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Nov 25 '16 09:05

Labour laws were violated in the construction of the new United States embassy in Wassenaar, AD reports. Employees structurally had to work overtime and foreign workers did not have the right papers, according to the newspaper. The Social Affairs and Employment Inspectorate is investigating.

People who worked on the embassy told the newspaper that they worked up to 60 hours a week, including Saturday.Workers who protested were sent away. Union FNV's safety hotline also received several complaints about safety at the site. 

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Nov 17 '16 08:59

Pete Hoekstra from Groningen is a candidate to run the United States intelligence service CIA under Donald Trump's administration. He would consider it an honor, he said to Newsmax TV.  "But this is a call that Mr. Trump needs to make", the 63-year-old Dutch man said to the American station. "He needs to have someone that he can have total confidence in at the CIA."

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Nov 17 '16 07:33

American President-elect Donald Trump released a list of all the world leaders he's spoken to since winning the U.S. election with the most electoral votes last week, to show how hard he's been working. But he forgot to add Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to the list.

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Nov 9 '16 11:12

Prime Minister Mark Rutte congratulated Donald Trump on his projected victory in the United States election. "After a tense election campaign, the American people have spoken and decided on Donald Trump. I sincerely congratulate him on his election", Rutte said in a reaction on Facebook.

While the official vote count is not in yet, American media

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Nov 2 '16 07:31

The Netherlands should stop adopting children from abroad the Council for Criminal Law and Youth Protection said in an advice that will be presented to the government on Wednesday, Trouw reports. 

The government asked the advisory council to research ways in which the adoption process, which has been widely criticized, can be improved. The council came with the advice that foreign adoption should no longer be allowed. 

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Oct 17 '16 09:27

The number of reports about child pornography in the Netherlands skyrocketed over the past two years. In 2014 the police received 2 thousand tips about child pornography. So far this year, over 13 thousand tips were received

Sep 19 '16 07:50

An explosion rocked New York city on Saturday night. 29 people were injured, but no one was killed. Dutch man Ger van der Hoeve (53) witnessed the bombing from nearby. "I'm still shaking. It really isn't something fun to experience", he said to Dutch newspaper AD.

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Aug 18 '16 15:30

The Netherlands will not take prisoners from controversial American prison Guantanamo Bay unless more is done to reduce, or eventually close the facility, Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders emphasized on Thursday. Almost nothing meaningful has been done by the U.S. to move in that direction, he said of the facility on the island of Cuba.

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Aug 16 '16 12:30

The Netherlands has more confidence in Russian President Vladimir Putin as an international leader than in United States presidential candidate Donald Trump, according to a poll by Pew Research, which political analyst Ian Bremmer posted on Twitter.

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Aug 16 '16 09:33

Documents leaked from the Open Society Foundations - a number of foundations belonging to American billionaire George Soros - revealed that Soros paid 4.9 million euros to Dutch foundations, charities and think tanks between 2009 and 2014

Aug 12 '16 13:40

Just over two years after launching, online news kiosk Blendle is celebrating its one millionth reader. Some 200 thousand of the million users even spent money on their Blendle accounts, founder Alexander Klopping said to Het Parool on Friday.

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Aug 5 '16 08:17

On Thursday Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs called for direct and effective aid to civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo. The Netherlands is insisting on at least a temporary cease fire, humanitarian assistance and making food drops possible, the Ministry reported in a statement on Thursday.

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Jul 21 '16 08:52

Dutch bank ING was linked to an American fraud investigation in which Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is suspected of embezzling over a billion dollars from Malaysian state investment fund 1MDB into his personal accounts, the Financieele Dagblad reports.

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Jul 11 '16 08:30

Some 400 people gathered on Amsterdam's Dam Square on Sunday afternoon for a peaceful protest titled Black Lives Matter. The demonstration was in protest against police violence in the United States, where two black Americans were killed by police bullets last week, but also to draw attention to Dutch victims of police brutality,

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Jun 17 '16 15:40

Three Dutch people were arrested on Tuesday in a large joint investigation with the United States into drug trade via illegal online market places on the so-called Dark Web, the police announced on Friday. 

The main suspect is a 28-year-old man from Broek op Langedijk. He is suspected of trading and exporting "substantial quantities" of narcotics and money laundering.  A 29-year-old man from Nieuwe Niedorp and a 26-year-old man from Alkmaar were also arrested on suspicion of involvement in this trafficking. All three are still in custody and will be arraigned on Friday.

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Jun 13 '16 07:38

Prime Minister Mark Rutte is shocked by the "terrible report" from Orlando in the Untied States about a mass shooting at a night club that left at least 50 people dead and another 53 injured during the early hours of Sunday morning, local time.

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Jun 7 '16 07:49

Former Security and Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten gave Parliament incomplete and inaccurate information about an American undercover operation against a former Dutch soldier who sold drugs over the internet, the Volkskrant reports based on case files in its possession. According to the suspect's lawyer, the way in which the U.S. gathered evidence against his client, was illegal.

May 13 '16 08:37

Trevor Noah, host of American satirical news show Daily Show, plans to interview PVV leader Geert Wilders if he attends the Republican convention in the U.S. this summer, he said in an interview with Dutch broadcaster BNR.

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May 13 '16 07:27

In Washington on Thursday, Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs criticized legislation in some American states that discriminate against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. He referred to a law in North Carolina that bans transgenders from using the bathroom of their gender and a law in Mississippi that states that companies may refuse their services and products to LGBT's.

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May 10 '16 12:40

The Netherlands is currently on its second trade mission to Iran in a short time. Minister Henk Kamp of Economic Affairs sees many opportunities for Dutch companies in the Arabic country. Though Iran's significant problems with making international payments remains an obstacle, NOS reports.

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May 3 '16 09:44

Dutch F-16's are hardly deployed in missions over Syria because they are not equipped with the appropriation communication systems, parliamentarians discovered during a visit to Jordan this weekend.

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Apr 22 '16 08:55

The Netherlands should issue travel advice warning gay and transgender people to be careful when visiting certain states in America, according to Dutch LGBT organizations.

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Apr 21 '16 12:25

It seems many guidebooks written about the Netherlands either haven't been updated in several years, or some travellers simply refuse to buy new editions, as online travel agency Expedia is seeing a sharp increase in hotel bookings to the Netherlands for April 30, a representative told the NL Times. The date has not been celebrated in the Netherlands as Queen's Day, since Beatrix abdicated the throne for her son, Willem-Alexander on April 30, 2013.

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Apr 19 '16 11:15

Defense Minister Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert is following the "HackerOne" program with interest. The program is a American initiative to have group of carefully selected hackers try in hack into the Pentagon systems.

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