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Manmade quakes force Dutch to face future without gas

Manmade quakes force Dutch to face future without gas

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When Nienke Bastiaans fell in love with and bought a 17th-century thatched house in a rural Dutch village, there was one person who warned about possible earthquakes due to gas extraction. "Nobody listened to him," she said. Now, 20 years later, thousands of homes in the northeastern Groningen province are facing reinforcement or even demolition because of hundreds of small tremors caused by decades of gas extraction. The scope of the problem is forcing the Dutch government to confront the prospect of a future without locally produced gas and lucrative gas tax revenue years earlier than previously expected. Bastiaans and her husband Tom Robinson just had the entire front wall of their home reinforced — paid for by the gas extraction company — and two chimneys replaced because of fears tha
Report: Dutch spies caught Russian hackers on tape

Report: Dutch spies caught Russian hackers on tape

Technology
The Netherlands' spy service broke into the computers used by a powerful Russian hacking group and may be sitting on evidence relating to the breach of the U.S. Democratic National Committee, a Dutch newspaper and television show jointly reported Friday. Reports carried in the respected daily Volkskrant and by the current affairs show Nieuwsuur said hackers working for the Dutch General Intelligence and Security Service penetrated the computers used by the group, often nicknamed Cozy Bear, in mid-2014 and watched them for at least a year, even managing to catch the hackers on camera. Dutch Interior Minister Kajsa Ollongren, interviewed by reporters in The Hague before the government's weekly Cabinet meeting, declined to address the report, saying only that she was "very happy that we have...
Dutch Airbnb host throws guest down stairs in video

Dutch Airbnb host throws guest down stairs in video

World
July 12 (UPI) -- An Airbnb host in Amsterdam has been arrested after he pushed his guest down the stairs in an incident that was caught on video.In the video seen below, a Dutchman is seen pushing the a young woman down the stairs, screaming in English, "Out!" When he pushes her down, the woman rapidly slides down the steps, head-first. The man runs down the steps, lifts her up, and continues to yell at her to get out.The man has not been named by police. But a police spokesman told Dutch News that the incident "was related to a man and woman and argument about the check-out time of an Airbnb rental. The man is now free."Police said they are continuing to investigate the incident.The woman in the video is Sibalhe Nkumbi, a South African filmmaker and student in Europe was in town to visit ...