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Dec 16 '14 14:33

According to figures from Statistics Netherlands, the increase of women in the labor market has leveled off after the significant increase between 1998 and 2013.

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Dec 16 '14 14:15

It seems that a number of cities in the Netherlands will start with an experiment with controlled cannabis cultivation next year, despite the fact that Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice is still firmly opposed to the idea.

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Dec 16 '14 11:11

Aggression against train conductors and drivers are almost an every day occurrence. As many as 64 percent of the train crew faced physical violence and threats with a firearm this year. Verbal abuse is just part of the day.

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Dec 16 '14 10:07

Children are increasingly often becoming the victims of crimes such as assault, robbery or vandalism. In 2013, one in five young people aged 15 to 18 was the victim of violence or a crime against property.

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Dec 16 '14 08:51

The gas valve in Groningen will be slowed even further to prevent earthquakes. The cabinet discussed this last Friday, RTL Nieuws reports.

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Dec 16 '14 08:31

Citizens of the Netherlands have to deal with the most online banking failures in the world. Customers of ING suffered most often from a failure in the last year.

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Dec 15 '14 20:06

Passengers on Dutch national rail carrier NS will find their waiting times shortened as the transportation firm rolls out their new schedule, putting more trains on the tracks. The service increase comes at a time when the company's conductors and workers say they are concerned that they are overworked with minimal time for breaks, and no rest in between hours-long routes.

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Dec 15 '14 12:30

The new NS timetable took effect yesterday. The new schedule means that there will be a train every half an hour on all routes.

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Dec 15 '14 08:29

Because more and more people report crimes over the internet, about half of all full-fledged police stations will close in the next ten years.

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Dec 14 '14 16:04

Two men in their twenties say they were shot while jogging in Amsterdam Zeeburg Sunday morning. The victims arrived at an area hospital on their own about an hour later, and workers there called the police.

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Dec 12 '14 09:21

On Friday De Telegraaf revealed striking details about a number of suspects who were arrested after a large amount of weapons was found in Loosdrecht earlier this week.

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Dec 12 '14 09:08

The Rijksmuseum has bought a bronze sculpture of the Dutchman Adriaen de Vries (1556 - 1626) for $28 million (more than 22.5 million euro). The sculpture is called Bacchic Figure Supporting the Globe.

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Dec 12 '14 08:50

In 2012 and 2013 hospitals sent in 276 million euro in false claims. An investigation shows that 1.2 percent of the revenue was not declared properly. There are currently discussions on how that money should be paid back to the insurers.

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Dec 11 '14 21:19

The Leeuwarden Court of Appeal ruled on Thursday that 29 year-old Alasam S. will serve a six year prison sentence and undergo compulsory psychiatric treatment. The appeal resulted in a 22 year reduction on the original sentence of 28 years imprisonment.

Dec 11 '14 13:10

The Dutch economy will be slightly better than expected in 2015. The gross domestic product (GDP) is expected to grow by 1.5 percent. That is a slightly higher growth than the 1.25 percent that was expected in previous calculations.

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Dec 11 '14 09:34

On Wednesday PvdA Member of Parliament Ahmed Marcouch pleaded for more Moroccan- and Turkish Dutch detectives.

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Dec 11 '14 08:59

Two people who say that they were tortured and raped by Dutch soldiers in the former Dutch East Indies, want to sue the Dutch State. This is the firs lawsuit for war crimes other than executions.

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Dec 11 '14 08:05

The report on torture by the CIA has caused even more controversy. Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs calls it a "shocking report".

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Dec 10 '14 20:52

Onno Hoes announced his resignation as Mayor of Maastricht Wednesday night. A highly controversial report by broadcaster Powned into the Mayor's love life, which includes a string of men in their twenties, presumably lead Hoes to his decision. He has stated that he believes his resignation to be in the best interest of the city.

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Dec 10 '14 18:03

A highly disconcerted Magda Berndsen of political party D66 has challenged Security and Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten to start assisting police investigate recent street assassinations. The Member of Parliament expressed concern, suggesting that Minister Opstelten does not have his priorities in order.

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Dec 10 '14 09:54

The editors of Elsevier have named Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb of Rotterdam the Dutchman of the Year for 2014. Chief editor of Elsevier Arendo Joustra made this announcement yesterday at the city hall of Rotterdam.

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Dec 10 '14 08:39

Another shooting in Amsterdam has ended in death. The victim was found wounded at cafe Riverside in Rijnstraat. He died moments later of his injuries.

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Dec 9 '14 13:56

The police ignored all the signals on the psychological problems of Ridderhof-shooter Tristan van der Vlis. Not only when granting him weapon licenses, but also twice afterwards in its renewal. This was the argument of the lawyers on behalf of 51 victims of the shooting in the court in the Hague this morning.

Dec 9 '14 09:04

The girlfriend of a criminal who plays a major role in the Amsterdam underworld was shot and killed in Amstelveen yesterday morning. H. is a suspected ringleader of the organization around the late Gwenette Martha. He has been in hiding for a while for fear of an attempt on his life. The police can not confirm the identity of the victim, but did confirm that the execution is probably linked to the ongoing feud in the underworld. The victim was shot several times at around 08:30 a.m. on Beeckestijn in Amstelveen. Attempts to resuscitate her failed.

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