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Three men arrested for forcing Hungarian girl, 13, into prostitution

    Three men arrested for forcing Hungarian girl, 13, into prostitutionPhoto: Depositphotos.com

    Three men have been remanded in custody for forcing a 13-year-old girl to work as a prostitute in Roermond in Limburg province.

    The men, one Dutchman aged 48 and two men from Hungary aged 49 and 51, were arrested last Friday after police found the girl at a property in Roermond. They have been charged with human trafficking.

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    Wintry weather may have put paid to Zwolle ice sculpture festival

      Wintry weather may have put paid to Zwolle ice sculpture festivalIce sculptures at an earlier festival

      This year’s edition of Zwolle’s annual ice sculpture festival is in doubt after the roof of the giant marquee where the sculptors work collapsed under the weight of snow.

      The show should be held from December 23 to March 4 but organizer Marc van Aalst told local broadcaster RTV Oost it will now be very difficult

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      Landlord only wants to rent to ‘people of Dutch origin’

        Landlord only wants to rent to ‘people of Dutch origin’ An unnamed Moroccan couple have been told by a housing agency that the landlord of a property they were interested in only wants to rent to ‘people of Dutch origin’.

        The letting agent from Goedhart Makelaars in the village of Rijnsaterwoude says in the email, published on website Marokko.nl, that he or she regrets having to tell them this.

        ‘The l

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        The Dutch join Austria in fight against ‘discriminatory’ German road toll plan

          The Dutch join Austria in fight against ‘discriminatory’ German road toll planPhoto: Jarino via Depositphotos.com

          The Netherlands is joining a lawsuit by Austria against German plans to introduce tolls for private cars on the country’s motorway network.

          Announcing the decision, transport minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen said the plan is discriminatory against non-German drivers.

          She points out that people with a car registered

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          Children should be outside two hours a day to protect their eyes

            Children should be outside two hours a day to protect their eyesPhoto: Depositphotos.com

            Dutch children have an increased risk of becoming short-sighted because they spend more time on computer screens and less time playing outdoors, ophthalmic professor Caroline Klaver says in Wednesday’s NRC.

            Half of the people in Europe in their 20s wear glasses or have contact lenses, Klaver says. And people who have glasses

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            Google’s top trending topics in the Netherlands this year include a pangolin and Paypal

              Google’s top trending topics in the Netherlands this year include a pangolin and Paypal Murder victim Anne Faber was one of the biggest trending topics on Google in the Netherlands this year, the search engine operator said on Wednesday.

              The disappearance of the 25-year-old while on a cycle ride at the end of September captured the public’s imagination and every twist of the case was followed until her body was found two weeks later a

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              Lilian Marijissen takes over as Socialists’ leader as Emile Roemer quits politics

                Lilian Marijissen takes over as Socialists’ leader as Emile Roemer quits politicsLilian Marijnissen in 2016. Photo: Merlin Daleman via HH

                Emile Roemer is stepping down as leader of the Dutch Socialist party at the beginning of January. Roemer, who has been an MP since 2006 and led the party since 2010, will be replaced by Lilian Marijnissen.

                Marijnissen, 32, is the daughter of former SP leader Jan Marijnissen who took the party

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                PVV to contest local elections in Rotterdam, take on Leefbaar and FvD

                  PVV to contest local elections in Rotterdam, take on Leefbaar and FvD Geert Wilders’ anti-Islam PVV will take part in the local council elections in Rotterdam, local broadcaster RTV Rijnmond said on Wednesday.

                  The list of candidates, including the local campaign leader, will be announced on Thursday in front of the city’s Essalam mosque, the broadcaster said.

                  Mosque imam Azzedin Karrat told the broadcaster he would

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                  The Netherlands won’t be added to Brussels list of tax havens

                    The Netherlands won’t be added to Brussels list of tax havens There was just one vote in it, but the European parliament on Wednesday voted not to include the Netherlands on an official list of tax havens.

                    The vote on a motion proposed by Dutch labour parliamentarian Paul Tang was tied at 327 for and 327 against – a result which means in the European parliament that a motion is denied. Tang had also wanted t

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