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Netherlands Investigating Internet Hackers Who Spied on Iranian Web Users

Posted September 6th, 2011 at 10:11 am (UTC-5)
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The Netherlands has begun investigating the hacking of a Dutch Internet company whose security certificates were stolen and used to spy on hundreds of thousands of Iranian web users. Dutch Home Affairs Minister Piet Hein Donner said late Monday the investigation will try to determine who stole the certificates from DigiNotar, and whether the Dutch […]

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Dutch TV Quiz Features Asylum Seekers

Posted September 1st, 2011 at 6:40 pm (UTC-5)
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A new television quiz show in the Netherlands will test the knowledge of failed asylum seekers about Dutch language, culture and history. In the show, five would-be immigrants will show what they learned in the country they want to call home. The winner gets close to $6,000 to start a new life in his or […]

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Terror Suspect Linked to Al-Shabaab Appears in US Court

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 5:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A man suspected of supporting a terrorist group in Somalia has appeared in a U.S. federal court after being extradited from the Netherlands. Mohamud Said Omar made his initial appearance at the court in Minneapolis Monday on charges related to supporting al-Shabaab, a Somalia-based group that the United States considers a terrorist organization linked to […]

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Dutch Police to Scan Fingerprints in Checks for Illegal Immigrants

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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The Dutch government is planning to give mobile devices to 125 police officers so they can scan the fingerprints of detainees to help catch and deport illegal immigrants. The devices are expected to speed up the current process where police take suspected immigrants into custody to check their fingerprints against an immigration database. The new […]

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Dutch Court Acquits Anti-Islam Lawmaker

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 6:05 am (UTC-5)
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A Dutch court Thursday acquitted populist politician Geert Wilders of hate speech and discrimination against Muslims. The Amsterdam court ruled that Wilders’ anti-Islamic statements fell within the bounds of legitimate political debate. Following the verdict, Wilders called the ruling a victory for free speech in the Netherlands. Wilders faced five counts of hate speech and […]

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Netherlands Transit Strike Hits Rotterdam

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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Public transit workers in Rotterdam, the Netherlands are staging a 24 hour strike Thursday to protest cuts to the transit agency. Rotterdam is the third Dutch city hit by a day long transit work stoppage this week. On Wednesday, bus, tram, and metro workers stayed off the job in The Hague, protesting $175 million in […]

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Dutch Woman Confesses to Murder After 65 Years

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A 96-year-old Dutch woman has confessed to killing a man in 1946, believing mistakenly that he had collaborated with the Nazis. The mayor of the city of Leiden says the woman admitted shooting Felix Gulje in the chest in the doorway to his home because she believed he was working with the German occupiers. He […]

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Greenpeace Attempts to Stop Nuclear Waste Transport in Netherlands

Posted June 7th, 2011 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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Activists from the environmental group Greenpeace have chained themselves to railroad tracks in the Netherlands, to delay a train carrying a shipment of nuclear waste from a power plant there to a nuclear reprocessing plant in France. Greenpeace says 10 protesters tried to halt the train Tuesday as it made its way from the Borssele […]

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