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BRIEF-Orkla may move biscuits output from Sweden to Latvia


REUTERS - 2018-01-19 08:59:29

Not to be sniffed at: more Norwegians turn from cigarettes to snuff

Snus is illegal across the EU but is used in Sweden, which has an exemption, and Norway, which is not in the EU Swedish wet snuff known as snus is popular in Nordic countries. Photograph: Alamy More Norwegians use snus - a form of snuff particular to Nordic countries - instead of cigarettes for th

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-01-19 03:18:12

Croatia and Norway win to boost Euro semi-final hopes

ZAGREB (Reuters) - European handball championship hosts Croatia edged Belarus 25-23 and dark horses Norway beat Serbia 32-27 on Thursday as both nations kept alive their hopes of reaching the last four from the main round's fiercely competitive Group I. In Group II, holders Germany face a banana sk

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 21:42:57

Pollutionwatch: exhaust emissions double below 20C – by design

Modern cars can start in the cold, so why are manufacturers failing to make exhaust controls more efficient below 20C? Modern cars work in the cold, but emissions abatement systems on many diesel vehicles shut down below 20C. Photograph: Owen Humphreys/PA Twenty-five years ago, starting a car in w

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-01-18 21:30:05

Sweden to issue leaflets on how to prepare for war

Sweden will send leaflets to 4.7 million households with instructions of what to do in the case of a war, officials say. The booklets will also explain how to prepare for terror or cyber attacks and natural disasters. Their publication comes amid concerns over Russia's military activities and the ri

BBC - 2018-01-18 17:06:15

H&M Hires Diversity Leader After Backlash Over 'Coolest Monkey In The Jungle' Hoodie

H&M has hired a diversity manager following the cries of racism from users on social media, protests and store closings after the clothing company released an advertisment featuring a black boy wearing a "coolest monkey in the jungle" hoodie. The company announced Wednesday that Annie Wu will fill t

NEWSWEEK - 2018-01-18 17:14:37

FOREX-Dollar falls on worries over possible U.S. government shutdown

Reuters. FOREX-Dollar falls on worries over possible U.S. government shutdown * Bit to keep US govt open stokes anti-dollar mood * Euro hold below 3-year peak versus greenback * Evidence of reserve diversification drags on dollar (Updates market action, changes dateline, previous LONDON) By Richar

INVESTING.COM - 2018-01-18 16:20:37

Sweden stocks higher at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 up 0.12%

Reuters. Sweden stocks higher at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 up 0.12% Investing.com - Sweden stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the Technology, Telecoms and Industrials sectors led shares higher. At the close in Stockholm, the OMX Stockholm 30 rose 0.12%. The best perf

INVESTING.COM - 2018-01-18 17:10:23

Amazon Echo devices are headed to Australia and New Zealand in February

Amazon's Echo devices will be released in Australia and New Zealand in early February. Customers can preorder an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, or Echo Plus online from today and the devices are expected to ship early next month. The devices will also be available to buy directly from major retailers in ear

THE VERGE - 2018-01-18 10:58:52

Love to travel? Find out how many countries welcome your passport visa-free

A European country has the luxury of having the most powerful passport in the world and its citizens are able to visit 177 countries without a visa. This passport belongs to Germany, which ranked first in the 2018 World Passport Ranking recently released by Henley & Partners, a global citizenship an

MIAMI HERALD - 2018-01-18 11:00:00

Jammu and Kashmir: Avalanche kills Swedish skier in Gulmarg resort, another rescued

A Swedish skier died in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday after an avalanche struck the Gulmarg ski resort in Baramulla district. A police spokesperson said they had rescued the skier's travel partner alive, IANS reported. "One skier, identified as Daniel from Sweden, died, while police teams successful

SCROLL.IN - 2018-01-18 11:23:13

Sweden leads Scandinavia's 2018 growth outlook: Reuters poll

OSLO (Reuters) - Swedish and Danish growth prospects for 2018 have brightened in recent months, following last year's forecast-beating economic performance in Scandinavia, a Reuters poll of economists showed on Thursday. Sweden is expected to remain the top performer in 2018, but its lead over neig

REUTERS - 2018-01-18 08:11:17

What the US can learn from Sweden about how to launch a bitcoin fund

Many Americans are tired of hearing about how Scandinavian societies have figured out how to do everything better than us, but here's one more: how to launch a bitcoin fund. The Securities and Exchange Commission and ETF companies can't agree on how to bring a bitcoin exchange-traded fund to market.

CNBC - 2018-01-17 19:33:32

Financial Times: Swedes being told how to prepare for war

Sweden is preparing to send a brochure to millions of its citizens seeking to ready them for the possibility of a conflict, as concerns about Russia's military posture in the region grow. Financial Times reported Wednesday that the brochure will seek to inform citizens how to cope with crisis in the

THE HILL - 2018-01-17 15:59:22

Swedish PM does not rule out use of army to end gang violence

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden will do whatever it takes, including sending in the army, to end a wave of gang violence that has seen a string of deadly shootings, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said in Wednesday. Sweden's murder rate is relatively low in international terms, but gang violence has surg

REUTERS - 2018-01-17 17:06:39

Christian convert from Iran converting Muslims in Sweden

Annhita Parsan, who fled Iran, has converted hundreds of Muslims in Europe to Christianity. (Courtesy Annahita Parsan ) From escaping Iran through the mountains as a Muslim refugee, to surviving domestic abuse and imprisonment in a Turkish prison, to carving out a life in Sweden, Annahita Parsan's

FOXNEWS - 2018-01-17 16:14:45

Bitcoin Isn't the Future of Money

If the bitcoin bubble has a redeeming feature, it's that it has started some interesting conversations. One is about whether governments should get into the cryptocurrency business for themselves. The unsatisfying (though undoubtedly correct) answer: It depends. A cashless future is indeed on its wa

BLOOMBERG - 2018-01-17 14:00:10

Sweden to publish leaflets warning citizens over potential war

(CNN)Sweden is preparing to issue leaflets to 4.7 million households this spring amid growing fears it could be dragged into the perils of war. The leaflets, which urge citizens to prepare for "crisis and catastrophes in peacetime, but also for different kinds of attacks on society and Sweden," is

CNN - 2018-01-17 15:42:28

Sweden is preparing its people for war

Sweden is preparing to reissue a pamphlet first sent out during World War II - on how to respond if war breaks out - to 4.7 million households as it deals with Russia's aggressive actions in the region, according to reports. The booklet, titled "If Crisis or War Comes," will advise people on how the

NEW YORK POST - 2018-01-17 14:55:01

EU accuses Russia of 'orchestrated' disinformation campaign

Russia faces a barrage of accusations of interfering in a string of seismic political events, including the British vote to leave the European Union, the US election of President Donald Trump and the Catalan independence crisis. EU Security Commissioner Julian King gave the European Parliament an un

24MATINS.UK - 2018-01-17 17:15:12