Denmark

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