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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 reported on Monday.
Some 10% of the people currently receiving a Dutch state pension live abroad, the national statistics office CBS said on Monday.
House prices in the Netherlands rose for a fifth month in a row in August, with an average increase of 1.7%.

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.

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.

Win for PSV, loss for Feyenoord in Europa League kick-off
There were mixed fortunes for the two Dutch football clubs taking part in this season's Europa League competition.

Daycare company boss quits after criticism over bankruptcy bonuses
The chief executive of childcare group Smallsteps, at the centre of a dispute over its ‘bankruptcy’ earlier this year, has resigned, the NRC says on Friday.

IS tweet civil servant resigns from Labour party
A Dutch civil servant who tweeted that the Islamic State is a zionist plot has resigned her membership of the Dutch labour party PvdA.

Armed robberies on shops drop to record low
The number of armed robberies on Dutch retail premises fell by 21% in the first eight months of this year to a record low of 232, according to Dutch retail council figures.

Police figures show 4% drop in recorded crime, more bikes stolen
The latest police crime statistics show a 4% drop in recorded crime in the Netherlands, with fewer armed robberies, burglaries and muggings taking place in the first six months of this year.

AZ without a coach as Alex Pastoor leaves
Alex Pastoor, who was supposed to take over as head coach from Marco van Basten at AZ, is leaving the Alkmaar-based club.

Ajax kick off Champions League campaign with Paris Saint-Germain draw
Amsterdam football club Ajax kicked off their Champions League campaign on Thursday night with a draw against French side Paris Saint-Germain.

Luxury accommodation 'too expensive' for ordinary students
A plethora of new initiatives are under way in Amsterdam to provide housing for students, but most are too expensive for the average student, the Parool reports.

Amsterdam wants to house fewer refugees
Amsterdam city council has made a plea to be allowed to house fewer refugees with residency permits because of the acute shortage of housing in the city.

Geert Wilders misused our statistics, researchers say
Researchers from two separate institutes have distanced themselves from the way Geert Wilders has used their reports to score politicial points about Dutch Muslims.

Media magnate John de Mol puts Talpa up for sale
Dutch media magnate John de Mol has put his new entertainment group Talpa up for sale and several potential buyers have already registered their interest, the Financieele Dagblad says on Thursday.

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