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Security Guard Killed at Swedish PM’s Home

Posted November 9th, 2012 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Swedish police say a security guard was killed at the Swedish prime minister’s residence in what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. A spokesman for Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said Friday that the prime minister was not at home at the time. Police say the man worked as a security guard at the Sagerska […]

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Swedish Doctors Announce Mother-to-Daughter Uterus Transplants

Posted September 19th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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Swedish doctors say they have performed the world’s first mother-to-daughter uterus transplants, but won’t consider themselves successful until one of the two transplant recipients produces a healthy baby. The leader of a medical team at the University of Gothenburg said this week that more than 10 surgeons worked on the operations Saturday and Sunday, transferring […]

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Swedish Retailer H&M Urges Higher Wages for Bangladeshi Workers

Posted September 5th, 2012 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Swedish clothing retailer H&M is urging Bangladesh’s government to raise textile workers’ minimum wage. H&M said Wednesday that its CEO, Karl-Johan Persson, made the request during a meeting with Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in Dhaka earlier this week. The fashion giant says it is urging Bangladesh to consider an annual review of the local […]

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Cambodia Arrests Pirate Bay Co-Founder at Sweden’s Request

Posted September 3rd, 2012 at 3:30 am (UTC-5)
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Cambodian authorities have arrested one of the co-founders of the popular file-sharing website The Pirate Bay at the request of Sweden, where he faces a jail sentence for violating copyright laws. A police spokesman says police arrested Gottfrid Svartholm Warg last week at a rented home in the capital, Phnom Penh. The spokesman said Cambodia […]

Sweden Raises Threat Level After Suspected Explosives Found at Nuclear Facility

Posted June 21st, 2012 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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(( Title: SWEDEN – NUCLEAR HEAD: Sweden Finds Suspected Explosives near Nuclear Plant DATE: 06/21/12 PUBLISHED AT: Thursday, June 21, 2012 6:18:18 AM NUMBER: 2694170 Sweden has increased security at its nuclear facilities after explosives were detected inside a truck at its southern Ringhals nuclear plant during a routine security check. Authorities says the explosives […]

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Italian, Mexican Writers Win Palme Prize

Posted January 23rd, 2012 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Italian journalist Roberto Saviano and Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho have won the 2011 Olof Palme Prize, an international award for promoting peace and combating discrimination. The Olof Palme Memorial Fund said Monday the two writers are co-winners of the prize for their efforts to expose criminal networks despite great personal risk. Saviano won for his […]

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Italian, Mexican Writers Win Palme Prize

Posted January 23rd, 2012 at 12:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Italian journalist Roberto Saviano and Mexican journalist Lydia Cacho have won the 2011 Olof Palme Prize, an international award for promoting peace and combating discrimination. The Olof Palme Memorial Fund said Monday Saviano and Cacho were named co-winners of the prize for their efforts to expose criminal networks despite great personal risk. Saviano won for […]

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Sweden Recognizes File-Sharing Group as Church

Posted January 5th, 2012 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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The Swedish government has recognized as a “church” a group that openly opposes copyright protection. The group, called “Kopimism,” considers itself a religious organization. It says on its website that it believes information is holy, copying is a sacrament, and file-sharing is a form of religious service. Kopimism’s self-appointed “spiritual leader,” 20-year-old philosophy student Isak […]

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Ethiopia Sentences Swedish Journalists to 11 Years in Prison

Posted December 27th, 2011 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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An Ethiopian court has sentenced two Swedish journalists to 11 years each in prison for supporting terrorism in Ethiopia and entering the country illegally. The court in Addis Ababa handed down the sentence Tuesday, nearly a week after convicting investigative reporter Martin Schibbye and photojournalist Johan Persson. Each had faced up to 18 years in […]

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Ethiopia Sentences Swedish Journalists to 11 Years in Prison

Posted December 27th, 2011 at 3:55 am (UTC-5)
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An Ethiopian court has sentenced two Swedish journalists to 11 years each in prison for supporting terrorism in Ethiopia and entering the country illegally. The court in Addis Ababa handed down the sentence Tuesday, nearly a week after convicting investigative reporter Martin Schibbye and photojournalist Johan Persson. Each had faced up to 18 years in […]

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