscated and put down.

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Dec 1 '15 16:35

Crime boss Willem Holleeder was becoming crazier and crazier. "He is a psychopath. He's really sick", his sister Sonja testified in the court in Amsterdam on Tuesday. He threatened her children. "We had to flip for who he would shoot first", she said

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Dec 1 '15 15:45

PVV leader Geert Wilders is imagining life as Prime Minister after Maurice de Hond's latest poll showed that his party is at 39 virtual seats, 9 seats more than the coalition of VVD and PvdA has combined.

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Dec 1 '15 08:53

More than half of Amsterdam's young people are in debt, some even to such an extent that they cannot get out without assistance.

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Dec 1 '15 08:08

Roger Williams received death threats due to his Zwarte Piet documentary Blackface. The American director revealed this on RTL Late Night on Monday night.

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Dec 1 '15 07:26

The United States want Dutch traveling to the country to go through sharp security checks before they board the plane in the Netherlands. The Americans are currently discussing this measure with the Netherlands and five other countries.

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Nov 30 '15 16:20

Astrid Holleeder testified against her brother, Willem Holleeder, in the court in Amsterdam on Monday. She talked about her brother's role in the assassination wave that plagued Amsterdam these past few years. One of the first things she said is that Holleeder has an "unhealthy blood lust" and that "it has to stop"

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Nov 30 '15 13:15

The Cabinet is setting one million euros aside for extra security at controversial events. The VVD and PvdA want to prevent cultural institutions cancelling events due to organizers being afraid of threats or high security costs.

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Nov 30 '15 09:00

The Utrecht faction of the VVD is calling on parents to go to school dressed as traditional, blackface Zwarte Piet during Sinterklaas' arrival on Friday. This is in response to school organization SPO, which governs more than 30 public schools in the city, banning Sinterklaas' controversial helper from the celebrations this year.

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Nov 30 '15 08:38

A Dutch police worker is suspected of offering MH17 related items for sale on online classifieds site Marktplaats. He was reassigned bending the outcome of the investigation. The worker was also arrested on suspicion of embezzlement, the police announced on Sunday.

Nov 30 '15 07:51

Dutch municipalities are renewing their efforts to end a nationwide ban on regulated cannabis cultivation. The Association of Dutch Municipalities is advocating for the introduction of a municipal permits system that gives the government control over the entire cannabis chain - sale, use and production.

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Nov 27 '15 14:10

ProRail may be getting 175 million euros less subsidy next year because the company has been pushing money for maintenance and repairs forward for years, instead of using it to repair train tracks.

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Nov 27 '15 13:45

TSN Thuiszorg, the largest home care organization in the Netherlands, applied for postponement of payment. Given that postponement of payment is often a prelude to bankruptcy, some 12 thousand jobs are now at risk.

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Nov 27 '15 12:55

One primary school in Utrecht will have Minions helping Sinterklaas this year, instead of Zwarte Piet. After SPO Utrecht, an organization that governs 33 public elementary schools in the city, banned Zwarte Piet due to racism, the schools had to come up with different ways to handle the Sinterklaas celebration this year

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Nov 27 '15 08:26

The reception of asylum seekers accounted fore more than a quarter of this year's budget for development aid.

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Nov 27 '15 07:57

An increasing number of Dutch municipalities are implementing firework bans over the New Year. This year one in five municipalities have firework-free zones, 30 percent more than last year. Not one municipality is banning fireworks completely.

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