Category: General news

Waiter at Philippine beach resort suspected of raping 15-year-old Norwegian girl






Philippine police are filing charges against a 22-year-old waiter accused of raping a 15-year-old Norwegian tourist at the beach resort he works at. Senior Inspector Ryan Retutar says the suspect struck up a conversation with the girl late last Friday while she was alone by a pool at the resort in northern Ilocos Norte province.…

Angry Birds theme park to open in Haining, Zhejiang






The Haining city government and Rovio, a Finnish entertainment media company and producer of the Angry Birds game, announced recently that China’s first real-life Angry Birds theme park will open in Haining in Shanghai’s neighboring Zhejiang province. A state company under the city government has invested 20 million yuan (US$3.24 million) in building the theme…

Swedish CENTEC Vietnam at VietFish Fair 2013






Swedish CENTEC Vietnam together with Swedish companies participated in the VietFish Fair held in Ho Chi Minh City on 25-27 June 2013. CENTEC is established as a project under the Swedish Embassy to support continued and strengthened Swedish-Vietnamese relationship within the field of environmental technology. CENTEC focuses on establishing partnerships within the private sector- Business…

Electrolux questioned for having their electrical appliances made by Chinese forced labour






Swedish manufacturer Electrolux, Australian airline Qantas and American Fortune 500 company Emerson are investigating claims that they bought headphones and other electrical appliances that were made by Chinese inmates in forced labor camps. The investigations started after the companies had been questioned by the Australian Financial Review. Inmates at Dongguan Prison in Guangdong Province said…

Norway is first to accede to Hong Kong ship recycling treaty






Norway became the first contracting State to the Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships 2009. The Hong Kong Convention is aimed at ensuring that ships, when being recycled after reaching the end of their operational lives, do not pose any unnecessary risk to human health and safety or…

China, India and Pakistan have increased their nuclear arsenals






The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said on 23 June 2013 in its annual report that China now has 250 nuclear warheads, compared to 240 in 2012, adding that the country is “highly non-transparent” when it comes to its nuclear arsenal. Pakistan increased its number by 10 to between 100 and 120 and India…

Thailand withdrawn from money laundering list






Thailand has been removed from a list by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) of countries that needed improvements to meet global standards on anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-terrorist financing (CFT), reports The Nation. Secretary-General of the Anti-Money Laundering Office (AMLO) Pol. Col. Sihanart Prayoonrat said the removal followed the discussion in Oslo, Norway, from…