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Analysis – West, Russia manage limited cooperation in Arctic despite chill in ties

Oslo, Norway Reuters When Arctic nations simulated a large oil spill for a virtual training exercise in March off northern Norway, Russia also took part – a rare sign of cooperation between Moscow and the West that highlighted the special status of the polar region. Relations between Russia and Western nations have been in the […]

Global health heavyweights team up for climate, disease funding

London, UK Reuters Three of the biggest global health funders have joined forces for the first time in a $US300 million partnership aimed at tackling the linked impacts of climate change, malnutrition, and infectious diseases and antimicrobial resistance. The Novo Nordisk Foundation, Wellcome and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced the research partnership, focused […]

US, 17 other countries urge Hamas to release hostages, end Gaza crisis

Washington DC, US Reuters The United States and 17 other countries on Thursday issued an appeal for Hamas to release all of its hostages as a pathway to end the crisis in Gaza, but Hamas vowed not to relent to international pressure. “We call for the immediate release of all hostages held by Hamas in […]

Walls collapse at Copenhagen’s blaze-hit Old Stock Exchange

Copenhagen, Denmark Reuters Large parts of the outer walls of Denmark’s landmark 400-year-old stock exchange building collapsed on Thursday afternoon, two days after a fire ripped through the historic structure. There was a loud bang as the brickwork came down and a cloud of ash enveloped the building. “The thing we feared has happened,” Copenhagen […]

Owner says Denmark’s treasured stock exchange will be rebuilt after fire

Copenhagen, Denmark Reuters Denmark‘s Old Stock Exchange will be rebuilt after a devastating fire destroyed half the building and damaged much of the rest, the owner of the Copenhagen landmark said on Wednesday. The blaze ripped through the 400-year-old structure on Tuesday, toppling its spire and also triggering the collapse of a large roof section, […]

Spire collapses as fire engulfs Copenhagen’s historic stock exchange

Last updated: 7:30am, 17th April, 2024 (AEST) Copenhagen, Denmark Reuters A fire that ripped through Copenhagen’s Old Stock Exchange, one of the Danish capital’s most famous landmarks, was brought under control on Tuesday after the flames toppled its spire. The fire broke out in the 17th century Dutch Renaissance-style building on Tuesday morning. It was […]

Denmark shuts down cannabis street in Christiania hippie enclave

Copenhagen, Denmark Reuters Residents in Copenhagen’s famous hippie enclave Christiania began digging up its main street known for its cannabis trade on Saturday, hoping to free the area of criminal gangs following multiple deadly shootings. After tolerating the illegal sale of cannabis for more than 50 years in the former army barracks claimed by hippies […]

Gloomy youth pull US and western Europe down global happiness ranking

London, UK Reuters Rising unhappiness among younger people has caused the United States and some large western European countries to fall down a global wellbeing index, while Nordic nations retain their grip on the top spots. The annual World Happiness Report, launched in 2012 to support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, is based on […]

US, British forces carry out more strikes against Houthis in Yemen

Washington DC, US Reuters US and British forces carried out strikes against more than a dozen Houthi targets in Yemen on Saturday, officials said, the latest round of military action against the Iran-linked group that continues to attack shipping in the region. The United States has carried out near daily strikes against the Houthis, who […]