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Apr 4 '19 09:18

Two Dutch lawyers decided to stop representing terrorism suspects. They withdrew from their current case and will also not represent suspected terrorists in the future. The reason for this is that several Dutch and Belgian lawyers were recently denied access to the United States. These were all lawyers who defended terrorism suspects, and the two Dutch lawyers fear that the same will happen to them, RTL Nieuws reports.

On Tuesday the American embassy in The Hague denied to the broadcaster that someone's occupation could be a reason to refuse entry to the U.S. 

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Apr 3 '19 10:20

The Nederweert based company The Next Crowd is going to recruit construction workers to build American president Donald Trump's now infamous wall on the border between the United States and Mexico. The recruitment website goes online on Wednesday, AD reports.

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Dec 18 '18 12:00

As the Dutch economy continues to improve, more permanent jobs will be offered in the Netherlands and contract wages at companies will continue to rise, according to Dutch central bank De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB), NU.nl reports.

The number of permanent jobs is already increasing, said Job Swank, director of financial stability at DNB. This year, contract wages are expected to rise by 2.1 percent, after they already rose 1.5 percent in 2018. For 2019 and 2020 the bank expects wage increases of 2.6 and 3 percent respectively. 

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Oct 30 '17 16:10

AkzoNobel and American paint manufacturer Axalta are conducting "constructive talks" on a possible merger, the Dutch company announced in a short press release on Monday. According to AkzoNobel, this is not an acquisition, but rather a "merger of equals", RTL Nieuws reports.

The Dutch company consists of a paint division and a chemical division. AkzoNobel plans to sell off the chemical division early in next year. The remaining paint division will then merge with Axalta, if all goes according to plan. 

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Nov 13 '15 09:35

Security and Justice Minister Ard van der Steur is currently in the United States on a two-day work visit to discuss counterterrorism and cyber security. He will also attend the bi-annual ministerial meeting between the US and the European Union while there.

Feb 11 '15 14:58

American Graduate student Jeff Nichols uncovered lost footage of the SS Eastland disaster in the archives of Amsterdam film institute EYE. Nichols found the film clips Thursday on an EU-funded website. The clips from the incident were lodged between other news items on a digitized Dutch newsreel.

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Jan 29 '15 09:46

The United States Justice Department is investigating whether Rabobank ignored signs of money laundering at its US branches in California. The investigation could lead to additional enforcement action against Rabobank, Bloomberg reports

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Jan 20 '15 08:50

Theaters in Utrecht and The Hague were nearly packed last night for the first official screening of the controversial film The Interview in the Netherlands. Movie lovers in Amsterdam had a slightly less enthusiastic response.

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Nov 10 '14 10:53

From April next year, the Spanish budget airline Vueling will fly between Rotterdam The Hague Airport and its own home base Barcelona four times a week.

Oct 28 '14 06:43

A Dutch F-16 led an international bombing of terrorist organization Islamic State (ISIS) on Friday. According to the Ministry of Defense, 15 aircraft from five countries participated in the mission.

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Oct 27 '14 10:22

A provision for a possible cartel fine in France and restructuring expenses have pushed courier TNT into the red.

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Oct 22 '14 14:29

Dutch exports received a major boost by the manufacturing industry this year.

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Oct 20 '14 09:27

Philips suffered a 103 million euro loss in the third quarter.

Oct 8 '14 19:13

Bombing is not always a solution in the fight against ISIS, Minister of Defense Jeanine Hennis Plasschaert said on Tuesday.

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Sep 23 '14 16:16

With an average net capacity of 71,430 euro in 2013, the Netherlands is the fourth richest country in the world.

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Sep 23 '14 13:38

Reports on twitter claim that dozens of Dutch and Belgium jihad fighters perished during the air raids on Islamic State (ISIS) around Aleppo in Syria.

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Sep 19 '14 14:22

Minister Lilianne Ploumen (Development Cooperation) announced to the Second Chamber today that the Cabinet has made 15 million euro available to combat the Ebola epidemic.

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Sep 10 '14 13:53

The Cabinet is in discussions with the United States about how the Netherlands can contribute to the international coalition in the fight against the terrorist movement Islamic State (IS).

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Sep 3 '14 15:55

The Russian media has reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on the rebels in eastern Ukraine and the Ukrainian military to cease hostilities.

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May 6 '14 08:42

The chance that a Dutch mother dies during pregnancy or childbirth has dropped by 58 percent since 2000. This comes from the report State of the World Mothers 2014 from children's rights organization Save the Children.

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.

Jul 4 '13 07:36

The Netherlands ranked no. 4 in the Global Innovation Index 2013 (GII).

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