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Netherlands suspends adoptions from abroad over abuses and corruption

The Netherlands suspended all adoptions from abroad with immediate effect, after an inquiry found several abuses. The inquiry focused on the adoption from Bangladesh, Brazil, Colombia, Indonesia and Sri Lanka between 1967 to 1998. Minister for Local Protection Sander Dekker said Dutch governments had failed for years to intervene. The abuses included coercing or paying […]

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Shell employees orchestrated oil spills in Nigeria for PROFIT: Dutch documentary

The employees of the Anglo-Dutch oil company Shell ordered the deliberate vandalisation of oil pipelines for personal gain, a documentary in the Netherlands has reported. Dutch television documentary programme Zembla, together with Dutch environmentalist organisation Milieudefensie, reported in a programme to be aired on Thursday that “multiple witnesses declared that SPDC, a subsidiary of Shell, […]

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Dutch police investigate security researcher who claims to have hacked Trump’s twitter account

Dutch police have launched an investigation against a security researcher who logged into the US president’s Twitter account by guessing his password. Last month, well-known cyber investigator Victor Gevers said he had gained access to Donald Trump’s Twitter account with the password ‘MAGA2020!’. The White House denied it had happened and Twitter said it had […]

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Woman dies after catching Covid-19 twice, the world’s first known reinfection death

A Dutch woman became the first known person to die from catching Covid-19 twice, according to experts, raising serious questions about how long immunity and antibodies can last. The woman, 89, suffered from a rare type of bone marrow cancer called Waldenström’s macroglobulinemia. Her immune system was compromised due to the cell-depleting therapy she received, […]

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Minks may have infected humans novel coronavirus: Dutch government

Dutch authorities believe a mink may have infected a human with Covid-19, and are instituting mandatory testing at all mink farms in the Netherlands. “On the basis of new research results from the ongoing research into Covid-19 infections at mink farms, it is plausible that an infection took place from mink to human,” the Dutch […]

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Dutch people are queuing up to buy weed as Netherlands goes into lockdown

Cannabis smokers aiming to keep calm and carry on despite coronavirus queued up outside Dutch “coffee shops” on Sunday after the government ordered their closure to beat the outbreak. Customers lined up in their dozens as they tried to beat a deadline for the closure of the marijuana cafes and stockpile weed supplies for what […]