Amsterdam

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Feb 12 '15 13:29

The police have released more information regarding the gang war murder of Mario Magan Tier. The 45 year old Tier was shot close to his car just after midnight on Saturday night/Sunday morning on Bertelmanstraat in Amsterdam South. He died of his injuries on the scene.

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Feb 12 '15 08:15

There was another shooting incident in Amsterdam last night. A 39 year old man was shot in a house on Maurits Sabbehof in Nieuw-West, supposedly by a family member, NOS reports. The victim died a short time after the incident.

Feb 12 '15 07:48

The world's first drone entertainment show Air will be taking place in the Amsterdam Arena this fall.

Feb 11 '15 16:26

Convicted criminal Siegmar Flaneur has been identified as the dead victim of the shooting in Amsterdam-Zuidoost overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Feb 11 '15 11:10

The network outage that took down Rijksoverheid.nl and many other government and private websites on Tuesday was caused by a Direct Denial of Service attack, the government revealed on Wednesday. As the takedown was happening on Tuesday, a representative of the National Cyber Security Center told the Telegraf that they had no evidence of a cyber attack.

Feb 11 '15 09:12

Minister Ivo Opstelten (Security and Justice) has no objection to the municipality of Amsterdam's plan to set up a prostitution business where approximately 50 women can work without a pimp. He said this in response to questions from the SGP in the Tweede Kamer (lower house of parliament), NOS reports.

Feb 11 '15 08:45

The police arrested 7 suspects on Tuesday in various locations in the Netherlands and Hungary during an investigation into human trafficking, forced prostitution and money laundering. The police also found two women who they suspect are victims of human trafficking.

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Feb 10 '15 16:08

Several websites were unreachable throughout Tuesday due to a fault at the hosting provider Prolocation. Unreachable websites include both the government's Dutch and English sites, Rijksoverheijd.nl and Government.nl, Dutch blog site GeenStijl.nl and telecommunication firm Telfort's site.

Feb 10 '15 13:29

The Van Gogh Museum's new entrance on the Museumplein will open in September, director Axel Ruger announced yesterday.

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Feb 9 '15 17:09

Three men were arrested by special police task forces in Amsterdam on Friday as part of a criminal investigation into the illegal possession of weaponry. The three were in possession of heavy firearms and grenades at the time of their arrest, police said Monday.

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Feb 9 '15 10:18

Maureen van der Pligt (53) has resigned job as Councillor for the SP in Amsterdam with immediate effect. She made this announcement on Facebook this morning.

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Feb 9 '15 08:14

The Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam has received a sizable donation from the artists Coosje van Bruggen and Claes Oldenburg, NRC reports.The museum received a total of 175 artworks by 34 artists, including works from artists Carl Andre, Hanne Darboven, Anselm Kiefer, Bruce Nauman, Jeff Wall and Lawrence Weiner.

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Feb 8 '15 18:27

Housing corporations are required to continue offering rental housing to families entitled to the social housing benefit. Minister of Housing Stef Blok announced on Friday that it is a legal standard that must be maintained. Blok wants to reverse the trend of more and more families with rent allowance signing expensive rental agreements, he said in a statement.

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Feb 8 '15 18:03

Police in the U.K. are looking for two men accused of threatening underage Army cadets outside a reserve base in Gateshead, England, Northumbria police said in a statement on Friday. The threats, including those of beheading, were shouted from a car apparently with Dutch license plates, local newspaper Chronicle reported.

Feb 8 '15 13:21

A 45-year-old man was gunned down while sitting in his car in Amsterdam Zuid just after midnight on Sunday. Police said in a statement they have had previous contact with the man, found killed on Bertelmanstraat.

Feb 6 '15 11:30

According to Dries Verheul, it is because of lack of performance by the water police that a man drowned at Houthavens in IJ on Saturday, Het Parool reports. Verheul and approximately 18 rescuers saw how the man drowned.

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 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.

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Feb 5 '15 14:05

The foundation Privacy First is calling on citizens to no longer enter their license plate numbers in the parking meters in Amsterdam. The massive protest should ensure that the administrative costs and are too high for Cition and that the controversial registration parking is abolished, De Telegraaf reports.

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Feb 5 '15 12:25

Amsterdam and Rotterdam got 4th and 5th place in a global study into the most sustainable cities. This is according to the Duuzame Steden Index (Sustainable Cities Index) that ARCADIS published today.

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Feb 4 '15 18:07

Convicted criminal and once-renowned kickboxer Ron Nyqvist is dead after a shooting in Amsterdam's Osdorp neighborhood Wednesday morning. Investigators are looking into the possibility it was a suicide, among other scenarios, police said in a statement.

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Feb 4 '15 10:31

The Amsterdam defense attorney Nico Meijrering has to appear in the Amsterdam District Court today as a witness in four execution cases. The Public Prosecutor in Amsterdam summoned him. Meijring, who lost several clients to executions recently, has already announced that he has nothing to say.

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Feb 4 '15 09:42

The court in Amsterdam will rule on Friday in the lawsuit that IEF Capital filed against department store V&D. On Tuesday IEF demanded evacuation of four main V&D branches in Amsterdam, The Hague, Maastricht and Utrecht because V&D is not meeting its lease obligations. IEF also owns another 8 V&D buildings.

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Feb 4 '15 09:18

Hundreds of taxi drivers in Amsterdam are threatening to take matters into their own hands if the government does not do something about the controversial taxi service Uber. Among other things, the taxi drivers are considering blocking the roads for illegal drivers.

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