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Jul 31 '14 10:23

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.

C170
Jul 23 '14 13:45

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.

MH17
Jul 20 '14 11:40

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.

Jul 18 '14 16:58

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.

Flag half staff Royal Palace
Jul 18 '14 16:01

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.

Jul 15 '14 15:35

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.

Jun 1 '14 06:30

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.

Coffee
May 1 '14 11:39

Due to the intensely dry weather in the United States and Brazil, the price of coffee beans, among other goods, is skyrocketing.

Apr 25 '14 14:07

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.

Meissen
Apr 17 '14 10:15

A 35-year old man who was arrested in Tilburg in January for sexually
abusing underage girls via webcam had dozens of victims.

Mar 24 '14 05:22

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.

Meissen
Mar 20 '14 10:38

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.

Mar 11 '14 20:46

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.

Mar 8 '14 04:33

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.

Dec 24 '13 13:04

A Russian seaman is believed to be dead after he presumably went overboard from a ship operated by Dutch firm Wagenborg. Alexander Merkulov, 56, was discovered missing after the ship he was on was struck by a 10-meter-wave. He has not been found.

Dec 24 '13 10:43

Strong winds battered the coasts of the Netherlands early this morning marking the third major storm to hit the country this year. French newspaper Le Figaro is reporting that a Russian seaman was swept overboard on a ship operated by Dutch firm Wagenborg and has not been found.

Dec 18 '13 17:32

The Netherlands and United States have signed to agreement to allow automatic tax data exchange between the tax authorities of both countries.

Dec 13 '13 15:49

Authorities are investigating a collision between two planes at Schiphol airport this morning. The accident happened when a U.S. Airways Boeing 757 pulling into a gate clipped the wing of a stationary KLM airplane.

Oct 18 '13 13:56

The United States urged the Russian authorities to thoroughly investigate the recent attack on the Netherlands diplomat in Moscow.

Oct 2 '13 00:27

Just like many other public services in the United States, the American cemetery in the Zuid-Limburg Margraten was closed on Tuesday, reported a spokesperson of the war cemetery.

Sep 30 '13 03:55

The Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX) will open a branch in the United States. The majority of the members has agreed. This past week there was unrest because part of the member companies is afraid that the U.S. secret service NSA now gets easy access to the Dutch data over the internet.

Sep 8 '13 12:00

Starting a new life in any place will have its ups and downs. But how easy is it to start a new life in Amsterdam? Are there special Dutch behaviors to take in account and how is the main capital, Amsterdam, helping expats to fit in? Two American expats share their story.

Jul 24 '13 10:14

A Dutch court obstructed the extradition of a Dutch-Pakistani al-Qaeda suspect to the United States since it is uncertain if US authorities were involved in tormenting him following his arrest in 2010.

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