Dec 16 '13 11:41

The Ministry of Finance this spring ordered SNS Reaal to get back €250,000 from former CEO and Chairman Ronald Latenstein, the Financieele Dagblad reports Monday.

Catholic Church
Dec 16 '13 11:17

Cardinal Wim Eijk appealed people to report sexual abuse of children in the Catholic Church.

Dec 16 '13 10:31

May have been behind French university entrance exam theft: An 18-year-old man was arrested in Rotterdam, suspected of hacking thousands of computers, is also being investigated by authorities for the theft and distribution of an exam administered to all students in France trying to graduate from secondary school.

Dec 16 '13 10:25

The Netherlands police used fake Poland-based online shops to track down potential buyers of illegal fireworks.

Dec 16 '13 10:03

One percent of the Netherlands population uses Bitcoin to some extent, despite extreme price fluctuations, warnings from the Dutch Central Bank, and an increase in cases of theft and fraud of the digital currency, according to a new survey. The poll, conducted by Multiscope, also says 41 percent of the country has never heard of the alternative to traditional monetary instruments.

Dec 16 '13 09:47

The Netherlands won the bronze medal in the Junior Men's Hockey World Cup at the Major Dhyan Chand Stadium in India, New Indian Express reports.

Dec 16 '13 09:40

Patrons of 39 Chinese restaurants across the Netherlands are poking fun at Dutch singer Gordon by offering their menu's number 39 for 39% off. The promotion is meant to add some levity to a highly criticized set of racially-charged jokes made by the singer to a Chinese contestant on Holland's Got Talent.

caimans
Dec 15 '13 18:17

200 caimans and three snakes that arrived at Schiphol on transit to the Ukraine on Thursday, had been left out in the freezing cold for 1.5 hours. 48 caimans had died en route; three snakes and 14 other caimans are not expected to survive either. It is the second such find in one month. On 29 November authorities already found 444 caimans from Guyana.

spijkerman
Dec 14 '13 17:11

After a politician apologized and resigned Thursday over a racially insensitive Tweet, an actor who insulted Black TV talkshow host Humberto Tan in November, followed suit on Friday.

Dec 14 '13 04:36

In preparation for an auction at Sotheby's in New York, a special chair by Gerrit Rietveld surfaced. It is a prototype of the so-called 'low chair' that was made by the furniture designer from Utrecht in 1950. Until now it was assumed that this prototype was lost.

Dec 14 '13 04:35

The share of 65 to 75-year-old Dutch that use the internet has more than doubled since 2005, according to the Central Statistics Agency (CBS).

John de Mol
Dec 14 '13 04:34

Tensions between John de Mol and the Finnish publishing group Sanoma over TV station SBS keep rising. 'Sanoma does not invest enough in SBS,' said De Mol in an interview with Het Financieele Dagblad.

Dec 14 '13 04:34

The Netherlands will not be present at the funeral of Nelson Mandela, announced press agency Novum. 'It is the intention that it remains small and that not too many people attend,' said Minister Timmermans Friday afternoon after the meeting with the cabinet.

Dec 14 '13 04:32

A 40-year-old Gerogian who was busted for shoplifting, Thursday evening, in Breda, threatened the security guard with a syringe with a needle. The suspect called out 'aids!' This took place in a department store on the Karrestraat.

Dec 14 '13 04:31

Public transport providers and consumer organizations have signed a preliminary agreement on the handling of complaints about the OV-chip card. No later than February 1, carriers will no longer refer customers with complaints to other carriers or chip organization TLS, but they will solve the problem themselves.

Dec 14 '13 04:30

The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features a major newspaper and a politician apologizing for racial blunders after Mandela's death, the wife of a sailor who is devastated after her husband goes missing, the raid on former Curaçao Prime Minister Schotte's house, Amsterdam's canal water being bottled up, human trafficking and prostitution in the Dutch Caribbean, and Minister Timmermans who doesn't feel like doing the dirty work for other European countries.

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