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Apr 13 '15 15:04

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.”

Apr 13 '15 10:35

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.

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Apr 13 '15 08:52

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.

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Apr 13 '15 08:24

A man was shot and killed in Eindhoven on Monday morning. The victim was found in a car at a hotel on Aalsterweg.

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Apr 13 '15 08:06

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.

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Apr 13 '15 07:45

Sjaak Rijke is finally back home in Woerden, RTV Utrecht reports based on reliable sources in Woerden.

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Apr 12 '15 11:38

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.

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Apr 11 '15 13:00

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.

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Apr 11 '15 12:36

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.

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Apr 10 '15 13:55

A member of the NS security team was threatened with death at Amsterdam Centraal last night, RTV Noord Holland reports.

Apr 10 '15 09:05

A Muslim organization has laid criminal charges against Geert Wilders with the Austrian justice. This follows the PVV leader's recent visit with his sympathizers of the FPO in Vienna during which he gave an anti-Islam speech at Hofburg, De Telegraaf reports.

Apr 10 '15 08:28

According to Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher, equality does not mean equal opportunities for everyone in the Dutch society, because the Constitution does not protect against prejudice and unconscious racism. He said this during the 7th Martin Luther King jr. reading in The Hague on Thursday.

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Apr 10 '15 08:10

Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan received a petition from some 200 sex workers and sympathizers on Thursday, AT5 reports. The protest was organized by PROUD, the association for sex workers, against the closing of window brothels in Amsterdam

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Apr 10 '15 07:42

Despite dense fog in the northwestern half in the country and mist in the rest on Friday morning, today is likely to be the first warm, sunny day of spring this year.

Apr 9 '15 12:04

A man in Utrecht who threatened to blow up his own apartment was removed from the residence close to noon on Thursday and is in custody, RTV Utrecht reports. The incident was first called in around 9:40 a.m. that day from Nigerdreef in the Overvecht neighborhood.

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Apr 9 '15 09:17

There is trouble in the PvdA. After three successive election defeats, a number of members are starting to lose patience with the course set by the party leaders. Some worried members have released a political manifesto titled Met vertrouwen linksom.

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Apr 9 '15 08:38

A large group of policemen protested in The Hague on Wednesday afternoon, NRC reports. The protesters demand that Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice submit better proposals for a new police collective bargaining agreement by Monday. If this does not happen, the unions and their members will move on to harder actions.

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Apr 9 '15 08:11

PVV leader Geert Wilders has been invited to attend the Islam conference happening in Utrecht from Thursday. In a statement on their website the management of the organizer AlFitrah write that he and everyone else - Muslim or not - are welcome.

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Apr 9 '15 07:50

The Amsterdam campaign warning against a dealers selling white heroin as cocaine will be terminated in the next week, the city announced in a press release. The matrix signs in the city will be turned off, posters will be removed and no more flyers will be distributed.

Apr 8 '15 18:47

Sjaak Rijke, held hostage by an Al-Qaida faction for three and a half years, was reunited with his wife on Wednesday at the Bamako airport in Mali. "They shouted for joy," Dutch ambassador Maarten Brouwer told RTL.

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Apr 8 '15 16:37

Protestors occupying the University of Amsterdam's Maagdenhuis building on the Spui for roughly a month were ordered to leave by 6 p.m. Wednesday after talks between them and the university's executive board broke down. The board had expected the occupiers, comprising students, researchers and lecturers, to peacefully leave the building Sunday evening after a small festival. Instead, the occupiers demanded the resignation of the board.

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Apr 8 '15 13:57

Dick Schoof, the National Coordinator for Counter-terrorism and Security, has released hundreds of documents regarding the flight MH17 disaster after news agencies NOS, RTL Nieuws and Volkskrant appealed to the Freedom of Information Act.

Apr 8 '15 09:09

Dutch journalist Frederike Geerdink is in court in Turkey Wednesday. She stands accused of making propaganda for the Kurdish separatist movement PKK, an organization that is on the European Union's terrorist list.

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Apr 8 '15 08:31

The students occupying the Maagdenhuis will leave the building at 21:00 on Sunday night, the University of Amsterdam announced. The actions against the university administration will continue, however, the occupiers said in a press conference Wednesday morning. This occupation protest at the University of Amsterdam has been going on for nearly two months.

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