Nordic States

Equinor appoints new CEO to speed up renewable investments

Equinor appoints new CEO to speed up renewable investments

Published 10/08/2020

OSLO (Reuters) - Equinor (EQNR.OL) on Monday announced the appointment of Anders Opedal as chief executive effective from Nov. 2 as the Norwegian oil and [more…]

Norway plan to save giant Picasso murals divides opinion

Norway plan to save giant Picasso murals divides opinion

Published 27/07/2020

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway began tearing down a landmark building adorned with giant murals by Pablo Picasso on Monday as part of efforts to rebuild [more…]

France won’t ban Huawei, but encouraging 5G telcos to avoid it: report

France won’t ban Huawei, but encouraging 5G telcos to avoid it: report

Published 05/07/2020

PARIS (Reuters) - The head of the French cybersecurity agency ANSSI said there would not be a total ban on using equipment from Huawei in [more…]

Exclusive: Nokia to cut a third of jobs at French arm Alcatel-Lucent

Exclusive: Nokia to cut a third of jobs at French arm Alcatel-Lucent

Published 22/06/2020

PARIS (Reuters) - Finland’s Nokia Oyj (NOKIA.HE) plans to cut 1,233 jobs at its French subsidiary Alcatel-Lucent International, equivalent to a third of the local [more…]

Norway to halt COVID-19 track and trace app on data protection concerns

Norway to halt COVID-19 track and trace app on data protection concerns

Published 15/06/2020

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway will halt its COVID-19 track and trace app and delete all data collected so far after criticism from the Norwegian Data [more…]

Signs Swedish economy picking up from very low level says Finance Minister

Signs Swedish economy picking up from very low level says Finance Minister

Published 09/06/2020

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden’s economy looks like it has started to pick up after the impact of the novel coronavirus and measures to halt its [more…]

Tyson the alpaca takes heavyweight role in search for coronavirus vaccine

Tyson the alpaca takes heavyweight role in search for coronavirus vaccine

Published 04/06/2020

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Scientists in Sweden are hoping an alpaca named Tyson can help deliver a knockout blow in the fight to develop a treatment [more…]

New work by Chinese dissident artist shows support for Hong Kong protests

New work by Chinese dissident artist shows support for Hong Kong protests

Published 15/05/2020

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - A new work by Chinese dissident artist Badiucao in support of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters shows the image of a lone man [more…]

Weightlifting: ‘The Mountain’ Bjornsson deadlifts 501 kg to set world record

Weightlifting: ‘The Mountain’ Bjornsson deadlifts 501 kg to set world record

Published 02/05/2020

(Reuters) - Icelandic actor and strongman Hafthor Bjornsson set a world record for the deadlift on Saturday when he lifted 1,104 pounds (501 kg) at [more…]

Volvo and Daimler tie up to develop fuel cell for trucks

Volvo and Daimler tie up to develop fuel cell for trucks

Published 21/04/2020

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish truck maker Volvo (VOLVb.ST) said on Tuesday it had signed a deal with German rival Daimler (DAIGn.DE) to set up a [more…]