Tag: sweden

Swedish Prosecutor Drops Assange Rape Investigation

Swedish prosecutors have dropped their investigation into sexual-assault allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Officials will hold a press conference later Friday to expand on their decision to halt the seven-year legal standoff. The 45-year-old, who firmly denied the allegations he assaulted a woman in Sweden, took shelter in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London in…

Truck Driven Into a Crowd in Stockholm, Injuring Several

Authorities in Sweden’s capital say a beer truck was driven into a crowd of people on a pedestrian street and into a department store in the center part of the city on Friday. At least two people have been killed and many more have been injured, according to local reports. Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet quoted a…

Statue of Liberty Goes Dark on Eve of Women’s Protest

The Statue of Liberty experienced an “unplanned outage” late Tuesday night, leaving only the flame and crown lit just hours before the nationwide “A Day Without Women” protest. The blackout began around 10 p.m. ET. National Park Service spokesman Jerry Willis attributed the blackout to a project for a new emergency backup generator as part…

John Oliver: Sweden and Undercovered Stories [VIDEO]

In his latest episode of The Last Week Tonight, John Oliver addressed the president’s notorious press conference and his false claims about Sweden’s terrorist attack. “There is no hard proof yet of direct links between Trump himself and Russia, but he does have a weird, noticeably soft spot to both the country and its leader,”…

Julian Assange May Surrender Friday [VIDEO]

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said he will leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London and surrender to British police on Friday if a United Nations investigation does not rule that he is being illegally detained. Assange has been holed up in the embassy since Swedish authorities sought his extradition in 2012. He has not been charged…

2 Dead in Sword Attack on Swedish School [VIDEO]

A teacher and young student are dead and others injured after a Thursday morning attack on a school in a Swedish industrial town. A 21-year-old assailant attacked the school while allegedly wearing a Stars Wars mask. He was shot by Trollhattan police. Police said there was “considerable confusion” at the school, which has about 400…

Nobel Prize In Medicine Awarded To 2 Americans And A German

Scientists from Yale, Stanford and UC Berkeley have been awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in medicine for research into the transport system of our cells. The recipients of the prize are Americans James Rothman and Randy Schekman and German-born researcher Thomas Suedhof Photo: A screen displays photos of the winners of the 2013 Medicine Nobel…

ALERT: Obama arrives In Stockholm (Video), Will Hold Live Joint Press Conference at 8:30 a.m. (EST)

Barack Obama Arrives In Stockholm For 3 Days Of Meetings With Swedish Leaders (VIDEO) President Barack Obama is opening a three-day overseas trip with a stop in the Swedish capital of Stockholm. Air Force One touched down Wednesday morning after an overnight flight from Washington. During his stay in Stockholm, Obama will meet with Swedish…

Swedish Police Find Drugs And A Stun Gun On Justin Bieber’s Tour Bus

Swedish police have found drugs on pop sensation pop sensation Justin Bieber’s tour bus. Police spokesman Lars Bystrom revealed a small amount of drugs and a stun gun were found when officers raided the empty bus parked under the Globen concert venue in Stockholm, where Bieber was performing Wednesday. They have refused to reveal identify…

Woman Steals Train, Crashes Into Building

A woman stole the keys to a train in Sweden and proceeded to crash the train into a building. The woman was injured and taken to a hospital. There were no reports of any injuries in the building. Officials are investigating how the woman obtained keys to the train. NBC News