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The Dutch defence ministry has denied a mysterious submarine spotted in difficulty off the coast of Sweden is Dutch.
Animal and fish feed firm Nutreco is being taken over by Dutch conglomerate SHV, owned by the wealthy Fentener van Vlissingen family.
After a weekend of record temperatures, the first autumn storms will hit the Netherlands this week, weather forecasters say.

Man and child in hospital after cargo bike ends up in canal
A man and child are seriously ill in hospital after their cargo bike ended up in a canal in Brabant, broadcaster Nos said on Monday.

Ministry to tackle asbestos removal fraud
Asbestos removal companies which lose their license as a result of fraud or breaches of safety regulations are free to apply for a new license and start another limited company without any sanctions whatsoever, Trouw writes on Monday

Rural Dutch council to abolish 80% of its local laws: RTL
The mayor in the rural Dutch district of Hollands Kroon wants abolish 80% of local laws, scrapping fines for public urination and leaving dog mess, RTL news said on Monday.

Heineken sends Sierra Leone workers on leave
The Heineken brewing group has sent workers at its Sierra Leone subsidiary on leave because of the Ebola epidemic.

Dutch electronics giant Philips books third quarter loss
Dutch electronics giant Philips booked a €103m loss in the third quarter of this year, on turnover down marginally at €5.5bn.

Georgian girl at centre of refugee status row dies of leukemia
An eight-year-old girl found to be suffering from acute leukemia shortly after her deportation from the Netherlands has died in Leiden, while being treated for the disease.

Two die at Amsterdam Dance Event
Two people who attended the Amsterdam Dance Event have died, presumably as a result of drug use, local broadcaster AT5 reports.

Poison pen letter writer caught
A 51-year-old woman from Koewacht in the province of Zeeland has confessed to writing anonymous letter to dozens of fellow-villagers since 2011, RTL news reported on Sunday.

Dutch dredging firms win new Suez Canal mega contract
Dutch dredging companies Boskalis and Van Oord have acquired a hotly contested contract to build a second Suez canal in Egypt. The contract is worth around $1.5bn, the Financieele Dagblad reported at the weekend.

'Safety procedures ignored' at Petten nuclear reactor: investigation
An investigation into the safety of the nuclear reactor in Petten has revealed a catalogue of errors, leading to calls for it to be shut down, the Volkskrant said on Saturday.

Missing Dutch hikers found alive and well in Nepal
The three Dutch trekkers who went missing in the wake of the snow storm in Nepal are safe, the Telegraaf reports on Saturday.

Suspected terrorist arrested in Amsterdam
Police have arrested a 26 year-old Moroccan man in Amsterdam on suspicion of preparing terrorist attacks against policemen, the public prosecution department said in a statement.

Brink's to cut Dutch workforce by 600
The Brink’s security transport company is to close three of its seven Dutch branches in the next year, the Volkskrant reports.

Zwarte Piet protesters wrongly arrested: national ombudsman
Police in Dordrecht wrongfully arrested two men on an anti-Zwarte Piet demonstration during a Sinterklaas parade in 2011, the national ombudsman ruled on Friday.

Steelmaker Nedstaal declared bankrupt
Dutch steel manufacturer Nedstaal in Alblasserdam has been declared bankrupt after failing to meet outstanding debts, RTL news reports.

Bert Koenders sworn in as new foreign affairs minister
Bert Koenders was on Friday sworn in as new minister of foreign affairs by king Willem-Alexander.

Weekend to be 'historically hot'
Saturday and Sunday will be warm with temperatures in the south east of the country reaching 23 to 24 degrees, according to RTL Nieuws.

Search on for missing Dutch hikers Nepal
A team of five British hikers is hoping to find signs of life of three Dutch hikers who have been missing for three days after a snowstorm hit Nepal, the Telegraaf reports on Thursday.

A family in serious debt costs Dutch society €100,000: Nibud
A household in serious debt costs Dutch society €100,000 in unpaid bills, social security benefits, lost working hours, health costs and evictions, says family spending institute Nibud in a new report.

Dutch crime show Flikken Maastricht is best tv programme
Television detective series Flikken Maastricht was awarded the Golden Televizier Ring as best Dutch television show at a star-filled ceremony in the Carre theatre in Amsterdam on Thursday night.

Two more Rabobank staffers face US charges over interest rate fixing
The American authorities have charged two more former Rabobank workers for the role in the Libor interest rate manipulation scandal.

'2.5 million people in the Netherlands live below the poverty line'
In total, 2.5 million people out of almost 17 million live below the poverty line in the Netherlands - that is 14% of the population - according to a new report.

Online market conman jailed for ripping 200 people off
A man who ripped off more than 200 people via the classified advertising website marktplaats.nl has been jailed for three years, one year suspended, by a court in Middelburg.




 
 
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Uberpop is the solution, not the problem
photo Dutch newspapers
Uberpop is only doing what others have failed to do: promote competition, improve quality and lower prices, writes Dutch Uber general manager Niek van Leeuwen.
 
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