Post Tagged with: "Sweden"

Danish police find severed head, legs of Swedish journalist

October 7, 2017 9:30 pm
Danish police find severed head, legs of Swedish journalist

Copenhagen Police Chief Investigator Jens Moller Jensen gives a press briefing in connection with new findings in the case against submarine captain Peter Madsen, October 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP) Police in Denmark say their divers have recovered body parts and the severed head of a female Swedish journalist who died […]

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Thousands protest military drills in Sweden

September 17, 2017 2:14 pm
Thousands protest military drills in Sweden

Thousands of people in Sweden have staged a protest rally against military drills with NATO and the deployment of forces from the US-led military alliance to their country. The protesters took to the streets in the Swedish city of Gothenburg on Saturday to voice their anger at the ongoing Aurora […]

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Swedish military plans ‘largest’ drills in 20 years along with NATO troops

July 25, 2017 2:59 pm
Swedish military plans ‘largest’ drills in 20 years along with NATO troops

A file photo of Swedish military service members (By Reuters) The Swedish military has announced plans to hold its “first and largest” wargames in over 20 years, involving all of the country’s military branches along with forces from several NATO member states. The drills, dubbed Aurora 17, are set to […]

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Dozen injured in Swedish bridge collapse

July 13, 2017 10:30 pm
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, […]

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Swedish lawmakers sue President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for ‘war crimes’

July 10, 2017 10:30 pm
Swedish lawmakers sue President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for ‘war crimes’

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attends a final press conference on the second day of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 8, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A group of Swedish lawmakers have filed a lawsuit against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, accusing him of genocide, crimes against humanity and […]

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

July 3, 2017 10:30 pm
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 […]

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Anti-immigration Sweden Democrats party second largest: Poll

June 1, 2017 10:30 pm
Anti-immigration Sweden Democrats party second largest: Poll

This photo taken on September 14, 2014 shows Jimmie Akesson, the leader of the far-right Sweden Democrats party, in Stockholm, Sweden. (Photo by AFP) The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats party is the country’s second largest, a reference poll suggests, two years after Sweden took in the highest number of refugees per […]

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Sweden drops probe into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange rape allegation

May 19, 2017 5:18 pm
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 […]

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Ecuadorian government censures Sweden over case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

May 15, 2017 12:30 pm
Ecuadorian government censures Sweden over case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks from the balcony of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, February 5, 2016. (Photo by Reuters) The Ecuadorian government has criticized Sweden over the “serious lack of process” in dealing with the case of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who he has been confined for almost five […]

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Largest mosque in Sweden hit by arson attack amid rising hate crimes

May 1, 2017 1:55 pm
Largest mosque in Sweden hit by arson attack amid rising hate crimes

This photo shows parts of the Sweden’s Imam Ali Mosque, which was destroyed in a arson attack on May 1, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) Sweden’s largest mosque has been deliberately set ablaze in an arson attack, marking yet another hate crime against the Muslim community in the Scandinavian country. Police spokesman […]

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Police arrest man suspected of carrying out Stockholm truck attack

April 8, 2017 7:35 am
Police arrest man suspected of carrying out Stockholm truck attack

Police in Sweden have arrested a man in connection with a recent deadly attack in the country’s capital, where a truck rammed into a department store, leaving four people dead and 15 others injured. “One person has been arrested on suspicion of terrorist crimes through murder,” said Karin Rosander, a […]

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

March 15, 2017 10:30 pm
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 […]

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Sweden reintroduces military conscription, citing alleged Russian threat

March 3, 2017 9:19 pm
Sweden reintroduces military conscription, citing alleged Russian threat

Swedish military vehicles in the harbor of Visby, on Gotland Island, September 14, 2016 (photo by AFP) Sweden has decided to reintroduce mandatory military service for both men and women next year, citing what it says is a military threat from Russia. The Swedish Defense Ministry said on Thursday that […]

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The ultimate hangover: Swedish tourist trashes Spain

February 23, 2017 6:30 pm
The ultimate hangover: Swedish tourist trashes Spain

Swede Joakim Robin Berggren, 32, spent more than $27,600 on a 24-hour bender. Photo / Supplied The driver who sparked terror by driving a stolen truck packed with gas canisters the wrong way down a busy Barcelona ring road, had spent thousands of dollars the night before partying with a […]

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Swedish politician proposes midday ‘sex break’ for city’s workforce

4:20 pm
Swedish politician proposes midday ‘sex break’ for city’s workforce

Workers in a Sweedish town could soon be offered a new way to burn off some steam. Photo/Getty Talk about workplace innovation! A Swedish politician is pushing to give employees an hour-long paid break to go home and have sex. Per Erik Muskos, a member of the Swedish Social Democrat […]

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