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Wilders to appeal discrimination conviction

Judges have found the Dutch lawmaker guilty of discrimination against Moroccans. However, the ruling carries no punishment.

Judges have found the Dutch lawmaker guilty of discrimination against Moroccans. However, the ruling carries no punishment.

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Dutch parliament backs partial ban on burqas

Lawmakers in the lower house of the Dutch parliament have backed a partial ban on “face-covering clothing”, including Islamic veils and robes such as the burqa and…

Lawmakers in the lower house of the Dutch parliament have backed a partial ban on “face-covering clothing”, including Islamic veils and robes such as the burqa and…

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Going Dutch - an education system which caters for all

One of the specifics of the Dutch system is that primary school education starts at the early age of four and lasts until the age of twelve. In the "Windmill School", first thing in the morning, the p

One of the specifics of the Dutch system is that primary school education starts at the early age of four and lasts until the age of twelve. In the "Windmill School", first thing in the morning, the p

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Visser: Teamwork & Responsibility

Roger Visser is headmaster at the Nijmegen-based De Wieken primary school.

Roger Visser is headmaster at the Nijmegen-based De Wieken primary school.

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Wassink: "Positive Behaviour Support" works

Astrid Wassink is the top-manager of the Kandinsky College, a secondary school in the city of Nijmegen, in the Netherlands.

Astrid Wassink is the top-manager of the Kandinsky College, a secondary school in the city of Nijmegen, in the Netherlands.

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Ledoux: Kids need open-minded teachers

Guuske Ledoux is one of the most outstanding researchers on Educational Policy, Primary Education and Special Education.

Guuske Ledoux is one of the most outstanding researchers on Educational Policy, Primary Education and Special Education.

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Geert Wilders faces fine for hate speech

Dutch prosecutors have demanded the anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders be fined 5000 euros for hate speech and discrimination, though no jail sentence is being…

Dutch prosecutors have demanded the anti-immigration politician Geert Wilders be fined 5000 euros for hate speech and discrimination, though no jail sentence is being…

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Russian warships 'ward off a Dutch submarine'

Russian warships have been forced to drive away a Dutch submarine which were apparently tailing the convoy including the Admiral Kutznetsov aircraft carrier, according to a military spokesperson

Russian warships have been forced to drive away a Dutch submarine which were apparently tailing the convoy including the Admiral Kutznetsov aircraft carrier, according to a military spokesperson

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Hate speech trial of far-right politician Wilders will go ahead

A Dutch court ruled on Friday that prosecutors can pursue anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders over comments in which he led a roomful of supporters in chanting that they wanted “fewer” Moroccans in th

A Dutch court ruled on Friday that prosecutors can pursue anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders over comments in which he led a roomful of supporters in chanting that they wanted “fewer” Moroccans in th

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Dutch government may legalise assisted suicide for those who have 'completed life'

The Dutch government has announced it intends to draft a law legalising assisted suicide for people who are not necessarily terminally ill, but who feel they have “completed…

The Dutch government has announced it intends to draft a law legalising assisted suicide for people who are not necessarily terminally ill, but who feel they have “completed…

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Cycling: Dumoulin looking for a competitive edge with skinsuit

Tom Dumoulin failed to match the performance that earned him an Olympic silver medal earlier this year when he finished 11th in the individual time trial at the World Championships in Doha on…

Tom Dumoulin failed to match the performance that earned him an Olympic silver medal earlier this year when he finished 11th in the individual time trial at the World Championships in Doha on…

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Netherlands bank ING to cut 7,000 jobs in digital quest

ING, the Netherlands' largest financial services company, is getting rid of 7,000 positions and will invest 800 million euros in its technology platform.

ING, the Netherlands' largest financial services company, is getting rid of 7,000 positions and will invest 800 million euros in its technology platform.

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Flight MH17: Tension mounts between Russia and The Netherlands

Each country has summoned the other's ambassador after Moscow rejected the findings of an international probe into the downing of the plane.

Each country has summoned the other's ambassador after Moscow rejected the findings of an international probe into the downing of the plane.

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Russia rejects report into downing of MH17 as "biased"

Russia rejects MH17 report as “biased” JIT has “ignored evidence” Moscow denies any involvement Russia has firmly dismissed a report into the 2014 downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine, call

Russia rejects MH17 report as “biased” JIT has “ignored evidence” Moscow denies any involvement Russia has firmly dismissed a report into the 2014 downing of a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine, call

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MH17 shot down by Russian Buk missile - investigators

Prosecutors from the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine say the Buk missile system used to shoot down the plane was fired from the village of Pervomaysk and later returned to Russia

Prosecutors from the Netherlands, Australia, Belgium, Malaysia and Ukraine say the Buk missile system used to shoot down the plane was fired from the village of Pervomaysk and later returned to Russia

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Former EU commissioner Neelie Kroes fails to declare directorship of offshore firm

A fresh leak of tax haven data has named former European commissioner Neelie Kroes as having failed to declare her directorship of an offshore firm in the Bahamas while in…

A fresh leak of tax haven data has named former European commissioner Neelie Kroes as having failed to declare her directorship of an offshore firm in the Bahamas while in…

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Joost Luiten storms to victory at the Dutch Open

Joost Luiten of the Netherlands made ten birdies in a final 8-under-par round of 63 to win the Dutch Open by three shots.

Joost Luiten of the Netherlands made ten birdies in a final 8-under-par round of 63 to win the Dutch Open by three shots.

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Scott Hend in the driving seat at the Dutch Open

Scott Hend of Australia shot a seven-under-par round of 64 to stand one shot clear of Italian Nino Bertasio after the third round of the Dutch Open in Spijk.

Scott Hend of Australia shot a seven-under-par round of 64 to stand one shot clear of Italian Nino Bertasio after the third round of the Dutch Open in Spijk.

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Gullit on Netherlands coaching staff

He made his mark on the Netherlands as a player, now Ruud Gullit is hoping to make his mark on the national team from the sidelines after being appointed assistant…

He made his mark on the Netherlands as a player, now Ruud Gullit is hoping to make his mark on the national team from the sidelines after being appointed assistant…