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Jan 8 '18 13:30

In 2017 the police rescued 130 Dutch children involved in child pornography. The number of child pornography accusations keeps rising at a large extent, according to figures of the Bestrijding Kinderporno and Kindersekstoerisme teams.

Dick Benschop
May 22 '15 16:49

Alaska has large potential oil reserves that the world is going to demand in the future, Shell CEO Dick Benschop told AD. Oil in the region is increasingly difficult to recover, however, the company's technological potential fits the challenge.

May 12 '15 15:15

Cuban-American brothers Alfredo and Gustavo Villodo filed a lawsuit in the United States worth between 1.7 and five billion dollars against ING for not complying with the economic sanctions against Cuba, reports NOS.

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Apr 28 '15 18:03

Train conductors should wear body-mounted cameras to record incidents and help prevent violence, MPs from the right-wing PVV and center-right CDA said on Tuesday. They plan to discuss the issue further with Infrastructure Secretary Wilma Mansveld on Tuesday afternoon, according to the Parool.

Mar 16 '15 17:10

A new shirt designed in the Netherlands with 120 solar cells built into it promises to recharge a smartphone in a matter of hours. Unveiled at SXSW in Austin, Texas this week, the shirt is the product of a collaboration between Dutch fashion designer Pauline van Dongen, research-and-development firm Holst Centre and knowledge-sharing group TNO.

Ronald Plasterk
Jan 23 '15 16:54

The Dutch intelligence services AIVD and MIVD are not the whipping boys of the American intelligence community, in particular the NSA, states the Dutch Minister of Interior, Ronald Plasterk. The statement is a response to an accusation made by former NSA employee and US whistleblower Edward Snowden, who said Dutch intelligence services walk on an American leash and are "extremely docile."

Jan 21 '15 17:59

Dutch intelligence services AIVD and MIVD walk on the leash of USA's National Security Agency (NSA) and are "extremely docile" and seen as "subordinates", says former NSA and CIA employee Edward Snowden in an interview to Volkskrant and Nieuwsuur.

ang kiem soei
Jan 19 '15 14:28

Bart Stapert, lawyer of executed Dutchman in Indonesia tells the story of his is client, only hours after the execution. Papua-born Dutch citizen Ang Kiem Soei, 62, received a death sentence in 2003 for allegedly producing ecstasy in an Indonesian drug lab.

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Sep 24 '14 15:47

European Union police force have made more than a thousand arrests, representing the biggest ever co-ordinated crackdown on organized crime. Operation Archimedest which was coordinated by Europol from The Hague, arrested 1,027 people, including 80 Dutch citizens involved in the theft of luxury cars.

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Jul 23 '14 15:51

America's President Barack Obama has signed the book of condolence for the victims of the MH17 plane crash in Ukraine at the Dutch embassy in Washington DC. He expresses his condolences to friends and family who lost loved ones on behalf of the American people.

Jul 23 '14 10:29

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and American President Barack Obama agreed in a phone conversation that imposing sanctions on Russia could be a possibility if it continues to support separatists in Ukraine. This comes from a statement by the White House.

Frans Timmermans
Jul 22 '14 14:08

The Netherlands wants the European Union to come to stand unanimously against Russia's negligence in taking distance from pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine which is keeping tensions high in that area.

Boyan Slat
Jul 8 '14 08:28

The 19-year old Delft inventor and student Boyan Slat has already received a lot of support for his Ocean Cleanup project. The plan to fish plastic out of the world's oceans would cost $2 million in its first test phase. In the last two months, more than half of that has already been raised.

F-35
Jul 4 '14 13:30

The Ministry of Defence has decided that all F-35 fighter jets from the United States of America are to remain grounded for now due to an incident on the 23rd of June, in which one jet caught fire trying to take off. The Joint Strike Fighter unit (JSF/F-35) includes two Dutch aircrafts, which are also grounded. According to the Ministry of Defense, this is standard procedure.

Afghanistan
Jun 23 '14 08:43

The threat of Islamist extremists is giving new ground for foreign military investment into Afghanistan from countries including The Netherlands. The Cabinet is discussing plans to send around 100 soldiers to Afghanistan in 2015 to train the army and the police, the Volkskrant reports.

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Jun 16 '14 09:29

Netherlands intelligence service AIVD has given Turkey a list of around 100 names of potential terrorists planning to travel to Syria from The Netherlands, De Volkskrant reports. According to the paper, Turkish authorities have said that these people will be arrested and deported if found.

Mar 14 '14 07:21

The United States senate has finally approved the appointment of Timothy Broas as the new American ambassador in The Hague, RTL Nieuws reports.

Mar 12 '14 10:19

A British terrorism informant claims that his parents convinced him to back out of a shoe-bomb plot he was instructed to do by Al-Qaeda, Sky News reports.

Barack Obama
Mar 10 '14 07:59

US President Barack Obama will also visit Amsterdam when he comes to the Netherlands later this month, according to sources for the NOS.

Feb 5 '14 04:33

The government sold the rest of the ING American subprime mortgages to Credit Suisse. In the previous two months the government already sold two other large parts of the American subprime mortgages.

Sep 27 '13 02:55

The plan of Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX, the main internet hub in the Netherlands) to start a branch in the United States, is not supported by SURFnet, one of its main users.

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.

Aug 8 '13 09:40

On August 7, a US-bound Delta Airlines Airbus carrying 300 persons, diverted to Amsterdam due to issues with its flaps.

Jul 4 '13 07:13

Based on a report by CBS - Statistics Netherlands, locals spent €16 billion on holidays last year.

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