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It is still too dangerous for Dutch accident investigators to travel to the area in Ukraine where Malaysia Airways flight MH17 came down, killing 298 people, a spokeswoman for the mission said on Tuesday.
Rotterdam mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb is organising a series of meetings with different religious and ethnic groups in the port city in an effort to difuse any tensions which have arisen since the outbreak of hostilities in Gaza.
Councils are making use of a loophole in the new law covering government contracts to continue undercutting private firms in the bidding process, the Financieele Dagblad said on Tuesday.

Amsterdam metro station is world famous for its architecture
A metro station in Amsterdam is creating an international buzz for its design and has picked up a prestigious architectural award, the Parool reports on Tuesday.

Fortis must pay compensation to shareholders: appeal court
Shareholders in former financial services group Fortis have the right to compensation for damages caused when the bank had to be saved by the Dutch state in 2008, Amsterdam appeal court ruled on Tuesday.

Young scientific researchers receive cash boost
A group of 152 young, promising scientific researchers will be given a total of €38m by the education ministry to help them launch their careers.

Corio plans merger with French peer
Dutch property investment group Corio is in merger talks with French peer Klépierre, the Telegraaf reports.

Football transfer season heats up - Feyenoord sells four players
With over a month to go before the end of the summer football transfer season, the Dutch premier league has already lost a large number of experienced players, the Telegraaf says on Tuesday.

Staff unease grows at Greenpeace
The row over commuting directors at environmental organisation Greenpeace and unease over investment losses has spread to the organisation’s international wing, the Volkskrant says on Tuesday.

Fighting forces MH17 investigators in Ukraine to turn back again
Dutch investigators heading for the MH17 crash zone in Ukraine were forced to turn back on Monday because it was too dangerous to proceed.

Very heavy rain in much of Holland leads to floods, traffic disruption,
Very heavy rain in much of the Netherlands led to localised flooding and traffic disruption 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 diplomatic mission largely unaffected by cutbacks: FD
The impact of planned government cuts on the Dutch diplomatic service has been limited, the Financieele Dagblad reports on Monday.

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.

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