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Oct 31 '13 03:07

A Rotterdam official who was fired because he allegedly leaked confidential information about potential fire safety hazards at mosque-boarding takes his case to court.

Oct 31 '13 02:40

Breast implants from the French brand PIP do not expose carriers to an increased health risk, reported the Healthcare Inspectorate (IGZ)Wednesday.

Oct 31 '13 02:24

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans, was on Wednesday in the House to answer questions about the status of the relationship with Russia.

Many worried MPs wanted to know from the minister how the discussions, cooperation and negotiations go about the various issues. The minister answered that all communications are happening in a relaxed way during which both parties show respect for each other. Timmermans added, “I am happy that no new incidents have happened.”

Oct 31 '13 01:09

Bontes told the Volkskrant that he has not been voted out of the PVV group in the house anonymously. One of the PVV MPs abstained from voting. 

Geert Wilders told the press on Tuesday morning, right after the voting, that the decision was an anonymous decision. Bontes describes the situation: “After Wilders had spoken, all MPs were given some time to speak. Then the voting took place, although one of the MPs asked for a written voting. That person abstained from the oral voting. However, the 13 voters against me were for me enough proof that I was no longer welcome.”

Oct 31 '13 01:02

The alarm means for major emergencies, NL-Alert will be tested for the second time Monday. Across the country, people with a suitable phone will receive a test message.

Oct 31 '13 01:01

Minister of Internal Affairs, Ronald Plasterk, says that the NSA has admitted to intercept millions of calls in Europe. This has been written in a letter which the NSA sent to several allies, like the Netherlands. 

Plasterk who was a guest in Nieuwsuur on Wednesday, said that the calls were checked on meta data. These are things like who calls who? The number of 1.8 million of intercepted calls in the Netherlands is not just a story.

Oct 31 '13 00:06

The case Netherlands filed against Russia at the International Tribunal will start Monday, November 4th, in Hamburg.

Oct 31 '13 00:01

The military police at Schiphol arrested a 25-year old man from Jakarta after he opened the emergency exit of an aircraft for no apparent reason.

Oct 30 '13 17:23

ABN Amro Chairman Gerrit Zalm said that early 2015 is a good time for an initial public offering (IPO) if Dutch economy recovers, reports Bloomberg News.

Oct 30 '13 17:19

A thief in Belgium had a locksmith open the door to a house . The 21-year-old criminal called the gullible craftsman and just paid him with money he stole from the home, reported the media Wednesday.

Oct 30 '13 16:44

The Smati Turtle 1 is a concept car created by artists from the Netherlands and Ghana from scrap parts.

Oct 30 '13 16:09

Bleacher Report ranked the 10 best players from the Kingdom of the Netherlands in major league baseball.

Oct 30 '13 15:27

Groningen will get additional shelters to house Syrians, reported State Secretary Fred Teeven Wednesday in parliament. Limburg also get additional shelter for refugees from Syria.

Oct 30 '13 15:08

The number of people seeking financial assistance from the Roman Catholic Church has increased by more than 50 percent since 2009, according to research by the Aid organization 'Kerk in Actie'.

Oct 30 '13 14:32

The council of Amsterdam-Zuidoost wants the Sinterklaasintocht in the district not be granted a permit. The council adopted a motion of the Labour Party in which the district council is called upon to refrain from an entry with Black Peter.

Oct 30 '13 14:09

The 39-year-old Jan E. from Assen in Groningen sold his loot to grant his dying mother's wish.

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