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Apr 6 '16 11:30

Dutch consumers spent more than half a billion euros on purchases from foreign online stores, a third more than in 2014. Chinese online stores are particularly popular, accounting for a quarter of the spending, according to figures collected by market researcher GfK and PostNL

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Apr 1 '16 13:02

The Canadian owner of luxury department store Saks Fifth Avenue is negotiating opening a branch on the Rokin in Amsterdam. This means that the plans for a private luxury department store in the building, The Haussmann, are definitely off the table, Haussmann director Louis Bianchi said to Het Parool.

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Mar 22 '16 08:16

A total of 921 American voters in the Netherlands cast their votes in the United States Abroad primary elections. The Abroad primary went to Bernie Sanders by a landslide, both in the Netherlands and the total election.

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Mar 11 '16 15:15

A federal court in New York sentenced two former Rabobank employees to prison for their roles in manipulating the Libor, an estimated interest rate that serves as a benchmark for financial lenders around the world. The Dutch banks’s former finance executive, Anthony Allen, was handed a two-year prison sentence, with trader Anthony Conti being sent to prison for a year.

Mar 7 '16 09:52

A bad harvest led to a shortage in beer hops in Europe. The shortage of this indispensable ingredient is especially affecting the smaller breweries in the Netherlands

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Feb 19 '16 08:53

Russian telecom company Vimpelcom, one of the largest telecom companies in the world, is paying a 716 million euro settlement to the Netherlands and United States. This is to avoid criminal prosecution for bribery.

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Feb 19 '16 08:22

The international judiciary team working on the MH17 criminal investigation is currently investigating remains of the missile that shot down the plane and expects to have evidence about the type of missile and where it was fired from "before the second half of the year", Chief Prosecutor, Fred Westerbeke wrote in a letter to the victims' relatives

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Feb 15 '16 14:25

Rock music icon Paul McCartney officially confirmed rumors that he would be the signature headlining act at this year’s Pinkpop festival in Landgraaf, Limburg. The 73-year-old singer songwriter will close the three-day festival on June 12 in his first appearance at the event.

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Feb 13 '16 08:00

The United States is leading an investigation into bomb threats made against schools across the world in January, including three schools in Amsterdam. Though American authorities are in charge of the case, they are working in unison with the Netherlands, Dutch police said on broadcaster AT5.

Feb 8 '16 08:07

Dutch F-16's bombing Islamic State targets in Iraq may have lead to civilian casualties. Two bombings in which civilians may have died are being investigated, the government wrote in a letter sent to parliament on Saturday

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Feb 5 '16 13:50

The Dutch government will not be filing an international protest for the missing radar images of the flight MH17 disaster, despite parties in the lower house of parliament insisting on it. The government believes that there is enough information for the criminal investigation into the crash, was revealed during a parliamentary debate on the matter

Feb 1 '16 14:38

Researchers have determined that a painting kept in storage for years at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri was actually painted by Hieronymus Bosch. Born in Den Bosch, Noord-Brabant, the painter likely produced the work in the early 16th century, newswire ANP reported.

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Jan 28 '16 09:21

Twelve of the largest Dutch companies spent a massive $19.14 million lobbying politicians in the United States last year. Dutch spending on lobbying activities in the U.S. increased by 2 percent compared to 2014

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Jan 25 '16 14:10

D66 parliamentarian Wassila Hachchi's sudden resignation to campaign for American presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is not "transparent" and she must quickly provide clarification on the matter, Tweede Kamer president Khadija Arib said

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Jan 21 '16 09:02

D66 parliamentarian Wassila Hachchi resigned from the Tweede Kamer, lower house of parliament, and is heading to the United States to campaign for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, the party announced on Wednesday

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Jan 20 '16 08:38

On Tuesday the investigative department of the tax authorities FIOD raided 15 addresses and arrested 10 suspects in a large-scale investigation into Bitcoin payments made and received for criminal products and services over the so-called Dark Web, the Public Prosecutor announced.

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Jan 18 '16 16:50

Prosecutors in the Netherlands called for a 71-year-old Indian man to serve 50 days in jail, of which 32 would be suspended, for allegedly molesting a female passenger onboard a KLM flight. The court heard the case against the man on Monday. He is accused of rubbing and licking the Danish woman’s back while she was impaired after taking a sleeping pill.

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Jan 14 '16 09:24

Prime Minister Mark Rutte understands that the relatives of flight MH17 victims are frustrated that the criminal investigation into the disaster is taking so long, he said in response to a letter the relatives sent him calling for more effort to get hold of radar images of the plane crash

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Jan 14 '16 08:57

The foundation representing the relatives of the victims of flight MH17, Stichting Vliegramp MH17, received three anonymous emails containing stationary radar images of the airline disaster

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Jan 13 '16 17:25

A group of 18 families, frustrated by the Netherlands’ slow pace at investigating the crash of flight MH17, are calling on Prime Minister Mark Rutte to pressure Russia, Ukraine, and the United States into releasing raw radar images taken on the day of the crash. They are angered that Russia vetoed a proposal last July to try suspects in the MH17 explosion at the International Criminal Court, and that it will still take another six months before the Netherlands decides how to proceed with a prosecution, if any is to take place.

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Jan 11 '16 07:38

The number of names on the Netherlands' national terrorism list doubled over the past year. There are now 39 individuals and three organizations on the list, Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs announced on Sunday, on the eve of of a large international conference on terrorism in The Hague.

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Dec 31 '15 11:56

Compared to the United States, Europe is always ahead in terms of adopting the latest payment and financial technologies. In 2014, The Guardian reported that America is ‘a decade behind Europe’ in terms of adopting the chip and pin cards that have reduced data theft, due to the former’s strict regulatory rules. Today, European countries, especially the Netherlands, are keen to adopt the latest fintech.

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Dec 17 '15 13:22

American hunting company GetDucks.com is offering its clients five days of unlimited goose hunting in the Netherlands for only 4,600 dollars.

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Dec 17 '15 08:58

A KLM flight between Houston, Texas and Amsterdam was cancelled on Wednesday after fighting passengers had it grounded for several hours

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