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Welfare claims rise again; refugees account for half the increase

31 August 2016 | 0 comments

There was a rise in the number of people claiming welfare benefits in the second quarter of this year but not all the increase is due to Syrian refugees, the national statistics office CBS said on Wednesday.

Turkish news agency publishes list of ‘pro-Gülen’ Dutch groups

31 August 2016 | 0 comments

Turkish state news agency Anadolu has published an article listing companies and organisations in the Netherlands.

More people now have multiple jobs, low-skilled work long weeks

31 August 2016 | 0 comments

An increasing number of people have more than one job, and working weeks are getting longer, according to a new report by the government’s social policy unit SCP.

More Dutch are victims of human trafficking for sex industry: report

31 August 2016 | 0 comments

There was a sharp drop in the number of reports of human trafficking in the Netherlands last year but there is still no reason to be optimistic, national reporter Corrine Dettmeijer said on Tuesday.

Dutch police seize two tonnes of coral, illegal animal parts

30 August 2016 | 0 comments

Dutch police have uncovered a record haul of skins and bones from endangered wildlife, as well as two tonnes of coral which may be hundreds of years old.The illegal stash, ranging from ivory jewellery...

Niki Lauda hits out at unrepentant Verstappen after Belgian GP drama

30 August 2016 | 0 comments

Formula One legend Niki Lauda has accused Max Verstappen of recklessness after the Dutchman’s heated duel with Finnish rival Kimi Raikkonen during the Belgian Grand Prix.

Selfie craze is helping spread head lice at secondary schools: research

30 August 2016 | 0 comments

While head lice have been traditionally considered a primary school problem, they are now moving over to secondary school pupils scalps, according to new research.

One in five children withdrawn from Amsterdam school linked to Turkish Güle...

30 August 2016 | 0 comments

At least a fifth of children at an Amsterdam school linked to the Turkish Gülen movement have been withdrawn by their parents, the Parool reports.

Lebanese editor fined 20,000 euros for Hariri court contempt

29 August 2016 | 0 comments

A special court Monday fined the editor of a Beirut-based newspaper 20,000 euros ($22,000) for publishing secret information about witnesses in the case against the alleged killers of former Lebanese...

E.Timor urges court to end sea border row with Australia

29 August 2016 | 0 comments

East Timor on Monday urged an international court to help end a decade-long dispute with Australia over a maritime border which cuts through lucrative oil and gas fields in the Timor Sea.Australia argued...

E.Timor urges court to settle sea border row with Australia

29 August 2016 | 0 comments

East Timor on Monday urged an international court to help resolve a dispute with Australia over a maritime border which cuts through lucrative oil and gas fields in the Timor Sea.Australia has said it...

Tax reforms risk undermining foreign investment, Silicon Valley firms warn...

29 August 2016 | 0 comments

Eight technology firms have written to prime minister Mark Rutte warning him that proposed reforms to the corporate tax system could blunt the Netherlands’ competitive edge, the Financieele Dagblad said on Monday.

Coffee drinking has genetic link, says new Dutch study

29 August 2016 | 0 comments

That urge for a mid-afternoon coffee hit could be partly genetic, according to a new study on Italian and Dutch drinkers.

Support for anti-Islam PVV falls, but it remains the biggest party: poll

29 August 2016 | 0 comments

Support for Geert Wilders’ anti-Islam PVV has fallen to its lowest level this year.

Fewer teenagers own a moped, most are owned by the over-50s

29 August 2016 | 0 comments

The number of youngsters who drive a moped has halved since 2007, according to new figures from the national statistics office CBS.

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