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Oct 8 '13 02:53

A special committee will investigate whether foreigners are exploited during the construction of the A2 tunnel in Maastricht, reported alderman Albert Nuss (PvdA) on Monday to the council.

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Oct 8 '13 02:39

On Monday the negotiation between opposition and government started again after the weekend. At 10 pm crucial discussions started between Rutte, Dijselbloem and the group leaders of the House of D66, GroenLinks, SGP, ChristenUnie, PvdA and VVD.

On Monday afternoon Vice Prime Minister Asscher and minister of Finance Dijsselbloem first talked with all the financial specialists of the involved parties. The meeting started at 1.30 pm till 6 pm.

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Oct 8 '13 02:34

The Russian ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Monday, that it strongly protests against the treatment of a Russian diplomat by the Dutch police.

According to Russian media the diplomat, Dmitri Borodin, says that he was attacked, on Sunday, in his house by people with police uniforms. His behavior towards his kids should have been the reason that neighbors alarmed the police.

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Oct 8 '13 02:13

Three former employees of the Gaykrant revealed in Nieuwsuur that former chief Henk Krol did not speak the truth about the pension contributions at the Gaykrant.

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Oct 8 '13 00:29

The man who was killed on the A1 on Monday morning committed suicide, concluded the police after investigating the collision. The man walked on the freeway near his car, which he parked on the emergency lane.

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Oct 8 '13 00:16

Those who would like to get married in a special location can look to the forest, starting next year. State forest management signed an agreement for this purpose with the company Trouwstart in Oosterbeek.

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Oct 8 '13 00:15

Last year 200,000 Dutch fell victim to identity fraud through a debit machine or ATM or over the Internet. That is 1.5 percent of the Dutch population older than 15 years, according to figures from CBS (Centraal Bureau Statistiek) (Central Statistics agency).

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Oct 8 '13 00:14

The search for three people in The North Sea has lasted all day and has so far been in vain. Two of the men come from the Philippines and one from Indonesia. They have been missing since their boat sank Sunday night after a collision with a fishing boat.

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Oct 8 '13 00:14

Cardinal Eijk has a priest from Maarssen suspended for one year, because he failed to finish a prayer in April.

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Oct 8 '13 00:13

The FIOD (tax information and investigation service) questioned five shopkeepers today, who failed to report unusual transactions.

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Oct 7 '13 07:08

The Krol affair costs 50Plus 5 virtual seats according to the poll of Maurice de Hond. Krol left the House on Friday after the Volkskrant reported that in his previous function, as chief editor of the Gaykrant, he was responsible for evading pension payments for his personnel.

Although the number of virtual seats is still three more than 50Plus has in the House, it are 13 seats less then the highest score in a poll about half a year ago. The loss opposite last week’s poll is five virtual seats.

Norbert Klein

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Oct 7 '13 04:16

The cooperation between the armies of Indonesia and the Netherlands will be reinforced. This week minister of Defense Jeanine Hennis, will visit Indonesia to sign an agreement on further cooperation. 

Hennis visits Indonesia on invitation of her Indonesian colleague Purnomo Yusigiantoto. They will sign a agreement to intensify the dialogue between the Dutch and Indonesian forces and to tighten the relationship. Among others, cooperation on training and education will be common points of interest.

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