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Apr 14 '16 11:30

The vast majority of Dutch are open to refugees being housed in their own municipality, according to a survey done by Necker van Naem among more than 7 thousand people.

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Mar 30 '16 11:08

The Spanish police arrested several Dutch people who form part of a Drug trafficking ring smuggling between Malaga and the Netherlands. More than 500 kilos of drugs were seized

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Mar 24 '16 08:45

The mayors of ten large cities are calling on the government to make sure the National Police has enough money for their preventive approach in neighborhoods to stop radicalization in young people. In an opinion piece in the Volkskrant on Thursday they write that the police "squeaks and creaks" and something needs to be done.

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Mar 4 '16 08:30

Highly-skilled Dutch people are quicker to find work in the Netherlands than migrants with a non-western ethnicity with the same level of education, according to figures from Statistics Netherlands.

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Feb 26 '16 15:55

A group of about 20 rescuers are nearing the spot in the Norse mountains where 13 Dutch hikers sent an emergency call on Friday morning. The rescuers are approaching the spot on foot and on snowmobile.

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Feb 26 '16 12:08

Thirteen Dutch people are missing in a mountainous area in Norway. The group made emergency calls around 8:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. on Friday, but there is no longer contact with them

Nov 4 '15 13:50

The Netherlands has finished second for second year in a row in their proficiency of the English language, only to be out performed by Sweden. The fifth edition of the Education First English Proficiency Index (EF EPI) ranked 70 territories and countries on results from around 910,000 adults who took online English tests in 2014.

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Oct 1 '15 19:55

Emergency centers for refugees should start offering short, intensive Dutch language lessons to asylum seekers, said Amsterdam D66 party chairman Jan Paternotte. Speaking at city council today, Paternotte told his colleagues that they must inspire area residents to step up and help.

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May 7 '15 17:15

The American heiress to the Goudstikker family, Marei von Saher, is selling 28 of the 202 paintings that the Dutch government transferred to her nine years ago. The paintings were looted by Nazi officers during the German occupation of the Netherlands in the Second World War, and will go up for bid at Christie's auction house on June 3rd in New York.

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Mar 4 '15 19:22

The Netherlands and Belgium are strengthening cooperation in the field of defense, counterterrorism, security, embassy relations and energy, the Dutch cabinet revealed in a press release Wednesday.

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Feb 24 '15 17:15

Dutch software platform AppMachine received a 15.2 million US dollar investment from one of the largest online services providers, Endurance International Group. The investor receives 40 percent of the Heerenveen, Friesland firm's shares in the deal with Endurance having the option to increase share ownership over time, they announced on Tuesday.

Feb 18 '15 16:59

Danish brewer Carlsberg has appointed Dutchman Cees 't Hart as their new CEO, who will start on June 15th when current CEO Jørgen Buhl Rasmussen leaves the company. The new CEO is leaving behind his role as the CEO of Dutch dairy company FrieslandCampina, a position he has held since 2008.

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Feb 16 '15 17:52

Dutch and Belgian researchers have developed a new type of artificial skin for the treatment of severe burns and other large and deep wounds patients incur in procedures, like a mastectomy. The researchers then handed over the patent to the Euro Tissue Bank in Beverwijk and burn center at the University Hospital Ghent in Belgium.

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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.

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Feb 9 '15 15:27

The largest ship in the world, formerly known as the "Pieter Schelte," has officially been renamed the "Pioneering Spirit." The ship was at the center of controversy because it was named for the late Dutchman, Pieter Schelte Heerema (1908-1981), who served as an officer in the Waffen SS.

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Feb 4 '15 18:11

A Dutch consultant working for the Dutch government was kidnapped for eight hours by unknown masked men yesterday in the Gaza Strip, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs told a Palestinian news agency.

Jan 30 '15 17:36

The hostage incident from last night has led to a confession. 19-year old Tarik Z. held a security guard hostage with a fake gun demanding airtime at NOS. The severe situation led to tightened security measures at Hilversum Media Park and boosted the public safety debate around the country. However even serious incidents have their flip sides.

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Dec 5 '14 23:42

Dr Erwann Michel-Kerjan and co-authors, winners of this year's Science of Risk: Climate Change category, proposed four flood resilience strategies to protect coastal megacities from the likes of Superstorm Sandy. Their strategies included the levee systems designed for the Netherlands by Dutch engineers in early 1950's.

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Nov 28 '14 10:25

Jules Deelder, the Night Mayor of Rotterdam, turned 70 and was allowed to be the Day Mayor of Rotterdam for eight hours. He was installed in the Rotterdam council chamber shortly after celebrating his birthday. In his inaugural speech he appealed for more unity among all residents, whatever nationality.

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Oct 17 '14 17:10

Three Dutch female hikers were reported missing for three days after snowstorms hit the Nepalese hiking region of Annapurna on Monday and Tuesday. A team of five British hikers are hoping to find signs of the missing women, taking the same route as the missing trekkers.

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Sep 17 '14 11:00

Almost 4.5 percent of Dutch children aged four to 18 have been prescribed the stimulant Ritalin. A report issued by the Health Council of the Netherlands shows that the council is particularly concerned by the growing rate of prescription.

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Sep 16 '14 16:10

Although many Dutch households reported a cut in spending in 2014, a smaller percentage of the country slashed their personal budgets compared to last year, according to market research firm Ipsos. In a survey of a thousand people in the Netherlands, the firm found that some 67 percent of people in the country tightened their belts, compared to 86 percent a year earlier.

Sep 12 '14 07:40

Two Dutch doctors may be returned to The Netherlands after possibly having contracted the deadly Ebola virus while working in Sierra Leone. Though there are no current symptoms with the doctors, there is still a fear that they may have the virus, the NOS reports.

Aug 6 '14 08:04

The UN's director of Humanitarian Operations, John Ging, said that the situation in eastern Ukraine is worrying, and will certainly deteriorate. In an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council Tuesday, Ging called on action to prevent more victims, the NOS reports.

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