The Dutch Greenpeace activists Faiza Oulahsen and Mannes Ubels will stay in a Russian cell for the next two months . The judge in Murmansk extended their detention.
A Dutch driver crashed into a tree trunk, thrown in front of his car by strangers, last night in Germany. The man was driving down a country road, just across the border in Sittard, when the trunk ended up on the road from an overpass.
Comedian Wim Helsen won the Poelifinario 2013. The Fleming gets the prize for his program 'Spijtig, spijtig, spijtig'. The jury called the show a nice philosophical argument with insane examples and trips, and that he does not disappoint, reports NOS Nieuws.
The organization for animal protection wants to put an end to the shooting of stray cats.
The Groningen court has sentenced two 20-year-old brothers from Buitenpost to 180 hours of community service because they threatened a group of teenagers in North Horn. In addition, the got a suspended prison sentence of four months.
In the Limburg Weert a social worker was stabbed to death Friday afternoon, announced a police spokesperson to NU.nl.
A train was brought to a full stop on the route between Utrecht and Amersfoort because it was fired upon. The missile turned out to be a piece of gum, reported the police.
The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: The vicious attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Oad's bankruptcy and the consequences for thousands of travelers, and the developments around Greenpeace' Arctic Sunrise.
Ex-table tennis star Bettine Vriesekoop publishes this week her first children’s book during the Week of Children’s Books.
The book with the title ‘Little Ming and the Golden Grashopper’ will be available from Saturday October 5. On that day the exhibition ‘ Ming, emperors, artists and traders in Ancient China’ will be opened in the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam.
Minister Lilianne Ploumen of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation announced on Thursday that the Netherlands and Bolivia will start a cooperation to make use of, and make money froml, the gigantic amounts of Lithium that can be found in Bolivia.
The TU Delft and three Dutch companies are going to help Bolivia to put up a new company that will produce lithium batteries.
Prime Minister Rutte debated more than six hours today with the opposition about the plans for 2014. No final commitments were done, so what was achieved?
In the center of Brummen in Gelderland a blaze destroyed a furniture store, a veterinary clinic, and a home. The fire started around midnight in the furniture store, but then spread to the clinic and the home on the second floor.
The plan of Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX, the main internet hub in the Netherlands) to start a branch in the United States, is not supported by SURFnet, one of its main users.
The Oad travelers in the Plaza Beach Hotel in Marmaris Turkey can at least sleep in their room tonight and eat in the hotel, reported Monique Samaille, one of the travelers in Radio 1 news.
Couples of whom one of the two is HIV-infected may under certain conditions have unprotected sex with each other. This is a new position that HIV practitioners in Netherlands have on the issue. Condition is that the HIV-infected partner consistently takes retroviral drugs.
Travel agent TUI calls on travelers abroad, who booked through Oad, not to make any cash payments for the hotels they are staying at. TUI Netherlands provisionally assumed the obligations of the bankrupt Oad.