Russia again blamed the Ukraine for shooting down Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in 2014 in a surprise press conference held on Monday. According to the Russians, the BUK missile that shot down the Boeing was indeed produced in Russia, but was in Ukrainian hands at the time of the disaster. The international team investigating the disaster, JIT, said it will "carefully study" Russia's accusations, but also pointed out that in the past the country has been less than generous when it came to responding to requests for assistance, NOS reports.
The police searched multiple addresses in the Netherlands on Monday, looking for Erwin L., a man who threw a votive candle holder at the Golden Carriage on Budget Day 2010. With this year's Budget Day happening today, the police don't know where he is, AT5 and RTL Nieuws report.
The Health Care Inspectorate closed the Arduin care institution in the Zeeland village of Aagtekerke with immediate effect. The 14 residents must be transferred to other healthcare institutions within seven days, the Inspectorate said, ANP reports.
Arduin offers residential care for people with intellectual disabilities. According to the Inspectorate, the institution's employees are unable to provide the proper care for their clients. The organization is also careless with freedom-restricting measures used on residents.
A patient set herself on fire in the emergency room of the Laurentius Hospital in Roermond on Saturday morning. Nothing is known about the identify of the patient, only that she is a young woman. She was taken to the burns center in Beverwijk by helicopter, NOS reports.
The entire ground floor of the hospital was full of smoke as a result of the action. The ground floor was evacuated while the fire department ventilated the building. Two other patients waiting for treatment in the emergency room were taken to another hospital.
The police are looking for 12-year-old Rodechelies Celedonio Santo. The girl went missing in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Thursday. "Her family is very worried", the police said.
Rodechelies was last seen on Thursday morning at apartment building Kruitberg in Bijlmer. She is about 1.6 meters tall with black hair, brown eyes and braces. The police call on anyone with information about the girl's whereabouts to contact them at once.
A spokesperson for the police refused to tell AT5 anything about the girl's situation at the time of her disappearance.
A man was stabbed at a playground on Van Galenstraat in Zwolle on Sunday afternoon. The victim was taken to hospital with unknown injuries. The police are looking for the perpetrator. The victim is the father of a child who was playing at the playground at the time, local residents told RTV Oost.
Witnesses told newspaper AD that the victim made a comment about a joint the perpetrator was smoking. The perpetrator stabbed him four times and ran off.
The police arrested a 16-year-old boy after a shooting at the Kennis- en Expertisecentrum (KEC) de Donderberg in Roermond on Friday morning. No one was injured, NOS reports.
The boy arrived at te school with a firearm at around 8:30 a.m. He fired multiple shots, both inside and outside the school. No one was hit.
Teachers tried to keep the teenager talking while the police responded. Officers arrived a few minutes later and overpowered the boy outside the school.
The Dalai Lama will meet with victims of sexual abuse by Buddhist teachers in the Netherlands on Friday afternoon, responding to an urgent appeal 12 victims sent to him. As far as is known, this is the first time that the Dalai Lama is meeting with abuse victims, NOS reports.
One person was taken to hospital with serious injuries after a "violent incident" in a home on Vlietstraat in Amsterdam on Thursday night, the police said on Twitter. The victim was found on the street.
The police responded to the scene shortly before midnight after reports of a shooting. When emergency services arrived, they found the victim on the street. Witnesses told NH Nieuws that the victim fell or was pushed from a second floor window.
The police are investigating what happened. It is not yet clear whether there was a shooting.
Two Russian spies were arrested in the Netherlands, with the help of Dutch military intelligence service MIVD, this past spring. The two were on their way to Switzerland to hack into a laboratory currently doing investigations that may negatively affect Russia, NRC reports based on its own research.
The government is pushing extra money into the police and fighting cybercrime next year. A once off amount of 30 million euros will go to fighting cybercrime, and the police will get an extra 58 million euros, sources in The Hague told newspaper AD.
The extra 58 million euros for the police comes on top of the approximately 260 million euros already being invested.
One of the suspects in a shooting on Melde in Best early in June, committed suicide while in custody in the prison in Vught, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice and Security confirmed to Omroep Brabant.
Sources identified the man as 36-year-old Walter D. to the broadcaster.
Jos B., the man suspected of involvement in the murder of 11-year-old Nicky Verstappen in 1998, went on a summer camp with young scouts in Belgium just two weeks after the Dutch Boy's murder. He spent several days with the young scouts as guest leader, De Limburger reports based on its own research.
A person was found dead on Stoomwezenstraat in Apeldoorn on Tuesday afternoon. Emergency services tried to resuscitate the victim, but it was to no avail. The police are investigating whether the victim was killed in a crime, De Stentor reports.
The body was found around 5:00 p.m. At around 6:00 p.m. the police were investigating a third floor home of an apartment building next to where the body was found, according to the newspaper. Forensic investigators could be seen on the home's balcony.
What exactly happened is not yet clear.
The Public Prosecution Service will prosecute five former soldiers of the Airmobile Brigade at the Oranje barracks in Schaarsbergen for sexually abusing, harassing and humiliating three of their colleagues, the Telegraaf reports.
The Prosecutor refused to confirm this to NOS, because not all those involved have been informed yet.
Minister Ferdinand Grapperhaus of Justice and Security is turning to court to try and stop planned labor actions by the police. The police unions called on officers to only respond to emergencies this weekend, and not perform any of their other duties. According to the Minister, this will jeopardize safety, NU.nl reports.
The United States is threatening with sanctions against the International Criminal Court in The Hague and its judges if the ICC participates in an investigation into possible war crimes committed by American soldiers in Afghanistan. "The United States will use any means necessary to protect our citizens and those of our allies from unjust prosecution by this illegitimate court", US national security adviser John Bolton said in a speech in Washington, the Guardian reports.
The Dutch government supported Jabhat al-Shamiya, an armed group in Syria that the Public Prosecutor labeled terrorist, according to research by Nieuwsuur and Trouw. A Dutch man is currently being prosecuted for participating in this group. The indictment states that Jabhat al-Shamiya is "salafist and jihadist", "strives for the establishment of a caliphate", and "can't be otherwise qualified" than as a "criminal organization with terrorist intent", Nieuwsuur reports.
One person was seriously hurt in a shooting in a parking garage In Amsterdam Centrum during the early hours of Tuesday morning, the police reported on Twitter. Three suspects were arrested.
Emergency services helped the victim at the scene, the police said.
The shooting happened around 4:00 a.m. in the parking garage of The Bank, an office building on Rembrandtplein, according to ANP.
The circumstances surrounding the shooting are still unclear. Nothing is known about the identity of the victim or the suspects. The victim's current condition is also unknown.
While the Caribbean had a quiet hurricane season so far this year, that may change in the coming days. On Thursday or Friday Dutch time, Hurricane Isaac will cross paths with the Windward Islands. The Dutch islands of Sint Maarten, Saba and Sint Eustatius can expect some extreme weather with very strong winds and lots of rain, Weeronline reports.
An elderly couple died at camping site De Achterste Hoef in the Noord-Brabant town of Bladel during the early hours of Sunday morning. A fire had broken out in their caravan, De Stentor reports.
The victims' identity still has to be officially determined. But based on the campsite's register and the license plate of the caravan, the police know which campsite guests were involved. The victims are a 77-year-old man and his 70-year-old wife from Apeldoorn. They've been coming to the campsite for 15 years, according to the newspaper.
A 34-year-old man from Eindhoven was killed in a shooting in the city on Saturday evening, the police confirmed. He was gunned down while sitting in his car on Sionstraat at around 8:00 p.m. He died at the scene.
Witnesses told the police that two men were standing on the corner of Sionstraat and Gibeonstraat just after the shooting. The corner is about 20 meters away from where the incident happened. The police are looking for these two men, and call on them or anyone who may know who they are to come forward. "They may have important information for us."
State Secretary Mark Harbers of Justice and Security received such serious threats regarding the deportation of two Armenian children, that he had to go into hiding last week, sources in The Hague told the Telegraaf.
The police found a body on Dorpstraat in Harmelen during the early hours of Friday morning. How the victim died is not yet clear. The police are investigating, RTV Utrecht reports.
According to the broadcaster, the victim is a man and he was found above a snack bar on Dorpsstraat.
Harmelen is a town located around 20 kilometers from Utrecht city. It has around 8 thousand inhabitants.