DutchNews podcast – The Deplorable Hand Grenade Edition – Week 40

Thierry Baudet dressed in military gear during the debate that preceded the resignation of Jeanine Hennis as defence minister.Photo: Peter Hilz/HH

In this week’s podcast we ask why the defence minister quit in the government’s final days, why Anne Frank is the subject of a cold case inquiry and why Amsterdam is taking drastic measures to stop the rampant spread of tourist shops. There’s also a rare sporting victory to celebrate and the latest in the long-running ABBA penalties saga. In our discussion we explain why iodine tablets are being distributed to thousands of households with children.

Top story

Defence minister Jeanine Hennis quits over report into fatal grenade accident

News

Amsterdam mayor Van der Laan dies

Bad weather causes traffic and flight chaos

Senate rejects bill to extend qualifying period for new Dutch citizens

Cold case team aims to crack mystery of who betrayed Anne Frank

(click here to visit the cold case review site)

Dutch troops leave Sint-Maarten

Successful skin cancer treatment no longer being made

Amsterdam imposes ban to curb spread of tourist shops

Sport

Max Verstappen wins Malaysian Grand Prix

Abba penalty saga goes on and on

Discussion: iodine pills (jodiumtabletten)

Iodine pills to be sent to teenagers living within 100km of Belgian nuclear reactor

Check the government website here if you think you are eligible for iodine pills