9 November 2006 - afternoon

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All the afternoon papers focused on the departure of US Defence Minister Donald Rumsfeld.

All the afternoon papers focused on the departure of US Defence Minister Donald Rumsfeld.

Het Parool

Teenagers arrested over cashcard fraud

Amsterdam police have arrested 93 students accused of giving their cash card and PIN code to criminals in exchange for payment. The criminals fraudulently transferred thousands of euros from internet bank accounts to the students' accounts, which were then emptied. The students were always caught by police.

Grave of murdered widow exhumed

The public prosecution has been ordered by the court judge to open the victim's grave in the so-called Deventer murder case. The lawyer of the man convicted of the murder has said the murder weapon is possibly hidden underneath the grave stone. Widow Jacqueline Wittenberg, 60, was found dead in her home on 25 September 1999. Tax lawyer Ernest Louwes was jailed for 12 years but is still trying to prove his innocence.

NRC Handelsblad

Treasury finds more building industry corruption

The tax office has detected 100 cases of alleged corruption in the accounts of 730 construction firms. The discoveries have led to 32 criminal investigations into public and private sector corruption.

Afghanistan solution 'not via military means'

The importance of the military battle in Afghanistan is being over emphasised, NATO's civil representative in Kabul has said, stressing that much more needs to take place.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

Subject: Dutch news

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