Is Sweden’s no-fly movement just media hype?

Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg refuses to travel by plane. Media coverage would have us believe it’s a movement that has spread across Sweden — but is it all just hype? DW’s Louise Osborne reports. It’s a hot, sunny day in a park in the western Swedish city of Gothenburg and people sit in small groups dotted along the green grass. Standing on a nearby path, … Continue reading Is Sweden’s no-fly movement just media hype?

A$AP Rocky free to leave Sweden ahead of assault trial ruling

Stockholm, Sweden (CNN) – A court in Stockholm has allowed A$AP Rocky to await the outcome of his assault trial in the United States, releasing the American rapper who has spent the past month in Swedish jail. The Stockholm District Court has not yet made a ruling in the case, but said Friday that A$AP Rocky and his two co-defendants were free to leave Sweden. … Continue reading A$AP Rocky free to leave Sweden ahead of assault trial ruling

‘Sweden a good model in tackling racism’

Former Goteborg and FC Rosengard defender Anita Asante says Sweden is a good model in tackling racism and England can learn from that. She described Sweden as proactive in tackling racism in the game after spending six years in the country playing for both Goteborg and FC Rosengard before returning to England last year to play for WSL side Chelsea. Asante says she believes in … Continue reading ‘Sweden a good model in tackling racism’

Turkish restaurant attacked in Gothenburg

An improvised explosive device was used to attack a Turkish restaurant in the city of Gothenburg on Saturday leaving the property damaged. . The attack was carried out using an improvised explosive device (IED) early Saturday morning according to the owner Ismail Yücel. A restaurant worker who lives near the area heard about an explosion and called the owners. Police are investigating the incident that … Continue reading Turkish restaurant attacked in Gothenburg

Police arrest man for threatening behaviour

Police were forced to fire warning shots before arresting a man who was exhibiting threatening behaviour in Harnösand in Västernorrland County. The arrest came as police had received alerts about the man’s behaviour from many people and had some form of affliction and was going around in central Harnösund and being menacing. Senior officer at the town’s police station David Levy said on arriving at … Continue reading Police arrest man for threatening behaviour

Former PM silences Trump, as fan threatens to burn down Swedish embassy in Washington

Former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt has joined the long list of Swedish politicians who have blasted efforts by US President Donald Trump to try and use illegal means to save rapper ASAP Rocky. Rocky is facing trial in Sweden after a late June Stockholm brawl that left a person injured. After persistent calls by Trump to have the rapper released, the former Prime Minister … Continue reading Former PM silences Trump, as fan threatens to burn down Swedish embassy in Washington

No barbacue this weekend for many as authorities issue weather warnings

Sweden authorities have banned barbecue and weather warnings have been issued as the country swelters in a Nordic heatwave. Weather records have been broken and in some countries, there have been fears of death. Temperatures of 30C across most of Sweden were recorded on Thursday and Friday and likely to persist into the weekend. Authorities say one of the reasons barbecue has been banned is … Continue reading No barbacue this weekend for many as authorities issue weather warnings

Angry Trump blasts Löfven over ASAP “abuse”, tells Sweden to address its crime problems

US President Donald Trump has come out guns blazing, expressing his disappointment with Sweden, particularly Prime Minister Stefan Löfven over the continued imprisonment of A$AP Rocky. Prosecutors on Thursday officially charged the US rapper after a brawl in the streets of Stockholm early this month. Last week, Trump tried through a 20 minute phone call to Löfven, to have the rapper released but as they … Continue reading Angry Trump blasts Löfven over ASAP “abuse”, tells Sweden to address its crime problems

Blood shortage fears after recent increase in knife attacks

Sweden is bracing for blood shortages with cities and municipalities calling for more donors attributing the looming shortages to recent knife attacks and holidays. Observers and authorities say the blood shortages have come as a result of knife attacks upsurge with Gothenburg recorded as the area with the most serious shortage. As a result, authorities have made a passionate call to members of the public … Continue reading Blood shortage fears after recent increase in knife attacks

Trump’s intervention in vain as A$AP Rocky is charged with assault

Despite the intervention of high profile personalities and US President Donald Trump to free US rapper A$AP Rocky, a Swedish prosecutor has formally charged him with assault over a fight in Stockholm last month. The platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated artist, Rakim Mayers, has been in custody since July 3 as authorities investigate a fight he was allegedly involved in on June 30 before appearing at a music … Continue reading Trump’s intervention in vain as A$AP Rocky is charged with assault