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Stockholm court stays arrest warrant against Julian Assange over rape allegation

May 25, 2016

Stockholm court stays arrest warrant against Julian Assange over rape allegation

A Stockholm district court on Wednesday maintained a European arrest warrant against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a 2010 rape allegation, rejecting his lawyers' request to have it lifted. #Wikileaks #Julian Assange #Sweden #Stockholm #Ecuadorian embassy
Trump's America first speech alarms U.S. allies | Reuters

Apr 29, 2016

Trump's America first speech alarms U.S. allies | Reuters

LONDON Donald Trump's first major foreign policy address alarmed American allies, who view the Republican front runner's repeated invocation of an "America first" agenda as a threat to retreat from the world. While most governments were careful not to comment publicly on a speech by a U.S. presidential candidate, Germany's foreign minister veered from that protocol to express concern at Trump's wording. #United States #Business #Middle East #South Korea #Sweden #Foreign policy
The curse of being Zlatan Ibrahimovic: We forget that football's greatest mercenary is also human

Apr 14, 2016

The curse of being Zlatan Ibrahimovic: We forget that football's greatest mercenary is also human

It's the curse of being Zlatan Ibrahimovic that even after winning eight league titles in a row, and scoring tons of goals in the most entertaining ways possible, he is not yet considered real elite. #Champions League #Barcelona #France #Premier League #Manchester City #Manchester United #José Mourinho #Sweden #KickingAround #AC Milan #Juventus #Inter Milan #Zlatan Ibrahimovic #PSG #Ligue 1 #Ajax #quarter-final
IMF chief eyes 'bigger, bolder' effort on refugee crisis | Reuters

Apr 14, 2016

IMF chief eyes 'bigger, bolder' effort on refugee crisis | Reuters

WASHINGTON International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Wednesday said efforts to deal with refugees from war-torn countries in the Middle East and North Africa required a "bigger, bolder and broader approach." Lagarde, participating in a panel discussion on refugees at the IMF and World Bank spring meetings, said that financing volumes and levels of government support needed to be "bigger than what people think of at the moment." "It's a humanitarian major crisis, which calls, in our view, at the IMF, for collective, massive action," Lagarde said. "That humanitarian crisis is of huge scale. #United States #India #Middle East #Sweden #Entertainment #article
Threats of terrorism, migration will worsen without greater action, warns forum | Reuters

Apr 05, 2016

Threats of terrorism, migration will worsen without greater action, warns forum | Reuters

STOCKHOLM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The threat of terrorism and global migration will grow worse in both rich and poor nations without greater worldwide cooperation to tackle the root causes of poverty and extremism, leaders of an international forum on peace building said on Tuesday. The Swedish co-chair of the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS) said recent violent extremism - such as the attacks in Paris and Brussels - coupled with mass migration present major challenges to all nations. #Technology #France #Middle East #markets #Sweden #Iraq #article
Just 10 percent of world military spending could knock off poverty - think tank | Reuters

Apr 05, 2016

Just 10 percent of world military spending could knock off poverty - think tank | Reuters

STOCKHOLM (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - World military spending rose 1 percent in 2015, the first annual increase in four years, a Stockholm think tank said on Tuesday as it estimated 10 percent of this could cover the costs of global goals aiming to end poverty and hunger in 15 years. The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) said military expenditure nudged up to almost $1.7 trillion last year, with the United States accounting for by far the greatest amount despite its spending dipping 2.4 percent to $596 billion #Middle East #Russia #markets #Africa #Vietnam #military #Sweden
Victim death toll from Brussels bombings revised down to 32 | Reuters

Mar 30, 2016

Victim death toll from Brussels bombings revised down to 32 | Reuters

BRUSSELS The number of people killed in last week's bombings at Brussels Airport and on a rush-hour metro train has been revised down to 32, excluding the three suicide bombers, Belgian federal prosecutors said on Tuesday. Officials had previously put the death toll at 35, but they said on Tuesday that had been due to the double counting of three people with dual nationality #United States #Crime #Italy #Sweden #Netherlands
Hong Kong bookseller voiced fears about China agents before he disappeared | Reuters

Mar 08, 2016

Hong Kong bookseller voiced fears about China agents before he disappeared | Reuters

HONG KONG In a series of at least ten emails reviewed by Reuters, Hong Kong bookseller Lee Bo, specialising in gossipy publications about Chinese leaders, said he feared a missing colleague had been taken by agents from China for "political reasons".     Lee himself went missing in December, weeks after he sent the emails to the daughter of his colleague, Gui Minhai, who is still being held in China.     "We fear that he (Gui) was taken by special agents from China for political reasons," Lee said in one of the emails dated Nov. #United States #Technology #Middle East #Africa #Crime #Hong Kong #Sweden