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Picasso Among 7 Masterpieces Stolen From Dutch Museum

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 2:25 pm (UTC-5)
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Dutch police say thieves have stolen seven paintings by renowned artists, including Picasso, Matisse and Monet, from a museum in Rotterdam. The thieves removed the masterpieces from the Kunsthal museum before dawn Tuesday, triggering an alarm but leaving the scene before police arrived. The art theft is one of the biggest in the Netherlands in […]

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Picasso Among 7 Masterpieces Stolen From Dutch Museum

Posted October 16th, 2012 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Dutch police say thieves have stolen seven paintings by prominent modern artists, including Picasso, Matisse and Monet, from a museum in Rotterdam. The thieves removed the masterpieces from the Kunsthal museum before dawn Tuesday, triggering an alarm but leaving the scene before police arrived. The art theft is one of the biggest in the Netherlands […]

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Dutch PM Resigns After Budget Talks Fail

Posted April 23rd, 2012 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has submitted his government’s resignation following a collapse in talks on reducing the country’s budget. Queen Beatrix was reported to have accepted the resignation, but asked all ministers to continue with matters of state for the time being. The resignation had been widely expected since Saturday, when Geert Wilders far-right […]

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More than 100 Injured in Dutch Trains Collision

Posted April 21st, 2012 at 5:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in the Netherlands say at least 120 people were injured, many seriously, when two commuter trains crashed head-on in Amsterdam Saturday. A police spokesman told the media there were no immediate reports of fatalities, but of those injured, 70 suffered minor injuries and the rest were “seriously or very seriously injured,” including broken bones […]

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Cargo Ship Runs Aground Off Dutch Coast

Posted January 20th, 2012 at 7:50 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities say a Philippine-registered cargo ship has become stranded after running aground during a storm in the Netherlands early Friday. A Dutch Coast Guard spokesman was quoted as saying there have been no fuel spills, but they are monitoring the Aztec Maiden near Amsterdam. There are no reports of injuries among the ship’s 21-member crew. […]

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Netherlands Puts Farmers On Flood Alert

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 7:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Authorities in the Netherlands have warned farmers in several northern provinces to leave their homes and farms because strong winds and heavy rain have raised concerns of possible coastal flooding. Coen Vaarkamp, a spokesman for Groningen region’s emergency authority, said the high water levels are a threat to houses in the area. “If the water […]

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Dutch Court: 3 Congolese Witnesses Can Seek Asylum

Posted December 28th, 2011 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A Dutch court has ruled the government must allow three Congolese witnesses who testified before the International Criminal Court to seek asylum in the Netherlands. A court in Amsterdam issued the ruling on Wednesday. The three men have been held for months at the ICC’s detention unit in The Hague while lawyers debated whether they […]

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Netherlands Apologizes for 1947 Indonesia Massacre

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 2:15 am (UTC-5)
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The Dutch government has formally apologized for the 1947 massacre of up to 430 young men and boys during Indonesia’s war for independence. The Netherlands ambassador to Indonesia, Tjeerd de Zwaan, apologized to families of the victims at a tearful ceremony on Friday in the Indonesian town on Rawagede. On December 9, 1947, Dutch troops […]

Four Killed in Netherlands Boat Crash

Posted October 4th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in the Netherlands say four men were killed when a speedboat collided with a cargo ship in the Meuse River. The collision occurred Monday night and three survivors from the speedboat, who were not seriously injured, managed to get aboard the freighter. The cause of the crash is still unknown but authorities are continuing […]

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Dutch Court Damaged in Blast

Posted September 21st, 2011 at 5:27 am (UTC-5)
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An explosion early Wednesday morning damaged an Amsterdam courthouse complex. Dutch police said no one was injured in the blast. Damage was visible, but Dutch media report courts were operating as usual Wednesday. Television video showed workers removing broken glass from the area. The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

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