Another blow to the Chinese regime: Sweden bans Huawei from 5G

America 10/20/20, 19:07

Sweden has banned the use of Huawei equipment on its 5G network on the 3.5 GHz band. The Stockholm decision joins other European countries that banned the telecom company for national security reasons. According to the Swedish Telecommunications Authority (PTS), the ban is a consequence of a new law passed in ...

Finland wins world hockey championship, beating Canada 3-1

Hockey 05/26/19, 16:47

Marko Anttila helped lead Finland to its third world hockey title, scoring the tying and go-ahead goals in a 3-1 victory over Canada on Sunday.Anttila tied it at 1 on a power play early in the second period and the Finnish captain made it 2-1 early in the third. Harri ...

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" ...

Canada escapes; US, Sweden fall in world hockey

Hockey 05/23/19, 16:52

Damon Severson and Mark Stone helped Canada escape to the world hockey championship semifinals while the United States and defending champion Sweden dropped out.Canada beat Switzerland 3-2 in overtime Thursday night. Severson tied it with 0.4 seconds left on a goal confirmed by video review. Stone ended it at 5:07 ...

Sweden requests detention order for WikiLeaks’ Assange

Europe 05/20/19, 02:50

Swedish authorities on Monday issued a request for a detention order against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is now jailed in Britain, a Swedish prosecutor said.Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson says if the Swedish court decided to detain Assange "on probable cause suspected for rape ... I will issue a European Arrest ...

Key events in the Julian Assange legal saga

Europe 05/13/19, 05:23

Swedish prosecutors say they are reopening a rape case against Julian Assange, the founder of anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, a month after he was removed from the Ecuadorian Embassy in LondonA look at key events in the Assange saga:— August 2010: Swedish prosecutor issues arrest warrant for Assange based on one ...

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 ...

Scandinavian Airlines strike affects 72,000 travelers

Europe 04/26/19, 04:30

Pilots for Scandinavian Airlines on Friday launched an open-ended strike following the collapse of pay negotiations, forcing the company to cancel virtually all its flights — 673 of them, affecting 72,000 passengers.The Stockholm-based carrier said talks on a new collective bargaining agreement with the SAS Pilot Group, which represents 95% ...

Court case threatens to take gloss off Ostersund’s rise

Soccer 04/19/19, 04:25

It was one of European soccer's most heartwarming stories, an unconventional club from a sleepy city in central Sweden making an eight-year journey from the amateur ranks to beating Arsenal in the Europa League.But was the remarkable rise of Ostersund built on illegal foundations?In a case that has rocked Swedish ...

Swedish actress Bibi Andersson dies at age 83.

Entertainment 04/15/19, 04:05

Sweden's Film Institute says Bibi Andersson, the Swedish actress who starred in classic films by her compatriot, the filmmaker Ingmar Bergman, has died. She was 83.Spokesman Martin Frostberg says Andersson, who starred in "The Seventh Seal" and "Persona" died on Sunday.The state-funded institute said Monday Andersson was four times named ...

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 ...

Chronicle of Julian Assange’s stay in the Ecuadorian embassy

World 04/11/19, 08:05

Julian Assange, the founder of anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, was arrested at the Embassy of Ecuador in London Thursday — seven years after he first took refuge there.A look at key events in the Assange saga:— August 2010: Swedish prosecutor issues arrest warrant for Assange based on one woman's allegation of ...

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 ...

Swedish bank’s offices raided in money laundering probe

Europe 03/27/19, 06:47

Swedish authorities were raiding the headquarters of one of Sweden's largest banks on Wednesday as part of an investigation into whether Swedbank was connected to a massive money laundering scandal in the Baltic countries.Sweden's Economic Crime Authority said chief prosecutor Thomas Langrot is probing whether 15 of Swedbank's largest shareholders ...

Morata scores twice as Spain beats Malta 2-0 in qualifier

Europe 03/26/19, 16:55

Alvaro Morata scored a goal in each half to lead Spain to a comfortable 2-0 win over Malta on Tuesday, its second consecutive victory in qualifying for the 2020 European Championship.Morata opened the scoring with a left-footed shot from inside the area in the 31st minute and added to the ...

Swedes keep room ready for US diplomats in Pyongyang

Asia & Pacific 03/24/19, 20:59

Swedish diplomats are keeping a room ready for the U.S. if it ever decides to have an official presence in North Korea's capital. The slightly musty room next to the Swedish ambassador's office in Pyongyang's diplomatic quarter has been in an odd state of limbo for years. On one shelf is an ...

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 ...

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