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Jun 22 '15 08:46

YouTube has blocked the PVV video showing cartoons of prophet Mohammed in Turkey after a complaint from the Turkish government.

Jun 19 '15 14:14

The Public Prosecutor demanded a 4 year prison sentence against Tarkk Z. - the 20 year old responsible for the hostage situation at the NOS Journaal earlier this year - in the court in Lelystad on Friday. According two the two psychiatrists who examined Z., he does not need psychological treatment - he suffers from "delusional ideas", but does not have an actual disorder.

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Jun 19 '15 08:58

The bus driver was driving to fast, several of the passengers involved in the bus accident in Portugal on Tuesday night claim, according to the AD. Three people were killed in the accident and 26 were wounded. Seven of the injured passengers are still in the hospital, three of them are in serious condition.

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Jun 19 '15 08:29

Motorcycle club violent crime in Noord-Holland, and throughout the Netherlands, is often promoted by the Haarlem chapter of the Hell's Angels.

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Jun 19 '15 08:07

The Dutch Association of Pediatrics think that children under 12 years should also have the option to ask for euthanasia, provided that their suffering is unbearable and hopeless.

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Jun 18 '15 15:10

The public prosecutor's office demanded three years in prison, of which six months should be conditional release, for Armin A., the 21-year-old suspected of pimping out a 16-year-old girl at the Hotel Botterweck in Valkenburg, Limburg. Closing statements were scheduled for a Thursday court session, where he is on trial for inciting the teen into prostitution.

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Jun 18 '15 13:55

Some of the victims of the bus accident in Portugal last night are flying back to the Netherlands on Thursday afternoon, travel agency TUI announced. TUI has made a plane available from Faro to Amsterdam for them. It is not clear how many people will make use of it.

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Jun 18 '15 13:30

The indictment against criminal boss Willem Holleeder has been expanded to include eliciting the murders of Willem Endstra, Cor van Hout and John Mieremet. He will also be charged with eliciting an attempted assassination against John Mieremet, the Public Prosecutor announced during a pro forma hearing on Thursday.

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Jun 18 '15 08:43

The plan to have prisoners pay 16 euros per day for their incarceration, will very likely not go through. The plan does not have enough support in the Eerste Kamer, Senate.

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Jun 18 '15 08:24

The Cabinet's tax plans will give a household with one or two tax workers a tax advantage that averages at 800 euros per year. This is according to the outlines of the coalition agreement which was presented to the Ministry of Finance on Wednesday, NOS reports.

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Jun 18 '15 07:48

Three Dutch tourists were killed in a bus accident in the south of Portugal. 29 others were injured, some of them seriously.

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Jun 17 '15 13:21

The NS staff will not be armed armed with pepper spray and batons. Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice announced this decision in a letter to the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, on Wednesday, NRC reports.

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Jun 17 '15 12:01

Sources close to the secret cabinet negotiations on a package of tax reforms say that the government is planning to increase sales tax on many goods and services to generate an extra five billion euros in revenues, according to the NRC. The cabinet wants to raise the tax to balance out an effective cut in income tax for many living in the Netherlands.

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Jun 17 '15 09:19

ABN Amro is ready for an IPO, CEO Gerrit Zalm said to the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, on Tuesday night. According to him, the IPO is a "logical development" - the bank is financially in order and moral lessons have been learned.

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Jun 17 '15 08:30

The police are investigating a possible link between the biker gang Hell's Angels and the Haarlem mayor's car fire, the Telegraaf reports. According to the newspaper, the mayor's car may have been set on fire as an act of revenge.

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Jun 17 '15 08:07

An American grand jury has indicted a man from Arizona for involvement in the attack at the prophet Mohammed cartoon contest in Garland, Texas in May. PVV leader Geert Wilders was a guest speaker at the event.

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Jun 16 '15 16:43

Officers in Limburg arrested a suspect overnight in connection with arson incidents at a shipyard, a houseboat, a harbour and a marina, police said on Tuesday. The 32-year-old man was picked up at his home in Maastricht during the early morning hours on Tuesday.

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Jun 16 '15 16:15

Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher called for an end to the derogatory use of the word “Jew” with regard to fans of Amsterdam football club Ajax. Many of the team’s fans often refer to themselves as “The Jews,” even though the club has no historical association with Jewish organizations or Jewish athletes.

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Jun 16 '15 14:16

Tourists heading to Greece should stop at an ATM before travelling to their destination, in case Greek cash machines go empty. As the country's financial problems mount, visitors to the country should prepare for troubles withdrawing money from ATMs, warns travel agents association ANVR.

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Jun 16 '15 10:17

Reporting point Diabetes Association Netherlands has received 600 complaints from diabetic patients who had to change their glucose monitor for a new - and cheaper - monitor against their wishes

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Jun 16 '15 09:39

General Practitioners are increasingly treating people with serious psychological or psychiatric problems themselves. This is because referral to specialist care often does not work or is very difficult after the budget cuts for mental health.

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Jun 16 '15 08:05

Vino H. regrets stabbing 96 year old Oma Toni, according to his lawyer Bob Meijer. A pretrial hearing on the case will be held in the court of Amsterdam on Tuesday. It is not yet clear whether the prosecution will hold H. responsible for the death of the 96 year old Amsterdam woman.

Jun 15 '15 19:10

A record number of tips related to sex trafficking were called into the Meld Misdaad Anoniem, an anonymous crime watch hotline, with nearly two-thirds of the calls playing a substantial role in criminal investigations. Between June 2014 and this past April, operators received 297 reports of coercion, forced prostitution, exploitation, and prostitution in unlicensed locations, with 33 cases possibly involving child victims.

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Jun 15 '15 19:05

After a week of speculation, the Dutch cabinet has reached an agreement to a package of reforms for the country’s tax system. The governing coalition, consisting of the right wing VVD and left wing PvdA (Labour) parties, has negotiated the deal almost entirely in secret, and will hear from a handful of opposition parties behind closed doors only, Labour leader Diederik Samsom said on Monday.

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