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Ethiopia Convicts Swedish Journalists of Aiding Terrorism

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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A court in Ethiopia has convicted two Swedish journalists of supporting terrorism and entering the country illegally. A judge at the court in Addis Ababa said Wednesday it is unlikely the journalists were trying to gather news when they entered Ethiopia with the rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front. Ethiopia has designated the ONLF as a […]

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Sweden Demands Release of Journalists Convicted in Ethiopia

Posted December 21st, 2011 at 9:40 am (UTC-5)
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Sweden is demanding the release of two Swedish journalists convicted Wednesday of supporting terrorism in Ethiopia. An Ethiopian judge says it is unlikely the journalists were trying to gather news when they entered Ethiopia with the rebel Ogaden National Liberation Front, which the African nation has designated as a terrorist group. Ethiopian troops arrested investigative […]

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Swedish Carmaker Saab Declares Bankruptcy

Posted December 19th, 2011 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Swedish automobile maker Saab has filed for bankruptcy after a final attempt to remain viable failed when former owner General Motors blocked a rescue deal by Chinese investors. Saab officials submitted the bankruptcy documents Monday. Saab’s current owner, Swedish Automobile, bought the company from GM in 2010. They said without further funding, the company will […]

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Assange Launches Last-Ditch Effort for Supreme Court Appeal

Posted November 15th, 2011 at 5:20 pm (UTC-5)
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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has made an application to appeal his extradition from Britain to Sweden on sex charges. The application was filed to Britain’s Supreme Court Tuesday after the High Court in London ruled November 2 that Assange should be sent to Sweden to face rape and sexual assault allegations. The High Court judges […]

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Ethiopia Drops Terror Charge Against Swedes

Posted November 3rd, 2011 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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An Ethiopian court has dropped terrorism charges against two Swedish journalists, but the two are still accused of supporting a terrorist organization. During court proceedings in Addis Ababa on Thursday, Judge Shemsu Sirgaga said there was insufficient evidence to pursue the more serious terrorism charge. The judge said investigative reporter Martin Schibbye and photojournalist Johan […]

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Study: Eating Chocolate Can Save Your Life

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 11:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A Swedish study has found that the more chocolate women said they ate – especially dark chocolate – the lower their risk of stroke. The Swedish study in the Journal of American College of Cardiology looked at 33,000 women and found that two chocolate bars per week appear to help reduce a woman’s chance of […]

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Swedish Navy Investigates Suspect Underwater Activity

Posted September 15th, 2011 at 10:42 am (UTC-5)
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Sweden has deployed several naval ships in the waters west of the coastal city of Gothenburg to investigate a possible underwater violation of Swedish territory. In a statement, Swedish naval inspector Jan Thörnqvist said Thursday the investigation was prompted by a reported sighting from a reliable source of a suspected submarine. Thörnqvist said the ships […]

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3 Terror Suspects Held in Swedish Murder Plot

Posted September 14th, 2011 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A Swedish district court has ordered three men with reported terrorist ties detained on suspicion of plotting a murder. Authorities in the western city of Gothenburg arrested the three men initially on suspicion of plotting a terror attack. A fourth person also was arrested, but was later released for lack of evidence. They were arrested […]

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Sweden Arrests Four Suspected Terrorists

Posted September 11th, 2011 at 5:30 am (UTC-5)
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Swedish police in the southwestern city of Gothenburg say they have arrested four people suspected of plotting a terror attack. The arrests were announced after hundreds of people were evacuated from Gothenburg’s Roda Sten building late Saturday. The building is the venue of the city’s biennial art exhibit. Arts center officials said police ordered them […]

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Ethiopia Charges Swedish Journalists With Terrorism

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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Ethiopia has charged two Swedish journalists with terrorism following their arrest in July. Ethiopian officials say Johan Persson and Martin Schibbye were taken before a judge in Addis Ababa this week and charged under a newly-enacted anti-terrorism law. The two were captured by Ethiopian troops in the volatile Ogaden region where rebels are fighting government […]

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