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Apr 17 '15 10:14

Minister Lilianne Ploumen has asked the Social-Economic Council (SER) to investigate the possible consequences for employees in the Netherlands in the trade treaty TTIP, NOS reports. Europe and the United States are currently negotiating TTIP, which is the largest trade treaty ever.

asylum seekers
Apr 17 '15 09:53

Last year 29,790 people sought asylum in the Netherlands last year, compared to 16,477 asylum seekers in 2013. This is the largest number of asylum seekers looking for help in the Netherlands in a decade.

Apr 17 '15 09:37

The police arrested a man in a house on Koningin Emmahof in Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel around 01:45 on Friday morning. It is believed that the man threatened to blow up his house, but the communication office could not confirm this.

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Apr 17 '15 09:20

Leefbaar Rotterdam is advocating for forced contraception for women who should better not have children due to their addiction, mental illness or mental disability.

Apr 17 '15 08:52

The group of doctors who directed the manifesto "Everything must change" to Minister Edith Schippers of Public health last month, thinks further contract negotiations with health insurers are meaningless as they do not listen. The manifesto is supported by 7,418 of the total 11,345 house doctors in the Netherlands - 65 percent.

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Apr 17 '15 08:16

Turkish officials arrested two Dutch citizens in the town of Alanya on Wednesday, Turkish newspapaer Daily Sabah reports.

MH17
Apr 17 '15 08:03

The Russian radar images of flight MH17 do not show a fighter jet. That is the conclusion of four experts in the field of radar and air traffic control, NOS reports. Shortly after the disaster Moscow suggested that MH17 was shot down by a Ukrainian SU-25, based on radar images.

Apr 16 '15 18:01

Police released pictures of the damages an unknown man caused by beating up a girl and destroying a car with a pavement brick during Sunday night in Tilburg. The identity of the suspect remains unknown, but by releasing description and details of the abuse, police hopes to find more witnesses to the assault.

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Apr 16 '15 17:29

The 39-year old man, Bart van U., will appear in court on Friday to face chargers of murdering his sister. He is also suspected of murdering former D66 party elder and former Health Minister Els Borst.

Apr 16 '15 17:20

An unidentified woman, stuck on train tracks as barriers on both sides of the track went down, died on Thursday after she was struck by an oncoming train. The woman had difficulties moving and was using a walker, police said.

European Commission
Apr 16 '15 17:05

The Netherlands may collect fingerprints and store all biometric data from its citizens when applying for a passport, the European Court of Justice ruled on Thursday. The Dutch Council of State asked the EU court to give legal explanations about European Union rules regarding the storage of fingerprints, after determining there are no existing rules prohibiting the practice.

Apr 16 '15 17:00

The number of people with jobs has increased by 18,000 in the last three months. In particular, it is young people who are more likely to pick up work.

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