Politie arrest in Amsterdam murder
Mar 31 '15 17:27

A tactical police team in the Netherlands arrested a 25-year-old man in Heemskerk, Noord-Holland, early Tuesday morning. He was suspected of stealing a car used as a getaway vehicle following the murder of an Amsterdam woman while she sat on her balcony. The BMW 320 was used as a getaway vehicle in the fatal shooting of 60-year old Turkish woman, Beyhan Demirci, on Pieter van der Werfstraat in Amsterdam Nieuw-West, police say.

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Mar 31 '15 17:17

Drivers of empty or lightly-loaded trucks are advised to stay off the roads Tuesday, a message from the Dutch infrastructure agency Rijkswaterstaat states. Strong winds have knocked trucks over on several highways, especially the A50, NOS reports.

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Mar 31 '15 16:52

Health Minister Edith Schippers wants to explore the possibility of adding medically-necessary plastic surgery back to the basic insurance package. During a Monday broadcast of television show Radar, Schippers called on doctors to help form a plan, which would then be reviewed by the Minister and her colleagues.

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Mar 31 '15 16:28

The Dutch royal family will return a 17th century painting to the heirs of a Jewish art collector who owned the painting before World War II. An inquest led by Queen Máxima into the provenance of the family's own collection of artwork discovered the questionable record of two different paintings, the Dutch Royal House revealed on Tuesday.

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Mar 31 '15 15:42

Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem approved the controversial ABN Amro executive board pay raise and promised to defend it publicly in spring 2014, according to a memo ABN Amro put together in August 2014, and acquired by NRC.

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Mar 31 '15 14:29

Online retailer has started a test in which three style experts give style advice to clients via WhatsApp for free. According to the company, this is the first time something like this is done in the Netherlands and in the online retail market.

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Mar 31 '15 14:07

The European Union has made an 8 million-euro grant available for the expansion of the European Holocaust Research Infrastructure (EHRI) of the institute for war, Holocaust and Genocide studies NIOD, NRC reports. NIOD is going to cooperate with institutions in Eastern and Southern Europe to proved better access to Holocuast archives.

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Mar 31 '15 13:51

Anne Frank probably died somewhere in February 1945 from the effects of typhus, and not in March as was previously believed. This is according to research done by the Anne Frank Foundation into the last months of Anne and her sister Margot's lives.

Schiphol Cargo
Mar 31 '15 13:15

About 80 flights have been cancelled at Schiphol airport this morning due to the weather conditions. Flights have also been delayed by about an hour, Reformatorisch Dagblad reports.

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Mar 31 '15 12:38

The VVD in Amsterdam wants the capital to use volunteers as hosts in the city under the slogan "I Host Amsterdam", the party announced on their website. These volunteers would assist tourists during events or busy times in the city.

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Mar 31 '15 12:19

Educated ethnic minorities have a better chance of finding a job in the Dutch job market than their peers with a lower education, but are still at a disadvantage against people with two Dutch parents.

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Mar 31 '15 11:52

Dutch exports are boosted by the low rate of the euro and the sharp fall in oil prices. The top three most important export markets for the Netherlands are the United States, Canada and Turkey. This is the first time since 2009 that the US is back in the top three.

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