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Nov 6 '14 09:05

Today Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott met in Canberra, Australia to discuss flight MH17.

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Nov 6 '14 08:02

The first frost of this autumn was measured in Eindhoven last night. This is the first time since the start of temperature measurements in 1971 that the first frost appeared this late in November.

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Nov 5 '14 12:33

The following is the full text of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's speech in Malaysia on November 5, 2014.

He is meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, before flying to Australia to sit with Prime Minister Tony Abbott. He will discuss the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which left from Amsterdam on July 17, but exploded in the sky over eastern Ukraine. The meetings will also touch upon international politics and relations, before Mr. Rutte is introduced to Dutch entrepreneurs in both countries, his office states.

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Nov 5 '14 10:20

With only 8 weeks before the plug is pulled on the Chipknip, 12 million debit cards still have money on the chip. This amounts to an estimated 85 million euro.

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Nov 5 '14 09:50

ING announced today that they will repay the remaining 1.025 billion euro in State support on Friday.

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Nov 5 '14 09:19

The Sint Lucas Andreas Hospital in Amsterdam announced yesterday that at least 6 of their patients have been infected with the norovirus.

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Nov 5 '14 09:04

A study done by the Social and Cultural Planning Bureau (SCP) shows that one in six self employed people are living below the poverty line.

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Nov 4 '14 08:29

Joran van der Sloot was stabbed in the Challapalca prison in Peru. According to the Vice President of the Institute for Penitentiary Institutions (INPE) in Peru, it seems that he stabbed himself.

Nov 4 '14 08:00

The pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine possessed missiles that were able to bring down the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17, but the BUK-system was not used.

Nov 3 '14 14:28

According to Minister Ronald Plasterk of Internal Affairs, a number of terrorist attacks have been prevented in the Netherlands in recent months.

Nov 3 '14 08:56

Nearly one million Dutch people are suffering from burnouts caused by stress.

Nov 2 '14 11:20

The Netherlands is marking the tenth anniversary today of the assassination of documentary maker Theo van Gogh.

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Oct 31 '14 17:14

More human remains have been recovered at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, which plummeted from the sky over eastern Ukraine in July. The remains were recovered by a team of Dutch investigators working with the State Emergency Service of Ukraine and the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe.

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Oct 31 '14 16:18

A violent explosion inside a car left one person seriously injured Friday morning in Veghel, Noord Brabant. Investigators suspect foul play and have cordoned off the area around Plevierdonk while they collect evidence and clean up the suspected crime scene.

Oct 31 '14 11:00

The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) is going to use portable devices to take air samples to help inspectors determine whether the smoking ban has been violated.

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Oct 31 '14 10:15

5 to 6 million Dutch will receive an unpleasant surprise from the Tax authorities next year. According to State Secretary of Finance Eric Wiebes, they will get a substantial additional tax. AD reports that this involves amounts of between 300 and 700 euro.

Oct 31 '14 09:56

More than 20 native Dutch men have tried to join the fight against terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq and Syria in recent months. They approached the Federation Kurds in the Netherlands (Fedkom) to make contact with military leaders.

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Oct 31 '14 08:55

To prevent experience getting unnecessarily lost, the Cabinet wants to make it easier to continue working after reaching retirement. Therefore they want to bring an end to the mandatory dismissal upon reaching retirement age.

Oct 31 '14 08:07

On Monday the military police arrested two 19 year old women at Rotterdam The Hague airport. According to the Public Prosecutor, they were planning to travel to Syria via Turkey and join the armed struggle.

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Oct 31 '14 07:51

On Thursday the Ministry of Defense released over 500 documents relating to the issues surrounding chrome paint.

Oct 29 '14 10:10

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Oct 29 '14 09:37

Employers are increasingly only hiring employees who look fit and vital.

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Oct 29 '14 09:09

The Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice in Saudi Arabia has closed down a sweets shop for selling offensive to Islam cakes.

Oct 29 '14 08:11

According to figures requested by the Ministry of Security and Justice, there may be war crime suspects among the large number of Syrians who are looking for asylum in the Netherlands.

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