Despite dense fog in the northwestern half in the country and mist in the rest on Friday morning, today is likely to be the first warm, sunny day of spring this year.
A 24-year-old man, possibly from the Netherlands, was charged with the murder of Stephanie Scott in Australia. Scott was last seen on Easter Sunday, April 5, at about 11 a.m. local time when she was at her workplace, Leeton High School, according to police in the Australian state of New South Wales.
The Netherlands defense chief said Thursday that Dutch F-16s "have several times supported" a ground offensive against Islamic State (IS) rebel fighters in Tikrit, reports de Telegraaf. Iraqi troops seized the city last week.
An 18-month-old boy was hit by a van and died on Zwartsluisje in Zuid-Beijerland Thursday morning, AD reports. Emergency services tried to resuscitate the toddler to no avail.
One of the two suspects apprehended in connection with the gruesome murder of Rudi Schouten in Breda is the victim's brother, reports Omroep Brabant. Schouten was the victim of stabbing, ax hits and shooting in a parking lot on Cypresstraat last Friday.
PvdA leader Diederik Samsom is calling on health minister Martin van Rijn to intervene in the country's existing home healthcare policy, reports NRC. "Bring the insurers to book,” Samson said in an interview with the newspaper on Thursday.
The merger of UPC and Ziggo into one network provider has not been without complications. A survey of 3,000 Ziggo clients revealed that a quarter of subscribers have since experienced problems watching television, reports de Volkskrant.
Minister of Finance Jeroen Dijsselbloem said he considered firing ABN Amro CEO Gerrit Zalm because he wanted to increase salaries of six co-directors, reports AD. He decided against it after concluding the bank would stick to its earlier action plan, approved by Parliament and the Finance Ministry, Dijsselbloem said Thursday in a session with MPs.
Police have formed a large-scale, 20-officer strong team to investigate the shooting that left an unknown man dead on Seringenplantsoen in Ridderkerk on Monday just before midnight, police state their website. After talking with bystanders near the shooting site, police are asking witnesses to come forward to help them find the perpetrator.
Psychotherapist Benjamin N. (41) will not be prosecuted for involvement in the death of his pregnant wife Swaniek Wouda (39). He is no longer a suspect, The Public Prosecutor Noord-Nederland announced today, De Telegraaf reports.
Amsterdam's housing market has shown a decline compared to that of the national market. In the first quarter of 2015, Amsterdam home sales totaled 2,490, which is 21.3 percent lower than in the last quarter of 2014, reports Het Parool. National sales were up by 19 percent from the first quarter of 2014, though down by 16.9 percent with respect to the last quarter of the previous year.
The fines for littering and misplaced garbage bags in Rotterdam are increasing significantly, NOS reports.