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Dec 8 '15 09:03

Prime Minister Mark Rutte wants to impose financial penalty on the Eastern European EU member states which are frustrating the equal redistribution of asylum seekers across the European Union

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Dec 8 '15 08:23

A cooking event at a nursing home in Nijmegen for refugees living in the Heumensoord emergency shelter, was cancelled after online threats and pressure from the Gelderland PVV. According to a spokesperson for the organizers of the event, such a fuss arose around the event that they had little choice but to cancel it

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Dec 7 '15 16:41

People in the Netherlands reported 4,092 cases of racism, extremism and anti-Semitism to the police in all of 2014, an increase of 26 percent compared to a year earlier. Though total incidents fell by over four percent, racial abuse cases jumped by 26 percent to 2,764.

Lady Justice
Dec 7 '15 16:00

The trial against 25-year-old New York born Dominican George H. started in started in the court in Amsterdam on Monday. He is accused of killing two Amsterdam residents in an attempt to collect their health insurance

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Dec 7 '15 13:50

Members of the Ukrainian secret service SBU played a role in trying to trade the paintings stolen from the Westfries Museum in 2005, stolen art expert Arthur Brand revealed in the press conference about the stolen paintings in the museum on Monday

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Dec 7 '15 09:04

Some 5 thousand people submitted complaints and demands for refunds with claim company ConsumentenClaim about overcrowded NS trains. Infrastructure State Secretary Sharon Dijksma demanded that NS comes up with a solution to solve this problem before Christmas.

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Dec 7 '15 08:40

Paintings that were stole from the Westfries Museum in Horn in 2005, surfaced in the hands of a nationalist militia in Ukrain

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Dec 7 '15 08:11

National Police Chief Gerard Bouman promises strict action against any police officer caught discriminating against asylum seekers. "If you're going to differentiate according to religion, race, or whether someone is a refugee or not, then there is no place for you in this corps", the police chief said

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Dec 4 '15 16:35

PVV leader Geert Wilders wants asylum seekers to be thoroughly checked before they are allowed to leave an asylum center. This follows a Syrian refugee being arrested in The Hague on suspicion of belonging to a terrorist organization.

Amsterdam Business School at the Universiteit van Amsterdam in the Netherlands
Dec 4 '15 15:45

The University of Amsterdam and Hogeschool van Amsterdam will be placing 2,563 solar panels on the roofs of five buildings next year, the UvA announced on Friday.

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Dec 4 '15 14:55

Amsterdam decided to give lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender refugees shelter separate from the other asylum seekers following a number of threats and other incidents, Het Parool reported on Friday.

Gavel
Dec 4 '15 14:30

The court in Haarlem sentenced the homeless Rotterdam man Swendly R. to one year in prison and psychiatric treatment for assaulting a conductress at the Hoofddorp in March. The sentence is equal to what the Prosecutor demanded

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Dec 4 '15 12:01

The Dutch government will make a decision on whether or not the Netherlands will take part in the bombardment of terrorist organization Islamic State in Syria in the "coming weeks", Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis Plasschaert said just before the Council of Ministers meeting on Friday morning

Chemotherapeutic agents
Dec 4 '15 08:43

Cancer fighting drugs are up to 58 percent more expensive in the Netherlands than in other European Union countries, according to a study published in Lancet Oncology on Friday.

asylum seekers
Dec 4 '15 07:52

An 18 year old Syrian man was arrested in The Hague on Monday on suspicion of participation in a terrorist organization, the Public Prosecutor announced on Thursday. The man arrived in the Netherlands in October and applied for asylum. He was living in an asylum shelter in Zaandam.

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Dec 4 '15 07:25

The United States officially requested that the Netherlands "intensify" the fight against terrorist organization Islamic State by participating in bombarding in Syria. The Cabinet is considering it, Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs said in a parliamentary debate on Thursday. He called ISIS "an enemy that can not only be contained, but must be destroyed"

Football
Dec 3 '15 14:50

Dutch football association KNVB is investigating death threats spectators of Zeeland football team VC Vlissingen made against a referee and his assistants, KNVB press officer Bram de Groot announced.

Dec 3 '15 14:25

There are no concrete indications that Mohammed B., the man serving a life sentence for the 2004 murder of Theo van Gogh, had any accomplices in the murder, according to the CTIVD, the commission supervising the intelligence and security services.

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Dec 3 '15 10:58

Malaysia Airlines will no longer be flying to Amsterdam and Paris from next year. The airline singed a cooperation agreement with the Arabic Emirates and most of its Europe flights will in future be done only in cooperation with the Arabic airline.

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Dec 3 '15 10:42

Beer brand Grolsch is officially up for sale, AB InBev and SABMiller announced on Thursday. The reason for the sale is to ease European regulatory' authorities concerns on competition considerations in the AB InBev - SABMiller merge.

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Dec 3 '15 08:31

Judi Mesman, professor of diversity in education and development at the University of Leiden, is studying how young children who still believe in Sinterklaas see Zwarte Piet and when they start connecting him to race. The initial results of her study shows that these kids rather association Piet with fantasy characters and clowns than other people with dark skin

Dec 3 '15 07:59

Mark M., the former cop suspected of leaking confidential police information to criminals, obtained information from "dozens of criminal investigations", chief prosecutor Nicole Zandee said

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Dec 3 '15 07:31

The proportion of suspects in the Netherlands aged 50 years and older increased from one in eight in 2007 to one in six last year, though the actual number of older suspects is decreasing. This is because the number of suspects under the age of 50 is decreasing faster, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Thursday.

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Dec 2 '15 20:05

A body found in the Oudeschans canal in Amsterdam’s city center on Wednesday was positively identified as that of missing Scottish tourist Chris Nelson, police confirm. He was 24 years old. His family was notified of the discovery later that day, police said.

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