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  • Princess Madeleine to Deliver Baby in the US

    01/13/2014 4:25:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 64 replies
    The Local ^ | 11 Jan 2014
    Princess Madeleine and her husband Christopher O'Neil have decided that their child will be born in the US, the Swedish Royal Court has announced. Madeleine reveals royal baby's gender: report (30 Oct 13) Pregnant Princess to attend Nobel alone (19 Oct 13) Royal baby on the way for Swedish princess (03 Sep 13) "After careful consideration and in consultation with the King and Queen, Princess Madeleine and Mr. Christopher O'Neill have decided that their child will be born in New York," Svante Lindqvist at the Royal Court wrote in a statement. The baby, set to become fifth in line to...
  • Illegal Somali Islamist Rapes Dead Swedish Woman -Sweden Won’t Deport Him

    12/08/2013 10:43:22 AM PST · by IbJensen · 46 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 12/8/2013 | Janna Brock
    Sweden is in full surrender to sharia, dying for its apathy and accommodation to the horrors of Islam. According to authorities, a 34-year-old Somali Islamist, who violently raped a dying Swedish woman and continued to rape her dead body, will not be deported. On September 27th, 2013 the man in question, along with another man, violated a Swedish woman in a garage in Stockholm. The woman slipped into an unconscious state during the attack, but was not dead at the beginning of the attack. She was actively dying, no doubt due to the extreme trauma she was under. However, she...
  • Car bomb blasts Swedish consulate in Libya

    10/11/2013 4:18:34 AM PDT · by csvset · 12 replies
    The Local ^ | 11 Oct 2013 | wire
    A car bomb exploded outside the Swedish consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday, damaging the exterior of the building, but causing no injuries. A car bomb exploded outside the Swedish consulate in the restive Libyan city of Benghazi on Friday, seriously damaging the building but causing no casualties, a security official said. "A powerful explosion in front of the Swedish consulate caused serious damage to it and neighbouring buildings but no casualties," Colonel Abdullah Zaidi said. The Swedish mission is one of the few remaining diplomatic offices remaining in Benghazi, the cradle of the 2011 uprising that...
  • US Embassy warns of terrorist attack, Thai police arrest Hezbollah suspect

    01/13/2012 8:07:43 AM PST · by Individual Rights in NJ · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Christian Science Montior ^ | 1/13/2012 | Panarat Thepgumpanat
    "A Lebanese suspect from the Hezbollah group has been taken into custody by Thai officials and police are investigating further," Chalerm Yoobamrung told Reuters. "Following concern raised by the Israeli embassy about a possible attack by a group of Lebanese terrorists in Bangkok, Thai police officials had been coordinating with Israeli officials since before the New Year."
  • US Memory Loss Man Wakes Up Speaking Swedish

    08/22/2013 3:17:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 22 August 2013 | 22 August 2013
    An American man, who woke up speaking Swedish but with no idea of his identity, has travelled to Sweden in the hope of restoring his memory. Michael Boatwright was discovered unconscious in a motel room in Palm Springs, California, in February.
  • PHOTOS: Sweden 1967 ... Traffic Flow Switched From Left Side Driving To Right Side Driving

    06/06/2013 7:22:11 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 47 replies
    Retronaut ^ | 3rd September 1967 | Retronaut
    3rd September 1967: Traffic in Sweden switched from driving on the left to driving on the right “Dagen H (H day) was the day on which traffic in Sweden switched from driving on the left-hand side of the road to the right. The change was widely unpopular, The campaign included displaying the Dagen H logo on various commemorative items, including milk cartons, men’s shorts and women’s underwear. Swedish television held a contest for songs about the change; the winning entry was Håll dig till höger, Svensson (‘Keep to the right, Svensson’) by Rock-Boris.”
  • Swedish Police Arrest 8 as Muslim Riots Spread from Husby to Stockholm

    05/22/2013 3:13:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 25 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 5/22/13 | Pamela Geller
    It reminds me of the madness last summer when SION met for a freedom rally in Stockholm. One policeman lost his eye. Robert Spencer, Tommy Robinson, Kevin Carroll, Anders Gravers, et al spoke of freedom, while the rioters lusted for blood (scroll this link). Early this week I reported that Muslim "youths" burn 100 cars in north Stockholm riots. Those riots are spreading. Firemen extinguish a burning car in Kista after Muslim 'youths' rioted in differant suburbs around Stockholm. Photographer: Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP via Getty Images Swedish Police Arrest Eight as Husby Riots Spread in Stockholm, May 22, 2013 4:36 AM...
  • What Do Swedes Think of the Swedish Chef?(Really sounds Norwegian? They’d like you to stop asking)

    09/04/2012 11:27:01 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 28 replies
    Slate ^ | Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2012 | Jeremy Stahl
    If you’ve ever met a Swede, chances are you asked her the following question: “What do you think of [ABBA/Ikea/The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo/socialized medicine/the Swedish Chef]?” For Swedes, it’s the last of these questions—the one about the unintelligible, shotgun-wielding, and much beloved chaos Muppet—that is especially vexing. I know this because it was one of the first questions I asked my Swedish wife when we were introduced. “I don’t see how it’s funny,” she responded in a tone that I took at the time to be an endearingly sarcastic deadpan, but would soon learn was actually an endearingly...
  • Swedish professor links Israel to Norway massacre

    12/15/2011 8:34:12 PM PST · by Nachum · 20 replies
    Ynet News ^ | 12/15/11 | Staff
    A Swedish professor suggested Israel was behind the bloody terror attacks committed by Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik this past July, stirring up controversy in the country. Research professor Ola Tunander of the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) published an article in the Norwegian academic journal Nytt Norsk Tidsskrift in which he called to further examine Brevik's motives. According to Tunander, it is possible that some country was behind the terror attacks, hinting that Israel might be that country.
  • 11-year-old Swedish girl denied ambulance

    06/24/2011 1:01:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Local ^ | 6/24/11 | Staff
    After sustaining an open chest wound of 10cm long while trimming her horse’s mane, Sweden’s emergency response services refused to send an ambulance, suggesting the 11-year-old girl take aspirin instead. (Snip) The resulting gash to her ribs measured 10cm long, and according to the girl’s mother, was substantially open, reported Sweden’s national newspaper Svenska Dagbladet (SvD). The mother phoned SOS Alarm, the government-backed primary emergency response service, and described the child as shaking because she was in so much pain. She requested an ambulance because she did not have immediate access to a car. The responding nurse refused the dispatch.
  • Exploring Sweden's linguistic history in the United States

    06/13/2011 12:52:39 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 47 replies
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 06/13/2011 | Karen Holst
    Almost 100 years after the great Swedish migration to North America, dialect researchers from Gothenburg are heading across the Atlantic in hopes of learning more about the evolution of the Swedish language, The Local’s Karen Holst explains. Wild myths that solve the mysterious birth of language and its dispersal often include floods, catastrophes or punishment by the gods. In Hindu stories it was a tree being humbled, in North American Indian folklore it was a great flood, in east Africa it was starvation-induced madness, in the Amazon it was stolen hummingbird eggs and in aboriginal Australia it was a goddess’...
  • WikiLeaks gets new host -- Swedish pirates (Swedish Pirate Party; wants more freedom on the 'net)

    08/17/2010 1:37:50 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 8/17/10 | AFP
    STOCKHOLM (AFP) – The whistleblower website WikiLeaks will place several new servers with the Swedish Pirate Party, the group which campaigns for more freedom on the Internet said Tuesday. "The Pirate Party will provide bandwidth and hosting to WikiLeaks free of charge as part of its political mission," the party said in a statement. It said the agreement was reached at a meeting in Stockholm at the weekend with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. "We welcome the help provided by the Pirate Party," Assange was quoted as saying in the statement. "Our organisations share many values and I am looking forward...
  • Second Explosive Attack on Swedish Synagogue in Two Weeks

    07/26/2010 4:00:08 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 2+ views
    inn ^ | 7/26/10 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Anti-Semites struck for the second time in two weeks Friday and attacked the synagogue in the Swedish city of Malmo, which has suffered a steady exodus of Jews because of anti-Semitism. A written bomb threat had been taped to the synagogue Friday, when an explosion shattered three window panes but caused no injuries. Security at the synagogue was beefed up following the attack. An explosion also struck the house of worship two weeks ago, without causing injuries.
  • Jews reluctantly abandon Swedish city amid growing anti-Semitism

    07/11/2010 11:44:01 AM PDT · by Nachum · 32 replies
    haaretz ^ | 7/11/10 | Donald Snyder, The Forward
    MALMO, SWEDEN — At some point, the shouts of “Heil Hitler” that often greeted Marcus Eilenberg as he walked to the 107-year-old Moorish-style synagogue in this port city forced the 32-year-old attorney to make a difficult, life-changing decision: Fearing for his family’s safety after repeated anti-Semitic incidents, Eilenberg reluctantly uprooted himself and his wife and two children, and moved to Israel in May. Sweden, a country long regarded as a model of tolerance, has, ironically, been a refuge for Eilenberg’s family. His paternal grandparents found a home in Malmo in 1945 after surviving the Holocaust. His wife’s parents came to...
  • Swedish dockers launch Israeli goods blockade

    06/23/2010 1:06:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    thelocal.se ^ | 6/23/10 | staff
    he Swedish Dock Workers Union (Hamnarbetarförbundet) on Wednesday launched a blockade of Israeli cargo in protest against the deadly raid on the Gaza-bound freedom flotilla last month, union representatives have confirmed. The blockade, which also applies to Israeli ships, was launched "because of the assault on the Ship to Gaza (flotilla), that we supported before they took off ... and the blockade of the Gaza strip, which affects the civilian population," union spokesman Rolf Axelsson said.
  • Sweden celebrates royal wedding

    06/19/2010 6:19:23 AM PDT · by chickadee · 49 replies · 1,035+ views
    al jazeera ^ | June 19, 2010
    The Swedish Crown Princess Victoria is set to tie the knot with Daniel Westling, her former personal trainer, in the country's long-awaited royal wedding. More than 1,000 guests, including royalties from around the world, were expected to attend the ceremony in Stockholm Cathedral on Saturday. Security was tight in the capital, with 7,000 security personell deployed, the biggest security operation ever in the Scandinavian country. The future queen's relationship with Westling, a commoner from a small town, has been under close scrutiny since it got known to the public eight years ago.
  • Muhammad cartoonist 'head-butted' during lecture

    05/11/2010 4:04:20 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 534+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 5/11/10
    STOCKHOLM – A Swedish artist who angered Muslims by depicting the Prophet Muhammad as a dog was assaulted Tuesday as furious protesters interrupted his university lecture about the limits of free speech. Lars Vilks told The Associated Press a man leaped from the front row and head-butted him as he was delivering his lecture at Uppsala University, breaking Vilks' glasses but leaving him uninjured. Police later said the attacker was stopped before he could reach Vilks and that the artist may have bumped into plain-clothes officers who briskly evacuated him from the room. Three people were detained, but it wasn't...
  • Video: Swedish artist who drew Mohammed as a dog attacked at lecture

    05/11/2010 1:30:20 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 28 replies · 1,256+ views
    HotAir ^ | May 11, 2010 | Allahpundit
    Via Michael Moynihan at Reason. Remember Lars Vilks? A few years ago he decided to draw Mohammed as a pooch and has been dodging killers ever since, from garden variety Islamist nuts like “Jihad Jane” all the way up to the leader of Al Qaeda in Iraq. Funny thing, though: Not only wasn’t he intimidated, he practically dared the mujahedeen to come and get him, letting CNN cameras film his home and even booby-trapping the place in case the soldiers of Allah paid him an unexpected visit. Quote: Vilks has faced numerous death threats over the controversial cartoon, but said...
  • Mohammad Cartoonist Lars Vilks Headbutted During Lecture

    05/11/2010 11:45:13 PM PDT · by Enchante · 27 replies · 1,693+ views
    Reason ^ | May 11, 2010 | Michael C. Moynihan
    Lars Vilks, the Swedish cartoonist who drew Mohammed as a dog, was recently told that a scheduled lecture on free speech, to be held at Jönköping Högskolan, would be canceled due to "security concerns." This, of course, is a common evasion, intended to protect the brittle sensibilities of Muslim students while supposedly standing four square behind the right of free speech. Alas, the administrators in Jönköping had a point. During a lecture in Uppsala today Vilks was attacked by a pack of feral fundamentalists, one of whom managed to headbutt the artist and break his glasses. Police intervened and waged...
  • SWEDES RECRUITED BY SOMALI TERROR GROUP

    05/06/2010 2:54:39 AM PDT · by Cindy · 26 replies · 657+ views
    THE LOCAL.se - Sweden's News In English ^ | Published: 5 May 10 18:31 CET | n/a
    SNIPPET: "An al-Qaeda-linked extremist group in Somalia has recruited more than 20 young people from Sweden to fight in the war-torn African country, the Swedish Security Service (Säpo) fears. Somali Islamic insurgency group Harakat al-Shabab Mujahideen ("Movement of Warrior Youth"), better known as Al-Shabab, which is linked to al-Qaeda, is thought to have recruited dozens of Swedish youth to engage in terrorist acts, according to Göteborgs-Tidningen." SNIPPET: "Gothenburg was identified by several sources as the largest recruitment base in the country, the report said. Sweden is also a fundraising hub for the group, according to Svenska Dagbladet editorial writer Per...
  • Swedish Princess Madeleine Breaks Off Engagement

    04/24/2010 1:33:07 PM PDT · by twister881 · 31 replies · 5,232+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 24, 2010 | AP
    "STOCKHOLM -- Princess Madeleine of Sweden has broken off her engagement with attorney Jonas Bergstrom, the Royal Court announced Saturday. "The reasons for the break up were not disclosed, but Norwegian magazine Se og Hoer published an interview this week with a woman named Tora Uppstroem Berg who claimed she had spent a night with the princess' fiance at a popular Swedish skiing resort last year."
  • Greek man sues Swedish firm over Turkish yoghurt pic

    04/10/2010 8:09:16 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies · 1,042+ views
    The Local (Sweden) ^ | April 9, 2010 | Peter Vinthagen Simpson
    A Greek man has sued a dairy firm in southern Sweden after his picture ended up on a Turkish yoghurt product. The man whose picture adorns the Turkish yoghurt product, manufactured by Lindahls dairy in Jönköping, argues that the company does not have permission to use his image. He has now sued Lindahls for 50 million kronor ($6.9 million), according to Sveriges Radio (SR) Jönköping.
  • Swedish pension fund bans investment in Israeli company on ethical grounds

    03/29/2010 4:18:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies · 341+ views
    haaretz ^ | 3/29/10 | Haaretz Service
    The biggest Swedish pension fund has barred Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems from its investment portfolios on ethical grounds, Israel Radio reported Monday. Following the lead of Norway's state oil fund, the Första AP-Fonden pension fund said it had banned investment in Elbit because the Israeli company had built and is operating a surveillance system for the much debated West Bank separation barrier. Critics of the controversial barrier argue that it is an illegal attempt to annex Palestinian land under the guise of security and that it severely restricts Palestinians who live nearby, particularly their ability to travel freely...
  • The Dark Side of Swedish Society (Stephen Armstrong reports on some shocking truths about Sweden)

    03/13/2010 2:21:21 AM PST · by ransomnote · 7 replies · 1,355+ views
    www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | 7:00AM GMT 13 Mar 2010 | Stephen Armstrong
    "Part of Sweden’s problem overseas is that everyone thinks we’re like Abba and Ikea,” says Stockholm-based stand-up comedian Magnus Betner. “We’re a nation of beautiful people singing happy songs in stylish modernist apartments. But that’s not how we Swedes see ourselves. We have a very, very dark side, and I think you’re only just finding out about it now.”
  • Seven Muslims arrested over plot to kill Swedish cartoonist

    03/09/2010 10:35:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 7 replies · 96+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 3/9/10 | staff
    Seven Muslims were arrested in the Irish Republic today over an alleged plot to assassinate a Swedish cartoonist who depicted the Prophet Mohammed with the body of a dog, police said. Al Qaida put a 100,000-dollar bounty on the head of cartoonist Lars Vilks after a newspaper published his cartoon. The four men and three women were detained after an investigation involving European security agencies and the United States' CIA and FBI.
  • Nigeria: Police Arrest Suspected Terrorist At Abuja Airport...

    03/01/2010 10:23:48 PM PST · by Cindy · 4 replies · 430+ views
    ALL AFRICA.com ^ | February 26, 2010 | Maxwell Oditta And Abel Orukpe
    Daily Independent (Lagos) "Nigeria: Police Arrest Suspected Terrorist At Abuja Airport - Probe Al-Jazeera Report On Extra-Judicial Killings" Maxwell Oditta And Abel Orukpe 26 February 2010 SNIPPET: "Lagos — Barely two months after Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, a 23-year-old Nigerian was arrested by U.S. authorities for attempting to blow up a Northwest Airlines Flight 253 flying from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Detroit, Michigan, with 289 passengers on December 25, 2009, the Police at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA), Abuja, has arrested a 36-year-old suspected terrorist Ahmed Ibrahim Muhammad from Eritrea. A highly dependable source in the Abuja airport told our correspondent...
  • Ask anything about Sweden.

    02/11/2010 2:24:36 PM PST · by The Swedish Guy · 249 replies · 3,932+ views
    Hi! New member here. Just wanted to see if there are any interesting questions about Sweden. I'll answer them all as best as I possibly can.
  • Jews Flee Swedish Town in Wake of Anti-Semitism

    01/31/2010 2:32:37 PM PST · by Nachum · 61 replies · 2,108+ views
    INN ^ | 1/31/10 | Avi Yellin
    (IsraelNN.com) Violent anti-Semitism has become increasingly commonplace in Sweden’s southern city of Malmö, leading many Jewish residents to leave out of fear for their safety. “Threats against Jews have increased steadily in Malmö in recent years and many young Jewish families are choosing to leave the city,” said Fredrik Sieradzki of the Jewish Community of Malmö. Last year, 79 crimes against Jewish residents were reported to the Malmö police, roughly double the number reported in 2008. In addition, Jewish cemeteries and synagogues have been repeatedly defaced with anti-Semitic graffiti, and a chapel at another Jewish burial site in Malmö was...
  • Department store cancels sale of Swedish jeans made in N.Korea (NoKo, no sale)

    12/06/2009 3:33:24 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies · 833+ views
    AFP ^ | 12/06/09
    Department store cancels sale of Swedish jeans made in N.Korea Jeans confiscated because of 'working conditions in North Korea'. -AFP Sun, Dec 06, 2009 AFP STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - A Swedish department store on Saturday cancelled what was to be the sale of the "first ever" brand of jeans made in North Korea, the Swedish company behind the communist-made dark denims said. "Apparently PUB has censored our exhibition/store by shutting it down and 'confiscating' the jeans because of the 'working conditions in North Korea'," Jakob Ohlsson of company Noko Jeans told AFP in an email. "At first i thought it was...
  • Obama Nobel win shocks Swedish peace group

    10/09/2009 5:32:06 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 25 replies · 1,659+ views
    The Swedish Peace and Arbitration Society (Svenska Freds) has classified as "shameful" the decision by the Nobel Committee in Oslo to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2009 to Barack Obama. "The choice of Barack Obama as the recipient of the world's foremost peace prize is shocking," said the group's chairwoman Anna Ek in a statement. Ek conceded that the US president had sent "positive signals" with regard to his future commitment to global peace. "But at the same time Obama is the president of the biggest military power in the world and is waging two wars in the world....
  • Swedish government funds anti-Semitic NGOs

    08/20/2009 9:17:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies · 303+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 8/20/09 | GERALD STEINBERG
    The article in Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet accusing Israeli soldiers of stealing and selling the organs of Palestinians is not a surprise or isolated aberration, but rather the result of a long campaign of anti-Israeli demonization, based on manufactured "evidence" repeated by Palestinian "eyewitnesses". A screen capture showing the... A screen capture showing the article in Aftonbladet, with a picture of a dead Palestinian next to a picture of a New Jersey rabbi. Applying the strategy adopted at the NGO forum of the 2001 UN Durban conference, the well-financed network of radical non-governmental organizations (NGOs) plays a major role in this...
  • Swedish daily hits back at critics of IDF organ harvest story

    08/19/2009 7:15:05 PM PDT · by Nachum · 8 replies · 1,018+ views
    HaAretz ^ | 8/19/09 | Assaf Uni and Barak Ravid
    A Swedish newspaper provoked outrage in Israel and drew condemnation from Sweden's ambassador on Wednesday after it ran a story on transplant organ theft, a report an Israeli official branded anti-Semitic "hate porn". The editor of Aftonbladet, Sweden's largest daily newspaper, hit back hard, at both Israel and at the Swedish envoy for attacking his paper's coverage.
  • Swedish docs cleared over misplaced colon

    07/01/2009 1:49:47 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies · 1,000+ views
    The Local ^ | 7 | staff
    Health authorities in Sweden have decided not to punish two doctors who mistakenly stitched a 65-year-old patient’s bladder to his large intestine. The faulty operation took place in January at Malmö University Hospital on a patient who had previously had surgery for an inflamed rectum following treatment for prostate cancer.
  • Swedish National Charged with Hacking and Theft of Trade Secrets...

    05/06/2009 12:46:40 AM PDT · by Cindy · 3 replies · 426+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: Swedish National Charged with Hacking and Theft of Trade Secrets Related to Alleged Computer Intrusions at NASA and Cisco Philip Gabriel Pettersson, aka "Stakkato," 21, a Swedish national, was indicted today on intrusion and trade secret theft charges. The five-count indictment includes one intrusion count and two trade secret misappropriation counts involving Cisco Systems Inc. (Cisco), of San Jose, Calif., which is a provider of computer network equipment and producer of Internet routers. According to the allegations in the indictment Pettersson intentionally committed an intrusion between May 12, 2004, and May 13, 2004,...
  • Swedish man set up al-Qaeda camp, US prosecutor says

    04/21/2009 10:55:10 PM PDT · by Cindy · 34 replies · 1,575+ views
    (REUTERS) via YNET NEWS.com ^ | Published: 04.22.09, 07:09 / Israel News | n/a
    Oussama Abdullah Kassir, 43, who was extradited from the Czech Republic on terrorism charges in 2007, faces multiple charges including supporting al-Qaeda by attempting to set up the camp in rural Oregon from 1999 to early 2000 and later setting up websites on explosives and poisons.
  • Islamists Fire Rockets, Hurl Bombs at Pro-Israel Crowd in Sweden

    02/11/2009 1:42:28 PM PST · by Nachum · 35 replies · 1,484+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 2/11/09 | Gil Ronen
    (IsraelNN.com) Islamists reached new heights of audacity in a face-off with pro-Israel demonstrators in Malmö, Sweden on Sunday, firing rockets and throwing pipe bombs at the pro-Israel group in broad daylight and under police's noses. No one was hurt. The incident was videotaped by Swedish blogger Ted Ekeroth, whose blog contains videos showing the attack. Between 400 and 500 people gathered in Stortorget Square for a peaceful pro-Israeli protest. The police sealed off the entire square and only allowed in the protesters, as well as a smaller group of Islamists, and separated the two groups from each other. Blogger Ekeroth...
  • Sweden: Make language a fast track to a passport

    06/09/2008 11:59:15 AM PDT · by llevrok · 15 replies · 495+ views
    Immigrants to Sweden should be able to become citizens within two years if they learn Swedish quickly, a new report has proposed. While current regulations stipulate a five year minimum for anyone wishing to become a citizen, researchers Dan-Olof Rooth and Per Strömblad recommend shortening the waiting period for newcomers who manage to become proficient in Swedish at an earlier stage. In a report commissioned by the government's Globalisation Council, the researchers stress that the proposal would not lead to stricter rules for anyone seeking a passport, but would provide an incentive for those wishing to speed up the process....
  • Swedish teen girls have more sex with one another

    06/04/2008 12:41:40 AM PDT · by Bushwacker777 · 34 replies · 5,428+ views
    The Local ^ | May 30, 2008 | TT/The Local
    "More teenage girls than boys have had sex with someone of the same gender, according to a new dissertation from the Sahlgrenska Academy in Gothenburg. ... Altogether 440 girls and boys aged 17 were questioned for the study. “It was 6.1 percent of the girls who answered that they had had sex with someone of the same gender, while 1.7 percent of boys said the same thing,” Rembeck explained."
  • Fresh blow for topless Swedish bathers

    05/26/2008 1:54:38 PM PDT · by Bushwacker777 · 27 replies · 195+ views
    The Local ^ | May 21, 2008 | David Landes
    "Women will continue to be barred from bathing topless at an indoor pool in the central Swedish town of Enköping following a decision by the town council’s recreation committee on Tuesday. Prior to the decision, committee member Stefan Brandberg cited concerns about the health of young girls in his opposition to the proposed lifting of the ban. “We believe that it can contribute to anorexia—there is a risk for that,” he said to the newspaper Expressen. Monica Hällgren, chair of the Enköping recreation committee, confirmed that one of the central arguments for leaving the ban in place was concern over...
  • Teacher accused of sending nude pics to seduce student

    04/07/2008 3:31:06 AM PDT · by Bushwacker777 · 30 replies · 6,228+ views
    The Local ^ | April 7, 2008 | David Landes
    "A teenage student in possession of sexually explicit photos of his Swedish school teacher claims the woman was trying to seduce him, reports the Göteborgs Tidning (GT) newspaper. The photos, which depict the teacher in sexually provocative positions, have now been circulated to several students at a school in Kungsbacka outside of Gothenburg, landing the teacher at the centre of a school-wide sex scandal. The woman denies accusations that she sent the photos to the student or that she was trying to seduce him, claiming that the boy could have easily downloaded the pictures himself."
  • Financial crisis rocks Swedish military

    01/13/2008 4:31:54 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 20 replies · 182+ views
    The Local,Sweden ^ | 12 Jan,2008
    Financial crisis rocks Swedish military Published: 12 Jan 08 10:35 CET Online: http://www.thelocal.se/9635/ Sweden's armed forces are mulling extensive cutbacks as a deepening economic crisis looms in 2008. The cost of running the Armed Forces is expected to exceed the military budget by between 1 and 1.5 billion kronor, Svenska Dagbladet reports. Lietenant General Jan Salestrand confirmed that the military was experiencing considerable financial problems. "I want to underline the fact that we are sticking to our allocation and looking after our finances - but this also means that we have to put measures in place to reduce our ambitions...
  • 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...
  • Swedish Muslims Sue Daily Over Cartoon

    09/03/2007 2:40:33 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 20 replies · 775+ views
    Islam Online ^ | September 03 2007 | Hazem Mostaf
    CAIRO — The Sweden's Muslim Council has lodged a lawsuit against an illustrator and a local newspaper that recently published an offensive Prophet Muhammad cartoon, which has inflamed Muslims worldwide. "Our (legal) action is targeting the newspaper; the Swedish government is not party in this crisis," Sheikh Zuhri Barhamon, the Secretary General of the Muslim Association of Sweden, told IslamOnline.net Sunday, September 2, over the phone from Stockholm. Barhamon said relevant Swedish laws do not criminalize the publication of cartoons. "But judges could rule in our favor if they found the caption offensive or immoral," he added. On August 18,...
  • Swedish chickens challenge Darwin

    04/16/2007 2:14:07 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 28 replies · 1,098+ views
    The Local.se (Sweden) ^ | 4/16/07 | n/a
    Darwin's theory of evolution has been dealt a stinging blow by a group of Swedish-Norwegian researchers. The group, led by Professor Per Jensen from Linköping University, has launched a challenge to Darwin's notion that behaviour cannot be inherited. In a study published by scientific journal PLoS ONE, the group found that the young of domestic hens exposed to high levels of stress displayed similar behavioral anomalies despite growing up in a stress free environment. Furthermore, genetic modifications in the young chickens' brains were similar to those developed by their parents as a result of stress. Per Jensen is keen to...
  • Woman torches room on finding man in bed with girlfriend (Jerry Springer Swedish material)

    03/08/2007 6:35:46 AM PST · by Bushwacker777 · 24 replies · 864+ views
    The Local ^ | March 7 | Paul O'Mahony
    "A 44-year-old woman is suspected of having set fire to the bed she shared with her 28-year-old girlfriend after she found the younger woman having sex with a male acquaintance. Later on the night of February 16th, the 28-year-old awoke to find their bed engulfed in flames. The 44-year-old woman has spent the last two weeks in police custody in Mjölby in southern Sweden. She denies the charge of arson. "
  • The First President Of the United States Was A Black Man (John Hanson)

    01/22/2007 2:38:46 PM PST · by mcg2000 · 68 replies · 114,327+ views
    The TMB ^ | January 2007 | Thaddeus Matthews
    Let me start black history month a few weeks early. Barack Obama has plans of running for President of the United States, But will he be the first Black President or the 8th Black President? I know this posting will stir controversty but George Washington was not the first President of the U.S. Let's take a look at history. A "Black" Man, A Moor, John Hanson Was the First President of the United States! 1781-1782 A.D.??? George Washington was really the 8th President of the United States! George Washington was not the first President of the United States. In fact,...
  • American Immigration Thought Swedish Prince Was a Fake

    01/17/2007 11:59:40 AM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 88 replies · 3,275+ views
    The newspaper “Aftonbladet” reports that Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip was taken in for questioning by American immigration officials when he arrived in Miami recently. The 27 year old prince has been working with a Swedish documentary team, and after filming in Venezuela, they flew to the United States. The prince’s security police guards reportedly decided the U.S. was safe, and returned to Sweden, while Prince Carl Philip not only flew on a separate flight from the other members of the film team, he also left his passport behind at a Venezuelan hotel. When he arrived in Miami he presented a...
  • Mother jailed for filming daughter's rape (Swedish "justice")

    01/12/2007 2:22:16 PM PST · by Bushwacker777 · 32 replies · 1,811+ views
    The Local ^ | January 11 | TT/The Local
    "A woman who filmed while her husband raped their teenage daughter has been sentenced to two years imprisonment by Helsingborg district court. The woman was found guilty of being an accessory to child rape and sexual exploitation of a child. "
  • (Conservative run) Sweden: Benefits agency closes 309 offices

    11/17/2006 5:29:54 PM PST · by WesternCulture · 13 replies · 4,841+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 11/17/2006 | TT/The Local
    Benefits agency closes 309 offices The Swedish Social Insurance Administration, which handles all Swedish pension and sick benefit payments, plans to close 309 of its 330 offices. Customers are to be encouraged to use the Internet and telephone to communicate with the organization. "Many of our customers have been dissatisfied with long telephone waiting times and long waits for their cases to be dealt with," said Maivor Isaksson, production director at the organization, known in Swedish as Försäkringskassan. It is planned for Försäkringskassan to cooperate with other state authorities in many 280 communities in Sweden, in order to provide some...
  • Swedish star drops 9/11 clanger

    10/25/2006 5:41:36 AM PDT · by Bushwacker777 · 51 replies · 3,618+ views
    The Local ^ | Oct 25 | Paul O'Mahony
    "Swedish glam pop star Ola Salo rubbed Washington up the wrong way when performing at the gala opening of Sweden's new US embassy on Sunday. When The Ark's lead singer caught sight of some planes preparing to land at the nearby airport, he decided to remind the audience of the events of 9/11. "In this country, you don't know where those planes are headed," he said. According to Expressen Salo then added: "I hope they fly into the White House rather than here". "