(DENMARK) LATEST: A former Danish defence minister, Claus Hjort Frederiksen, said on Friday that he had been charged under a law that deals with divulging state secrets #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewReport – Jan.17: On Monday, it emerged a former foreign intelligence chief was being held on the same charges: He did not say what he was accused of leaking, but insisted he would never do anything to harm Denmark.

#AceDailyNews BBC World News Report: Danish Spy Scandal: Ex-minister accused of state secrets leak: Lars Findsen, has been in prison for a month, also for allegedly leaking top-secret information.

Claus Hjort Frederiksen meets Danish military personnel
Claus Hjort Frederiksen was Danish defence minister from 2016-2019

He described the charges as “insane” and said he would be pleading not guilty. 

Mr Frederiksen said he had spoken out on a political issue, but did not say which one. He was defence minister for three years to 2019 as well as chairman of the Intelligence Services Committee. 

There has been no comment from prosecutors but Danish media say the ex-minister had previously appeared to confirm the existence of a top-secret collaboration with the US, which allowed Washington to use Danish data for spying. 

In 2020, he gave an interview in which he shocked defence experts by indicating that Danish citizens could become caught up in the secret wire-tapping deal.

Danish public service broadcaster DR reported last year that the Defence Intelligence Service (FE) had helped the US National Security Agency gather intelligence on European politicians including then-German Chancellor Angela Merkel from 2012 to 2014.

The NSA was said to have accessed text messages and phone conversations by tapping into Danish internet cables in co-operation with the FE.

“I can confirm that I am charged under section 109 of the criminal code for having violated the limits of my freedom of expression.” Mr Frederiksen said in a statement through his Liberal or Venstre party.

Under the penal code, disclosing details of “secret negotiations, deliberations or resolutions” involving the state amounts to treason and can carry a 12-year prison term.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Jan.17: 2022:

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(DENMARK) #MigrantCrisis Report: Lawmakers have passed legislation as MPs voted for the bill by 70 votes to 24 allowing it to relocate asylum seekers to third countries outside the EU while their cases are reviewed #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.05: But the European Commission said it had concerns about the law, and a leading NGO said it was irresponsible:

Denmark Asylum: Law passed to allow offshore centres: The project, proposed by the Social Democrat-led government, would seek partner countries to run camps and fund agencies along migration routes as more countries consider the same move

Demonstrations against plan to deport Syrian refugees - April
Recent moves to revoke residence status for Syrian refugees sparked protests

Denmark has repeatedly tightened its immigration policies in recent years.

This follows a peak of more than 21,000 asylum seekers arriving in Denmark in 2015.

EPA: Denmark’s tough immigration policies began after record numbers of migrants arrived in 2015

“If you apply for asylum in Denmark, you know that you will be sent back to a country outside Europe, and therefore we hope that people will stop seeking asylum in Denmark,” said government spokesman Rasmus Stoklund, quoted by Reuters news agency.

The asylum cases would be reviewed in the third country and the applicant could potentially be given protection in that country.

But the European Commission was critical of the law.

“External processing of asylum claims raises fundamental questions about both the access to asylum procedures and effective access to protection,” said spokesman Adalbert Jahnz, quoted by Reuters news agency.

The Danish Refugee Council (DRC), a leading NGO, said in a statement that MPs had “effectively voted in the blind”, as the model they had backed did not yet exist. 

“The idea to externalise the responsibility of processing asylum seekers’ claims is both irresponsible and lacking in solidarity. We have repeatedly called on the Danish members of parliament to reject this bill,” it said.

The council added that there was now a risk of countries hosting larger numbers of refugees would also opt out.

Denmark recently signed a migration deal with Rwanda leading to speculation that it intends to open a facility there.

Two weeks ago it became the first European country to revoke residence status for more than 200 Syrian refugees.

Danish authorities say parts of Syria are safe enough to return to but the move has sparked protests from activists and community groups.

Last year the UK considered building an asylum processing centre on Ascension Island, a remote territory in the Atlantic Ocean, but decided not to proceed.

Australia has also caused controversy in recent years with its use of camps for processing asylum seekers in Nauru and Papua New Guinea.

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Jun.05: 2021:

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(DENMARK) JUST IN: Secret service helped the US spy on European politicians including German Chancellor Angela Merkel from 2012 to 2014, local media report #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jun.01: Intelligence was collected on other officials from Germany, France, Sweden and Norway, according to the report:

NSA Spying Row: Denmark helped US gather data on European officials, says report that the Defence Intelligence Service (FE) collaborated with the US National Security Agency (NSA) to gather information, according to a report by Danish broadcaster Danmarks Radio.

In a new report shared with several European news agencies, the NSA is said to have accessed text messages and the phone conversations of a number of prominent individuals by tapping in to Danish internet cables in co-operation with the FE.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel uses her mobile phone before a meeting at a European Union summit in Brussels, 9 December 2011
Angela Merkel was allegedly targeted by US intelligence

Similar allegations emerged in 2013.

Then, secrets leaked by US whistleblower Edward Snowden alleged tapping of the German chancellor’s phone by the NSA.

When those allegations were made, the White House gave no outright denial, but said Mrs Merkel’s phone was not being bugged at the time and would not be in future. 

Germany is a close ally of the US. 

The alleged set-up, said in the report to have been codenamed “Operation Dunhammer”, allowed the NSA to obtain data using the telephone numbers of politicians as search parameters, according to Danmarks Radio.

The report follows an investigation by the broadcaster involving interviews with nine sources, all of whom were said to have had access to classified information held by the FE. 

Along with Mrs Merkel, then-German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and opposition leader at the time Peer Steinbruck were also said to have been targeted.

Denmark’s Defence Minister Trine Bramsen, who had reportedly been earlier informed of the espionage, told Danmarks Radio that “systematic wiretapping of close allies is unacceptable”. 

Neither the FE nor the NSA have yet commented on the latest reports.

Following news of the report on Sunday, Mr Snowden accused US President Joe Biden of being “deeply involved in this scandal the first time around”. Mr Biden was US vice-president at the time the reported surveillance took place.

There should be an explicit requirement for full public disclosure not only from Denmark, but their senior partner as well,” he tweeted. 

In 2013, Mr Snowden – a former contractor for the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) – leaked to the media details of extensive internet and phone surveillance by US intelligence. 

The US then charged him with theft of government property, unauthorised communication of national defence information and wilful communication of classified communications intelligence.

Mr Snowden later sought refuge in Russia. 

Prior to the evidence he exposed, top US intelligence officials had publicly insisted that the NSA had never knowingly collected data from private phone records.

#AceNewsDesk report ……Published: Jun.01: 2021:

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(STOCKHOLM, Norway.) JUST IN: A man has been charged for his alleged role in plans to carry out three extremist attacks in Denmark and in London, and for purportedly spreading #IslamicState group propaganda on the internet #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.16: In this case, the jihadi was active in Norway, Denmark, and the UK. He moved freely among the three. Authorities say they believe “he was part of a group that sought to strike a church in England, possibly St. Paul´s Cathedral in London, but British police thwarted the plot….The man was also allegedly involved in plans for one or more attacks in Denmark in March and April 2019.”

Norway: ‘ Unidentified jihadist plotted massacres in Denmark & London, spread #IslamicState material in 2019 with a plan to attack St Pauls but British police thwarted the plot, Norwegian broadcaster NRK reported Monday’

“Alleged #IslamicState Supporter Charged For Thwarted Attacks on Denmark and London,” Associated Press, April 12, 2021:

Authorities believe the 24-year-old man, who wasn’t identified, was part of a group that sought to strike a church in England, possibly St. Paul´s Cathedral in London,

The man was also allegedly involved in plans for one or more attacks in Denmark in March and April 2019 with help from at least one Danish citizen, prosecutor Geir Evanger told NRK. Those attacks are believed to have been prevented as well.

The man has maintained his innocence. If found guilty, the man who claims to be innocent, faces up to 21 years in jail, NRK said. The trial starts in Oslo on May 18.

Evanger was quoted as saying by NRK that as to his involvement in IS, the man spread “extremist material, violent material and material with religious content” online. He was an administrator for several groups on social media, including some he had created, the prosecutor said, adding they consider him to be “a relatively central participant in many of these groups.”

NRK said the man had been held in custody for a while….

#AceNewsDesk report ………….Published: Apr.16: 2021:

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(DENMARK) Court Report: Prosecutors have charged three Britons and three Americans with defrauding the treasury of more than 1.1bn kroner ($175m; £130m; €150m) through a German bank #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.14: Two British citizens have already been charged as part of a “cum-ex” trading fraud that swindled the treasury of a total of 12.7bn Danish kroner:

Denmark charges six from UK and US with cum-ex fraud: Prosecutors believe the six charged are “the central principals” in the fraud …..If found guilty, they could face 12 years in jail.

22 hours ago

Denmark's Skat tax agency
Denmark says some 12.7bn kroner was paid out by the Skat tax agency to foreign-based companies and individuals

How the scam worked

Denmark’s Serious Economic and International Crime (SEIC) fraud squad said that for more than a year, between 2014 and 2015, hundreds of fake share trades were carried out via the Mainz-based North Channel Bank in Germany. 

The aim was to defraud the Danish treasury of 1.1bn kroner through refunds for tax dividends. The bank made a substantial sum in fees and was eventually fined in 2019.

Judge Roland Zickler said last year there would be more trials

Denmark’s was just one of a number of European treasuries caught up in the so-called “cum-ex” scandal, in which tax refunds on share sales were claimed by both parties on tax that had only been paid once. 

In total, 12.7bn kroner was paid out to foreign-based people or companies, exploiting a loophole that allows foreigners to avoid the tax on dividends that Danes have to pay: Germany fears huge losses in massive tax scandal

Two other Britons were charged in January for their alleged role in the Danish fraud. Among them is hedge-fund investor Sanjay Shah, who is reportedly in Dubai and denies any wrongdoing. He is also being prosecuted by German authorities.

Two British bankers were given suspended sentences by a German court last year for what the judge called a “collective case of thievery from state coffers”. The cum-ex scam is estimated to have cost Germany’s treasury €5bn.

Denmark has worked with UK, German and Belgian authorities on the scandal for the past five years.

Fraud prosecutors in Copenhagen said in February they were looking into a variety of networks of people and companies that had sought dividend tax refunds. They froze Sanjay Shah’s mansion in London’s Hyde Park last year as part of their case.

Prosecutors say they have now charged suspects linked to 10bn kroner out of the total defrauded from the Danish treasury.

#AceNewsDesk report ………..Published: Apr.14: 2021:

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(COPENHAGEN, Denmark.) Danish citizen, Jacob el-Ali is wanted internationally for terrorism, yet claims to be stuck in #Syria: Now he is calling for its countries help to come home but had previously posed on Faceboo k with grenades and severed heads now says he’s remorseful #AceNewsDesk reports

#AceNewsReport – June.01: Jacob el-Ali, 29, who left Denmark to join the Islamist cause in the Middle East and has been wanted since 2014, has expressed regret and is admittedly ready to return for a “fair trial” in the Scandinavian country, the Danish daily Jyllands-Posten reported: Previously, el-Ali published photos of himself on Facebook posing with a gun and hand grenades amid severed heads and bloody corpses in the Syrian city of Raqqa. On his belt, the emblem of Daesh* was visible, according to the Danish daily #AceNewsDesk reports

In an interview with Radio24syv, el-Ali claimed to be suffering from remorse and asked for an opportunity to return via Turkey: “I have talked to the Danish authorities about returning home; I have called the Danish police. I have talked to my lawyer about it; I have called the Danish embassy and there is not really anyone who will help. What they actually say to us is that we just have to stay here and die,” el-Ali said about himself and fellow Danish jihadis.

By his own admission, el-Ali has lost his passport. He said wanted to be arrested in Turkey, so that he could be extradited to Denmark. The Turkish police, however, reportedly rejected him and sent him back to Syria.

“It’s a little bit bizarre that a Danish citizen is in need, but is praying for the Turkish authorities to arrest him,” el-Ali’s defender Mette Grith Stage said. Grith Stage found it “worrying” that Danish authorities and politicians would rather have a terrorist on the loose in Syria than judged in Denmark. “He is still a Danish citizen, and if he has done something wrong, he must return home to Denmark and be held responsible for it and serve a sentence.”

Neither the Copenhagen Police, nor Justice Minister Søren Pape Poulsen of the Conservative Party has commented on the case. The Foreign Ministry stated, without referring to this particular case, that one generally tries to help all Danish citizens in dealing with problems at Danish embassies or consulates abroad.

The case of Jacob el-Ali is the second of its kind over a short period of time. Last week it was established that Ahmed el-Haj, a 26-year-old Danish citizen, who previously appeared in an Islamist video featuring portraits of former Prime Minister and NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen and Conservative politician Naser Khader shot as “enemies of Islam,” has signaled his desire to return home from a Turkish prison.

The very same Naser Khader recently penned an opinion piece in Jyllands-Posten, where he claimed that jihadists are unwanted in Denmark.

“I do not understand why we need resources to pick up a national traitor and expose ourselves to a risk of future terrorist attacks,” Khader wrote.

In recent years, Denmark has contributed to the jihadist cause with around 150 “foreign fighters.” Previously, Copenhagen had made it clear that these “foreign fighters” are not welcome back in Denmark and even tried revoking their citizenship.

#Breaking144 Just tweeted #Denmark puzzled over a homesick jihadi who posed with severed heads http://bitly.com/2sp8bedhttp://bitly.com/2Ja6Uyhhttp://bitly.com/2J0vHIM: Denmark Debuts Citizenship Revocation for Daesh Supporters

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` Two Journalists Covering ` Bildeberg Conference ‘ are Arrested Under False Pretences ‘

#AceNewsServices – TORONTO – JUNE 01 – On MAY 28, 2014 – Dan Dicks of Press For Truth and Luke Rudkowski of We Are Change were arrested at the Marriott Hotel while covering Bilderberg 2014. They were eventually released without being charged with a crime.

Reasons given for the arrest were at first “drugs” even though none were found, then after public backlash and a demand for answers the reason given was “engaging in suspicious activity”.

This was an illegal detention of journalists and the rights of the free press were violated.

“…respect for a free press is the cornerstone of our democratic system, especially when covering an event like Bilderberg.” — Dan Dicks

Activist and investigative journalist Dan Dicks is at the Bilderberg protest in Denmark with his media company, Press for Truth.

The protest is taking outside the Marriott Hotel where the 62nd annual Bilderberg meeting is happening. Both the meeting and demonstration will occur from May 29 to June 1.

This four-day annual event is an opportunity for activists and citizen journalists to protest the secretive meeting of the world’s top financial, political and industrial elite.

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Names – Bilderberg Meetings Copenhagen, Denmark 29 May – 1 June 2014

Press Release

Bilderberg Meetings

62nd Bilderberg conference to take place from 29 May – 1 June 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Copenhagen, 26 May 2014 – The 62nd Bilderberg meeting is set to take place from 29 May until 1 June 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark. A total of around 140 participants from 22 countries have confirmed their attendance. As ever, a diverse group of political leaders and experts from industry, finance, academia and the media have been invited. The list of participants is available on www.bilderbergmeetings.org

The key topics for discussion this year include:
Is the economic recovery sustainable?
Who will pay for the demographics?
Does privacy exist?
How special is the relationship in intelligence sharing?
Big shifts in technology and jobs
The future of democracy and the middle class trap
China’s political and economic outlook
The new architecture of the Middle East
What next for Europe?
Current events

Founded in 1954, Bilderberg is an annual conference designed to foster dialogue between Europe and North America. Every year, between 120-150 political leaders and experts from industry, finance, academia and the media are invited to take part in the conference. About two thirds of the participants come from Europe and the rest from North America; approximately one third from politics and government and the rest from other fields.
The conference is a forum for informal discussions about major issues facing the world. The meetings are held under the Chatham House Rule, which states that participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s) nor of any other participant may be revealed.
Thanks to the private nature of the conference, the participants are not bound by the conventions of their office or by pre-agreed positions. As such, they can take time to listen, reflect and gather insights.
There is no desired outcome, no resolutions are proposed, no votes are taken, and no policy statements are issued

Bilderberg Meetings
Copenhagen, Denmark 29 May – 1 June 2014

Current list of Participants
Status 26 May 2014

FRA Castries, Henri de Chairman and CEO, AXA Group

DEU Achleitner, Paul M. Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank AG
DEU Ackermann, Josef Former CEO, Deutsche Bank AG
GBR Agius, Marcus Non-Executive Chairman, PA Consulting Group
FIN Alahuhta, Matti Member of the Board, KONE; Chairman, Aalto University Foundation
GBR Alexander, Helen Chairman, UBM plc
USA Alexander, Keith B. Former Commander, U.S. Cyber Command; Former Director, National Security Agency
USA Altman, Roger C. Executive Chairman, Evercore
FIN Apunen, Matti Director, Finnish Business and Policy Forum EVA
DEU Asmussen, Jörg State Secretary of Labour and Social Affairs
HUN Bajnai, Gordon Former Prime Minister; Party Leader, Together 2014
GBR Balls, Edward M. Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer
PRT Balsemão, Francisco Pinto Chairman, Impresa SGPS
FRA Baroin, François Member of Parliament (UMP); Mayor of Troyes
FRA Baverez, Nicolas Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
USA Berggruen, Nicolas Chairman, Berggruen Institute on Governance
ITA Bernabè, Franco Chairman, FB Group SRL
DNK Besenbacher, Flemming Chairman, The Carlsberg Group
NLD Beurden, Ben van CEO, Royal Dutch Shell plc
SWE Bildt, Carl Minister for Foreign Affairs
NOR Brandtzæg, Svein Richard President and CEO, Norsk Hydro ASA
INT Breedlove, Philip M. Supreme Allied Commander Europe
AUT Bronner, Oscar Publisher, Der STANDARD Verlagsgesellschaft m.b.H.
SWE Buskhe, Håkan President and CEO, Saab AB
TUR Çandar, Cengiz Senior Columnist, Al Monitor and Radikal
ESP Cebrián, Juan Luis Executive Chairman, Grupo PRISA
FRA Chalendar, Pierre-André de Chairman and CEO, Saint-Gobain
CAN Clark, W. Edmund Group President and CEO, TD Bank Group
INT Coeuré, Benoît Member of the Executive Board, European Central Bank
IRL Coveney, Simon Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine
GBR Cowper-Coles, Sherard Senior Adviser to the Group Chairman and Group CEO, HSBC Holdings plc
BEL Davignon, Etienne Minister of State
USA Donilon, Thomas E. Senior Partner, O’Melveny and Myers; Former U.S. National Security Advisor
DEU Döpfner, Mathias CEO, Axel Springer SE
GBR Dudley, Robert Group Chief Executive, BP plc
FIN Ehrnrooth, Henrik Chairman, Caverion Corporation, Otava and Pöyry PLC
ITA Elkann, John Chairman, Fiat S.p.A.
DEU Enders, Thomas CEO, Airbus Group
DNK Federspiel, Ulrik Executive Vice President, Haldor Topsøe A/S
USA Feldstein, Martin S. Professor of Economics, Harvard University; President Emeritus, NBER
CAN Ferguson, Brian President and CEO, Cenovus Energy Inc.
GBR Flint, Douglas J. Group Chairman, HSBC Holdings plc
ESP García-Margallo, José Manuel Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
USA Gfoeller, Michael Independent Consultant
TUR Göle, Nilüfer Professor of Sociology, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales
USA Greenberg, Evan G. Chairman and CEO, ACE Group
GBR Greening, Justine Secretary of State for International Development
NLD Halberstadt, Victor Professor of Economics, Leiden University
USA Hockfield, Susan President Emerita, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
NOR Høegh, Leif O. Chairman, Höegh Autoliners AS
NOR Høegh, Westye Senior Advisor, Höegh Autoliners AS
USA Hoffman, Reid Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, LinkedIn
CHN Huang, Yiping Professor of Economics, National School of Development, Peking University
USA Jackson, Shirley Ann President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
USA Jacobs, Kenneth M. Chairman and CEO, Lazard
USA Johnson, James A. Chairman, Johnson Capital Partners
USA Karp, Alex CEO, Palantir Technologies
USA Katz, Bruce J. Vice President and Co-Director, Metropolitan Policy Program, The Brookings Institution
CAN Kenney, Jason T. Minister of Employment and Social Development
GBR Kerr, John Deputy Chairman, Scottish Power
USA Kissinger, Henry A. Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.
USA Kleinfeld, Klaus Chairman and CEO, Alcoa
TUR Koç, Mustafa Chairman, Koç Holding A.S.
DNK Kragh, Steffen President and CEO, Egmont
USA Kravis, Henry R. Co-Chairman and Co-CEO, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
USA Kravis, Marie-Josée Senior Fellow and Vice Chair, Hudson Institute
CHE Kudelski, André Chairman and CEO, Kudelski Group
INT Lagarde, Christine Managing Director, International Monetary Fund
BEL Leysen, Thomas Chairman of the Board of Directors, KBC Group
USA Li, Cheng Director, John L.Thornton China Center,The Brookings Institution
SWE Lifvendahl, Tove Political Editor in Chief, Svenska Dagbladet
CHN Liu, He Minister, Office of the Central Leading Group on Financial and Economic Affairs
PRT Macedo, Paulo Minister of Health
FRA Macron, Emmanuel Deputy Secretary General of the Presidency
ITA Maggioni, Monica Editor-in-Chief, Rainews24, RAI TV
GBR Mandelson, Peter Chairman, Global Counsel LLP
USA McAfee, Andrew Principal Research Scientist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
PRT Medeiros, Inês de Member of Parliament, Socialist Party
GBR Micklethwait, John Editor-in-Chief, The Economist
GRC Mitsotaki, Alexandra Chair, ActionAid Hellas
ITA Monti, Mario Senator-for-life; President, Bocconi University
USA Mundie, Craig J. Senior Advisor to the CEO, Microsoft Corporation
CAN Munroe-Blum, Heather Professor of Medicine and Principal (President) Emerita, McGill University
USA Murray, Charles A. W.H. Brady Scholar, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
NLD Netherlands, H.R.H. Princess Beatrix of the
ESP Nin Génova, Juan María Deputy Chairman and CEO, CaixaBank
FRA Nougayrède, Natalie Director and Executive Editor, Le Monde
DNK Olesen, Søren-Peter Professor; Member of the Board of Directors, The Carlsberg Foundation
FIN Ollila, Jorma Chairman, Royal Dutch Shell, plc; Chairman, Outokumpu Plc
TUR Oran, Umut Deputy Chairman, Republican People’s Party (CHP)
GBR Osborne, George Chancellor of the Exchequer
FRA Pellerin, Fleur State Secretary for Foreign Trade
USA Perle, Richard N. Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
USA Petraeus, David H. Chairman, KKR Global Institute
CAN Poloz, Stephen S. Governor, Bank of Canada
INT Rasmussen, Anders Fogh Secretary General, NATO
DNK Rasmussen, Jørgen Huno Chairman of the Board of Trustees, The Lundbeck Foundation
INT Reding, Viviane Vice President and Commissioner for Justice, Fundamental Rights and Citizenship, European Commission
USA Reed, Kasim Mayor of Atlanta
CAN Reisman, Heather M. Chair and CEO, Indigo Books & Music Inc.
NOR Reiten, Eivind Chairman, Klaveness Marine Holding AS
DEU Röttgen, Norbert Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee, German Bundestag
USA Rubin, Robert E. Co-Chair, Council on Foreign Relations; Former Secretary of the Treasury
USA Rumer, Eugene Senior Associate and Director, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
NOR Rynning-Tønnesen, Christian President and CEO, Statkraft AS
NLD Samsom, Diederik M. Parliamentary Leader PvdA (Labour Party)
GBR Sawers, John Chief, Secret Intelligence Service
NLD Scheffer, Paul J. Author; Professor of European Studies, Tilburg University
NLD Schippers, Edith Minister of Health, Welfare and Sport
USA Schmidt, Eric E. Executive Chairman, Google Inc.
AUT Scholten, Rudolf CEO, Oesterreichische Kontrollbank AG
USA Shih, Clara CEO and Founder, Hearsay Social
FIN Siilasmaa, Risto K. Chairman of the Board of Directors and Interim CEO, Nokia Corporation
ESP Spain, H.M. the Queen of
USA Spence, A. Michael Professor of Economics, New York University
FIN Stadigh, Kari President and CEO, Sampo plc
USA Summers, Lawrence H. Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University
IRL Sutherland, Peter D. Chairman, Goldman Sachs International; UN Special Representative for Migration
SWE Svanberg, Carl-Henric Chairman, Volvo AB and BP plc
TUR Taftalı, A. Ümit Member of the Board, Suna and Inan Kiraç Foundation
USA Thiel, Peter A. President, Thiel Capital
DNK Topsøe, Henrik Chairman, Haldor Topsøe A/S
GRC Tsoukalis, Loukas President, Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy
NOR Ulltveit-Moe, Jens Founder and CEO, Umoe AS
INT Üzümcü, Ahmet Director-General, Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
CHE Vasella, Daniel L. Honorary Chairman, Novartis International
FIN Wahlroos, Björn Chairman, Sampo plc
SWE Wallenberg, Jacob Chairman, Investor AB
SWE Wallenberg, Marcus Chairman of the Board of Directors, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB
USA Warsh, Kevin M. Distinguished Visiting Fellow and Lecturer, Stanford University
GBR Wolf, Martin H. Chief Economics Commentator, The Financial Times
USA Wolfensohn, James D. Chairman and CEO, Wolfensohn and Company
NLD Zalm, Gerrit Chairman of the Managing Board, ABN-AMRO Bank N.V.
GRC Zanias, George Chairman of the Board, National Bank of Greece
USA Zoellick, Robert B. Chairman, Board of International Advisors, The Goldman Sachs Group

AUT Austria GRC Greece
BEL Belgium HUN Hungary
CAN Canada INT International
CHE Switzerland IRL Ireland
CHN China ITA Italy
DEU Germany NLD Netherlands
DNK Denmark NOR Norway
ESP Spain PRT Portugal
FIN Finland SWE Sweden
FRA France TUR Turkey
GBR Great Britain USA United States of America

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` Denmark sending Six ` F16 Fighter Jets ‘ to Patrol Airspace in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia in May ‘

#AceWorldNews – DENMARK – March 27 – Denmark is to send six F16 fighter jets to Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia to help patrol their airspace, Foreign Minister Martin Lidegaard said.

Patrols will begin on May 1, Reuters reported.

The jets will be part of an expanded NATO air policing mission following the events in Ukraine.


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“Nepalise Police Discover Plane with No Survivor’s”

#AceWorldNews says `No Survivors were found in the wreckage of the missing Nepal Passenger plane that l reported on Sunday, as Missing’

Nepalese police on Monday discovered the wreckage of a plane that had gone missing one day earlier in the country’s mountainous west.

No survivors have been found, AFP said, citing an official.


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The Nepal Airlines plane with 15 passengers and three crew crashed into a forested hill in Arghakhanchi district, 226km west of the capital, with aircraft pieces found in a nearby village.

The plane, carrying locals and one passenger from Denmark, lost contact with air traffic controllers after taking off from the town of Pokhara on Sunday afternoon. The aircraft from the state-run carrier encountered heavy rain en route from Pokhara to the town of Jumla, 353km west of Kathmandu.


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” Nepal Airlines Plane goes missing with 15 passengers on board after taking off from Pokhara Airport”

#AceWorldNews says that a `Nepal Airlines Plane’ carrying 15 passengers, including one infant, and three crew members went missing on Sunday afternoon shortly after taking off from a popular tourist resort, police and airline officials said.

Nepal police spokesman KC Ganesh told AFP that the Nepal Airlines plane took off from Pokhara airport at 1:30 pm and disappeared 15 minutes later.

“One of the passengers is from Denmark,” spokesman Ram Hari Sharma told AFP. “The rest of the passengers are from Nepal.

The airline has alerted police to find the plane’s location” and is “preparing for rescue operations,” Sharma said.

The state-owned aircraft was travelling from Pokhara to the town of Jumla, 353 kilometers (220 miles) west of the capital Kathmandu, when air traffic controllers lost contact with the cockpit.

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#CopehagenZoo : `Young Giraffe called Marius Destroyed for not Being Perfect’ – Disgraceful!!!

#AceNewsServices says “Surplus’ giraffe put down at Copenhagen Zoo all in the name of being the `Perfect Genetic Specimen according to `Bengt Holst’- Scientific Director” `

A bid to save a young giraffe from destruction at Copenhagen Zoo has failed, and the giraffe was put down on Sunday morning.

Thousands of people had signed an on-line petitions appealing for a change of heart over the two-year-old called Marius.

The zoo said it had no choice because of its duty to avoid in-breeding.

Marius was due to be killed by a bolt gun, not a lethal injection, which would contaminate the meat.

The carcass will partly be used for research and partly to feed carnivores at the zoo.

Several institutions had offered to house Marius before the giraffe was destroyed

The UK’s Yorkshire Wildlife Park – which has a state-of-the-art giraffe house and the capacity for an extra male – was among several zoos which put in a last-ditch offers to take Marius.

It said it was “saddened” by the killing of the animal.

‘Good practice’Stine Jensen, from Denmark’s Organisation Against the Suffering of Animals, said the situation “should not have occurred”.

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“It just shows that the zoo is in fact not the ethical institution that it wants to portray itself as being, because here you have a waste product – that being Marius.

“Here we have a zoo which thinks that putting this giraffe down instead of thinking of alternatives is the best option,” she said.

But Bengt Holst, scientific director at the Danish zoo, defended Marius’s destruction, saying that giraffes had to be selected to ensure the best genes were passed down to ensure the animal’s long-term survival.

He told the BBC it was a responsible practice on the part of zoos to manage their animal populations to ensure they remained healthy, with some 20-30 animals put down at Copenhagen Zoo in a typical year.

“Giraffes today breed very well, and when they do you have to choose and make sure the ones you keep are the ones with the best genes,” Mr Holst told the BBC.

He said all zoos had been considered and there was no place for Marius – including at Yorkshire where, he said, any space should be reserved for a genetically more important giraffe.

The campaign to save him, he said, had gone “much too far”.

Animal rights campaigners have described the move as barbaric and have accused the zoo of being unethical.

The director of a wildlife park in the Netherlands, Robert Krijuff, whose last-minute offer of a place was also rejected, said: “I can’t believe it.

We offered to save his life. Zoos need to change the way they do business.”

Visitors, including children, were invited to watch while the giraffe was then skinned and fed to the lionsVisitors, including children, were invited to watch while the giraffe was dissected and fed to the lions


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Afghanistan:”Taliban Suicide Bomber and Gunmen Attacked Restaurant Killing Twenty One People Including Three UN Staff”

#AceWorldNews says (Reuters) – A Taliban suicide bomber and gunmen attacked a restaurant popular with foreigners in the heart of the Afghan capital Kabul, killing 21 people including three United Nations staff and the IMF’s top representative in Afghanistan.

Gunmen burst into the Lebanese restaurant spraying diners with bullets after the bomber blew himself up near the entrance around 7.30 p.m. on Friday, just as people sat down to dinner.

Thirteen foreigners were among those killed, according to police, and details about the victims began to trickle through on Saturday.

The U.S. embassy said on Twitter at least two U.S. private citizens were killed. Britain and Canada confirmed they each lost two nationals. Denmark said one of its citizens also died.

The American University of Afghanistan said two of its U.S. employees died in the attack on La Taverna du Liban, a popular dining spot whose charismatic owner, Kamal Hamade, was also killed.

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