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Jan 13 '15 18:21

The director of the company responsible for the allegedly fraudulent sales of horse meat will be the only person tried in connection with the food scandal, the public prosecutor announced on Tuesday. The 45-year-old is accused of selling 300,000 kilos of horse meat labeled as beef from 2011 to 2013.

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Jan 13 '15 18:04

Two of the largest booksellers in the Netherlands will sell Charlie Hebdo this week. The country will get access to just 500 copies of the French magazine, which is likely to have a three million copy print run this week.

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Jan 13 '15 17:47

The employees of the money transporter company Brink's could go on strike in the next few days, union representatives said. It could include the refusal to fill certain cash machines, unions CNV and FNV told Omroep Brabant.

Jan 13 '15 17:30

Labour party (PvdA) leader Diederik Samson will stay on as party leader until the national elections in 2017. Even if the party would suffer another loss in the upcoming elections in March, Samson will not step down, he stated in an interview on TV program Jinek.

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Jan 13 '15 17:19

Sophie and Daan were the most common names given to children in 2014. The list made by De Sociale Verzekeringsbank (SVB) also reveals the least common names of 2014.

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Jan 13 '15 17:06

The 20th anniversary edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event will be held in 2015. The festival, billed as the “biggest club festival in the world” for electronic music, expects to draw 365,000 visitors, the organization said Tuesday.

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Jan 13 '15 15:04

Freelancers should be obliged to save for their own retirement and company employees should be given more power over the amount of their pensions, writes the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) as a contribution to the national pension debate.

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Jan 13 '15 14:16

A new threat issued by a group claiming affiliation with ISIS names Amsterdam amongst several potential high-profile targets. Titled “Lone Wolves”, the Arabic-language piece seems to promote the use of dirty bombs with the statement, “You will feel it when Cesium-131 spreads down the streets and train stations of Russia, Boston, Dallas, Virginia and Amsterdam.”

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Jan 13 '15 13:29

Residents living near a paint and wallpaper warehouse in Wateringen, Zuid-Holland are advised to stay indoors after the warehouse burnt down late Monday night. Residents of two hundred houses should not go to school or work today because of the asbestos released in the fire, confirms Jaqueline den Brabander, the spokesperson for the Westland municipality told NRC.

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Jan 13 '15 12:33

The Dutch hockey world is stunned by the sudden loss of the SCHC goalkeeper Inge Vermeulen. The hockey community is showing its support for Vermeulen's family and friends and her former team.

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Jan 13 '15 12:23

Field hockey star Inge Vermeulen has died at the age of 30, her team SCHC Bilthoven announced today. Brazilian-born Vermeulen played as a goalkeeper for the team for the past eight years.

Jan 12 '15 18:58

A Dutch team with with tracker dogs is sent to Panama for the second time to look for the remains of killed girls Lisanne Froon and Kris Kremers. The team of six dogs and six companions left for Panama on Saturday to join a Panamanian search team and three Dutch experts.

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