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The Netherlands launch inquiry into ditching the euro.

The currency is said to be harming Dutch finances.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Shell, YPF to develop Vaca Muerta gas pilot project.

Royal Dutch Shell PLC and Argentina’s YPF SA have signed preliminary terms and conditions of an agreement to develop a shale gas pilot project in the Vaca Muerta shale of Neuquen province.

- OGJ - US

Contract let for Uzbekistan gas processing complex.

Russia’s privately held PJSC Lukoil and Uzbekistan’s National Holding Co. Uzbekneftegaz, through a contractor, have let a contract to Frames Group BV, Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, to provide desalting equipment for their jointly owned Kandym gas processing complex now under construction in southwestern ...

- OGJ - US

Cryptographers Demonstrate Collision in Popular SHA-1 Algorithm.

On February 23rd, a joint team from the CWI Amsterdam and Google announced that they had generated the first ever collision in the SHA-1 cryptographic hashing algorithm. SHA-1 has long been considered theoretically insecure by cryptanalysts due to weaknesses in the algorithm design, but this marks the first time ...

- EFF - US

I come to bury SHA1, not to praise it.

Most cryptography is theoretical research. When it is no longer theoretical, in practice it can become a harmful exploit.Google and Dutch research institute CWI proved that the SHA1 hash method, first introduced 20 years ago, could produce a duplicate hash from different documents using a technique that consumed significant ...

- Network World - US

$105M Lawsuit Accuses Heineken Of Bullying Its Way Into Bars & Stores.

When you think of Greece, you probably think of toasting friends with ouzo or sipping a nice wine, and not putting back a few bottles of Heineken. However, one Greek brewer claims the Dutch company has nevertheless bullied its way into staying on top of the country's beer market and stymied competition over the last few ...

- The Consumerist - US

Guatemalan immigration office expels Women on Waves abortion ship.

The Dutch boat offers free abortion services in countries where terminating pregnancies is banned.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Guatemala orders expulsion of abortion ship, crew.

GUATEMALA CITY — Guatemala's immigration office on Friday ordered the expulsion of a ship run by a Dutch nonprofit organization that performs...

- Townhall.com - US

Guatemala orders expulsion of abortion ship, crew.

GUATEMALA CITY " Guatemala's immigration office on Friday ordered the expulsion of a ship run by a Dutch nonprofit organization that performs free abortions onboard in international waters.The office said in a statement that...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Why Do We Resist Technology In The Workplace?.

If technology is really so great, so helpful, so enabling - why can it be so difficult to get people to embrace the next big thing? Research at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University draws lessons for managers to keep engaged and help their teams to see the benefits of new technology.

- Forbes.com - US

Frida Ghitis: Who, exactly, is running US foreign policy?.

Not a day goes by in the Netherlands without President Donald Trump making news. If you're an American traveling overseas, you have likely been buttonholed by locals asking you to explain what is going on with the new administration. The local news carries clips of Trump attacking the media, disparaging NATO or falsely ...

- CNN Top Stories - US

Guatemala detains boat providing abortion services

Authorities in Guatemala detain a Dutch boat run by Women on Waves, a non-profit organisation which provides free abortion services in countries where abortion is illegal. Women on Waves founder Rebecca Gomperts had stirred controversy when she was last in Malta in 2007 to deliver a lecture.

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Sharp rise in British students applying to Dutch Maastricht University after Brexit

There has been a 25% increase in applications from British students to Maastricht University in The Netherlands.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Trump vows military build-up, hammers nationalist themes

By Emily Stephenson and Steve Holland NATIONAL HARBOR, Md./WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said he would make a massive budget request for one of the "greatest military buildups in American history" on Friday in a feisty, campaign-style speech extolling robust nationalism to eager conservative activists. Trump used ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Oslo humanitarian conference for Nigeria and the Lake Chad region raises $672 million to help people in need

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Cameroon, Chad, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Republic of Korea, Sweden, Switzerland Humanitarian partners agreed to further scale up their response to reach the most ...

- ReliefWeb - INT

Major gains still to be made in quality of arm prostheses

Approximately 4,000 people in the Netherlands are affected by arm damage: they have to do without the use of their hand or part of their hand, their forearm or even a complete arm. The majority of these people have a prosthesis. This prosthesis may be purely cosmetic, or have a gripping function, enabling the user to carry ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Researchers use holography to improve nanophotonic circuits

Nanophotonic circuits, tiny chips which filter and steer light, suffer from small random variations which degrade the transmission of light. Researchers have now found a way to compensate those variations, which may lead to energy savings in datacenters and computer equipment. The researchers from Utrecht University , ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Alert! The dastardly Dutch are sailing a 90-ship fleet at Blighty

We'll have no repeat of 1667, ye lubberly scallywags! The Dutch are preparing to invade English seas with a fleet of 90 vessels after a previous expedition boarded the Royal Navy's flagship and stole the Royal Coat of Arms from her.…

- TheRegister - UK

SGC to make Azerbaijan Europe's energy security partner

The Southern Gas Corridor project will make Azerbaijan the energy security partner of Europe, Sijbren de Jong, analyst at The Hague Center for Strategic Studies and expert in energy security told Trend Feb.24.

- AzerNews - AZ

Guatemala detains boat providing abortion services

Authorities in Guatemala detain a Dutch boat run by Women on Waves, a non-profit organisation which provides free abortion services in countries where abortion is illegal. Women on Waves founder Rebecca Gomperts was in Malta in 2007 to deliver a lecture "The Right to a Dignified Motherhood: The Crucial Abortion Issue."

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Trump vows military build-up, hammers nationalist themes | Reuters

By Emily Stephenson and Steve Holland | NATIONAL HARBOR, Md./WASHINGTON NATIONAL HARBOR, Md./WASHINGTON President Donald Trump said he would make a massive budget request for one of the "greatest military buildups in American history" on Friday in a feisty, campaign-style speech extolling robust nationalism to eager ...

- Firstpost - IN

EUobserver: Dutch lower house approves EU-Ukraine treaty

The Dutch lower house of parliament on Feb. 23 approved the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, leaving a vote in the Senate after Dutch elections on March 15 as a final hurdle before the deal can enter into force. The post EUobserver: Dutch lower house approves EU-Ukraine treaty appeared first on KyivPost.

- Kyiv Post - UA

Dutch boat docks off coast of Guatemala to offer abortions in international waters

The boat arrived in the Pacific port of Quetzal on Wednesday and planned to stay five days.

- FOX News - US

Google helps put aging SHA-1 encryption out to pasture

The decades-old SHA-1 encryption used to protect websites is already dying, but a discovery from Google and security researcher CWI Amsterdam could be the killing blow. For the first time, they've found a way to generate a "collision" and create the...

- Engadget - US

BBC: Grey 'blob' takes seat in Ukraine parliament

Independent MP Borislav Bereza arrived with the grey blob-shaped toy on Feb. 24 morning and propped it up on a vacant seat. It's a mini copy of the sculpture Homunculus Loxodontus by Dutch artist Margriet van Breevoort, which symbolises the experience of patients waiting to see a doctor. The sculpture became an internet ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Kraft Heinz's short-lived Unilever swoop is a warning on weak takeover policy

Alan/Flickr, CC BY-NC-SAAnglo-Dutch giant Unilever may have seen off a clumsy takeover bid by Kraft Heinz, but that doesn't mean questions over corporate takeover policy in Britain have gone away. In fact, it was odd that such a discussion was absent from the UK government's recent industrial strategy proposals. It was a ...

- The Conversation - UK

Exclusive: Trump calls Chinese 'grand champions' of currency manipulation

By Steve Holland and David Lawder WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump declared China the "grand champions" of currency manipulation on Thursday, just hours after his new Treasury secretary pledged a more methodical approach to analyzing Beijing's foreign exchange practices. In an exclusive interview with Reuters, Trump said ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Trump wants to make sure U.S. nuclear arsenal at 'top of the pack'

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to ensure the U.S. nuclear arsenal is at the "top of the pack," saying the United States has fallen behind in its weapons capacity. In a Reuters interview, Trump also said China could solve the national security challenge posed by North Korea ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Dutch boat offering abortions to Guatemalans detained by army

A Dutch boat, aimed at helping woman get abortions, was reportedly detained by Guatemala’s army on Thursday.

- FOX News - US

Exclusive - Trump calls Chinese 'grand champions' of currency manipulation

By Steve Holland and David Lawder WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump declared China the "grand champions" of currency manipulation on Thursday, just hours after his new Treasury secretary pledged a more methodical approach to analysing Beijing's foreign exchange practices. In an exclusive interview with Reuters, Trump said ...

- Sify - IN

Guatemala detains Dutch ship providing abortions in international waters

Guatemala's army has detained a boat carrying a supply of abortion pills and prevented it from picking up women seeking to end their pregnancies, saying the move was prohibited by the country's constitution.

- SBS.com.au - AU

Horizon Zero Dawn: Inside the game with Guerilla senior producer Joel Eschler

Joel Eschler, a senior producer on Horizon Zero Dawn, the PlayStation 4-exclusive third-person action RPG from Dutch video game developer Guerrilla, readily admits he's a control freak but it's a trait that he believes helps make better games. On Horizon Zero Dawn, Joel oversaw the game's environment art which included ...

- Stuff - NZ

First Dutch immigrants' party is challenging the far-right ahead of next month's elections

AFPThe Hague - With anti-Islam Dutch MP Geert Wilders topping the polls ahead of next month's elections, one small group is hoping to buck the trend: the country's first party led by immigrants. Denk, or "think" in Dutch, wants to fight what it calls "institutional racism" by setting up a national register of racist phrases ...

- Business Insider - US

The Guatemalan navy has 'detained' a Dutch 'abortion ship' after protests

© AFP JOHAN ORDONEZPuerto de San José - Guatemala's navy on Thursday dispatched a vessel to watch over a Dutch "abortion ship" carrying activists vowing to help women circumvent the country's longstanding prohibition on terminating pregnancies. "The military will not permit this group to carry out its activities in ...

- Business Insider - US

WhyEurope: 'Brexit was the trigger. We had to do something'

Brexit was the trigger for a group of students to start a communication project called WhyEurope, based on what they call positive populism'. Now they want to use their skills in the lead up to the Dutch and French elections.

- EurActive - UK

Guatemala blocks Dutch 'abortion ship'

Women on Waves is an organization that tries to help women in the early stages of pregnancy who have difficulty accessing abortion. In Guatemala, abortion is only legal if the mother's life is in danger.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Terrifying moment: Plane's landing gear collapses

Plane's landing gear breaks during touchdown in bad weather at Holland airport.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Plane evacuated after landing gear collapses

A plane carrying 59 passengers is evacuated after its landing gear collapses during touchdown in Amsterdam, causing its right side to scrape along the runway.

- ABC News - AU

Guatemalan army detains Dutch boat providing abortion services

The non-profit group Women on Waves provides free abortion services to women who are up to 10 weeks pregnant.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Dutch lower house approves EU-Ukraine treaty

The Dutch lower house of parliament on Thursday approved the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, leaving a vote in the Senate after Dutch elections on 15 March as a final hurdle before the deal can enter into force. The Netherlands is the only EU country that hadn't ratified the Association Agreement with Ukraine, signed in ...

- EU Observer - EU

Britain is an oasis of calm amid Europe's political chaos

In a fit of pique at the Brexit vote, the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte told MEPs last July that Britain had “collapsed – politically, economically, monetarily and constitutionally”. Embarrassingly for him, events have proven otherwise, with the UK posting the strongest growth in the G7 in the final ...

- City AM - UK

What are the biggest obstacles to global economic growth?

Global economic growth is lagging. The question is why. For insight into this, we asked readers of CFA Institute NewsBrief what they believe is the single biggest obstacle to global economic growth. I believe the biggest obstacle to global economic growth is . . . * Results do not add up to 100% due to rounding. The rise of ...

- City AM - UK

Guatemala blocks entry to Dutch ship providing abortions

PORT OF SAN JOSE, Guatemala - Guatemala's army detained a boat carrying a supply of abortion pills on Thursday and prevented it from picking up women seeking to end their pregnancies, saying the move was prohibited by the country's constitution.

- Reuters - US

Two radar eyes are better than one

A novel airborne experiment over the flat agricultural landscape of the Netherlands recently simulated, for the first time, images that could be taken by radar satellites orbiting in tandem.

- ESA - FR

Strong gales batter northern Europe, killing 1 in UK

Powerful winds battered parts of northern Europe today, disrupting transportation and killing a woman who was hit by flying debris in central England.In the Netherlands, the landing gear on a small passenger plane collapsed as it landed in heavy winds at Amsterdams Schiphol Airport.Britains West Midlands Ambulance Service ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Geert Wilders suspends Dutch election appearances

Employee of agency in charge of politician's security arrested for leaking information

- Financial Times - US

Plane's landing gear collapses

A British passenger plane suffered a gear collapse upon landing Thursday at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport as heavy winds battered Western Europe.

- CNN Top Stories - US

Dutch far-right leader Wilders cancels public events over security leak

Anti-Islam Dutch MP Geert Wilders and his far-right Freedom Party suspended all public activities Thursday after a police agent was arrested for allegedly leaking information about him to a Moroccan gang.

- France24 - FR

Guatemala army blocks Dutch boat offering abortions

Abortion is only allowed in the Central American nation when the mother's life is at risk.

- BBC - UK

Strong gales batter Northern Europe, causing U.K. death, rough landing in Amsterdam

Powerful winds battered parts of Northern Europe Thursday, disrupting transportation and killing a woman who was hit by flying debris in central England. In the Netherlands, the landing gear on a small passenger plane collapsed as it landed in heavy winds at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport. Britain's West Midlands Ambulance ...

- The Japan Times - JP

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