Ank Bjleveld
Jul 9 '18 13:00

The Ministry of Defense temporarily made it impossible to install sports- and fitness apps on Defense phones, Defense Minister Ank Bijleveld told parliament on Sunday after it was revealed that personal data can easily be obtained from the Polar fitness app, ANP reports.

"Private data of military personnel, civilian staff and in particular intelligence services are out on the streets, at home and abroad", Bijleveld said. "The ministry repeatedly reminded staff of the specific vulnerability of such apps." 

agent-spreekt-automobilist-bij-verkeerscontrole
Jul 9 '18 12:10

Perpetrators of "minor offenses" do not have to be worried about fines on Monday. Police officers across the country will be protesting for a better collective bargaining agreement from today, doing so by only handing out warnings instead of fines, RTL Nieuws reports.

collegas-op-straat
Jul 9 '18 11:20

A man was arrested in Steenwijk on suspicion of human trafficking. He offered passersby sex with an underage girl on parking lot De Ruinen along the N375 in Ruinerwold on Saturday, the police said in a statement on Sunday.

The police tracked the man down based on an anonymous tip, which included the license plate of the man's car, received on Saturday evening. The suspect was found in Steenwijk, along with an underage girl. She was questioned and transferred to a safe place.

Police guard in a detention center
Jul 9 '18 10:30

At least six Dutch women who went to join Islamic State in Syria and Iraq asked the Dutch courts to have them arrested. They are currently in Kurdish camps with 11 Dutch children, and hope to be able to return to the Netherlands in this way, AD reports.

Crime scene tape
Jul 9 '18 09:40

A man was seriously hurt in a shooting in a chalet on Berkenlaan in Zutphen on Sunday night. He was rushed to the academic hospital in Nijmegen in critical condition, under police escort, De Stentor reports.

The shooting happened around 9:10 p.m., in a chalet located in a residential area and right next to the Baudartius College location on Berkenlaan. The perpetrators fled in a black car. So far nothing is known about the background of the incident.

Schiphol
Jul 9 '18 08:50

Security personnel at Schiphol airport are performing labor actions on Monday for a better collective bargaining agreement. Longer lines are expected at security checkpoints, "but nobody will miss their flight", a spokesperson for union FNV said to the Telegraaf.

According to unions FNV and CNV, there is "an unbridgeable gap" between what the unions want and the employers offer in the collective bargaining talks. The unions want a wage increase of 3.5 percent this year.

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Jul 9 '18 08:00

Tim Scholten, 19 from Noord-Brabant, passed away over the weekend after being hit by a car early on Friday morning. The accident happened on Sliema boulevard on Malta, AD reports.

At around 4:50 a.m. on Friday a motorist lost control of his car and drove onto the pavement on Sliema boulevard, where Tim was walking with three Dutch friends, two Brits and two Croatians. Tim was seriously hurt and had to be resuscitated by bystanders while emergency services responded.

The other three Dutch and the two Brits sustained minor injuries. The Croatian women were unharmed. 

Summer at the beach
Jul 6 '18 15:50

The beach in the Zuid-Holland town of Ouddorp is the cleanest beach in the Netherlands this year, according to the annual election by Strand Nederland, Green Deal Schone Stranden, Stichting NederlandSchoon, Koninklijke Horeca Nederland, Blauwe Vlag/Green Key and hospitality magazine Entree, Nu.nl reports.

According to Strand Nederland, Ouddorp managed to convince many beach goers to strive for a coastline without waste. For example, pavilion operators hand out waste bags to beach goers. 

teacher
Jul 6 '18 15:10

Around 7,900 children in Amsterdam do not yet know who their teacher will be next year, according to BBO, an administrative group of 35 primary schools in the city. Amsterdam primary schools currently still have 315 vacancies, Het Parool reports.

The primary school teacher shortage in Amsterdam is expected to increase to 500 open vacancies by 2023, which means that 15 thousand pupils won't have a teacher.

Lecture Hall
Jul 6 '18 14:30

Dutch universities are allowed to offer courses in English, the court in Utrecht ruled on Friday in a lawsuit filed against the universities of Maastricht and Twente. The association for better education in the Netherlands BON wanted the court to ban further Anglicization in academic education, ANP reports.

Paiement_euros
Jul 6 '18 13:50

An experiment in which the police and Dutch banks exchange the names of terrorist suspects is having possible results. Some 300 suspicious transactions were found over the past year. These transactions are being investigated further, NOS reports.

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Jul 6 '18 13:10

A fairground operator in Uden lost four trucks to a fire around 4:30 a.m. on Friday. His fairground attraction - Encounter - was completely destroyed. The police believe arson was involved, Omroep Brabant reports.

The fire department found two bottles and a jerry can containing a flammable liquid near where the trucks were parked on Boekelsedijk. 

"Everything is ruined, everything is ruined", the operator of Encounter - a kind of modern haunted house - kept repeating to an Omroep Brabant reporter on Friday morning. He can not believe what happened. 

Mark Rutte
Jul 6 '18 12:30

Dennis Kramer, a 9-year-old Dutch-Thai boy that lives in Zwolle, wrote a letter to Prime Minister Mark Rutte to ask if the Netherlands can help a young football team and their coach who are stuck in a cave in Thailand.

The 12 boys and their coach went missing in the cave on June 23rd. On July 2nd, they were all found alive, but they are still trapped there by water. The rescue operation is pumping water out of the cave system, but as it is monsoon season in Thailand, this is not having much of an effect.

Ducks
Jul 6 '18 11:50

A video surfaced showing serious abuses at duck breeding companies in the Netherlands, specifically when the animals are being caught and transported. Animal rights organizations are horrified, RTL Nieuws, who published the video, reports.

The video, made by Animal Rights last winter, shows a young duck being stomped to death, ducks being brutally crammed into crates, and being grabbed by their wings and legs. It also shows two employees throwing a young duck between each other in what seems to be a game.

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Jul 6 '18 11:10

The police arrested three suspects in Amsterdam Zuidoost on Thursday night following a stabbing incident earlier in the evening. One person was injured, Het Parool reports.

At around 7:00 p.m. the police received a report of a stabbing at Develstein in Zuidoost. The victim was chasing the car of the perpetrator. The police managed to stop the car, and arrested all three people inside. They were taken to a police station for questioning. 

Paramedics treated the victim at the scene. 

Police guard in a detention center
Jul 6 '18 10:30

A 17-year-old boy was sentenced to a year in juvenile detention and juvenile institutionalized psychiatric treatment for the .This is the maximum sentence possible under juvenile law in the Netherlands, NU.nl reports.

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