Dec 5 '13 13:39

The European Commission (EC) and the Turkish government have agreed to launch a visa liberalization dialogue and to sign a readmission agreement.

Dec 5 '13 13:12

Political parties VVD, SP and CDA have submitted a motion against a European bail-out fund for banks.

Dec 5 '13 12:32

The Netherlands has decided to start an auction to sell a portfolio of U.S. mortgage-backed securities which it acquired from ING Groep NV during the financial crisis, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Dec 5 '13 12:29

The KNMI has issued a Code Red weather warning for people living in the north of the Netherlands.

Dec 5 '13 12:18

Words that are too cliche, hype and politically hollow may be stricken from the vocabulary, a poll by the Institute for Dutch Lexicology INL has shown. The institute calls on respondents this week to vote away one of 10 words that have been nominated for termination, such as yolo, kids, swag, selfie and papadag.

Dec 5 '13 11:39

The KNMI weather bureau has issued an extreme weather warning for coastal areas on Thursday to code orange. The storm is expected to hit the Netherlands at about 15:00 local time.

University Medical Center Groningen
Dec 5 '13 10:47

The Lancet medical journal recently released new figures showing that cancer survival rate in the Netherlands is lower than in many of surrounding countries, the Volkskrant reports.

KLM Cityhopper
Dec 5 '13 08:51

KLM has preemptively cancelled 84 flights coming in and out of Schiphol Airport today in an early effort to get a grip on the "code orange" storm predicted for parts of Europe. The storm is expected to hit the Netherlands at about 15:00 local time.

Royal Bank of Scotland
Dec 5 '13 08:43

A lawsuit has been filed against Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and Standard & Poor’s (S&P) in the Netherlands by 16 investors over investment losses during the financial crisis.

Dec 5 '13 07:58

Dutch transmission operator Netbeheer Nederland has removed a distribution fee for solar photovoltaic (PV) installations.

Dec 5 '13 04:34

The Dutch adoptive parents of the Belgian baby, Donna, were conditionally sentenced to 8 months in prison by the court of Appeal in Gent. The sentence remained the same as that of the court.

Dec 5 '13 04:33

The Public Prosecution demanded thirty years imprisonment, Wednesday, before the court in Den Bosch against the suspect of the hotel murder in Tilburg.

Dec 5 '13 04:32

The driver of the Sprinter that crashed into an Intercity, last year in April, near Westerpark, agreed to 120 hours of community service.

Dec 5 '13 04:31

As the Netherlands is preparing to endure the storm, the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) also issued a code 'orange'. The DMI warns for very strong winds, first from the southwest, later from the northwest with gusts of 35 to 40 m per second, which equals 126 to 144 km per hour.

Dec 5 '13 04:31

The plan of the district administration Centrum to extend paid parking till 2 o'clock in the morning, will be implemented. With this new measure the district wants to reduce parking pressure for local residents.

Dec 5 '13 04:30

The police officer who is suspected of fatally shooting the 17-year-old Rishi last year in The Hague, is being threatened. The court in The Hague has taken security measures for the trial, scheduled on Monday. It will be the first time for the officer to appear before the court in the case.

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