Sunday 17 October 2021

DutchNews podcast – The Justified Sultans of Waku Waku Edition – Week 39

Protestors against the coronavirus pass outside court this week. Photo: ANP/Ginopress

Six months after the election, the coalition merry-go-round comes full circle as the four parties from the last coalition agree to form the next one. A vegan restaurant in Utrecht becomes a cause célèbre for protesters against the coronavirus check pass. Mark Rutte gets some unwanted attention from the criminal underworld and a former councillor best known for his part in a penile pastry scandal. Supermarket chain Jumbo hopes its ‘kletskassa’s’ can help to combat the epidemic of loneliness and atone for its in-store playlist. And former world champion Raymond van Barneveld is implicated in some sharp practice during a lockdown darts tournament.

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Ophef of the week: Comedian Claudia de Breij chosen to write portrait of Princess Amalia

News

D66 gives green light to restarting coalition with VVD, CDA and ChristenUnie

Coronavirus infections in Netherlands pass 2 million mark

Cabinet reserves €134m for vaccine booster doses in 2022

Judges to decide whether coronavirus pass system is discriminatory

Employers who ask staff about vaccination status will not face legal acton

Customs officers seize 1,400 kg of cocaine worth €105m in Rotterdam

Jumbo opens ‘chat checkouts’ to help elderly stave off loneliness

Touring walrus spotted basking on pier in Harlingen

Sport

Verstappen takes second place in Russia from back of grid (Formula1.com)

Van Barneveld denies match-fixing after dropping out of online darts tournament

Berghuis revels in playmaker role as Ajax beat Besiktas 2-0 in Champions League

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