NZ manifesto resembles Norway mass murderer’s text

Europe 03/15/19, 06:03

The manifesto that the presumed New Zealand shooter published is shorter and "more sloppy" than the one written by a Norwegian right-wing extremist who killed 77 people in 2011, but expresses similar sentiments, a Swedish terror expert said Friday.Magnus Ranstorp of the Swedish National Defense College says the shooter is ...

Teenage climate activist nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Europe 03/13/19, 10:45

Three Norwegian lawmakers have nominated Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg, who has become a prominent voice in campaigns against climate change, for the Nobel Peace Prize.Freddy Andre Oevstegaard and two other members of the Socialist Left Party said they believe "the massive movement Greta has set in motion is a ...

Finland’s center-right government resigns

Europe 03/08/19, 05:38

Finnish Prime Minister Juha Sipila's center-right government resigned Friday after failing to push through a planned social and health reform."I take the responsibility for the failure. It has been a huge disappointment to me," Sipila told a news conference, according to public broadcaster YLE. He added that the reform "had ...

Woman films moment an avalanche in central Norway came down

Europe 03/06/19, 08:44

A Norwegian woman showed her quick wits when filming a "dramatic" avalanche that was cascading down towards her home. Gunn Gravem Isaksen told The Associated Press she was at home in central Norway when the avalanche occurred on Tuesday. On realizing what was going on, she rushed out onto her porch and ...

Lego’s business returns to growth after tough year

Europe 02/27/19, 05:44

For Lego, the pieces are coming back together.The Danish toy maker said Wednesday its revenue rose 4 percent last year to 36.4 billion kroner ($5.5 billion) after a tough 2017. Net profit increased 3.5 percent to 8.1 billion kroner ($1.2 billion).Growth was in the "strong double-digits" in China and "in ...

Raising begins of Norway frigate that sank after collision

Europe 02/26/19, 05:29

The operation has begun to raise a Norwegian naval frigate that sank last year in a harbor north of Bergen following a collision with an oil tanker.Anders Penna of the salvage company in charge of raising the KNM Helge Ingstad says it is "very complex and demanding operation," adding it ...

Swede gets 4 ½ years in prison for royal jewels heist

Europe 02/22/19, 07:58

A 22-year-old Swede was sentenced Friday to four and a half years in prison after he was convicted of stealing 17th-century Swedish royal treasures estimated to be worth 65 million kronor ($7 million) from a cathedral last year.The Eskiltuna District Court said Johan Nicklas Backstrom stole two crowns and an ...

2021 Tour de France race to start in Denmark

Sports 02/21/19, 06:19

The Tour de France will start in Denmark in 2021, beginning with a ride in Copenhagen followed by two more stages around the country.The opening stage on July 2 will be a 13-kilometer flat run around the capital."It is an honor to have the grand depart in Copenhagen," race director ...

Shares in world’s top shipping firm sink on US tariffs risk

Business 02/21/19, 05:59

Shares in the world's biggest shipping company, Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk, plunged Thursday after it warned of the commercial damage it would suffer from a U.S. escalation in the trade war with China.The company reported a fourth quarter loss of $34 million, from a $32 million profit a year earlier. Revenue ...

Main suspect in Sweden’s royal jewels heist confesses

Europe 02/15/19, 12:19

The main suspect in the theft of royal funeral artifacts from a Swedish cathedral confessed Friday to stealing them after his DNA was found on the items that were pulled out last week from a garbage bin north of Stockholm.Swedish broadcaster SVT, reporting Friday from a Stockholm court, quoted the ...

Sweden FM says she’s upset by ambassador to China case

Europe 02/15/19, 07:49

Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom says she is "very upset" over meetings arranged by the country's ambassador to China between the daughter of a detained Swedish publisher and two businessmen who allegedly threatened the woman.Ambassador Anna Lindstedt has been recalled to Sweden and is being investigated.Wallstrom said on Swedish public ...

Grandmaster Flash, Mutter win 2019 Polar Music Prize

Entertainment 02/13/19, 05:07

American rapper and DJ Grandmaster Flash, German violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and international music charity Playing for Change Foundation on Wednesday won Sweden's Polar Music Prizes for 2019.The award panel said Grandmaster Flash, born Joseph Saddler, is "rightly heralded as a hip-hop virtuoso," and "one of the first to manipulate music ...

Danes test out ski slope on top of incineration plant

Europe 02/12/19, 10:20

The Alps it's not. But Danish skiers and snowboarders are testing out an artificial ski slope above an incineration plant that doesn't emit toxins and rises 85 meters (279 feet) above the flat landscape of Copenhagen.The lower half of the slope at the Amager Resource Center opened to the public ...

Michael Jackson wax statue removed by Danish mall

Entertainment 02/11/19, 11:31

Denmark's oldest shopping mall has removed a wax statue of Michael Jackson out of fears it could offend customers and may be vandalized because of accusations that the late pop star molested boys.Charlotte Andersen, marketing manager for the Roedovre Centrum mall in suburban Copenhagen, told Denmark's TV2 broadcaster that they ...

Finnish basic income trial: creates happiness, but not jobs

Europe 02/08/19, 07:42

A nationwide experiment with basic income in Finland has not increased employment among those participating in the two-year trial, but their general well-being seems to have increased, a report said Friday.The Social Insurance Institution of Finland, or Kela, said "it was not yet possible to draw any firm conclusions" from ...

Norwegian Air tries to raise cash after warning on profits

Europe 01/29/19, 07:57

Norwegian Air Shuttle on Tuesday became the latest budget carrier to cut its earnings outlook amid tough competition and after British Airways' parent company, IAG, ruled out a bid for the loss-making company.Norwegian's CEO, Bjoern Kjos, said the airline "has been through a period with significant growth" that left it ...

Danes erect fence on German border to stop swine fever

Europe 01/28/19, 07:06

Denmark has begun erecting a 70-kilometer (43.4-mile) fence along the German border to keep out wild boars in an attempt to prevent the spread of African swine fever, which could jeopardize the country's valuable pork industry.Work on the fence, which will be up to 1.5 meters (5 feet) tall, began ...

EU’s Vestager, Silicon Valley nemesis, doesn’t shy from tech

Tech 01/21/19, 04:53

The European Union's competition commissioner, Margarethe Vestager, has made her name challenging Silicon Valley tech companies. But the Danish politician isn't exactly a luddite when it comes to using technology herself.She detailed her preferences in a recent interview when it comes to using tech services:___FACEBOOK: While she has an official ...

EU’s antitrust cop lays groundwork for more tech scrutiny

Europe 01/21/19, 04:47

Silicon Valley's notorious nemesis, Margrethe Vestager, plans to end her term as the European Union's antitrust enforcer this year with a bang, laying out a long-term plan to intensify scrutiny of the world's big tech companies.As the EU's competition commissioner, Vestager is arguably the world's most important tech regulator. The ...

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