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We have started to collect the most important news related to Netherlands in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

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Royal Dutch Shell cuts 6,500 jobs

Thursday, July 30th 2015, 10:45

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell says it has shed 6,500 jobs as part of cost-cutting plans.
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GB's Armitstead fourth in La Course

Sunday, July 26th 2015, 14:12
related countries: France France
related places: Le Tour, Paris

Dutch rider Anna van der Breggen breaks clear on the final lap of 13 around Paris to win La Course by Le Tour de France.
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Newcastle sign £14.5m Wijnaldum

Saturday, July 11th 2015, 10:43
related places: Wijnaldum

Newcastle United sign PSV Eindhoven midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum in a £14.5m deal for five years.
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VIDEO: The Dutch tulips from Virginia

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 23:45

The Dutch tulip is under threat from globalisation - so what are they doing about it?
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Southampton sign defender Martina

Tuesday, July 7th 2015, 10:38

Southampton sign Curacao international defender Cuco Martina from Dutch club FC Twente on a two-year contract.
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Dutch police detain 200 after riot

Friday, July 3rd 2015, 12:18
related places: The Hague

Dutch police detain about 200 people in The Hague after rioting sparked by the death of a Caribbean man in police custody.
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Blind appointed Netherlands coach

Wednesday, July 1st 2015, 16:00

Danny Blind is named as Netherlands head coach following the departure of Guus Hiddink after 10 months in charge.
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Champion Kvitova powers past Bertens

Tuesday, June 30th 2015, 13:47

Petra Kvitova begins her Wimbledon title defence with a 35-minute win over Dutch player Kiki Bertens.
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Drone flies abortion pills to Poland

Saturday, June 27th 2015, 14:32
related countries: Poland Poland

A Dutch women's rights group uses a drone to fly abortion pills into Poland, in protest at the country's restrictive laws.
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Dutch police threaten Tour de France

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 15:23
related countries: France France

Dutch police threaten to disrupt the opening stages of the Tour de France as part of industrial action for better pay.
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Netherlands ordered to cut emissions

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 12:20

A court in the Netherlands orders the government to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 25% by 2020, in a class action suit launched by activists.
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Supermarket giants agree merger

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 10:00
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Dutch-based supermarket group Ahold agrees to merge with Belgium's Delhaize in a deal that could create one of the world's largest retailers.
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Japan women 2-1 Netherlands women

Wednesday, June 24th 2015, 5:58
related countries: Japan Japan

Defending champions Japan progress to the Women's World Cup quarter-finals after a narrow victory over the Netherlands.
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Dutch TV 'will show Prophet cartoons'

Saturday, June 20th 2015, 13:50

Dutch far-right leader Geert Wilders insists cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad will be shown on TV after they fail to air because of a "mix-up".
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VIDEO: Sizing up the Dutch height explosion

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 23:08

Short BBC reporter investigates why the Dutch are so tall
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VIDEO: How do the Dutch eat herring?

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 23:07

The Dutch love to eat herring and now that herring season is under way, Anna Holligan looks at what all the fuss is about.
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Charles unveils Waterloo memorial

Wednesday, June 17th 2015, 14:05
related countries: Belgium Belgium, Germany Germany, United Kingdom United Kingdom
related places: Waterloo

Prince Charles unveils a memorial to the British soldiers who fought at the Battle of Waterloo.
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Netherlands Women 1-1 Canada Women

Tuesday, June 16th 2015, 6:04

Hosts Canada reach round two of the Women's World Cup, finishing top of Group A after a 1-1 draw with the Netherlands.
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Wilders to show Muhammad cartoons

Wednesday, June 3rd 2015, 23:16

Dutch politician Geert Wilders says he will show on TV cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad from an event in Texas that was attacked by gunmen.
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Australian jailed for raping tourist

Monday, May 25th 2015, 6:22
related countries: Aruba Aruba

An Australian man who imprisoned a Dutch backpacker in a hotel room for six weeks, repeatedly raping and beating her, is jailed for 17 years.
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Netherlands backs veil ban plans

Friday, May 22nd 2015, 16:58

The Dutch cabinet backs plans for a partial ban on wearing face-covering Islamic veils in certain public places.
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Finland knocked out of Eurovision

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 8:57
related countries: Denmark Denmark, Finland Finland

Finnish Punk band PKN, the first Eurovision act to all have learning difficulties, are knocked out of the contest in the first semi-final, along with Denmark and the Netherlands.
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VIDEO: 'Separatists held my school hostage'

Wednesday, May 20th 2015, 0:00
related countries: Indonesia Indonesia

In May 1977, Geert Kruit and 104 other Dutch schoolchildren were taken hostage by Indonesian separatists.
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Mondrian painting sells for $50.6m

Friday, May 15th 2015, 9:21

An oil painting by Dutch artist Piet Mondrian sells at a New York auction for $50.6m (£32.1m) - a record for the artist's work.
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Shell gets US Arctic oil approval

Monday, May 11th 2015, 21:06
related countries: United States United States
related places: Arctic, Interior

Royal Dutch Shell wins approval from the US Department of Interior to explore for oil in the Arctic.
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BG Group profit down ahead of merger

Friday, May 8th 2015, 8:36

Oil and gas firm BG Group, which is set to be taken over by Royal Dutch Shell, reports a big drop in first-quarter earnings.
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Man Utd to sign forward Depay

Thursday, May 7th 2015, 12:50

Manchester United agree a deal to sign Dutch forward Memphis Depay from PSV Eindhoven for a fee of £25-30m.
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VIDEO: VE Day marked in the Netherlands

Wednesday, May 6th 2015, 10:37

Serving soldiers, veterans and families have marked liberation day in the Netherlands.
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Shell profit helped by refining unit

Thursday, April 30th 2015, 9:51

Underlying profits at oil giant Royal Dutch Shell fall by less than expected as increased profit margins at its refinery business help to offset cheaper oil.
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Dutch reporter who tried to solve MH17 crime

Wednesday, April 15th 2015, 23:52
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Dutch reporter's search for evidence in Ukraine air crash
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Dutch court bid on climate change

Tuesday, April 14th 2015, 11:32

Campaigners in the Netherlands are taking the government to court for allegedly failing to protect its citizens from climate change.
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Friday's gossip column

Thursday, April 9th 2015, 22:55

Liverpool to swap Sterling for Arsenal's Walcott plus £20m, Dutch striker Depay set for Man Utd, Everton in for Cleverley.
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Shell to buy BG Group in £47bn deal

Wednesday, April 8th 2015, 9:29

Royal Dutch Shell says it has agreed to buy oil and gas exploration firm BG Group in a deal that values the business at £47bn.
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