Monday 25 October 2021

DutchNews podcast: The Magnetic Orange Teringhond Edition

Dutch fans are getting ready for Euro 2020. Photo: Gordon Darroch

The government is looking to speed up the end of lockdown as coronavirus infection rates hurtle downwards, but at the Binnenhof everything’s grinding to a halt. Wopke and Mark can’t drive a wedge between Jesse and Lilianne, Sigrid doesn’t see a future with Gert-Jan, and Pieter has served up a giant can of worms. Elsewhere, four men go on trial accused of murdering all 298 people on board flight MH17 seven years ago. The Dutch football team get ready to kick off at Euro 2020, Russia kicks off about Ukraine’s shirts and two supermarket chains get into an off-the-pitch scuffle about orange tat. And we tell you how a pair of WhatsApp con artists got their fingers burned when they went back for a second bite.

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Coronavirus news

Infections down by more than 35% a week, ICU patients below 300

EU paves the way for test-free travel with vaccination proof

Vaccine status to be included in Corona Check app from June 23

Delta variant of Covid-19 has had minimal impact on NL so far

Other news

More sexual harassment accusations against PVV MP Dion Graus

Omtzigt ‘puts bomb under CDA’ with critical 76-page memo

MH17 trial focuses on audio and video evidence of Buk missile

King’s golden carriage arrives in Amsterdam for exhibition

Iconic Dutch photographs to be displayed in permanent exhibition

Daughter turns tables on WhatsApp crooks with reverse con trick


Can unfancied Oranje spring an upset at Euro 2020?

Van de Beek drops out of Netherlands squad with groin strain

Dutch in Euro Hockey final after shoot-out win over Belgium


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