Video: Dutch news roundup, 23 May 2010

Video: Dutch news roundup, 23 May 2010

23rd May 2010, Comments 0 comments

This week, people in the Netherlands have had to come to terms with last week's air plane crash in Libya which killed 70 Dutch nationals. The sole survivor, nine-year old Ruben from Tilburg, returned to Holland this week.

In other news: the authorities foiled a plot to attack the Dutch and Danish squads at the upcoming football World Cup in South Africa. US officials, working in conjunction with Iraqi investigators, uncovered the rudimentary plan to either detonate a bomb or shoot the national team. The Islamic militant who is now in custody says he was planning the attack as a response to what he deemed anti-Muslim activities in the Netherlands and Denmark.

Garbage collectors and street cleaners in Amsterdam are finally back on the job after weeks on strike for higher wages. The city had piled up with trash, and residents and visitors alike were fed up with the stinking rubbish all over the place. The garbage is now slowly being removed, but with an estimate 900,000 tons of trash on the streets, the clean-up will take some time.


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