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Jun 25 '15 11:55

Russian president Vladimir Putin has extended the import ban on food from the West, including the Netherlands, by one year. This was done in response to the European Union extending the sanctions against Russia by 6 months earlier this week.

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Jun 25 '15 11:26

To international criminal lawyers think that having the perpetrators responsible for the disaster with flight MH17 judged by an international tribunal, is a very bad idea.

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Jun 25 '15 11:11

Hans de Boer, head of employers' organization VNO-NCW, has apologized for calling unemployed people lazy and disinterested in an interview with the Volkskrant on Wednesday.

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Jun 25 '15 10:55

Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health has made 3.2 million euros available for research into suicide prevention for the next four years. She announced this at the opening of "De Vogelvanger" exhibition, dedicated to suicide prevention, at the Nederlands Uitvaarmuseum.

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Jun 25 '15 10:32

The cabinet has set another 200 million euros aside for an European additional tax, according to a letter sent to the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament.

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Jun 25 '15 10:11

There is an increasing gap between highly educated people and people with a lower education in the Netherlands. This gap will continue to grow larger if something doesn't change in the development in the labor market. This will result in a higher unemployment rate and poverty among low-educated people.

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Jun 25 '15 09:50

Minister Edith Schippers of Public Health has made agreements with parties in healthcare to curb improper use of antibiotics and instead focus on infection prevention. This is an extra effort in the fight against antibiotics resistance.

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Jun 25 '15 09:13

The tax reform deal may be in trouble. D66 leader Alexander Pechtold doesn't know whether his party has faith in the negotiations with the cabinet on the tax reform. The ChristenUnie, GroenLinks and SGP are still willing to negotiate, but without the D66, the coalition will not get a majority in the Senate.

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Jun 25 '15 08:39

The Amsterdam city council has a plan to structurally save 65 million euros, which entails maybe cutting 500 jobs. A survey among Amsterdam officials shows that 25 percent of them fear for their jobs, NRC reports.

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Jun 25 '15 08:09

Hema has recalled its mobile chargers, called powerbanks. The company has determined that pars of the battery can overheat and melt the case it is in. In some cases, the batteries may even explo

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Jun 24 '15 15:35

One in five reported crimes are never investigated by the police, RTL Nieuws reported on Tuesday based on their own research. Members of parliament are shocked. The CDA wants a debate on the issue.

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Jun 24 '15 15:10

Farah el O., owner of spy shop One2spy in Amsterdam-West, has once again been arrested. This time on suspicion of laundering criminal money.

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