Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Jun 18 '15 11:46

Prime Minister Mark Rutte's good intentions backfired on him when hundreds of Dutch tweeters reacted negatively to his well wishes for Ramadan.

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Jun 18 '15 11:05

The Court of Appeals acquitted ex-neurologist Ernst Jansen Steur of intentionally misdiagnosing patients on Thursday. The court gave him a 6 month suspended prison sentence for other offenses.

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Jun 18 '15 10:27

Schools will soon be able to install a software system on school networks that scans for key words such as Jihad, ISIS or YODO - you only die once. The system is intended to help schools quickly identify signs of radicalization in students.

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Jun 18 '15 10:10

The Council of Moroccan Mosques in the Netherlands has released a cartoon featuring PVV leader Geert Wilders, in reaction to Wilders' plans to display cartoons of the prophet Mohammed on national television. "With this cartoon we want to show that no loudmouth can rip our society apart", spokesperson Aissa Zanzen said to NOS.

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Jun 18 '15 09:30

There were two more car fires in Haarlem last night, one of them not far from Mayor Bernt Schneiders home.

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Jun 18 '15 09:06

The phone restrictions on Willem Holleeder in the maximum security prison in Vught, was lifted last week. He may now make phone calls. This worries Holleeder's sisters and ex-girlfriend - they are afraid that Holleeder will take revenge on them from jail.

Prison Cells
Jun 18 '15 08:43

The plan to have prisoners pay 16 euros per day for their incarceration, will very likely not go through. The plan does not have enough support in the Eerste Kamer, Senate.

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Jun 18 '15 08:24

The Cabinet's tax plans will give a household with one or two tax workers a tax advantage that averages at 800 euros per year. This is according to the outlines of the coalition agreement which was presented to the Ministry of Finance on Wednesday, NOS reports.

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Jun 18 '15 07:48

Three Dutch tourists were killed in a bus accident in the south of Portugal. 29 others were injured, some of them seriously.

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Jun 17 '15 20:05

A successful performance by Dutch female footballers at the 2015 FIFA World Cup in Canada will help the team attract commercial backers, believes Bob van Oosterhout, director of the sports marketing company Triple Double.

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Jun 17 '15 19:40

The Greek Tourist Board criticized the Dutch travel agent association ANVR after advising tourists headed for Greece to take extra cash with them. The recommendation was made in case Greek banks are no longer able to replenish ATMs, either because of a national bankruptcy or because of a bank run.

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Jun 17 '15 19:27

The anonymous group of people who put up 47 million dollars for concrete evidence about suspects responsible for bringing down Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 say they have the information they wanted, German private investigator Josef Resch says, according to newspaper Der Spiegel. Resch claims he was hired by the group to ferret out details and verify information they obtained.

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