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Cairo turns Orange

The Embassy of the Netherlands in Egypt organised the fifth Orange Bike Day with more than 5,000 cyclists participating on Friday morning. The goal of the event is to raise awareness about the importance of sustainability and sustainable business practices, supported by the slogan: Orange is the new Green. The event was planned with the …

Maya Nawar

All the world’s a chip

It is not very fast and only works in freezing temperatures – but a newly invented nuclear chip certainly has some potential. It can hold 500 times more than current data storage devices.

Deutsche Welle

Daimler to buy car-leasing firm Athlon

The German auto maker – known for its Mercedes luxury cars – has acquired the Dutch car-leasing specialist because of its strong market position, allowing Daimler to improve its fleet management services.

Deutsche Welle

Founding EU members talk Brexit in Berlin

Germany’s top diplomat Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged Brexit talks to start “as soon as possible” after meeting representatives of the EU’s founding nations. His colleagues also put pressure on London to hurry talks up.

Deutsche Welle

Wolfburg’s Kevin De Bruyne named Germany’s footballer of the year

Belgian winger Kevin de Bruyne has been voted Germany's footballer of the year by sports journalists. He is just the fifth foreign player to win the award since it was established 55 years ago. Germany's "Kicker" magazine, which organizes the poll of sports journalists, reported that De Bruyne won this year's title easily, receiving 367 of the 814 votes. Bayern…

Deutsche Welle

A reported rise in mental illness in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands there seems to have been a rapid rise in incidents involving "mentally confused" people. The reported number of such incidents rose from 53,000 in 2013 to 60,000 last year and the Dutch are asking why. A phone rings and community psychiatric nurse Theo Eberson speeds to his car. The police want him to assess the mental health…

Deutsche Welle

Copts in Egypt: How a Dutch newspaper got it terribly wrong

By Johannes A. Makar Pope Tawadros II is currently touring the Netherlands on a five-day visit to the local Coptic community. But a leading Dutch newspaper questions whether he should have been granted access to the country. Last Friday, marking the second day of the pontiff’s visit to this cheese-blessed nation, Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsbladpublished …

Daily News Egypt