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Very heavy rain in much of the Netherlands led to localised flooding and traffic disruption on Monday.
Dutch investigators heading for the MH17 crash zone in Ukraine were forced to turn back on Monday because it was too dangerous to proceed.
The impact of planned government cuts on the Dutch diplomatic service has been limited, the Financieele Dagblad reports on Monday.

Heavy rain, thunderstorms lead to flooding, Schiphol airport delays
Very heavy showers and some thunder is set to hit much of the Netherlands on Monday, the KNMI weather bureau says.

Dutch cyclist Marianne Vos wins inaugural La Course in Paris
Dutch cyclist Marianne Vos won the first edition of new cycling race La Course in Paris at the weekend, as arch rival Lizzie Armitstead crashed in the final kilometre.

Dutch nationals urged to leave Libya amid mounting violence
Dutch nationals have been urged to leave Libya and travellers warned not to visit the country in transit because of the civil war.

Dutch girls win under-19 European football championship
The Dutch women’s under-19 football team won the European title this weekend with a 1-0 victory over Spain in Oslo.

Dutch foreign minister back in Ukraine, focus on police presence
Dutch foreign minister Frans Timmermans and his Australian counterpart Julie Bishop are back in Ukraine on Monday in an effort to win access to the crash site of flight MH17.

Dutch drop Ukraine military mission plan: too dangerous says PM
The Dutch cabinet has dropped its plans to send a military mission to secure the site of the crash of Malaysia Airways flight MH17, saying it would be too dangerous.

Criminal investigation begun into banned antibiotic in animal feed
The public prosecution department has launched a criminal investigation into the use of a banned antibiotic in Dutch animal feed from a producer near Utrecht.

Dutch to decide this weekend on sending armed mission to Ukraine
A decision will be taken this weekend on whether or not to send armed police or soldiers to the area where Malaysia Airways MH17 was brought down a week ago, prime minister Mark Rutte told MPs on Friday.

The Hague mayor urged to get tough after anti-Jewish chanting at rally
The Hague's mayor Jozias van Aartsen is being urged to get tough on anti-Jewish demonstrators after people were heard chanting 'death to Jews' at a protest rally in the city on Thursday evening.

Dutch students win robot football World Cup
A team of robotics students from Eindhoven’s University of Technology have won gold in this year’s Robocup World Cup football for robots.

ABBA routes royalties through Dutch tax system, says new book
Like the Rolling Stones and U2, Swedish pop group ABBA processes its royalties through the Netherlands to benefit from the country’s tax climate, the Telegraaf says on Friday.

Dutch commandos poised to leave for eastern Ukraine: Telegraaf
The Netherlands is poised to send its most elite soldiers to secure the crash site of Malaysian Airways MH17, the Telegraaf reports on Friday.

Friday is Schiphol airport's busiest ever day
Some 190,000 passengers are expected to move through Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Friday, making it the state-owned airport’s busiest ever day.

100 Dutch pig and veal farms shut after banned drug found in feed
Food safety inspectors have shut 102 Dutch pig and veal farms and 11 in Germany because they were delivered feed containing a banned antibiotic, the Financieele Dagblad says on Friday.

Groningen football fans attack Scots ahead of key European tie
Groningen FC football fans have attacked a group of supporters of Scottish club Aberdeen in the city centre ahead of their crucial Europa Cup tie on Thursday night, according to local media.

Third flight bringing MH17 victims due in Eindhoven today
Two more plane will bring a further 74 victims of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 back from Ukraine on Friday.

Dutch Somali woman faces deportation to US over terrorist funding
A 30-year-old woman who lives in Terneuzen faces extradition to the US on charges of helping finance the al-Shabaab terror group.

Man, 83, jailed for killing ill wife in act of desperation
An 83-year-old man who strangled his ill wife, saying he wanted to make an end to her suffering, has been jailed for 18 months for manslaughter.

'Investor negotiated with itself to buy daycare group'
Private investment group HIG negotiated with itself to buy out part of the bankrupt childcare group Estro earlier this month, the NRC says on Thursday.

Top advisory body criticises government's online gambling plans
The government's most senior advisory body has criticised plans by the justice ministry to deregulate the internet gambling sector and break the state monopoly on internet gambling.

What the papers say - A day of national mourning: the day after
The day of national mourning to honour the victims of Malaysia Airline flight MH17 dominates Thursday's newspapers, with most carrying a full page photograph of the ceremony.

Hilversum mayor apologises for Putin daughter deportation call
The mayor of Hilversum has described remarks he made on Radio 1 in which he called for the deportation of Putin's daughter, who is said to live in the Netherlands, as 'not sensible'.

Unilever first half turnover down on 'significant headwinds'
Food to detergent group Unilever booked first half sales down 5.5% at €24bn, the Anglo-Dutch company said on Thursday.




 
 
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