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Friday 24 October  
  • Arantxa Rus knocked out of Wimbledon

    Dutch Tennis star Arantxa Rus has been knocked out of the lawn tennis competition at Wimbledon. The 21-year-old Dutch player lost to Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai: 1-6 2-6.

    It’s the first time in her career that Ms Rus ...

  • Dutch PM criticised over Europe

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has come under criticism for supporting joint European supervision of banks.

    Christian Democrat leader Sybrand van Haersma Buma said on Dutch public Radio One “Rutte allowed himself to be ta...

  • Netherlands faces shortage of skilled manual workers

    The Netherlands will soon face a shortage of skilled manual workers.

    Thousands of tradesmen will go into retirement in the coming years and there are not enough young people learning a trade.

    The Dutch Board for Skilled...

  • Dutch expect more economic misery

    The majority of Dutch citizens expect the economy will further deteriorate in the coming year. Sixty percent expect that unemployment will rise and prices go up.

    Consumer spending is expected to decrease further and the housing market ...

  • Public prosecutor: foul play in deaths at boys' home

    A Roman Catholic brother gave 37 minors a deadly overdose of medication at a home for disabled boys in the Netherlands. The Dutch public prosecution office has confirmed that the deaths between 1952 and 1954 were the result of foul play.

  • América Movil acquires 25-percent interest in KPN

    Mexican telecom company América Móvil has acquired a 25 percent interest in its Dutch competitor KPN.

    América Móvil’s offer of eight euros per share expired on Wednesday night. A total of 40 percent of...

  • Six men arrested for killing Dutch tourist

    The Tanzanian police have arrested six men on suspicion of killing a Dutch tourist.

    The 57-year-old was killed in an armed robbery on a holiday park in Rubanda Village.

    The suspects are being held at various police stations in t...

  • Dutch prisons filling up

    Dutch prisons are quite full these days, with an occupancy rate of 95 percent on average.

    Sometimes all cells are occupied, which is why the authorities have decided to increase the number of prisoners per cell as of next year.


  • Utrecht plan to ban old cars from inner city

    The city wants to ban cars that cause above-average pollution from the city centre to improve air quality.

    The mayor has come to the conclusion that “the Utrecht fleet of cars causes more pollution than the national average.&rdquo...

  • Van Marwijk resigns as Holland coach

    Bert van Marwijk has resigned as coach for the Dutch national football team. The Dutch football association and the trainer took the decision on Wednesday evening at Van Marwijk’s initiative. His contract was due to end after the 2016 Eur...

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