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Missing American teen found safe and well in Zwolle

    Missing American teen found safe and well in ZwollePhoto: Politie.nl

    The American teenager who flew to Schiphol on April 1 without telling her parents and sparked a major police hunt has been found safe and well in Zwolle.

    The police said tips from the public ‘had helped’ in the hunt for Maggie Lee, who is thought to have had internet contact with someone in The Hague.

    According to the Telegraaf, the

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    ‘Royal’ predicate helps Dutch firms

      ‘Royal’ predicate helps Dutch firmsShell’s headquarters in The Hague. Photo: Shell.com

      Being ‘Royal’ (Koninklijk) is profitable for Dutch bourse-listed companies online stockbroker BinckBank says, the Telegraaf reports on Friday.

      A study of 200,000 BinckBank individual investment accounts revealed that companies bearing the Royal predicate posted a total return of 85% in the four

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      Colder winter drove up Dutch energy usage in 2016

        Colder winter drove up Dutch energy usage in 2016 The Netherlands used 2% more energy last year than in 2015, due largely to the colder weather, national statistics office CBS said on Friday.

        Oil, gas and coal accounted for 92% of the country’s total energy use, while the share of green energy fell from 4.7% to 3.6% of the total. Nuclear energy accounts for around 1%.

        The amount of coal used to

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        Old Catholic church suspends second pastor after abuse claims

          Old Catholic church suspends second pastor after abuse claims The Old Catholic church in the Netherlands has suspended a second pastor involved in a child abuse scandal, this time involving a retired priest who abused a young teenage boy in the 1970s.

          Earlier this month the church suspended a pastor who was arrested in Cambodia and charged with taking photographs of boys and possessing child pornography. It

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          Public sector salary ceiling hits top hospital jobs: FD

            Public sector salary ceiling hits top hospital jobs: FD

            Dutch hospitals are finding it extremely difficult to fill senior executive positions because of the government’s €181,000 ceiling on public sector pay, the Financieele Dagblad said on Friday.

            The ceiling, introduced to stop public sector managers earning more than government ministers, is preventing hospitals from bringing in people from outside

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            VVD chairman under fire over crematorium deal conflict of interest

              VVD chairman under fire over crematorium deal conflict of interestHenry Keizer in 2014. Photo: Facultatieve Media via Wikimedia Commons

              The chairman of the right-wing Liberal party VVD is under fire for his involvement in a controversial million euro crematorium deal.

              Henry Keizer took over the commercial arm of the Dutch crematorium association in 2012 for €12.5m, even though the company had been valued at €31.5m.

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              Police hunt missing American teen who flew to Schiphol ‘for love’

                Police hunt missing American teen who flew to Schiphol ‘for love’Photo: Politie.nl

                Dutch police said on Friday they had received 25 tips about the missing American teenager who flew to Amsterdam on April 1 and has since vanished.

                ‘We have no idea where she is and the investigation is in full swing,’ a police spokeswoman told broadcaster NOS. The FBI and Interpol are involved in the hunt for the 16-year-old.

                Maggie

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                King’s Day festivities pass off without problems, king’s interview praised

                  King’s Day festivities pass off without problems, king’s interview praisedThese Brazilian tourists were well wrapped up against the cold. Photo: DutchNews.nl

                  The King’s Day festivities passed off without problem on Thursday, despite the chilly weather. Although colder than Christmas in some places, hundreds of thousands of people flocked to giant flea markets and to music events around the country.

                  Some 40,000 people

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                  Utrecht hopes to launch welfare experiment with carrot but no stick

                    Utrecht hopes to launch welfare experiment with carrot but no stickPhoto: Depositphotos.com

                    Utrecht city council hopes to launch an experiment in which a group of welfare benefit claimants will face fewer rules, broadcaster RTL Z said on Friday.

                    The plan has not yet been approved by the social affairs ministry, but if it gets the green light, a select group of claimants will no longer be required to apply for jobs

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