Koninklijke Marechaussee
Feb 21 '19 08:09

The Ministry of Defense acknowledged liability for the death of 20-year-old Koninklijke Marechaussee officer Kelvin Bosman in 2016. The young man became unwell during the final exercise of his basic training to become a Marechaussee and later died of the consequences of heat exhaustion, NOS reports.

Willemstad on Curacao
Feb 21 '19 07:45

The parliament of Curacao is angry at Dutch Minister Stef Blok of Foreign Affairs for announcing that the . The parliamentarians believe that the Minister put the island in a difficult position by making the announcement before Curacao's Prime Minister Eugene Rhuggenaath could explain his plan to the population.

Dutch police officer and car seen from above
Feb 20 '19 16:40

Multiple shots were fired at a restaurant on Slotermeerlaan in Amsterdam during the early hours of Tuesday morning. No one was injured in the shooting. The police are looking for witnesses.

The police received a report of gun shots at around 3:15 a.m. on Tuesday. At the scene responding officers found three bullet holes at the back of the building, on Cornelis van Vollenhovenstraat. Witnesses reported seeing a dark-colored scooter drive away from the scene after the shooting.

 Man in a uniform of the Freiwilligen Legion Niederlanden shortly after World War II
Feb 20 '19 15:50

34 elderly Dutch people are receiving a supplementary pension from Germany for their years of service with the Waffen-SS, an armed wing of the Nazi Party's SS organization, current affairs program EenVandaag reports based on its own research.

Willem-Alexander
Feb 20 '19 15:00

King Willem-Alexander visited neighborhood Bospolder-Tussendijken in Rotterdam-West, known as one of the worse neighborhoods in the city, at the invitation of mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb on Tuesday. While the mayor invited the Dutch King, his visit was a complete surprise for local residents, NOS and the Volkskrant report.

Facebook
Feb 20 '19 14:10

Facebook will not be able to guarantee that the company is transparent about the placement of political advertisements before the provincial states elections next month, Minister Kasja Ollongren of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations wrote in a letter to parliament, NOS reports.

A beer bike in Amsterdam
Feb 20 '19 13:20

Amsterdam is extending its in the center of the city to also include the eastern part of the city center, mayor Femke Halsema wrote in a letter to the city council. There have been many beer bike related complaints from Amsterdam Oost, which have been confirmed by enforcement officers, Het Parool reports.

E&A Scheer
Feb 20 '19 12:30

American investor The Riverside Company pushed a "significant sum" into Amsterdam company E&A Scheer, one of Europe's largest rum traders. A specific amount was not mentioned, but according to Financieele Dagblad, it involves over 100 million euros.

Shopping
Feb 20 '19 11:40

The confidence of Dutch consumers is negative for the first time in four years. Both consumers' opinion of the economic climate and their willingness to buy declined somewhat, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Wednesday.

In February consumer confidence stood at -2, compared to 1 in January. Consumers are less positive about the economy than in January, with the economic sub-indicator falling from 3 to 1. Dutch consumers are also more negative about their financial situation, and therefore less willing to make large purchases, according to the stats office.

KLM
Feb 20 '19 10:50

Pieter Elbers will be allowed to stay on as CEO of Dutch airline KLM, the board of Air France-KLM decided. The Dutch man's term as CEO comes to an end in April, but the intention now is that it will be extended. The shareholders still have to formally approve Elbers' reappointment at the annual meeting in April, NOS reports.

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Feb 20 '19 10:00

The number of Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs in the Netherlands increased considerably since Dutch courts , BN De Stem reports based on police figures.

Silfano Junior Monteiro
Feb 20 '19 09:09

The police released the identity and photo of the suspect in the murder of rap artist Feis in Rotterdam on New Year's morning. The suspect is 25-year-old Silfano Junior Monteiro, nickname 'Fano'. He was identified based on tips and extensive investigation, the police said on Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday.

Caba Der
Feb 20 '19 08:44

A suspect wanted for in July last year, is also suspected of a murder in Budapest in September and a murder in Belgrade last month, the police said in Opsporing Verzocht on Tuesday. According to the police, 38-year-old Caba Der is a contract killer with Hungarian and Serbian nationality.

Irrigation
Feb 20 '19 08:22

After the e, the Netherlands will continue on the same foot in the coming weeks with little to no rain expected. As the groundwater level has still not recovered to standard everywhere in the Netherlands, this may mean that farmers in some areas will have to kick off the growing season with an irrigation ban. Farmers and waterboards are very concerned, AD reports.

Nicolas Maduro
Feb 20 '19 07:48

Venezuela closed the sea border between the province of Falcon and the islands of Aruba, Curacao and Bonaire, which form part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. This means that no shipping traffic is possible between Venezuela and the three islands. No reason was given for the closure, NOS reports.

Gavel with lady justice in the background
Feb 19 '19 16:20

A Heerlen man who will be prosecuted for causing the accident, which left one man dead and three others seriously hurt, as well as for leaving the scene of the accident, the Public Prosecutor in Maastricht confirmed to newspaper AD. 

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