7 Headlines You Won’t Read Anywhere Else Today: Apr. 18

By Ingrid Longauerová, Epoch Times
April 18, 2014 7:33 am Last Updated: April 18, 2014 7:33 am

Norway: Man at recycling plant finds $16,000 in old safe

An excavator operator at recycling facility in Norway has discovered 100,000 kroner ($16,000) left behind in a safe dumped at the site. 

John Erik Tveitdal, 22, said he had decided to use his machine to break open the safe as “a bit of fun” at the end of his shift. 
“‘Suppose there is a million in there,'” I joked to a colleague, but I never thought there would be any money in a safe someone had thrown away,” he told Norway’s VG newspaper. … (Read more)
The Local

Ukraine: 150 Russians Denied Entry Into Ukraine

Ukrainian border guards have denied entry to about 150 Russian citizens, after Kiev announced it was imposing stricter border controls on men holding Russian citizenship.

Since Thursday, about 80 people have been removed from flights headed to Ukraine, Interfax reported, citing an unidentified source. … (Read more)

The Moscow Times


Switzerland: Gritty district turns into Zurich’s trendiest spot

Zurich’s Kreis 5 may be the antithesis of the idyllic Switzerland shown in tourist brochures, but that uniqueness is proving a draw for tourists and residents alike.

The once abandoned industrial quarter has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent decades, helping revamp the image of Switzerland’s largest city from conservative and sleepy to trendy and modern. … (Read more)

The Local


Scotland, UK: Chocolart: Exhibit you can eat comes to Edinburgh 

It sounds like something conjured up inside Willy Wonka’s mysterious factory – a dark room in which the walls are made entirely of chocolate. 

But that is what will await visitors to Jupiter Artland, Scotland’s biggest sculpture park, on the outskirts of Edinburgh next month, when its owners unveil the latest additions to their collection. … (Read more)

The Scotsman


Sweden: 200-year-old gravestone found in Swedish living room

A Swedish family carrying out renovations on their living room got a spooky surprise when they discovered a gravestone from the 1800s beneath the floorboards. …

Since the discovery, the Nilssons researched the three names engraved on the headstone and learnt that they were people who probably owned the property in the late 1800s. Engraved on the stone were the names of two men who died in 1843 and 1851, and a woman who died in 1884. … (Read more)

Ice News


Rwanda: Rwanda’s Broken Lives After the Genocide

Despite the progress Rwanda has made in the 20 years since the genocide, communities across the country remain divided and individuals are still piecing together their fractured lives. The peace-building NGO, International Alert, reports on how its projects bring  together those affected by the genocide – combatants and prisoners, survivors and young  people – through dialogue, trauma healing and microfinance. The story is told through the photos of Carol Allen-Storey. … (See more)

All Africa


Iceland: Candidate Encourages Boycott Of Slave-Made Chocolate

Icelandic chocolate is made from cacao beans the could have been picked by slave labour, a Social Democrat candidate for city council points out.

“Did you know that Icelandic chocolate is made from cacao beans which have not been certified?,” asks Kristín Soffía Jónsdóttir on her blog. “Did you know that this means that slaves possibly picked these beans to make the chocolate that Bónus offers at a low price?”… (Read more)

The Reaykjavik Grapevine