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Final MH17 report due October 13: Dutch investigators

Final MH17 report due October 13: Dutch investigators

27 August 2015 | 0 comments

The final report into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over war-torn eastern Ukraine last year will be released in October 13, Dutch investigators said on Thursday."The Dutch Safety Board...

Dutch lecturer accuses Kazakhstan of sacking him under Russian pressure

Dutch lecturer accuses Kazakhstan of sacking him under Russian pressure

26 August 2015 | 0 comments

A Dutch lecturer on Wednesday accused a top university in Kazakhstan of sacking him after he tried to hold a talk on the "Russian-Ukrainian conflict", a claim denied by the university.Dutch professor...

Dutch DSM to axe over 900 jobs by 2017

Dutch DSM to axe over 900 jobs by 2017

25 August 2015 | 0 comments

Dutch pharmaceutical group DSM announced Tuesday it will slash 900 to 1,100 jobs by the end of 2017 in a cost-cutting exercise, amounting to about half of its Netherlands-based staff."In an increasingly...

Fewer students apply to teacher training colleges

Fewer students apply to teacher training colleges

25 August 2015 | 0 comments

The number of students applying for a place at a teacher training college (pabo) is down 30% on last year.

Russia ordered to compensate the Netherlands for Arctic Sunrise affair

Russia ordered to compensate the Netherlands for Arctic Sunrise affair

25 August 2015 | 0 comments

The Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague has ordered Russia to pay the Netherlands compensation over the incident with the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise in 2013.

VVD calls on cabinet to appeal against climate change ruling

25 August 2015 | 0 comments

MPs from the ruling right-wing VVD are urging the cabinet to appeal against a court decision ordering the government to do more to reduce CO2 emissions.

Amsterdam students should share homes with ex-cons: D66

25 August 2015 | 0 comments

The shortage of affordable housing for students in Amsterdam could be solved by setting up projects where students live with ex-cons, refugees and the elderly, according to D66 councillors.

Rijksmuseum to raise €160m for two early Rembrandt portraits

Rijksmuseum to raise €160m for two early Rembrandt portraits

25 August 2015 | 0 comments

Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum is hoping to buy two early paintings by Rembrandt which will be the most expensive purchase ever made by a Dutch museum.

Twitter blocks website saving politicians' deleted posts

Twitter blocks website saving politicians' deleted posts

24 August 2015 | 0 comments

The Politwoops website that saved tweets deleted by politicians said Monday that Twitter had blocked its access to the social media giant, halting its operations across 30 countries.The Open State Foundation...

Russia must compensate Dutch over Greenpeace ship: international court

Russia must compensate Dutch over Greenpeace ship: international court

24 August 2015 | 0 comments

Russia must compensate the Netherlands over the 2013 seizure of Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship during a protest against Arctic oil drilling, an international court ruled on Monday.The Permanent Court...

Russia must compensate Dutch over Greenpeace ship: international court

Russia must compensate Dutch over Greenpeace ship: international court

24 August 2015 | 0 comments

Russia must compensate the Netherlands with interest over the 2013 seizure of Greenpeace's Arctic Sunrise ship during a protest against Arctic oil drilling, an international arbitration court said on...

Website that save politicians' deleted tweets suspended

Website that save politicians' deleted tweets suspended

24 August 2015 | 0 comments

The Politwoops website that saves tweets deleted by politicians said Monday its operations have been closed down in the 30 countries where it was active after Twitter blocked its access to the social...

Paternity leave and elderly to profit from government windfall

Paternity leave and elderly to profit from government windfall

24 August 2015 | 0 comments

The Dutch government is planning to extend paternity leave to five days, give EUR 1,000 to all the elderly for leisure, and improve care homes.

Princess Amalia off to secondary school

Princess Amalia off to secondary school

24 August 2015 | 0 comments

Princess Amalia, first in line to the throne, is off to secondary school on Monday.

Health minister sticks to fee for chemists’ advice

Health minister sticks to fee for chemists’ advice

24 August 2015 | 0 comments

Health minister Edith Schippers said on Friday she will not withdraw the fee charged by chemists when dispensing new medicines.

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