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Oct 14 '19 12:00

A special unit of the German police rescued a 22-year-old Polish woman on Saturday night, after she was abducted from a holiday park in the Netherlands. Three suspects, aged 26, 27 and 32, all from Poland, were arrested, the Dutch police said in a statement.

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Jan 19 '17 15:20

Amsterdam has the fourth most expensive public transport of all major European cities, according to the Relocation Price Index compiled by Movinga - an online platform for long-distance moves, AD reports.

According to the index, Amsterdam's public transit costs an average of 87.50 euros per month. Only London, Dublin and Cologne are more expensive in Europe. Cities like Berlin, Manchester, Copenhagen and Bordeaux are considerably cheaper. 

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Oct 24 '16 10:39

Dutch companies were involved in large scale VAT fraud, the proceeds of which were used to finance terrorism, according to television program Zembla based on its own investigation.

According to Zembla, using the trade of so-called CO2 certificates, the "biggest VAT fraud in history" was committed. The compulsory VAT on the certificates was not paid. Between 2008 and 2011 this amounted to between 5 billion and 10 billion euros in unpaid VAT. 

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Apr 20 '16 10:17

A 21 year old Dutch man was arrested at the Cologne airport in Germany. He is suspected of murdering someone in the Netherlands

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Feb 3 '16 08:54

Experts feel that high schools should standardly offer education about sexual diversity to boys, so that they can learn to treat girls and women with respect

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Jan 20 '16 13:39

Over the past six months there were two sex offences in Amsterdam involving asylum seekers from an emergency shelter in the city, Mayor Eberhard van der Laan writes in a letter to the city council

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Jan 15 '16 07:56

In response to the mass sexual assaults in Cologne over New Year's, the PVV plans to hand out "resistance spray" to women so that they can protect themselves from attacks by "Islamic testosterone bombs". The spray contains a dye that will stain an attacker's skin and clothing. It is a legal alternative to banned pepper spray, ANP reports.

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Jan 13 '16 09:43

Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan did not intend his remark that Amsterdam residents are too "nice" to let mass sexual assaults happen in the city to be a relativism. The nuance of his statement was lost in the reports about it, he said to the municipal council in a committee meeting on Tuesday

Jan 12 '16 08:08

Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan thinks there is no chance of mass sexual assaults like what happened in Cologne, Germany over New Year's happening in his city. Amsterdam residents are "much to nice" to let something like that happen, the mayor said in radio program Dit is de Dag

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Jan 11 '16 09:05

Male members of the PvdA, D66, SP and GroenLinks' youth movements will be protesting in mini-skirts on Dam square in Amsterdam on Saturday. They want to show support for women's rights and their displeasure with Cologne mayor Henriette Reker's statements following the large number of sexual assaults in the German city over New Year's.

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Jan 11 '16 08:25

Anti-Islam movement Pegida plans to demonstrate on Dam square in Amsterdam on Saturday, February 6th. Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan will allow the demonstration

Jan 11 '16 08:05

The large number of sexual assaults in Cologne, Germany over New Year's has the PVV and leader Geert Wilders' anti refugee statements' popularity at an all time high. The anti-Islam party currently has 41 seats according to Maurice de Hond's latest poll, an increase of 2 seats compared to the previous poll in mid-December.

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Jan 8 '16 16:44

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte implored on asylum seekers to conform to the Dutch way of life if they want to make the Netherlands their home. On this their can be “no compromise,” he said at the press conference following his weekly cabinet meeting.

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Jan 8 '16 13:55

Speaking out about the mass sexual assaults on New Year’s Eve in Cologne, Germany, Dutch Justice secretary Klaas Dijkhoff said the suspected assailants are definitely “not real men,” he told broadcaster NOS.

Jan 8 '16 09:22

Police in Germany arrested three people including a 14-year-old Syrian boy seeking asylum in the Netherlands on suspicion of sexual assault. The accusation stems from an alleged New Year’s Eve attack on two girls, aged 14 and 15, newswire ANP reported on Thursday.

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Jan 7 '16 10:38

Prime Minister Mark Rutte calls the large number of sexual violence incidents in Cologne, Germany over New Year's "completely unacceptable". "It is disgusting and too bizarre for words"

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Jan 6 '16 13:24

The remarks made by the mayor of Cologne about the very high number of sexual assaults in the German city during New Year's lead to fierce criticism from Dutch politicians. Mayor Henriette Reker suggested that women should keep strangers "at arms length to avoid sexual harassment". Dutch Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher calls this statement "completely the wrong signal" that creates the impression that the victims could have done something to stop it.

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Jun 10 '14 09:26

At least five people died in western Germany Monday night in severe thunderstorms that delivered high winds, rain and lightening. Three people were killed in Dusseldorf after an uprooted tree crashed down on the shed where they were hiding

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