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Feb 8 '19 11:10

The Netherlands and Australia will start talks with Russia about the country's liability in the downing of flight MH17 in the coming weeks, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed to NU.nl after reports in RTL Nieuws. 

"We are in contact with Russia through diplomatic channels about state accountability. We are increasingly confident that we will soon be meeting with the Russians", the spokesperson said. The Ministry would not say anything about the date and location of the consultation.

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Feb 8 '19 10:20

s death after being arrested in Waddinxveen last year, was not caused by the actions of the police officers who arrested him, the Public Prosecutor concluded after investigation. The police officers will therefore not be prosecuted. Selier's family was informed and accept this decision, their lawyer Richard Korver said to RTL Nieuws.

Football
Feb 8 '19 09:27

Former professional football payer Yassine Abdellaoui was theon Wednesday night, multiple sources confirmed to the Telegraaf. The footballer was injured in the shooting, but his injuries are not life-threatening, according to the newspaper.

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Feb 8 '19 08:47

Micheal Fudge, who was on Westeinde in Amsterdam on Wednesday, suffered severe anxiety disorders his entire life, according to his mother. He wanted euthanasia, but when he could not get it, he opted for suicide by cop, mother Tanja Samojlenko said to Het Parool. 

Surgery
Feb 8 '19 08:15

People undergoing surgery at night are at a higher risk of suffering complications and having to stay in hospital for longer than those undergoing surgeries during the daytime, according to an international study involving 146 hospitals across 29 countries, the British Journal of Anesthesia announced in a press release. According to the BJA, this is the first study looking into the occurrence of common adverse events during night-time and day-time surgery.

Apeldoorn city hall
Feb 8 '19 07:44

The Apeldoorn city hall was evacuated as a precaution on Thursday after a crack was found in the floor of the hall. Dozens of people, who were in the city hall for various political meetings, were asked to leave the building, NU.nl reports.

The city hall has been undergoing renovations since September and the building is currently only used for political gatherings, a municipal spokesperson said to the newspaper. The crack was discovered by cleaning staff.

Mark Rutte
Feb 8 '19 07:22

Prime Minister Mark Rutte called a on Thursday "fantastic", but added that they can not demand more far-reaching measures from the cabinet. The Netherlands is already doing a lot for the climate, compared to other European countries, according to the Prime Minister. "Guys, what more do you want?" he said, NOS reports.

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Feb 7 '19 16:00

Thousands of kids and teenagers in the Netherlands skipped school on Thursday to protest in The Hague for more action to be taken against climate change. They carried banners and signs with slogans like "If the climate were a bank, it would already have been saved". The protest happened peacefully and without incident, NU.nl reports.

Archaeology
Feb 7 '19 15:10

Three skeletons were found during archeological excavations in Den Bosch. The skeletons are believed to be soldiers who died during the siege of the city in the Eighty Years' War in the 17th century. Two skeletons were excavated during the past few days. The third skeleton is in the process of being excavated on Thursday, NOS reports.

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Feb 7 '19 14:20

Anti-racism activists will protest in the Friesland village of Grou on Saturday during the arrival of Sint Piter and Swarte Pyt, a local version of Zwarte Piet. The protest was arranged by action group Kick Out Swarte Pyt (KOSP), which consists of the same people as , one of the best known groups in protests against Sinterklaas' blackface helper, according to newspaper AD.

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Feb 7 '19 13:30

Police officers who shot and killed a suspect in Roermond after an attempted helicopter hijacking in October 2017, will not be prosecuted for doing so. The use of their firearms was justified, the Public Prosecutor decided, NU.nl reports.

Feb 7 '19 12:40

Two explosives were detonated in Amsterdam during the early hours of Wednesday morning. One damaged two businesses in Amsterdam West. And multiple cars were found damaged after an explosion near Sloterdijk, AT5 reports.

At around 4:30 a.m. an explosive was used in an attempted burglary on Jan Evertsenstraat in Amsterdam West. The buildings of a restaurant and a jeweler sustained damage. The police are investigating and looking for witnesses.

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Feb 7 '19 11:50

A man was injured in a shooting on George Sliekerkade in Amsterdam shortly before midnight on Wednesday, the police said on Twitter. 

The shooting happened at around 11:45 p.m. in IJburg, a residential area built on artificial islands in Amsterdam Oost. The police responded to reports of loud bangs and a man lying in the street, screaming. At the scene they found the 43-year-old man injured. 

Witnesses saw two persons fleeing the scene on a scooter. The police are investigating. 

Child in an airport
Feb 7 '19 11:00

The number of Dutch children left in a foreign country against their will by their parents, increased over the past years. In 2015 the national hotline for forced marriages and abandonment LKHA received 23 reports of kids abandoned abroad. Last year there were 39 such reports.

The LKHA believes that the received reports are just the tip of the iceberg. The organization estimates that between 170 and 800 children are left abroad by their parents each year. 

Amsterdam
Feb 7 '19 10:10

Amsterdam is pushing more money and effort into repairing and maintaining bridges and quays in the city, the maintenance of which was neglected over the past decades, the municipality announced. This follows a report by external researcher Pieter Cloo, who concluded that getting the maintenance of civil construction in the city back on par is a complex, major and extremely urgent task.

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Feb 7 '19 09:20

Last year payment service iDEAL processed a total of 524 million transactions, an increase of 39 percent compared to the 378 million transactions in 2017, parent company Currence announced. This is the first time ever that more than half a billion iDEAL payments were made in one year, NU.nl reports.

The vast majority, 69.5 percent, of iDEAL payments were made with a mobile phone last year, thanks to the rapidly increasing popularity of mobile payments between consumers. Payment services like Tikkie accounted for 17.5 percent of iDEAL transaction.

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