Rotterdam

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Jun 18 '18 08:50

The bodies of two persons were found in a home on Tagoreplaats in the Rotterdam district of Ommoord on Sunday. How they died is not yet clear, ANP reports

The police went to search the house after acquaintances reported that they were unable to reach the residents. 

The police are investigating what happened.

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Jun 12 '18 13:40

Last year there were 339 foreign investments in the Netherlands, compared to 409 in 2016, according to the Barometer on Dutch Investment Climate by accountancy and consultancy firm EY. These investments created over 8,500 jobs last year, ANP reports. 

With 152 foreign investment projects, Amsterdam accounted for 45 percent of all foreign investments in the Netherlands, compared to 40 percent in 2016. The Hague and Rotterdam both counted 42 projects with foreign donors last year.

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Jun 12 '18 07:23

A man jumped in front of a train in Nootdorp on Monday evening while fleeing from the police after hijacking a car in Rotterdam. He was hit by the train and died at the scene, a spokesperson for the police confirmed to NU.nl.

The man "recklessly" drove over several highways during the chase, the spokesperson said. On the A12 at Nootdorp, the hijacked car suddenly came to a stop. The man got out and jumped in front of a passing train.

Jun 11 '18 14:40

A video that surfaced online showing the arrest of a woman on Stahduisplein in Rotterdam early this month, resulted in accusations of police brutality on social media. The police point out that such videos often don't give any context - they don't show what happened beforehand, NOS reports.

The video shows a 25-year-old woman being pushed around and punched by police officers, before being handcuffed, while shocked onlookers shout at the officers.

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Jun 11 '18 09:47

Freedom of speech means that everyone must be able to express their opinion, whatever it may be, Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb said at a neighborhood Iftar on Sunday. "No matter how poisonous the message may be, it must be able to be expressed", he said in reaction to him allowing a Pegida pork roasting demonstration at the Laleli mosque in Rotterdam-Zuid last week, ANP reports.

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Jun 11 '18 07:15

A 27-year-old man was injured in a shooting in Rotterdam-West on Saturday night. He was found with multiple bullet wounds in his leg, RTV Rijnmond reports.

The man got into a fight with a group of other men on Essenburgsingel. He was chased to Weizichtstraat by four men, where several shots were fired, according to witnesses. The injured man was eventually found on Beukelsweg.

The victim was conscious. He was taken to hospital with multiple gunshot wounds to the leg, a police spokesperson said to the broadcaster. 

The police are looking for witnesses. 

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Jun 8 '18 10:10

About 20 supporters of anti-Islam movement Pegida decided at the last minute not to hold a demonstrative barbecue in front of the Laleli Mosque in Rotterdam on Thursday. According to Pegida, the police said that their safety couldn't be guaranteed. According to the police, they said no such thing and the group decided on its own to leave, NU.nl reports.

A spokesperson for Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb told the newspaper that Pegida "made the decision not to let the demonstration go on itself, when they saw the crowd." 

€220,000 found in a trash can in a home on Philip Vingboonsstraat in Rotterdam, 5 June 2018
Jun 7 '18 12:10

The police arrested three men in Rotterdam for money laundering after discovering 220 thousand euros in cash in a trash can in a home on Philip Vingboonsstraat.

Surveillance officers spotted a suspicious car on Boezemweg on Tuesday evening. They decided to follow the car. On Philip Vingboonsstraat the passenger of the car got out, took a package from a man at the door of a home, and got back into the car.

Jun 7 '18 09:26

Rotterdam is allowed to ban petrol cars made before 1 July 1992 from the environmental zone in the city center, the Council of State ruled on Wednesday, overturning a previous court ruling, NU.nl reports.

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Jun 7 '18 08:54

Turkey fiercely criticized Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb for allowing anti-Islam movement Pegida to on Thursday evening. On Twitter Omer Celik, the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, called the decision to allow this protest "immoral". 

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Jun 6 '18 07:28

A 3-year-old boy was injured after falling from the window of a third floor apartment on Loosduinsekade in The Hague on Tuesday afternoon. The child was rushed to the Sophia Children's Hospital in Rotterdam under police escort, AD reports.

A trauma helicopter landed at the scene to provide first aid.

How the child fell is not yet clear. The police believe it was an accident, a spokesperson said to the newspaper. 

The boy's current condition is unknown. 

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Jun 5 '18 10:50

Tablet and smartphone use can lead to nearsightedness among children, according to a study by Erasmus MC. The researchers monitored 1,000 Rotterdam children for years. At age 13 a quarter of them were near sighted, compared to 2.5 percent at age 6, RTL Nieuws reports.

Eyesight problems therefore increased over the years. Smartphones and tablets may be behind it, the researchers believe. The researchers assume that similar figures apply to children in the rest of the Netherlands. Looking at nearby objects for prolonged periods is bad for the eyes. 

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Jun 4 '18 14:20

An explosion damaged a home on Nozemanstraat in Rotterdam during the early hours of Monday morning. No one was injured. An explosive, a pipe bomb, was left in front of the home's door, the Telegraaf reports.

The home's windows were blown out and damage was done to the home's facade and a car. The police closed down the area for investigation.

Jun 4 '18 12:20

Over two months after the municipal elections in March, Rotterdam still doesn't have a new city government. Coalition talks now started between the VVD, D66, GroenLinks, PvdA and ChristenUnie-SGP. Leefbaar Rotterdam, which came out as the biggest party in the city after the elections, is not part of the negotiations, NOS reports.

The six parties together have 23 seats on the municipal council, the smallest possible majority on a council with 45 seats. Previous negotiations stranded when GroenLinks, PvdA and D66 could not agree to forming a coalition with Leefbaar and VVD.

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Jun 4 '18 08:14

A 46-year-old man was shot and killed in a liquor store on Riederlaan in the Rotterdam neighborhood of Hillesluis on Saturday evening. The shooting happened after a fight on the street, NOS reports.

The incident happened just before 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. A group of people, including the victim and the shooter, got into a fight in front of the liquor store. At one point the quarrel moved inside and the victim was shot.

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May 31 '18 08:16

Emergency services evacuated 11 homes in the Rotterdam district of Kralingen-West on Wednesday night. Earlier that evening a water pipe broke on Oudedijk, flooding the the homes' cellars and foundations and prompting concerns that the homes may be unstable, RTL Nieuws reports.

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May 31 '18 07:34

The police shot a 26-year-old man in the leg in Schiedam on Wednesday. He was standing on an apartment balcony, waving an ax. According to witnesses, he also shouted 'Allahu akbar", ANP reports.

Amsterdam
May 30 '18 16:10

Amsterdam has the most to offer of all municipalities in the Netherlands when it comes to culture. Maastricht and Leeuwarden are in second and third place respectively, according to the new Atlas for Municipalities presented in Leeuwarden on Wednesday afternoon, Het Parool reports.

Among the provinces, Groningen has the biggest cultural offering, followed by Zeeland and Noord-Holland. Flevoland is last on the ranking.

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May 29 '18 07:50

Three people were injured in a fire in an apartment complex on Admiraliteitskade in Rotterdam on Monday evening. The twelve floors high building contain mainly student housing, a spokesperson for the local safety office said to NU.nl.

All three injured people were taken to hospital. Two inhaled smoke, the third sustained burns. 

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May 28 '18 13:50

A taxi driver from Schiedam was assaulted by a passenger who refused to pay in Breda during the early hours of Monday morning. A 17-year-old boy from The Hague was arrested. He hit the taxi driver on the head with a firearm. A shot was also fired, but the bullet didn't hit anyone, Omroep Brabant reports.

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May 28 '18 08:19

Amsterdam is again the most unsafe municipality in the Netherlands, according to newspaper AD's crime meter for 2017. Common crime decreased across the Netherlands last year. The number of reported burglaries, theft, robberies and assaults fell by a total of 13 percent.

Homeless
May 25 '18 08:46

Homeless shelters in the four large Dutch cities are overcrowded and the number of homeless people is increasing, according to the courts of audit for Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht. A big reason for this is the shortage of housing, which means that no home can be found where a homeless person can start building a new life, according to the auditors, RTL Nieuws reports.

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May 25 '18 08:15

One person was hurt in a shooting on Strevelsweg in Rotterdam-Zuid around 5:00 p.m. on Thursday. Four suspects were arrested, the police said on Twitter.

The wounded person was taken to hospital. The police closed down the street for investigation. Exactly what happened is not yet clear.

A short time later the police received another report of a second shooting on Lepelaarsingel, about a kilometer away, According to RTV Rijnmond. This turned out to be a false alarm, a police spokesperson said around 6:00 p.m.

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May 24 '18 09:05

A hand grenade was found at nightclub Villa Thalia on Kruiskade in the center of Rotterdam on Wednesday. The explosive was lying at the entrance of the club, RTL Nieuws reports.

An employee spotted the object and called the police. The area around the club, including a nearby parking garage, was closed for some time for investigation.

Explosive experts were deployed to the scene. "The object was removed and taken to a safe place for further investigation", a spokesperson for the police said to NU.nl. He could not confirm whether the hand grenade was real. 

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