Category: General news

Thailand secures 63 million doses Covid-19 vaccine with vaccinations scheduled to start next month

According to the Thai Cabinet, Thailand has secured deals for a total of 63 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine from different pharmaceutical manufacturers. The vaccine will be given out in phrases, with the first phase planned to begin next month. The first shipment contains 200,000 doses of vaccine from Chinese Sinovac Biotech and the…

Swedish Li Zhihui could face death penalty if extradited to China

Swedish Falun Gong activist Li Zhihui, 53, risks being extradited to China after he has been detained in Poland for almost two years. The Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs is involved in the case and has according to Expressen, Swedish newspaper, expressed their worries in a letter sent to its Polish counterpart. In the letter…

Swedish Foreo successfully fights Chinese copycats in court

Foreo, Swedish skincare and beauty tech brand received $ 500,000 in compensation for design infringement after a ruling by the Shanghai Intellectual Property Court in 2019. The never-before-seen compensation has motivated the company to continue to use the law to protect its intellectual property rights over its creations. Foreo has praised the Chinese legal system…

Nokia selected as DTAC’s first 5G RAN partner in Thailand

Norwegian controlled DTAC has selected Finish Nokia as its first 5G RAN partner in a three-year deal covering the North and North Eastern regions of Thailand. Nokia will play a key role in enabling a faster rollout of new 5G services as demand increases as well as ensuring that DTAC’s network performance is fully 5G-ready.…

Danish singer Maximillian teams up with Filipino Moira for 2021 update of ‘Beautiful Scars’

20 year old Danish rising star Maximilian released a new version of his 2019 viral hit ‘Beautiful Scars” in cooperation with 27 year old Filipino singer-songwriter Moira Dela Torre. The updated version released on New Year’s Day is a duet between the two hitmakers and the original song was a smash hit in the Philippines,…

Suspected kidnapper of Norwegian national in 2015 arrested in Manila on Christmas Eve

The key suspect in the 2015 kidnapping of Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad, Canadian John Ridsdel and Robert Hall and Hall’s Fillipina girlfriend Marines Flor was arrested in Manila, Philippines on Christmas Eve according to The Philippine National Police (PNP). Kjartan Sekkingstad is manager of Holiday Ocean View resort in Samal Island where the four hostages were…

Danish Agency for Agriculture suspects packages with seeds from China are a scam

A total of 20,957 small unsolicited packets containing seeds have throughout 2020 been intercepted at the international post office in Kastrup, Denmark. According to the Danish Agency for Agriculture the packages are typically sent from China without clear information about the sender and most likely a so-called “Brushing scheme”. Brushing scheme or brushing scam is…

FIFA men’s U20 World Cup in Indonesia postponed to 2023

The young football talents will not be allowed to play in the championship planned to be held in Indonesia next year, as the International Football Association (Fifa) have postponed the men’s U20 due to challenges of the corona pandemic. The FIFA U-20 World Cup is the biennial football world championship for male players under the…

China finds Coronavirus on packaging of imported food from Denmark

The town of Tianjin in northern China has found the COVID-19 virus on a sample collected from the packaging of imported pig trotter, local authorities have announced. The food had been imported from Denmark and the city’s COVID-19 prevention and control headquarters said that authorities detected the novel coronavirus in the sample taken from the…

Denmark, Finland and Norway praised for having robust economic safety nets during the pandemic

Three Nordic nations, Denmark, Finland and Norway, are placed well as countries with a robust economic safety in new report ‘The World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report Special Edition 2020’. The World Economic Forum talks in general terms about the nations it believes have best coped in economic terms with the pandemic. The newly released…