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Sep 20 '17 10:10

Tata Steel, the parent company of the steel plant in IJmuiden, and the German ThyssenKrupp are merging their European Steelworks. The two companies expect that the merge will result in the loss of 4 thousand jobs throughout Europe, they said in a joint statement, AD reports.

Half of the jobs will be lost in the production branch and the other half in the administrative branch. The job losses will be distributed evenly across the two companies. The consequences for jobs in the IJmuiden plant, were not specified.

Volunteers search through rubble in Mexico City after 7.1 earthquake, 19 Sept 2017
Sep 20 '17 09:26

Dutch physiotherapist Jaime Willems was working in a hospital in the Mexican city of Puebla when a powerful earthquake hit on Tuesday, local time. The earthquake measured 7.1 on the Richter scale and already claimed the lives of 224 people. "It felt like the building was lifted and put down again twenty times in a row", Willems said to RTL Nieuws.

Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem and mini-Minister Haci Nuh deliver the 2018 budget to the Tweede Kamer, 19 Sept 2017
Sep 20 '17 08:49

Twelve year old Haci Nuh stole the show in his role as Mini-Minister of Finance when Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem delivered the suitcase with next year's budget to the Tweede Kamer on Tuesday. Shrouded in a suit and black sneakers, Haci from Rotterdam shadowed Dijsselbloem throughout the entire Budget Day. He was in the Ridderzaal for the King's speech, went on interviews with the Minister and to the Tweede Kamer to discuss te budget, the Telegraaf reports.

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Sep 20 '17 08:28

A passerby found the body of a person on a bike path in the Gelderland village of Braamt around 4:00 a.m. on Wednesday morning The police assume the victim was hit by a car. The car and driver of that car, are nowhere to be found, AD reports.

Pieces of the car were found on the road. The Hooglandseweg is closed to traffic while the police investigate. 

The police are looking for the driver involved in this hit-and-run.

Zeki Yumusak
Sep 20 '17 07:52

Zeki Yumusak, a 41-year-old Barendrecht man , may have been killed out of revenge for a fight he was involved in in Amsterdam. The police are considering this scenario.

Hurricane Maria in the far-eastern Caribbean, tracking towards Puerto Rico, 19 Sept 2017
Sep 20 '17 07:30

Hurricane Maria pulled past Sint Maarten during the early hours of Wednesday morning, at first sight with out causing much damage. Sint Eustatius and Saba got more wind and rain this time around, compared to hurricane Irma two weeks ago, but there too the damages seem to be limited, AD reports. The hurricane is still increasing in strength and is now heading towards the American Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

Crime scene tape
Sep 19 '17 17:10

A 20-year-old man from Rotterdam was seriously injured in a shooting on Ambachtsplein in the Rotterdam neighborhood of Zevenkamp on Monday afternoon, the police announced in a statement. He was rushed to the hospital, and his current condition is unknown.

The shooting happened around 4:45 p.m. As far as the police can tell at this stage, the incident involved one perpetrator firing a single shot. The victim was hit in the chest.

The police immediately closed down the square for investigation. A trace evidence investigation was done, and officers spoke to bystanders. 

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Sep 19 '17 16:30

A gunshot was fired during a road rage incident in the Rotterdam neighborhood of Crooswijk on Monday, the police said in a statement on Tuesday.

The drivers of two cars became annoyed at each other in Kralingse Bos for an unknown reason. On Boezemstraat, the two drivers decided to fight it out. At one point a third man, a 34-year-old from Rotterdam, got out of one of the cars and joined the fight. Several blows were dealt before one of the men pulled out a firearm and fired it into the air. No one was injured by the gunshot.

NETHERLANDS-ECONOMY-PROSTITUTION
Sep 19 '17 15:50

The municipality of The Hague is calling on the Dutch government to keep funding a program that helps prostitutes get out of sex work and build up a new living. Alderman Karsten Klein will send a letter with this call to the government this week, and hopes to also get support from his colleagues in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Utrecht, NOS reports.

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Sep 19 '17 15:10

The people of the Netherlands are currently not very enthusiastic about the still forming government of VVD, CDA, D66 and ChristenUnie, according to a study Ipsos did on behalf of broadcaster NOS. Only a quarter are positive about a government consisting of those four parties, around 33 percent are negative about it and over 40 percent have no strong feelings either way, NOS reports.

King Willem-Alexander giving the 2016 Christmas speech
Sep 19 '17 14:49

On Tuesday King Willem-Alexander opened the Netherlands' parliamentary year with his traditional Budget Day speech. He talked about the devastation left of the Caribbean islands that form part of the Dutch Kingdom, terrorism around the world, the prosecution of those responsible for the MH17 disaster, and making sure that everyone in the Netherlands benefits from the improving economy, among other things.

MH17
Sep 19 '17 13:45

From 2018, the Netherlands is reserving money for prosecuting those responsible for the downing of flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine in July 2014, Dutch King Willem-Alexander revealed in his Budget Day speech on Tuesday afternoon.

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Sep 19 '17 13:10

Twoin Giethoorn on Monday, were identified as two Polish seasonal workers. Their car crashed into the canal last week, and they had been missing since, AD reports.

The victims are two men, aged 24 and 44 years. After the accident, divers searched the car and canal, but could not find the victims. Investigation confirmed that the two Polish men were the occupants of the car. 

Eberhard van der Laan
Sep 19 '17 12:30

Some 900 people indicated on Facebook that they will gather in front of former Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan's official residence on Wednesday evening, to give the terminally ill mayor a standing ovation. They want to honor Van der Laan for all he did for Amsterdam with thundering applause.

People start gathering at the Noordeinde Palace in The Hague to watch the Royal procession for Budget Day, 19 Sept 2017
Sep 19 '17 11:50

Avid fans of the Dutch Royals braved the early morning cold and mist to make sure they have a good spot along the route the Dutch King and Queen will take from Noordeinde Palace to the Ridderzaal in The Hague for Budget Day. The first spectators arrived at the palace at 6:30 a.m on Tuesday, according to ANP.

Rutte II cabinet, November 2012
Sep 19 '17 11:10

As the time for the Rutte II cabinet to hand over to a new government approaches, the confidence the Dutch public has in the departing government increases. The VVD and PvdA government hasn't enjoyed as much confidence from the voters since its inauguration in 2012, according to EenVandaag's Budget Day poll. The same goes for Prime Minister Mark Rutte.

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