Monday 06 July 2020

DutchNews podcast – The Slippery Corona Slope Edition – Week 10

This week’s podcast looks ahead to the start of the MH17 trial with an interview with Asymmetrical Haircuts, a two-woman team of reporters who specialise in international justice. We also do our best to keep up with the rapid spread of coronavirus, the even faster decline of Ajax and the extensive Dutch preparations for Eurovision. And we tell you why jumping on your bike after hours is a more hazardous undertaking than you might think.

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Ophef of the week: Coronavirus ‘fake news’ account linked to face mask hawker (De Stentor)

Top story: coronavirus

Dutch coronavirus cases rise to 128; 86-year-old patient in Rotterdam is first casualty

More hospital staff infected with coronavirus; patients thought to be source


New ministers grilled by MPs on problems at Dutch tax office

Dutch hopes for Eurovision rest with gospel ballad ‘Grow’

One in four cyclists over 55 admits riding while over the alcohol limit

Wolf cub killed in Gelderland collision thought to be from Veluwe pack


AZ draw level on points with Ajax at top of Eredivisie after 2-0 win in Amsterdam

Ajax in crisis after being knocked out of Europe and Dutch cup in a week

Discussion: MH17 interview with the Asymmetrical Haircuts team (Janet Anderson and Stephanie van den Berg)

MH17 witness identities to be kept secret as trial gets under way

Four suspects to be prosecuted for shooting down flight MH17

Asymmetrical Haircuts podcast episodes

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