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May 22 '15 13:17

Pearltect has won the 10th Philips Innovation Award for a self-defense bracelet intended to protect women from sexual abuse, Philips announced on the award's Facebook page.

May 22 '15 13:05

Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan has found a party that is interested in the premises of the brothel the municipality aims to open. The municipality announced in February that it wants to set up a brothel that is run by prostitutes themselves.

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May 22 '15 12:23

D66 parliamentarian Gerard Schouw is leaving politics after 25 years of being active for the D66. From August 1st this year he will be the CEO of Nefarma, the Dutch Association for Innovative Medicines, the party announced on their website.

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May 22 '15 11:09

Minister Ard van der Steur of Security and Justice will not comment on the statements made by former State Secretary Fred Teeven. Teeven said that ex-Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten knew that the deal with drug criminal Cees Helman in 2001 involved 4.7 million guilders.

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May 22 '15 11:07

King Willem-Alexander has finally commented on the "fuck the king" discussion. In an interview with American journalists at Palace Noordeinde, the king said that as a person he obliviously has an opinion, but as king he can not give it, NOS reports.

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May 22 '15 10:31

The Dutch marines intercepted a 6 thousand kilograms shipment of marijuana on the Caribbean Sea on Thursday morning. According to the Ministry of Defense, this is the largest catch ever.

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May 22 '15 10:12

A business premises on Kooikerstraat in Tilburg from where The Grass Company coffee shops are supplied, has been closed down for 6 months. Mayor Peter Noordanus made this decision on Thursday after large quantities of cannabis were discovered in a hidden room.

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May 22 '15 09:47

Dutch students find InHolland the most disappointing college in the Netherlands. Key issues at the college include the quality of the lecturers and the way manner in which the college deals with problems and complaints. The college De Kempel scored the best.

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May 22 '15 09:14

Supermarket chain Jumbo and C1000 is recalling all Italian chicken salads. Due to a manufacturing error, raw chicken was added to the salads instead to cooked chicken, which could lead to consumers getting salmonella, NOS reports.

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May 22 '15 09:07

The Netherlands wants to join forces with Belgium in the fight against terrorist organization Islamic State in a plan in which the countries will take turns with bombing raids over Iraq, Dutch newspaper AD reports.

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May 22 '15 08:41

The fathers of three Dutch jihadists who went to Iraq and Syria to join jihadist groups, are planning to sue the Dutch state because it did not do enough to stop the boys from leaving.

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May 22 '15 08:05

A Dutch jihadist has released a video congratulating Islamic State fighters with the victory over the Iraqi government in taking the Iraqi city of Ramadi. Ramadi fell into the hands of the terrorist organization a few days ago.

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