Money
Apr 24 '15 17:29

ABN Amro and ING announced a decrease in their savings account interest rates on Friday. The Dutch banks will both drop their rate from one percent to 0.9 percent in the last week of April.

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Apr 24 '15 14:35

The defense and international security budget should be structurally increased by 1.5 billion euros in the next few years, according to a manifesto by a group of 38 former ministers and other former politicians and managers.

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Apr 24 '15 14:20

The court in the Hague has sentenced 16 year old Anthony D. to 20 months in youth detention and youth psychiatric care for stabbing his 15 year old classmate Wesley to death in October last year.

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Apr 24 '15 13:54

Police investigating the violent explosion of a Heerlen apartment building think part of the gas line leading to the building was stolen. The alleged theft is a possible cause of the incident, police announced Friday.

Apr 24 '15 13:50

The Public Prosecutor will not prosecute organizations that use the figure of Zwarte Piet. According to the prosecutor, using the Zwarte Piet figure is not a punishable offense.

Prison Cells
Apr 24 '15 13:32

Former No Surrender outlaw motorcycle gang member Lau G. was found dead in his Vught cell Fiday morning less than 24 hours after receiving a lifetime prison sentence for a double murder. He was 53 years of age. The time of death was not announced.

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Apr 24 '15 13:09

Four students of the Agenieten College were arrested on Thursday morning in the Overijssel town of Zwartsluis. They were shooting carbide with milk cans in an exam stunt, according to the police.

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Apr 24 '15 12:58

The police arrested and suspended the licence of a 66 year old man from Eindhoven for aggressive driving.

Goldies
Apr 24 '15 12:46

Zakaria G. is appealing the three years prison sentence he received for his involvement in the fatal jewelry store robbery in Deurne last year. According to his lawyer Valeri Lantain, Zakaria G. has always maintained that he is innocent and therefore does not agree with the punishment, Omroep Brabant reports.

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Apr 24 '15 12:00

A 3 year old boy was seriously injured in an accident at a physiotherapy practice in Papendrecht on Friday morning. According to the police, a treatment table collapsed and trapped the boy.

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Apr 24 '15 11:37

The Rotterdam municipality has no right to its own treasures at the World Museum. Rotterdam did not properly control the municipal collection.

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Apr 24 '15 11:30

Finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem told reporters before the Eurozone finance ministers meeting in Riga that reaching a deal with Greece is unlikely today. When asked about the prospect of reaching a deal soon, he replied “April is not over yet,” reports The Guardian.

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