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Frans Timmermans
Jul 22 '14 14:08

The Netherlands wants the European Union to come to stand unanimously against Russia's negligence in taking distance from pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine which is keeping tensions high in that area.

Jul 22 '14 13:27

The recent MH17 flight crash is being used in an online scamming scheme, mainly through facebook. Online security experts warn that these ads spread objectionable links. Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice is calling the digital scheme shocking.

Minister Timmermans
Jul 22 '14 09:42

In a powerful speech at the UN Security Council on Monday, Minister Frans Timmermans of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs berated the agents involved in delaying the investigations at the crash site of the Malaysia Airlines flight. He said that The Netherlands' top priority is bringing the bodies of the victims who died in the MH17 plane crash in Ukraine back safely to The Netherlands.

Mourning ad
Jul 22 '14 08:38

The Cabinet has placed a mourning ad in Dutch newspapers this morning, honoring those lost in the tragic MH17 plane crash in Ukraine, and remembering them "with great sadness and the deepest respect." All 298 names of the individuals who perished in the crash are listed.

Black Box
Jul 22 '14 08:04

The black boxes belonging to flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine last week have been handed over to the Malaysian delegation by the pro-Russian rebels, according to journalists on the ground.

MH17
Jul 21 '14 16:30

As investigations into the flight MH17 crash in Ukraine are underway, the Dutch Public Prosecution Authority (OM) is suspecting murder, war crimes and the intention of making a plane crash, the NRC reports.

Crash items
Jul 21 '14 12:06

Banks in The Netherlands promise to insure any damage arising out of the misuse of bank cards belonging to victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash. Surviving relatives have been assured that the banks have taken this possibility into account, according to Trouw.

Refrigerated Train
Jul 21 '14 09:47

The international team of forensic investigators are going to be able to reach the crash site of the fated Malaysia Airlines MH17 tragedy this morning, three days after the event.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Jul 21 '14 09:12

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has granted unrestricted cooperation to make sure that the bodies of the victims who perished in the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in Ukraine can be repatriated.

Malaysia Airlines
Jul 21 '14 08:41

Malaysia Airlines has put the flight code MH17 into permanent retirement in light of the recent tragedy that saw 298 people die as a passenger plane was shot down above Ukraine. In a statement made on Sunday, Malaysia Airlines says the measure is out of respect to crew and passengers of the flight.

Joep Lange
Jul 18 '14 10:47

There is more clarity on the identities of Dutch victims who perished in the tragedy of the Malaysia Airlines MH17 crash in Ukraine. Along with Dutch AIDS researcher Joep Lange, teacher Bart Lambregts and at least 16 people from Brabant have lost their lives.

MH17
Jul 18 '14 09:50

A pro-Russian separatist leader in Ukraine reportedly claimed responsibility for shooting down the Malaysia Airlines MH17 flight over the East of the country. Igor Girkin, also known as Strelkov, posted a his claim on a Russian social media site, thinking that he had downed a Ukrainian military transport plane.

ObamaAndRutte
Jul 18 '14 09:14

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte spoke with American President Barack Obama about the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crash in Ukraine on Thursday night.

Jul 18 '14 08:43

The current death toll in the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed near Donetsk, Ukraine is reported as 298 people, including 283 passengers and 15 crew members. The airline has published a statement listing what is known of the nationalities of the victims. Currently, it is known that a total of 154 Dutch people died on the flight.

Jul 17 '14 20:41

Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte released a statement Thursday evening expressing his dismay over the crash in Eastern Ukraine of a flight from Amsterdam to Malaysia. The country's top security official noted that those onboard the plane are of many nationalities.

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Jul 17 '14 17:50

A Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 that left Schiphol airport Thursday is believed to have crashed in the Ukraine. The flight has 280 passengers on board and 15 crew members, according to the Interfax news agency.

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Jul 17 '14 17:04

Whereas Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan threads carefully around the edges of the heated Zwarte Piet debate, a fellow town administrator from Hellevoetsluis has taken a resolute stance against any changes to the embattled tradition.

Jul 17 '14 10:39

The Ministry of Education has made €5 million available for new study grants for international students. These grants are supposed to encourage top international students to study at Dutch universities.

Jul 17 '14 09:27

The EU summit's inability to fill top function positions is not a disaster, according to Prime Minister Mark Rutte. He tells the NOS that there is no wasted time, and expects there will be more progress in August.

Anti-Israel
Jul 17 '14 09:06

An anti-Israel demonstration planned to take place during a solidarity manifestation for Israel on the Dam square in Amsterdam today has been cancelled. The organizers write on Facebook that the request for permission for the action was handed in too late.

Jul 17 '14 08:21

A briefcase containing €175,000 was lost by the police in an undercover operation. Despite the briefcase having been fitted out with a tracking device, the money was still lost, the Telegraaf reports.

Jul 16 '14 14:05

Rising temperatures across the Netherlands are expected to peak above thirty degrees on Saturday, making way for thunderstorms Saturday night and a brief cool off on Sunday. The rising heat has led many weather experts to warn people participating in the Vierdaagse march in Nijmegen, a four-day walk where participants journey between 30 and 50 kilometers daily.

Badhoevedorp flooding
Jul 16 '14 13:32

Sever streets in Badhoevedorp, Noord Holland, were flooded following a water main break under the street. The ruptured water main lies under Burgemeester Amersfoordtlaan and led to ankle-deep water around the area, reports broadcaster Nos.

Curacao shootout
Jul 16 '14 13:14

Two people are dead, and at least six others are injured after passengers drove a car up to the arrivals hall of the Curacao International Airport and started shooting at some of the passengers.

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