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Jun 3 '15 14:38

The British advertising commission ASA has banned an advertisement featuring Dutch model Kiki Willems because the model looks "unhealthily thin" in the photograph.

Jun 2 '15 17:28

A new video shot from a Dutch F-16 fighter jet shows the Netherlands pilot engaged in a combat simulation dogfight with an American F-15 fighter. The video was published by the Netherlands Ministry of Defense earlier on Tuesday, and takes place in the skies above the North Sea.

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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.

May 18 '15 16:47

Denmark is the most bike-friendly country, edging out cycling rivals in the Netherlands, the European Cyclists' Federation (ECF) revealed in their their second-ever Cycling Barometer. Even though Denmark takes the first place in cycling advocacy, the Netherlands landed on top for cycling usage, ECF reported.

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May 8 '15 07:53

The team of aviation investigators that is investigating the disaster with flight MH17 had a meeting on Gilze Rijen air base on Thursday. According to the Dutch Safety Board, "good progress" was made in the meeting.

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May 7 '15 17:49

A court in Amsterdam remanded into custody the 42-year-old man suspected of selling white heroin to tourists wanting to buy cocaine. The alleged dealer was released on April 20 awaiting trial for drug trafficking and the attempted murder of three Danish people.

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May 6 '15 14:31

Many Dutch people are making full use of the free movement of persons in Europe. In early 2011 almost half a million Dutch people were living in other European countries.

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Apr 21 '15 17:42

Authorities in the Netherlands visited the home of the 32-year-old Hague resident arrested as a suspect involved in the Tuesday morning fire at the British Embassy, police spokesman Loek Houtepen told NL Times. His house was searched for evidence related to the fire, but police would not reveal what, if anything, was removed.

Apr 3 '15 13:43

According to Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs, there has been "important progress" and a "good result" from the negotiations on the Iranian nuclear program between Iran, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, Russia, China and the European Union.

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Mar 27 '15 14:03

Two Albanian refugees died after jumping off a passenger ferry into the North Sea and trying to swim back to the UK shore on February 26th last year, The Guardian reports based on a British inquest. Artur Doda (24) and Leonard Isufaj (27) had been deported from Essex in Britain and were on their way to the Netherlands. An eyewitness saw the two jumping overboard an hour into the journey.

Mar 12 '15 08:25

The United Kingdom's largest commercial broadcaster ITV is in the process of acquiring Dutch media company Talpa Media for as much as 1.1 billion euros, Bloomberg reports.

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Feb 26 '15 15:00

The Netherlands was one of four European Union countries to take part in a joint international operation led by Europol's European Cyber (EC3) investigated the Rammit botnet responsible for infecting 3.2 million computers worldwide, says Europol.

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Feb 11 '15 12:47

Dutch exports of organic agricultural products rose to 928 million euros in 2014. That is an increase of 11 percent compared to 2013. State Secretary Dijksma of Economic Affairs presented the figures today.

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Jan 25 '15 16:41

Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb again repeated his call for religious extremists in the Netherlands to "fuck off," while speaking at a service in a mosque. The mayor visited the Essalam Mosque Saturday night and made his remarks in front of 250 people gathered there.

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Jan 14 '15 16:30

The livelihood of Amsterdam Fashion Week (AFW) is under serious threat, after the city's municipality expressed a reluctance to subsidize the event. As foreign competitors steal more of Dutch talent and audiences, the event's organizer Bart Maussen is contemplating his next move. In an interview with Quote magazine, he revealed that unless more support is provided by the municipality, it is the end of this event in Amsterdam.

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Jan 13 '15 20:09

Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb ruffled feathers when he suggested that Muslims who "do not like it here because humorists you do not like make a newspaper, may I then say you can fuck off.” London mayor Boris Johnson was not amongst those offended.

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Jan 13 '15 14:16

A new threat issued by a group claiming affiliation with ISIS names Amsterdam amongst several potential high-profile targets. Titled “Lone Wolves”, the Arabic-language piece seems to promote the use of dirty bombs with the statement, “You will feel it when Cesium-131 spreads down the streets and train stations of Russia, Boston, Dallas, Virginia and Amsterdam.”

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Jan 6 '15 17:35

Dutch drug manufacturer Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies started testing an Ebola vaccine on humans this week. The Johnson & Johnson subsidiary produced 400,000 doses of the vaccine for large-scale clinical trials that could launch by April, the firm said in a statement.

Dec 16 '14 08:31

Citizens of the Netherlands have to deal with the most online banking failures in the world. Customers of ING suffered most often from a failure in the last year.

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Dec 15 '14 23:11

The Dutch Data Protection Authority has found Google in breach of several provisions of the Dutch data protection act with its new privacy policy, according to a press release by the CBP. Google could face a €15 million fine because of the alleged violations.

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Dec 5 '14 12:58

In 2013 Dutch people each spent just over 95 euro on candy per person. More than half of this money was spent on chocolate.

Nov 26 '14 13:46

The bodies of two British men were found in a hotel room in Amsterdam-Zuid on Tuesday. The cause of death for the two men was probably sniffing white heroin, which was presumably sold to them as cocaine.

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Nov 25 '14 08:54

Swans, geese and gulls are being caught to check if they are carriers of avian influenza. Stat Secretary Sharon Dijksma of Economic Affairs announced this precautionary measure in a letter to parliament on the progress of tackling bird flu.

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Nov 21 '14 11:02

De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) has adjusted its location policy for the gold reserve. The DNB announced today that it shifted some of the gold from the United States to the Netherlands in order to achieve a more balanced distribution over different locations.

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