Jehovah’s Witnesses in trouble again for screening films to children in breach of Swedish laws

The Jehovah’s Witnesses has been reported to the police for allegedly screening films to children against the Swedish laws. The church has been convicted in a district court for showing films that have not been approved by the Swedish State Media Council but they have continued their screenings at summer rallies. Police in April arrested a community leader who was later convicted by a district … Continue reading Jehovah’s Witnesses in trouble again for screening films to children in breach of Swedish laws

Motorists support army to seize vehicles in case of emergency

Motorists have reportedly shown willingness to comply with a call for the army to seize vehicles in times of national emergency. Major Otto Gröntoft, who is in charge of what in Swedish is known as krigsplacering (‘wartime placement’) said thousands have been approached and they include individuals and companies. “We have had a few responses and 98 percent have been positive or had relevant questions,” he … Continue reading Motorists support army to seize vehicles in case of emergency

Authorities ban lighting of fires on ground amid ‘heatwave’ fears

Forecasters have said some places in Sweden were at high risk of forest fires due to the combination of heat and dry weather. This comes as authorities have warned of a wave that may property damage and disruption to society, urging people to be extra careful. Areas identified to be at high risk include parts of Norrland, as well as areas of Värmland, Skåne, Öland … Continue reading Authorities ban lighting of fires on ground amid ‘heatwave’ fears

Lack of police patrols turn central Gothenburg into a haven for criminals, drugs

Two people have, in less than a week, stabbed to death in central Gothenburg while people fear walking around at night because of robberies with locals attributing that to lack of police patrols in the area. Locals told the media that they were now afraid of their place such that they cannot even walk around at night alone. They say the area has become dangerous … Continue reading Lack of police patrols turn central Gothenburg into a haven for criminals, drugs

Overwhelmed Stockholm to take cancer patients to Finland for radiation therapy

Stockholm is considering taking some breast cancer patients to neighboring Finland because of the increase in numbers of people in need of radiation therapy. Media reports indicate that a decision will be entirely up to patients and their doctors on whether to go to Finland or not for treatment but the Stockholm county council will pay for the travel, accommodation and food for the affected … Continue reading Overwhelmed Stockholm to take cancer patients to Finland for radiation therapy

BREAKING: Boris Johnson elected new Tory leader, to succeed May as British PM

LONDON (Reuters) – Boris Johnson, the ebullient Brexiteer who has promised to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal by Halloween, will replace Theresa May as prime minister after winning the leadership of the Conservative Party on Tuesday. His victory catapults the United Kingdom towards a Brexit showdown with the EU and towards a constitutional crisis at home, as British … Continue reading BREAKING: Boris Johnson elected new Tory leader, to succeed May as British PM

Swedish man in trouble for flying to Florida to have sex with under age girl

A Swedish man who flew from Sweden to Florida to have sex with an underage girl because he was in love has been arrested and is now facing trial. Joaquin Rustan Nabi Olsson, 44, said he knew he was dating an underage girl but risked it because he was in love when he slept with the girl whose age was between 12 and 16 years … Continue reading Swedish man in trouble for flying to Florida to have sex with under age girl

Fears as Nigerian gang puts Gothenburg in bad light for drugs and crime

A mafia gang with roots in Nigeria and is known as the Black Axe with a strong base in Sweden, is now fighting for space with a notorious gang known as Cosa Nostra  in Italy’s Sicily. The notorious gang has a strong base in Sweden’s second city, Gothenburg, and has since been reported as the likely springboard for the African mafia group and the criminal … Continue reading Fears as Nigerian gang puts Gothenburg in bad light for drugs and crime

Volvo to recall half a million cars worldwide, 86,000 in Sweden

A faulty component of the motor in some diesel engines has forced car manufacturer Volvo to recall half a million vehicles worldwide with 86,000 of those in Sweden. In total, 507,000 cars have been recalled worldwide, and 86,000 of these are in Sweden. The firm has since issued a recall notice saying the problem with the engines, may in some cases could lead to the … Continue reading Volvo to recall half a million cars worldwide, 86,000 in Sweden

Australia grounds Victorian-made planes following Swedish crash that killed nine

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority has suspended operations of 63 Victorian-made planes after the accident in Umeo on 14 July that claimed nine lives. The GippsAero GA8 aircrafts, manufactured in Australia by GippsAero and based in Latrobe Valley, have been grounded after the crash that killed all the nine on board. Authorities in a statement said they had temporarily suspended all flights pending the outcome … Continue reading Australia grounds Victorian-made planes following Swedish crash that killed nine