Anti-fascist demonstrators block the way of a Fortress Europe, Pegida march in Enschede, 17 Sept 2017
Sep 18 '17 07:59

A total of 32 people were arrested during demonstrations in Enschede by extreme right-wing collaboration group Fortress Europe, which includes Pegida, and anti-fascist groups No-Hogesa and AFA on Sunday. All but one of the detainees were released from custody during the course of the day, ANP reports.

The suspect still in custody was a speaker during one of the demonstrations. He is suspected of insulting groups of people and discrimination.

Ambulance
Sep 18 '17 07:29

A car crashed into a home in the Noord-Brabant village of Luyksgestel on Sunday morning, crashing through the wall exactly where resident, 75-year-old Harrie van der Heijden, was sleeping at the time. The elderly man was rushed to hospital in critical condition. He died during the course of the day, AD reports.

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Sep 15 '17 16:30

A prisoner who escaped in Antwerp in July, was arrested in Amsterdam on Thursday. Belgium requested that he be extradited, AT5 reports.

According to the broadcaster, the man in question was one of two arrested for stealing expensive jewelry from homes in Belgium. Both suspects managed to escape police custody when they were set to appear in court. They attacked a police officer in front of the court and took off, still wearing their handcuffs.

Toy store
Sep 15 '17 15:50

A 14-year-old boy from Rosmalen tried to rob a toy store in his hometown on Thursday evening. He was later arrested after he called the police for an unrelated matter, the police said in a statement on Friday.

The boy, dressed in face covering clothing and carrying a knife, walked into the toy store on Weidestraat around 5:45 p.m. He demanded that the shop owner and assistant, both behind the counter at the time, give him money. The shop owner called the police instead, and the boy ran.

Storm winds toppled a tree on Mozartlaan in Schiedam, 13 Sept 2017
Sep 15 '17 15:10

Increasingly severe storms due to climate change means increasing storm damage, and the damage counter is rising faster than expected, according to an analysis by the Dutch association of insurers. In the worst case scenario, storm damage will increase by over 260 million euros annually, compared to the current situation, the association calculates, RTL Nieuws reports.

Sep 15 '17 14:30

The new greenhouse gas policy implemented in 2005 to stimulate the Netherlands industry to reduce their emissions, had hardly any effect. Over the past 12 years, greenhouse gas emissions by Dutch manufacturers only decreased by 4 percent, the Volkskrant reports based on figures from the Dutch emissions authority NEa.

Weapons found in a storage box in Eindhoven, 12 Sept 2017
Sep 15 '17 13:50

The police arrested a 45-year-old man from Eindhoven on Thursday following the discovery of a large number of firearms in a storage box in the city. The man rented the storage box in which the weapons were found.

The weapons were discovered during an investigation into a drug lab the police dismantled on Heydaalweg in Eindhoven on July 7th. The drug lab was located in the middle of a residential neighborhood. Two suspects were arrested that same day, suspected of involvement in the drug lab. Over 200 thousand ecstasy pills were found in the home. 

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Sep 15 '17 13:10

The police found 189 kilograms of cocaine in a home in Amsterdam on Tuesday. The 42-year-old man was arrested and is in custody for further investigation, the police announced in a statement.

In addition to the cocaine, the police also found 19 thousand euros in cash and 1.5 kilograms of amphetamine in the man's home. 

The police were already looking for the suspect in an investigation into possession and export of hard drugs. Another suspect was arrested in this case in August.

The 42-year-old man will be arraigned on Friday. 

Halal Fried Chicken's Ramadan ad hides pictures of food during the day
Sep 15 '17 12:30

Halal Fried Chicken owner Ali Kaynak's family is shocked by his unexpected murder in Amsterdam earlier this week, according to a statement lawyer Mark Teurlings released on behalf of Kaynak's family. Kaynak was 's branches on Burgemeester De Vlugtlaan on Monday night.

Police guard in a detention center
Sep 15 '17 11:50

A prisoner in the Alphen aan den Rijn prison was caught recording videos and posting them online with a smartphone that was smuggled into the prison. The prison directors discovered the videos on Instagram this week, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Security and Justice confirmed to NU.nl.

Immediately after the videos were discovered, multiple cells were searched. The prison guards found four cellphones with chargers and a small amount of soft drugs. Only one of the prisoners used a smartphone for vlogging, according to the news site. 

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Sep 15 '17 11:10

The average purchasing power of Dutch increased by 2.7 percent last year, the strongest increase since 2007, Statistics Netherlands announced on Friday. Despite this, one in three Dutch saw their purchasing power decrease, NU.nl reports. 

The increase can be attributed to a package of debt relief measures and an average of 1.8 percent increase in collective bargaining agreement wages, according to the stats office. The 0.3 percent increase in consumer prices, pushed purchasing power down somewhat. 

The Ministry of Defense in The Hague
Sep 15 '17 10:30

The Ministry of Defense will be "under siege" from its own staff on Friday. Soldiers will block all entrances and exits of the Ministry's building in a labor action for better working conditions, the military unions announced, ANP reports.

Defense's military and civilian workers have been without a collective bargaining agreement since 2013, according to the news wire. Negotiations for a new agreement stranded in the spring. The unions rejected a final offer by the Ministry, which included a wage increase of 2 percent and money for training.

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Sep 15 '17 09:50

This year 36 children did not return from summer vacation because they were abducted by one of their parents, according to international child abduction center IKO. This number has been increasing steadily over the past years. In 2014 a total of 19 kids were abducted by a parent during summer vacation, last year it was 34, RTL Nieuws reports.

According to IKO, these kind of abductions happen after a divorce, for example. Or if the parents can't agree in which country their children should be raised. Summer vacation is then used to force the decision.

Aftermath of Hurricane Irma on Sint Maarten, 7 Sept 2017
Sep 15 '17 09:23

At 6:00 a.m. on Friday morning Minister Ronald Plasterk of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations officially launched the national fundraising action for Sint Maarten, Saba and Eustatius, who were all hit by devastating last week. The action "The Netherlands helps Sint Maarten" is a collaboration between the Red Cross and Dutch broadcasters RTL, NPO and SBS.

KLM Boeing 737-700, PH-BGP at Schiphol Airport
Sep 15 '17 08:48

Travelers flying from Schiphol on a KLM flight today, can expect delays. The airline's cabin crew members are performing labor actions on Friday to protest against KLM's decision to reduce the number of flight attendants on some long flights. Cabin crew members taking part in the actions - members of union VNC - will strike for an hour before each flight. The actions take place between 5:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m., RTL Nieuws reports.

Police
Sep 15 '17 08:21

The Dutch police still do too little to fight corruption within their own ranks, according to an investigation by the Ministry of Security and Justice's Scientific Research and Documentation Center, NOS reports.

Police officer screening is still not properly done, according to the researchers. "Ever fewer employees are subject to the heavier forms of screening", the report reads. The screening investigations are also less detailed than in the past and too few interim screenings are done. 

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