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Scandi-NZ TV Crime Drama 'Straight Forward' in The Works.

Scandi-New Zealand crime drama in the works TVNZ has added Straight Forward , an ambitious global co-production, to its 2018 line-up. Partnering with production companies and broadcasters in Denmark and US, this marks TVNZ’s furthest-reaching international ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Italy draw Sweden in WCup playoff.

Four-time winners Italy will play Sweden in a playoff for a place in the 2018 World Cup while the Republic of Ireland take on Denmark, following the draw Tuesday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Denmark away leg confirmed for Saturday night.

The Republic of Ireland will play Denmark in the World Cup play-offs with Martin O'Neill's side set to play away from home first.

- RTE - IE

History boys Italy draw Sweden in tricky World Cup playoff.

PARIS, Oct 17 — Four-time winners Italy will play Sweden in a playoff for a place in the 2018 World Cup while the Republic of Ireland take on Denmark, following the draw today. Northern Ireland will tackle Switzerland and Croatia and Greece...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Bjork Elaborates on Harassment: Danish Director 'Stroked Me,' Made 'Graphic Sexual Offers'.

After Lars Von Trier denied Bjork's allegations that an unnamed Danish director had sexually harassed her, the singer got specific with her allegations in a Facebook post Tuesday. Bjork and von Trier worked together on the 2000 film “Dancer in the Dark.” In the post, she expresses sympathy with other women who ...

- Variety - US

Republic of Ireland to face Denmark as Northern Ireland draw Switzerland in 2018 World Cup play-off.

Republic of Ireland will take on Denmark while Northern Ireland will face Switzerland over two legs for a place in the 2018 World Cup.

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Magnetic IED blast kills one in Kabul.

, Oct 17 : One person was killed in a magnetic IED explosion in Kabul on Tuesday.Khaama Press quoted Afghanistan's Ministry of Interior spokesman Najib Danish, as saying that a magnetic bomb planted in a Toyota Fielder type vehicle detonated in Bani Esar area of the city.No one else was killed or wounded in the explosion.No ...

- Sify - IN

MTG's Viaplay, TVNZ Join Forces on Banijay's Drama 'Straight Forward' .

Viaplay, Modern Times Group's premium streaming service, is joining forces with New Zealand's public broadcaster TVNZ to produce “Straight Forward,” a new original series which was created by New Zealand writer John Banas . An international crime comedy drama, “Straight Forward” is set against the ...

- Variety - US

Docker gives into inevitable and offers native Kubernetes support.

When it comes to container orchestration, it seems clear that Kubernetes, the open source tool developed by Google, has won the battle for operations' hearts and minds. It therefore shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone who's been paying attention that Docker announced native support for Kubernetes today at DockerCon ...

- TechCrunch - US

Bjork makes sexual harassment claim against Danish director.

Icelandic singer Bjork says she quit acting for one year after she was sexually harassed by a Danish director, who was enabled by the industry and his staff "to touch and harass his actresses at will". Bjork made the claims on her Facebook page after feeling inspired and empowered by the women coming forward in light ...

- Stuff - NZ

Northern Ireland suffer seedings blow in World Cup bid.

Northern Ireland’s quest to reach next summer’s World Cup has suffered a blow after Denmark usurped them in the Fifa rankings, meaning Michael O’Neill’s side will be unseeded in Tuesday’s play-off draw. Defeat to Germany and Norway in their final two group games, coupled with Denmark beating ...

- City AM - UK

Sweden and Denmark See Uptick in New Series at HBO, Netflix and More

A traditionally fertile ground for storytellers, Scandinavia's TV drama landscape has grown tremendously in the past few years, bolstered by the boom of global and local streaming, pay-TV services such as Netflix, HBO, CMore and Viaplay across the Nordics. After spending several years focusing on acquisitions and ...

- Variety - US

Gordon Ramsay: 'Culinary Genius' in Cannes

Gordon Ramsay put TV buyers through their paces in Cannes, today, Monday. At an event organised by All3Media, which backs his Studio Ramsay production company, the chef and presenter called TV acquisition executives from Australia, Canada, Croatia, Denmark, and Hong Kong to the stage whereupon they had to compete in a ...

- Variety - US

Bjork: Director Harassed Me, Had 'Impressive Net of Illusion'

As women continue to come forward with sexual assault accusations against Harvey Weinstein , Icelandic singer Bjork has emerged with a revelation of her own regarding "my experience with a Danish director," reports Rolling Stone . On her Facebook page Sunday, Bjork said she'd been "inspired" by all of the women speaking...

- Newser - US

Björk shares her experience of sexual harassment by a 'Danish director'

Compelled by the bravery of those who spoke out about Harvey Weinstein, women from all industries are coming forward to recount episodes of sexual harassment. Such as Icelandic pop star Björk. SEE ALSO: Chilling 'Time' cover labels Harvey Weinstein a 'predator' and 'pariah' She has written about her experience with a ...

- Mashable! - US

Real hold no fear for 'quality' Tottenham, says Eriksen

The Danish international scored the winner as Spurs beat Bournemouth 1-0 in the Premier League on Saturday and Eriksen has set his sights on another good showing against the European champions at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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Denmark ready to help Iran in water management

Denmark's Minister of Development Cooperation Ulla Tørnæs expressed her country's readiness to help Iran in water resource management.

- AzerNews - AZ

China's military is mighty, but diplomacy is still a weak spot

The sight of Chinese warships, loaded with an astonishing arsenal of weapons, sailing along the Thames and docking in Canary Wharf, London’s bustling financial hub, has caught the attention of global media. The port call last week was part of a goodwill exercise that has taken the Chinese fleet across the world. The ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Denmark must extend toxic substance protection standards

GENEVA / COPENHAGEN – Denmark provides solid examples on the protection of people from toxic substances, but companies must ensure these standards are observed when operating overseas, the UN Special Rapporteur on hazardous substances ...

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Flight 666 arrives in HEL for the last time on Friday the 13th

Helsinki airport says Flight 666 left Copenhagen and arrived safely in HEL, the airport code for the Finnish capital Helsinki, for the last time.

- ABC News - AU

Cause of Cancer Form in the Liver Identified

In a new study, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have identified the two genes whose mutation cause a serious cancer form found in the liver. The result sets concrete goals for future treatment of the otherwise incurable disease.

- ENN - US

Flight 666 Makes Final Friday the 13th Trip to HEL

The flight has been making the trip from Copenhagen to Helsinki regularly

- TIME Magazine - US

Today marks the last flight 666 bound for HEL on Friday the 13th. Would you take it?

Would I board the last ever flight 666 bound for HEL on Friday the 13th? Uh, no. I'm not a superstitious person but even if that was a free flight to the magical world of Narnia I would have to skip it. SEE ALSO: Delta will offer free messaging on flights, but never, never phone calls Nordic airline Finnair has flown ...

- Mashable! - US

Today Was The Last Friday The 13th For Flight 666 To HEL

If the thought of taking Flight 666 straight to HEL on Friday the 13th fills you with a kind of spooky glee, we regret to inform you that you will never have a chance to book this special Finnair flight on this particularly superstitious day. Finnair has been flying AY666 from Copenhagen, Denmark, to Helsinki on Friday the ...

- The Consumerist - US

World's 'unluckiest' flight 666 makes final flight to HEL on Friday the 13th

WASHINGTON, Oct 13 ― Passengers boarded the world's 'unluckiest' flight, numbered 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th, for the last time. In an unfortunate and sinister series of coincidences, travellers flying between Copenhagen and Helsinki,...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Failed asylum seekers travelling from Germany pose terror threat, claims Denmark

The Danish government announced on Thursday that it was extending controls at its border with Germany. In a letter to the EU, Copenhagen cited the security risk posed by people fleeing deportation orders south of the border.

- The Local - INT

Danish bank accused of Russia money laundering

Denmark's top bank, Danske Bank, played an "organised" role in a Russian money-laundering scam, French prosecutors have said.

- EU Observer - EU

Bonkers or brave? Travellers take flight 666 to HEL on Friday the 13th

Some people would avoid flying altogether on Friday the 13th.  But some people wouldn't mind. In fact, some would book a trip with the flight number 666. And the hardiest few would book that flight straight to HEL. Today is the last day that Finnair's flight 666 will go from Copenhagen to Helsinki, having launched in ...

- City AM - UK

Danish government proposes 20% increase to defence budget by 2023

The Danish government announced a significant rise in planned defence expenditure on 11 October, with an extra DKK4.8 billion to be added to the annual defence budget by 2023. The extra funding, which equates to a rise in annual spending of 20% from current levels, has been

- Jane’s - US

Denmark readies law to block Nord Stream 2

Denmark is considering passing a law that could block a disputed Russian pipeline project which would run through the NATO member's territory due to security concerns.

- EurActive - UK

Denmark Extends Border Control Until May 2018

The Danish government has extended control of the southern border with Germany until May 12th next year, citing migration as a key concern, The Local writes.  Temporary controls were implemented on the border in January 2016 and have remained in place since.Although extensions to the measure have been granted several ...

- Novinite - BG

Industrial cleaning equipment maker Nilfisk goes public

Danish Nilfisk Holding A/S began being listed on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange under symbol NLFSK after being spun off from NKT A/S, a Danish conglomerate.Nilfisk is one of the world's leading suppliers of professional cleaning equipment with a strong brand and a vision for growth in robotics. Nilfisk expects that 10% of their ...

- Robohub - CH

Danish PM Rasmussen meets two Bangladeshi girls on International Day of the Girl Child

Two Bangladesh girls have met Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen in Copenhagen on the UN’s International Day of the Girl Child.

- BDNews24 - BD

EU public prosecutor office adopted by member states

Justice ministers in Luxembourg on Thursday adopted a regulation to create the European Public Prosecutor's Office . Some 20 EU states have backed the new office, which aims to probe EU funding and VAT fraud. Denmark, Hungary, Ireland, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and UK will not participate. Authorities now have ...

- EU Observer - EU

Germany and Denmark seek to prolong border checks

Denmark and Germany have notified the EU commission of their intention to prolong internal border checks beyond the 12 November deadline when they are required to be lifted.

- EU Observer - EU

ALMA and Rosetta detect freon-40 in space

Copenhagen, Denmark Oct 05, 2017 Observations made with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array and ESA's Rosetta mission by an international team, including researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute, have revealed the presence of the organohalogen Freon-40 in gas around both an infant star and a comet. ...

- - US

Kim Wall murder investigators find saw near route taken by Peter Madsen's submarine

Prosecutors believe the Danish inventor killed the journalist as part of a sexual fantasy and dismembered her body before throwing it overboard.

- - UK

Police divers find saw near Denmark submarine route

Police divers have found a saw close to the route sailed by Peter Madsen's UC3 Nautilus submarine.

- The Local - SE

Saw found in Denmark could be linked to death of journalist Kim Wall

Danish police say divers have recovered a saw from the sea off Copenhagen and forensic investigators are checking whether it was used to dismember the body of a Swedish journalist.

- FOX News - US

Divers find saw possibly linked to reporter's dismemberment

Danish police say saw was recovered off Copenhagen week after some of Kim Wall's remains found at sea


HBO Europe Picks Up German Drama 'Babylon Berlin'

HBO Europe has acquired big-budget German period drama Babylon Berlin.' Beta Film distributes the upcoming series, which is set in Berlin in the roaring 1920s, and has sealed deals across Europe. Telefonica has acquired the show for Spain, and Group AB has snagged the rights for France. Scandinavian pubcasters DR in ...

- Variety - US

EU public prosecutor office adopted by member states

Interior ministers in Luxembourg on Thursday adopted a regulation to create the European Public Prosecutor's Office . Some 20 EU states have backed the new office, which aims to probe EU funding and VAT fraud. Denmark, Hungary, Ireland, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and UK will not participate. Authorities now have ...

- EU Observer - EU

Saw found in Denmark could be linked to submarine case

Danish police say divers have recovered a saw from the sea off Copenhagen and forensic investigators are checking whether it was used to dismember the body of a Swedish journalist.

- FOX News - US

Denmark to increase defence spending by 20% to deter Russia

The Danish government wants to raise its defence budget by 20 percent over the next five years, in response to Russia stepping up its military activity in eastern and northern Europe, according to a proposal for a new defence agreement between 2018 and 2023. Denmark had cut its defence spending in the last five-year budget ...

- EU Observer - EU

Danish Government Proposes Defense Budget Hike to Deter Russia

The Danish government wants to increase its defense budget by 20 percent over the next five years in response to Russia stepping up military activity in eastern and northern Europe. Much of the West has been troubled by Russia's actions since its 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Black Sea peninsula Crimea and its support for ...

- Voice of America - US

Denmark submarine captain refuses to answer police questions

Submarine owner Peter Madsen, who is suspected of killing Swedish journalist Kim Wall, is now refusing to answer further police questions after new evidence was found.

- The Local - SE

EU gender gap "embarrassing", Commission says

Sweden and Denmark have the smallest "gender gap" in the EU, while Greece and Hungary have the largest, the European Commission said in a wide-ranging report on Wednesday. It noted that 56% of men had full-time employment compared to 40% of women, that women earned 20% less than men and accounted for just 22% of board ...

- EU Observer - EU

Accused submarine killer to be investigated over string of unsolved murders

Scandinavian police say they will test the DNA of submarine inventor and accused killer Peter Madsen against unsolved deaths across Norway, Denmark and Sweden.

- ABC News - AU

Gender equality: Germany below European average

When it comes to gender equality, Sweden and Denmark topped the list in a recent EU report while Greece and Hungary came in at the bottom. Germany finished in the middle of the field.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Denmark wants to boost defense spending by 20 percent

The Danish defense budget is currently $3.4 billion or 1.17 percent of the country's gross domestic product. The proposed boost would still fall short of NATO's guideline.

- Stars and Stripes - US