Rwandan genocide suspect wants back into the Netherlands
A Rwandan man deported from the Netherlands last year after suspicions of his involvement in genocide were revealed, is demanding that he be let back into the Netherlands as soon as possible. The court in The Hague is examining his case today
The confidence of industry producers in the Netherlands decreased significantly this month, according to Statistics Netherlands. In August producers’ confidence amounted to 1.2 on the statistics office’s scale, compared to 5.1 in July – the biggest drop in confidence in five years.
A power outage at the Media Park in Hilversum early on Tuesday morning resulted in program Goedenmorgen Nederland of WNL not being broadcast between 7:10 a.m. and 7:40 a.m. Grid manager Liander reports on Twitter that the problem was fixed and power is restored
Three seasonal workers were hospitalized for smoke inhalation after a nursery in Nuenen caught fire during the early hours of Tuesday morning. The three Polish women were staying in one of the nursery’s sheds
Members of union VVMC, representing workers at train transporters Arriva and Syntus, are striking for several hours in Groningen on Tuesday morning. So far about 30 trains were cancelled due to the strike. Passengers are advised to keep an eye on Arriva’s website and Twitter page for actual travel information before leaving for the station.
NS is preparing for its busiest month ever, with a massive 33.3 million passengers expected for September. One of the measures the railway is taking in the fight against overcrowded trains, is the revival of 11 double-decker train cars from the 1980’s
The Dutch authorities discovered over 2 thousand kilograms of coral, skins, skulls and bones of protected and endangered animals in a office building and five warehouses in Brabant. This “record” discovery was made in a wildlife crime investigation launched after the discovery 345 kilos of coral in a shipping container in Rotterdam, the police said in a statement on Monday.
Amsterdam man Neil van der L. was driving an estimated 237 kilometers per hour when he crashed into another car on the A2 highway near Maarssen on December 30th last year, was revealed in the court in Utrecht on Monday
Minister Bert Koenders of Foreign Affairs criticized the way in which Turkey reacted to a failed coup in the country in July during his visit to his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara n Monday. According to the Dutch minister, there should be limits to how far the Turkish government is willing to go.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte is hoping for third term as Prime Minister of the Netherlands after the elections in March 2017. He also wants another term as leader of the VVD. “I’m continuing. I feel an incredible urge to keep going”, he said to the Telegraaf.
The Dutch police launched a campaign aimed at kids between the ages of 10 and 16 years, warning them of the dangers of walking the streets with toy guns. According to the police, officers can’t always immediately tell whether a gun is fake and this could lead to the child being injured or even killed.
Head lice are a bigger problem in high schools in the Netherlands than thought, according to a study by national health institute RIVM. The researchers attributes this to high school students’ behavior, such as taking selfies and cuddling
The Rescue Brigade is warning Amsterdam residents to only swim in allocated swimming locations in the city. During the hot weather last week, many people swam in prohibited waters, such as large parts of the Amstel river, and this can be very dangerous, the lifeguards said to AT5.
Two Ajax fans were attacked by a group of Go Ahead Eagles supporters in Deventer on Sunday after the Amsterdam team beat the Deventer team 3-0, the police said in a statement.
A 48-year-old resident of Schiedam died in a parachute jump in the Belgian town of Opglabbeek on Saturday. An error in judgement resulted in the man landing too hard. Attempts to resuscitate him were to no avail
A DNA investigation on the body of a baby boy found hidden in some bushes at Amsterdam’s Sloterplas in June, revealed that the baby boy is most likely descended from North Africa and the northern edges of the Mediterranean sea, the police announced. The baby boy will be buried in Amsterdam on Monday.
A group of 80 technology companies from Silicon Valley in the United States wrote Prime Minister Mark Rutte a letter in May warning him of the consequences a deterioration in the Netherlands’ tax climate will have, the Financieele Dagblad reports. The companies fear that a tougher approach from the Netherlands on multinational companies’ tax avoidance will make the country less attractive for U.S. investors.
A burglar threatened to jump off the roof of a home in Amsterdam’s Singel on Monday morning after he and two accomplices were caught in the act of breaking in
Two suspects in an assault were injured on Sunday morning when they crashed their car into a tree in Baarn while fleeing from the police. Both were taken to hospital under police supervision for treatment, the police said in a statement.
The Amsterdam police arrested a man for assaulting several people in the Red Light District on Saturday.
Dozens of Dutch criminals involved in drug trafficking, street assassinations and white-collar crime are using Dubai as a hiding place due to the fact that there is no extradition treaty between the Arab desert state and the Netherlands, the Telegraaf reports.
Bert van Oostveen, director of professional football in the Netherlands, is leaving the KNVB this week. With the appointment of Hans van Breukelen as technical director, a number of Van Oosteveen’s tasks are falling away, giving him the chance to step down