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Dutch electronics giant Philips is to break itself up to focus on healthcare products and consumer goods.
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.
Some 10% of the people currently receiving a Dutch state pension live abroad, the national statistics office CBS said on Monday.

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.

Dutch ebola doctor actually has malaria
One of the two doctors brought back to the Netherlands after coming into connect with ebola patients in Sierra Leone actually has malaria, a spokesman for the public health institute RIVM said on Sunday.

Woman lay dead at home for nine months, council kept it secret
The body of a 65-year-old woman has been found in her home in Rotterdam, nine months after she is thought to have died, local broadcaster RTV Rijnmond said at the weekend.

Amsterdam picked as one of 2020 football championship hosts
Amsterdam is one of 13 cities picked to host Uefa's 2020 European football championships and will stage three group and one round of 16 games in the Arena stadium.  

Three Dutch pension funds to start offering mortgages
Three Dutch pension funds are to start offering mortgages, investing a combined €2bn in the housing market.

MH17 research team return home; area still dangerous, says PM
The 30-strong extra research team dispatched to Ukraine last week to help with the investigation into the downing of Malaysian Airways flight MH17 is returning home because it is too dangerous to visit the crash site.

Amsterdam may revoke brothel licence after human trafficking claims
Amsterdam city council plans to withdraw the licence of one of the city's biggest brothel owners because he does not do enough to discourage human trafficking.

Man who threw toddler over balcony is jailed for 10 years
A 39-year-old man who threw a toddler off the sixth floor of a block of flats in Amsterdam's Zuidoost district has been jailed for 10 years.

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