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United States | U.S.-Hosted Event on Human Rights Abuses in Venezuela

United States (STL.News) – On March 19, the United States co-sponsored an event with Albania, Argentina, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Georgia, Hungary, Israel, Romania, and the United Kingdom at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland to highlight the dire human rights situation in Venezuela. Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs Carrie Filipetti led … Continue reading United States | U.S.-Hosted Event on Human Rights Abuses in Venezuela

Swedish Academy to announce 2 Nobel literature prizes in Oct

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The foundation behind the Nobel Prize in literature says the winners of the 2019 and the delayed 2018 editions of the prestigious award will be announced in October by the Swedish Academy, saying that the scandal-rocked body has revamped itself and restored “trust.” The Nobel Foundation had warned that another group … Continue reading Swedish Academy to announce 2 Nobel literature prizes in Oct

Danish welfare agency fraud case larger than first said

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A fraud involving public funds show 10 million kroner ($1.5 million) more than originally thought vanished from Danish government coffers, Denmark’s minister for children and social affairs said Friday. Two new investigations show that a total of 121 million kroner vanished between 1993 and 2018. “We are talking about an extremely … Continue reading Danish welfare agency fraud case larger than first said

Indicted Latvian central banker back at work after EU ruling

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A spokesman for Latvia’s central bank says the governor, who is also a member of the European Central Bank and is investigated for alleged bribery, has returned to work. Janis Silakalns said Thursday that Ilmars Rimsevics returned to his office on Wednesday, a day after the EU Court of Justice said … Continue reading Indicted Latvian central banker back at work after EU ruling

Stock market turmoil pushes Norway’s oil fund to loss

COPENHAGEN, Denmark / FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) Volatility in stock markets last year pushed Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, the world’s largest of its kind, to report a loss of 485 billion kroner ($56.4 billion) for 2018. Fund manager Norges Bank Investment Management says the fund’s worst-performing investments in 2018 were in the German pharmaceuticals maker Bayer … Continue reading Stock market turmoil pushes Norway’s oil fund to loss

Lego’s business returns to growth after tough year

COPENHAGEN, Denmark/ FEBRUARY 27, 2019 (STL.News) 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 … Continue reading Lego’s business returns to growth after tough year

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Swede gets 4.5 years for last year’s royal jewels heist

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A 22-year-old Swede has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison after he was convicted of stealing royal funeral artifacts said to be worth 65 million kronor ($7 million) from a Swedish cathedral last year. The Eskiltuna District Court said Friday that Johan Nicklas Backstrom stole two crowns … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Swede gets 4.5 years for last year’s royal jewels heist

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | First look at Finland’s basic income trial: no major changes

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Finnish officials say a nationwide experiment with basic income has not increased employment among those participating during the first year of the trial, but their general well-being seems to have increased. A report by Finland’s Social Insurance Institution, or Kela, looked at the first year of the trial. It said Friday … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | First look at Finland’s basic income trial: no major changes

United States | Recognition of Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s Interim President by Several European Countries

United States – We welcome the decision today by Austria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Finland, France, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom to recognize Juan Guaido as the Interim President of Venezuela. We are also heartened by the European Parliament’s January 31 resolution recognizing Juan Guaido as … Continue reading United States | Recognition of Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s Interim President by Several European Countries

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Danish police confirm 6 dead, 16 injured in train accident on bridge linking islands

COPENHAGEN, Denmark—Jan 02, 2019—Danish police confirm 6 dead, 16 injured in train accident on bridge linking islands . By Associated Press

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Ikea’s main operator goes local; to create net 4,000 jobs

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Swedish home furnishings giant Ikea said the biggest retailer within its franchise system is to create a net 4,000 jobs over the coming two years as it expands its online presence and opens new shops in city centers to complement its trademark larger stores in the suburbs. Ikea said the cutbacks at … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Ikea’s main operator goes local; to create net 4,000 jobs

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Whistleblower in Danish banking scandal: Bank ignored me

COPENHAGEN, Denmark  — The man who blew the whistle on a massive money laundering scheme through the Estonian branch of Denmark’s Danske Bank, says the bank “deliberately ignored” the warning he made that dirty money was flowing, some from Russia. Howard Wilkinson says “there was a big smoke alarm that started. But (Danske Bank) tried … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Whistleblower in Danish banking scandal: Bank ignored me

KAMPALA, Uganda | Denmark, citing human rights, withholds some aid to Tanzania

KAMPALA, Uganda — Denmark is cutting about $10 million in aid to the government of Tanzania over what it called “negative developments” in human rights in the East African country. Ulla Tornaes, Denmark’s minister for development cooperation, said on Twitter she was “deeply concerned” by developments such as a Tanzanian official’s “completely unacceptable homophobic statements.” … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Denmark, citing human rights, withholds some aid to Tanzania

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Norway to suspend defense gear exports to Saudi Arabia

COPENHAGEN, Denmark  — Norway’s foreign minister says the country will suspend issuing new licenses to export defense-related equipment to Saudi Arabia. Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soereide told Norwegian news agency NTB on Friday that the move was temporary until “a comprehensive assessment of recent developments in Saudi Arabia and the region and the unsettling situation … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Norway to suspend defense gear exports to Saudi Arabia

United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Foreign Minister of Denmark Anders Samuelsen

United States – The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Michael R. Pompeo spoke by phone today with Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen. They discussed Denmark’s public announcement of an arrest related to an Iranian plot to assassinate members of an Iranian dissident group living in Denmark. They also discussed the importance of … Continue reading United States | Secretary Pompeo’s Call With Foreign Minister of Denmark Anders Samuelsen

United States | Assistant Secretary Kirsten D. Madison Travel to Ukraine and Denmark To Advance Anti-Corruption Initiatives

United States – Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Kirsten D. Madison will travel to Kyiv, Ukraine, and Copenhagen, Denmark, October 17-23, to participate in anti-corruption focused events and discussions. While in Ukraine, Assistant Secretary Madison will meet with officials from the National Anti-Corruption Bureau, the State Border Guard … Continue reading United States | Assistant Secretary Kirsten D. Madison Travel to Ukraine and Denmark To Advance Anti-Corruption Initiatives

TEHRAN, Iran | Iran summons Western diplomats over parade attack killing 25

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has summoned diplomats from Britain, Denmark and the Netherlands over allegedly harboring “members of the terrorist group” that launched an attack on a military parade in the country’s southwest. A statement early Sunday from Iran’s Foreign Ministry also quoted ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi as saying Danish and Dutch diplomats were told … Continue reading TEHRAN, Iran | Iran summons Western diplomats over parade attack killing 25

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Volvo Cars says global trade disputes will delay its IPO

COPENHAGEN, Denmark— The CEO of Swedish automaker Volvo Cars, owned by China’s Geely holding company, says “the timing right now is not optimal” for an initial public offering, citing “an escalating trade war, tariffs and market volatility.” CEO Hakan Samuelsson added in a mail to The Associated Press on Tuesday that “an IPO remains an … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Volvo Cars says global trade disputes will delay its IPO

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Convicted killer of Kim Wall: Appeal case starts

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Danish submarine inventor Peter Madsen, who was found guilty of the torture, sexual assault, murder and dismemberment of a Swedish reporter, appeared before an appeals court Wednesday to challenge his life sentence. The three-day session at the Eastern High Court in Copenhagen will not deal with the Apr. 25 guilty ruling. In … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Convicted killer of Kim Wall: Appeal case starts

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Lego revenue hurt by retailer bankruptcies in the US

COPENHAGEN, Denmark— Lego says its revenue dipped in the first half of 2018, with business in North America hurt by changes in the retail industry such as the bankruptcy of store chain Toys’R’Us. The privately-held company says revenue fell 5 percent to 14.3 billion kroner ($2.2 billion) in January-June compared with a year earlier. Net … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Lego revenue hurt by retailer bankruptcies in the US

AARHUS, Denmark | Olesen claims final automatic European Ryder Cup spot

AARHUS, Denmark  — Thorbjorn Olesen claimed the final automatic qualification spot on the European Ryder Cup team after Matthew Fitzpatrick failed to win the Made in Denmark event on Sunday. Fitzpatrick needed to overturn a six-shot deficit to leader Lee Westwood going into the final round but it was another Englishman, Matt Wallace, who claimed … Continue reading AARHUS, Denmark | Olesen claims final automatic European Ryder Cup spot

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Norway police search for armed man in southwestern park

COPENHAGEN, Denmark  — Police in Norway say they are searching for an armed man who has been spotted inside a popular activity park in the southwestern part of the country. Police said on Twitter Friday that they have protectively evacuated the Skien Fritidspark north of Porsgrunn, less than 100 kilometers (62 miles) southwest of Oslo … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Norway police search for armed man in southwestern park

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Ex members of Nobel literature body ‘no plans on returning’

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Two former members of the prestigious body that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature who quit in the wake of a sex abuse and financial crimes scandal have dismissed reports they were returning to the Swedish Academy. Former permanent secretary Sara Danius wrote on her Facebook page Friday that “presently, I have … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Ex members of Nobel literature body ‘no plans on returning’

AARHUS, Denmark | Pepperell makes best start of Ryder Cup hopefuls in Denmark

AARHUS, Denmark — Eddie Pepperell shot a 2-under 70 in the first round of the Made In Denmark tournament on Thursday to make the best start of the three players bidding to secure the final qualifying spot in Europe’s Ryder Cup team. Pepperell, who needs to win the event to stand a chance of moving … Continue reading AARHUS, Denmark | Pepperell makes best start of Ryder Cup hopefuls in Denmark

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | 3 members of Nobel literature prize body to return

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Three members who quit the prestigious body that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature amid a scandal and internal feud are returning to the Swedish Academy, saying differences with a member are of less importance than the academy itself, a newspaper reported Thursday. The Svenska Dagbladet daily says former Academy permanent secretary … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | 3 members of Nobel literature prize body to return

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Swedish study notes surge in automated Twitter accounts

COPENHAGEN, Denmark— A Swedish government study says there’s been a recent surge in the number of automated Twitter accounts ahead of the Sept. 9 election, noting that 40 percent of them are more likely to support the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats party, expected to make gains. The study by Sweden’s defense research agency comes amid broader … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | Swedish study notes surge in automated Twitter accounts

COPENHAGEN, Denmark | France’s Macron: Denmark can do more in European Union

COPENHAGEN, Denmark  — Denmark can do more in Europe, French President Emmanuel Macron declared Tuesday as he pushed for a more closely united European Union and a continent that takes more responsibility for its own defense. On the first day of a two-day visit, Macron pressed the case that the EU shouldn’t rely so much … Continue reading COPENHAGEN, Denmark | France’s Macron: Denmark can do more in European Union