Morning newspapers – 4 July 2007
De Volkskrant, Sévèke was first on list
Sévèke was first on list
The murder of Louis Sévèke in November 2005 was supposed to be the beginning of a series of revenge killings in the Nijmegen squatters' circles. Marcel T., on trial in Arnhem today, had planned to kill others as well. After the death of the left-wing activist however he was so shocked by the reactions that he did not follow through on his plan.
Three submunicipal council members expelled from PvdA
When it emerged during a meeting that three Labour PvdA council members for the Amsterdam Zuidoost city district refused to resign they were immediately expelled.
Civilian deaths during fighting over Chora
At least nine Afghan civilians were killed because of an error by the local government during heavy fighting between Dutch troops and Taliban fighters two weeks ago.
KNVB consults with prime minister about World Cup
A delegation from the Dutch football association will meet with Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende and state secretary Jet Bussemaker on Thursday to discuss the 2018 World Cup. The KNVB would like to host the event together with Belgium.
Heineken ransom money launderer possibly arrested
It has been 24 years since the kidnapping of Alfred Heineken and his driver and justice officials have just arrested a man suspected of laundering some of the ransom money that was never recovered.
Het Financieele Dagblad
Private equity firm interested in Getronics
An American private equity firm is interested in taking over Getronics. The IT business expects to be able to make an announcement within eight weeks. Its share price closed 19 percent higher on Tuesday in response.
Currency market affects tourist destinations 2008
The extreme fluctuations on the currency market are leaving their mark on the holiday destination choices of tourists.
Average family not profiting from growth
Workers are hardly profiting at all from the ongoing economic growth and the scarcity on the labour market. Higher prices and heavier debts are all but undoing the moderate increase in wages.
Campaign to reduce number of dog bites
The National Information Centre on House Pets will soon be launched. The new organisation is starting a campaign to reduce the number of children bit by dogs each year.
Honour killing should just go away on its own, right?
24-year-old Zeynep Boral will not be able to finish her law degree. She was gunned down at Alkmaar station last week. It turns out to have been an honour killing. Just like two other cases the previous week which didn't make the papers.
China silent about deaths because of pollution
About 750,000 people die an early death in China each year as a result of the extreme pollution in the country. By far the most victims are in the large cities, which have serious problems with air pollution.
Mobile DVD player in car dangerous
Mobile DVD players mounted in the car to entertain children can become deadly projectiles in case of a collision, even at low speed. This has emerged from a crash test by research institute Dekra.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]
Subject: Dutch news