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Judge removed from jihad recruiter case for showing bias

09-22-2014

The investigating judge in a major criminal probe into the recruitment of jihadists has been removed from the case because of her potential bias.

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Air France-KLM to delay Transavia expansion because of strike

09-22-2014

Air France-KLM is delaying its plans to expand its low cost unit Transavia until the end of the year to buy time to try to end a strike by pilots.

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15 people have been tested for ebola in the Netherlands: RIVM

09-22-2014

Over the past few weeks, 15 people have been tested for the ebola virus in the Netherlands, the public health institute RIVM said on Monday.

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Belgian authorities say no explosives found in Dutch 'jihadist' home

09-22-2014

Belgian justice department officials have denied finding explosives in the Brussels home of two alleged jihadists from The Hague and said there were no concrete plans to attack the European Commission, the NRC reports on Monday.

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10% of Dutch pensions go abroad; total pension bill reaches €33bn

09-22-2014

Some 10% of the people currently receiving a Dutch state pension live abroad, the national statistics office CBS said on Monday.

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Air France-KLM may delay Transavia plan because of strike

09-22-2014

Air France-KLM has delayed its plans to turn its charter subsidiary Transavia into a price fighter for several months, news agency AFP says on Monday.

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More signs of recovery: house prices rise for fifth month in a row

09-22-2014

House prices in the Netherlands rose for a fifth month in a row in August, with an average increase of 1.7%.

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Dutch national lottery under investigation for rigged draws

09-22-2014

The state-owned national lottery Staatsloterij is under investigation by the gaming authority because of claims some draws could have been manipulated.

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Pension manager APG sets guidelines for executive pay

09-22-2014

Pension fund group APG, which manages the massive Dutch civil service pension fund, is to actively get involved in the remuneration policy of companies in which it invests.

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No more refunds for train users who forgot their season ticket

09-22-2014

Dutch railway company NS is to stop refunding people who are forced to buy a ticket because they forgot their season ticket, the Telegraaf reports on Monday.

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Dutch doctors devise monitor to spot who wakes up during surgery

09-22-2014

Leiden University teaching hospital researchers are developing a new method to warn surgeons that a patient may be waking up during surgery, the AD reports on Monday.

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PSV retain Eredivisie lead, lucky Ajax beat Feyenoord - just

09-21-2014

Sunday’s classic match between arch rivals Ajax and Feyenoord ended in a 0-1 win for the Amsterdammers after Ricardo van Rhijn scored from a free kick.

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Dutch ebola doctor actually has malaria

09-21-2014

One of the two doctors brought back to the Netherlands after coming into connect with ebola patients in Sierra Leone actually has malaria, a spokesman for the public health institute RIVM said on Sunday.

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Police officers suspected of corruption over new car tender

09-21-2014

An unknown number of police officers, including one senior official, are suspected of corruption and bribery in connection with the contract to buy new police cars, broadcaster Nos said at the weekend.

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Woman lay dead at home for nine months, council kept it secret

09-21-2014

The body of a 65-year-old woman has been found in her home in Rotterdam, nine months after she is thought to have died, local broadcaster RTV Rijnmond said at the weekend.

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Dutch 'jihadist' couple arrested in Belgium for planning EU attack

09-21-2014

Two Dutch nationals were arrested in Belgium at the beginning of August in connection with a planned terrorist attack on the European Commission offices in Brussels, broadcaster Nos said at the weekend.

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Amsterdam picked as one of 2020 football championship hosts

09-19-2014

Amsterdam is one of 13 cities picked to host Uefa's 2020 European football championships and will stage three group and one round of 16 games in the Arena stadium.

 

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Three Dutch pension funds to start offering mortgages

09-19-2014

Three Dutch pension funds are to start offering mortgages, investing a combined €2bn in the housing market.

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MH17 research team return home; area still dangerous, says PM

09-19-2014

The 30-strong extra research team dispatched to Ukraine last week to help with the investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airways flight MH17 is returning home because it is too dangerous to visit the crash site.

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Amsterdam may revoke brothel licence after human trafficking claims

09-19-2014

Amsterdam city council plans to withdraw the licence of one of the city's biggest brothel owners because he does not do enough to discourage human trafficking.

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Man who threw toddler over balcony is jailed for 10 years

09-19-2014

A 39-year-old man who threw a toddler off the sixth floor of a block of flats in Amsterdam's Zuidoost district has been jailed for 10 years.

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Dutch cities remember WWII's Operation Market Garden

09-19-2014

This weekend, the southern cities of Arnhem and Nijmegen will commemorate Operation Market Garden, the biggest airborne operation of World War II, which took place 70 years ago.

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Win for PSV, loss for Feyenoord in Europa League kick-off

09-19-2014

There were mixed fortunes for the two Dutch football clubs taking part in this season's Europa League competition.

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Daycare company boss quits after criticism over bankruptcy bonuses

09-19-2014

The chief executive of childcare group Smallsteps, at the centre of a dispute over its ‘bankruptcy’ earlier this year, has resigned, the NRC says on Friday.

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Cabinet's spending plans pass through parliament unscathed

09-19-2014

Two days of debate on the government’s 2015 spending plans resulted in very few changes, even though this is traditionally a time when opposition parties can make their presence felt.

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