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Three-tram crash hurts 33 in Rotterdam: Dutch police

At least 33 commuters were injured Monday in a three-tram pile-up at a busy intersection in the southwestern Dutch port city of Rotterdam, safety and police spokespeople said. "Three trams crashed into each other and 33 passengers have been injured," Rotterdam regional safety spokeswoman Elise Bergsma told AFP. The accident happened around 12:50 pm (1150 GMT) at the busy Breeplein intersection in southern Rotterdam, police spokesman Wessel Stolle added. Eight ambulances and a trauma helicopter were sent to the scene, he said.

2015 Tour de France to start in Utrecht - organizers

PARIS (Reuters) - The 2015 Tour de France will start in Utrecht, Netherlands, organizers of the world's biggest cycling race said on Friday. It will be the sixth time that the "Grand Depart" is held in the Netherlands and the sixth time in nine years that the race starts outside of France. The 2014 Tour will start in Leeds, England, after London in 2007, Monaco (2009), Rotterdam (2010) and Liege in Belgium (2012). (Reporting by Julien Pretot. Editing by Patrick Johnston)

Dutch, British police free teenage girls from suspected traffickers

Dutch and British police have arrested four suspected human traffickers and rescued four teenage girls hidden in the back of a camping car headed for Britain, Dutch prosecutors said on Monday. Two of the suspects and their human cargo were on their way to Rotterdam to catch a ferry to Britain when Dutch gendarmes searched their camping car at a rest stop near the southern Dutch town of Bergen op Zoom on Thursday. "The marechaussee (gendarmes) went into action after receiving a British request for help," the Public Prosecutor's office said in a statement.

Romania court adjourns Dutch art heist trial

A Bucharest court on Tuesday adjourned the trial of six Romanians charged with a spectacular theft from a Dutch museum, including masterpieces by Monet, Picasso and Gauguin that are now feared to have been burned. Immediately after opening proceedings, the court president postponed the trial to September 10 to allow more time for legal issues to be examined, including bail requests. It took less than three minutes for the thieves to take seven works by some of the world's most famous artists from the Kunsthal museum in Rotterdam in the pre-dawn heist last October.

Dutch won't ask for Romanian art heist suspects

Dutch prosecutors will not ask Bucharest to extradite the suspects in a spectacular art theft from a Rotterdam museum last year, saying on Thursday it was a Romanian matter. "The Public Prosecution is not planning to ask for the extradition of the suspects who are currently in custody," it said in a statement issued from Rotterdam. "The suspects are being prosecuted in Romania, it is a Romanian investigation and because they are Romanian," the prosecutor's office gave as reasons for its decision.

Dutch police arrest Romanian woman over art heist

Dutch police on Monday arrested a young Romanian woman on suspicion of helping smuggle a haul of masterpieces stolen from Rotterdam's Kunsthal museum out of the country. The 19-year-old woman is the girlfriend of one of three suspects being held in Romania for alleged involvement in October's swiftly-executed theft of works by Picasso, Monet and Gauguin, among others.

Dutch police arrest Romanian woman over art heist

Dutch police on Monday arrested a young Romanian woman in Rotterdam on suspicion of helping get a haul of masterpieces stolen from the city's Kunsthal museum out of the country, police said on Monday. "Detectives investigating the art heist at the Kunsthal on Monday afternoon arrested a 19-year-old Romanian woman who is suspected of being involved in the handling of the seven stolen paintings," Rotterdam police said in a statement.

Japan's Orix in $2.58 bn deal for Dutch asset manager

Japanese financial firm Orix Corp. said Tuesday it will buy Dutch asset manager Robeco for about 1.94 billion euros ($2.58 billion) in what would its biggest acquisition. Under the deal, Orix will buy a 90.1 percent stake in Robeco from Dutch lender Rabobank, which will keep the remaining 9.99 percent stake. The deal would help Orix strengthen its presence in the global asset management business, giving it an opportunity to offer Robeco's financial products to Japanese customers, it said.

Reuters Sports Schedule at 0600 GMT on Monday Feb 18

Reuters sports schedule at 0600 GMT on Monday: - - - - NBA West is best in All Star game HOUSTON - Kevin Durant and Blake Griffin provided a potent mix of outside shooting and inside dominance to lift the Western Conference to a 143-138 victory over the Eastern Conference in the NBA All-Star game on Sunday. (NBA-ALLSTAR/ (PIX), moved, by Steve Ginsburg, 400 words) - - Yao Ming not sitting around during retirement

European shares' rally pauses for breath

* FTSEurofirst 300 down 0.1 pct, retreats from 2-yr high * EuroSTOXX 50 approaches overbought levels * Strategists turn more cautious, BofAML recommends puts By Toni Vorobyova LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - European equities stalled on Friday, with weak economic data from the United States and concerns about the scope for more stimulus in China giving investors the excuse to lock in profits on a new year rally to multi-month highs.
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