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Website 'We leak info' seized for selling stolen usernames and passwords, January 2020
Jan 17 '20 11:05

The police arrested a 22-year-old man from Arnhem on Wednesday on suspicion of offering about 12 billion stolen usernames names and passwords for sale on website WeLeakInfo. The arrest was made as part of a joint investigation by the Dutch police, the United Kingdom's National Crime Agency, the United States' FBI, and Germany's Bundeskriminalamt.

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Jan 16 '20 16:00

Six Dutch people were hurt when their van crashed on the A57 near Goch in Germany on Thursday morning. Three of the victims were seriously hurt, two of which are in critical condition, RTL Nieuws reports.

The accident happened at around 7:00 a.m. on Thursday while the van was trying to overtake a truck. The van hit the truck and ended up on its side, newspaper AD reports.

A helicopter was dispatched to take the injured to hospital. 

The A57 towards Cologne was closed for multiple hours. 

Damen Shipyards in Gorinchem
Jan 14 '20 15:20

Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards won a billion-euro contract from the German navy, the German Ministry of Defense announced. Damen will build four frigates for the German navy, with the option to build two more. An amount of 5.27 billion euros is involved in the order, NOS reports.

The frigates involved are MKS 180's. They are about 155 meters long and can be used in crisis situations, anti-piracy missions, and the detection of submarines, among other things. About 110 people can stay on board each frigate. 

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Jan 10 '20 11:00

A car containing items with a potential explosion hazard was found in Didam, Gelderland on Thursday. The police believe the Audi may have been involved in an ATM bombing in Germany earlier in the morning, a police spokesperson said to De Gelderlander.

The ATM bombing happened in the Duisburg area early on Thursday morning. Afterwards, there was a police chase on the A18. During the chase, the Audi hit a police vehicle, before escaping police pursuit.

Dutch flag sketch
Dec 20 '19 08:20

Video entertainment firms operating in the Netherlands will be required to invest at least three percent of their total revenue generated in the Netherlands in the production and co-production of Dutch films, series, animated video and documentaries in a new proposal put forward by Minister Ingrid van Engelshoven. The plan affects all cinemas, streaming services and broadcasters operating in the Netherlands, and matches similar regulations in neighboring countries Belgium, France and Germany, according to the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science.

Kids looking for candy on Sint Maarten
Nov 11 '19 16:05

Monday evening could prove to be disappointing for kids planning on singing door-to-door in an effort to get candy during the Sint Maarten celebration. Rain was already carpeting much of the country's eastern and northern regions, with more rain expected to drop 5 p.m. to midnight from the coast on through to the German and Belgian borders.

A plane approaches Schiphol Airport
Nov 8 '19 08:30

The Netherlands and eight other European countries are calling on the European Union to implement a tax on air travel. The governments of the nine countries signed a manifesto calling on the European Commission to come up with a proposal on this front, which will be handed to European Commissioner Frans Timmermans.

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Nov 7 '19 16:00

Dutch bankruptcy attorney Philippe Schol was still in recovery on Thursday after he was struck by a bullet during a drive-by shooting in Germany. The second high-profile shooting of a Dutch attorney in two months stunned police, prosecutors, and the Minister of Justice and Security.

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Nov 6 '19 14:20

Lawyer Philippe Schol was walking his dog some 50 meters from his home on Lossersestraße in Gronau when he was shot by persons in a passing car at around 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday morning. The victim told neighbors who rushed to help him that he was shot by two men he knows and that they were driving a Volkswagen Polo, the neighbors told newspaper AD.

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Nov 6 '19 11:52

A lawyer from Enschede was injured in a shooting in Gronau, just across the border in Germany near the Twente village of Glane, on Wednesday morning. He was walking in the street when he was shot at from a moving car. The lawyer was rushed to hospital with serious injuries, AD reports.

The police assume this was a targeted action against the lawyer. "There must be a relationship between perpetrator and victim", a police spokesperson said to AD. The man was conscious and able to communicate with first responders, the spokesperson said.

Jail
Nov 4 '19 14:41

27-year-old Dutch athlete Madiea G. was sentenced to 8.5 years in prison for drug trafficking by the court in Kleef, Germany on Monday. The sentence is one year longer than the 7.5 years the Public Prosecutor demanded. Her lawyer indicated that they would appeal, NOS reports.

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Oct 16 '19 18:00

Police in Utrecht arrested two men suspected of involvement in a rash of attempted robberies where heavy explosions were triggered at German cash machines. The pair are also suspected of torching the escape vehicles used in the crimes.

The two men are both from Utrecht, and are 22 and 23 years of age. They first became suspects in the crimes after arrests were made at an attempted robbery and explosion in Heiligenhaus, Germany this past April.

German police officers
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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Sep 3 '19 08:18

The Netherlands played a crucial role in sabotaging Iran's nuclear program in 2007. An agent from Dutch general intelligence service AIVD infiltrated the atomic complex at Natanz and spread a devastating digital virus that delayed the nuclear program for years, the Volkskrant reports based on sources and its own investigation.

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Aug 27 '19 08:28

A Syrian man who was caught spying in Germany for the Syrian state security service must be deported from the Netherlands, where he applied for asylum, the court in Middelburg ruled. He is also banned from entering the Netherlands for ten years, NU.nl reports.

The man came through Germany to the Netherlands in 2017. His wife and children were already in the Netherlands and he came to join them. According to the court, during his stay in Germany, the man passed information about Syrian opposition members residing in Germany to the Syrian security service.

Field hockey
Aug 26 '19 11:40

The Dutch women's field hockey team won the European Championships in Antwerp on Sunday with a 2-0 victory over Germany. With the European title in hand, the Dutch women also won a place in the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year. The team and coach Alyson Annan are delighted, NU.nl reports. 

Mark Rutte and Angela Merkel
Aug 23 '19 09:09

The Netherlands and Germany want to collaborate more intensively in tackling climate change and the energy transition, Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Chancellor Angela Merkel said after meeting at the Catshuis in The Hague on Thursday. There are differences in how the two countries are approaching these issues, and those differences are opportunities to learn from each other, they said, NOS reports.

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Aug 15 '19 17:40

The police arrested a 33-year-old German man in a stolen car on the N280 near Roermond after a high speed chase on Thursday morning. The chase ended when the stolen car crashed into the back of a police car, and both vehicles came to a damaged halt, the police said in a statement.

Following a report from the German police about an ATM bombing in Heinsberg, the Dutch police took position on the N280 near the German border. At around 4:45 a.m., the officers saw a German Audi driving towards Roermond at high sped and gave chase.

Kids raising their hands in class
Aug 7 '19 12:40

The Netherlands' national knowledge center on Germany DIA is concerned about German-language education in Dutch schools. More and more schools are dropping the language, mainly because teachers are hard to find, the institute said to newspaper AD.

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Aug 6 '19 09:15

The police arrested a 31-year-old man in Amsterdam on Monday night after a long chase that started in Germany. The man fled from the German police after they checked his car in the town of Dinslaken and found a possible firearm, according to RTL Nieuws.

The man took off at high speed and the German police gave chase. The Dutch police joined the chase when the man crossed the border with the Netherlands. The cops pursued the man over a distance of about 170 kilometers via the A30, the A12 and the A1 highways. 

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Jul 31 '19 15:50

A Dutch athlete is currently in custody in Germany after she was caught with a very large amount of drugs and cash on her. Madiea G. was arrested on June 18th with dozens of kilograms of ecstasy and crystal meth and 12 thousand euros in cash in her car, AD reports.

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Jul 29 '19 13:30

A 43-year-old Dutch man and his 3-year-old daughter were killed in a serious traffic accident on the A8 highway near Munich in Germany on Sunday morning. The 39-year-old mother and their two other children, aged 11 and 13 years, were seriously injured, RTL Nieuws reports.

The Dutch family was traveling south in their minibus when it went off the road for unknown reasons and hit a tree. The accident happened at around 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. The mother was driving at the time, according to the broadcaster. The cause of the accident is not yet clear. 

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Jul 19 '19 13:30

A 53-year-old employee of the Public Prosecution Service in The Hague was arrested in Germany on June 18th on suspicion of drug trafficking. She is suspected of smuggling two kilograms of cocaine, 6 kilograms of amphetamine, and 10 thousand ecstasy pills into the country, the German Public Prosecutor confirmed to AD.

The drugs were found in the woman's car. Her daughter and son-in-law were also arrested, the German Prosecutor said to the newspaper. The three are suspected of wanting to sell the drugs in Germany. They are still in custody.

German police officers
Jul 16 '19 10:10

Arson may have been involved in a fire at a German sauna club in which a 64-year-old Dutch man died on Sunday, the German police said, AD reports.

The fire at Gallardo Sauna Club in Hamminkeln broke out during the early hours of Sunday morning. Emergency services tried to resuscitate the Dutch man, but it was to no avail. He died at the scene.

The Duisburg police are investigating the cause of the fire and this investigation led them to believe arson was involved, according to AD. 

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