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Apr 10 '15 09:05

A Muslim organization has laid criminal charges against Geert Wilders with the Austrian justice. This follows the PVV leader's recent visit with his sympathizers of the FPO in Vienna during which he gave an anti-Islam speech at Hofburg, De Telegraaf reports.

Apr 10 '15 08:28

According to Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher, equality does not mean equal opportunities for everyone in the Dutch society, because the Constitution does not protect against prejudice and unconscious racism. He said this during the 7th Martin Luther King jr. reading in The Hague on Thursday.

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Apr 10 '15 08:10

Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan received a petition from some 200 sex workers and sympathizers on Thursday, AT5 reports. The protest was organized by PROUD, the association for sex workers, against the closing of window brothels in Amsterdam

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Apr 10 '15 07:42

Despite dense fog in the northwestern half in the country and mist in the rest on Friday morning, today is likely to be the first warm, sunny day of spring this year.

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Apr 9 '15 12:04

A man in Utrecht who threatened to blow up his own apartment was removed from the residence close to noon on Thursday and is in custody, RTV Utrecht reports. The incident was first called in around 9:40 a.m. that day from Nigerdreef in the Overvecht neighborhood.

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Apr 9 '15 09:17

There is trouble in the PvdA. After three successive election defeats, a number of members are starting to lose patience with the course set by the party leaders. Some worried members have released a political manifesto titled Met vertrouwen linksom.

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Apr 9 '15 08:38

A large group of policemen protested in The Hague on Wednesday afternoon, NRC reports. The protesters demand that Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice submit better proposals for a new police collective bargaining agreement by Monday. If this does not happen, the unions and their members will move on to harder actions.

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Apr 9 '15 08:11

PVV leader Geert Wilders has been invited to attend the Islam conference happening in Utrecht from Thursday. In a statement on their website the management of the organizer AlFitrah write that he and everyone else - Muslim or not - are welcome.

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Apr 9 '15 07:50

The Amsterdam campaign warning against a dealers selling white heroin as cocaine will be terminated in the next week, the city announced in a press release. The matrix signs in the city will be turned off, posters will be removed and no more flyers will be distributed.

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Apr 8 '15 18:47

Sjaak Rijke, held hostage by an Al-Qaida faction for three and a half years, was reunited with his wife on Wednesday at the Bamako airport in Mali. "They shouted for joy," Dutch ambassador Maarten Brouwer told RTL.

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Apr 8 '15 16:37

Protestors occupying the University of Amsterdam's Maagdenhuis building on the Spui for roughly a month were ordered to leave by 6 p.m. Wednesday after talks between them and the university's executive board broke down. The board had expected the occupiers, comprising students, researchers and lecturers, to peacefully leave the building Sunday evening after a small festival. Instead, the occupiers demanded the resignation of the board.

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Apr 8 '15 13:57

Dick Schoof, the National Coordinator for Counter-terrorism and Security, has released hundreds of documents regarding the flight MH17 disaster after news agencies NOS, RTL Nieuws and Volkskrant appealed to the Freedom of Information Act.

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Apr 8 '15 09:09

Dutch journalist Frederike Geerdink is in court in Turkey Wednesday. She stands accused of making propaganda for the Kurdish separatist movement PKK, an organization that is on the European Union's terrorist list.

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Apr 8 '15 08:31

The students occupying the Maagdenhuis will leave the building at 21:00 on Sunday night, the University of Amsterdam announced. The actions against the university administration will continue, however, the occupiers said in a press conference Wednesday morning. This occupation protest at the University of Amsterdam has been going on for nearly two months.

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Apr 8 '15 07:41

The terrorist threat level remains substantial and the probability of a terrorist attack in the Netherlands remains real. There are, however, currently no concrete indications of planned attacks in the country.

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Apr 7 '15 17:55

The Royal Dutch Football Association (KNVB) calls the anti-semitic chants from last sunday's match between FC Utrecht and AFC Ajax "abhorrent and repugnant". KNVB is currently collecting information to determine if there is a sufficient reason to launch an investigation and whether FC Utrecht did enough to prevent and stop the chants, Parool writes.

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Apr 7 '15 13:16

The Foundation Fighting Antisemitism has filed charges against FC Utrecht because of the antisemitic chants sung by supporters during the match against Ajax on Sunday. The foundation wants the Public Prosecutor to criminally prosecute the football club, NU reports.

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Apr 7 '15 09:08

A NS conductor was attacked by a passenger yesterday afternoon in the train between Oisterwijk and Tilburg. The 49 year old passenger threatened the 46 year old conductor by pressing a knife against his throat.

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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.

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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.

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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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