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Bones, silver found in 18th-century Dutch wreck off UK

18 August 2017 | 0 comments

Maritime archaeologists said Friday they have begun excavating the wreck of a Dutch ship that sank off the English coast in 1740, recovering leather shoes, silver and the bones of its lost crew.The Rooswijk,...

Bikes, phones and a fur hat await their owners at NS lost property office

18 August 2017 | 0 comments

Passengers are leaving so many items behind on trains that Dutch railway company NS is expanding its lost property storage space, the company said on Thursday.

Police arrest NOS hostage taker who ‘wanted to speak to CNN’

18 August 2017 | 0 comments

Police have arrested a 33-year-old man who took a woman hostage at the offices of public broadcasting company NPO in Hilversum on Thursday.

Fit Dutch student water polo team cause media storm in Taiwan

18 August 2017 | 0 comments

A photograph of the Dutch men’s water polo team has created a media hype in Taiwan where the team is taking part in the Universiade games – an international sports event for student teams.

Going back to the Middle Ages: there are now 500 breweries in NL

18 August 2017 | 0 comments

The number of breweries in the Netherlands is back to ‘medieval levels’ when every town had its own brewery, says beer culture heritage organisation SENB.

As jobless total drops again, Dutch firms struggle to find staff

18 August 2017 | 0 comments

The official Dutch unemployment rate fell again in July to 4.8% of the working population, national statistics office CBS said on Thursday.

Dutch agree to hand over drug suspects to Belgium

18 August 2017 | 0 comments

The Netherlands on Friday agreed to extradite five suspects wanted on drug-smuggling charges by Belgium, after earlier suspending the handover due to concerns for their welfare in detention."Five suspects...

Mali ex-jihadist liable for 2.7 mn euros for Timbuktu destruction: ICC

17 August 2017 | 0 comments

A war crimes court Thursday said a Malian ex-jihadist caused 2.7 million euros in damages when he destroyed Timbuktu's fabled shrines in 2012.The International Criminal Court ordered victims be paid "individual,...

Dutch police arrest man after knife drama at broadcaster

17 August 2017 | 0 comments

Dutch police arrested a man Thursday in the country's central broadcasting centre of Hilversum, after he took a woman hostage following an altercation in a parking lot, a spokeswoman said."What we know...

As jobless total goes down, 1.3 million Dutch people would like a job or mo...

17 August 2017 | 0 comments

The Dutch unemployment rate may have dipped below 5% this year but there are still 1.3 million people who would like a job or who would like to work longer hours, the national statistics agency CBS said on Wednesday.

Dutch economic growth set to reach 3.3% this year, says CPB

17 August 2017 | 0 comments

The government’s macro-economic policy unit CPB on Wednesday revised its growth forecasts for the Dutch economy upwards to 3.3% this year and 2.5% in 2018.

New coalition ‘will make national anthem lessons compulsory at Dutch school...

17 August 2017 | 0 comments

The Dutch national anthem, the Wilhelmus, will become a compulsory part of the school curriculum when the new government takes office, the AD said on Wednesday.

Dutch road safety groups criticise crossbar bikes, warn of dangers

17 August 2017 | 0 comments

The traditional crossbar on men’s bikes is unsafe and should be avoided by some groups, say traffic safety organisations Veilig Verkeer Nederland (VVN) and TeamAlert.

Volunteers pick 15 tonnes of waste from Dutch beaches in two weeks

17 August 2017 | 0 comments

Volunteers have picked up almost 15,000 kilos of rubbish from Dutch beaches in the past two weeks, foundation De Noordzee said on Wednesday.

War court poised for historic ruling on Timbuktu jihadist rampage

17 August 2017 | 0 comments

War crimes judges are poised to make legal history on Thursday with a ruling on compensation for the destruction of fabled shrines in the Malian town of Timbuktu, an act ordered by a now-repentant jihadist.The...



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