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Aug 24 '15 09:42

The gunman who attacked a passenger train on its way from Amsterdam to Paris on Friday, intended to rob the passengers and is "dumbfounded" by the claims that he would be an Islamic terrorist.

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Aug 14 '15 14:02

Holiday bookings to Turkey has taken a dip after the attacks in recent weeks.

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Aug 14 '15 12:42

The Hague school Montessori Lyceum is "baffled" by the death of their student Vera Mol, the 17 year old girl who died in a bungee jumping accident in Spain on Monday. Mol would have started her final year at the school in a week and a half.

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Aug 13 '15 20:12

Consultancy and service firm Royal Imtech N.V. formally entered bankruptcy protection on Thursday. The fate of part of the Gouda-based company's workforce, including 22,000 global employees, of which 2,700 are in the Netherlands, is not yet known.

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Aug 11 '15 10:17

A 17 year old Dutch girl died in Spain on Monday night after a fall of about 40 meters. According to Spanish media, this happened in a bungee jump accident in northern Spain.

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Aug 3 '15 12:50

Escaped convict Ali Benhadi is once again in custody in the Netherlands. He was extradited from Spain to the Netherlands on Friday, the Public Prosecutor announced on Monday.

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Jul 30 '15 13:28

A Dutch criminal was one of two people injured in a shooting in Barcelona on Tuesday. Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia reported on Thursday that one victim is a 26 year old Dutchman that is on the international wanted list.

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Jul 28 '15 12:52

Rob van der Dussen has launched a crowdfunding campaign to help him cover the cost of freeing his son Romano from a Spanish prison after DNA evidence linked a different man to the rapes that kept Romano imprisoned for the last 11.5 years.

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Jul 27 '15 15:59

Escaped convict Ali Benhadi has been found. He was arrested Spain on Sunday, the police announced on Monday. The Public Prosecutor will negotiate his extradition with the Spanish authorities.

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Jul 27 '15 12:47

A number of passengers that were on the Transavia flight HV5068 from Girona, Spain to Rotterdam on Saturday, are filing a complaint against the airline for the turbulent landing and poor reception and information provision afterwards

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Jul 14 '15 09:56

Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem of Finance was reelected as Eurogroup chairman on Monday afternoon, beating his only opponent Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos

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Jul 13 '15 08:54

There is a good chance that Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem will be elected for a second term as chairman of the Eurogroup on Monday afternoon. This is according to a survey done by the AD among the 19 members of the group, which found that Dijsselbloem will likely have the most support.

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Jun 17 '15 18:15

The election of the Eurogroup chairman may be delayed, the current head Jeroen Dijsselbloem wrote on Twitter. Dijsselbloem believes that Greece should be the focus of attention for now.

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Jun 10 '15 11:35

The police dealt a blow to a Roosendaal "crime family" on Tuesday by busting a drugs export ring. The police suspect that this "family" has earned millions of euros by operating a drug ring, exporting soft drugs to France for years.

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May 28 '15 17:27

Transavia airline recently began testing Oculus Rift glasses as a form of entertainment onboard its flights, even giving the chance to fly through the air to their destination in virtual reality. Last week, passengers on a flight from Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam to Barcelona were given the opportunity to test the virtual reality experience.

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May 26 '15 12:59

The Spanish Navy has arrested fur people, including a Dutchman, in a major drug bust on the Atlantic Ocean. The marines found 1,800 kilograms of cocaine on the fishing boat, NOS reports.

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May 23 '15 18:58

This week the European Parliament worked on getting the same parental leave into the law for all European Union countries. This would benefit Dutch fathers, who currently only get two paid days leave at the birth of a child.

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May 23 '15 18:48

Police hunting a husband-and-wife duo suspected of attempted murder in London, England, have set their sites on the Netherlands and Spain. Patrick and Constance Adams, aged 59 and 54 respectively, are accused of shooting a man sitting in an SUV just before Christmas in 2013, the London Metropolitan Police said last week.

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May 11 '15 10:26

Dutchman Romano van der Dussen has been imprisoned in a Spanish prison for 11.5 years for three rapes that he didn't commit. DNA evidence shows that the crimes were committed by Englishman Mark Dixie, something that the Spanish authorities have been aware of since 2007.

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May 6 '15 18:15

Many ABN Amro customers with current accounts will gain access to contactless payment by the end of the year. The bank's 2.3 million debit cards will be replaced throughout 2015, with 2.4 million more replaced next year. The bank is again issuing cards suitable for contactless payment on Wednesday, after dealing with nearly half a million cards already issued that were vulnerable to a security leak.

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May 1 '15 13:49

The top prize of the Eurojackpot lottery is now at 75 million euros, which is the new record for the Netherlands, writes Telegraaf. Although the amount may still decrease, it is nearly twice as high as the Staatsloterij jackpot of 38.4 million that previously held the top spot.

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Mar 24 '15 19:33

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Tuesday that at least one Dutch victim was flying on Germanwings flight 4U9525 which crashed in the French alps. The plane departed from Barcelona Tuesday morning and was headed towards Dusseldorf.

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Feb 25 '15 17:48

A suspect has been arrested in relation to a fatal shooting that took place in Breda, Noord-Brabant in 2006, the police released.

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Feb 18 '15 14:30

SAIL Amsterdam will be bigger than ever this year. The organization announced on its website yesterday that there will be an 8 kilometer parade of Tall Ships on August 19th.

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