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Man fined for death threat against Dutch right-winger Wilders

Man fined for death threat against Dutch right-winger Wilders Amsterdam - A Dutch court Friday fined a man for sending a death threat to controversial right-wing politician Geert Wilders.

The man, who has not been named, emailed Wilders with a message "We will get you, Kalashnikov AK-47."

Wilders, the leader of the far-right Party for Freedom (PVV), hit headlines worldwide last year for his film Fitna, harshly critical of Islam.

Amsterdam looks for 2028 Olympics locations

Amsterdam looks for 2028 Olympics locationsAmsterdam  - Amsterdam will earmark Olympic locations over the next months in a first step to host the 2028 Games, the city's alderman for public spaces said on Friday.

Amsterdam hopes to land the Games 100 years after hosting the 1928 edition.

Mayor Job Cohen had talked about the plan at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and alderman Maarten van Poelgeest said such Games were for the whole country.

Dutch TV show feeds conspiracy theories on Osama’s 9/11 role

Dutch TV show feeds conspiracy theories on Osama’s 9/11 roleAmsterdam (The Netherlands), Apr. 16 : A fake jury that exonerated Osama bin Laden from the Sept. 11 terror attacks on America following a televised mock trial on a popular Dutch program has sent out a "disturbing" message to the world and could fuel conspiracy theories, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and other former U. S. prosecutors told FOX News.

Dutch right-wing politician to make new anti-Islam film

Dutch, Amsterdam Amsterdam- Dutch right-wing politician Geert Wilders is to make a film about the "Islamisation" of the West in a follow up to his controversial 2008 film Fitna, which aroused fury in the Muslim world.

In an article in the Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf, Wilders said that he intended to show how western Europe had been affected by immigration from Muslim countries.

"We have to attack more, go on the offensive. We have to fight back," the paper quoted him as saying.

Dutch technology firm suffers major loss in first quarter

Amsterdam - Dutch technology firm ASML said it suffered a 117-million-euro (155.32-million-dollar) loss in the first quarter of 2009. Releasing its first quarter results on Wednesday, ASML, which makes lithography systems for the semiconductor industry, said net sales in the first quarter of the year amounted to 184 million euros - compared with 919 million euros in the same period in 2008.

"Semiconductor equipment demand collapsed in the first quarter of 2009," ASML CEO Eric Meurice said in a statement.

However, he added a drastic cost-saving program had freed up more than 300 million euros in working capital, ensuring the company could maintain all its "strategic investments".

Philips first quarter profits, sales fall

Philips first quarter profits, sales fall Amsterdam - Dutch electrical giant Philips announced a first quarter loss of 57 million euros (76 million dollars) on Tuesday, admitting a "further significant deterioration in our markets."The first quarter profit for 2008, by comparison, was 294 million euros.

Chief Executive Officer Gerard Kleisterlee said "our medical- division sales are also now affected. In our first quarter, like-on- like sales from last year fell from 5.97 to 5.08 billion euros."

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