Jun 20 '13 05:33

Police officials said three farmworkers died after falling into a manure silo in the village of Makkinga, northern of the Netherlands. Another man, who was in critical condition, was brought to the hospital.

Jun 19 '13 09:22

A mass street fight in Rotterdam-Zuid on Tuesday, ended in a stabbing in which two people got wounded. One person has been arrested. That announced the police.

The location of the fight was the Paul Kruger Street. An estimated 15 to 20 people have been fighting with each other. There were also knives drawn. Two people ended up with stabbing wounds. A man was stabbed in the side, another in an arm. Both were treated in a hospital.

The police has no idea what caused the fight.

Jun 19 '13 09:20

Dutch increasingly accept the reduced prosperity and the new austerity.

More than a third of the population (34 percent) has spontaneously chosen  to live a more sober life, shows the Mentality Monitor 2013 of investigation bureau Motivaction. 15 Years ago, that percentage was 23 and the society was more materialistic.

Property has become less important. Sharing a car or other material things is becoming increasingly common. Choosing and doing more with less, is one of the main characteristics of this time, is one of the conclusions.

Jun 19 '13 09:04

“Michael Boogerd won in 2002 in a monumental manner the Tour stage to La Plagne. It was one of the highlights in his cycling career. He, however, did not obtain the victory on his own. Before the start of the stage, the Rabobank rider underwent a blood transfusion. Blood ran from the arm of brother Rini directly to his own arm.” Boogerd fights this anecdote in a book about cycling.

Fred Teeven
Jun 19 '13 08:58

Only aggressive and criminal asylum seekers will end up in jail behind bars. The other asylum seekers stay in an open door prison or must report regularly.

This is written in the vision on the future of detention of foreigners of State Secretary Fred Teeven (Security and Justice). The plan now goes to the Cabinet, he told the Volkskrant. With this future approach, the VVD Minister meets an explicit wish of coalition partner PvdA.

Jun 19 '13 08:53

CCTVs and observers on fishing vessels, should prevent fish being illegally dumped. State Secretary for Economic Affairs, Sharon Dijksma , believes that better control is needed to prevent prohibited fish dumps at sea, reports the AD.

Besides better controls of ships' logs, Dijksma also announces that she explicitly wants to see if auditors can sail along and if CCTVs can be used.

Jun 19 '13 08:45

PSV midfielder Kevin Strootman will be Manchester United’s first major summer signing. He will be replacing Paul Scholes, who will soon be retiring.

Jun 19 '13 06:57

After its several expansions in Europe, Netflix will be launching its services in the Netherlands in late 2013.

Jun 19 '13 05:51

Radio Netherlands Worldwide received an award at the this year’s New York Festivals International Radio Programs & Promos Awards, in honor of the World’s Best Radio Programs & Promos.

Jun 19 '13 05:07

A 20-year-old gorilla gave birth to twin gorillas in a zoo in the Netherlands.

Jun 19 '13 04:59

21-year-old Virgil van Dijk, said he is eager to sign with the Scottish Premier League champions Celtic.

Jun 19 '13 04:51

King Willem Alexander of the Netherlands is the new face of the latest silver and gold Dutch coins. The coins have been released by the Netherlands, Aruba, St. Maarten, and Curacao, according to World Coin News.

Jun 19 '13 04:42

The Power Matching City program in the Netherlands unveils an innovative method of measuring energy consumption by consumers using a smart grid gadget, according to cleanenergyauthority.

Jun 18 '13 06:53

The Netherlands is no. 8 in the Better Life Index rankings, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Jun 18 '13 06:42

The Netherlands men obtained their first win at the Rabobank Hockey World League Semi Finals after prevailing against India 2-0 (2-0 halftime). The Netherlands are now on top of Pool B, alongside New Zealand.

Jun 18 '13 06:36

A recent study in the Netherlands shows that there is no real link between weather and the worsening symptoms of fibromyalgia, particularly pain.

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