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At least 14 dead after potato blight
At least 14 people have died and dozens have been injured after a roof collapsed on a warehouse in the Indian city of Sambhal.
The collapse was caused by massive sacks of potatoes.
Pictures show rescue workers digging out the potatoes with excavators.
Four people are being treated in hospital.
The building is newly built and was completed three months ago. Authorities and police are to investigate the accident.
Bank in crisis will pay out bonuses
Despite looming problems for struggling bank Credit Suisse, bonuses and salary increases will be paid out as planned, Bloomberg reports.
The information comes from an internal message that was sent out to all employees. They were also asked to come in to work as usual, despite recent events.
Credit Suisse plummets by more than 60 percent
The crisis-ridden Credit Suisse plunges the latter bank by 62 percent at the stock market opening in Zurich, writes TT.
This weekend it became clear that the bank is being bought by the major Swiss bank UBS.
UBS also falls at the opening – by 8.8 percent.
Several to hospital after traffic accident
Two motorists have collided on the E4 in the municipality of Nordmaling during the morning.
Emergency services, police and ambulance were called to the scene.
Several people have been taken to hospital. There is no information on the state of the damage.
Traffic is affected at the site, but the southbound lane is open to traffic.
Thailand dissolves parliament
Thailand dissolves parliament and calls new elections, AFP reports.
According to Reuters, the Thai king has given his approval.
A few days ago, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-Ocha requested that parliament be dissolved.
Under Thai law, elections must be held within 60 days of the dissolution of parliament.
Prayuth Chan-Ocha initially led a military junta and a transitional government but was later elected prime minister after the constitution was rewritten, writes TT.
The current Prime Minister will stand in the election.
Continued problems for Telia customers
During Sunday, Telia suffered a technical error which meant that customers could not access their email and log in to My Telia.
During Sunday evening and Monday morning, there are continued problems, according to several customers.
– The service is up again. If you still have problems, you should contact customer service. It may take a little push to get started, says Irene Krohn, press manager at Telia.
Many customers are critical that they did not receive information about the problems.
– We regret it. We had customer service answering questions on social media. It wasn’t a problem that affected everyone and it’s difficult for us to get a handle on the extent of it all, says Irene Krohn.
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Most important climate report ever presented
The UN climate panel IPCC publishes a new climate report on Monday with over 10,000 pages of scientific studies completed, reports AFP.
It could be the most important report in nearly a decade.
The last climate report published in 2014 stated that global warming is progressing faster than expected. Extreme weather has become more frequent and worse due to human emissions.
Lars J Nilsson at Lund University is one of the authors.
– It is quite decisive that electricity production with wind and solar becomes cheaper than electricity production with fossil fuels, he says to Sveriges Radio.
Traffic accident at Hisingen – car transport lost car
There has been a traffic accident on Hisingsleden on Monday morning – a car transport has collided, reports P4 Gothenburg.
Biltransporten has lost part of its load, a car, which has caused queues in the morning traffic.
Analyst: Bad trading day ahead
No major stock market gains are expected on Monday, according to Esbjörn Lundevall, equity strategist at SEB, TT reports.
But the announcement that UBS bought Credit Suisse this weekend may have prevented a bigger race. On Monday, major stock market crashes have been seen in Asia in Tokyo and Hong Kong, among others.
– We always have to compare with what would have happened if we had not received a weekend solution for Credit Suisse. If I were to guess, the stock market would have been down much more then, Esbjörn Lundevall tells TT and continues:
– However, it does not seem to be 100 percent ready, but must be approved at other levels. Now the authorities probably have to convince the shareholders of Credit Suisse that if there had been no solution there would have been a bankruptcy instead, and then they would have lost 100 percent.
The Stockholm Stock Exchange looks set to open in the red.
Taiwan’s ex-president on his way to China
Taiwan’s former president Ma Ying-Jeou is visiting China next week, TT reports.
It is described as an attempt to ease tensions between the self-governing island and China.
However, there are no plans for him and his delegation to visit Beijing or meet representatives of the Chinese government.
Taiwan’s incumbent President Tsai Ing-Wen’s office announced that it “hopes that Ma, in her role as former head of state … can demonstrate the value of Taiwan’s democracy and freedom and equality and dignity in cross-strait exchanges.”
The concern: The death toll after the quake could be twice as high
Turkey’s official death toll from the earthquake disaster is over 48,000.
But according to Turkey’s National Medical Association, the figure could be twice as high.
That’s what Şebnem Korur Fincancı, president of the National Medical Association of Turkey, says to SR Ekot.
That’s because not all houses that were damaged have been searched.
Officially, there is no clear information on the number of people missing in the disaster.
Over 11,000 without electricity in Norrköping
Norrköping has been hit by an extensive power outage.
The outage at Eon occurred at 05:22 on Monday morning.
11,434 electricity customers are currently affected.
– There is a major interruption in central Norrköping, so it makes it a little more precarious, says Patric Elmén at Eon’s press service.
Homes, shops and other businesses are affected.
– It’s a very big fuse that has blown. We have no indications of what has happened, technicians have just arrived on the scene, says Patric Elmén.
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Will households continue to receive more electricity support? For this month the electricity bill is insanely high as well. Or was it just a temporary “band-aid”
Hello Sol! The government has announced that there will be other electricity subsidies later this spring. Then northern Sweden will also receive a fair share of the support.
Thank you, Irene Pozar, for your wise words about surrogate mothers!
Hi Kristina! We also made a news article about it, which you can read here. There, Carina Bergfeldt responds to the criticism of the interview with Mikael Bindefeld and his husband.
What is happening with Telia? No contact with email accounts since 07:00 this morning. Strange or missing info etc.
Hi Jörgen! We wrote a bit about it yesterday. Telia had some technical error that caused problems with email and logging in to My Telia. It was resolved during the afternoon. According to Telia’s press manager, you should contact customer service if there are continuing problems today.
How did the unknown object that was found at Scaniabadet in Malmö a couple of days ago?
Anders Jonas Bergcrantz
Hello Anders! It turned out to be an old buoy. So completely harmless!
Hello, wondering about the news headline “Woman found dead in freezer in Värmland – remanded in custody”. Can’t a dead person be detained?! Maybe it’s good to correct the title…
Hehe, that’s getting a little crazy. Glad you saw it!
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