Posts Tagged ‘Sweden’

Concerned about fake news and hate speech, Sweden’s public radio closes Twitter accounts

Sveriges Radio has been scaling back its Twitter presence over several years, citing a drop in engagement and conversation around its Tweets. Source

Sweden Agrees To Extradite Turkish National In Bid For NATO Entry

Sweden agreed on Thursday to extradite a Turkish national that is wanted by Turkey’s government, in a bid to acquire Ankara’s approval to join the US-led military alliance NATO. This comes a day after Finland joined NATO, becoming its 31st member. Sweden and Finland requested to join the military alliance in the wake of Russia’s operation in Ukraine… […]

St. Bartholomew Parish in Iceland Recognised by Metropolitan Cleopas of Sweden

The Holy Metropolis of Sweden and All Scandinavia announced that the Parish of St. Bartholomew the Apostle in the Reykjavik gained recognition as a legal entity. Following the official notification from Icelandic authorities, His Eminence Metropolitan Cleopas of Sweden and All of Scandinavia said: “This decision by the Icelandic authorities handling the issue of the… […]

Sweden: Investigation Shows State Actor Behind Nord Stream Blast

In yet more evidence on the side of Seymour Hersh’s reporting, Sweden has announced Thursday that amid its ongoing investigation into the Nord Stream pipeline sabotage, it has concluded that a state actor is the likeliest culprit.  Swedish Public Prosecutor Mats Ljungqvist, who heads the ongoing investigation, stated “The clear main scenario” is that a state-sponsored group was behind the explosions. […]

Sweden-born Helena Paparizou: “All children are born sexless, I also had doubts about my sexuality”

Helena Paparizou made a revelation about herself in an interview she gave recently, touching on the issue of sexuality. The singer was a guest on Pride 98.6’s “Pop Revolution” podcast, where she shared very personal moments from her life regarding depression and people’s sexuality. Initially, Paparizou said: “The first time I had depression, the specialist… […]

10-Year-Old Girl Stabbed by Suspect Yelling ‘Allah Akbar’ in Sweden

A known criminal yelling Islamic slogans was arrested for stabbing a young girl in an unprovoked attack in Sweden this week, according to reports. The horrifying incident unfolded on Thursday afternoon in the culturally-enriched city of Gothenburg. Police were called to Brunnsparken, a square in the city center, where they found a 10-year-old girl suffering […]

Turkiye NATO talks with Sweden and Finland to resume on 9 March

Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, said on Monday talks with Sweden and Finland over their NATO membership bids would resume on 9 March, although he said Sweden had still not fulfilled its obligations under a memorandum signed last year, Reuters reports. Turkiye, in January, cancelled talks with Sweden and Finland on their applications after a Danish far-right politician […]

Sweden admits PKK receives significant funding

A senior official in the Swedish Security Service (SAPO) confirmed on Sunday that the Kurdistan Workers' Party, or PKK, and like-minded Kurdish groups receive significant funding in Sweden. SAPO's deputy head of counter-terrorism, Susanna Trehorning, told a television journalist, "I will not disclose the amount, but I can say that the PKK organisation receives a […]

United States repeats support for Finland and Sweden to join NATO

United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken on his first visit to Turkey following his appointment two years ago, has reiterated Washington’s support for Sweden and Finland’s quick accession to NATO. The Nordic country’s bid to join the military alliance has been blocked by Ankara which says that Stockholm in particular has harboured the Kurdistan […]

Turkey demands Sweden to Ban Blasphemy, Sweden Rejects Demands

Turkey makes a concrete demand on Sweden that risks making the country’s NATO membership impossible. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spoken out about the burning of the Koran in Sweden and is now demanding that the legislation be changed. Erdogan has made it clear that he will not support Sweden’s NATO membership before the […]

Finland Says Quran-Burning Is Kremlin Plot to Sabotage Sweden’s NATO Bid

From Politico to Vice to various news agencies, mainstream media is busy echoing the conspiracy theories and wild speculations of some Western officials – with the latest being based on allegations by Finland’s foreign minister… “Finland’s foreign minister hinted that Russia may have been involved in last week’s Koran-burning protest that threatens to derail Sweden’s […]

To what extent will relations between Sweden and Turkey escalate?

The warnings by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan uttered during a meeting with the youth in Mugla on January 15 that relations between Turkey and Sweden could worsen if Stockholm did not take action against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) are becoming prophetic. As is known, in the summer of 2022, Turkey, Sweden and Finland […]

41 Kuwait MPs call to boycott Sweden over extremist’s burning of Holy Qur’an

As many as 41 Kuwaiti lawmakers condemned, on Tuesday, the burning of a copy of the Holy Quran by Swedish-Danish right-wing extremist Stram Kurs Party leader, Rasmus Paludan, in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, and called to boycott all countries that do not respect Muslims sanctities, Kuwaiti Al-Anbaa newspaper reported. The lawmakers said, in a joint […]

Russia slams NATO chief’s response to burning copy of Holy Qur’an in Sweden 

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, criticised, on Tuesday, the NATO Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg's comments on burning a copy of the Holy Quran by Swedish-Danish right-wing extremist, Stram Kurs Party leader, Rasmus Paludan, in the Swedish capital, Stockholm. Zakharova said in a post on Telegram that respecting people's religious opinions and beliefs is "a duty, […]

Extremist Danish politician burns the Quran in Sweden

The leader of the Danish far-right party Stram Kurs (Hard Line) on Saturday (January 21) burnt a copy of the Holy Quran in the Swedish capital. Earlier, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu criticised Sweden for giving Paludan a permit for burning the Quran, adding that racism and hate crimes do not count as freedom of […]

Turkiye calls for Sweden to fight PKK provocations

The Turkish Parliament speaker, foreign minister and other senior Turkish officials slammed Sweden on Friday over allowing a PKK/YPG provocative show in Stockholm. "We saw another provocation by the PKK/YPG terrorist group in Sweden. In fact, this is an act that includes both racism and a hate crime. Therefore, it is an act that Sweden […]

5 arrested in Sweden over Koran riots

Another five men and a young woman have been arrested for involvement in the Koran riots in Örebro. During Tuesday and Wednesday, the police arrested six people after the violent riot in Sveaparken during Good Friday. The classifications are, among other things, gross sabotage against blue light operations. All are arrested. The people who have […]

Ukraine war: Fury in Russia at military top brass, killer drones, Sweden NATO membership

Here is our round-up of the latest developments in the Ukraine war. Source

Sweden’s foreign minister says NATO talks with Turkiye progressing well

Talks between Sweden and Turkiye are progressing well and Stockholm hopes Ankara will ratify the Nordic country's NATO application well before an alliance summit in July, Sweden's foreign minister said on Thursday, Reuters reports. Sweden and Finland applied in May to join NATO in response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine, but ran into objections from […]

NATO: Turkey still refuses to lift veto on Sweden’s membership application

Block comes after Swedish court refused to extradite a journalist wanted by Turkey Source

Sweden extradites PKK member to Turkiye, as it continues to seek NATO membership 

Sweden has extradited a member of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) to Turkiye, as part of Stockholm's efforts to gain Ankara's approval for accession into the NATO alliance. According to media reports, the man was previously sentenced to over six years imprisonment in Turkiye for his membership in the PKK, an armed Kurdish separatist […]

This Rare Battle-Sword Just Found in Sweden Is “An Evolutionary Leap”

Researchers in Sweden were excavating a 400-year-old cellar floor when they came across this “rare” battle-sword from the Military Revolution. Read more Section:  Artifacts Ancient Technology News History & Archaeology Read Later  Source

Sweden Refused Lockdowns, Kept Schools Open and Was Rewarded With Lowest Excess Mortality In the World

While the whole world went mad, closing schools, issuing mask orders and mandatory lockdowns, Sweden refused to listen to Bill Gates and the World Economic Forum and kept their society open. Fast forward to the […] The post Sweden Refused Lockdowns, Kept Schools Open and Was Rewarded With Lowest Excess Mortality In the World appeared […]

Turkey: ‘Concrete steps’ still needed for Finland and Sweden NATO membership

Ankara has insisted that the Nordic nations do more to crack down on support for groups it considers terrorist organisations. Source

Sweden Finds “Foreign Objects” & Explosive Residue On Nord Stream Pipelines

Swedish investigators announced Friday the conclusion of their formal investigation into the Nord Stream pipeline blasts on September 26. To nobody’s surprise, the investigation has concluded the natural gas leaks which rocked European energy markets and resulted in tit-for-tat accusations between Moscow and the West was the result of “gross sabotage”. Source

Rare Viking Treasure Hoard Unearthed In Sweden

Archaeologists in Sweden have unearthed a rare Viking treasure hoard. Found beneath what was a wooden floor, the collection of silver jewellery and coins tell a story of international trade almost one thousand years ago. Read more Section:  News History & Archaeology Read Later  Source

Sweden Refuses to Share Results of Nord Stream Pipeline Explosion Investigation With Russia

Sweden is refusing to share the preliminary results of its official investigation into the Nord Stream pipeline explosions with Russia, asserting that the information is “confidential.” Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson said that the outcome of the inquiry into what severely damaged the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines in late September would not be […]

Listen: Our Twitter Space discussion on Sweden’s general election

Join our panel of experts including Dominic Hinde and Lucas Dahlström as we explore the ins and outs of an election that could return a far-right government to power.

Sweden’s Psychological Defense Agency Admits Conspiracy Theories Are “Basically True”

Sweden’s Psychological Defense Agency admitted that conspiracy theories are “basically true,” with its head asserting, “good disinformation is actually not false.” The agency’s boss Henrik Landerholm made the bizarre comments during an interview with the London Times. […] The post Sweden’s Psychological Defense Agency Admits Conspiracy Theories Are “Basically True” appeared first on News Punch.

Iranian national detained in Sweden facing worst pressure

TEHRAN – The harshest pressure is still being applied against Iranian citizen Hamid Nouri in Sweden, where he was detained and sentenced. Since October 2019, Hamid Nouri has been detained in Sweden. During terms of his detention, he was held in solitary confinement and denied the ability to select a lawyer, communicate with or see […]

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