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Migrants stuck on endless ferry journey as countries refuse entry 
14-09-2017

Men stowed away on Istanbul to Odessa ferry and are stuck at sea while both Turkey and Ukraine refuse to take them

Twelve migrants, apparently from North Africa, have been sailing to and fro between Istanbul and Odessa on a Danish passenger ferry for the last seven weeks, locked in four cabins with no country willing to take them.

According to the operator, DFDS, Turkey and Ukraine both refuse to accept the men.

Related: The €8,000 ticket: the migrants crossing the Mediterranean by yacht

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The Little Book of Lykke: The Danish Search for the World?s Happiest People by Meik Wiking ? digested read 
10-09-2017

‘I tend to be Lykke all the time. Especially now that I am beginning to make a lot of money out of being Lykke’

Hi everyone! It’s Happy Meik here. Remember me? I’m the bloke who wrote last year’s surprise bestseller about how everyone should try and be a bit more Hygge. Well now I’m back with a book about Lykke. Lykke means Happiness but my important work as chief executive of the International Happiness Research Centre in Copenhagen (total number of employees: one) has shown that people feel much happier if they call happiness Lykke rather than Happiness.

People often ask me when I was at my most Lykke. That is a difficult question as I tend to be Lykke all the time. Especially now that I am beginning to make a lot of money out of being Lykke. But I really think I could have been most Lykke when I found a stale bit of pizza in the fridge after a day out skiing with friends. When I found the pizza I said to everyone, “I really think I’ve found the meaning of happiness. This is so Hygge it is Lykke.” And they replied, “Oh do shut the fuck up Meik.” So sweet.

Related: The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking – digested read

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What makes a creative city? | Juliana Engberg 
06-09-2017

What can cities do to encourage cultural experiments and investment? And what kind of spaces do artists need for creativity to flourish?

• Juliana Engberg is programme director for European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017. She was artistic director of the 19th Sydney Biennale

Rem Koolhaas and Ellen van Loon of OMA architecture practice are in conversation at the Manchester International festival, talking about the major contract they landed for the Manchester arts centre Factory: a hub for cultural activity and soon to be home of the Manchester festival. “We need to give more attention to the technology of buildings, robotics, new spatial management,” Koolhaas says. I feel the bristling of the humans in the room.

But he is on to something. Space is often wasted by use of repetition but with canny robotics, and snuggled pullies, you can enfold and stack space that was once elongated and create something new from it – in the case of the proposed Factory, a rationalised chaos of adjustable use and activity.

Related: The Spanish holiday home as an architectural collectible

Related: Of all things qualifying us to make art, where we 'really' come from shouldn't define us | Sunil Badami

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Danish inventor faces murder charge over journalist's submarine death 
05-09-2017

Peter Madsen says Kim Wall was struck by falling hatch cover in a ‘terrible accident’ on board his self-built vessel

A Danish inventor faces a charge of murder over the death of the Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose headless body was found last month floating in the waters off Copenhagen.

Peter Madsen, 46, who denies killing Wall, told a pre-trial custody hearing in the Danish capital on Tuesday that the journalist, who had boarded his self-built submarine for an interview, died when a heavy hatch cover fell on her.

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Lego to axe 1,400 jobs 
05-09-2017

Danish toy company announces extensive staff cuts after the first fall in global sales for more than a decade

Lego is to cut 1,400 jobs before the end of the year in a bid to scale back the 85-year-old business after suffering its first drop in sales in more than a decade.

The Danish toymaker said it was hit by weaker demand in established markets such as the US and parts of Europe and admitted that the organisation had become too complex over the past five years to support global growth.

Related: Markets await UK services report and car sales after China picks up - business live

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Denmark and Sweden boost defence ties to fight Russian cyber-attacks 
31-08-2017

Two countries will work together to tackle fake news and disinformation and will increase traditional military cooperation

Denmark and Sweden are to boost defence cooperation to counter what they described as a growing threat from Russia, including from “dangerous” fake news campaigns and cyber-attacks, the two countries’ defence ministers have said.

Peter Hultqvist of Sweden and Claus Hjort Frederiksen of Denmark said in a statement before a meeting in Stockholm that Russian hybrid warfare – cyber-attacks, disinformation and fake news – could create uncertainty.

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Danish inventor denies killing journalist Kim Wall and mutilating body 
25-08-2017

Peter Madsen claims Wall died in an accident on board his submarine before he dumped her body in the sea

A Danish inventor being held over the death of the Swedish reporter Kim Wall, whose headless torso was found on the Copenhagen waterside, has denied killing her and mutilating her body, police have said.

“The suspect denies murder and desecration of a human body,” Copenhagen police said in a statement on Friday, referring to Peter Madsen.

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Danish police confirm headless torso is missing journalist Kim Wall 
23-08-2017

Police find DNA match to Swedish reporter who is believed to have been killed on a homemade submarine

Police in Denmark have identified a headless torso found in the Copenhagen waterside as that of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who police believe was killed on board a Danish inventor’s homemade submarine.

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday morning, Copenhagen police’s vice-president, Jens Møller, said metal weights had been attached to the body to prevent it from floating to the surface.

Related: My friend Kim Wall's disappearance in Denmark shows: female journalists face danger everywhere

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Woman?s body found as Danish police search for missing journalist 
22-08-2017

Headless torso discovered hours after inventor tells court that Kim Wall died onboard his homemade submarine

A woman’s body has been found at the water’s edge in Copenhagen, hours after a Danish inventor charged with killing a Swedish journalist in his homemade submarine told a court she had died onboard.

Peter Madsen told the court that Kim Wall, who has been missing since 11 August, died in an accident onboard his vessel, and that he dumped her body in the sea.

Related: My friend's disappearance shows: female journalists face danger everywhere | Sruthi Gottipati

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Denmark?s crown prince denied entry to Brisbane bar due to ?ridiculous? lockout laws 
22-08-2017

Owner of Jade Buddha says Queensland law the reason for initially refusing entry to Crown Prince Frederik, who wasn’t carrying ID

The owner of the Brisbane bar that initially refused entry to Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik because he did not have ID has blamed the state’s “ridiculous” lockout laws.

The prince, who is in Australia for a yachting regatta, and his entourage fell foul of Queensland’s tough liquor laws at the Jade Buddha in the CBD just before midnight on Friday. It is compulsory to have identification scanned at particular venues after 10pm in the state.

Related: Queensland drops lockout laws in favour of mandatory ID scans

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Migrants stuck on endless ferry journey as countries refuse entry 
The Little Book of Lykke: The Danish Search for the World?s Happiest People by Meik Wiking ? digested read 
What makes a creative city? | Juliana Engberg 
Danish inventor faces murder charge over journalist's submarine death 
Lego to axe 1,400 jobs 
Denmark and Sweden boost defence ties to fight Russian cyber-attacks 
Danish inventor denies killing journalist Kim Wall and mutilating body 
Danish police confirm headless torso is missing journalist Kim Wall 
Woman?s body found as Danish police search for missing journalist 
Denmark?s crown prince denied entry to Brisbane bar due to ?ridiculous? lockout laws 

Migrants stuck on endless ferry journey as countries refuse entry 
14-09-2017

Men stowed away on Istanbul to Odessa ferry and are stuck at sea while both Turkey and Ukraine refuse to take them

Twelve migrants, apparently from North Africa, have been sailing to and fro between Istanbul and Odessa on a Danish passenger ferry for the last seven weeks, locked in four cabins with no country willing to take them.

According to the operator, DFDS, Turkey and Ukraine both refuse to accept the men.

Related: The €8,000 ticket: the migrants crossing the Mediterranean by yacht

Continue reading...

The Little Book of Lykke: The Danish Search for the World?s Happiest People by Meik Wiking ? digested read 
10-09-2017

‘I tend to be Lykke all the time. Especially now that I am beginning to make a lot of money out of being Lykke’

Hi everyone! It’s Happy Meik here. Remember me? I’m the bloke who wrote last year’s surprise bestseller about how everyone should try and be a bit more Hygge. Well now I’m back with a book about Lykke. Lykke means Happiness but my important work as chief executive of the International Happiness Research Centre in Copenhagen (total number of employees: one) has shown that people feel much happier if they call happiness Lykke rather than Happiness.

People often ask me when I was at my most Lykke. That is a difficult question as I tend to be Lykke all the time. Especially now that I am beginning to make a lot of money out of being Lykke. But I really think I could have been most Lykke when I found a stale bit of pizza in the fridge after a day out skiing with friends. When I found the pizza I said to everyone, “I really think I’ve found the meaning of happiness. This is so Hygge it is Lykke.” And they replied, “Oh do shut the fuck up Meik.” So sweet.

Related: The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking – digested read

Continue reading...

What makes a creative city? | Juliana Engberg 
06-09-2017

What can cities do to encourage cultural experiments and investment? And what kind of spaces do artists need for creativity to flourish?

• Juliana Engberg is programme director for European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017. She was artistic director of the 19th Sydney Biennale

Rem Koolhaas and Ellen van Loon of OMA architecture practice are in conversation at the Manchester International festival, talking about the major contract they landed for the Manchester arts centre Factory: a hub for cultural activity and soon to be home of the Manchester festival. “We need to give more attention to the technology of buildings, robotics, new spatial management,” Koolhaas says. I feel the bristling of the humans in the room.

But he is on to something. Space is often wasted by use of repetition but with canny robotics, and snuggled pullies, you can enfold and stack space that was once elongated and create something new from it – in the case of the proposed Factory, a rationalised chaos of adjustable use and activity.

Related: The Spanish holiday home as an architectural collectible

Related: Of all things qualifying us to make art, where we 'really' come from shouldn't define us | Sunil Badami

Continue reading...

Danish inventor faces murder charge over journalist's submarine death 
05-09-2017

Peter Madsen says Kim Wall was struck by falling hatch cover in a ‘terrible accident’ on board his self-built vessel

A Danish inventor faces a charge of murder over the death of the Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose headless body was found last month floating in the waters off Copenhagen.

Peter Madsen, 46, who denies killing Wall, told a pre-trial custody hearing in the Danish capital on Tuesday that the journalist, who had boarded his self-built submarine for an interview, died when a heavy hatch cover fell on her.

Continue reading...

Lego to axe 1,400 jobs 
05-09-2017

Danish toy company announces extensive staff cuts after the first fall in global sales for more than a decade

Lego is to cut 1,400 jobs before the end of the year in a bid to scale back the 85-year-old business after suffering its first drop in sales in more than a decade.

The Danish toymaker said it was hit by weaker demand in established markets such as the US and parts of Europe and admitted that the organisation had become too complex over the past five years to support global growth.

Related: Markets await UK services report and car sales after China picks up - business live

Continue reading...

Denmark and Sweden boost defence ties to fight Russian cyber-attacks 
31-08-2017

Two countries will work together to tackle fake news and disinformation and will increase traditional military cooperation

Denmark and Sweden are to boost defence cooperation to counter what they described as a growing threat from Russia, including from “dangerous” fake news campaigns and cyber-attacks, the two countries’ defence ministers have said.

Peter Hultqvist of Sweden and Claus Hjort Frederiksen of Denmark said in a statement before a meeting in Stockholm that Russian hybrid warfare – cyber-attacks, disinformation and fake news – could create uncertainty.

Continue reading...

Danish inventor denies killing journalist Kim Wall and mutilating body 
25-08-2017

Peter Madsen claims Wall died in an accident on board his submarine before he dumped her body in the sea

A Danish inventor being held over the death of the Swedish reporter Kim Wall, whose headless torso was found on the Copenhagen waterside, has denied killing her and mutilating her body, police have said.

“The suspect denies murder and desecration of a human body,” Copenhagen police said in a statement on Friday, referring to Peter Madsen.

Continue reading...

Danish police confirm headless torso is missing journalist Kim Wall 
23-08-2017

Police find DNA match to Swedish reporter who is believed to have been killed on a homemade submarine

Police in Denmark have identified a headless torso found in the Copenhagen waterside as that of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who police believe was killed on board a Danish inventor’s homemade submarine.

Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday morning, Copenhagen police’s vice-president, Jens Møller, said metal weights had been attached to the body to prevent it from floating to the surface.

Related: My friend Kim Wall's disappearance in Denmark shows: female journalists face danger everywhere

Continue reading...

Woman?s body found as Danish police search for missing journalist 
22-08-2017

Headless torso discovered hours after inventor tells court that Kim Wall died onboard his homemade submarine

A woman’s body has been found at the water’s edge in Copenhagen, hours after a Danish inventor charged with killing a Swedish journalist in his homemade submarine told a court she had died onboard.

Peter Madsen told the court that Kim Wall, who has been missing since 11 August, died in an accident onboard his vessel, and that he dumped her body in the sea.

Related: My friend's disappearance shows: female journalists face danger everywhere | Sruthi Gottipati

Continue reading...

Denmark?s crown prince denied entry to Brisbane bar due to ?ridiculous? lockout laws 
22-08-2017

Owner of Jade Buddha says Queensland law the reason for initially refusing entry to Crown Prince Frederik, who wasn’t carrying ID

The owner of the Brisbane bar that initially refused entry to Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik because he did not have ID has blamed the state’s “ridiculous” lockout laws.

The prince, who is in Australia for a yachting regatta, and his entourage fell foul of Queensland’s tough liquor laws at the Jade Buddha in the CBD just before midnight on Friday. It is compulsory to have identification scanned at particular venues after 10pm in the state.

Related: Queensland drops lockout laws in favour of mandatory ID scans

Continue reading...

Migrants stuck on endless ferry journey as countries refuse entry 
14-09-2017

Men stowed away on Istanbul to Odessa ferry and are stuck at sea while both Turkey and Ukraine refuse to take them

Twelve migrants, apparently from North Africa, have been sailing to and fro between Istanbul and Odessa on a Danish passenger ferry for the last seven weeks, locked in four cabins with no country willing to take them.

According to the operator, DFDS, Turkey and Ukraine both refuse to accept the men.

Related: The €8,000 ticket: the migrants crossing the Mediterranean by yacht

Continue reading...

The Little Book of Lykke: The Danish Search for the World?s Happiest People by Meik Wiking ? digested read 
10-09-2017

‘I tend to be Lykke all the time. Especially now that I am beginning to make a lot of money out of being Lykke’

Hi everyone! It’s Happy Meik here. Remember me? I’m the bloke who wrote last year’s surprise bestseller about how everyone should try and be a bit more Hygge. Well now I’m back with a book about Lykke. Lykke means Happiness but my important work as chief executive of the International Happiness Research Centre in Copenhagen (total number of employees: one) has shown that people feel much happier if they call happiness Lykke rather than Happiness.

People often ask me when I was at my most Lykke. That is a difficult question as I tend to be Lykke all the time. Especially now that I am beginning to make a lot of money out of being Lykke. But I really think I could have been most Lykke when I found a stale bit of pizza in the fridge after a day out skiing with friends. When I found the pizza I said to everyone, “I really think I’ve found the meaning of happiness. This is so Hygge it is Lykke.” And they replied, “Oh do shut the fuck up Meik.” So sweet.

Related: The Little Book of Hygge by Meik Wiking – digested read

Continue reading...

What makes a creative city? | Juliana Engberg 
06-09-2017

What can cities do to encourage cultural experiments and investment? And what kind of spaces do artists need for creativity to flourish?

• Juliana Engberg is programme director for European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017. She was artistic director of the 19th Sydney Biennale

Rem Koolhaas and Ellen van Loon of OMA architecture practice are in conversation at the Manchester International festival, talking about the major contract they landed for the Manchester arts centre Factory: a hub for cultural activity and soon to be home of the Manchester festival. “We need to give more attention to the technology of buildings, robotics, new spatial management,” Koolhaas says. I feel the bristling of the humans in the room.

But he is on to something. Space is often wasted by use of repetition but with canny robotics, and snuggled pullies, you can enfold and stack space that was once elongated and create something new from it – in the case of the proposed Factory, a rationalised chaos of adjustable use and activity.

Related: The Spanish holiday home as an architectural collectible

Related: Of all things qualifying us to make art, where we 'really' come from shouldn't define us | Sunil Badami

Continue reading...

Danish inventor faces murder charge over journalist's submarine death 
05-09-2017

Peter Madsen says Kim Wall was struck by falling hatch cover in a ‘terrible accident’ on board his self-built vessel

A Danish inventor faces a charge of murder over the death of the Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose headless body was found last month floating in the waters off Copenhagen.

Peter Madsen, 46, who denies killing Wall, told a pre-trial custody hearing in the Danish capital on Tuesday that the journalist, who had boarded his self-built submarine for an interview, died when a heavy hatch cover fell on her.

Continue reading...

Lego to axe 1,400 jobs 
05-09-2017

Danish toy company announces extensive staff cuts after the first fall in global sales for more than a decade

Lego is to cut 1,400 jobs before the end of the year in a bid to scale back the 85-year-old business after suffering its first drop in sales in more than a decade.

The Danish toymaker said it was hit by weaker demand in established markets such as the US and parts of Europe and admitted that the organisation had become too complex over the past five years to support global growth.

Related: Markets await UK services report and car sales after China picks up - business live

Continue reading...

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