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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.

Warnings in Amsterdam
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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Feb 27 '15 12:48

VVD parliamentarian Mark Verheijen has decided to resign from the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) following the results of the integrity commission's investigation into his declarations, the party announced on their website.

Feb 27 '15 10:11

Euro Group President and Minister of Finance Jeroen Dijsselbloem is dissatisfied with the "poker game" Greece has been playing with the other 18 Euro countries regarding their debts these past few weeks.

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Feb 27 '15 09:50

The police in Tilburg have launched an investigation into a man suspected of trying to recruit young people to join terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) in Syria and Iraq, Omroep Brabant reports

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Feb 26 '15 09:59

KLM aims to cut between 500 and 1,000 jobs before mid 2016 in a new reorganization. The company is currently discussing a voluntary redundancy plan with the unions.

Feb 26 '15 09:48

The SP and PVV is firmly opposed to the VVD, PvdA and D66's demand that all parliamentary parties disclose their financial activities over the past years. This is according to the Volkskrant, based on four separate anonymous sources.

Feb 26 '15 08:53

The D66 wants to legalize cannabis farming. Member of Parliament Magda Brendsen is presenting a legislative proposal today which will allow pot farmers to get an exemption to grow cannabis under strict conditions.

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Feb 26 '15 08:08

About 300 students occupied the Maagdenhuis, the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) administrative center, last night. The students are demanding the resignation of the University's administration, NU reports.

Feb 25 '15 18:31

A seriously injured 12-year old girl from Roelofarendsveen, Zuid-Holland, who was taken to a hospital last week, was abused for years by her father and stepmother, according to the family's neighbors, an Omroepwest.nl report reveals. Both are suspected of abuse and neglect and are being held in custody. The father will face a magistrate on Friday.

Feb 25 '15 09:29

The Eerste Kamer (Senate) wants the Netherlands to make a financial contribution to repair the damage done to the Barcaccia fountain in Rome by rioting Feyenoord supporters, NOS reports. The Cabinet has pledged support to private initiatives launched for this matter, but Minister Bert Koenders (Foreign Affairs) and Minister Ivo Opstelten (Security and Justice) did not explicitly discuss compensation.

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Feb 25 '15 09:09

Bart van U., who is accused of murdering his sister and former Minister Els Borst, seems to have escaped from a mental institution in Belgium shortly before Borst's violent murder, the AD reports.

Feb 25 '15 08:23

A NS consultant may have been involved in bribery in a deal to buy new trains. This is according to research done by RTL Nieuws. The consultant allegedly sold confidential NS documents to train builder Bombardier for thousands of euros.

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Feb 24 '15 18:16

Two bombs dating back to World War II were found along the A4 motorway near Schiphol Airport, newswire ANP reports. The thousand-pound American bomb and the five-hundred pound British bomb were found a few weeks ago while A9 rerouting work was ongoing, a spokeswoman for Rijkswaterstraat announced.

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