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  • OSLO/ COPENHAGEN/ STOCKHOLM, April 26- SAS pilots in Norway, Sweden and Denmark went on strike on Friday as wage talks broke down, triggering queues at airports as the carrier cancelled around 70 percent of its flights. "This strike delays everything," said Mexican tourist Carmen Sosa, 50, who was stranded at Oslo's Gardermoen airport. "The strike could have been...

  • OSLO/ COPENHAGEN/ STOCKHOLM, April 26- SAS pilots in Norway, Sweden and Denmark went on strike on Friday as wage talks broke down, triggering queues at airports as the carrier cancelled around 70 percent of its flights. "This strike delays everything," said Mexican tourist Carmen Sosa, 50, who was stranded at Oslos Gardermoen airport. "The strike could have been...

  • OSLO/ COPENHAGEN, April 26- SAS pilots in Norway, Sweden and Denmark went on strike on Friday as wage talks broke down, leading the carrier to cancel hundreds of flights, the company and mediators said. Labour unions had earlier this month called for 1,500 SAS pilots to go on strike on April 26 if no agreement was reached on wages and other issues after an earlier round...

  • STOCKHOLM/ COPENHAGEN/ OSLO, April 26- SAS said on Friday many of its domestic, European and long-haul flights have been cancelled as Swedish pilots at the airline went on a strike after rejecting mediators' bid, affecting thousands of travellers. Flights operated by SAS Ireland and airlines that are subcontractors of SAS will not be affected by the strike, SAS...

  • TOKYO, April 22- Crown Prince Naruhito, set to become Japan's emperor on May 1, is known as an earnest, studious man who wooed and won his ex-diplomat wife, Crown Princess Masako, with a pledge to protect her. A student of medieval European river transport, Naruhito spent two years at Oxford University, a time he has described as some of the best years of his life.

  • OSLO, April 24- Norway was a net importer of electricity in the first quarter of 2019, reversing a trend of net exports seen in the last five years, as hydropower output fell and high prices attracted wind power supplies from neighbors, regulator NVE said on Wednesday. Sweden and Denmark generated 11.0 TWh, with Norway and Finland generating the rest.

  • STOCKHOLM, April 24- Scandinavian airline SAS is offering travellers concerned about a possible strike by pilots the chance to reschedule flights for the April 26-29 period to another date free of charge. The Swedish, Danish and Norwegian pilot unions' joint SAS branch said this month they would go on strike on April 26 if there was no agreement on wages and terms...

  • SANTIAGO, April 23- Alphabet Inc's Google has completed a 10,000- kilometer subsea cable linking the coast of California to Chile, a key step in its plans to bolster its global cloud computing infrastructure. The cable starts in Los Angeles before making its way to South America under the Pacific Ocean. Other links include a cable connecting the United States to...

  • TOKYO, April 22- Crown Prince Naruhito, set to become Japan's emperor on May 1, is known as an earnest, studious man who wooed and won his ex-diplomat wife, Crown Princess Masako, with a pledge to protect her. A student of medieval European river transport, Naruhito spent two years at Oxford University, a time he has described as some of the best years of his life.

  • SAN FRANCISCO/ SHANGHAI, April 17- Amazon.com Inc plans to close its domestic marketplace business in China by mid-July, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday, focusing efforts on its more lucrative businesses selling overseas goods and cloud services in the world's most populous country. Shoppers in China will no longer be able to buy...

  • STOCKHOLM, April 17- Bill Browder, an investor who campaigns to expose corruption, has taken a criminal complaint against Swedbank to Latvian authorities, alleging it was involved in a Russian money laundering scandal. The bulk of this, $117 million, went through Swedbank's Estonian branch and Browder's complaint lodged with Latvian authorities, dated April 5...

  • STRASBOURG, April 17- Latvian Prime Minister Krisjanis Karins pledged on Wednesday to rid the country's banking system of money-laundering "rats" in a year, as the Baltic state faces international pressure over its ability to counter financial crime. Karins said he wanted to turn the Latvian banking system into "the cleanest" in Europe, after its reputation was...

  • STOCKHOLM, April 17- Bill Browder, an investor who campaigns to expose corruption, has taken a criminal complaint against Swedbank to Latvian authorities, alleging it was involved in a Russian money laundering scandal. Browder, once the biggest foreign money manager in Russia, had already taken the complaint against Swedbank to Swedish and Estonian...

  • *Nordic private equity funds lead way in 2019 fund-raising. STOCKHOLM/ LONDON, April 15- A vibrant start-up scene, which has spawned stars such as Spotify, Skype and Rovio, is inspiring Nordic pension funds to invest more money with local private equity funds. As part of this shift, Sweden said earlier this year it will allow some of its largest state public pension...

  • *Nordic private equity funds lead way in 2019 fund-raising. STOCKHOLM/ LONDON, April 15- A vibrant start-up scene, which has spawned stars such as Spotify, Skype and Rovio, is inspiring Nordic pension funds to invest more money with local private equity funds. As part of this shift, Sweden said earlier this year it will allow some of its largest state public pension...

  • HELSINKI, April 15- Voters across the Nordics are telling politicians to safeguard their cherished, comprehensive welfare model but Sunday's election in Finland shows how prohibitive costs and a surge in nationalism make it hard for parties to deliver. The split underscores the fragmentation of politics in Finland and elsewhere in the Nordics where...

  • The National Reserve of Copper and Associates occupies roughly 17,800 square miles, an area slightly larger than Denmark, that is thought to be rich in gold, copper, iron ore and other minerals. "You won't get any trouble from the Environment Ministry, nor the Mines and Energy Ministry nor any other." "Brazil already had the chance to express its views on the opening of...

  • April 12- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Friday the country could open a vast reserve in the Amazon rainforest to mining, a move attempted by his predecessor that was quickly rescinded following an international environmental outcry. The National Reserve of Copper and Associates occupies roughly 17,800 square miles, an area slightly larger...

  • COPENHAGEN, April 12- Accountant EY's audit of scandal-hit Danske Bank came under scrutiny on Friday as Danish authorities asked the state prosecutor for financial fraud to investigate the matter. Danske Bank is under investigation in the United States, Denmark, Estonia, France and Britain over payments from Russia, ex-Soviet states and elsewhere.

  • OSLO, April 12- The Swedish economy will slow this year, as weaker domestic demand and a cooling off in Europe push growth down to a six-year low, a Reuters poll predicted on Friday. Home to major exporters and such global brands as Ericsson, H&M, Volvo AB and Atlas Copco, Sweden depends on demand from abroad. Norway and Denmark, both of which have lagged their...