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Nordea’s Bitcoin Ban Leaves Financial Regulator Taking Back Seat

As Nordea Bank AB blazes a trail in Europe by banning its employees from trading Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, the regulator is taking a back seat in a decision-making process it says is better left to the industry. Sweden’s Financial Supervisory Authority thinks “every institution must decide on the details of their internal regulations specifying the rules for their employees’ investments and trading,” spokesman Peter Svensson told Bloomberg, in response to questions about Bitcoin guidelines. The hands-off approach may surprise some who associate the Nordic region, and Sweden in particular,…

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Danish inventor admits dismembering body of Swedish journalist

Danish police say Peter Madsen has changed his story, but still maintains Kim Wall died in an accident while on board his submarine A Danish inventor has admitted dismembering the body of the Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose body parts were found at sea after she interviewed him on board his homemade submarine. In initial police questioning, Peter Madsen, said she died when a heavy submarine hatch accidentally fell on her head. Peter Madsen. Madsen has now changed his story to say Wall died of carbon monoxide poisoning while on…

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Tillerson Says U.S. Talking With North Korea on Nuke Program

The U.S. is communicating with North Korea about its nuclear program and testing Pyongyang’s appetite for negotiations, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in the first public acknowledgment by a senior administration official of direct contact on the matter. A State Department spokeswoman later tamped down prospects for a breakthrough in the tense relations between Washington and Pyongyang. Tillerson, speaking to reporters on Saturday after meeting Chinese officials in Beijing, insisted that the U.S. would never accept a nuclear-armed North Korea. His remarks offered the clearest glimpse so far into U.S.…

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Norway: explosive device found in central Oslo

Police cordon off large area and arrest one man after device found in Groenland neighbourhood Norwegian police have detonated an explosive device found in central Oslo, and a suspect is being held in custody, the police said on their official Twitter account on Saturday. Police chief Vidar Pedersen confirmed that the device, initially described as bomb-like, was an explosive. The police Twitter account said it had been defused or neutralised. Police would not give any details about the suspect, or further information about the device. Media at the scene said…

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