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Diederik Samsom
Jun 1 '15 09:52

The PvdA has reached an all-time low in Maurice de Hond's latest poll. If an election was to be held today, the PvdA would only have 9 seats, with only 6 percent of Dutch voters voting for the Labour party. Only 20 percent of the people who voted for the PvdA in 2012 would still vote for the party today.

Minister Lodewijk Asscher
Jun 1 '15 09:12

More than 25 percent of people in the Netherlands are bullied by colleagues or supervisors. A total of 500 thousand people were harassed in the workplace last year. On Sunday Minister Lodewijk Asscher of Social Affairs launched a campaign to address this problem.

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Jun 1 '15 08:26

The satellite images that Russia released days after the disaster with flight MH17, were falsified. This is according to British journalist Elliot Hggins' research collective Bellingcat.

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Jun 1 '15 07:42

Two men entered the police station in Nieuwendijk with an explosive at around 8:00 p.m. on Saturday. The men had found the explosive and took it to the police station so that they could make it safe.

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May 29 '15 12:20

Amsterdam is further tightening its approach to radicalization in the city. In the coming years the city will pay even more attention to making connections between Amsterdam residents, protecting vulnerable groups and individuals and addressing those in the city that pose the greatest risks, the municipality announced in a press release today.

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May 29 '15 10:06

The majority of the Almere city council wants Mayor Annemarie Jorritsma to make every effort to prevent "the arrival of bigoted, Salafist preachers", ANP reports.

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May 29 '15 08:07

A group of failed asylum seekers will be leaving the so-called "Vluchtgebouw" in Amsterdam at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, action group We Are Here announced. The asylum seekers have been squatting in the building since August.

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May 28 '15 17:21

Police arrested five men suspected of smuggling a 381-kilogram heroin shipment into the Netherlands, authorities said on Thursday. The men were apprehended when they were inspecting the heroin packages in a shed in Amstelveen, just south of Amsterdam, newspaper AD reported.

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May 28 '15 17:17

Anil Sayar, a 23-year old man from Amsterdam, has been stuck in a Turkish prison for a month after being arrested during Labour Day demonstration on Taksim Square in Istanbul, AD said quoting his sister. She raised the issue at the Dutch Embassy on May 11th, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported in The Hague on Thursday.

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May 28 '15 17:12

The Public Prosecutor in Amsterdam has decided not to prosecute the 26-year old man suspected of insulting the King and the Queen during Zwarte Piet demonstrations by saying "fuck the king, fuck the queen and fuck the royal palace," the Public Prosecutor (OM) declared on Thursday. The Prosecution determined the statement was made "within the context of public debate," which means that relevant statements are not punishable.

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May 28 '15 12:42

Illegal prostitution is on the rise in Utrecht after the municipality closed the prostitution zones in Zanpad and Hardebollenstraat in 2013.

May 28 '15 09:59

According to Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan, it is currently legally impossible to start with an experiment on regulated cannabis cultivation. But he promises to continue to work hard in The Hague for permission to perform such an experiment.

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May 28 '15 08:52

A Dutch jihadist may be involved in the possible merger of terrorist organizations Islamic State in Syria and Iraq and Al-Shabaab in Somalia.

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May 28 '15 08:29

Toni Heeremans-de Jong, better known as Oma Toni, made the decision herself to stop her treatment after being stabbed sent her to the hospital. That is the coroner's conclusion after an autopsy on her body, AD reports.

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May 28 '15 08:02

Mayor Hans Gerritsen of Haaksbergen resigned on Wednesday night, acknowledging that the city council no longer has enough confidence in him after the drama surrounding the monster truck accident. "The confidence of the council is crucial for a mayor", Gerritsen said.

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May 28 '15 07:26

The problems on the track at Amsterdam Centraal has been fixed, but travelers should still take extra travel time into account. According to NS, this is because the schedule has to get started.

May 27 '15 19:23

Schiphol Airport will conduct passenger screening and carry-on baggage security checks at five centralized control points instead of at boarding gates, newswire ANP reported. The changes are set to begin on June 3rd.

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May 27 '15 19:17

An earthquake hit the town of Uithuizen in Groningen on Wednesday afternoon at around 1 p.m., according to the meteorological agency KNMI. The eighth earthquake this month in Groningen measured 2.0 on the Richter scale.

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May 27 '15 14:40

Last year was a record year for organ donations in the Netherlands. There were a total of 537 living donors and 271 people donated their organs after death. There were a total of 785 organ transplants in the Netherlands in 2014, an increase of 11 percent.

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May 27 '15 14:23

About a hundred people showed up at the Plein in The Hague on Wednesday to protest against the plans for gas extraction on Terschelling.

May 27 '15 14:02

The police have arrested a total of 19 people during raids in locations connected to Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs on Wednesday. Harrie Ramakers, the president of the Bandidos Limburg chapter, is among those arrested.

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May 27 '15 11:57

An electrical failure at Belgium air traffic control forced the closure of airspace above Belgium on Wednesday morning, Eurocontrol said in a statement. The regional airspace will remain shut until at least 2 p.m. local time, The Brussels Airport authority said.

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May 27 '15 08:59

With the selection of a new Senate on Tuesday, the Cabinet will very likely need the support of opposition parties to get new plans through the Senate more than ever. The CDA and D66 may be willing to give this support, but only if Prime Minister Mark Rutte meets their conditions.

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May 27 '15 08:29

The renovation of the royal palace Huis ten Bosch is becoming much more expensive than was announced last year. The renovation was estimated to cost 35 million euros, but the actual amount now appears to have run up to about 60 million euros, RTL Nieuws reports based on sources close to the cabinet.

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