Oct 16 '17 10:30

Hable Zijlstra will be the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Eric Wiebes will be the Minister of Economic Affairs in the new Dutch government, sources told the Telegraaf. In the Rutte II government, Wiebes was the State Secretary of Finance and Zijlstra was faction chairman for the VVD in parliament.

Zijlstra is taking over from Bert Koenders at Foreign Affairs, and Wiebes is succeeding Henk Kamp at Economic Affairs.

Oct 16 '17 09:45

The Dutch government was fully aware that hijackers would be killed during a military action that put an end to a hostage situation on a train near De Punt in 1977, two former soldiers who were involved in the action told the Volkskrant on Monday. According to the two soldiers, wounded hijackers were unnecessarily executed and the government gave the instructions for, and approved, the attack.

Emergency services at the scene of a failed ATM bombing on Oosterwoldseweg in Haulerwijk, 16 Oct 2017
Oct 16 '17 09:09

A dozen homes in the Friesland town of Haulerwijk were evacuated early on Monday morning. A dangerous explosive was left in an ATM on Oosterwoldseweg after a failed attempt to blow the machine open to steal the cash inside, the Friesland police said on Twitter.

Anne Faber
Oct 16 '17 08:49

Martin Huisman, father of will be protesting with the parents of other murdered children in The Hague on Monday. They want the Dutch legal system to change. The death of 25-year-old from Utrecht triggered this protest.

Police officer and paramedic
Oct 16 '17 07:47

A 12-year-old girl from Hoogeveen was found dead in a car in Assen on Saturday night. The police suspect she was killed in a crime. A 46-year-old man from Hoogeveen - the driver of the car - was arrested, the police said in a statement.

The 46-year-old man showed up at a police station on Balkengracht in Assen on Saturday night. He asked police officers to come to his car with him. In the car, they found the body of the girl. 

KLM Boeing 737-700, PH-BGP at Schiphol Airport
Oct 16 '17 07:26

KLM and other airlines scrapped a number of flights from Schiphol airport to Ireland and back for Monday. Hurricane Ophelia is expected to hit Ireland during the course of Monday morning.

Dutch airline KLM canceled a total of five flights between Schiphol Dublin and between Schiphol and Belfast.  The airline will reassess the situation during the course of Monday and see if any further changes to the schedule are necessary. At this time all flights to Scotland are still going through as planned.

iPhone
Oct 13 '17 17:10

The new government's , feels like a victory for - the Netherlands best known victim of revenge porn, her lawyer Thomas van Vugt said to Eindhovens Dagblad.

Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan's last order to his people on the Concertgebouw, where thousands gathered to say their last goodbyes to him, 13 Oct 2017
Oct 13 '17 16:30

The line of people waiting outside the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam to, is getting longer and longer. Thousands of people came to pay tribute to the Amsterdam mayor,

Dutch marines deliver emergency relief to Dominica after Hurricane Maria, 25 Sept 2017
Oct 13 '17 15:50

Clyde van Putten, leader of political party PLP on the Dutch island of Sint Eustatius, threatened to kill and and burn Dutch soldiers in a speech he made on the island. The Dutch government is going to file a declaration with the police against him, Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations announced, the Telegraaf reports

Oct 13 '17 15:10

Bird flu was diagnosed in chickens on a poultry farm in Sint Philipsland, which forms part of the Zeeland municipality of Tholen. The company's approximately 42 thousand laying hens were culled, NOS reports.

The authorities believe that this diagnosis involves a mild variant of the H5 virus. But as a mild variant can mutate into a highly contagious and deadly variant, European rules require the culling of affected animals. 

Judas by Astrid Holleeder
Oct 13 '17 14:30

An American television series is in the works for Astrid Holleeder's book Judas, in which she tells about her life under criminal brother Willem Holldeeder, Deadline reports.

"Judas is the unbelievable but true story which follows Holleeder's life as the youngest sister to Willem Holleeder, the Netherlands' most notorious criminal mob boss", the entertainment website writes. "Judas is described as a story about family, betrayal and a woman's journey of empowerment through the unthinkable."

Arjen Lubach, presenter of Dutch show Zondag met Lubach
Oct 13 '17 13:50

Dutch television show Zondag met Lubach won the Gouden Televizier-Ring award for most popular show on Thursday. Eva Jinek and Wilfred Genee won in the categories best female- and male presenter, NU.nl reports.

Shell Logo
Oct 13 '17 13:10

Shell is expanding its range of electric car charging points with the acquisition of NewMotion. The Amsterdam based company is one of Europe's largest players in the field of charging stations. The amount involved in the acquisition was not disclosed, ANP reports.

NewMotion has over 30 thousand charging points at individuals' homes and companies in the Netherlands, Germany, France and the United Kingdom. The company also issued more than 100 thousand charging passes, which gives customers access to around 50 thousand charging points in 25 European countries. 

Oct 13 '17 12:30

The Ministry of Security and Justice is planning harsher punishments for using your smartphone while driving. A legislative proposal is being prepared that will put smartphone usage behind the wheel under reckless driving. This could mean immediate jail time if you're caught, NU.nl reports.

Vught prison
Oct 13 '17 11:50

Benaouf A. was transferred to the high security prison in Vught after a group of Amsterdam criminals on Wednesday. Vught is the highest security prison in the Netherlands, RTL Nieuws reports.

Ambulance
Oct 13 '17 11:10

A 1-year-old girl from Hengelo died on Thursday after being rushed in critical condition to a hospital in Enschede. Emergency services responded to an apartment on Theresiastraat in Hengelo to help the critically injured child. Exactly what happened is unclear. The police are investigating in the apartment, to rule out a crime, according to newspaper AD.

The child was rushed to the hospital by ambulance under police escort. Numerous crossing points on the way were closed to speed the ambulance's way.

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