Amsterdam

‘we Disinfect Everything’: Amsterdam’s Red-light District Re-opens

Amsterdam’s red-light district re-opened on Wednesday, July 1 after being closed for more than three months during the Covid-19 lockdown, though sex workers have been advised to avoid kissing and follow strict hygiene measures to  reduce the risk...
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Supreme Court Says Generic Domains Like Booking.com Can Be Trademarked

Enlarge / The headquarters of Booking Holdings in Amsterdam. (credit: poludziber / Getty) The US Patent and Trademark Office erred by finding the term booking.com was too generic for trademark protection, the Supreme Court ruled on...
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Manager Provides Update On Future Of £36m-rated Manchester United Transfer Target

Ajax manager Erik ten Hag has provided an update of sorts on the future of midfielder Donny van de Beek. The Netherlands international has been an important player for the Amsterdam giants in recent... Click Story Headline Above To...
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Black Lives Matter And Lessons From Palestine

Yoav LitvinA man holding a Palestinian flag and a placard that says, Palestinian Lives Matter, during a demonstration in Amsterdam. Hundreds of people gathered at the Museumplein in support of Palestine and against Israels plans to annex parts of...
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Protests Over George Floyd's Death Expose Raw Race Relations Worldwide

Images of a white police officer kneeling on the neck of African-American George Floyd, who then died, have sparked protests from Amsterdam to Nairobi, but they also expose deeper grievances among demonstrators over strained race relations in their...
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Europe Opens Up For Tourism As Coronavirus Lockdown Eases

"Residents from Athens to Amsterdam flocking to museums and bars for the first time in months."
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Partners At B2b European Vc Henq Discuss Remote Work’s Biggest Advantages

HenQ, an Amsterdam-based VC that invests in European B2B software startups typically at seed and Series A, recently disclosed the first close of its fourth fund at €70 million. The final close is expected to top out at between €75-€85 million...
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Peet's Coffee Raises $2.5 Billion In An Ipo Despite The Coronavirus Pandemic

"We are thrilled to price this offer on Euronext Amsterdam during this extraordinary time," said Casey Keller, CEO of JDE Peet's.
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Gm Kills Its Electric Bike Project, Ariv

GM’s Ariv Merge folding e-bike in Amsterdam. | Photo by Thomas Ricker / The Verge GM has killed its first electric bike. The automaker’s Ariv e-bikes, pronounced like “arrive” and stylized as “ARĪV,” were released last year in a...
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Netherlands: Muslim Migrant Smashes Windows Of Kosher Restaurant In Amsterdam For Second Time

“Ali was convicted of vandalism after 52 days behind bars while awaiting trial, but he was released without further penalty.” What will they do now? Put him in jail for another couple of months? And what will they do to disabuse him of...
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‘new Amsterdam’ Shrink Praises Red Flag Laws As ‘best We Have’ Now

It’s no secret that New Amsterdam’s psychiatrist Dr. Iggy Frome is a “bleeding heart liberal.” His left-wing views drive many show plots including one in the Season 2 finale, “A Matter of Seconds.” Focusing on...
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The Dutch Want To Make Big Economic Reforms With A Doughnut

In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, government leaders would love a crystal ball to help them manage the future of their homes’ economic health. Magic can’t help—but maybe a doughnut can.The city of Amsterdam this week officially...
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Ajax End Contract Of Brain-damaged Former Wonderkid Nouri

The Hague (AFP) – Ajax have terminated the contract of former wonderkid Abdelhak Nouri, severely brain damaged and in a coma since collapsing three seasons ago, the Amsterdam club confirmed Tuesday. The club intervened ahead of the July 1...
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Collaborating With A Team Of Rivals Can Resolve Conflict—and Advance Science

Five social scientists holed up in an Amsterdam hotel for a week with the goal of reaching a scientific consensus on how people form stereotypes. Remarkably, they were encouraged by the fact that none of them actually agreed with each other.
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Press Briefed On Outcome Of Day 1 Of Mh17 Criminal Trial - Video

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, en route from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, crashed on 17 July 2014 in Ukraine's Donbass region, leaving no survivors. Kiev and the self-proclaimed republics have blamed each other for the tragedy; the Dutch-led Joint...
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German Investigative Journalist Speaks At 'mh17 - Quest For Justice' Symposium In Amsterdam - Video

The Malaysian MH17 flight was shot down in eastern Ukraine in July 2014 while on its way from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, claiming the lives of all 298 people on board.
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Twitchcon Amsterdam Canceled Due To Coronavirus Fears

TwitchCon Amsterdam is canceled. Organizers announced on Friday (March 6) that the festival has been canceled due to the ongoing concerns with the spread of coronavirus. The annual TwitchCon Europe 2020 event was scheduled to take place at RAI...
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Almost All Amsterdam’s Commercial Boats Are Now Electric

As regulations tighten, it’s clear the days of petrol and diesel vehicles are numbered. Electric vehicles will move in to replace the internal combustion engine cars of old, but what about cities where other forms of transport make up large parts...
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Southgate Hopeful On Kane, Rashford Fitness As England Draw Belgium In Nations League

Amsterdam (AFP) – England can look forward to facing the world’s top-ranked side Belgium in the next UEFA Nations League later this year, but for now manager Gareth Southgate’s chief concerns surround the coronavirus outbreak and...
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Trump Supporters Have Little Trust In Society’s Institutions — And Here’s Why That’s...

by Miriam Boon, University of Amsterdam; Andreu Casas Salleras, University of Amsterdam; Ericka Menchen-Trevino, American University School of Communication, and Magdalena Wojcieszak, University of California, Davis [This article is republished...
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