Dutch news in brief, 22 September 2006

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State to offload stake in KPN, The Dutch state is to sell off the last of its stake in telecoms firm KPN. The Finance Ministry said on Friday it is selling the last 8 percent of its stake for an estimated EUR 1.7 billion. The state will sell in total 167 million shares, 80 million of which will be bought by KPN for about EUR 800 million. The other shares will go to US banks Goldman Sachs en Citigroup.

State to offload stake in KPN

The Dutch state is to sell off the last of its stake in telecoms firm KPN. The Finance Ministry said on Friday it is selling the last 8 percent of its stake for an estimated EUR 1.7 billion. The state will sell in total 167 million shares, 80 million of which will be bought by KPN for about EUR 800 million. The other shares will go to US banks Goldman Sachs en Citigroup.

Remembrance for murdered Moroccan

Hundreds of people gathered at a remembrance ceremony in the Indische district in Amsterdam for the 27-year-old Moroccan man stabbed to death on Wednesday night. The religious service was held at the Al-Nasr mosque, after which family, friends and city residents marched to the street junction with the man was stabbed. The stabbing sparked clashes between Moroccan and Surinamese youths. The culprit was allegedly a Surinamese person.

Man 'planned Dutch 9/11 attack'

Police arrested on 9 September a 32-year-old Rotterdam man who threatened an attack at the Binnenhof at the Dutch Parliament in The Hague. The attack was meant to happen on 11 September, the public prosecution said on Friday. The man urged the killing of Jews and Americans. He was remanded in custody by Rotterdam Court on Friday for another 30 days.

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