Jan M. Olsen
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UN chief: Highest number of conflicts globally in 30 years
by Jan M. Olsen - June 20, 2018 - 3:00am
The number of countries involved in "violent conflicts" is the highest in 30 years, while the number of people killed in conflicts has risen tenfold since 2005, the U.N. secretary-general said Tuesday.
Finnish police officers to get submachine guns
by Jan M. Olsen - September 1, 2017 - 11:04pm
Police in Finland released a third suspect yesterday in a fatal stabbing attack allegedly carried out by a Moroccan asylum-seeker, a development that came hours after the Nordic country's news agency said officers...
Search on in 2 countries for woman missing since sub sank
by Jan M. Olsen - August 15, 2017 - 9:17pm
Police from Sweden assisted their Danish counterparts on yesterday with pursuing leads in the search for a missing Swedish woman who was on an amateur-built submarine the night before it sank
Worker at Swedish animal park dies after bear mauling
by Jan M. Olsen - August 4, 2017 - 6:09pm
An employee at one of Europe's largest predator parks died yesterday of bite wounds after being attacked by a bear.
Danes, once again, take top spot in world happiness report
by Jan M. Olsen - March 16, 2016 - 6:39am
Denmark, perhaps better known for its fictional, suicide-agonizing prince Hamlet and fierce marauding Vikings than being a nation of the happiest people, has just won that very accolade. Again.
Finland to start 2nd govt-sanctioned trial wolf hunt
by Jan M. Olsen - January 22, 2016 - 12:00pm
Beginning Saturday, Finland is holding a second government-sanctioned trial wolf hunt in what authorities say is an attempt to manage numbers and curb poaching.
Denmark's new plan to deter migrants: Seize their valuables
by Jan M. Olsen - January 16, 2016 - 2:04pm
Hoping to diminish Denmark's appeal to migrants, the country's government plans to force asylum-seekers to hand over any valuables worth more than $1,500 to help cover their housing and food costs while their cases...
Danes want Swedish province to join 'Greater Copenhagen'
by Jan M. Olsen - March 7, 2015 - 4:00am
Denmark lost the province of Scania to Sweden more than 350 years ago. Now the Danes want it back — at least for marketing purposes.
Austrian drag queen wins Eurovision song contest
by Jan M. Olsen - May 11, 2014 - 11:31am
Austrian bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst won the 59th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday with a James Bond-inspired entry that had unleashed a wave of protests in eastern Europe before the ...
Denmark bomb scare was inventor's experiment
by Jan M. Olsen - August 7, 2013 - 5:07am
A Swedish inventor's experiments with a new power source for electric cars caused a bomb scare that paralyzed parts of the Danish capital, Copenhagen, for three hours on yesterday.
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