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Dec 15 '15 08:09

Criminal law expert Theo de Roos fears that the corruption scandals recently surrounding Ukrainian secret service SBU will make it more difficult to prosecute those responsible for the disaster with MH17. Much of the evidence in the criminal investigation comes from the SBU

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Dec 15 '15 07:42

More than 4 million people provided informal care to someone they know in 2014, that is about a third of all adult Dutch, according to a report by the Social and Cultural Planning Office based on surveys among more than 7 thousand carers.

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Dec 14 '15 14:05

Dutch football association KNVB launched an investigation into events surrounding the joint Netherlands-Belgium bid to host the 2018 World Cup. This follows allegations in the Volkskrant that bribery was involved in the bidding. According to the KNVB, there is no proof of any bribery being involved.

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Dec 14 '15 13:35

Dutch engineering firm Arcadis is involved in an investigation by the Brazilian authorities into corruption at a large water management project in norther Brazil, the company confirmed on Monday. According to the press release, Arcadis is "providing information" and "fully cooperating" with the Brazilian authorities in the investigation.

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Dec 14 '15 12:50

The Ministry of Defense failed its Lebanon in providing information about and offering treatment for post traumatic stress disorder, the Central Appeals Court ruled on Monday.

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Dec 14 '15 07:53

The VVD and PvdA want to give students the option to pay for their studies per subject, instead of the current "one size fits all" method of study financing in which students pay per year of studying.

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Dec 14 '15 07:23

The Rotterdam faction of the PvdA asked the mayor and aldermen to offer safe shelter to 10 LGBT asylum seekers currently living in the emergency shelter in Alphen aan den Rijn. On Friday these 10 asylum seekers started a hunger strike because they are systematically threatened, abused and even assaulted by other refugees because of their sexual orientation

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Dec 13 '15 13:33

The Dutch national railway NS launched a new timetable on Sunday. The new schedule features a number of significant changes, as well as the renaming of several train stations.

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Dec 13 '15 13:17

A new survey released on Sunday suggests that a narrow majority of the Netherlands voting public wants Prime Minister Mark Rutte to resign. The question about Rutte, a member of the right wing VVD party, was asked by pollster Maurice de Hond following revelations that leaders within his own party made serious errors in disclosing information about a controversial backroom deal with drug dealer Cees H. made in 2001.

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Dec 12 '15 18:05

The chairman of the lower house of Dutch parliament announced her resignation on Saturday after she was linked to a long-running political controversy in the Netherlands. Anouchka van Miltenburg, 48, ran the Tweede Kamer since September 25, 2012.

She became a member of parliament on behalf of the right wing VVD party in 2003. Prior to that she was a freelance journalist.

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Dec 11 '15 15:55

After exactly 20 years of sponsorship, Rabobank is breaking ties with cycling union KNWU next year, after the next cycling season. The bank will also no longer sponsor equestrian federation KNHS, the bank announced on Thursday

Dec 11 '15 15:05

A court in Birmingham, England sentenced three out of four Dutch men to a combined 70 years in prison for their roles in smuggling more than 2 billion euros in cocaine and heroin into England using second-hand ambulances

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Dec 11 '15 14:15

While the arrival of so many asylum seekers in the Netherlands puts pressure on the police's capacity and resources, the idea that they cause a substantial increase in crime is "absolutely incorrect", according to deputy police chief Ruud Bik.

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Dec 11 '15 13:25

The body of a man was discovered on a footpath in the recreation area Geestmerambacht in Alkmaar on Friday morning. A witness told RTV Noord-Holland that the body has no limbs. Three people were arrested.

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Dec 11 '15 08:54

Almost 12 thousand criminal suspects managed to not give a DNA sample after being arrested. This mostly involves thieves and assaulters, but also dozens of murderers and rapists

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Dec 11 '15 08:23

People living in the Netherlands are generally satisfied with their lives, but somewhat concerned about the future, according to the report The Social state of the Netherlands 2015 by the Social and Cultural Planning Bureau. According to the report, there was no further deterioration in the quality of life for most Dutch.

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Dec 11 '15 07:44

Princess Amalia's bodyguard accidentally forgot her service weapon in the bathroom at Sorghvliet school on October 13th, the school confirmed on Thursday. Another student found the weapon and informed the officer in question

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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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