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Apr 7 '15 08:30

American parcel deliverer FedEx plans to buy its Dutch counterpart TNT Express, the companies announced in a joint press release.

Apr 7 '15 08:09

There were two shooting incidents in Rotterdam last night, leaving one dead and one injured.

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Apr 7 '15 07:53

A drug dealer suspected of distributing white heroine as cocaine in Amsterdam earlier this year was arrested by police in the capital city over the weekend. The man turned himself in on Saturday at about 7:30 a.m., police said Tuesday.

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Apr 6 '15 14:40

Had it not been for two young men, residents of a senior citizen’s home that burned out in Wijchen this morning would not have escaped without serious harm.

Sjaak Rijke
Apr 6 '15 13:53

Dutchman Sjaak Rijke, who has been a captive of terrorist group Al-Qaida since November 2011, has been freed by commandos and other special forces of the French army in Mali this morning, the French Ministry of Defense announced this morning.

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Apr 6 '15 08:20

Another NS conductor was attacked on Saturday morning in the train from Utrecht to Amsterdam at Abcoude station. The Ministry of Security and Justice is considering arming NS guards with pepper spray and batons.

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Apr 6 '15 07:58

Housing associations offer very little cheap rental housing with rent up to 403 euro. Only 7 percent of available rental homes fall into this cheap category.

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Apr 6 '15 07:42

In contrast to the belief that many airlines avoided the airspace over eastern Ukraine in the months before the MH17 disaster due to the conflict between the Ukrainian army and the pro-Russian separatists, flights over the area actually increased in that time.

Amsterdam boat rescue
Apr 5 '15 09:25

A 66-year-old man was found dead Saturday evening near the Zuider IJdijk in Amsterdam, police said. The man was missing since just before noon that day after the yacht he was riding in was struck by a barge.

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Apr 5 '15 09:20

Over 1,500 people celebrated International Pillow Fight Day in Complain, one of the city’s main squares, Saturday afternoon. Feathers and stuffing filled the square within seconds of the fight’s official start at 3 p.m.

Amsterdam boat rescue
Apr 4 '15 16:08

A team of rescuers from several agencies is searching for a person missing in the water after a pusher boat crashed into a yacht. The accident happened in the Westelijk Merwedekanaaldijk in Amsterdam Zeeburg at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday.

The yacht was stalled in the water after having mechanical problems, when it was rammed by the pusher. Another person aboard the yacht was rescued.

Police and Waternet closed the waterway and bike paths to give rescuers space to maneuver. A helicopter was also involved in the search.

Apr 3 '15 17:36

A man was shot, stabbed with an awl and beaten with an ax on Cypresstraat in Breda on Friday, according police and Omroep Brabant. The victim, estimated to be 35-years old, was seriously injured and rushed to an area hospital.

Apr 3 '15 16:20

The policeman, part of an arrest team, who ran over an 18-year old girl driving a scooter on a pedestrian crossing in 2013 in Eindhoven, was sentenced today for reckless driving, NU reported. Court in Den Bosch gave the driver a 2 year conditional suspended sentence, according to which he has show exemplary driving for two years or his driver's license will be suspended.

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Apr 3 '15 13:30

The Salvation Army has said it is going after an employee to retrieve more than €850,000 this person embezzled from this charitable organization.

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Apr 3 '15 09:39

A coalition of 32 organizations, companies and individuals are calling on Minister Ard van der Steur to develop a vision regarding protecting the privacy of citizens in the information society.

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Apr 3 '15 09:13

Rappange Makelaardij, a major property manager in Amsterdam, wants to fine people who use sites like Airbnb to rent their rented homes to tourists, De Telegraaf reports.

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Apr 3 '15 08:49

According to the Public Prosecutor, the Dutch investigation team that is coordinating the investigation into the downing of flight MH17, will soon be going to Russia to look for evidence

Henk Kamp
Apr 3 '15 08:03

Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs wants to win back the trust of the Groningen residence after the damage and earthquakes caused by gas extraction. And he will do so by following the recommendations of the Safety Board.

Amsterdam police
Apr 2 '15 18:23

The police unions have handed Justice Minister Ard van der Steur an ultimatum to come up with a better collective proposal than the last offer from former Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten, the police union Nederlandse Politiebond wrote in a statement. The new Justice Minister has until April 13th to respond, after which "tougher actions" can be expected from police personnel.

Apr 2 '15 14:37

The court in Assen has sentenced Antonio van der P. and Enise B. to 16 and 12 years in prison respectively. The duo, better known as the Dutch Bonnie and Clyde, went on a two week crime spree through the Netherlands last year, starting with a robbery in Echten, Drenthe and ending with their arrest at a hotel in Schwerte, Germany. They were not present at the court during the ruling.

Apr 2 '15 10:13

VVD Parliamentarian Fred Teeven sustained a substantial head injury in a car accident in Wassenaar yesterday afternoon, De Telegraaf reports. He was taken to the hospital in an ambulance.

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Apr 2 '15 08:59

In the coming years the Cabinet is going to invest in ensuring that Dutch homes and business are less reliant on natural gas for heating, instead heating properties with renewable heat or leftover heat.

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Apr 2 '15 08:26

The Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, rejected National Police Chief Gerard Bouman's proposal to be more flexible when it comes to new police officers that are of ethnic minorities and decided that the language test for prospective officers will remain a requirement, De Telegraaf reports.

Apr 2 '15 07:55

The Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, has many questions about the salary increases at ABN Amro and how Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance let it go so far, NOS reports.

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