While the UK and much of the world struggles with overcrowded prisons, the Netherlands has the opposite problem.

It is actually short of people to lock up. In the past few years 19 prisons have closed down and more are slated for closure next year. How has this happened – and why do some people think it’s a problem?

Read the Full Article: Source – BBC News
Time For Truth: (BBC News) – The Dutch prison crisis: A shortage of prisoners

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Russia’s defence ministry says two of its navy destroyers forced away a Dutch submarine to stop it spying on an aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean.

The sub was 20km (12 miles) from the Admiral Kuznetsov at the time of the incident, the military said.

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Time For Truth: (BBC News) – Russia ships 'chase away' Dutch submarine in Mediterranean

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Playboy’s Dutch publisher can stop a news and entertainment website from posting links to its images without permission, a top European Union court said in a ruling that could reverberate across the internet.

The European Court of Justice in Luxembourg said GeenStijl, owned by GS Media, broke copyright laws when it published links to pictures of TV personality Britt Dekker without the permission of Sanoma Oyj’s Dutch unit, which runs Playboy in the Netherlands.

Read the Full Article: Source – Bloomberg
Time For Truth: (Bloomberg) – Playboy Can Block Links to Celebrity Pictures, EU Court Says

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Former Dutch prime minister Dries van Agt has described Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a war criminal who should be tried in the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

His comments come ahead of Mr Netanyahu’s visit to The Netherlands this week.

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