A Boeing 777 was shot down by a missile over east Ukraine on July 17, 2014, the Dutch Safety Board announced in their final report into the crash of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. "Flight MH17 crashed as a result of the detonation of a warhead outside the airplane," tearing off the front portion of the aircraft, the Board concluded.
An attack on an emergency refugee center in Woerden on Friday night has led to the arrest of 11 suspects. A group of around 20 people, wearing balaclavas, bombarded the refugee center with eggs and fireworks and broke down the fencing surrounding the shelter.
The police arrested four members of outlaw motorcycle gang Satudarah on Tuesday morning in connection with the murder of 28 year old Breda man Rudi Schouten on April 3rd.
Russian missile manufacturer Almaz-Antey held a press conference on Tuesday morning in which they presented the findings of their own investigation into the circumstances surrounding the disaster with flight MH17. According to the missile maker, flight MH17 was shot down by an older model of missile, which the Ukrainian army has in its possession.
On Friday the Groningen police arrested two suspects in connection with the extortion and bombings of several stores of supermarket chain Jumbo over the past few months. The suspects are in custody and will be questioned by the police in the coming days.
The PvdA wants the Dutch Royal Family to pay taxes on their income and assets. The party will be filing a motion on Wednesday asking Prime Minister Mark Rutte to end their tax exemptions.
Employers organization VNO-NCW wants the government to buy Dutch shares in the Air France-KLM group.
Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert of Defense has been named the most influential woman in the Netherlands in the Opzij Top 100 Most Influential Women 2015.
The Dutch SS war criminal Siert Bruins has passed away at the age of 94. Bruins had been living in Germany. He fled to the country after the war, and Germany refused to extradite him because he had German nationality.
The Jewish community of Amsterdam-Zuid are concerned about the arrival of a refugee center in Amstelveen-Noord, which local residents were informed about on Monday night. The proposed shelter will house 400 refugees, mostly from Syria and Iraq.
Strikes over the salary deal for public servants will be hitting the public transit in Amsterdam and Utrecht on Thursday morning. There will be no buses, trams or subways traveling in these two cities between 5:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m., union FNV announced.
Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 was shot down by a Russian-made BUK missile, fired from an area in eastern Ukraine controlled by pro-Russian separatists. This is the conclusion of the Dutch Safety Board's final report on the investigation into what exactly happened with the disaster.