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A woman who shot dead two armed robbers in her jewellery store in a Brabant village in March will not be prosecuted, although her husband does face charges for having an illegal gun, the public prosecution department said on Tuesday.
Search engine giant Google is to invest €600m in a huge data centre in the Eemshaven in Groningen province.
The children of some Polish, Bulgarian and Romanian migrants in the Netherlands are at risk, according to a new report from the government’s socio-cultural policy unit SCP.

The Netherlands has fourth richest citizens
The Netherlands is the fourth richest country in the world, according to the latest edition of the Global Wealth Report published on Tuesday by German insurer Allianz.

Girls do better than boys at secondary school
After three years of secondary school, girls are performing better than boys and are more likely to be in higher streams than their primary schools expected, the national statistics office CBS said on Tuesday.

New self-employed registration system unjustified
The Council of State is highly critical of junior economic affairs minister Eric Wiebes' plan to bring in a new registration system for the self-employed.

Criticism mounts of youth care decentralisation plans
The government's plan to decentralise youth care is again attracting criticism, this time from the commission over-seeing the transition and from council audit offices.

Dutch actress wins comedy award at American festival
Dutch actress Sylvia Hoeks has won the prize for best comedy performance in a film at the Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas.

Cook cockles advice because of polio risk
The Dutch food safety body NVWA is warning that any shell fish picked up from the Westerschelde estuary in Zeeland run the risk of being contaminated with the polio virus.

Shia LaBeouf races around Stedelijk
Shia LaBoeuf, once famous for racing giant robots in the Transformers films, is to run a marathon around the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.

Afghan who interpreted for Dutch army will be deported
An Afghan national who interpreted for the Dutch army in Uruzgan is to be deported to Norway, junior justice minister Fred Teeven has confirmed.

World's biggest cruise ship to dock in Rotterdam
The world’s biggest cruise ship, the Oasis of the Seas, is due to arrive in Rotterdam port next Monday night after a week long cruise from the Spanish city of Malaga.

Many youngsters already in debt at 18
One in five youngsters between 18 and 24 years old is in debt and cannot pay their health insurance or their telephone provider, according to new research.

Senior government advisor questions student loan logic
The Council of State has criticised the government’s decision to scrap student grants, saying there is no certainty the savings will be ploughed back into education as pledged.

Van Gogh killer not alone; case should be reopened: official
The murderer of television presenter and film maker Theo van Gogh did not work alone, the investigating officer on the case told tv programme EenVandaag on Monday evening.

Health insurer DSW sets the pace, freezes its fees for 2015
Health insurance company DSW, traditionally the first to announce the price of a basic policy for the following year, is freezing its fees at €95 a month.

Judge removed from jihad recruiter case for showing bias
The investigating judge in a major criminal probe into the recruitment of jihadists has been removed from the case because of her potential bias.

Air France-KLM to delay Transavia expansion because of strike
Air France-KLM is delaying its plans to expand its low cost unit Transavia until the end of the year to buy time to try to end a strike by pilots.

15 people have been tested for ebola in the Netherlands: RIVM
Over the past few weeks, 15 people have been tested for the ebola virus in the Netherlands, the public health institute RIVM said on Monday.

Belgian authorities say no explosives found in Dutch 'jihadist' home
Belgian justice department officials have denied finding explosives in the Brussels home of two alleged jihadists from The Hague and said there were no concrete plans to attack the European Commission, the NRC reports on Monday.

Air France-KLM may delay Transavia plan because of strike
Air France-KLM has delayed its plans to turn its charter subsidiary Transavia into a price fighter for several months, news agency AFP says on Monday.

More signs of recovery: house prices rise for fifth month in a row
House prices in the Netherlands rose for a fifth month in a row in August, with an average increase of 1.7%.

Dutch national lottery under investigation for rigged draws
The state-owned national lottery Staatsloterij is under investigation by the gaming authority because of claims some draws could have been manipulated.

No more refunds for train users who forgot their season ticket
Dutch railway company NS is to stop refunding people who are forced to buy a ticket because they forgot their season ticket, the Telegraaf reports on Monday.

Dutch doctors devise monitor to spot who wakes up during surgery
Leiden University teaching hospital researchers are developing a new method to warn surgeons that a patient may be waking up during surgery, the AD reports on Monday.

PSV retain Eredivisie lead, lucky Ajax beat Feyenoord - just
Sunday’s classic match between arch rivals Ajax and Feyenoord ended in a 0-1 win for the Amsterdammers after Ricardo van Rhijn scored from a free kick.




 
 
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