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Jun 11 '15 18:05

The Netherlands wants to reach a new arrangement on the proposed distribution of refugees in Europe, and the country is not alone. Germany, France and Belgium all plan to take their claim to the European Commission that other countries in Europe need to take on more asylum seekers, and firmly commit to arranging provisions for those who will be in their care.

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Jun 10 '15 13:11

Jessica Simon, a young French woman was reunited with the Dutch foster parents who cared for her as a baby after an article in Dutch newspaper AD.

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Jun 10 '15 11:35

The police dealt a blow to a Roosendaal "crime family" on Tuesday by busting a drugs export ring. The police suspect that this "family" has earned millions of euros by operating a drug ring, exporting soft drugs to France for years.

Jun 4 '15 15:15

Three men have been arrested in Moldova, France and Russia in connection with a violent home robbery during which one man was killed in Winterswijk in July 2014.

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May 29 '15 10:32

Transporters are refusing to drive to England. According to them, the increasing flow of refugees trying to reach England by truck via Calais has made the situation too dangerous, the Telegraaf reports.

May 26 '15 18:58

A 39-year old Dutchman, Roy M., was sentenced to six years in prison in France for hiding large amounts of cocaine in blood sausages, newswire ANP reports. The court in Bordeaux determined that M., originally from Suriname, is the leader of an international criminal gang and was among ten suspects who stood trial.

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May 23 '15 18:58

This week the European Parliament worked on getting the same parental leave into the law for all European Union countries. This would benefit Dutch fathers, who currently only get two paid days leave at the birth of a child.

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May 21 '15 18:05

The consequences of global warming are already felt by businesses. Annually climate change costs Unilever 400 million euros, according to the company's CEO Paul Polman.

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May 19 '15 07:48

An Austrian politician has accused the German secret service and telecommunications company Deutsche Telekom of intercepting internet traffic to the Netherlands, among others.

May 18 '15 16:47

Denmark is the most bike-friendly country, edging out cycling rivals in the Netherlands, the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) revealed in their their second-ever Cycling Barometer. Even though Denmark takes the first place in cycling advocacy, the Netherlands landed on top for cycling usage, ECF reported.

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May 6 '15 18:15

Many ABN Amro customers with current accounts will gain access to contactless payment by the end of the year. The bank's 2.3 million debit cards will be replaced throughout 2015, with 2.4 million more replaced next year. The bank is again issuing cards suitable for contactless payment on Wednesday, after dealing with nearly half a million cards already issued that were vulnerable to a security leak.

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Apr 10 '15 14:03

Many foreign drivers who are caught speeding on a speed limit camera simply go unpunished. The system can currently only process licence plates from the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France and Switzerland.

Apr 3 '15 13:43

According to Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs, there has been "important progress" and a "good result" from the negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program between Iran, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Russia, China and the European Union.

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Mar 24 '15 19:33

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Tuesday that at least one Dutch victim was flying on Germanwings flight 4U9525 which crashed in the French alps. The plane departed from Barcelona Tuesday morning and was headed towards Dusseldorf.

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Mar 17 '15 10:54

A number of artworks, including works by Rembrandt, are going up for sale in France, the Art Market Monitor reports.

Mar 13 '15 08:20

Air France-KLM will not be transferring any jobs from the KLM office in Amstelveen to its own headquarters in Paris. CEO Alexandre de Juniac issued this guarantee during a conversation with State Secretary Wilma Mansveld (Infrastructure) at a summit in Paris, the Volkskrant reports.

Mar 10 '15 15:52

On-demand media content provider Netflix is planning on locating its new series in Amsterdam. The streaming platform company started initial discussions about the filming location with the municipality, Amsterdam film commissioner Simon Brester reveals to the Parool.

Mar 3 '15 08:31

Minister Bert Koenders (Foreign Affairs) called on the international community, including Russia, to fully comply with the Minsk agreement, starting with a complete cease-fire and a withdrawal of heavy equipment in the Ukraine. He did this during a conversation with his Russian colleague Sergey Lavrov.

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Feb 25 '15 17:48

A suspect has been arrested in relation to a fatal shooting that took place in Breda, Noord-Brabant in 2006, the police released.

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Feb 17 '15 17:52

Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher was quick to tell Dutch Jews that their presence is valued in the Netherlands following a controversial call by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urging European Jews to move to Israel.

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Feb 12 '15 16:27

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte calls the agreement on the Ukrainian conflict in Minsk an important step but feels that it is still too early to talk about sanction reliefs, he says to NOS.

Feb 11 '15 18:03

This winter season has seen about 900 reports of injury by Dutch skiers, equaling an increase of nine percent from the same period in the 2013-2014 season.

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Feb 11 '15 12:47

Dutch exports of organic agricultural products rose to 928 million euros in 2014. That is an increase of 11 percent compared to 2013. State Secretary Dijksma of Economic Affairs presented the figures today.

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Feb 10 '15 12:00

The Koninklijke Marechaussee on Schiphol arrested a 27 year old man last week on suspicion that he was traveling to Syria to join the armed conflict.

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