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Train services halted, Schiphol closed as gales batter the Netherlands

    Train services halted, Schiphol closed as gales batter the NetherlandsA moped user picks up his gloves after a tree blows down in Amsterdam. Photo: AP Photo/Peter Dejong

    All flights to and from Schiphol airport were suspended for a time and no trains are running anywhere in the Netherlands as storm force winds battered most of the country on Thursday.

    The KNMI weather bureau issued a code red weather warning for most

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    Dummy severed head and bloody corpse left outside Amsterdam mosque

      Police in Amsterdam are investigating the discovery of a dummy severed head, covered in fake blood and tied to fence outside a mosque in the north of the city.

      A bloody body was left below the Emire Sultan mosque along with a note stating that ‘Islam is indivisible from brutal beheadings.’

      ‘Islamisation  must stop. No Diyanet mega mosque in Noord, wi

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      Dutch continue to read less, but paper still rules: report

         

        Dutch continue to read less, but paper still rules: reportTeenagers are less likely to pick up a book. Photo: Depositphotos.com

        Just four in 10 teenagers pick up a book to read for leisure, as do just 49% of people aged 20 to 34, according to a new study on the reading habits of the Dutch over the last 10 years by the government’s social advisor SCP.

        In 2006 65% of teenagers and 85% of young adults

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        Three people are killed as winter storm batters the Netherlands

          Three people are killed as winter storm batters the NetherlandsIn Rotterdam, falling trees damaged both cars and trams. Photo: Peter Hilz / HH

          Two people have been killed by falling trees in the Netherlands as winds of up to 120 kph battered the country on Thursday morning.

          In Enschede, a 62-year-old person was killed when the car he was driving was hit by a tree brought down in the gale force winds. And in

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          NS says Dutch train services almost back to normal after storm chaos

            NS says Dutch train services almost back to normal after storm chaosPhoto: Jonathan Marks

            Dutch rail company NS said on Friday morning normal service is being resumed over most of the country following Thursday’s railway chaos.

            Rail services did not resume late into the night after Thursday’s severe storm, leaving tens of thousands of people stranded. Kilometres of track were closed because of blown-down trees or p

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            Dutch state-owned casino sale won’t be before 2020

              Dutch state-owned casino sale won’t be before 2020Photo: Scheveningen Beach.com

              The state owned Holland Casino group is unlikely to be sold to the private sector before 2020, several years later than planned, junior finance minister Menno Snel has told parliament.

              The previous government had planned to sell the casinos by the end of 2017 but a ‘number of administrative hurdles’ still have to be tak

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              Property investments in the Netherlands hit new record, nearing €20bn

                Property investments in the Netherlands hit new record, nearing €20bnAmsterdam’s Zuidas business district is booming. Photo: DutchNews.nl

                Property investors within and outside the Netherlands pumped a record €19.5bnn into Dutch bricks and mortar last year, according to calculations by property advisory group CBRE.

                This makes the Netherlands one of the best performing property investment markets, CBRE said, adding

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                Storm damage to Dutch homes and cars put at over €90m

                  Storm damage to Dutch homes and cars put at over €90mTerraced houses in Rotterdam were hit by a tree. Photo: Peter Hilz / HH

                  Thursday’s severe storm, which battered the Netherlands with winds of up to 130 kph, has caused at least €90m worth of damage to private homes and cars, the insurers association VvV said on Friday.

                  The figure does not include damage to company or government property, the VvV

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                  The Telegraaf Media Group plans to delist from Amsterdam stock exchange

                    The Telegraaf Media Group plans to delist from Amsterdam stock exchange Telegraaf Media Groep is leaving the Amsterdam stock exchange after over 40 years. Belgian publisher Mediahuis now holds 98.5% of TMG shares and is seeking the de-listing, the company said.

                    TMG was first listed on the Amsterdam stock exchange in the early 1970s as NV Holdingmaatschappij De Telegraaf.

                    Mediahuis acquired a majority shareholding in

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                    The Netherlands is the second-largest agricultural exporter after US

                      The Netherlands is the second-largest agricultural exporter after USOnions are major Dutch export. Photo: DutchNews.nl

                      The Dutch agricultural sector booked yet another export record in 2017, the national statistics office CBS said on Friday. Exports totalled €92bn last year, making the Netherlands the second-largest agricultural exporter in the world after the US.

                      US agricultural exports were put at $1.8bn in 2016.

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