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  • (Climbing enthusiast) Couple marries on roof of Globe arena

    08/09/2008 6:53:50 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 9 replies · 210+ views ^ | 08/09/2008 | TT/Peter Vinthagen Simpson
    Malin Alexandersson and Leif Lundgren celebrated 08-08-08 day by climbing on to the roof of the Stockholm Globe arena to tie the knot. The happy couple had to climb to the top of the 80 metre higher Stockholm landmark with the help of safety harnesses while their guests instead followed the wedding ceremony from a nearby balcony. The heavy rain that hit Stockholm on Friday was close to throwing a spanner in the works - but the rain ceased just prior to the beginning of the ceremony. The couple won the right to matrimony on the Globe's roof in a...
  • Stockholm girls come out on top

    06/15/2008 6:20:12 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 63 replies · 20,730+ views ^ | 06/15/2008 | TT/The Local
    HEY!!! What about "The Avenue"/"Avenyn" in Gothenburg (second largest city of Sweden) and Tylösand beach in the nearby Swedish West Coast city of Halmstad?? Like a certain Per Gessle of Roxette, - remember the hit "It must have been love (but it's over now)" feautured in Pretty Woman? - a native of Halmstad, put it: "The West Coast girls are the best thing on Earth!" The artricle: A survey by Traveler's Digest, a US travel magazine has made a list of the cities that are home to the world's most beautiful women. Stockholm came out on top. Rejecting the notion...
  • Affluent Stockholm suburb named best place to live

    06/14/2008 2:17:52 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 17 replies · 1,225+ views ^ | 06/12/2008 | TT/The Local
    - In Sweden that is. All the same, if various experts are right, the Nordic countries are not only the richest part of the world, but also global leaders in the domain of QUALITY of life. Therefore, living in this part of Stockholm is probably as good as life gets, or? The article: "The Stockholm suburb of Danderyd is the best municipality in which to live, according to a new ranking by the magazine Fokus. Lund and nearby Lomma in southern Sweden follow closely behind. Ljusnarsberg municipality in the Bergslagen region of central Sweden ended up in last place. The...
  • Threat Matrix: March 2008

    03/05/2008 5:59:39 PM PST · by nwctwx · 1,515 replies · 23,048+ views
    Petraeus: Al Qaida Trying to 'Come Back In' U.S. military officials said there will be no significant reduction in coalition troops in the Baghdad area as part of an effort to stop the Al Qaida offensive in northern Iraq. They said Al Qaida was trying to reenter Baghdad and reverse its losses in 2007. "Al Qaida is trying to come back in," U.S. military commander Gen. David Petraeus said. "We can feel it and see it, and what we're trying to do is rip out any roots before they can get deeply into the ground." Read More Militants Assert...
  • Volvo XC90 survives massive car bomb - "To the naked eye the car is in principle intact."

    03/09/2008 10:10:44 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 11 replies · 1,769+ views ^ | 03092008 | TT/The Local
    An explosion has been reported in central Stockholm. Police confirmed on Sunday morning that a bomb squad was at the scene and that no casualties had been reported. Neighbours reported to police early on Sunday morning that a large explosion had rocked the area around Surbrunnsgatan 4 in central Stockholm. Twenty windows were blown out as result of the blast. According to Eva Nilsson at Stockholm police something exploded under a parked car. "To the naked eye the car is in principle intact." A large area was cordoned off by police after the explosion, and Surbrunnsgatan was closed off between...
  • Store removes 'racist' dolls

    11/30/2007 2:44:13 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 115 replies · 891+ views ^ | 11/29/2007 | Charlotte West and Paul O'Mahony
    Stockholm's most prestigious department store, Nordiska Kompaniet (NK), has had to remove a set of black ragdolls from its Christmas window display after receiving a number of complaints from concerned customers. A visit to NK's Christmas displays has been a part of Stockholmers' staple holiday traditions ever since 1915. This year's theme was “A dream Christmas”. Puppies, dragons and polar bears danced side-by-side with sugar plum fairies and... what appeared to be golliwogs. When the windows were first available for public consumption on Sunday, one featured three of the black dolls emerging from a Christmas package. "The company that does...
  • Viking clash: Danes and Swedes battle to be biggest

    10/22/2007 8:25:22 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 16 replies · 132+ views ^ | 10/18/2007 | Dan Boman
    When Stockholm's Mayor donned a t-shirt proclaiming the city 'Capital of Scandinavia', the reaction from the neighbours was predictably indignant. Dan Boman looks at how Stockholm and Copenhagen are battling to prove who's biggest and best. For two years Stockholm has busily been marketing itself as the 'Capital of Scandinavia', in a campaign intended to mark the city out as the natural destination for foreign investment in the Nordic region. Yet not everyone has been pleased by this promotional wheeze - particularly not neighbouring Scandinavians. Now Copenhagen has upped the ante, claiming to be the Real Capital of Scandinavia.
  • Swedish terror suspect extradited from Czech Republic to the United States

    09/25/2007 12:28:10 PM PDT · by Grzegorz 246 · 19 replies · 394+ views
    AP ^ | Tuesday, September 25, 2007
    PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- A Swedish citizen wanted in the U.S. on suspicion of plotting to set up a terrorist camp there was extradited Tuesday from the Czech Republic, officials said. Czech Justice minister Jiri Pospisil ruled on Sept 18 there was no reason to refuse a U.S. extradition request for Oussama Kassir, spokeswoman Zuzana Kuncova said. Kassir left the country by plane on Tuesday bound for the United States, said Kuncova. Kassir was arrested on Dec. 11, 2005, at Prague's Ruzyne international airport while flying from Stockholm, Sweden, to Beirut, Lebanon. He has been held in a Czech prison...
  • Stockholm 'world's most livable city'

    09/23/2007 5:58:50 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 76 replies · 1,535+ views ^ | 09/22/2007 | The Local
    Stockholm is the world's greenest, most livable city, according to a survey carried out by the Reader's Digest magazine. Using a range of sources, environmental economist Matthew Kahn, from UCLA's Institute of the Environment, ranked 72 major international in terms of how 'green and livable' they are. Environmental legislation, energy prices, waste production and disposal and available parkland were among the factors considered. Stockholm was ranked number one, followed by Oslo in second place. "You shouldn't boast, but Stockholm is the world's most beautiful city," said mayor Kristina Axén Olin . "I get happy every time I come back to...
  • Can't beat quality of life in Scandinavia, says world ranking (Best Places to Live)

    09/21/2007 5:23:08 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 106 replies · 1,664+ views
    AFP and Yahoo News ^ | 21 Sep 07 | none
    PARIS (AFP) - Nordic countries take the greatest care of their environment and their people, according to a ranking published on Thursday by the publication Reader's Digest. An aerial picture shows the port in Helsinki in 2006. Nordic countries take the greatest care of their environment and their people, according to a ranking published on Thursday by the publication Reader's Digest.(AFP/File/Pekka Sakki) Finland comes top of the 141-nation list, followed by Iceland, Norway and Sweden, and then Austria, Switzerland, Ireland and Australia. At the bottom of the list is Ethiopia, preceded by Niger, Sierra Leone, Burkina Faso and Chad. The...
  • Scandinavia tops quality of life index (according to Reader's Digest)

    09/21/2007 9:57:37 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 62 replies · 771+ views ^ | 09/21/2007 |
    Scandinavia has been rated as the best place to live, that’s according to a ranking by Reader’s Digest. Using a range of environmental and social indicators based in part on the UN’s Human Development Index, the survey rates countries on care of the environment and quality of life for their citizens. Finland tops the 141-nation list, followed by Nordic neighbours Iceland and Norway, with Sweden coming in at fourth place. And the Swedish capital comes top of the Reader’s Digest ranking of 72 world cities when it comes to quality of life. Cities were rated according to quality of public...
  • (Sweden is tolerant alright but spare us this %¤*#) Bill Murray told police he was a golfer

    09/04/2007 5:58:35 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 15 replies · 945+ views ^ | 09/04/2007 | Paul O'Mahony
    Hollywood star Bill Murray has spoken out about the events that led to him leaving a blood sample at a Stockholm police station last month. While speaking to the press at the Venice Film Festival, Murray was asked by a Swedish journalist to explain just what he was doing driving around Stockholm city centre in a golf cart. "A friend of mine, Jesper Parnevik, invited me to play in a pro-am golf tournament in Stockholm. I was driven to a party celebrating the event in a golf cart," Murray said. "After the party, the people that drove in the golf...
  • Restaurant free-rider (and rapist?) 'wants to stay in Swedish jail'

    08/31/2007 3:35:00 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 16 replies · 671+ views ^ | 08/31/2007 | James Savage
    A convicted Scottish sex offender who ran up a 140,000 kronor bill at one of Stockholm's top restaurants has said he wants to serve his sentence in Sweden. John Cronin, from East Lothian in Scotland, is well known as a confidence trickster and sex offender in Britain and Ireland. Earlier in August, he ran up a huge bill at Stockholm's exclusive Operakällaren restaurant, which he refused to pay. Following his arrest, police found that he had also run up a big bill at Malmö's Hotel Savoy. Cronin's lawyer, Bengt H Nilsson, said he had no desire to serve his sentence...
  • American group brings Shakespeare to Stockholm's Drottningholm Palace

    08/30/2007 3:31:58 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 7 replies · 372+ views ^ | 08/29/2007 | Paul O'Mahony
    This Friday and Saturday, the American Drama Group Europe (ADGE) will be performing William Shakespeare’s 'A Midsummer Night’s Dream' at Drottningholms Slottspark Teatern in Stockholm. Producer Grantly Marshall talks to The Local about touring the castles of Europe and coming to Sweden.
  • 'Neo-nazis' storm anti-racism concert

    08/26/2007 7:02:49 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 18 replies · 1,511+ views ^ | 08/26/2007 | TT/The Local
    Ten youths were assaulted with sticks and glass bottles at an anti-racism concert in Farsta, in the south of Stockholm, on Saturday night. Police suspect that the attackers are neo-nazis. Four of those injured required hospital treatment. One of them, an 18-year-old man, was taken to Karolinska university hospital in a serious condition. Related Articles 'Tintin in the Congo' dodges ban in Sweden 23rd August 2007 Extremists clash in Stockholm 28th July 2007 'Police employee behind race attack' 23rd July 2007 Article Options Send to a friend Printable version "He was hit on the back of the head with a...
  • Bill Murray faces drunken driving charge after golf cart cruise through Stockholm

    08/22/2007 7:52:31 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 89 replies · 2,525+ views
    AP ^ | August 22, 2007
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden: Actor Bill Murray could face a drunken driving charge in Sweden after cruising through downtown Stockholm in a golf cart and refusing a breathalyzer test — citing U.S. law — police said Wednesday. Police officers spotted Murray early Sunday in the slow-moving vehicle and noticed he smelled like alcohol when they pulled him over, said Detective-Inspector Christer Holmlund of the Stockholm police. "He refused to blow in the (breathalyzer) instrument, citing American legislation," Holmlund told The Associated Press. "So we applied the old method — a blood test. It will take 14 days before the results are in."
  • Man refuses to pay huge restaurant bill ("He said he wants to go to jail")

    08/17/2007 6:17:46 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 28 replies · 911+ views ^ | 08/17/2007 | TT/The Local
    A British man ran up a bill of 139,435 kronor ($20,000) at one of Stockholm's top restaurants. When he refused to pay, the restaurant called the police. Fine by me, was the man's reaction. "He admits everything. He said he wants to go to jail," said Lars-Erik Baarsen of Stockholm Police. The 36-year-old, smartly-dressed Brit ordered scallops, entrecote and ice cream at Stockholm's exclusive Café Opera restaurant. The rest of the bill was made up of drinks of various kinds. The man was served bottle after bottle of expensive wine, although according to staff he drank no more than one...
  • Mexican Trio Wins Junior Water Prize

    08/15/2007 5:24:26 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 2 replies · 437+ views ^ | 08/15/2007 |
    A group from Mexico has won the Stockholm Junior Water Prize at World Water Week, which is being held here for the 17th year. Adriana Alcántara Ruiz, Dalia Graciela Díaz Gómez and Carlos Hernández Mejía received the prize from Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria. The Mexican team has found a way to absorb lead in industrial waste water with the help of eggshells.
  • Man arrested for having big muscles

    08/14/2007 4:24:24 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 33 replies · 9,169+ views ^ | 08/13/2007 | TT/The Local
    A well-built man was forced to take a drugs test in Stockholm recently after a police officer assumed that muscles like his could only have been developed with the help of illegal substances. The female assistant police officer got into a conversation with Tomislav Boduljak and his friend late at night in central Stockholm. According to Boduljak, 27, the police officer was pleasant at first, but changed her attitude when he said he worked out. Saying his muscles were 'abnormal', she said he must have used drugs. "I asked if she didn't think it possible that I work out a...
  • (Sweden:) All of Stockholm accessible on the Internet

    05/29/2007 5:24:07 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 14 replies · 327+ views ^ | 05/28/2007 |
    Stockholm is investing yet another EUR 70.5 million in Internet services for its citizens. Everything will be accessible on the Internet – the city’s complete public services within schools, childcare and housing for the elderly. The investment will also help make Stockholm the world’s most accessible city for people with functional disabilities.