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The rise of cryptocurrency as an acceptable means of payment

Amsterdam - Should a business accept a cryptocurrency as a means of payment? This is a question that has its answer rooted in the particular business model. Certainly there are advantages for online businesses and this is a growing number.

Judgement next month on 'Butcher of Balkans' Mladic

Den Haag - UN judges said Wednesday they will deliver next month a long-waited verdict in the case of the man once dubbed "the Butcher of Balkans", just weeks before the tribunal set up to prosecute those behind the 1990s conflicts closes down having helped write...

'Butcher of Balkans' Mladic to hear verdict on November 22

Den Haag - UN judges will next month deliver a long-awaited verdict against former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic, accused of war crimes and genocide during the Balkans conflicts, the court announced Wednesday.

Two rescued Aleppo tigers settle into new Dutch home

De Beek - Two tigers, rescued traumatised and emaciated from war in Syria, have arrived in a Dutch refuge and are settling into their new, quiet home far from the conflict.

Solar firm backs its guarantee of quality with Lloyd's of London

A Dutch solar manufacturer, Autarco, has become the first business to offer a kilowatt hour (kWh) performance guarantee of its energy systems, and it is backed by the prestigious international insurance specialist, Lloyd’s of London.

Two tigers rescued from Aleppo find new Dutch home

Den Haag - Two tigers rescued from an abandoned zoo in the war-torn Syrian town of Aleppo are to be given a new home in a Dutch sanctuary, the animal refuge said Friday.

Dutch police foil brazen helicopter prison escape plan

Den Haag - A man was shot dead and several others arrested while allegedly trying to spring a prisoner from jail, in a brazen escape plot that included plans to use a hijacked helicopter, Dutch police said Wednesday"Amsterdam police during an investigation suspec...

Deal reached on new four-party coalition Dutch govt

Den Haag - The leaders of four Dutch political parties said Monday after an eye-popping 208 days of talks that they had reached a deal for a new coalition government.

Fintech innovation for African banks

Maastricht - FMO, the Dutch development bank, and Above & Beyond, have come together to launch a fintech platform for African Banks. The aim is to accelerate the financial inclusion of the African banking system.

ICC probes two staff members over Ocampo links

Den Haag - The world's top criminal court is probing two staff members after media reports implicating them in dealings involving the tribunal's former prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo.

Popular Amsterdam mayor dies after lung cancer battle

Den Haag - Amsterdam's popular mayor Eberhard van der Laan, widely seen as the embodiment of the Dutch capital's reputation for tolerance, has died of lung cancer aged 62, the city announced Friday.

Why blockchain technology appeals to Generation Z

Amsterdam - Blockchain technology is being adopted across industries, from supply chains to finance. This means of transferring and storing value will appeal foremost to Generation Z, according to industry analysts.

Dutch primary school teachers go on mass strike for better wages

Den Haag - Tens of thousands of Dutch primary teachers went on a day's strike Thursday to demand better wages and a reduced workload, closing schools across one of the world's most literate countries.Carrying placards saying "Teachers are furious" and "Pay up!

N. Korea chemical arms a concern for peace: watchdog

Den Haag - North Korea's chemical weapons stockpile is a "concern for peace and stability" on the Korean peninsula and beyond, the world's chemical watchdog said Wednesday.

Sarin used in Syria 5 days before Khan Sheikhun: OPCW

Den Haag - Sarin nerve agent was used in an 'incident' at a northern Syrian village in late March, five days before the deadly attack on Khan Sheikhun, the world's chemical watchdog said Wednesday."Analysis of samples collected (by the OPCW)...

Sarin used in Syria 5 days before Khan Sheikhun: OPCW

Den Haag - Sarin nerve agent was used in an 'incident' at a northern Syrian village in late March, five days before the deadly attack on Khan Sheikhun, the world's chemical watchdog said Wednesday."Analysis of samples collected (by the OPCW)...

Sarin used in Syria 5 days before Khan Sheikhun: OPCW

Den Haag - Sarin nerve agent was used in an 'incident' at a northern Syrian village in late March, five days before the deadly attack on Khan Sheikhun, the world's chemical watchdog said Wednesday."Analysis of samples collected (by the OPCW)...

Africa's agriculture needs a big dose of digital transformation

Scientists are now calling for a technological transformation in how Africans undertake agricultural production. With almost three quarters of the workforce on the continent focussed on agriculture, such a change could lead to rapid innovation.

Dutch defence minister resigns over soldier deaths in Mali

Den Haag - Dutch Defence Minister Jeanine Hennis resigned late Tuesday in the wake of a damning report over the death of two soldiers killed in an accidental mortar explosion in Mali last year.

Dutch website offers US 'antidote' to daily news grind

Amsterdam - A Dutch ad-free news website, which actively seeks contributors' help in its reporting and foregoes breaking news in favour of deeper analysis, is about to expand across the Atlantic.
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