Archive for May, 2016

Battered by Crude Rout, Norway Now Faces Risk of Oil Strikes – Bloomberg

May 31, 2016
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Bloomberg Battered by Crude Rout, Norway Now Faces Risk of Oil StrikesBloombergThe failure shows the width of the gap that will need to be bridged in state-backed mediation if Norway, western Europe’s biggest producer of oil and gas, is to avoid strikes that would deepen the crisis provoked by the collapse of crude prices...
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military exercise mistaken for invasion – BBC News

May 31, 2016
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BBC News military exercise mistaken for invasionBBC NewsFinland’s armed forces caused alarm on one of the country’s own islands when an after-dark training exercise was mistaken for a real invasion, it’s reported. Kamsholmen island resident Bjarne Winberg watched as a large boat docked near his house and …Finnish man flees ‘invasion’ in scare caused by...
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Now Denmark plans to stop paying its royals, let’s discuss the £40m our own take from the taxpayer every year – The Independent

May 31, 2016
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The Independent Now Denmark plans to stop paying its royals, let’s discuss the £40m our own take from the taxpayer every yearThe IndependentHow much does having a royal family cost? Too much, according to Denmark, which has just announced it’s going to rein in the spending due to “simple mathematics”. Danish politicians will now...
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Why Iceland Should Be Your Next Big Vacation – Refinery29

May 31, 2016
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Refinery29 Why Iceland Should Be Your Next Big VacationRefinery29Iceland might not be the first place you think of when planning your next vacation, but these pictures might just change your mind. To paraphrase Shakespeare, Iceland might be small, but Iceland is fierce. The island nation is often referred to as the …and more >> Source:...
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The eight ingredients that created the Swedish model – The Local.se

May 31, 2016
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The Local.se The eight ingredients that created the Swedish modelThe Local.seSwedish politicians often refer to “the Swedish model”. Social Democrat Prime Minister Stefan Löfven did so recently when he presented the government reshuffle last Wednesday. Politicans from other parties do the same. The purpose, of course, is to … Source: swedish – Google News...
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‘Norway buying itself influence’ – Views and News from Norway

May 30, 2016
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Views and News from Norway ‘Norway buying itself influence’Views and News from NorwayOil-rich Norway has donated more than NOK 640 million over the past nine years (USD 77 million at current exchange rates) to projects operated by the Clinton Foundation, set up by former US President Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Rodham Clinton...
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