limburg grenade
Jan 5 '14 12:50

A 41-year-old man in Geleen, Limburg, was arrested by police after threatening people in a bar with hand grenades. Investigators searching the man's home later discovered several World War II relics that briefly shut down part of his neighborhood on Tielensstraat.

Jan 5 '14 12:07

A man and his dog sustained injuries early Sunday morning when the gas in his house exploded.

Jan 5 '14 11:33

One man was killed in a brazen street shooting in Amsterdam Saturday night where several shots were reportedly fired. The man died at the scene after being briefly revived by paramedics, police said.

Jan 5 '14 07:42

Zoe Averianov, an English girl, was surprised to see a letter she tossed into the sea more than 20 years ago, Manchester Evening News reports.

Jan 4 '14 16:09

Thirteen coffee shops being forced by the city to stay closed during daytime hours have joined together in a lawsuit against Amsterdam. A law passed by the municipality last year states that coffee shops selling soft drugs in close proximity to schools must stay closed until 6 p.m.

Jan 4 '14 15:01

Fans of the Dutch store Hema living in Spain and the United Kingdom will be excited to hear that the department store/supermarket is expanding into those countries. The announcement was made by CEO Ronald van Zetten on the t.v. show Nieuwsuur.

Jan 4 '14 12:09

A 14-year-old boy is still in critical condition after shrapnel from an early New Year's Day explosion hit him in the head. The boy was standing more than 40 meters away from a group of people who blew up a parking meter using fireworks.

Jan 4 '14 10:40

An Indian drama about a Sikh family trying to hide their identity and create a new life for themselves during the 1947 Partition of India is slated to kick off the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), the festival announced.

Jan 4 '14 04:31

The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features the selection of two Dutch for Mars travel, One.com won’t follow Gmail on Wilders Anti-Islam Stickers, the Dutch economy falling sharply on global ranking, the bankruptcy of Aldel, a wrap up of New Year's damages, a giant yellow duck of Dutch make that bursts in Taiwan, and YouTube, Spotify blocked in trains.

Jan 3 '14 16:30

Paramedics worked on the man for 15-20 minutes before transferring him to hospital. Police said his injuries were still critical, as of 1:30 p.m.

Jan 3 '14 16:14

Police officers in Amsterdam shot a man in his leg late Thursday night for threatening them with an ax.

Jan 3 '14 15:43

The human body parts that were found in Oldenzaal yesterday were not related to a crime, police have said on their website.

Jan 3 '14 14:37

An unemployed Dutchman made a website highlighting his difficulties and he was flooded with job offers.

Cannabis
Jan 3 '14 13:30

Germany has noticed a sharp increase in cannabis plantations in sparsely populated north east.

Jan 3 '14 13:04

Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans is visiting Cuba from Monday to Tuesday “to strengthen ties.”

Jan 3 '14 12:47

The Netherlands is sending soldiers to Mali as of Monday.

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