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Norway bringing next hope for peace to Philippines

Peace talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front (NDF), the underground political umbrella of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), will resume by the end of July in Oslo, Norway, reported the Manila Bulletin citing House Speaker Jose De Venecia’s statement made on July 2.      This followed President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s…

Sweden holds referendum on Euro introduction

The Swedish government has decided arrange referendum 14 September 2003 on the introduction of the euro. All Swedish citizens who, according to the Elections Act, fulfill the requirements to vote in Swedish Riksdag (parliamentary) elections will be entitled to vote in the referendum. Persons entitled to vote in the Swedish local elections will also be…

Denmark provides second technical assistance fund

Asian Development Bank (ADB), a multilateral development finance institution dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific, will administer a new DKK20 million (US$3.2 million) cooperation fund financed by the government of Denmark.      The second Danish cooperation fund for technical assistance will provide grants for ADB activities such as project preparation, training and advisory…

Anders Widen signs dream team deal for Thailand and Philippines

The well-known Swedish entrepreneur Anders Widen, a long time resident of Thailand until he moved to London in the late 1990´s, is back in Thai business again.      This time as holder of the exclusive image rights of Spanish soccer champions Real Madrid and all its stars.      You have got these rights in Thailand, the Philippines,…

Singapore removed from WHO’s list of SARS-hit areas

The World Health Organization (WHO) has already removed Singapore from the list of areas with recent local transmission of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), and no longer recommends exit screening of international travellers departing from the country.      WHO announced the good news a day ahead of the effective date May 31, which is 20 days…

Norwegian Priest in Singapore appointed new regional duties

Stein Vangen, the Norwegian pastor at the Norwegian Seamen’s Mission in Singapore since October 2002, will this autumn start in a full time job visiting the Norwegian communities in South East Asia.       Stein Vangen’s immediate territory will include Malaysia, Brunei, East Timor, the Philippines, Indonesia and Taiwan. Possibly also Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, which…

Warrant issued against Swedish imposter in the Philippines

The Stockholm District Court has issued an arrest warrant against a 39-years old Swedish imposter that operates in Manila, the Philippines.      The man is wanted for grave fraud in nine cases and attempt to commit grave fraud in twelve instances.      He is also charged with falsely claiming to be a Swedish government official.      The charges…

Viking Cup moved to September due to SARS

Viking Cup, the annual encounter of all Viking football teams from Asia, has been postponed this year to 25-28 September 2003 due to the uncertainties surrounding the SARS virus.       The defending champion, Singapore Vikings, are organizing this year’s competition which traditionally is held in the Easter weekend. This year due to the outbreak of…