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Mar 6 '15 07:59

Prime Minister Mark Rutte thinks it is better if Dutch jihadists who traveled to join the fight in Syria and Iraq die there instead of returning to the Netherlands. He said this in the RTL election debate last night.

Mar 5 '15 13:00

According to State Secretary Fred Teeven (Security and Justice) the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) was not incorrectly informed about the deal with criminal Cees H.

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Mar 5 '15 12:24

PVV party leader Geert Wilders will not be taking part in RTL's debate tonight due to being sick. He will also not be sending a replacement to debate on behalf of the PVV, RTL reports.

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Mar 5 '15 10:11

Dutch-American company Mylan denies supplying materials for executions in the United States. According to the company, the drug rocuronium bromide they deliver to US hospitals and wholesalers, is intended to be used for anesthesia in medical treatments.

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Mar 5 '15 09:01

Stuntman Mario D. will be questioned under oath by the court in Den Bosch today regarding a race car accident he was allegedly involved in Asten in 2010.

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Mar 5 '15 08:40

A group of University of Amsterdam (UvA) lecturers have threatened that there will be more protests, such as more UvA buildings being occupied, if Executive board of the university does not meet their demands by 16:00 tomorrow. NU reports.

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Mar 5 '15 08:12

State Secretary Fred Teeven and Minister Ivo Opstelten (Security and Justice) are in trouble in the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) again over the deal Teeven made with drug criminal Cees H. in 2000.

Mar 4 '15 16:20

An unfortunate fall from a cliff is the likely cause of death of missing Dutch women Kris Kremers and Lisanne Froon, according to investigators' latest research. The two women disappeared in April last year, and were last seen beginning a hike into the jungle near Boquete, Panama.

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Mar 4 '15 12:22

According to the Safety Board, independent supervision is very important in the decision making process for gas extraction in Groningen. This is one of the recommendations the Safety Board made in the critical report about gas extraction in the province.

Mar 4 '15 11:32

Interest organizations Ieder(in), Vereniging Gehandicapten Nederland (VGN) and parent organization BOSK are concerned about health insurance companies that do not want to pay for supervision in the classroom despite it being their responsibility, NOS reports.

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Mar 4 '15 10:38

The fire that destroyed Etje's Little Idia on Gerrit van der Lindestraat in Nieuwe Westen, Rotterdam last night, was the result of a targeted attack. This is according to local residents who saw two perpetrators fleeing the scene after the fire started.

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Mar 4 '15 10:11

The police have identified Kehinde Gbolahan "Kenni" Salami as the man who shot and killed Kelvin Tettey (32) at the nightclub The Sand during the Afro Dance Festival in Amsterdam at the end of September last year.

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Mar 4 '15 09:36

The number of full time jobs for freelancers decreased in 2014, while the number of freelancers in the Netherlands increased.

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Mar 3 '15 08:13

A Peshmerga fighter was injured in Erbil in Iraq yesterday after being accidentally shot by a Dutch soldier on a training location, the Ministry of Defense announced on its website.

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Mar 3 '15 07:49

The government acknowledges and regrets that not enough attention was paid to the safety of Groningen in the past, Minister Henk Kamp (Economic Affairs) said in Groningen on behalf of the Cabinet yesterday.

Mar 2 '15 17:39

Electric vehicle usage nearly doubled in 2014 compared to the previous year, the city of Amsterdam revealed Monday. During the preceding five-year period, the city has expanded the installation of electric charging points on the street, and twenty million kilometers have been driven in electric cars.

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Mar 2 '15 17:32

The faulty overhead connection cables that paralyzed train traffic to and from Utrecht central station Monday morning is expected to be fixed by 5.30 p.m. "Possibly your experience will be uncomfortable," the NS said in an update on train service.

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Mar 2 '15 13:50

Utrecht University and the World Health Organization (WHO) have joined forces to work on making affordable patent-free medicines available for developing countries, the university announced on its website today.

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Mar 2 '15 10:13

Dave Holloway, Natalee Holloway's father, has called on the Public Prosecutor to investigate the tip that his daughter is buried under the Marriott hotel in Aruba, the AD reports.

Mar 2 '15 08:45

The students currently occupying the University of Amsterdam's Maagdenhuis, have called for a national protest day on Wednesday, NRC reports.

Mar 2 '15 08:19

There will be fewer trains traveling to and from Utrecht today due to a faulty overhead contact line, NS reports.

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Mar 2 '15 07:38

Several people were injured in the riots that broke out at the Philips stadium in Eindhoven after the football match between Ajax and PSV, NOS reports.

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Feb 28 '15 15:15

Frisian PVV candidate Erna Cohen awoke Saturday morning to find her house, car, garden wall and the street defaced with bold, red and green graffiti accusing her of being anti-Islam, the Telegraaf reported. The house in Paesens was tagged with “PVV fascists,” while the street in front of her home says “Here resides Muslim haters” with an arrow pointing to the home.

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Feb 27 '15 17:01

Three Danish tourists were sickened after using white heroin they thought was cocaine. The tourists, aged 21, 22 and 24 were treated in a hospital and released, the city said in a statement

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