Several long-running sagas come to a head in this week’s podcast. Prime minister Mark Rutte and defence minister Ank Bijleveld face more tough questions over the deaths of 70 civilians in a bombing raid in Iraq. The tax office’s sledgehammer approach to families suspected of defrauding the child support system also comes in for heavy criticism. Meanwhile, decorated war hero Marco Kroon’s career is dangling by a thread after his confrontation with police during Carnaval season. And we ask the question that’s been on everyone’s lips: are you really breaking the law if you let your cat out?
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Ophef of the week: Albert Heijn accused of bare-faced cheek over uniform policy
Rutte rejects claims of ‘cover-up’ over Iraqi civilian deaths
Families wrongly accused of child support fraud to be compensated
Dutch people are getting taller and heavier, but not so fast
Headbutt could end war hero Marco Kroon’s career (AD, Dutch)
Cat owners warned they are breaking the law by letting pets outside
Ajax close to within one point of Champions League qualification
More cameras and longer stadium bans proposed to combat racism
Dutch cricketers qualify for next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia
Discussion: What happened to Ivana Smit?
Probe into death of Dutch teenager in Malaysia to be reopened
Dutch model’s death in Malaysia should be investigated as homicide, says detective
Family raise questions over death of teenage model who fell from balcony
New Straits Times: ‘We had group sex but we didn’t kill her’
AD: Alex Johnson – ‘If they saw a video of Ivana jumping they still wouldn’t believe us’
NOS: Malaysian police investigate Ivana Smit case as murder
AD: The case of Ivana Smit – what happens next?
De Stentor: Ivana Smit’s father – ‘I want justice for her death’