Oct 18 '13 14:01

Netherlands universities have made tremendous improvement in the 2013/2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

In this year’s rankings, a total of 12 Dutch research institutions reached the top 200 level and eight of them have made into the top 100, compared to seven universities reached the top 100 level in the 2012 ranking, according to Times Higher Education.

Oct 18 '13 13:58

Netflix has signed an agreement with Disney to get exclusive subscription video-on-demand rights for Disney’s additional animated and live action films in the Netherlands.

Oct 18 '13 13:57

Netherlands’ largest cable operator Ziggo has rejected a takeover bid from John Malone's Liberty Global.

Oct 18 '13 13:56

The United States urged the Russian authorities to thoroughly investigate the recent attack on the Netherlands diplomat in Moscow.

Oct 18 '13 02:30

Possibly another 23 graduating students have wrongly received their diploma last school year.

Oct 18 '13 01:52

Sinterklaas will not be arriving in his familiar spot in Utrecht this year. The City expects the collapsed embankment at Weerd sluice will not be ready in time for the arrival on Sunday 17 November. Where the Saint will dock, is still unclear.

Oct 18 '13 01:30

A house, managed by the Russian Embassy in The Hague, was burglarized Thursday night.

Oct 18 '13 00:57

Transport company Arriva wants to ride the Fyra route. It is in the interest of the traveler and the taxpayer for Secretary Mansveld to seriously examine the plan, according to Arriva director Hettinga during a hearing in the House.

Oct 18 '13 00:36

Russia does not yet consider the incident with the diplomat Dmitry Borodin in The Hague as resolved, reports the news agency Interfax.

Oct 18 '13 00:03

The number of Dutch with an HPV infection has increased since the 90s. Especially in young girls between 15 and 24 years, the number of infections increased, reported the VUmc Thursday.

Oct 18 '13 00:02

The 21 Amsterdam residents who objected against the annual Sinterklaas entry into the capital, received mass support Thursday at a formal hearing.

Oct 18 '13 00:01

In the Venlo district Blerick police shot a 22-year-old Polish man who threatened them with a knife.

Oct 17 '13 15:32

A 58-year-old man and his teenage daughter were shot and wounded in the Buitenveldert neighborhood of Amsterdam Zuid, according to Amsterdam police

Oct 17 '13 05:36

People who use the Internet are getting more choosy on social networks and they also use less news sources. These are the results of a questionnaire of ING among 1515 Internet users.

The outcome of this questionnaire is not in line with what analysts say about the growing number of users for Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. The investigation of ING shows that an increasing of users of social networks are actually inactive. Only Facebook has been visited more last year.

Oct 17 '13 05:32

On Thursday the Dutch pension funds made the numbers of the third quarter public. In general the degree of coverage increased and there is now some hope that pensions will not be cut down next year.

According to the law, the pension funds must have a degree of coverage higher than 105    percent. This is to assure the retired people that their pension can be paid and that they can live on the same standard as usual. Is the degree of coverage lower than the said level than the pension funds can announce that they will pay less in the next year.

Oct 17 '13 05:27

After two weeks of heavy negotiations, the politics in the Hague have come to an easier mode. There was no fireworks in the House during the first day of the financial discussions.

The financial discussions in the House always come one week later than the general discussions about the Dutch National Budget.

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