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Norwegian man charged for sex abuse of Filipino girls

A 71-year-old Norwegian man from Møre and Romsdal was sentenced to 12.5 years in prison for ordering sexual assaults on numerous girls in Philippines committed via internet . The man used an online video calling service to contact minors in the Philippines and paid them to perform sexual acts under his instruction. According to the court,…

Innovation Friendliness rank: Scandinavia and Singapore at the top

Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Norway and Singapore were announced to be Innovation Champions along with others 12 countries by Consumer Technology Association (CTA) in the 2019 rankings. The rest in the top are Australia, Canada, Estonia, Germany, Israel, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. The CTA ranks the countries…

Norwegian now offers free Wi-Fi on long-haul flights

Norwegian is the first low-cost airline to launch free Wi-Fi for their customers on long-haul flight between Europe, USA, South America and Asia The first connected Norwegian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner was delivered last month on 18 December 2018 and more than 50 per cent is expected to offer in-flight connectivity by 2020. The rollout of…

Nordic Innovation House – Hong Kong opened

On 28 November a Nordic milestone of sorts occurred in Hong when the Nordic Innovation House – Hong Kong (NIH-HK) was inaugurated. Its importance was also acknowledged by the very fact that Mrs Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR graced the opening with her attendance, giving her opening address, along with Nordic ministers!…

Sustainability city rankings: Nordics in front, Bangkok best in South East Asia

Nordic cities make up the overall top 5 in destination sustainability rankings, while the capital of Thailand ranks number five in Asia. The so-called Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index) ranks cities by measuring and comparing the social and environmental sustainability strategies and policies. For 2019, the top five cities with the highest overall scores are:…

Problem between Malaysia, Norway in EFTA-trade talk

On 28 December 2018, A Kuala Lumpur government minister said that Norway’s plans to ban palm-based biodiesel from 2020 can be an obstacle in trade talks between the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) and Malaysia, according to Daily Times. “We view this as unfair and unjust, going against free and fair trade, and is certainly…

Scandinavian Christmas with full house

       The Scandinavian Christmas service in Christ Church in Bangkok was attended by close to 200 people who filled the church completely. It was the second time to celebrate Christmas in Bangkok for the Danish vicar Christa Lund Herum and the first time for the new Swedish vicar Erik Stenberg-Roos. Following the tradition, different parts of…

Tracing explosives in the Vietnamese soil

Many international aid organisations have left the old war-torn country infested with explosive remnants in favour of urgent cases. But one of the organisations still standing strong in Vietnam, is Norwegian People’s Aid with two Scandinavians in charge. By Jonas Boje Andersen and Lærke Weensgaard In a vast coastal area in the central and most…