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Al Qaeda releases Swedish hostage after almost six years

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Al Qaeda releases Swedish hostage after almost six years

- STOCKHOLM: A Swedish citizen held hostage by al Qaeda militants for nearly six years has been released, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday. Johan Gustafsson, 42, was kidnapped in November 2011 in Timbuktu, during a motor cycle trip in Mali, along with two people from South Africa and the Netherlands. The kidnappers has earlier demanded 5 million dollars for his release, a demand rejected by the Swedish government, according to Swedish Radio, without citing a source

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Meet Sweden's most famous police officer, an Australian

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Meet Sweden's most famous police officer, an Australian

- Sixteen years ago, Scott Goodwin was a police officer in Sydney before he packed up and moved to a small Swedish city that was struggling with attitudes toward immigration, drugs and youth crime. Since then, he's become a minor celebrity in Sweden, but not without making a few enemies. Law enforcement is in Scott Goodwin's blood. The Australian father of three comes from several generations of emergency service workers — his older brother is a police sergeant in Lithgow, 140 kilometres west of Sydney and where Goodwin grew up, and his younger brother is paramedic

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Radical Islam growing at extremely concerning rate in Sweden: 'We've never seen anything like it'

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Radical Islam growing at extremely concerning rate in Sweden: 'We've never seen anything like it'

- COPENHAGEN — The Swedish security service SAPO says the number of people in Sweden with extremist views has grown to several thousands, mainly among people with sympathies for radical Islam. Its head, Anders Thornberg, says “we have never seen anything like it” and propaganda from the Islamic State group was a key factor. He says the figure was in the hundreds a few years ago, adding it was “a historic challenge with extremist environments growing

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Tags: Abrahamic Religions |  Islam | 
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Swedish man released from prison after podcast sparks retrial

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Swedish man released from prison after podcast sparks retrial

- A man who has spent 13 years in prison in Sweden charged with murder has been released after new evidence came to light in a true crime podcast. Spar, hosted by journalists Anton Berg and Martin Johnson and released via podcast platform Acast, has been examining the imprisonment of Kaj Linna for the last two years. Mr Linna was initially sentenced to life in prison in 2004 for murder and robbery

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Saved by TV's dragons, Sweden's Storytel aims to become Spotify of books

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Saved by TV's dragons, Sweden's Storytel aims to become Spotify of books

- STOCKHOLM: Fast-growing audio books company Storytel will expand into several new markets in the coming years while steering clear of English-speaking countries where rival Audible dominates, the Swedish company's chief executive said. The 12-year-old company bought one of Sweden's most vaunted publishing houses, Norstedts, last year in what has been a string of deals for a business that has become a symbol of the rapid transformation of the sector

Categories: Books & Literature | 
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Adopted At 3, Woman Returns From Sweden To See Ailing Biological Mother In India

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Adopted At 3, Woman Returns From Sweden To See Ailing Biological Mother In India

- Mumbai: It was an emotional moment for Nilakshi Elizabeth Jorendal, an India-born Swedish national who was adopted by a foreign couple in 1976, as she met her ailing biological mother in Yavatmal. Ms Jorendal, who is 44 now, was adopted by the Swedish couple when she was three years old. She managed to trace her biological mother through Anjali Pawar of Pune-based NGO 'Against Child Trafficking'

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Sweden's Museum of Failure celebrates products that flopped

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Sweden's Museum of Failure celebrates products that flopped

- (Fox Business) HELSINGBORG, Sweden – Green Heinz ketchup? Fat-free Pringles? Colgate frozen lasagna? You don't need to be an expert to know these products weren't successful. Which is why these creations, with dozens of others, feature in the new Museum of Failure , a wacky parade of rejected products from years gone by set up in the Swedish town of Helsingborg

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'Best centre-back in the world!' - Man Utd fans can't contain excitement at Lindelof deal

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'Best centre-back in the world!' - Man Utd fans can't contain excitement at Lindelof deal

- The centre-back will join the Red Devils subject to a medical and supporters are already anticipating big things from the Sweden international. Manchester United are up and running in the transfer window following confirmation they have agreed a deal to sign Benfica defender Victor Lindelof. The Swedish centre-back represents Jose Mourinho's first signing of the summer and will join the club subject to a medical

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Life Is A Beach For Pippa Middleton, Never-ending Honeymoon Lands Couple In Sweden For Friend’s Wedding

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Life Is A Beach For Pippa Middleton, Never-ending Honeymoon Lands Couple In Sweden For Friend’s Wedding

- First, it was an eco-resort on a French Polynesia atoll – where President Obama had recently stayed. Then, it was the harbor city of Sydney. Third, Pippa Middleton and James Matthews’s honeymoon continued on to Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, a beach-set safari camp. Currently, the fourth destination, enjoying the presence of the couple, is a friend’s nuptials in Stockholm, Sweden. This is the couple’s first public appearance after their wedding

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Team NZ: It won't get any easier against Sweden

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Team NZ: It won't get any easier against Sweden

- Team New Zealand's engine room have warned that the tight racing against Sweden's Artemis Racing is set to continue. The Kiwis took a 2-1 lead in a dramatic start to the America's Cup challengers final in Bermuda on Sunday. In boats that appear pretty even, Team New Zealand capitalised on Swedish mistakes that saw skipper Nathan Outteridge cop a penalty for going out of bounds in the opening race and then fall overboard in the third and final race of the opening day

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Sailing - New Zealand 1-0 up on Sweden in first America's Cup challenger final

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Sailing - New Zealand 1-0 up on Sweden in first America's Cup challenger final

- REUTERS: Emirates Team New Zealand beat Sweden's Artemis Racing in the first race of their America's Cup challenger final on Saturday, after recovering from a slow start. The Swedish crew skippered by Nathan Outteridge were going well until they incurred a penalty by straying outside the boundary of the course on Bermuda's Great Sound. Peter Burling, the New Zealand helmsman, made his Australian long-time rival pay dearly for his mistake by taking the lead and never looking back

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Swedish prosecutor charges three men for bomb attacks against asylum centres

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Swedish prosecutor charges three men for bomb attacks against asylum centres

- STOCKHOLM: Three men with ties to the Swedish white supremacist movement have been charged with attempted murder and endangering the public in connection with bomb attacks in western Sweden, prosecutors said on Friday. The three men are suspected of being involved in two bomb attacks - against a left-wing bookstore and an asylum centre - and one attempted bombing. The attacks took place in November last year and January this year and left one man seriously wounded

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Humble France ready for Swedish test - Deschamps

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Humble France ready for Swedish test - Deschamps

- STOCKHOLM: Group A leaders France will not be taking anything for granted in their World Cup qualifier against second-placed Sweden in Stockholm on Friday, French coach Didier Deschamps has said. The Swedes shocked the French in Paris in November, keeping the game scoreless throughout the first half and even taking the lead early in the second, but goals from Paul Pogba and Dmitri Payet eventually gave France all three points

Places: Singapore |  Sweden |  France | 

Sailing - Japan go 2-1 up against Sweden in America's Cup semi-final

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Sailing - Japan go 2-1 up against Sweden in America's Cup semi-final

- REUTERS: SoftBank Team Japan beat Sweden's Artemis Racing on Tuesday to go 2-1 up in their best-of-nine America's Cup semi-final. Both crews had to contend with rough seas and high winds in Bermuda's Great Sound, with the two boats showing signs of damage to their carbon fibre aerodynamic "fairings". "It's definitely sailing on the edge," Japan's skipper Dean Barker told BT Sport after completing the race

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Japan go 2-1 up against Sweden in America's Cup semi-final

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Japan go 2-1 up against Sweden in America's Cup semi-final

- SoftBank Team Japan beat Sweden's Artemis Racing on Tuesday to go 2-1 up in their best-of-nine America's Cup semi-final. Both crews had to contend with rough seas and high winds in Bermuda's Great Sound, with the two boats showing signs of damage to their carbon fiber aerodynamic "fairings". "It's definitely sailing on the edge," Japan's skipper Dean Barker told BT Sport after completing the race

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Sailing - Sweden levels America's Cup semi-final against Japan

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Sailing - Sweden levels America's Cup semi-final against Japan

- REUTERS: Sweden's Artemis Racing levelled their America's Cup semi-final against SoftBank Team Japan on Monday, winning the second of the best-of-nine series. The Swedish crew skippered by Australian Nathan Outteridge managed to come from behind to beat Japan skipper Dean Barker and his team to clinch the second race by nearly 30 seconds. (Reporting by Alexander Smith; Editing by Ken

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Bob Dylan’s Nobel prize: Hear singer-songwriter’s acceptance speech

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Bob Dylan’s Nobel prize: Hear singer-songwriter’s acceptance speech

- Legendary folk rock singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has delivered his Nobel Prize lecture, the only requirement he needed to rightfully claim the Nobel prize for literature prize money. Dylan, 76, was awarded the prize in October, but was unable to travel to Stockholm, Sweden to accept it at the December ceremony. (Dylan never clarified why he was unable to attend.) Instead, The Swedish Academy (the organizational body responsible for giving out the prizes) made arrangements for a private ceremony for Dylan in Stockholm in April, when he was in the city already performing at two concerts

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  • Al Qaeda releases Swedish hostage after almost six years
    Al Qaeda releases Swedish hostage after almost six years

    , channelnewsasia.com

    STOCKHOLM: A Swedish citizen held hostage by al Qaeda militants for nearly six years has been released, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday. Johan Gustafsson, 42, was kidnapped in November 2011 in Timbuktu, during a motor cycle trip in Mali, along with two people from South Africa and the Netherlands. The kidnappers has earlier demanded 5 million dollars for his release, a demand rejected by the Swedish government, according to Swedish Radio, without citing a source

     

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  • Chip implants all in a day’s work at Swedish company
    Chip implants all in a day’s work at Swedish company

    , detroitnews.com

    Stockholm — The syringe slides in between the thumb and index finger. Then, with a click, a microchip is injected in the employee’s hand. Another “cyborg” is created. What could pass for a dystopian vision of the workplace is almost routine at the Swedish startup hub Epicenter. The company offers to implant its workers and startup members with microchips the size of grains of rice that function as swipe cards: to open doors, operate printers, or buy smoothies with a wave of the hand

     

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  • Swedish film The Square wins Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Fest
    Swedish film The Square wins Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Fest

    , cbc.ca

    Other prize winners include Sofia Coppola, Joaquin Phoenix, Diane Kruger Related Stories The Square, a Swedish movie about the curator of a museum filled with grotesquely pretentious conceptual art, beat stiff competition to win the top prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday. Critics hailed the movie by writer-director Ruben Ostlund as "high-wire cinema" that veers between comedy and thriller with moments of pure surrealism

     

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Education

  • Sweden PM Stefan Lofven finds gender-segregated school bus 'disgusting'
    Sweden PM Stefan Lofven finds gender-segregated school bus 'disgusting'

    , stuff.co.nz

    It is "disgusting" if girls at a private Islamic school in Stockholm are directed to the back door of a school bus while boys use the front door, as claimed by a television documentary, Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said. "It does not belong in Sweden" to have primary schools dividing children, aged between 6 and 10, by gender, Lofven said on Tuesday (Wednesday NZ Time)

     

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Farming

  • Swedish cows in a great moooo-d as summer pastures open
    Swedish cows in a great moooo-d as summer pastures open

    , startribune.com

    DROTTNINGHOLM, Sweden — Despite a cold wind and chilling temperatures, spring has come to Sweden. At least, spring for the milk cows. In an annual event that warms hearts across the country, "koslapp" (KOOH-slep) — the cow release — has become a popular family outing for urban residents. That's when the farmers of Sweden free their cows from the barns and stables where they have spent the long, dark, cold winter

     

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Law & Crime

  • Al Qaeda releases Swedish hostage after almost six years
    Al Qaeda releases Swedish hostage after almost six years

    , channelnewsasia.com

    STOCKHOLM: A Swedish citizen held hostage by al Qaeda militants for nearly six years has been released, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday. Johan Gustafsson, 42, was kidnapped in November 2011 in Timbuktu, during a motor cycle trip in Mali, along with two people from South Africa and the Netherlands. The kidnappers has earlier demanded 5 million dollars for his release, a demand rejected by the Swedish government, according to Swedish Radio, without citing a source

     

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Motoring

  • New Volvo XC60 Rolls Off The Production Line In Sweden
    New Volvo XC60 Rolls Off The Production Line In Sweden

    , ndtv.com

    Volvo has started production of the that premiered at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show earlier this year. The first example of the Volvo XC60, a T5 AWD Inscription in Crystal White, rolled off the production line in the company's Torslanda plant in Sweden on 26 April. The latest iteration of the XC60 is the fourth model based on Volvo's in-house-developed SPA vehicle architecture

     

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