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Oct 15 '14 10:25

A large majority in the Second Chamber want to see the end of the public transport OV-chip card as soon as possible.

Oct 15 '14 09:58

Crime reporter Peter R. de Vries received a death threat yesterday afternoon because of his position on Zwarte Piet.

Oct 13 '14 12:24

Help and support will be made available for prostitutes in the Netherlands who wish to change professions.

Oct 13 '14 10:54

Several of the Albert Heijn franchise owners have decided to defy the supermarket chain's national policy to remove Zwarte Piet from advertisements.

Franchise owner Schuytgraaf from Arnhem stated of Facebook that Zwarte Piet will be found in his store in Elst during the coming months. This status update received more than 2 thousand likes. "On 5 December Zwarte Piet will be walking through the store as usual," he says.

As far as franchiser Hans Geveling is concerned, nothing will change in Albert Heijn stores in Huissen, Bemmel, Gendt and Druten.

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Oct 13 '14 10:23

The victim of the stabbing at Corbulo College in Voorburg on Friday, has passed away.

Oct 13 '14 10:00

A spokesperson for the Ministry of Security and Justice confirmed that the Ukrainian disaster relief will start searching for any remaining personal belongings and remains of passengers of flight MH17 today.

The Binnenhof
Oct 10 '14 11:29

The buildings on the Binnenhof of the Firs and Second Chamber, the State Councel and the Ministry of General Affairs urgently need major repairs.

Oct 10 '14 11:03

A study done by EenVandaag on 27 thousand members of an Opinion Panel found that 83 percent believe that Zwarte Piet's appearance should not be adjusted.

Oct 10 '14 10:37

Family of the flight MH17 victims is going to sue the Dutch State for gross negligence and carelessness in the handling of the tragedy.

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Oct 10 '14 10:10

A radicalized former soldier has approached his former colleagues at the F-16 base Volkel to join the jihad.

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Oct 9 '14 08:43

Supermarket chain Albert Heijn has mostly dropped the black-faced version of Zwarte Piet from it’s stores and product packaging, the company’s parent said Wednesday. Though the character might pop up on the boxes of candies and cookies, the store’s parent company, Ahold, says it will not be used inside or outside stores.

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Oct 7 '14 11:08

"Already high costs and lack of openness ... make the king unnecessarily vulnerable," D66 leader Alexander Pechtold writes referring to the 127 million euro palace renovations. He calls this "exorbitantly high".

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Oct 7 '14 10:38

The National Committee for 4 and 5 May advocates for a different approach to Liberation day. They want to focus more on World War II.

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Oct 7 '14 08:34

Protesters who overtook part of the Tweede Kamer, the Dutch House of Representatives in Parliament, left quietly around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning after they were told a delegation of leaders would be allowed to meet with Members of Parliament. The demonstrators spontaneously arrived at the government building when it became clear that the Islamic State, ISIS, would likely take control of the Syrian city Kobani.

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Oct 7 '14 00:33

Protesters supporting Kurdish people in Syria stormed the Tweede Kamer, the Dutch Parliament’s House of Representatives, speaking out against the fall of Kobani in northern Syria. Demonstrators are calling for the Netherlands to take stronger actions against ISIS.

Enduring Freedom
Oct 6 '14 09:48

Two teams of two Netherlands military F-16 fighter jets took part in missions over Iraq this past weekend. It marks the first Dutch mission in the country's involvement in an international fight against ISIS, the separatist movement and rogue army fighting in Syria and Iraq.

Dordrecht doctors ebola
Oct 6 '14 09:28

A man who flew to the Netherlands from Sierra Leone rode on the train and a bus before arriving at a Dordrecht hospital, where he is being treated for symptoms of Ebola virus. Results of the tests to determine if he has the deadly virus will be released on Monday.

Monster Truck
Oct 1 '14 10:07

The municipality of Haaksbergen has clarified the number of victims still in hospital after the monster truck crash of last weekend, by issuing a 'state of affairs' on the municipality website, De Volkskrant reports.

National Training Center
Oct 1 '14 09:44

The Ministry of Defense has constructed a very thorough National Training Center in the forests of Vught. The terrain at the Van Brederode Barracks is fully equipped with visual aids to help train aid workers, police and Defense for threatening situations with as much realism as possible, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.

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Oct 1 '14 09:10

Media mogul John de Mol has been receiving letters from a man who is threatening his sister Linda de Mol and her children if a large sum of money is not transfered to him. Police have published a sketch of at least one person involved in the extortion, and are thoroughly investigating the case.

Monster Truck
Sep 30 '14 07:43

The province of Overijssel has cancelled five upcoming monster truck shows out of respect for the victims and surviving relatives of last weekend's tragic accident in Haaksbergen that claimed three lives, the NOS reports.

Geerlof Kanis
Sep 30 '14 07:24

The municipality of Haaksbergen has imposed a kind of superinjunction on the organizer of the monster truck event that saw three people die this weekend. Geerlof Kanis is not allowed to say anything about the incident anymore, De Telegraaf reports.

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Sep 29 '14 09:26

An reserve officer of the Netherlands military intelligence service reportedly spread confidential material to his civilian employer, ICT company Ordina, from Uruzgan province in Afghanistan in 2009. Television program Zembla reports this on the basis of e-mails obtained.

Monster Truck
Sep 29 '14 08:49

International American and European monster truck show guidelines specifically stipulate that there should be no public standing in the direction of monster trucks. This comes from RTV Oost on the basis of established guidelines from the Monster Truck Racing Association Europe.

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