Germany

Jul 25 '16 09:21

PVV leader Geert Wilders renewed his call to "de-Islamize" the West following two attacks in Germany over the weekend. On Friday nine people were killed and ten seriously injured when a psychologically disturbed high school student opened fire in a shopping center in Munich. On Sunday night 12 people were injured in a suicide bombing by a Syrian asylum seeker in Ansbach.

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Jul 13 '16 09:09

A massive 4 thousand jobs could be lost should Tata Steel merge with German rival ThyssenKrup, union FNV said to RTV Noord-Holland.

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Jun 15 '16 10:32

German vacationers, day trippers and business travelers spent 4.9 billion euros in the Netherlands last year, according to figures from Statistics Netherlands. German visitors accounted for nearly half of the 10.2 billion euros foreign visitors spent in the country in 2015.

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Jun 15 '16 09:41

A group of Chinese hackers for years had access to the systems of a Dutch-German defense technology company, during which time they "definitely" obtained access to technological information and "probably" also had control of the company's network, the Volkskrant reports based on sources in the intelligence community.

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Jun 10 '16 09:11

Russian secret services were behind cyber attacks on the Dutch Safety Board's computers last year, according to the German intelligence service Bundesverfassungsschutz (BfV) in a report on Russia's digital espionage activities. According to the service, the Russians were trying to get hold of information about MH17

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Jun 7 '16 10:04

Members of a sleeping cell of terrorist organization Islamic State were living in an "asylum camp in Nijmegen", a jihadist who turned himself in said to the French police, NRC reports.

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Jun 6 '16 17:00

The Netherlands, Germany Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Denmark, Ireland, Sweden and Norway are teaming up to research technologies to generate renewable energy in the North Sea and to plan the construction of offshore wind turbines. These "North Sea countries" will ratify their agreements at the Energy Council in Luxembourg on Tuesday

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Jun 3 '16 07:39

The heavy rainfalls of the past days put a dike in the German city of Hamminkeln, just across the border from Zevenaar, under so much pressure that it could break at any moment. If the dike in the Issel river is breached it would flood the A3 highway making traffic between Arnhem and Oberhausen impossible

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May 24 '16 08:17

More Dutch are choosing to stay in the Netherlands for their summer vacation, according to a survey done by the Dutch board of tourism and conventions NBTC-NIPO

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May 13 '16 10:55

Mayor Jos Heijmans of Weert admitted to helping a Syrian family hide from their deportation during a public commission meeting this week

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May 13 '16 10:29

The Netherlands and Germany are clashing about the fate of 900 asylum seekers. The Netherlands wants to send these asylum seekers back to Germany, because that is where they were first registered. But Germany is refusing to take them

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May 5 '16 11:00

The Netherlands is the largest bicycle exporter in Europe, accounting for about a quarter of all bicycle exports in the EU. Germany comes in a close second, with other countries falling further behind, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Thursday.

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Apr 28 '16 15:20

Customs officials found roughly 2,900 kilograms of cocaine hidden inside a shipping container. The drugs were discovered on March 11. mixed in with a shipment of furniture and moving boxes sent from Curaçao to an address in Kranenburg, Germany.

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Apr 22 '16 15:15

The Overloon war museum in Brabant and the Eyewitness Museum in the Limburg town Beek jointly bought a World War II document showing Germany's second ultimatum to Rotterdam and the city's surrender

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Apr 21 '16 12:25

It seems many guidebooks written about the Netherlands either haven't been updated in several years, or some travellers simply refuse to buy new editions, as online travel agency Expedia is seeing a sharp increase in hotel bookings to the Netherlands for April 30, a representative told the NL Times. The date has not been celebrated in the Netherlands as Queen's Day, since Beatrix abdicated the throne for her son, Willem-Alexander on April 30, 2013.

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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.

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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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Apr 19 '16 13:30

Henok and Mahteme Mulu Hagos, the two young asylum seekers missing from Gulpen since Saturday, were found safe and sound in Aachen, Germany, police spokesperson Chris Timmermans said

Apr 18 '16 15:10

The Netherlands is again in the news with football-related riots. Ten Dutch hooligans were arrested in Germany for being involved in riots around an amateur match between Lippstadt 08 and Sportfreunde Siegen on Sunday. 26 Germans were also arrested

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Apr 18 '16 09:38

A motion to get rid of a Netherlands law that makes insulting a friendly head of state a criminal offense, received quite a bit of support in the Tweede Kamer - the lower house of Dutch Parliament - on Friday

Apr 15 '16 07:47

The cloak Queen Maxima wore on a visit to Bavaria, Germany on Thursday has the German press in uproar. The grey cloak has a piece of embroidery on the back that several people thought was a swastika. Danish designer Claes Iversen is sorry about the commotion his cloak caused. "It was obviously never my intention to make the suggested reference", he said in a statement.

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Apr 14 '16 12:20

Documents of German nuclear research center Juelich was found in the Brussels apartment of Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam, Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland (RND) group of German newspapers reported on Thursday. Juelich is located 27 kilometers from the border between Germany and the Netherlands.

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Apr 14 '16 11:00

Dutch cheese and chicken may be at the center of a fraudulent trade scheme that made hundreds of thousands of euros. The Danish police believe that this money was used to fund terrorist groups, Dutch newspaper AD reports.

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Apr 14 '16 09:57

An unique capitulation document for the city of Rotterdam in World War II was found on a German auction site. The handwritten piece of paper is over seventy years old and consist of Germany's second ultimatum to the city and the city's surrender

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