France

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May 13 '16 08:59

The wedding portraits of Maerten Soolmans and Oopjen Coppit will be on display in the Rijksmuseum for the first time on July 2nd, Minister Jet Bussemaker of Education, Culture and Science announced on De Wereld Draait Door on Thursday.

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May 6 '16 13:57

Several people were injured in an accident involving two trucks and a bus on Belgian highway E17 in Moeskroen. The bus involved was heading from the Netherlands to Paris carrying 50 people. Between 15 and 20 of them were injured, at least one seriously

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Apr 26 '16 13:29

Dutchman Mark van N., better known as the horror dentist, was sentenced to eight years in prison by a court in Nevers, France on Tuesday. The court convicted him of mutilating and defrauding over a 100 victims in the French town of Chateau-Chinon. Van N. is also banned from practicing as a dentist ever again

European Union
Apr 21 '16 08:43

The Netherlands, Germany and France want the European Commission to put extra safeguards in place against a mass influx of Turks and Ukrainians once they are able to enter the EU without visas. The expectation is that the visa-requirement will be lifted for these countries this summer, the Volkskrant reports.

Apr 14 '16 14:20

An online petition launched a week ago calling for the French government to drop plans to close its Institut Français in Amsterdam reached 2,340 signatures by Thursday at 2:30 p.m. The institute is shutting down as France is selling the building it has owned on the Vijzelgracht since 1966

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Apr 13 '16 07:55

Two Algerian men arrested with French terror suspect Anis B. in Rotterdam late last month, will remain in custody. The court extended the custody of the 47-year-old suspect with 30 days and the 43-year-old suspect got another 90 days

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Apr 4 '16 12:25

The police found 45 kilograms of ammunition in the Rotterdam home where terrorist suspect Anis B. was staying

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Apr 1 '16 07:22

A group of five European Union Countries, including the Netherlands, fought against the Ukraine getting membership to the EU during the negotiations on the association agreement with the country, French diplomat Pierre Vermont said in an interview with the Volkskrant.

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Mar 31 '16 08:52

All evidence is pointing to terrorist suspects Reda Kriket and Anis B. having an attack planned in France, the French prosecutor said on Wednesday

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Mar 30 '16 09:28

The UN war crimes tribunal ICTY is releasing French journalist Florence Hartmann from custody. Hartmann was arrested in The Hague on Thursday while waiting for the verdict against former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic.

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Mar 29 '16 10:07

French journalist Florence Hartmann was arrested by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague last week. The conditions under which she is being detained, are being met with international disbelief. According to her lawyer, Hartmann is being kept in solitary confinement, with a light burning 24 hours per day and checked on every 15 minutes.

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Mar 26 '16 10:27

Two million households in the Netherlands were tuned in to see the Dutch men’s national football team lose in Amsterdam to France. The international friendly match was halted in the 14th minute for a stirring tribute to Oranje football legend Johan Cruijff, who died of cancer earlier this week at the age of 68.

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Mar 25 '16 09:29

A minute of silence will be held during the friendly match between Oranje and France in Amsterdam on Friday to pay tribute to football legend Johan Cruijff. Cruijff passed away on Thursday after a battle with lung cancer.

Mar 23 '16 11:18

Football stadiums are "relatively" safe and the terrorist attacks in Brussels will have no direct consequences for football matches, according to Will van Rhee, security expert at FIFA.

Mar 21 '16 09:13

Travelers arriving or departing from Schiphol on Monday can expect delays and cancellations caused by air traffic controllers striking in France

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Mar 17 '16 15:25

A KLM Cityhopper flight was very nearly in a collision with another aircraft while standing on the runway at Basel airport early this month

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Mar 14 '16 15:15

The prosecutor in Nevers, France demanded eight years in prison against Dutch dentist Mark van N. The Dutchman is accused of defrauding and mutilating more than a hundred patients between 2008 and 2012 at his practice in the French village of Chateau-Chinon.

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Mar 14 '16 13:55

A recyclable cardboard camping tent designed by three Delft students, is taking European festivals by storms. These tents are now available for festivals in Belgium, France and Spain. And talks are ongoing with Canada and Sweden.

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Mar 11 '16 17:02

Dutch King Willem-Alexander and his wife, Queen Máxima, visited Parisian cafe Le Carillon on Friday, one of the locations that was targeted during the terrorist attacks in Paris last November. The royals listened to the cafe owner, an employee, first aid workers and residents describe the attack, immediate aftermath, and the impact it has had on their lives, the Dutch government announced on Friday.

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Mar 11 '16 08:45

King Willem-Alexander praised and reconfirmed "our bond" with France after the "deep wounds" caused by the terrorist attacks in Paris last year during his dinner speech at the state banquet with President Francois Hollande in the Elysee on Thursday night

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Mar 8 '16 08:41

Dutch man Mark N., better known as the Horror Dentist, is appearing in court in Nevers, France on Tuesday for the mutilation of dozens of patients

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Mar 1 '16 14:20

A team of researchers from Leiden and Delft believe they solved the mystery of weird scraped off stones sometimes found in Neanderthal camps. The little stones, about the size of dice and consisting of manganese or manganese dioxide, were used as firelighters, the team led by Leiden archaeologists Marie Soressi and Peter Heyes believe

Traffic
Feb 16 '16 14:10

Dutch traveller’s association ANWB is warning of high traffic volumes this weekend as much of the Netherlands enters the first holiday season of the year. Some 300 thousand people are expected to depart for the alps, which could cause major traffic jams from 9 a.m to 3 p.m.

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Feb 1 '16 16:24

Ten undocumented migrants were found hidden in a parked truck in Schaijk, Noord-Brabant on Monday morning. Among them were seven men, two women, and a teenaged child.

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