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Swedish Education Minister warns holiday crazy Swedes seeking winter sun vacations

Sweden’s Education Minister Gustav Fridolin has expressed his concern over parents and schools that allow children to go on sun vacations holidays during term time, but said he was not planning to introduce tougher rules to limit the practice As winter approaches in Sweden, many families are booking winter breaks in warmer climes such as …

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Norwegian Cruise line Hurtigruten offers Northern Lights promise

A Norwegian cruise line company is to offer passengers a free trip if they don’t see the Northern Lights while on one of their Arctic Circle voyages. Hurtigruten is the first company to offer the promise for travellers wanting to see the natural aurora borealis phenomena that is often unpredictable to find and can be …

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Danish Traveller returned from West Africa admitted for Ebola virus

A patient who has recently been in west Africa was being tested for Ebola on Tuesday evening, with test results first expected during the course of the day on Wednesday. A Dane who recently returned from west Africa was admitted to Hvidore Hospital on Tuesday afternoon on the suspicion of carrying the Ebola virus, the …

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