Dutch news in brief, 12 May 2006

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Two women dead in home, Two women were found dead in the Gelderland town of Didam on Friday morning. It is believed it was an elderly mother and her daughter, police said. A care worker raised the alarm. As there were no signs of violence, police suspect the pair may have died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Two women dead in home

Two women were found dead in the Gelderland town of Didam on Friday morning. It is believed it was an elderly mother and her daughter, police said. A care worker raised the alarm. As there were no signs of violence, police suspect the pair may have died as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Hague donates EUR 150,000 to Suriname

The Hague has made EUR 150,000 available for the restruction in the flood-hit area of Suriname. The municipal government has also called on residents in The Hague to give generously to national collection campaigns. Amsterdam and Rotterdam have each pledged EUR 250,000.

Four held for money laundering

Two men and two women have been remanded in custody on suspicion of laundering more than EUR 10 million through currency exchange businesses in Zeewolde and at the car market in Utrecht. The money is believed to have been the proceeds of crime in Britain.

Donner won't talk compo for soldier

Justice Minister Piet Hein Donner has indicated he does not want to enter compensation negotiations with Eric O., the marine who was freed last year following a fatal shooting in Iraq. The sergeant-major has threfore decided to ask a court in The Hague to grant him compensation of EUR 450,000 for wrongful arrest and prosecution.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]

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