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Criminal investigation begun into banned antibiotic in animal feed

07-25-2014

The public prosecution department has launched a criminal investigation into the use of a banned antibiotic in Dutch animal feed from a producer near Utrecht.

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Dutch to decide this weekend on sending armed mission to Ukraine

07-25-2014

A decision will be taken this weekend on whether or not to send armed police or soldiers to the area where Malaysia Airways MH17 was brought down a week ago, prime minister Mark Rutte told MPs on Friday.

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The Hague mayor urged to get tough after anti-Jewish chanting at rally

07-25-2014

The Hague's mayor Jozias van Aartsen is being urged to get tough on anti-Jewish demonstrators after people were heard chanting 'death to Jews' at a protest rally in the city on Thursday evening.

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Dutch students win robot football World Cup

07-25-2014

A team of robotics students from Eindhoven’s University of Technology have won gold in this year’s Robocup World Cup football for robots.

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ABBA routes royalties through Dutch tax system, says new book

07-25-2014

Like the Rolling Stones and U2, Swedish pop group ABBA processes its royalties through the Netherlands to benefit from the country’s tax climate, the Telegraaf says on Friday.

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Dutch commandos poised to leave for eastern Ukraine: Telegraaf

07-25-2014

The Netherlands is poised to send its most elite soldiers to secure the crash site of Malaysian Airways MH17, the Telegraaf reports on Friday.

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Friday is Schiphol airport's busiest ever day

07-25-2014

Some 190,000 passengers are expected to move through Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Friday, making it the state-owned airport’s busiest ever day.

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100 Dutch pig and veal farms shut after banned drug found in feed

07-25-2014

Food safety inspectors have shut 102 Dutch pig and veal farms and 11 in Germany because they were delivered feed containing a banned antibiotic, the Financieele Dagblad says on Friday.

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Groningen football fans attack Scots ahead of key European tie

07-25-2014

Groningen FC football fans have attacked a group of supporters of Scottish club Aberdeen in the city centre ahead of their crucial Europa Cup tie on Thursday night, according to local media.

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Third flight bringing MH17 victims due in Eindhoven today

07-25-2014

Two more plane will bring a further 74 victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 back from Ukraine on Friday.

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The Netherlands to send 40 unarmed military police to MH17 site

07-25-2014

The Netherlands is to send 40 unarmed military police officers to the MH17 crash site in Ukraine to help forensic experts look for the remaining bodies of the victims.

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Dutch Somali woman faces deportation to US over terrorist funding

07-24-2014

A 30-year-old woman who lives in Terneuzen faces extradition to the US on charges of helping finance the al-Shabaab terror group.

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Man, 83, jailed for killing ill wife in act of desperation

07-24-2014

An 83-year-old man who strangled his ill wife, saying he wanted to make an end to her suffering, has been jailed for 18 months for manslaughter.

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'Investor negotiated with itself to buy daycare group'

07-24-2014

Private investment group HIG negotiated with itself to buy out part of the bankrupt childcare group Estro earlier this month, the NRC says on Thursday.

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Top advisory body criticises government's online gambling plans

07-24-2014

The government's most senior advisory body has criticised plans by the justice ministry to deregulate the internet gambling sector and break the state monopoly on internet gambling.

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Dutch housing corporation sells 5,500 homes to German investor

07-24-2014

Dutch housing corporation Vestia has sold 5,500 homes to German investment group Patrizia for €577m.

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What the papers say - A day of national mourning: the day after

07-24-2014

The day of national mourning to honour the victims of Malaysia Airline flight MH17 dominates Thursday's newspapers, with most carrying a full page photograph of the ceremony.

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Hilversum mayor apologises for Putin daughter deportation call

07-24-2014

The mayor of Hilversum has described remarks he made on Radio 1 in which he called for the deportation of Putin's daughter, who is said to live in the Netherlands, as 'not sensible'.

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Unilever first half turnover down on 'significant headwinds'

07-24-2014

Food to detergent group Unilever booked first half sales down 5.5% at €24bn, the Anglo-Dutch company said on Thursday.

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Haarlem has most expensive café terraces, Nijmegen is cheapest

07-24-2014

The cheapest café terraces in the Netherlands are in Nijmegen, the Telegraaf says in its annual survey of the best places to drink a beer or glass of wine in the summer sunshine.

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Dutch start diplomatic offensive to secure MH17 site, troops an option

07-24-2014

The Netherlands has begun a major diplomatic offensive to send possibly hundreds of soldiers and police forensic experts to Ukraine to investigate the downing of Malaysia Airways flight MH17, the Volkskrant says on Thursday.

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Video: the Dutch remember the MH17 dead in moving ceremony

07-24-2014

The highlights of the official ceremony on Wednesday's national day of mourning for the victims of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

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A minute's silence for the MH17 dead as first coffins reach Eindhoven

07-23-2014

Two planes carrying the first of the 40 victims of last week’s air disaster in Ukraine arrived at Eindhoven airport on Wednesday afternoon, in a somber ceremony attended by king Willem-Alexander, queen Máxima and other dignatories.

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Dutch 'considering' sending soldiers, police to MH17 crash site

07-23-2014

The Dutch government is ‘seriously considering’ sending a group of soldiers or police officers to Ukraine to secure the MH17 crash site, the Volkskrant reports on Wednesday quoting ‘sources in the Netherlands’.

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Dutch household spending rises - just

07-23-2014

Dutch household spending rose marginally in May compared with May 2013, the first rise this year, the national statistics office CBS said on Wednesday.

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