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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
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 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
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 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
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 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
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 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
    www.thelocal.com ^ | 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
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 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
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 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
    www.sr.se ^ | 09/21/2007 | www.sr.se
    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
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 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
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 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
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 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
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 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
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 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
    www.sr.se ^ | 08/15/2007 | www.sr.se
    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
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 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
    www.sweden.se ^ | 05/28/2007 | www.sweden.se
    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.
  • Man sent secret sex films to ex's mother

    05/28/2007 12:09:48 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 13 replies · 1,256+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 05/28/2007 | TT/The Local
    A man who filmed his ex-girlfriend having sex with her new man and emailed the films to her mother and family friends has been fined 125,000 ($18,290) kronor by a court in Stockholm. Before moving out of the apartment the couple shared during their two year relationship, the man had installed a hidden camera and microphone under the window sill in the woman's bedroom. The equipment was activated by a movement detector and was connected to his computer, on which he could record and store the films. Solna District Court had ruled that the man's behaviour was not harassment. This...
  • Stockholm's Abba museum moves closer

    05/22/2007 10:13:17 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 11 replies · 1,232+ views
    thelocal.se ^ | 05/22/2007 | James Savage
    Sweden's first museum dedicated to Abba has come a step closer to realization, after the group behind the plan found a location on the quayside in the heart of Stockholm. The new museum, due to open to visitors in spring 2009, will be housed in a former customs office, after a deal was reached with Stockholm City Council, which owns the building. The story of the Swedish band - the third most successfull musical act of all time, after the Beatles and Elvis - will be told through exhibitions on three floors. The museum promises to go easy on dusty...
  • Protests against visit of Iranian foreign minister

    05/07/2007 12:49:16 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 2 replies · 370+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 05/07/2007 | TT/The Local
    Between 100 and 200 Iranian dissidents protested in Stockholm on Monday against a visit to Sweden by Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki. Protesters threw eggs at the door of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs where Mottaki was due to deliver a speech, and shouted slogans denouncing the Iranian regime. The group also called for the release of political prisoners. A large police force was on hand to prevent the demonstrators from entering the building. In his address, Mottaki stressed that Iran's nuclear programme was "peaceful" and posed "no threat to international peace and security." The UN Security Council imposed...
  • Internet piracy site in bid for own island to beat copyright laws (WWW changes the world we live in)

    01/12/2007 11:45:04 PM PST · by RunningWolf · 48 replies · 1,185+ views
    News.Yahoo. ^ | Fri Jan 12, 12:12 PM ET | (AFP)
    STOCKHOLM (AFP) - The Pirate Bay, one of the world's most popular websites for the illegal downloading of films through filesharing, has said it wanted to buy its own island in a bid to avoid copyright laws. ADVERTISEMENT "It's not only about Pirate Bay, it's more about having a nation with no copyright laws,"
  • Sweden: New centre will dispel Viking myths (Traders rather than Raiders)

    01/05/2007 11:12:24 AM PST · by WesternCulture · 58 replies · 1,579+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 01/03/2007 | James Savage
    New centre will dispel Viking myths Who were the Vikings? For most people, thoughts of raping and pillaging probably spring to mind, as do images of busty women called Brunnhilda with blonde plaits and horned helmets. The Vikings sailed from the Nordic countries to Britain, Ireland, North America, Russia and even Turkey. Yet for visitors to Scandinavia and locals alike, there are currently precious few opportunities to find out the truth about the extraordinary people who spread their culture over most of the known world. This could soon change, as plans have now been unveiled to start an interactive museum...
  • Swedish terror suspect arrested in Prague

    12/13/2005 11:38:09 PM PST · by Bushwacker777 · 4 replies · 431+ views
    The Local ^ | Dec. 13 | AFP
    "A 39-year-old Swede accused of terrorism by the United States has been arrested in Prague, Swedish tabloid Expressen reported on Tuesday. The man, who was not identified, is wanted by the US CIA spy agency and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which accuse him of being terror mastermind Osama Bin Laden's "man in Sweden", Expressen wrote. The US has tried to obtain his extradition for several years, accusing him of setting up Al Qaeda training camps in the US state of Oregon in 1999, but Sweden has refused to hand him over, the paper said. The man was on a...
  • Militant cleric (Dr. Hook) had links with al-Qa'eda chiefs, says FBI report

    06/24/2003 5:34:16 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 6 replies · 370+ views
    The Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 06/25/03 | Sean O'Neill
    Abu Hamza, the militant, London-based Muslim cleric, maintained close contact with the leadership of al-Qa'eda during the years when it operated a worldwide terrorist network from Afghanistan, according to FBI files. Documents obtained by The Daily Telegraph state that Hamza, the former imam of Finsbury Park mosque, north London, dealt personally with Abu Zubeidah, Osama bin Laden's director of operations. Zubeidah, a Palestinian who is now in US custody, communicated bin Laden's instructions and messages from his hideout in Afghanistan to al-Qa'eda cells around the world. Hamza had the power to refer recruits to Zubeidah for "leadership training" in Afghan...
  • Drunk, naked, disrespecting office hours - The way not to apply for a green card at an US Embassy

    09/10/2006 9:50:06 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 19 replies · 989+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 09/10/2006 | TT/The Local
    "Naked and hungover in the US embassy bushes He won't be the first 18 year old Stockholmer to wake up wondering where he is after a night of hard partying. But he is the first - and probably the last - to discover that he has come round in the grounds of the American embassy. Naked and confused, the young man tried to hide himself in the embassy bushes on Sunday morning. But after a while he was caught and questioned by police. "He thought he was taking part in some sort of game and had been given the task...
  • Sweden - Neo-nazi assualt of Gay Pride Festival visitors

    08/04/2006 3:21:12 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 16 replies · 920+ views
    http://svt.se/ ^ | 08/04/2006 | SVT Text
    (Translation): BATTERY - Two men and one women were assaulted tonight by two skinheads after having visited the Gay Pride Festival held in Södermalm, Stockholm. One of them was brought to hospital suffering from back, as well as head damages. Police classifies the assault as a homofobic hate crime. Source: Homepage of SVT, swedish public service television corporation. http://svt.se (Original text: "Misshandel Två män och en kvinna miss- handlades i natt av två skinnskallar efter att ha besökt Pridefestivalen på Söder i Stockholm. En av dem fördes till sjukhus med rygg- och huvud- skador. Polisen betecknar misshandeln som ett homofobiskt...
  • More details emerge on arrest of "bin Laden's man in Sweden"

    02/14/2006 7:51:06 AM PST · by RS · 14 replies · 1,185+ views
    Czech Radio ^ | 12/14/2006 | Rob Cameron
    "More details have emerged about the arrest in Prague on Sunday of a person described by the Swedish media as "Osama bin Laden's man in Sweden." The man, a 39-year-old Swede of Lebanese origin, is now in custody awaiting a decision on whether extradition proceedings can begin against him. " ~snip~ "Mr Kassir was on a Czech Airlines flight from Stockholm to Beirut, where he hoped to be reunited with members of his family. The plane had a brief stopover in Prague, and as soon as he stepped onto Czech soil he was approached by members of an elite police...
  • 14th-Century Shipwreck Found in Stockholm

    03/02/2006 6:11:56 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 4 replies · 181+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 3/2/06 | Mattias Karen - ap
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Archeologists have found a shipwreck from the late 1300s buried in the mud of a bay in central Stockholm, officials said Thursday. They are now awaiting permission to excavate the wreckage — one of the oldest ever found in the Swedish capital — hoping it will shed light on shipbuilding techniques and trade in the 14th century. Experts say they might be able to bring the ship up on land, as was done with the 17th century warship Vasa, which is now housed in a museum that is one of Stockholm's main tourist attractions. Parts of the...
  • Bono, Geldof among Nobel Peace Prize nominees

    02/24/2006 4:48:17 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 29 replies · 783+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2-24-06 | James Kilner
    Rock stars Bono and Bob Geldof are among 191 nominees for this year's Nobel Peace Prize -- the second longest list in the prize's 105-year history. Nominations for the $1.3 million award -- considered by many to be one of the world's top accolades -- trickled in from all corners of the globe, the director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute Geir Lundestad said on Friday. "There are two trends I want to point out. The first is that this is again a very high number and that this year we have received more nominations from different parts of the world...
  • Fire bombs thrown at Iraq voting station in Sweden

    12/15/2005 1:53:44 AM PST · by F14 Pilot · 6 replies · 358+ views
    Reuters ^ | 15 Dec 2005
    STOCKHOLM, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Fire bombs were thrown at a polling station for the Iraqi parliamentary election in northern Stockholm overnight but did not ignite, a police spokesman said on Thursday. "Somebody has thrown bottles with gasoline at the building, but they did not ignite," spokesman Fredrik Lindfors said. "They then disappeared on foot." Sweden is home to many Iraqis who fled the country during Saddam Hussein's rule. The police said they had issued a nationwide alert and searched for the assailants using tracker dogs, but without success. Security at the two polling stations in the greater Stockholm area...
  • Stockholm Mosque Calls for Exterminating Jews

    11/29/2005 10:56:34 AM PST · by Mount Athos · 49 replies · 1,260+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | Nov 28, '05
    Swedish Radio News (SRN) reported today that a Stockholm mosque is selling cassettes calling for a genocidal holy war against the Jews. According to SRN, the cover of one of the cassettes shows a picture of the Statue of Liberty draped in a burning American flag. Sales of cassettes promoting genocide are illegal in Sweden. A spokesman for the mosque blamed volunteers for stocking the mosque bookstore with the cassettes.
  • Sweden - Dead duck had bird flu

    10/22/2005 2:19:51 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 596+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | October 22, 2005
    ALARM - a duck died in Sweden carrier of the aviary influenza STOCKHOLM - tests carried out on a died duck with Eskilstuna, in the west of Stockholm, revealed that it was carrying the aviary flu virus, but one is unaware of if it acts of mortal virus H5N1, according to the national veterinary Institute (SVA), brought back Saturday the news service TT.
  • Sperm Donor must pay child support..

    10/14/2005 10:58:49 AM PDT · by D521646 · 75 replies · 1,967+ views
    AP ^ | 10-14-2005 | CapeTimes
    Stockholm - A Swedish man who donated his sperm to a lesbian couple must pay child support for the three boys he fathered, the Supreme Court has ruled. The man, now 39, gave his sperm to the couple in the early 1990s. Three sons were born in the years 1992 to 1996. He agreed he would play no role in the boys' upbringing, but signed a document saying he was the father. The women separated and the biological mother demanded that the man pay child support. The man went to the district and appeals courts, but lost. The Supreme Court...
  • Sweden - Libyan diplomat found dead in apartment outside Stockholm

    08/24/2005 4:28:18 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 10 replies · 403+ views
    Associated Press | August 24, 2005
    A top diplomat at the Libyan Embassy in Stockholm was found dead in his apartment and investigators believe he committed suicide, police said Wednesday. The victim was a temporary charge d'affaires at the embassy, police and the Foreign Ministry said, but authorities did not identify him. Investigators found some injuries on the body and started a murder investigation, which is standard procedure in Sweden when the cause of death is not clear, police spokeswoman Diana Sundin said. But she added there were no immediate indications of foul play. "Right now we are considering this as a suicide," Sundin said....
  • Antarctic conference opens with focus on environment, climate

    06/07/2005 4:11:27 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 488+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/7/05 | AFP - Stockholm
    STOCKHOLM (AFP) - A two-week conference on the Antarctic, focusing on environmental, climate change and tourism issues, has opened with representatives of 50 governments, researchers and experts, the Swedish hosts said. The conference, which runs to June 17, comes amid fresh warnings from scientists about the effect of climate change on Antarctica, the fifth largest continent in the world, which contains more than 90 percent of the world's ice. Sweden hopes that the meeting will result in a special protocol on responsibility and insurance in the case of major accidents in the Antarctic, such as oil spills. "It seems that...
  • Al Qaeda`s Neo-Nazi Connections

    03/02/2004 5:42:05 AM PST · by SJackson · 27 replies · 13,200+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | 2/25/2004 | William Grim
    On the surface there would seem to be little to unite the Aryan racialists of the neo-Nazi movement with the terrorists of radical Islam. To the neo-Nazis, Muslims are almost all members of ``inferior`` races; and to the Islamic terrorists, the neo-Nazis are almost without exception either atheists or members of fringe quasi-Christian sects. But the reality is that there has been close cooperation between Muslim extremists and Fascists ever since the founding of the Nazi movement in the 1920`s. For all of their differences, Muslim extremists and Nazis have always been united by a common group of beliefs and...
  • STOCKHOLM SYNDROME

    10/12/2004 5:31:55 PM PDT · by nkb · 228+ views
    NKB
    There's been a lot of discussion on this without definition so here it is. The two Simonas dispalyed it on their release, and Ken Bigley was starting to show signs of it before he was killed. Stockholm Syndrome is an emotional attachment, between captive and captor that develops 'when someone threatens your life, deliberates, and doesn't kill you' (Symonds, 1980). The relief resulting from the removal of the threat of death generates intense feelings of gratitude and fear that combine to make the captive reluctant to display negative feelings toward the captor or terrorist. In fact, former hostages have visited...
  • No sacred cows here: Swedish militants take art bovine hostage

    08/20/2004 11:34:58 PM PDT · by martin_fierro · 9 replies · 418+ views
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | Thu Aug 19, 1:06 PM ET
    No sacred cows here: Swedish militants take art bovine hostage Thu Aug 19, 1:06 PM ET STOCKHOLM (AFP) - A shadowy group of militant Stockholmers have threatened to execute a fiberglass life-size cow they stole from an outdoor art exhibit, a Swedish newspaper reported. The Militant Graffiti Artists demanded in a video cassette sent to the paper that cows which have been on display on Stockholm's streets this summer as part of the Cow Parade "be declared non-art, otherwise hostages will be sacrificed." A picture in the tabloid Aftonbladet from the video clip shows the brightly-coloured cow, apparently unharmed, flanked...
  • Sarin not evidence of WMD: Blix

    05/17/2004 8:20:19 PM PDT · by yatros from flatwater · 184 replies · 578+ views
    Melbourne Herald Sun ^ | 18 May, 2004 | Matt Moore
    FORMER chief UN weapons inspector Hans Blix said that a shell containing sarin nerve gas used in an attack in Iraq was most likely a stray weapon possibly from the first Gulf War. Blix said today that the discovery of the nerve agent was not a sign that Saddam Hussein's regime possessed weapons of mass destruction before the war last year. The US-led coalition used that claim to justify the invasion even though UN inspectors failed to make any significant finds before the war. The former Swedish foreign minister said the 155-mm shell used to attack a US military...
  • Fast-Food Customer Loses Appetite Over Toilets

    11/15/2002 7:10:42 AM PST · by jigsaw · 7 replies · 293+ views
    Reuters ^ | 11/15/2002 | Ronald McReuters
    STOCKHOLM - A customer in an international hamburger chain outlet in western Sweden lost his appetite when he discovered the restaurant's toilet seats were being washed in its dishwasher alongside the kitchen utensils. The man noticed on a visit to the bathroom in the restaurant in Arvika, Sweden, that all the toilet seats had been removed. When he asked staff about the missing seats, an employee took them out of a dishwasher where they had been cleaned together with trays and kitchen utensils, the Swedish TT news agency reported on Thursday, quoting the regional newspaper Nya Wermlands-Tidningen. The employee tried...