Sweden: Due to ‘Irreversible effects’ Major hospital suspends hormone treatment for gender dysphoria children

News 05/09/21, 17:58

A Stockholm hospital has suspended hormone treatment for children with gender dysphoria due to irreversible side effects of the treatment, Breitbart reported. Possible irreversible side effects include cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, infertility, cancer, and thrombosis. Karolinska Hospital announced that as of May 1, it stopped administering the hormone-blocking treatment to children trying to ...

A$AP’s lawyer speaks after day 2 in court

U.S. 08/02/19, 05:18

The lawyer for American rapper A$AP Rocky said his client had been waiting a "long time" to give testimony in his assault trial in a Stockholm court. Slobodan Jovicic spoke to reporters after day two of the trial. He said it's a day that Rocky has been waiting for a long ...

Italian bid edges Swedish rival in 2026 Olympic host study

Sports 05/24/19, 06:58

The Italian bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo looked stronger than the Stockholm-Are project in an IOC analysis of the candidates published Friday.Polling by the International Olympic Committee, which typically looks to get a warm welcome from host nations, showed "83% support in Italy" ...

Update: Swedish lawyer says that Assange is innocent

Europe 05/13/19, 04:42

The Latest on Swedish prosecutors' decision whether to reopen a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange (all times local):11:35 a.m.Julian Assange's Swedish lawyer says he is "very surprised" by prosecutors' decision to reopen a rape case against the WikiLeaks founder and says that his client is innocent.Prosecutors in Stockholm ...

Sweden to decide whether to reopen Assange rape case

Europe 05/13/19, 03:22

Swedish prosecutors plan to say Monday whether they will reopen a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a month after he was removed from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.Eva-Marie Persson, Sweden's deputy director of public prosecutions, is scheduled to hold a news conference in Stockholm. If Sweden relaunches the ...

Swedish prosecutors could pursue Assange for sex-crimes case

Europe 04/12/19, 13:21

When Julian Assange sought asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London in 2012, he was fleeing from sexual assault accusations against him in Sweden. Swedish authorities could still go after the WikiLeaks founder, who was arrested Thursday after Ecuador withdrew its protection and allowed British police to drag him out ...

New York will be first US city to charge congestion toll

New York 04/02/19, 16:35

New York City is set to become the first American metropolis that seeks to ease traffic congestion, cut pollution and boost mass transit by charging motorists a hefty toll for the privilege of driving into its most crammed areas. So can it work?If the experience of other cities around the ...

Russian diplomat accused of espionage quietly leaves Sweden

Europe 03/28/19, 15:10

A Russian diplomat quietly left Sweden following the arrest of a computer specialist he allegedly handled as a spy and met for dinner in Stockholm three weeks ago to carry out an act of espionage, Swedish authorities said.The delay in Moscow recalling the diplomat back to Russia after he was ...

Flyers, Blackhawks, Sabres and Lightning to Europe in ’19-20

Sports 03/21/19, 04:05

The Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers will open next season in Prague and the Buffalo Sabres and Tampa Bay Lightning will play two games in Stockholm as part of the NHL's Global Series.Chicago and Philadelphia will face off in the Czech Republic's capital Oct. 4, while Buffalo and Tampa Bay ...

Reports: Out-of-service bus explodes in Stockholm

Europe 03/10/19, 06:44

Swedish media say a Stockholm city bus that didn't have any passengers on it caught fire from an explosion in Stockholm, but there were no signs it was a terror attack.Sweden's Aftonbladet newspaper reported the bus driver was rushed to the hospital but no one else was known to have ...

Swede gets 4 ½ years in prison for royal jewels heist

Europe 02/22/19, 07:58

A 22-year-old Swede was sentenced Friday to four and a half years in prison after he was convicted of stealing 17th-century Swedish royal treasures estimated to be worth 65 million kronor ($7 million) from a cathedral last year.The Eskiltuna District Court said Johan Nicklas Backstrom stole two crowns and an ...

Main suspect in Sweden’s royal jewels heist confesses

Europe 02/15/19, 12:19

The main suspect in the theft of royal funeral artifacts from a Swedish cathedral confessed Friday to stealing them after his DNA was found on the items that were pulled out last week from a garbage bin north of Stockholm.Swedish broadcaster SVT, reporting Friday from a Stockholm court, quoted the ...

Swedish foreign ministry investigates ambassador to China

World 02/14/19, 02:06

The Swedish Embassy in China says its ambassador is under internal investigation.The embassy said Thursday that Ambassador Anna Lindstedt has returned to Stockholm to meet with officials from the foreign affairs ministry. She is not under criminal investigation.Lindstedt left Beijing on Wednesday, according to the embassy, which declined to give ...

Sweden calls on Ibrahimovic to offer backing to Olympic bid

Sports 02/13/19, 12:57

Looking to make one final push ahead of the vote to host the 2026 Winter Olympics, Swedish bid chiefs are calling on the country's most famous sports star to offer his backing.Are you listening, Zlatan Ibrahimovic?"It would be wonderful if Zlatan would join in the support," Richard Brisius, chief executive ...

Izzy Young, who organized Dylan’s first big concert, dies

Entertainment 02/06/19, 15:06

Izzy Young, a businessman, political activist and founding patron of the Greenwich Village folk music scene who organized Bob Dylan's first major New York concert and devoted decades to supporting other musicians, has died at age 90.Young's daughter, Philomene Grandin, said Wednesday that her father died of natural causes late ...

Men’s downhill training canceled because of airport problems

Europe 02/05/19, 05:37

The skiers have finally arrived. The skis, however, are still stuck at the snowed-in Stockholm airport.With many teams still missing equipment, organizers canceled the opening men's downhill training session at the world championships.The training session, which was scheduled for Tuesday, has been replaced with a free ski session on the ...

Sweden charges man in royal jewels heist

Europe 01/17/19, 11:42

A man was charged Thursday with stealing a jeweled crown and two other pieces of Swedish royal treasure from a cathedral where the pieces worth 65 million kronor ($7.2 million) were on display.The objects taken on July 31 during a daring daytime heist - the jeweled crown, another crown and ...

Sweden: No Ebola virus detected in hospital patient

Europe 01/05/19, 05:22

Swedish health officials say a suspected Ebola case reported by a hospital has turned out to be a false alarm with tests carried out on the unidentified patient showing no signs of the deadly virus.Medical authorities said late Friday that the young male patient was admitted to an isolated emergency ...

Yemen’s warring sides gather in Sweden for peace talks

World 12/06/18, 03:12

Yemen's warring sides are gathering in Sweden for U.N.-sponsored talks aimed at halting the Arab country's catastrophic three-year war.FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015, file photo, a worker looks at a chocolate factory destroyed by a Saudi-led airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen. Envoys from Yemen’s warring parties are headed ...

Man at center of Nobel Literature scandal loses rape appeal

Entertainment 12/03/18, 10:06

The man with ties to the Swedish Academy that awards the Nobel Prize in literature lost his appeal Monday to have his rape conviction and a two-year prison sentence reversed and instead was convicted of a second rape.The Svea Court of Appeal on Monday gave Jean-Claude Arnault 2 ½ years ...

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