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Dec 16 '17 08:37

A man who was s on Friday afternoon after allegedly threatening people with a knife was identified as a 29-year-old man from Den Haag. The shooting happened in the Schiphol Plaza, the airport's primary entryway which also provides access to the train station below.

Three shots can be heard in amateur video recorded in the plaza.

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Dec 15 '17 17:21

A man acting in a threatening manner was shot at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport on Friday, the Marechausse said in a statement. The situation was under control and returned to safety following the incident, the military branch announced on Twitter just after 4 p.m.

The suspect was overpowered and apprehended, they said. No further comment was made, but the Marechaussee said it would release further details later.

The Schiphol Plaza was evacuated following the incident. 

An icy road in Amsterdam, 12 Dec 2017
Dec 15 '17 16:50

This weekend the Netherlands may see a bit of winter again, according to Weerplaza. There will be several rain showers over the weekend, which may include some light snow. During the early hours of Sunday morning, it may even snow enough to turn the ground white for a while, the weather service expects.

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Dec 15 '17 16:10

Hans J. poured caustic peracetic acid into a warehouse at IJsseland Hospital in Capelle aan den IJssel on May 4th of this year because he was angry about his colleagues bullying him, the 26-year-old man said in the court in Rotterdam on Friday. At least 16 of his colleagues got health complaints, three were seriously injured, and the hospital sustained large amounts of damage because it temporarily had to close some of its departments, the Telegraaf reports.

J. is facing charges of attempted murder or manslaughter, assault and vandalism. 

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Dec 15 '17 15:30

A majority in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, voted for allowing municipalities to ban scooters from bicycle paths. Amsterdam already has a detailed plan ready for such a ban, and expects to be able to implement it, in combination with an obligation to wear a helmet on the road, by the middle of next year, the Volkskrant reports.

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Dec 15 '17 14:50

It is possible that over 100 former Defense employees have died as a direct result of working with paint and grit containing the highly toxic and , according to lawyer Rob Bedaux. He is representing around 100 other former Defense employees and will raise this issue in court on Tuesday, the Telegraaf reports.

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Dec 15 '17 14:10

The Stad College in Almere set up a memorial site for their who was stabbed to death in the city on Tuesday night. "Taking care of shocked students and teachers is our first priority", director Sandra van Rijnbach said to AD.

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Dec 15 '17 13:30

A on Thursday night, may have been an act of revenge, the Telegraaf reports. According to the newspaper, the male victim was known to abuse his wife and children for years and police responded to the home several times. A 37-year-old Syrian man was arrested, according to the newspaper.

Insiya Hemani
Dec 15 '17 12:50

Lawyer Nancy Dekens accused the investigating judge of passivity in the case surrounding kidnapped Amsterdam toddler . According to the lawyer, up until now the judge has put in very little effort to question three of the suspects in the kidnapping who are abroad.

Dec 15 '17 12:10

Jumbo's Goudeerlijk cornbread won the 'Gouden Windei' award as the most misleading product of the year, food watchdog Foodwatch announced on Friday. According to the watchdog, this cornbread is baked without cornmeal and only contains corn pieces for decoration. The corn-yellow color is created by adding the spice turmeric, ANP reports.

Of the 15 thousand people who participated in this public election, 31 percent voted for Jumbo's corn bread. 

T-Mobile
Dec 15 '17 11:30

Telecom provider T-Mobile Nederland is taking over the Dutch branch of competitor Tele2. T-Mobile is paying 190 million euros for this acquisition, the companies announced in a press release. The two telecom providers will continue under the banner of T-Mobile, NU.nl reports.

Only the Dutch branch of Tele2 is being sold. The Swedish parent company of Tele2 Nederland will possess a quarter of the new joint venture's share, T-Mobile takes the rest.

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Dec 15 '17 10:50

The police arrested 23-year-old criminal A. el B. from Diemen this week on suspicion of involvement in at least three attempted assassinations on Amsterdam criminals, Het Parool reports. The suspect himself survived an attempt on his life in 2016 and was previously twice convicted for illegal firearm possession.

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Dec 15 '17 10:10

On Thursday the police arrested 25-year-old Soufyan M. during a car check in Amsterdam. M. was on the national wanted list since he went on the run after being sentenced to four years in prison for a robbery in Rotterdam

Veterans MC
Dec 15 '17 09:33

The Veterans Motorcycle Club, established by a group of former soldiers, is unjustly listed as a criminal club, the National Ombudsman said in a new report. With this the group of veterans are one step closer to being allowed to ride during the veteran's day parade again, AD reports.

Henk Kuipers
Dec 15 '17 09:06

Public broadcaster PowNed paid leader Henk Kuipers a thousand euros before each broadcast of series Captain Henk, which is about Kuipers and the outlaw motorcycle club, sources told the Telegraaf. On Thursday night, PowNed director Dominique Weesie admitted that money was paid to Kuipers. Parliamentarians are outraged, according to the newspaper.

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Dec 15 '17 08:32

A forensic investigation team dug up a body in a cemetery in Heerjansdam, near Barendrecht, on Thursday. This was done by order of the Public Prosecutor in an investigation into a nursing home worker suspected of murdering elderly patients by intentionally giving them an overdose of insulin, AD reports.

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Dec 15 '17 08:02

Two teenagers, aged 16 and 17, were arrested on Thursday evening on suspicion of involvement in a fatal stabbing in Sneek. A 39-year-old man was stabbed in his home and died on the street around noon, AD reports.

The suspects are from the municipality of Sudwest-Fryslan. A  local resident told Leeuwarder Courant that she heard shouting about "those rotten children". According to her, two boys came out of the victim's home on Johan Willem Frisostraat, said that they did nothing and left on a scooter.

Salt truck deployed to deal with icy roads in Amsterdam, 15 Dec 2017
Dec 15 '17 07:43

Motorists across most of the Netherlands should be careful of icy and slippery roads on Friday morning. Meteorological institute KNMI issued a code yellow warning for all provinces except Drenthe, Groningen and Overijssel.

The ice on the roads should melt away during the course of the morning. 

Friday will be cloudy in many places, especially inland. The coastal areas and the south of the country may see some rain. Afternoon temperatures will range between 3 and 5 degrees, with a moderate wind during the morning and weak in the afternoon.

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Dec 15 '17 07:24

Two people were killed and three were injured in two stabbings in Maastricht on Thursday night, the police announced. One person was arrested on suspicion of involvement in these incidents. "Investigation showed that there is no reason to assume that these incidents had a terrorist motive", the police said.

According to the police, a fight on Botsaarsstraat around 9:00 p.m. ended with a man being stabbed to death. The identity of the victim is still unclear. The suspect fled.

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Dec 14 '17 17:00

Amsterdam Trade Bank, the Dutch subsidiary of Russia's Alfa Bank, was raided as part of a money laundering investigation last week, Marieke van der Molen of the Public Prosecution Service confirmed to NL Times. 

Norwegian Air
Dec 14 '17 16:00

Budget airline Norwegian Air will be offering flights between Schiphol in Amsterdam and John F. Kennedy in New York four times a week from May next year, the airline announced in a press release. Ticket prices on this route will start at $199, according to the airline.

This is the first time that Norwegian Air is offering flights from Schiphol to the United States, according to ANP. This new destination will be competition for Air France-KLM's transatlantic flights. 

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Dec 14 '17 15:20

A 29-year-old man who was arrested after  in Amsterdam last week, fought against terrorist organization ISIS in the past, his layer Willem van Vliet said on Thursday.

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Dec 14 '17 14:40

Pro-diveristy party DENK will be taking part in the municipal elections in Rotterdam next year, party leader Tunahan Kuzu announced in Rotterdam on Thursday morning. He did this at the Essalam mosque - in the same place, and just moments before, anti-Islam PVV leader was set to announce the faction leader for the PVV in Rotterdam, AD reports.

The 15:17 to Paris
Dec 14 '17 13:20

Warner Bros. Pictures released the first trailer for its movie The 15:17 to Paris, which is based on a .

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