Tag: Lisbon

  • No German decision on tanks for Ukraine despite mounting pressure

    No German decision on tanks for Ukraine despite mounting pressure

    Germany said Friday that no decision had been made on providing battle tanks sought by Kyiv, despite an emotional plea from President Volodymyr Zelensky. Western defence ministers gathered at Ramstein Air Base in Germany for a crucial US-led meeting to hammer out future military aid to Ukraine. Read our live blog to see how all […]

  • Pele: From humble beginnings to football’s first global superstar

    Pele: From humble beginnings to football’s first global superstar

    The three-time World Cup winner is considered by many to be the greatest player of all time Brazilian football legend Edson Arantes do Nascimento, better known as Pele, has died aged 82 in Sao Paulo. Pele’s passing at the Albert Einstein Hospital in Brazil’s largest city follows a long period of ill health and a […]

  • Major EU funding was awarded to a research project led by HUS Helsinki University Hospital, which investigates the role of systemic endotoxemia as a cause of chronic inflammation in arthritis

    Major EU funding was awarded to a research project led by HUS Helsinki University Hospital, which investigates the role of systemic endotoxemia as a cause of chronic inflammation in arthritis

    The EU’s main goal was to develop a personal plan to reduce chronic inflammation and prevent the transition from health to disease. “In this project, we aim to investigate the relationship between gut microbiota, gut permeability and systemic endotoxemia. We also aim to understand their role as promoters of disease onset and disease activity in […]

  • ArtWise: Celebrating the contributors behind the canvas

    ArtWise: Celebrating the contributors behind the canvas

    The National Museum of Fine Arts (SMK) has one of the largest collections of Matisse’s works outside of France. The Danish businessman and collector Christian Tetzen-Lund had one of the world’s most important Matisse collections in his private home in Copenhagen until 1924. Later they were bought by Johannes Rump, who together with a grant […]

  • Local Round-Up: Irish brogues in fashion in Nørrebro store

    Local Round-Up: Irish brogues in fashion in Nørrebro store

    Few would disagree that Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman were ‘Far and Away’ the least convincing Irish-speaking couple in Hollywood history, although neither could match the sheer fallibility of Tommy Lee Jones’ effort in the regrettable thriller ‘Blown Away’. To be sure, it was appalling. But how easy is it to arrive at the accent? […]

  • These Portuguese served Russia nobly

    These Portuguese served Russia nobly

    Until the 18th century, these two great powers at opposite ends of Europe knew basically nothing about each other. However, this did not stop some Portuguese nationals from making careers at dizzying heights in Russia. Antonio de Vieira In 1697, during his Grand Embassy – an extended tour of European countries – Tsar Peter the […]

  • Web Summit 2022 brought over 70,000 techies to Lisbon

    Web Summit 2022 brought over 70,000 techies to Lisbon

    Web Summit organizes the world’s largest technology events. Web Summit events have attracted half a million people at Web Summit in Lisbon, Web Summit Rio in South America, Collision in North America and RISE in Asia since Web Summit’s inception as a 150-person conference in Dublin in 2009. The November event in Lisbon was the […]

  • Interview: IKEA CTO optimistic about China’s business prospects

    LISBON, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) — Swedish furniture giant IKEA is enthusiastic about new business opportunities emerging from the Chinese market, which has rapidly changing dynamics and behavioral changes of Chinese consumers, a senior IKEA executive told Xinhua recently. “There’s a fundamental shift happening in China, where people are getting more into health and wellness, people […]

  • Sport Round-Up: FCM draw Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League Round of 16

    Sport Round-Up: FCM draw Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League Round of 16

    As group runners-up, FC Midtjylland drew Sporting Lisbon in the Europa League final this afternoon. The first match will be in Lisbon on February 26 and the second leg on February 23. Sporting previously finished third in their Champions League group. Insane qualificationFC Midtjylland’s qualification last Thursday could not have been more epic: their 2-0 […]

  • Copenhagen listed among top 2023 destinations

    Copenhagen listed among top 2023 destinations

    One for the wealthyAmerican Express Travel even prepared a three-day itinerary for visitors who wanted to explore the city – clearly aimed at a high-end clientele. Day one offers check-in at Hotel D’Angleterre, check-out at Nørrebro and dining at Geranium, while day two offers trips to Rundetårn, Rosenborg Castle and a meal at Noma. Finally, […]

  • Some 4.5 million Ukrainians temporarily without power, says Zelensky

    Some 4.5 million Ukrainians temporarily without power, says Zelensky

    Some 4.5 million Ukrainians, more than 10% of the pre-war population, were temporarily without power on Thursday evening due to Russian attacks, President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address. Kyiv earlier on Thursday condemned the “mass forced relocation” of its citizens living in regions occupied by Russia. Read our live blog to see how […]

  • Live: 4.5 million Ukrainians temporarily without power, says Zelensky

    Live: 4.5 million Ukrainians temporarily without power, says Zelensky

    Some 4.5 million Ukrainians, more than 10% of the pre-war population, were temporarily without power on Thursday evening due to Russian attacks, President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address. Kyiv earlier on Thursday condemned the “mass forced relocation” of its citizens living in regions occupied by Russia. Follow our live blog for the latest […]

  • The world’s largest wooden sailing ship moors in Malta on its way to Shanghai

    VALLETTA, Oct. 17 (Xinhua) — The world’s largest ocean-going wooden sailing ship sailed into Malta’s Grand Harbor this past weekend before sailing on to Barcelona, ​​Spain, on Tuesday. Sweden’s Gothenburg will moor in the Spanish port for the winter before continuing their journey to eastern China’s Shanghai. The ship is on a two-year Asia expedition, […]

  • How inclusive is Denmark in the international LGTBQ+ community?

    How inclusive is Denmark in the international LGTBQ+ community?

    A utopia that is safe, progressive and socio-economically advanced – that is the general international perception of Denmark, the first country in the world to give legal recognition to same-sex unions in the form of registered partnerships in 1989. It was proof that Denmark had come a long way from its strict penal code of […]

  • Danish news Round-Up: Avoiding the draft with the state’s blessing

    Danish news Round-Up: Avoiding the draft with the state’s blessing

    There will be no Defense Day this year if a bill from the Ministry of Defense were to be adopted by the Folketing. Defense Day is the name given to the process by which young men are selected for national service by lottery. Should they be deemed fit enough to serve, an ‘unlucky’ draw will […]

  • Sport Round-Up: Danish cycling success keeps on coming… this time in the women’s Tour de France

    Sport Round-Up: Danish cycling success keeps on coming… this time in the women’s Tour de France

    Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig’s win on the third stage of the inaugural Tour de France Femme yesterday was the perfect tonic for her Team Française des Jeux after a brutal Monday in the saddle that sidelined teammate Marta Cavalli after a horror crash. In the history of the men’s race, you’d struggle to find an instance […]

  • European aviation chaos is crushing confidence in flying

    European aviation chaos is crushing confidence in flying

    The recent disruption in passenger schedules is clearly visible in the rise in partial cancellations and changes to bookings. Between May 30 and July 10, it has nearly tripled from 13 percent before the pandemic (in 2019) to 36 percent this summer. The collapse of last-minute bookings and the increase in cancellations and changes is […]

  • Europe burned by forest fires during extreme heatwave

    Europe burned by forest fires during extreme heatwave

    LISBON, Portugal: In the midst of a heat wave, several parts of Europe have been burned by forest fires, with firefighters battling fires in Portugal, Spain, Croatia and southern France. Portuguese Civil Protection Chief Andre Fernandes said several fires had caused the evacuation of more than 600 people, while 120 needed medical treatment, with two […]

  • NATO leaders are holding the last day of the summit

    NATO leaders are holding the last day of the summit

    MADRID – NATO leaders meet on Thursday in Madrid, Spain, for the last day of a summit that has included approval a new strategic concept for the alliancementions “Russia’s aggression”, “systemic challenges from the People’s Republic of China” and the “deepened strategic partnership” between the two countries as its main priorities. In this document, the […]

  • Macron concludes the French EU Presidency with four global summits

    Macron concludes the French EU Presidency with four global summits

    French President Emmanuel Macron – hard blown during the parliamentary elections that removed the absolute majority of his party group Ensemble – will focus on international politics in the last days of France’s EU presidency. The week ended with the EU Council meeting, the last to be chaired by France. On Sunday, the G7 gathers […]

  • We are number one!  Copenhagen rated the world’s most habitable city

    We are number one! Copenhagen rated the world’s most habitable city

    An honored mayorZurich finished second on the list, followed by Lisbon, Helsinki and Stockholm. Tokyo, Vienna, Sydney, Vancouver and Taipei rounded out the top 10. Other notables in the top 25 included Berlin (13), Amsterdam (14), Paris (17), Melbourne (19) and Oslo (23). “The ranking is a slap in the face for Copenhagen, which has […]

  • Aarhus is a much better choice than Copenhagen to raise a family, says injury report

    Aarhus is a much better choice than Copenhagen to raise a family, says injury report

    Both Aarhus and Aalborg have placed themselves above Copenhagen in one preply.com ranking of the best cities to raise a family in Europe. Aarhus did particularly well with an overall seventh place ahead of Aalborg (23) and Copenhagen (50). They were the only three Danish cities on a ranking list that rated 130. At the […]

  • The WHO convenes an emergency meeting on the media for outbreaks of rare diseases

    The WHO convenes an emergency meeting on the media for outbreaks of rare diseases

    The international health watchdog calls in experts to discuss the rapid spread of monkey pox, reports the Telegraph The latest spread of the appox virus has prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to convene a crisis meeting, the British newspaper Telegraph reported on Friday. The disease, which is usually confined to forest areas in western […]

  • Local Round-Up: Does Copenhagen have a realistic hope of hosting the Olympics?

    Local Round-Up: Does Copenhagen have a realistic hope of hosting the Olympics?

    Helsinki did so in 1952. And Stockholm in 1912. And while Oslo has not hosted a summer Olympics, Lillehammer hosted the winter edition in 1994. The closest Copenhagen gets to hosting five rings is its famous Bysøer, and they are not exactly circular. But according to Mia Nyegaard, the city’s culture and leisure mayor, 2036 […]

  • Andersson: Sweden and Finland have reminded the EU of the obligation to provide support in war

    Andersson: Sweden and Finland have reminded the EU of the obligation to provide support in war

    Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson says at the press conference that Sweden and Finland have written a letter to the other EU member states reminding them of the clause in the Lisbon Treaty which states that the other member states are obliged to support the country being attacked. The Prime Minister says at the press conference […]

  • The study shows that mummification in Europe may be older than previously known

    Uppsala [Sweden], March 7 (ANI): Mummification is the process of preserving the body after death by intentionally drying or embalming meat. A recent discovery made at the cemeteries of hunters and gatherers in the Sado Valley in Portugal, dating to 8,000 years ago, showed that mummification of the dead probably seemed more common in prehistory […]

  • Copenhagen the third best city in Europe to enjoy a weekend with children

    Copenhagen the third best city in Europe to enjoy a weekend with children

    Copenhagen is the third best city in Europe to enjoy a weekend stay with children, according to one OVO network report which included 50 sites across the continent. . The Danish capital scored high in many different categories – especially for its clean air ranking, which placed it at the top. OVO Network proclaimed Copenhagen […]

  • Copenhagen named the world’s most sustainable city

    Copenhagen named the world’s most sustainable city

    Online education platform GetSmarter has identified Copenhagen as the world’s most sustainable city in a new report on green living entitled ‘Sustainability: The Meaning, Changing Perceptions, and Expanding Agendas’. A sustainable city is defined as “one that is able to conserve the supply of natural resources while achieving economic, physical and social progress, while remaining […]