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5 reasons not to hide your travels under a bushel
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The parable of hiding a light under a bushel is nowhere more relevant than when thinking about how many people try to bury away their travel experiences on their resumes. There is so much you can gain during your travels that will increase your employability. You should have fun, travel far and shout about it […]

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5 Ways For Digital Nomads To Continue Travelling When Funds Are Low
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Anyone living a largely location independent lifestyle will find times in their life where their incoming cash flow can slow right down.  If you’re working on projects that are seasonal or for clients who are slow payers you’ve no doubt discovered this for yourself! If you have plans to travel during these periods you’ll need […]

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Dutch courts criticised as violent human trafficker is released pending appeal after one year in jail
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Photo by mystic_mabel The Dutch justice system has been criticised for its handling of human trafficking cases after a smuggler was released one year into a seven-year prison sentence. Choukri S. was convicted last year of exploiting two prostitutes who had to work up to 16 hours a day and hand over all of their earnings. […]

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Prosecutors receive complaint over Geert Wilders’s campaign for ‘fewer Moroccans’
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Photo by Niriel An official complaint has been lodged against Geert Wilders after he called for “fewer Moroccans” to live in the Netherlands. An anonymous resident in The Hague, one of only two places where Wilders’s Freedom Party (PVV) is fighting for seats on the local council, submitted the complaint to the public prosecutor’s (OM) […]

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Wilders stole D66’s thunder on election night but his words have come back to bite him
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By Nicola Chadwick (@amsternic) As predicted, the biggest winners of Wednesday’s municipality election were the Democrats D66. The progressive-liberal party took traditional Labour Party strongholds like Groningen and Amsterdam as well as several other cities. But the losses were not limited to the social democrats: their coalition partners, the Liberal VVD party, had a poor showing […]

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Killer of Pim Fortuyn to be released under strict conditions on May 2
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Photo by Alphast The man who shot dead politician Pim Fortuyn dead in a car park 12 years ago is to be released a few days before the anniversary of the killing. Volkert van der Graaf’s freedom will be subject to strict conditions, including a ban on contacting Fortuyn’s relatives, talking to the media or visiting […]

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Watch Amsterdam’s Golden Age expansion compressed into five minutes
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Photo by Papieren Geluk A five-minute film has been posted online charting the rapid growth of Amsterdam in the 17th century. The animated film shows how the city’s distinctive Canal Ring (Grachtengordel) took shape during the Golden Age, when Amsterdam became a world centre of trade, culture and learning. It shows the creation of landmarks such […]

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Former policeman ‘earned €1.75 million’ from sending his daughters into prostitution
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Photo by Robert van Riel A former police officer is facing 15 years in jail for allegedly sending his three daughters into prostitution. Prosecutors say the 57-year-old suspect earned €1.75 million from exploiting his own family. The district court in Dordrecht has been asked to make a compensation order for the same amount. The man, […]

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Labour’s withdrawal leaves D66 with uphill task to form an administration in Amsterdam
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Photo by Amsterdam Herald Amsterdam’s Labour party (PvdA) has effectively ruled itself out of a role in the city’s administration after it said it was not prepared to share power with two liberal groups. Labour was deposed as the largest group in the capital by the progressive-liberal D66 group in last week’s municipal elections. It […]

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