Military strikes on Syria violate international law: Sweden’s UN Ambassador Olof Skoog

Sweden’s UN Ambassador Olof Skoog Sweden, a non-permanent Security Council member, said Wednesday it opposes military strikes on Syria, suggesting such action would violate international law. Tensions have soared over the possible military escalation, with President Donald Trump warning Russia that “missiles will be coming” in response to an alleged chemical attack in Syria. “What […]

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Dozen injured in Swedish bridge collapse

Twelve people were injured on Thursday when a bridge under construction in central Sweden collapsed, trapping workers under the debris, emergency services said. The accident took place in Ludvika, a small town around three hours northwest of the capital. Of those hurt in the bridge collapse, four were seriously injured, authorities in the region of […]

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Sweden home to 2,000 Daesh Takfiri extremists: Anders Thornberg, head of Sweden’s domestic spy service, Sapo

Anders Thornberg, head of Sweden’s domestic spy service, Sapo (File photo) Sweden is home to some 2,000 Takfiri extremists, the nation’s intelligence chief said Monday, a nearly 10-fold increase in less than a decade. Anders Thornberg, head of Sweden’s domestic spy service, Sapo, attributed the rise primarily to the sophisticated propaganda machine of Daesh group. […]

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Sweden drops probe into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange rape allegation

This file photo shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange addressing the media from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in central London as police keep an eye outside. Swedish prosecutors have closed a seven-year investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over allegations of rape. “Director of Public Prosecution Marianne Ny has today decided to discontinue the […]

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Swedish prosecutors ‘not ready to decide on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange makes a speech from the balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, February 5, 2016. (Photo by Reuters) Swedish prosecutors say they are not ready to continue a preliminary investigation into the allegations of rape and sexual assault against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The 45-year-old Australian founder of the website has […]

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