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Mar 24 '14 16:33

The suspicious package discovered by police that forced an Amsterdam neighborhood into lockdown turned out to be boxes of Egyptian tobacco and a laptop computer, the bomb disposal unit told broadcaster AT5. The tobacco packages were adorned with Arabic text, police said.

Mar 24 '14 12:39

Prime Minister Mark Rutte said on Sunday that when he takes part in the Dutch tradition of Zwarte Piet it is worse for him than it is for Black people.

Obama admiring Rembrandt's famed Nachtwacht
Mar 24 '14 10:36

US President Barack Obama arrived by helicopter at Museum Plein just after 9.00am this morning.

Xi Jinping
Mar 24 '14 08:26

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (VVD) received the Chinese president Xi Jinping on Sunday, at the Catshuis in The Hague.

Mar 21 '14 14:53

The entirety of the cabinet has voiced their disapproval over Geert Wilders' now infamous remarks against the population of Morocco, in what Lodewijk Asscher calls a "sad chapter in political history."

Mar 21 '14 10:07

Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced on Thursday that any collaboration with the PVV of Geert Wilders has become impossible due to the PVV's standpoints.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Mar 21 '14 06:36

Prime Minister Mark Rutte (VVD), believes that any cooperation with the PVV of Geert Wilders is impossible at this time, he said in a reaction on Thursday about Wilders' comments about Moroccans in the Netherlands.

Mar 20 '14 15:07

American president Barack Obama will pay a visit to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam on Monday, 24 March, prior to the Nuclear Summit in The Hague.

Mar 20 '14 14:46

The political career of Pieter Hilhorst has come to an end after only a year-and-a-half. At the end of 2012, he became alderman for the PvdA in Amsterdam, without any political experience. He resigned on Thursday.

Mar 18 '14 07:01

Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, does not agree with PvdA leader Diderik Samsom that he is too soft on PVV leader Geert Wilders.

Mar 15 '14 04:33

Prime-Minister Mark Rutte does not believe the crisis in Ukraine will lead to another 'Cold War.' Not if Russia is rational.

Mar 11 '14 20:46

U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte in Amsterdam later this month. The U.S. head of state will visit the Dutch capital before attending the Nuclear Security Summit in the Hague.

Mar 8 '14 11:33

The local Rotterdam VVD fraction didn't count on such an overwhelming response from an election poster when put up a poster with the text: "In Rotterdam we speak Dutch." Many people think it discriminating.

Mar 7 '14 09:45

The shale gas deal between Shell and Ukraine is still going through, the Ukrainian minister of Economic Affairs Pavlo Sheremeta says.

Mar 7 '14 07:13

The Netherlands has seized Ukrainian assets for several hundred million euros, minister for Finance Jeroen Dijsselbloem said on Pauw & Witteman.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte
Mar 7 '14 06:49

The European Union is going to enforce measures against Russia because of their military intervention in Ukraine.

Mar 3 '14 18:36

Sports Minister, Edith Schippers, sees no reasons for boycotting the Sochi Paralympics, yet, announced her spokesperson. Schippers is closely monitoring the developments in the Ukraine.

Feb 25 '14 19:36

After a heartwarming reception in Assen Monday, upon their return from Sochi, the Olympic medalists were decorated in The Hague, Tuesday. Safe for Ireen Wüst and Sven Kramer, all the medalists were knighted to the Order of Oranje-Nassau.

Feb 24 '14 07:12

The successful Dutch Olympic athletes are set to return to home soil Monday.

Feb 11 '14 09:43

Today is a crucial day for Ronald Plasterk (PvdA, Internal Affairs). He has to explain himself in the House of Parliament for the collection of 1.8 million telephone details by Dutch information services.

Feb 9 '14 12:15

The Labour Party(PvdA) has lost two seats this week in the political poll from Maurice de Hond, leaving 12.

Feb 9 '14 09:39

Prime Minister Mark Rutte met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday at Sochi, and used the opportunity to discuss gay rights in Russia.

Feb 6 '14 09:57

Ministers Ronald Plasterk (Internal Affairs) and Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert (Defense) were sent for by Prime Minister Mark Rutte for an emergency discussion about the way in which they informed Parliament about the monitoring operations of the information services.

Feb 3 '14 19:20

Prime Minister Mark Rutte is scheduled to meet with the Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Friday, announced the Government Information Service (RVD).

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