Morning newspapers - 3 January 2007

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De Telegraaf, Samir A. deadly sick in terrorist jail

De Telegraaf

Samir A. deadly sick in terrorist jail

Convicted terrorist Samir A. is facing a serious health crisis in his isolation cell at the maximum security jail in Vught. A. is suffering from a chronic intestine ailment and his condition worsened after refusing medicine during a hunger strike last week.

Het Financieele Dagblad

CDA wants quick negotiations

The Cabinet formation talks will enter a new phase on Wednesday. The Christian Democrat CDA, as the nation's largest party, wants to enter into policy negotiations with its intended coalition partners the Labour PvdA and ChristenUnie as quickly as possible.


Soldiers break rules again

Military police are investigating whether soldiers of the Dutch land army badly misbehaved at the Amsterdam nightclub 11 shortly before Christmas. Some of the group of 15 soldiers are alleged to have threatened a security officer and to have used hard drugs.

De Volkskrant

VVD sweeps out election campaign

The Liberal VVD election campaign was "too pale", leader Mark Rutte unconvincing and the party no longer has a recognisable face, the VVD academic bureau has concluded after November's election loss.


Noise makes spinal injection very accurate

The Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis in Den Bosch is investigating a new method to carry out
spinal injections. Initial studies have indicated that technique is extremely accurate. Instead of the hand, the pressure on the needle will be regulated by a pump with a noise system. As the pressure increases, the tone of the noise rises. An anaesthetist can determine from the tone whether the needle is in the right place.

Nederlands Dagblad

Compulsory aggression lessons for ambulance staff

The training course "How to respond to aggression and violence" will be added to the base study programme for ambulance nurse students. Up until now, the course had been an option.

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Subject: Dutch news

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