Maastricht

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Sep 24 '15 18:28

The which the Rijksmuseum and the Dutch Government committed to buying for 160 million euros will first make an exhibition tour of all twelve provincial capitals around the Netherlands before reaching their new home at Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum.

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Sep 15 '15 08:55

A stone-marten snacking on a cable left 34 thousand homes in and around Maastricht without power on Monday night.

Sep 11 '15 09:43

The government should be more aggressive in seizing criminals' earnings. At this stage the Netherlands is only seizing about 1 percent of the estimated 9.3 billion euros earned every year through drug trafficking, arms trafficking and human trafficking.

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Sep 9 '15 11:57

Van Delft, manufacturer of the traditional Dutch Christmas cookie pepernoten, will be opening 10 stores in the Netherlands this fall, including a pop-up store in The Hague.

Sep 2 '15 15:08

The police have had a breakthrough in the case surrounding the woman's body that was found in a suitcase in Maastricht on Friday. The victim has been identified and her husband - a 53 year old man from Aachen, Germany - was arrested on Tuesday night as prime suspect in her death.

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Aug 31 '15 09:08

A suitcase containing the lifeless body of a woman was found floating in the Maas river in Maastricht on Friday. The police are asking the public's help to identify the victim.

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Aug 12 '15 15:19

PowNed was not allowed to broadcast the footage of former Maastricht Mayor Onno Hoes and the then 20 year old Robbie Hasselt, the court of Amsterdam decided in a preliminary ruling on Wednesday.The footage, which was made with a hidden camera, is an unjustifiable intrusion on Hoes' privacy. PowNed must now remove all fragments of the footage from the internet and give the original footage to the former mayor.

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Aug 7 '15 16:09

A horrible accident between a train and a truck loaded with gas cylinders was narrowly avoided on Friday. A quick thinking train driver managed to pull off an emergency stop and get the train halted before it crashed into a truck that was stuck on the rails.

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Aug 5 '15 11:27

Maastricht terror suspect Mohammed G. has been spreading Islamic State propaganda on Twitter. This has been going on for a few days,

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Aug 5 '15 10:54

Two Maastricht students spent 21 hours lost in the Belgian Kanne cave, just across the border from Maastricht.

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Jun 16 '15 16:43

Officers in Limburg arrested a suspect overnight in connection with arson incidents at a shipyard, a houseboat, a harbour and a marina, police said on Tuesday. The 32-year-old man was picked up at his home in Maastricht during the early morning hours on Tuesday.

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Jun 1 '15 12:54

A total of 570 bars, restaurants and clubs raised more than 37 thousand euros in tips on Saturday night, which will be donated to 5 small-scale sustainable development projects. Support organization Impulsis doubled the amount, which means that the 5 projects will be receiving more than 75 thousand euros.

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May 28 '15 09:37

A staggering amount of weapons and other illegal items were found during police raids on locations linked to Outlaw Motorcycle Gangs on Wednesday. The police raided a total of 35 homes and 40 garages in Limburg, Brabant, Belgium and Germany. A total of 20 people were arrested.

May 25 '15 15:05

New legislation is necessary to address the disturbances caused by motorcycle gangs in Limburg, according to police union ACP.

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May 20 '15 16:13

The Public Prosecutor's office is pressing cases against at least 29 men for having sex with a 16-year-old prostitute in a Valkenburg, Limburg hotel. The men will appear in front of Maastricht Court between July 8 and 18, the public prosecutor reported.

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May 19 '15 09:58

Aicha, the young woman from Maastricht that was rescued from Syria by her mother last year, will not be prosecuted.

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May 14 '15 12:57

Zuid-Limburg is stepping up its battle against outlaw motorcycle gangs. Maastricht Mayor and head of the safety office Onno Hoes announced that they plan to ban the various chapters individually.

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May 14 '15 08:30

The court in Maastricht released 26 year old suspected terrorist Mohammed G. from custody on Wednesday. The Public Prosecutor is considering an appeal against the release.

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May 12 '15 07:54

Amsterdam remains the least safe municipality in the Netherlands, according to the AD Crime Meter. Maastricht is in number 2, just like last year, and Rotterdam took third place.

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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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May 7 '15 09:21

Power has been restored to all households in Maastricht, Valkenburg, Bertg en Terbijt and Cadier en Keer after an hours long power outage.

May 4 '15 13:10

Two police officers fired two shots at a car on the corner of Javastraat and Tongerseweg in Maastricht on Sunday afternoon to prevent the car from crashing in to them.

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Apr 30 '15 18:08

Police in Maastricht arrested a 26-year-old with Iraqi heritage in an investigation into terrorism, local news site 1Limburg reported. He is suspected of contributing to training for terrorist activities, and was taken into custody late Wednesday night.

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Apr 20 '15 14:35

The man suspected of pimping a 16 year old girl to as many as 80 men in Limburg was remanded into custody today. The court in Maastricht called the suspect, Armin A., both a flight risk and at risk of committing the crime again, according to Hart van Nederland.

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