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Poland joined USA visa waiver

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Poland has officially joined the USA Visa Waiver Programme. Poles can now spend up to 90 days in the US without a visa. According to reports,...
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Zim dollars limited but ready

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Zimbabwe finally has access to the new Z$2 and Z$5 banknotes and coins. The new currency was expected to start circulating on 11 November but...
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Azerbaijan to use blockchain ID platform

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Azerbaijan is the latest country turning to the use of blockchain technology as a platform to verify identities. The country in the South Caucasus region...
Zimbabwean dollar

Zim asks: “Where’s the money?”

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Zimbabwe’s new banknotes failed to arrive, leaving banks in confusion and customers frustrated. "Where's the money?", The Herald newspaper asked in an online report. According to...
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Facial recognition to speed up hotel check-in

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Hotels in Singapore are testing the use of facial recognition technology to speed up guests’ check-in times. Bloomberg reports that this initiative with the city-state’s...
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French airports try biometric boarding

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Air France and Aéroports de Paris (ADP) have agreed to roll out a biometric boarding pilot early next year. French news magazine L’Express reports the...
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Cyprus axes EU ‘golden passport’

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Cyprus has revoked the passports of 26 people who were granted citizenship through a controversial investment programme. Many have criticised the so-called “golden passport” scheme...
Cryptocurrency

China’s e-currency will create ‘horse race’

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China’s Digital Currency Electronic Payment (DCEP) cryptocurrency project is set to create a “horse race” when it is launched, according to news reports. The central...

Softer rules for issuance of IDs in Bulgaria

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In order to reduce administrative burden on Bulgarian citizens, the country’s Cabinet approved changes to the rules for issuing personal documents. The Sofia Globe reports...

Dual citizenship allowed in Norway

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From next year onwards, Norway will allow dual citizenship for its citizens. This means that foreign residents who qualify for Norwegian nationalisation can keep their...