Dec 6 '13 03:33

In an initial response, Prime Minister Rutte calls the death of Mandela a time to observe a moment of silence.

Dec 5 '13 20:03

Dmitri Borodin, the Russian diplomat who was arrested a couple of months ago in The Hague, for the abuse of his children, left a farewell letter, pinned on a board of the hall of his flat.

Dec 5 '13 19:40

First responders were sent out on over 1,000 storm damage calls around the Netherlands between 6:00 and 16:30, according to Alarmeringen.nl.

Dec 5 '13 18:16

The Public Prosecution (OM) demanded 120 hours of community service or 60 days imprisonment against former Meerssen mayor, Ricardo Offermanns. Offermanns (VVD) participated in violating professional secrecy by receiving confidential information from former Roermond alderman Jos van Rey (also VVD), according to the OM

Dec 5 '13 16:46

KLM management has invited the cabin crew unions, Thursday, to discuss the cuts the airline is planning on making. If the unions join the negotiations again, the fiercely criticized measures, announced by KLM last week, will go on hold for now, announced the company in a letter, that's in the possession of ANP.

Groningen Chaos
Dec 5 '13 15:19

People flooded into Groningen Centraal station this afternoon following the announcement by the NS and Arriva that all trains north of the Amsterdam-Zwolle line would be cancelled today. Hundreds of people reportedly lined up outdoors to try and jam their way into the buses still in operation.

An NS train waiting on the tracks (Photo: TahR78/Wikipedia)
Dec 5 '13 14:38

The NS announced the cancellation of all trains north of the Amsterdam-Zwolle line beginning at 14:00 today. The Arriva train service running in the northern Netherlands has also been suspended.

John de Mol
Dec 5 '13 13:56

Dutch media tycoon John de Mol is planning to take full control of Dutch television broadcaster SBS.

Dec 5 '13 13:39

The European Commission (EC) and the Turkish government have agreed to launch a visa liberalization dialogue and to sign a readmission agreement.

Dec 5 '13 13:12

Political parties VVD, SP and CDA have submitted a motion against a European bail-out fund for banks.

Dec 5 '13 12:32

The Netherlands has decided to start an auction to sell a portfolio of U.S. mortgage-backed securities which it acquired from ING Groep NV during the financial crisis, The Wall Street Journal reports.

Dec 5 '13 12:29

The KNMI has issued a Code Red weather warning for people living in the north of the Netherlands.

Dec 5 '13 12:18

Words that are too cliche, hype and politically hollow may be stricken from the vocabulary, a poll by the Institute for Dutch Lexicology INL has shown. The institute calls on respondents this week to vote away one of 10 words that have been nominated for termination, such as yolo, kids, swag, selfie and papadag.

Dec 5 '13 11:39

The KNMI weather bureau has issued an extreme weather warning for coastal areas on Thursday to code orange. The storm is expected to hit the Netherlands at about 15:00 local time.

University Medical Center Groningen
Dec 5 '13 10:47

The Lancet medical journal recently released new figures showing that cancer survival rate in the Netherlands is lower than in many of surrounding countries, the Volkskrant reports.

KLM Cityhopper
Dec 5 '13 08:51

KLM has preemptively cancelled 84 flights coming in and out of Schiphol Airport today in an early effort to get a grip on the "code orange" storm predicted for parts of Europe. The storm is expected to hit the Netherlands at about 15:00 local time.

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