Rijswijk

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Jul 3 '18 10:10

The police arrested a 40-year-old man from The Hague on the suspicion that he detonated hand grenades at two coffeeshops in Delft in May. The man had a hand grenade, weapons and ammunition in his car when he was arrested last month, the Public Prosecutor announced on Monday.

Jul 2 '18 14:50

The re-exams of seven pupils of the Rijswijks Lyceum were declared invalid because their teachers gave them the opportunity to improve their answers after the re-exams were written. The four teachers will be dismissed and a declaration will be filed against them, the board of the Rijswijk school, Stichting VO Haaglanden, announced, RTL Nieuws reports. 

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Apr 24 '18 15:40

The Biomedical Primate Research Center (BPRC) in Rijswijk used 317 monkeys in its tests last year, compared to 95 in 2016. Last year 137 of these animals died, AD reports.

Ronald Bontrop, BPRC director, told AD that the increase is due the the fact that "a long-term experiment with tuberculosis was completed last year". According to him, the monkeys involved in this experiment have been tested on for some time, but were only included in the count of last year - the year in which the experiment finished.

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Feb 5 '18 11:40

The government is investing over 300 million euros into expanding the rail network between Den Haag and Rotterdam, the ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management announced on Monday. By 2025 this route will run eight intercity trains and six sprinters per hour, which means a train every five minutes. 

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Jul 31 '17 15:40

Shell may scrap around 400 jobs in the Netherlands, mainly in the Projects & Technology division in Amsterdam and Rijswijk, the oil and gas giant confirmed on Monday. This round of layoffs will be part of measures taken in the last quarter of this year, ANP reports.

Some of the affected employees may be able to continue working in another division at Shell. The precise impact is not yet clear and it still has to be discussed with the central works council and trade unions, the company emphasized.

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Aug 17 '16 13:20

The air in Amsterdam is so polluted that residents suffer the same health detriments by breathing it that they would do from passively smoking 6.4 cigarettes, according to calculations by environmental organization Milieudefensie

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Jul 15 '16 14:30

A 38-year-old woman died in hospital after being critically injured in a home on Professor Quacklaan in Rijswijk on Thursday morning, the police said in a statement on Friday. Her 45-year-old partner was arrested.

Oct 14 '15 14:02

A number of Rijswijk city councilors have received threatening letter after the council agreed with the arrival of an asylum center in the municipality last week. Both Rijswjk mayor Michiel Bezuijen and Prime Minister Mark Rutte called this "totally unacceptable". The Prime Minister went as far as to describe the incidents as bizarre, appalling and reprehensible.

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Sep 14 '15 12:14

The police are investigating two fires at supermarkets in The Hague and Rijswijk on Sunday afternoon. Investigating officers are assuming arson was involved in both fires.

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Jul 24 '15 08:27

A fire broke out in a building containing two elementary schools in Rijswijk, The Hague on Friday morning.

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May 7 '15 10:07

According to a group of 23 Islamic organizations, Dutch media is unnecessarily and unjustly smearing "being a Muslim" and the Islam religion, referring to targeted media attacks on Muslim scholars who wanted to speak in Rijswijk, Utrecht and Eindhoven.

May 1 '15 15:13

The Saudi cleric Aaidh al-Qarni is falsely labeled as “hate Imam”, while he actually confronts extremism, comments Muslims and Government Help Center (CMO). There were criticisms of his arrival, because in the past al-Qarni allowed himself hateful and anti-Semitic rhetoric.

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Apr 12 '15 10:58

The public prosecutor demanded a 20-month sentence and treatment at a psychiatric prison for a 16-year old boy from Rijswijk accused of stabbing a 15-year old classmate in the neck at their school in Voorburg. The victim died shortly after the October 14 incident. The prosecutor said the defendant is guilty of a premeditated killing.

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Apr 8 '15 13:41

The police have released pictures of the man suspected of threatening an NS conductor with a gun at the train station in Rijswijk shortly before Christmas last year.

Mar 3 '15 16:50

Speakers arranged for a controversial gala of Muslim imams were stripped of their visas to enter the Netherlands do to the "risky" nature of the event, and to protect Muslims, the National Counterterrorism Coordinator wrote in a letter to Parliament. The event was scheduled for March 8th in Rijswijk, but was cancelled by organizers who said the unfair depictions of their group in the media made it impossible to hold their gala.

Feb 20 '15 18:51

The controversial imam gala event scheduled for March 8 in Rijswijk has been cancelled, the organizers announced on Friday.

Feb 19 '15 13:17

The controversial Rohamaa benefit which is taking place in Rijswijk on March 8th, could be losing its tax-free status. The tax authorities are investigating whether the gala is really for a good cause, De Telegraaf reports.

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Feb 18 '15 08:55

PVV leader Geert Wilders is pleased with Minister Bert Koenders' (Foreign Affairs) decision to withdraw the visas of three controversial Muslim preachers, who were scheduled to speak at a benefit in Rijswijk on March 8th. He does, however call this whole issue "incredible amateurism" of the Cabinet, the AD reports.

Feb 18 '15 08:33

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders has revoked the visas of three Muslim preachers who were scheduled to speak at a benefit in Rijswijk on 8 March. This was supposedly done because these imams are "hate preachers." It is not clear exactly who these imams are.

Feb 17 '15 17:40

An imam gala will likely go ahead as planned, and will be held at the Event Plaza in Rijswijk on March 8. Several MPs have expressed concern and anger at reports that the incoming imams were granted visas. Tickets are still being sold for the event.

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Feb 17 '15 14:31

The FIOD has arrested a total of five suspects in an international investigation into illegal gambling on football matches, the Public Prosecutor announced.

Feb 16 '15 09:02

The VVD has called for an exclusion of “controversial” imams who they say are scheduled to speak at a gala in Rijswijk in March. The party accuses the religious figures of using hate speech to rile up their listeners.

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Jan 28 '15 08:24

De Librije in Zwolle has won two awards during the Restaurant Awards 2015. De Librije has been labeled as the "Best Restaurant of the Netherlands" as well as the "Best Organic Restaurant".

Aug 20 '14 10:00

According to German Authorities, a grow shop in The Hague's Mandarijnstraat was the epicenter of the biggest ever credit fraud case of The Netherlands, in which €30 million was stolen in one night, De Telegraaf reports.

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