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Feb 6 '15 09:46

Christian parties in the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament) are against Minister Bussemaker's (Education, Culture and Science) plan to deploy 160 advisers to help ethnic and religious groups in the acceptance of homosexuality, Trouw reports.

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Feb 6 '15 09:35

France is trying to curb Parliamentarians who are actively engaged in ensuring the interests of KLM. Frederic Gagey, head of the French branch of Air-France-KLM, wrote an opinion piece published in Het Financieele Dagblad in which he defends the company and responds to, according to him, the inaccurate perceptions about the company in Dutch media.

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Feb 6 '15 09:18

Students of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) won the "Best Technological Achievement" award at the Crunchies awards ceremony in San Francisco. They won this award for the Stella - the world's first family solar powered car.

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Feb 6 '15 08:41

A discount on the excess for people who go to a healthcare provider that has a contract with their insurer is one of the measures that Minister Edith Schippers (Public Health, Welfare and Sport) is preparing for her healthcare law, RTL reported last night.

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Feb 6 '15 08:13

A barge with three people on board capsized on the Westerschelde around midnight last night, NOS reports. This happened while a dredger was busy loading sand over onto the barge. The cause of the capsizing is still unknown.

Feb 5 '15 23:49

A new plan approved by Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan and the city’s aldermen will try to strip the seediness from the Dutch capital’s famed prostitution business by making sex workers more like entrepreneurs, but the plan could turn the city into a brothel owner. The city is teaming up with non-profit organisation HVO-Querido to help guide some women working in the Red Light District into more career-focused people, while also making good on its pledge to reduce abuse and exploitation in the sex industry.

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Feb 5 '15 18:28

Dutch F-16s flying over Iraq in the fight against ISIS took on damage during missions when they were fired upon by jihadists. The damage was not substantial enough to force the planes down, and all have landed safely, said General Tom Middendorp, Chief of Defense in the Netherlands.

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Feb 5 '15 17:54

A Dutch military transport aircraft will arrive on Saturday at the Eindhoven Airbase with the victim remains and wreckage from the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster. The plane is scheduled to land at 4 p.m., the government stated on Thursday.

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Feb 5 '15 17:26

After months of negotiations and actions, the money transport company Brink's and labour unions have come to an agreement on a social plan for the 650 employees losing their jobs. Brink's' staff protested by striking several times leaving many ATMs empty on different occasions.

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Feb 5 '15 17:21

A large development featuring a 1,500-person capacity mosque has been provisionally approved for construction in Gouda. The letter of intent brings together Islamic center El Wahda, child daycare facility Gemiva and De Ark, a school for children with special needs, the city of Gouda revealed Thursday.

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Feb 5 '15 16:46

The Dutch jihadist who committed a suicide attack in Fallujah, Iraq yesterday, has been recognized as Lotfi S., also known as Abu Hanief, sources confirm to NOS and RTVNH. He was one of the two speakers at the ISIS support rally in The Hague in September that caused disorganization.

Feb 5 '15 15:57

The cabinet submitted a letter to the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of Dutch parliament, in late January outlining the Netherlands priorities for its turn as President of the Council of the European Union in 2016. The three main priorities are a Union that focuses on the essentials, creates jobs and growth through innovation and actively involves citizens and civil society organizations in policymaking.

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