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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.

May 7 '15 14:32

The United States wants travelers bound for America to be checked and verified at Schiphol airport. The Dutch government has received an official request from the United States to set up a so-called preclearance facility at the airport.

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May 1 '15 15:25

According to Rob Bertholee, the chief of the General Intelligence and Security Service, whistle blower Edward Snowden's allegations that the AIVD is a lap dog to its American counterpart is "absolute bullshit".

Apr 29 '15 14:41

The Anti Defamation League, an influential Jewish civil rights movement in America, is not happy with the fact that PVV leader Geert Wilders will be a guest speaker in Washington D.C. on Wednesday.

Apr 28 '15 10:30

Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs and the American UN Ambassador Samantha Power called on the international community to contribute more to UN peacekeeping missions. Koenders think that Europe in particular should be contributing more peacekeepers.

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Apr 27 '15 08:10

The chief rabbi of the Orthodox Jewish community in Amsterdam, Aryeh Ralbag, has been linked to a case in the United States against four rabbis who allegedly kidnapped and beat Jewish men to force them to agree to a divorce. One of the victims has accused Ralbag of beating him, but Ralbag denies this accusation.

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Apr 20 '15 18:35

Dutch yacht builders are losing revenue because of the Western sanctions against Russia, and restrictions on several wealthy Russians who cannot enter European naval space. Shipbuilders in the Netherlands are losing several hundred millions in sales, reports FD.

Apr 18 '15 12:31

The Lowlands Festival confirmed 13 new artists to its line-up earlier this week. Scotland-based indie-rockers Franz Ferdinand & Sparks (FFS) will showcase their supergroup. American nu-metal band Limp Bizkit is among the most well-known acts added to the lineup in the latest announcement.

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Apr 17 '15 10:14

Minister Lilianne Ploumen has asked the Social-Economic Council (SER) to investigate the possible consequences for employees in the Netherlands in the trade treaty TTIP, NOS reports. Europe and the United States are currently negotiating TTIP, which is the largest trade treaty ever.

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Apr 7 '15 08:30

American parcel deliverer FedEx plans to buy its Dutch counterpart TNT Express, the companies announced in a joint press release.

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.

Apr 1 '15 20:22

Dutch King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and Foreign Minister Bert Koenders will meet with U.S. President Barack Obama at the White House during a three-day visit to the United States, the Netherlands Royal House announced on Tuesday. Following a stop in Washington D.C., the Dutch leaders will continue to Grand Rapids, Michigan and Chicago, Illinois.

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Mar 31 '15 11:52

Dutch exports are boosted by the low rate of the euro and the sharp fall in oil prices. The top three most important export markets for the Netherlands are the United States, Canada and Turkey. This is the first time since 2009 that the US is back in the top three.

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Mar 20 '15 16:58

The first black professional football player in the Netherlands, Steve Mokone, has died at the age of 82, his former club Heracles revealed on Friday. Known as the "Black Meteor," Mokone was signed in1957 by the Almelo-based team after playing for English team, Coventry City.

Mar 16 '15 16:25

Investigators in the Netherlands made 76 formal requests to Facebook for data in the last six months of 2014, the social media network revealed on Monday. Specific data about Facebook user accounts was requested 84 times, with some proposals covering multiple accounts at once.

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Mar 9 '15 17:09

The seven-person family missing since Sunday from Doorwerth, Gelderland was found in Germany. The whole family, including all five children from newborn to 10-year-old, is in good health, police reports.

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Mar 5 '15 10:11

Dutch-American company Mylan denies supplying materials for executions in the United States. According to the company, the drug rocuronium bromide they deliver to US hospitals and wholesalers, is intended to be used for anesthesia in medical treatments.

Feb 25 '15 16:12

A Dutch national suspected of identity theft and hacking will stand trial in a U.S court and could face up to seven years in prison if convicted, My News LA reported.

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Feb 24 '15 12:50

Chip maker Gemalto will be presenting its findings in the investigation into reported hackings in a tomorrow. Meanwhile the company has already concluded that its SIM cards, bank cards, passports and other products are secure from initial findings.

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Feb 18 '15 19:20

Investigators in Aruba are that American teenager Natalee Holloway was seen with Joran van der Sloot at a Marriott hotel construction site the night she went missing. The former public prosecutor there had previously written off the lead, suggesting it was not credible enough to warrant use of the island's resources.

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Feb 16 '15 08:40

Rotterdam Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb is heading to the United States to participate in a 4 day conference on tackling radicalization and violent extremism, De Telegraaf reports. The conference starts on Tuesday and will happen in the White House.

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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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Feb 8 '15 14:34

Employee unions are rejoining discussions with management at Dutch retailer V&D. The department store is under significant financial pressure, and is trying to force employees to take a wage cut of six percent.

Jan 29 '15 18:12

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte was on hand at the opening of the new European headquarters of Israeli-owned global production and manufacturing company Israel Chemicals Limited (ICL) in Amsterdam.

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