Danish capital hit by second blast in four days – police

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – An explosion damaged a police station in Copenhagen early on Saturday, the second blast to hit the Danish capital in four days. No one was injured in the blast outside a small unstaffed police station in the area of Norrebro, just outside the city centre, Chief Police Inspector Jorgen Bergen Skov said. On Tuesday, one person was slightly injured in an explosion … Continue reading Danish capital hit by second blast in four days – police

‘Flight shame’ website spells out emissions toll on global climate

By Sebastien Malo NEW YORK – Getting ready to cruise in first class from New York to Beijing? That will be 15.6 square meters of Arctic ice down the drain, thank you. Enjoy your flight. Such statistics detailing the environmental toll wrought by jet setting, or even just business travel, are the stuff of a new website, Shameplane.com, which aims to calculate how much Arctic … Continue reading ‘Flight shame’ website spells out emissions toll on global climate

American With No Medical Training Ran Center For Malnourished Ugandan Kids. 105 Died

Ten years ago, Renee Bach left her home in Virginia to set up a charity to help children in Uganda. One of her first moves was to start a blog chronicling her experiences. Among the most momentous: On a Sunday morning in October 2011, a couple from a village some distance away showed up at Bach’s center carrying a small bundle. “When I pulled the … Continue reading American With No Medical Training Ran Center For Malnourished Ugandan Kids. 105 Died

Eskilstuna introduces controversial money-begging permit

Beggars in a Swedish town will have to a permit before being allowed to panhandle for money. The scheme, the first of its kind in the country, has been introduced in Eskilstuna, a town of nearly 70,000 inhabitants about 90 miles west of Stockholm. The scheme was approved by the city council in June 2018.  Backed by the majority Social Democrat, Moderate and Centre coalition, … Continue reading Eskilstuna introduces controversial money-begging permit

U.S. singer Pink’s tour crew crash land at Danish airport

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – A private aircraft carrying members of U.S. singer Pink’s tour crew crash landed at a Danish airport early on Tuesday and burst into flames but all occupants escaped unharmed, concert promoter Live Nation Norway said. “I have been told that it was part of Pink’s team which was onboard the plane and that everybody is unharmed,” Rune Lem of Live Nation Norway … Continue reading U.S. singer Pink’s tour crew crash land at Danish airport

Toni Morrison, celebrated author and Nobel laureate, dead at 88

NEW YORK — Nobel laureate Toni Morrison, a pioneer and reigning giant of modern literature whose imaginative power in “Beloved,” ”Song of Solomon” and other works transformed American letters by dramatizing the pursuit of freedom within the boundaries of race, has died at age 88. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that Morrison died Monday night at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Morrison’s family issued … Continue reading Toni Morrison, celebrated author and Nobel laureate, dead at 88

Despite dreary weather, meteorologist reassures: “Summer is not yet over”

After last week’s heat, the temperature has dropped throughout the country, but if you are worried that the summer is over, SVT meteorologist Helen Tronstad has a calming message. – No, I definitely don’t want to say (summer is over), she says. Although there is no high summer heat at the beginning for the next ten days, Helen Tronstad is careful to point out that … Continue reading Despite dreary weather, meteorologist reassures: “Summer is not yet over”

Situation for stateless people in Sweden has gravely ‘worsened’

Anna Lundberg, a professor at Linköping University, thinks that the situation for stateless people has gotten worse lately. Anna Lundberg led a government inquiry on behalf of the government, which already in 2017 concluded that more asylum seekers who cannot be deported due to practical barriers should be allowed to stay in Sweden. It may be that no country can receive them because of statelessness. … Continue reading Situation for stateless people in Sweden has gravely ‘worsened’

Citizenship application duration drastically increased by migration admin law “loophole”

The queues for Swedish citizenship are growing and applicants can now be forced to wait several years for a decision from the Swedish Migration Board. Last year, a new administrative law came up that was intended to force shorter processing times, but SVT’s review shows that the law has rather aggravated the queues. In addition, the law has made it possible to jump the queue. … Continue reading Citizenship application duration drastically increased by migration admin law “loophole”

US warned Sweden of ‘negative consequences’ if A$AP Rocky were not released from jail for trial

Doug Stanglin – USA TODAY A special U.S. presidential envoy warned of “potentially negative consequences” to U.S.-Swedish relations if American rapper A$AP Rocky were not released from prison and allowed to live in a hotel during his trial this week on assault charges in Stockholm, according to media reports. According to letters obtained by Aftonbladet, the Swedish newspaper, and published by NBC News and CNN, Ambassador Robert O’Brien … Continue reading US warned Sweden of ‘negative consequences’ if A$AP Rocky were not released from jail for trial