A worker pictured on the escalator at Stockholm City. Photo: Adam Wrafter/SvD/TT In summer 2018, several people were hurt when an escalator in Stockholm suddenly changed direction. Now an investigation into the accident has been completed, and dozens of escalators have been ordered to be repaired. The escalator at Stockholm City was full of people when it started going backwards. Fortunately no-one was seriously hurt, but SL, the company in charge of public transport in the capital, closed all the escalators at Stockholm City and Stockholm Odenplan while an investigation was carried out. The stations were shut entirely for several weeks after the incident, and the escalators have only been repaired gradually. Over the autumn, some escalators have already been turned back on after being fitted with new parts and these have been tested daily, but several remain closed off. Now the investigation, carried out by inspection company Dekra, has concluded that the construction of the … [Read more...] about Why are so many of Stockholm’s escalators broken?
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - High-ranking diplomats from the United States and North Korea are currently holding talks in Sweden, a diplomatic source told Reuters on Friday. "They are meeting over the weekend," the source said. The source said the delegations included North Korea's vice foreign minister, Choe Son Hui and Stephen Biegun, the U.S. special representative for North Korea. According to daily Dagens Nyheter the meeting started on Thursday and will continue over the weekend. Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom is also meeting with the diplomats. The purpose of the meeting is to continue to build on last summer's meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore, according to Dagens Nyheter. Earlier this month, Trump defended the stuttering progress on North Korea by saying that Pyongyang had stopped missile and bomb testing and if it had not been for his administration "you'd be having a nice big fat war in Asia." (Reporting by … [Read more...] about U.S., North Korean diplomats meeting in Stockholm
“It started with us asking, ‘How can we use our screens, our technology, and infrastructure to do something good?'” recounts David Klagsbrun, head of communications at Clear Channel Scandinavia, in an interview with Co.Design. By taking an inventory of its reach, Clear Channel realized it had informational screens, “in the street, in the city centers, in the subway systems–and that’s actually where this other group of people spends their whole lives. It’s where they reside,” says Klagsbrun. In conversations with the city and local organizations, Clear Channel spotted a promising opportunity. When temperatures drop below 19°F in the city, all sorts of organizations from churches to community centers open their doors as part of an agreement to support at-risk populations on cold nights. “From what we gathered, most homeless people in Stockholm know where there are shelters, but during these emergencies, they don’t know … [Read more...] about These digital ads help Stockholm’s homeless find shelter
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DUBAI (Reuters) - The United Nations welcomed on Sunday any redeployment of Yemen's Houthi forces away from the port city of Hodeidah, but said this should be independently verified to ensure it is in line with the Stockholm ceasefire agreement. On Saturday, the Iranian-aligned movement said it had started to leave the port of the Red Sea city as part of a U.N.-sponsored ceasefire signed in Sweden this month with the Saudi-backed government.gi The group said its fighters were withdrawing as specified in the agreement, handing control to local units of Yemeni coastguards who were in charge of protecting ports before the war. These will be under U.N. supervision.But the Saudi-led military coalition, which intervened in Yemen in 2015 to restore President Abd-Rabu Mansour Hadi, dismissed the move as it fears that the coastguards may remain loyal to the Houthi-controlled Sanaa government after the withdrawal."Any redeployment would only be credible if all parties and the United Nations are … [Read more...] about U.N. says Yemen Houthis’ redeployment in Hodeidah should respect Stockholm deal