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Aug 1 '18 13:30

Ryanair pilots in the Netherlands will strike if the Irish budget airline does not take pilot union VNV's "one last chance" to come to a collective bargaining agreement. The union considers it unlikely that an agreement will be reached, a VNV spokesperson said, NU.nl reports.

VNV and Ryanair have been negotiating a collective bargaining agreement for some time, but the negotiations are at a deadlock, according to the union. "We doubt whether they want to come to a collective agreement", the spokesperson said. The union sent Ryanair its ultimatum on Tuesday. 

Aug 1 '18 12:40

Air France-KLM's financial results for the second quarter were severely pressured by strikes at Air France, as well as a higher fuel bill. Despite this the French-Dutch airline combination's operating profit was considerably higher than analysts had anticipated, NU.nl reports.

Protest sign against sexual harassment
Aug 1 '18 11:50

Hundreds of people participated in a silent march through Rotterdam on Tuesday. The march was a protest against sexual harassment and violence, and to show support for a young woman who was brutally raped in the city. They carried signs with texts like "No means no", "We are not objects", "Our rights are not up for grabs, neither are we", and "Private property, consent mandatory".

Police
Aug 1 '18 11:00

Police inspector Herbert Hoekerswever from Enschede must be prosecuted for unjustly arresting a fellow officer in 2016, the Arnhem-Leeuwarden court of appeal ruled. Hoekerswever himself asked to be prosecuted, Tubantia reports.

Tourists at the I Amsterdam sign behind the Rijksmuseum
Aug 1 '18 10:20

A virtual reality installation at Amsterdam Central Station is intended to lure tourists to attractions outside the Dutch capital and thereby spread tourism throughout the country. The Netherlands is more than just Amsterdam, is the message, Het Parool reports.

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Aug 1 '18 09:30

When it comes to price per kilometer, a taxi from Schiphol airport is the 10th most expensive in Europe, according to a survey by Vliegveldinfo and AirMundo of the official taxi fares of the 50 busiest airports in Europe. Schiphol taxis charge 2.65 euros per kilometer. The most expensive airport taxis are in Geneva, at 5.67 euros per kilometer, the Telegraaf reports.

Heather blooming at Posbank, 26 August 2012
Aug 1 '18 09:01

Nature lovers who look forward to a purple Posbank each summer, will be disappointed this year, according to naturalist Gerrit Jansen. The heather that turns the hills purple with its blossoms is withered by the persistent drought and will hardly bloom this year, he said to De Gelderlander. 

Every year the purple glow over the hills of the Posbank - a national attraction - attracts thousands of visitors in the second half of August. This year they will be disappointed. 

Sunscreen
Aug 1 '18 08:35

Meteorologists expect that the Netherlands may face a second national heatwave by the end of this week. Over the coming week maximum temperatures of above 25 degrees, and sometimes even above 30 degrees, are expected. 

For a national heatwave, the weather station at De Bilt must measure maximums of 25 degrees or above for five consecutive days, and three of those days must have maximums of 30 degrees or higher. "It is quite possible that we will reach that again at the end of this week. Then we'll have a second national heatwave", weatherman Maarten Stam said to RTL Nieuws. 

Arrest
Aug 1 '18 08:11

The body of a woman was found in a ditch along Stevenshofsdreef in Leiden on Monday night. The police arrested two men in connection with her death on Tuesday.

The identity of the woman is not yet known. The police believe she was killed in a crime and that she may have been in the water for some time. 

The suspects, age 44 and 50 years both from Leiden, are in restricted custody. That means they are only allowed contact with their lawyers. 

The police are looking for witnesses or anyone who has information about this crime. 

Four cyclists hit by a van on Heikantsepad in Volkel, 31 July 2018
Aug 1 '18 07:50

Four cyclists - two women and two children - were hit by a van on Heikantsepad in Volkel on Tuesday afternoon. The two women were seriously injured, the children sustained minor injuries. The van driver was arrested, Omroep Brabant reports.

Four ambulances and a trauma helicopter responded to the scene after the accident. The women were taken to hospital. The children were cared for in the neighborhood, a community police officer said to the broadcaster. 

The police's Traffic Accident Analysis department is investigating how the accident happened. 

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Aug 1 '18 07:34

Two Dutch women and a 6-year-old Dutch boy were killed in a shooting in an apartment in New York on Tuesday. The perpetrator was also killed.

The victims are 47-year-old Linda Olthof from Deventer, her young son Jimmy, and a 38-year-old Dutch woman, AD reports. They were shot and killed by American man James Shields, Linda's ex husband. The other victim was his current wife. According to the newspaper, the police believe that Shields shot his son and the two women, and then committed suicide. 

Lecture Hall
Jul 31 '18 16:10

The Cyber Security Council, an advisory body to the Dutch government, is calling on the Ministry of Education to push more money into artificial intelligence and related courses, so that universities don't have to limit the number of students they take in. The Council calls a student limit an undesirable and worrisome development, NOS reports.

Crime scene tape
Jul 31 '18 15:30

Two men who where seriously injured in an explosion and fire in an apartment in Arnhem on Monday, succumbed to their injuries. A third victim was found and is in hospital, the police said in a statement on Tuesday afternoon.

So far the police said nothing about the victims' identity. Traces of "drug-related business" were found in the apartment. 

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Jul 31 '18 14:50

The parents of an 8-year-old boy last summer, are standing trial on Tuesday. They kept the child tied up and locked into a chest for hours or even days at a time, according to statements by the boy that were read in the court in Zutphen, AD reports.

Dutch police crime scene tape
Jul 31 '18 14:00

A man on Monday afternoon, succumbed to his injuries overnight, the police confirmed. The victim is a 62-year-old man from Amsterdam, who had a criminal record, NU.nl reports.

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Jul 31 '18 13:10

The 'Keke challenge', also known as 'Kiki challenge' or 'In My Feelings Challenge' is "completely idiotic" and definitely punishable in the Netherlands, Public Prosecution spokesperson Ernst Koelman said to NOS. A video surfaced on social media showing a motorist getting out of his car on a road near Putten, running next to it and failing to get back in. The car crashed into a tree. 

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