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Jan 18 '19 16:40

ING employees can look forward to "significantly" lower bonuses this year, even though the bank is doing well with more clients and turnover. The bonuses will be lower due to a settlement o for failing to monitor money laundering, NOS reports.

Gavel with lady justice in the background
Jan 18 '19 16:00

Gilermo I., the prime suspect of a in July 2017, expressed regret for what happened at the start of his trial on Friday. "I find it horrible what happened. But I can not turn back time", he said, RTL Nieuws reports.

Bikes pared on an Amsterdam bridge
Jan 18 '19 15:10

The municipality of Amsterdam aims to reduce its CO2 emissions by 55 percent in 2030 and 95 percent in 2050, when compared to the emission levels in 1990. The city also aims to be completely off natural gas by 2040. To help achieve this goal, Amsterdam is pushing 150 million euros into a Climate Fund for the period 2019 to 2025, the city announced in a press release.

Lunar eclipse
Jan 18 '19 14:29

As Earth’s orbit crosses directly between the Sun and Moon on Monday morning, a total lunar eclipse should be fully visible in The Netherlands. Clear skies are predicted for most of the country from midday Sunday all the way up to about noon on Monday.

If the clouds cooperate, the full eclipse will begin at 5:41 a.m. and maximum coverage will occur at 6:12 a.m. The full eclipse will end about a half-hour later.

Roadworks
Jan 18 '19 13:30

Next month Rijkswaterstaat will start widening the A1 highway between Apeldoorn and the Azelo junction near Almelo. The 65 kilometer stretch of highway will be widened almost everywhere. This major job is expected to take 10 years to complete and cost around 400 million euros, NU.nl reports.

The A1 is one of the two main road links from the Randstad to the North and East European hinterland.

Arriva train truck crash
Jan 18 '19 12:40

ProRail is pressing charges against a man who parked his semi-trailer truck on a level crossing in Leeuwarden last week Friday, after which , NOS reports.

Six people sustained minor injuries in the accident, including the train driver and the truck driver. The accident also disrupted train traffic and resulted in the entire level crossing installation needing to be replaced. 

Jan 18 '19 11:50

Emergency services found the body of an as yet unidentified person after on Thursday. The police are working on identifying the victim, NU.nl reports.

Ambulance
Jan 18 '19 11:00

A 50-year-old man after he crashed into the wall of his own farmhouse while trying to flee from the police. The police responded to the farm after a report of someone trying to take their own life, NOS reports.

arrestant-staat-voor-politiebalie
Jan 18 '19 10:10

A taxi driver who in Amsterdam on Thursday morning, turned himself in to the police later that day. .He was arrested, Het Parool reports.

The accident happened at the intersection of Admiraal de Ruijterweg and Jan van Galenstraat. Shorty before this hit-and-run, the taxi driver also hit a cyclist. The cyclist wasn't injured.

newspapers
Jan 18 '19 09:20

Ans Boersma, a Financieele Dagblad correspondent who was morning, is suspected of committing forgery in the visa application for her Syrian ex-boyfriend, television program Nieuwsuur reports based on information from sources in The Hague.

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Jan 18 '19 08:45

Continuing the trend of past years, the number of registered crimes in the Netherlands dropped in 2018. The police registered a total of 766,638 crimes, a decrease of 6.1 percent compared to 2017. However, the police note that the decrease is slowing down. "The decline seems to have come to an end in the last six months", the police said.

Uber
Jan 18 '19 08:13

The Dutch association for traffic safety VVN wants to ban Uber from the road after a series of fatal accidents involving Uber taxis.

Jan 18 '19 07:48

An elevator with 14 people inside fell six floors in the faculty building of the University Medical Center in Groningen on Thursday. One person was taken to the emergency room with unknown injuries, NU.nl reports.

Both staff members and UMCG students were in the elevator when it fell, the Medical Center and University of Groningen confirmed. The elevator got stuck on the sixth floor. It fell during work to solve this problem.

The other elevators in the building on Anthonius Deusinglaan have been shut down while the cause of this accident is investigated. 

An icy road in Amsterdam, 12 Dec 2017
Jan 18 '19 07:29

Commuters in the Netherlands must be extra careful when driving to work on Friday morning. The roads can be icy due to wet areas freezing overnight, and due to winter showers in the northern and northeastern parts of the country, meteorological institute KNMI warns. 

A code yellow warning is in effect for the entire country, except the Wadden Islands, until 10:00 a.m. "All road users may be affected. Adjust your driving behavior. Follow weather reports and warnings", the KNMI warns.

The Uber App in Paris
Jan 17 '19 18:00

A fatal traffic accident that left a 64-year-old man and his 33-year-old daughter dead was caused by an Uber driver, the ride-sharing platform reportedly confirmed to website TaxiPro. The crash happened on January 3 just after the victims dropped family off at Schiphol Airport.

Uber drivers are said to be involved in crashes that killed four people in Amsterdam over the past six weeks. The Uber driver in the January 3 crash is still in custody having allegedly used cannabis.

Arriva train truck crash
Jan 17 '19 17:30

Startling security camera footage surfaced on Wednesday showing the moment a passenger train collided with a semi-trailer truck. The crash happened in Leeuwarden, Friesland late last week, resulting in several minor injuries.

A large cloud can be seen emanating from the semi-trailer at the moment of impact. The truck was hauling milk powder near a FrieslandCampina dairy facility. The video was first broadcast by Omroep Fryslan.

Red Light District in Amsterdam
Jan 17 '19 16:50

Mayor Jim Fouts of the American city of Warren is facing criticism about statements he made about a trip to Amsterdam. Speaking about the Dutch capital's Red Light District to an employee 2013, he apparently boasts that "you could get a 16-year-old girl if you wanted to". 

Merwede bridge on the A27 near Gorinchem
Jan 17 '19 16:10

The Netherlands only barely escaped a disaster comparable to the collapse of the Morandi bridge in Italy last summer, professor of safety and disaster management Ben Ale and professor of structural engineering Rob Nijsse of TU Delft said to EenVandaag after studying an investigation report about the course of events around the closing of the Merwede bridge near Gorinchem in 2016.

New Year's bonfire tower on Scheveningen beach, 31 December 2018
Jan 17 '19 15:30

Mayor Pauline Krikke of The Hague was convinced that the New Year's bonfires on the Scheveningen and Duindorp beaches "could safely burn", she said to her city council on Wednesday. A sea of sparks blown from the Scheveningen bonfire

Journalist
Jan 17 '19 14:50

Financieele Dagblad correspondent because she is suspected of having links with a terrorist organization, a spokesperson for Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a written statement. The spokesperson said Turkey received information about the issue from the Dutch police, who asked Turkey to share information about Boersma's "journeys in and out of Turkey", NU.nl reports. 

Amsterdam center
Jan 17 '19 14:10

The negative impact a  will have on trade and economy will cost the Amsterdam region at least 1 billion euros gross, finance alderman Udo Kock wrote in a letter to the city council, the Telegraaf reports.

Ambulance
Jan 17 '19 13:24

A man died while trying to flee from the police in the Friesland village of Nieuwhorne on Thursday morning. What exactly happened is not yet clear.

According to Omrop Fryslan, the police responded to an emergency call about a man needing immediately aid at around 10:00 a.m. The Telegraaf reports that the police responded to a report of a car accident.

man-wordt-geboeid-afgevoerd arrest
Jan 17 '19 12:30

The police arrested a 28-year-old man from Rotterdam on Wednesday in connection with the murder of 44-year-old Kemal Zengin in Venlo in 2017. This is the first suspect arrested in this case.

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Jan 17 '19 11:36

A 9-year-old girl was seriously injured in a hit-and-run accident involving a taxi in Amsterdam on Thursday morning. The police are looking for the taxi driver.

The accident happened at the intersection of Adimaal de Ruijterweg and Jan van Galenstraat at around 9:30 a.m., the police said on Twitter. The numbers on the car's blue license plate are known to the police.

A trauma helicopter responded to the scene, according to RTL Nieuws. The girl was rushed to hospital with serious injuries. 

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