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.
Flight MH17 was shot down with a missile system that was delivered by Russian forces.
Police in the Hague arrest a 28-year-old resident suspected of trafficking large amounts of anabolic steroids. Officers from the Office of Regional Criminal Investigations were acting on a tip from counterparts in the United States when they made the arrest at the man’s home, police say.
Piet de Klerk was appointed special envoy to combat terrorism.
The six dutch F-16 fighter aircraft that will bombard targets of the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq, will fly a total of 600 hours per month during the mission.
At the UN Security Summit in New York on Wednesday, Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte said that the UN sanctions against jihadis are very important, and that The Netherlands supports them, but that the Dutch effort only extends to Iraq, not Syria, the Algemeen Dagblad reports.
The United State has deemed The Netherlands unfit to address the threat of the Islamic State (IS) in a powerful enough manner. Because of the country's hesitation to contribute heavy weaponry, The Netherlands will not be part of the so-called coalition of the willing, in which nine allies are joining forces in the fight against IS, De Volkskrant reports.
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The Netherlands' Foreign Affairs Minister Frans Timmermans wrote on his Facebook page that he supports sanctions against Russia. He believes that it is the correct counter-measure for Russia's meddling in Ukraine, the NOS reports.
The economy is recovering by degrees, as is the labour market according to employment agency Randstad. In The Netherlands, market growth took on in June. In the United States, Poland, italy, Switzerland and China, economic growth is the strongest.
All scheduled takeoffs and departures at the Eindhoven Airport have been cancelled from 3:45 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, the airport said in a statement. The airport’s civilian air traffic closure was ordered by the Netherlands Ministry of Defence.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte said in a statement that Russian President Vladimir Putin “has one last chance to show he means to help,” after an “intense” phone conversation he had with Russia’s leader about the lack of access to the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 crash site. Nearly two-thirds of the 298 people on the plane which crashed in eastern Ukraine had Dutch citizenship.
In a phone call with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, President Vladimir Putin has offered his condolences and called for a "thorough and unbiased" investigation into the crash of Malaysian Airlines flight 17 in the Ukraine near the Russian border, according to a statement from the Kremlin.
At least 189 Dutch nationals including a Senator were amongst the 298 people onboard Malaysia Airlines flight 17 when it was apparently shot down over Ukrainian airspace near the Russian border. The airline says that four of the passengers' nationalities have not yet been determined.
The U.S. Department of Defense is once again allowing F-35 fighter jets back in the air after a fire on one of the airplanes halted the programme. The Netherlands, which has two test units of the Joint Strike Fighter, had followed the U.S. in grounding the aircraft.
The highly-anticipated Boeing 787 Dreamliner is set to join the Arke airline fleet next week. The plane will arrive for the first time on Dutch soil on Thursday, with Arke becoming the first Dutch operator to make use of the jumbo jet.
Due to the intensely dry weather in the United States and Brazil, the price of coffee beans, among other goods, is skyrocketing.
The Netherlands does not collaborate with illegal assassinations with drones. This is what Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert of Defense said Wednesday in a Parliamentary debate.
A 35-year old man who was arrested in Tilburg in January for sexually
abusing underage girls via webcam had dozens of victims.
A suspicious object discovered in a car on Lijnbaansgracht in Amsterdam led police to evacuate part of the surrounding area early Monday morning. The alarm was called in just before 3:30 a.m. after "a suspicious situation arose which involved a car" in traffic, a police spokesman told broadcaster RTV Noord Holland.
On Thursday, the criminal case against 40-year-old Michel S. will have an interim meeting. Justice suspects S. of sexually abusing hundreds of young children, mostly boys, via a webcam.
U.S. President Barack Obama will meet with Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte in Amsterdam later this month. The U.S. head of state will visit the Dutch capital before attending the Nuclear Security Summit in the Hague.
Bill Clinton, the former U.S. president was in Amsterdam, Friday, to give a lecture in the Krasnapolsky Hotel. Many people seized the opportunity to catch a glimpse of the former president.