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HELSINKI (AP) -- Swedish authorities have issued a warning to civilian maritime traffic on the Baltic Sea due to the Russian Navy's military drills and ... firing missiles from Russian vessels -- are taking place between Sweden, Poland and Latvia and come remarkably close to the southern Swedish city ... Sea
A French mayor has apologised after a backlash to her April Fool's joke about Swedish furniture giant Ikea coming to her town, bringing 4,000 new jobs. Caroline Cayeux used Facebook and Twitter to announce the arrival of a new superstore to Beauvais residents, many of whom believed her "great news".

Sweden's towns will soon be allowed to ban old diesel engines from their town centres in an effort to improve the environment and combat air pollution, the government ... From the start of year 2020, cities and municipalities will be allowed to create environmental zones regulating the cars in the zones.
There is a great argument against forces who claim the opposite," Alliance Caucasus board member and Swedish Nakh Association spokesman Sharif Salangiri told SVT. The Alvesta Municipality, which previously stressed that no residents may be discriminated against due to the principle of equal ...
Sundsvall, on Sweden's east coast, has had an unusually snowy winter, as The Local has previously reported. Snow ploughs and trucks have been hard at work clearing the snow from the city centre and dumping it on the outskirts of town, creating this "mountain". Joacim Eriksson shared this incredible ...
General news, Sweden, Vietnam. Swedish man arrested for breaking into offices in Ho Chi Minh City. by Henrik Vinther • March 21, 2018 • 0 Comments. According to VN Express, a Swedish man has been arrested for attempting to break into offices of an air traffic management company in Ho Chi Minh City at 2 a.m on ...

My adoptive mother was Swedish, born in the Central Valley town of Turlock with the name Signe on a house on Johnson Street, but she never lived in Sweden or even visited there; however, there must have been some subtle influence, because she did a lot of giving away and decluttering before she ...
Kjarsgaard says they had to convince the Swedish government to give them the salvage rights to the airplane and organize a dive and recovery crew, as well as a sonar vessel to make detailed maps of the seabed and the wreck site. He's been working with the Swedish Coast and Sea Centre on the project ...
Police in Ho Chi Minh City have detained a Swedish man for breaking into the offices of an air traffic management company in the city on Tuesday. The man ran into the offices of the Southern Air Traffic Management Company in the city's Tan Binh District at around 2 a.m. for no apparent reason, aviation ...
Today, as the trial of the man charged with the murder of the Swedish journalist Kim Wall gets under way in the City Court of Copenhagen, the irony of the anniversary is painfully evident to women the world over. ... Denmark and Sweden are both small countries, and Wall and Madsen were well known.
This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here. Personal contacts are the key to seven out of ten jobs in Sweden, and 60 percent of companies use informal networks and contacts to recruit, a survey by the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise shows. Many jobs ...
Robin's fate is increasingly common in Sweden. In 2011 only 17 people were killed by firearms. In 2017 the country had over 300 shootings, leaving 41 people dead and over 100 injured. The violence mostly stems from street gangs running small-time drug operations in big cities such as Stockholm, the ...
One of several places in the US with the moniker 'little Sweden' (more of those to come later), Kingsburg's location in the southwest of the US means the climate ... From the Dala horses dotted around the town, to the Swedish architecture, Swedish food for sale in local cafes and annual Swedish festival, the ...
A new ranking reveals the towns in Sweden awarded the best reviews for their Airbnb accommodation in 2017, and the results suggest that some of the ... Put on the international map by Wallander, this town has a relatively mild climate by Swedish standards due to its location in the south of the country. Swedish towns
The federal government of Sweden has shifted responsibility to the municipalities. From 2020, cities and towns may introduce ICE bans at will in an effort to curb air pollution. The law allows for restricting access to town centres and so-called environmental zones. From January 2020, diesel and ...
Illegal weapons often enter Sweden over the Oresund Bridge, a 10-mile span that links the southern city of Malmo to Denmark. ... Police officials are more likely to attribute gang violence to a failure of integration, citing a recent study of a Swedish street gang that found 24 percent of its members were ethnic ...
Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom delivered her annual foreign policy address this week, and immediately faced a storm of criticism for her failure to speak explicitly about China's repeated arbitrary detention of Swedish citizen Gui Minhai. Wallstrom defended herself by suggesting these speeches ...

Falkenberg is a town of around 24,000 people on the west coast of Sweden, an unassuming place that might be best known as the home of Falkenbergs BTK, a sporting organization enthusiastically described as “Sweden's most beautiful table tennis club!” But, in addition to FBTK's 10 national table tennis ...
The Swedish town of Falkenberg has received a White Guide prize nomination – the first time in the restaurant guide's 13-year-long history that a ... Falkenberg, with a population of just over 24,000 and located in southwestern Sweden, was nominated for the "Worth a trip" prize, which is among the 13 ...
It takes various forms (and names) throughout Scandinavia, but the Swedish version is particularly decadent: a cardamom-flavored bun, filled with almond paste ... From 2011 to 2013 he roamed the city from February 1 until Fat Tuesday (a span ranging from a few weeks to more than a month), issuing daily ...
Kalix, a small town in Northern Sweden, has plans to replace its current bridge over the river in 2019. As part of the process, The Swedish Traffic Administration commissioned Erik Andersson Architects to design an initial study for a bridge that would not only replace the existing bridge's functions, but also ...
Sweden's multilingual families take many forms. There are the new arrivals whose children must now learn Swedish to integrate. There are other parents whose children were born in Sweden, but who want them to grow up speaking their own native language(s) as well. Others may simply have heard about ...
They weren't hard to distinguish, proudly wearing jerseys split down the middle with Golden Knights and Sweden's famous blue and yellow pattern. The group of about 20 traveled more than 5,000 miles to see Karlsson, and then got to meet him following Monday morning's practice at City National Arena.
New York is the latest city to contemplate congestion pricing as a way to deal with traffic problems. This strategy, which requires motorists to pay fees for driving into city centers during busy periods, is a rarity in urban public policy: a measure that works and is cost-effective. Properly used, congestion pricing ...
But the city has since, according to the party's video, become a hotbed for criminals. The video cuts suddenly to a clip of car enveloped by a raging fire. The film comes amid debate in Sweden about crime and a spate of car torchings, but the choice of footage was criticized after it emerged that the burning ...
Sweden's tightly controlled rental market means that there's often a long wait to get your hands on a first-hand contract, leaving people battling to get their hands on a second-hand subletting lease. One of the most popular market places for that is buy-sell site Blocket, which reports that in 2017, some ...
China said Monday that a Hong Kong-based Swedish man who sold gossipy books about Chinese leaders is under detention on suspicion of leaking state secrets, and rebuked Stockholm for demanding his release. Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Gui Minhai had "violated Chinese laws ...
As a co-production with Sweden, the film tapped subsidies in both countries thanks to the casting of Swedish actors, including Noomi Rapace. Tabarrok won't say how much financing came from Sweden, but Ontario Media Development Corp. chipped in $440,000. Telefilm Canada also invested at the script ...
Tiny Sala, Sweden, is a quiet place 75 miles northwest of Stockholm, home to a famous medieval silver mine and not much else. ... Amid rising anti-migrant sentiment in national politics, the Swedish Migration Board decided to move all of Sala's migrants who had not yet found permanent housing to a ...
Planners should be encouraging cities to become bigger and more dense if we want to improve economic performance. But growing concentration also imposes costs, and one of the largest is traffic congestion. Costs multiply when we factor in use of motor vehicles on public roads. Drivers spend valuable ...
Watch the UCS Swedish Open, Windy City Open presented by the Walter Family & EquiTrust Life Insurance Company and the 15th Canary Wharf Classic for just ... Egypt's former World No.3 Omar Mosaad is included in the main draw and will open against tournament wildcard Sweden's Rasmus Hult. while ...
The move in Stockholm follows a similar initiative in Paris a year ago, when the city council voted to bid au revoir to sexist or otherwise degrading adverts public billboards, following a controversial "porn-chic" campaign by YSL. ... Meanwhile he hopes that other Swedish cities and municipalities will follow Stockholm's lead.
The supposed contract would see the 27-year-old sign for City until the end of the season. Eddahri is currently a free agent, having last played for AFC Eskilstuna in the Superettan - the Swedish second division. Eddahri would arrive with little reputation, however, after a career of largely playing in Sweden's ...
This is because of Sweden's 'offentlighetsprincipen' or 'principle of openness', part of the country's famed press freedom law. ... on its own might be enough, but otherwise you'll need some additional information such as the approximate year of birth and/or their town of residence to narrow down the search.
“In recognition of Sweden's dedication to renewable energy and digital services, we are delighted to have the Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation open the event to underline Sweden's ambitions and dedication to integrate energy efficient data centers as part of their national strategy to support smart cities ...
But the key point is that this approach has succeeded in cities including London, Singapore and Stockholm. For scholars like me who focus on urban issues, serious discussion of congestion pricing in New York City is welcome news. Cities concentrate people close together for good economic reasons.
Grant Bray, the owner of Wheelys Cafe smiles to one of his first customers Friday outside of Orr Street Studios. Wheelys Cafe hosted its grand opening on Friday, and the first 100 people got free coffee. Meiying Wu/Missourian. Alex Hyslop talks to customers. Customers Jessica Myers, left, and Madelyne ...
Sweden has condemned China's "brutal" detention of Swedish citizen Gui Minhai, escalating a standoff sparked two weeks ago when Chinese agents ... Gui, 53, sold gossipy books about Chinese leaders in the semi-autonomous city of Hong Kong before he disappeared for the first time in 2015, when he ...
Aggressively launching in new cities that most foreign retailers have kept away from has helped H&M gain ground in India's $70 billion fashion market. “They are growing rapidly and entering all sorts of cities, which is great as they can capture quality real-estate in these markets,” said Pankaj Renjhen, ...
Of all the stops on Britney Spears' forthcoming 2018 European tour, a date in a town of 22,000 almost 200 kilometres north of Stockholm is the most surprising. So just why exactly is the princess of pop coming to Sandviken? As it turns out, she's not the first music royalty to play there – not by a long shot.
Sami villages are cooperatives that organize reindeer herding within specific geographical areas – there are 51 in Sweden. The verdict may not be entirely perfect for Girjas, but the court has also ordered the losing party – the Swedish state – to pay the village approximately four million kronor ($499,800).
"We cannot have a small municipality like Lysekil decide on matters of national interest. This is not just about the environment, but also about security policy and the consequences of letting a superpower like China build a deep sea port in Sweden," local residentman Magnus Sederholm, a doctor with a ...
Magnus Hellgren, the Swedish ambassador to Israel, apologized to Sweden's Jewish population during an interview with an Israeli newspaper. ... addressing the last few months of anti-Semitic incidents, including the December 6 firebombing of a synagogue in Gothenburg, Sweden's second largest city.
In our vision for the future, the municipality has unique opportunities. The city of Varberg is one of the most attractive cities in Sweden, ideally located with the historic city centre right next to the coastline. Our location is exceptional – right in between two of Sweden's fastest-growing regions, The Greater ...
The world got to see some great hockey on Friday when Canada battled the Swedes for gold at the Junior World Championship. It also got to see an example of poor sportsmanship when Lias Andersson, Sweden's captain, threw his silver medal into the crowd. Anyone who has ever competed for anything ...
STOCKHOLM, January 9, 2018 ––– Today, the city of Stockholm together with Visit Sweden publishes an open letter inviting lovers, haters and ... Stockholm, the Swedish capital situated on 14 small islands, is famous for its closeness to nature, booming tech-scene, gender-fluid fashion, colorful LGBT ...
You've probably heard about how Sweden is running out of garbage. ... It's both these aspects of the Swedish waste system that have led to their reputation of generating so little waste. ... The mall is located about 60 miles outside Stockholm in the town of Eskilstuna (the 'tuna' is short for the town's name).
Mr Alvarsjo said Swedish police have “unfortunately” noticed a rise in the use of hand grenades by criminal groups in the Nordic country. The three biggest cities in Sweden – Stockholm, Goteborg and Malmo – have seen several violent gang-related incidents in the past few years. Many of the illegal hand ...
Minneapolis and St. Paul may be called Twin Cities populated by Minnesotans, but each has its own character. ... The Great Northern will host the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Nokomis, which is as expressive of the city's winter character as is the City of Lakes Loppet Ski festival, which ...
Sitting on the Blekinge archipelago in the south of Sweden, Karlskrona is a charming town with a beautiful view of the sea from just about every angle. The water is the key feature, but the abundance of pretty buildings, ranging from old-fashioned cottages to grand museums, also help make this Unesco ...


 

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