Dutch news in brief, 27 July 2006

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Largest Srebrenica mass grave found

Largest Srebrenica mass grave found

A recently discovered mass grave containing the bodies of Muslims massacred at Srebrenica in Bosnia appears to be the largest found to date. Some 730 bodies have been uncovered while only a third of the grave has been evacuated. Experts believe there may be more than 1,000 bodies in the grave. Bosnian Serbs carried out the worst massacre of civilians since World War II after capturing the UN-designated safe haven of Srebrenica from Dutch peacekeepers. The Serbs took away at least 7,000 Muslim men and boys whom they executed and buried. So far, 2,500 bodies have been identified.

Shell unveils record profit

Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell announced a profit of EUR 6.31 billion for the second quarter of the year. This is 36 percent higher than the same period last year and the largest quarterly profit Shell has ever booked. CEO Jeroen van der Veer emphasised in a press release that high oil prices alone were not the only reason for the jump in profits. The company is also performing very well. Shell's production of oil fell by 8 percent, mainly due to violent unrest in Nigeria.

Money makes Dutch happy

More than half of all Dutch people believe money makes one happy. Only a third adhere to the old adage that it doesn't, according to a survey of 500 people by Trendbox. The study found that money and happiness go hand-in-hand: the more money the Dutch have, the happier they are.

Ruud heads for Real

Manchester United has agreed to sell Dutch striker Ruud van Nistelrooy to Real Madrid for EUR 15 million, Spanish radio station Cadena SER said on Thursday. Van Nistelrooy will reportedly sign a three-year contract and be presented at Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu Stadium on Friday following a routine medical.

[Copyright Expatica News 2006]

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