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Jul 6 '15 08:29

Travelers passing through Schiphol on Monday morning can expect long lines at the customs checks due to customs personnel performing a protest action for a better collective bargaining agreement. All passengers landing at the airport between 07:00 a.m. and 11:00 will have their baggage checked, Het Parool reports. Normally most passengers are allowed to just go through.

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Jul 3 '15 17:15

Greek Finance mInister Yanis Varoufakis' statements that an agreement between Greece and the other euro countries is in the offing, is "completely untrue", according to to Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem

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Jul 3 '15 16:50

The Netherlands wants ask the United Nations to establish a tribunal to prosecute the suspects in the MH17 disaster. This proposal is supported by Malaysia, Belgium, Australia and the Ukraine.

Jul 3 '15 14:17

The court in Lelystad sentenced Tarik Z. - the man responsible for the hostage situation at the NOS Journaal earlier this year - to 30 months in prison, 15 of which suspended, on Friday.

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Jul 3 '15 09:44

It seems that the match fixing scandal surrounding Tilburg football club Willem II dates back to the KNVB Cup match against Roda JC in 2008. Emails between a match fixer and former Willem II midfielder Ibrahim Kargbo show that he was paid to ensure that Willem II would lose that match, the Volkskrant reports.

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Jul 3 '15 09:00

About 100 people were arrested in Schilderswijk, The Hague on Thursday night for breaking the assembly ban. The arrests were made on Hobbemaplein, where the riot police trapped the assembled crowd and then cleared the square, ANP reports.

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Jul 3 '15 08:28

Fires caused by lightning strikes kept the fire departments busy in a number of places throughout the Netherlands on Thursday night.

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Jul 2 '15 10:41

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has updated its travel advisory for Tunisia. The Ministry believes that more attacks may follow. Dutch travel agencies are bringing their travelers back to the Netherlands

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Jul 2 '15 09:47

Due to the hot weather expected for today, NS will be adjusting the train services on a number of routes.

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Jul 2 '15 09:18

Anti-Zwarte Piet groups are planning protests and demonstrations at the national entry of Sinterklaas on November 14th in Meppel.

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Jul 2 '15 09:05

Mitch Henriquez' cousin Alex Dijkhoff does not think racism played a roll in the aggressive arrest in The Hague on Saturday that led to his cousin's death.

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Jul 2 '15 08:46

The riot police were attacked by rioters during another night of rioting in The Hague on Wednesday night. The dozens of police officers were standing in two lines at the intersection of Hobbemastraat and Vaillantlaan when the rioters descended on them.

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Jul 1 '15 13:24

Aruban arrestee Mitch Henriquez likely died from a lack of oxygen. This was likely caused by the actions of police officers during his arrest on Saturday. Five police officers are suspected of involvement in Henriquez' death.

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Jul 1 '15 09:28

Teachers will soon get more support on how to talk about sensitive subjects like homosexuality, the Holocaust and fundamentalism with their students. Stichting School en Veilgheid, or Foundation School and Safety in English, is organizing meetings after the summer holidays to guide schools in how to approach these sensitive topics.

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Jul 1 '15 08:58

The increasing heat is prompting a number of schools to adopt a tropical schedule for Thursday and Friday, in which lessons start earlier and end around noon.

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Jul 1 '15 08:34

The mood in Schilderswijk, The Hague was still unsettled on Tuesday night. Young people lit fires in several places. This time the police was ready for the riots. The riot police performed various charges, some to protect firefighters who were extinguishing the fires. A police helicopter circled above the area.

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Jun 30 '15 09:42

Two-thirds of Dutch pension funds, including 4 of the 5 largest funds, are in so much financial trouble that they will have to submit a recovery plan to De Nederlandsche Bank. This involves 160 of the approximately 250 pension funds in the Netherlands. For many of these funds, this will be the second recovery plan they submit.

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Jun 30 '15 09:10

The negotiations on the cabinet's tax plan have fallen apart due to too large differences between the political parties' views.

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Jun 30 '15 08:50

A demonstration against police violence in Schilderswijk, The Hague on Monday night got out of hand. The demonstration followed the death of Mitch Henriquez, a 42 year old Aruban man who died on Sunday in hospital after being arrested at a music festival in the city on Saturday.

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Jun 29 '15 15:58

The Public Prosecutor has retracted its initial statement on the events leading up to Mitch Henriquez' death in The Hague this weekend.

Jun 29 '15 09:45

The foundation Nederland Word Beter has placed a call on Facebook inviting people to file police reports against Zwarte Piet on July 1st - the day that the Netherlands celebrates the abolition of slavery in the country. According to the foundation, Zwarte Piet encourages discrimination.

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Jun 29 '15 09:16

A 42 year old man from Aruba died on Sunday night in a hospital in The Hague after becoming unwell following a violent arrest. The police have launched an investigation into the matter.

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Jun 29 '15 08:25

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is warning travelers to be extra careful when planning a stay in Greece due to the financial unrest in the country. Travelers should also stay up to date to changes in the situation.

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Jun 26 '15 16:25

Two gunmen opened fire on a beach in the Tunisian city of Sousse on Friday. At least 27 people were killed and six wounded, according to a spokesperson for the ministry of Home Affairs. According to travel agency TUI, 82 Dutch people are housed in six adjacent hotels next to the beach.

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