Sunday 18 April 2021

DutchNews podcast: The Dancing German Gangsters Edition

Wopke Hoekstra passes a ‘Caution! Slippery! sign. Photo: ANP/Sem van der Wal

The third wave of coronavirus rolls in just as deliveries of the vaccine grind to a halt and Amsterdam becomes the superspreading capital. Shipments of heroin and cocaine are also disrupted by police, while one of Germany’s most wanted men is tracked down to Amsterdam. Finance minister Wopke Hoekstra slips up in Friesland, where ice stadium bosses are accused of engineering overblown results. In pot and kettle news, Hugo de Jonge accuses AstraZeneca of reneging on its promises. And we tell you why a group of homeless badgers are being passed from pillar to border post in Limburg.

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Ophef of the week: Thierry Baudet claims Nuremberg trials were illegitimate

News

Relaxing corona rules is ‘risky but responsible’, says Rutte

Coronavirus cases increased by 19% in past week, vaccines starting to work

Fresh setback for vaccine programme as AstraZeneca delays shipment

Jesse Klaver leader still hopes to forge ‘left pact’ ahead of election

Court agrees postal voting should be limited to over-70s

Amsterdam should set absolute limit on tourists after pandemic (Het Parool)

Police seize biggest ever heroin haul at Rotterdam port

Notorious German criminal tracked down to Amsterdam

Outrage after badger family evicted from sett to make way for housing (Nu.nl)

Sport

Skating arena bosses accused of creating artificial tailwind to beat records

Finance minister Wopke Hoekstra gets frosty reception for skating photocall

Ajax stay six points clear as Emmen break their duck in the Eredivisie

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