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Tasers should be standard equipment in emergencies, police say

Electric shock weapons such as tasers should become part of the equipment used by police officers on emergency service duty,...

15 November 2018 pm30 3:18 pm

Museums must hand over museum card info to tax inspectors: court

A court in Amsterdam has ruled that the Dutch museum association must hand over details about a museum card holder’s...

15 November 2018 pm30 3:07 pm

Two hand grenades made safe outside cafe in central Almere

Parts of central Almere were sealed off on Thursday morning as police explosives experts made safe two hand grenades which...

15 November 2018 pm30 2:55 pm

Dutch foundation, not Belgian, sent cash to Germany’s AfD

A Dutch foundation named Stichting Identiteit Europa is now thought to be one of the foreign charities which sent money...

15 November 2018 pm30 2:40 pm

Green light for more gas extraction in Drenthe, Groningen

Economic affairs minister Eric Wiebes has given gas company NAM the green light to extract gas from 14 different locations...

15 November 2018 pm30 2:03 pm

Bones found in Gelderland wood are human, police confirm

Bones found by a walker in woods near the Gelderland village of Hummelo are human, police confirmed on Thursday. The...

15 November 2018 pm30 1:35 pm

Brexit withdrawal agreement: what next for British nationals in NL?

The Brexit withdrawal agreement, which still has to be approved by European leaders, the European parliament and the British parliament,...

15 November 2018 pm30 12:11 pm

Defence ministry to buy Dutch and boost local industry

The Dutch armed forces should focus orders for new equipment on the Netherlands, to both boost the economy and help...

15 November 2018 am30 10:40 am

Painting valued at €800 goes for nearly €600,000 at auction

A painting expected to fetch between €800 and €1,600 at auction was sold for €570,000 at a Rotterdam auction house...

15 November 2018 am30 9:58 am

Police want access to refugee fingerprints to aid crime fighting

Dutch police are calling for easier access to the data base of fingerprints belonging to refugees and undocumented migrants in...

15 November 2018 am30 9:31 am