Apr 29 '15 09:14

The Dutch economy is expected to grow by 2 percent this year, ABN Amro writes in its annual Vision on Sectors. This growth will put a number of sectors at their highest level in years.

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Apr 29 '15 08:49

According to the College for Human Rights, banning gay or bisexual men from donating blood is discrimination.

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Apr 29 '15 08:28

54 Dutch citizens left Nepal on a Belgian military plane on Tuesday night. The plane took them to New Delhi where they were received by embassy staff, NOS reported. On Wednesday they will fly to Brussels.

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Apr 29 '15 08:03

Four members of the Dutch Urban Search and Rescue Team started exploring Gorkha on Tuesday. This area is closer to the epicenter of the earthquake, northwest of Kathmandu, the team said in their latest update about the search and rescue mission in Nepal.

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Apr 28 '15 18:03

Train conductors should wear body-mounted cameras to record incidents and help prevent violence, MPs from the right-wing PVV and center-right CDA said on Tuesday. They plan to discuss the issue further with Infrastructure Secretary Wilma Mansveld on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Parool.

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Apr 28 '15 17:46

Police arrested a 26-year-old man suspected of inadvertently causing an apartment explosion in Heerlen, Limburg on April 20. Authorities are holding the man in restricted custody, and limiting his contact to the outside world as the investigation is ongoing, police said in a statement.

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Apr 28 '15 17:25

A woman charged with trying to steal jewelry from hundreds of retirement homes was sentenced on Tuesday to two and a half years in prison, with ten months probation. The court in Almelo also ordered the woman to pay 45,000 euros in damages to the dozens of elderly victims she is accused of robbed.

Apr 28 '15 17:04

After years of delays, Amsterdam RAI is getting its own hotel and with its 650 rooms, Nhow RAI will win the title of largest hotel in the Netherlands. The design of the building was chosen from eleven candidates and is designed by Rem Koolhaas from well-known Rotterdam architecture firm OMA.

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Apr 28 '15 16:46

The Netherlands will coordinate the entire international search and rescue operation underway in Nepal, as the search for missing victims of the devastating earthquake continues. The decision was made at the request of the United Nations, Economics Affairs Minister Henk Kamp said in parliament today.

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Apr 28 '15 16:14

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras criticized the Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem in a late-night interview on Monday. He accused the European Central Bank and Dijsselbloem, also president of the Eurogroup, of treating Greece unequally and breaking promises, reported Bloomberg.

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Apr 28 '15 16:10

KPN is developing its own app for a video-on-demand service available to all internet users in the Netherlands regardless of provider. The app called Play by KPN will allow users to watch live television, record it and watch it whenever you like, or watch other VOD content available through the service.

Apr 28 '15 15:53

Radiocommunications Agency Netherlands, known locally as Agentschap Telecom, is cautioning schools against using mobile phone jammers to prevent the use of smartphones during exams. A fine of at least 1,800 euros is possible if a school is caught using a jammer, reported NOS.

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