Category: International relations

Dam, climate: a bad mix, says Finnish report

Hydropower dams are poised to exacerbate and even outstrip the impact of climate change, according to a report by Finland’s Aalto University and NGO Southeast Asia START. “Within the next 30 years, hydropower development will have a much greater impact on the Tonle Sap region than climate change, with climate change adding additional ambiguity in…

Denmark’s Sonderborg, China’s Haiyan now sister cities

China’s Haiyan and Denmark’s Sonderborg became sister cities after they reached a consensus on building ecological and low-carbon cities. The two cities vowed to deepen cooperation in machine manufacturing, electronics and electrical appliances, and other industries of high technology, low power consumption and low pollution on Nov. 23 at 2013 China-EU City Expo held in…

China still taking no bull about Nobel

Chinese officials continue to give Norway the cold shoulder for awarding the Peace Prize to Liu Xiaobo some three years after the fact. Consignments of semen from mixed-race breed the Norwegian Red (Norsk Rødt Fe/NRF) are getting stopped at the border, publication Nationen reports, Wednesday. Norway farmer cooperative and breeding organisation for the NRF, Geno,…

Sweden’s Vice FM visits Jakarta

Sweden Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister Visits Jakarta Zoom Out Zoom In Normal TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Swedish Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Frank Belfrage starts his two-day visit to Jakarta today, Nov. 20. Mr Belfrage’s visit has a special mission to reinforce the already strong bilateral ties between Indonesia and Sweden, said a release Tempo received…

EU Commissioner: Denmark’s immigration violates child rights

Although the justice minister says things are getting better, the Council of Europe’s human rights commissioner disagrees. The Council of Europe’s human rights commissioner, Nils Muižnieks, is the latest to criticise Denmark’s immigration policies (Photo: The Council of Europe) The rights of children are continuously violated by the Immigration Service, according to the Council of…

Norway urges international effort to protect Myanmar’s nature

Myanmar Launches Initiative for Natural World Heritage Nay Pyi Taw: Seven natural sites have been identified for Myanmar’s World Heritage “Tentative List” during a meeting conducted in Nay Pyi Taw to launch the World Heritage process for natural heritage in the country. The meeting was organized by the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry (MOECAF)…