Category: General news

3 Nordic films nominated for the Oscars






Three Nordic films have made nominated for the prestigious 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood. Vying for Best Foreign Language Film are the Danish historical drama A Royal Affair and Norwegian epic Kon-Tiki, both supported by Nordisk Film & TV Fond, while Searching for Sugar Man is the first Swedish candidate ever running for Best Documentary.…

Sweden is after two Brits for Chinese garlic smuggling






Swedish Prosecutors say they have issued international arrest warrants for two Britons suspected of smuggling over a ton of Chinese garlic into Sweden. Mr. Thomas Ahlstrand, deputy chief prosecutor at Sweden’s International Public Prosecutions Office, said the men first shipped the garlic to Norway by boat, where it entered the country duty-free since it was…

Finnair is world’s safest airline; China Airlines ranked last






Finnair has been ranked as the world’s safest airline in the 2012 JACDEC Safety Index. This is the first time Finland’s national carrier has topped the rankings. After Finnair came Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates and Etihad. “Of course we are pleased, as safety is the kind of thing where you can’t compromise,”…

Swedish research looks to Vietnam’s infant potting training






A Swedish research has claimed Vietnam’s potty training – where toddlers as young as three months go diaper-free – a way to prevent infants from suffering urinary tract infections. Researchers at Sahlgrenska University Hospital in Gothenburg have studied mothers in Vietnam who teach their infants early on to empty their bladders at the sound of…

Drunk Danish jailed for going berserk in the Philippines






An intoxicated Danish was arrested on Jan 7 in P. Burgos, Makati City, the Philippines for calling women demeaning words and the police fake. Nicolaj Kristensen, 37, was charged with drinking an intoxicating drink in public in violation of a city ordinance, alarm and scandal, and direct assault upon an agent or a person in…