Euro 2020: Netherlands national football coach Frank de Boer after Dutch win over Austria
18 June 2021 | 10:16 am
Netherlands national football coach Frank de Boer at a press conference after Dutch 2-0 win over Austria.
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Salvage crews are waiting for temperatures to subside before attempting to board the burning freighter drifting in the North Sea. The Dutch government says the risk of an oil spill is low.
Southwesterly winds mean it's not yet possible to safely tow the ship further away from the environmentally sensitive location it is in now. It is carrying over 3,780 vehicles, including some 500 electric cars.
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