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1 The Netherlands, Maryland combine efforts to enhance cybersecurity

Cybersecurity has been a topical news item lately with the cyberattacks on the United States political system. Additionally, a Dutch and an American teenager were arrested for operating cyber-attacks on companies and individuals. The news shows that cyber security is becoming a high priority for companies and governments.

2 Embassies join together to focus on greening Washington, D.C.

Four years ago, the Royal Netherlands Embassy hosted the first Greening Embassies Forum and a pledge signing event in which diplomatic institutions, international organizations, and the D.C. government formed a partnership to make Washington, D.C. the most sustainable city in the country.

3 Dijsselbloem, Ploumen and Knot to Attend IMF/World Bank fall meetings

(Washington, D.C.) — Dutch Minister of Finance and Eurogroup President Jeroen Dijsselbloem, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Minister Lilianne Ploumen, and Klaas Knot, President of the De Nederlandsche Bank (the Dutch Central Bank), will visit Washington, D.C., October 7-9 to attend the annual IMF and World Bank fall meetings.

4 Response Dutch PM Rutte on first results criminal investigation MH17

This morning the families of the victims of the MH17 disaster were briefed by the Joint Investigation Team on the initial findings of the criminal investigation into the downing of flight MH17. These findings concern the weapon used to down flight MH17, the location from which it was fired and the Buk missile system’s route of transport.

5 In Prinsjesdag tradition, King Willem-Alexander addresses Parliament

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander addressed the joint session of the Upper and Lower Houses of Parliament earlier today, and set out the main features of government policy for the coming parliamentary session.

6 Submit registration forms by Feb. 1 to vote in Second Chamber election

Registration is open for the March 15, 2017, election of the Netherlands Second Chamber.

7 National Military Museum to accept US flag that flew in D-Day invasion

A unique American flag used during D-Day in 1944 will arrive at the National Military Museum in the Netherlands on Sept. 15.

8 The Netherlands pledges €10 million for United Nations Peacebuilding Fund

The Netherlands will donate €10 million to the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund.

9 Online voting opens for ministry's annual Human Rights Tulip award

Online voting opens today for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs' annual Human Rights Tulip award.

10 T. rex fossil flies KLM to her new Dutch home at Naturalis Biodiversity Center

A 66 million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex fossil flew today from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport to the Netherlands on KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight 612.