Showing posts with label Sweden. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sweden. Show all posts

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

Two confirmed dead as vehicle hits crowd in Stockholm

A vehicle drove into a crowd of people outside a busy department store in central Stockholm this afternoon, with police confirming at least two people had been killed.

Swedish UN envoy concerned over US missile attack on Syria

The Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations Olof Skoog expressed concern over US missile attack on Syrian airfield comparing it with the American and UK governments excuses and lies about weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) in Iraq.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Swedes Demand Assyrian Autonomy to Make Up for Daesh Genocide

After having established a quasi-state in the Middle East, Daesh has been guilty of many evils, including persecution of other ethnic groups, whose religious beliefs happen to differ from radical Islam, such as the Assyrians. A group of Swedish politicians now advocate the creation of a local Assyrian autonomy to prevent future genocides.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Sweden prepares to expel up to 80,000 migrants

Sweden plans to remove tens of thousands of asylum seekers from the country, according to the interior minister.

This measure would only apply to people whose applications had been rejected.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Germany, Sweden can't be left to shoulder refugee burden (UNHCR chief)

The UN's refugee chief warned on August 18 that Germany and Sweden cannot be left to bear most of Europe's asylum burden, as German media reported that the number seeking refuge in the country could surge to 750,000 this year.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Sweden confirms mystery ‘Russian sub’…was in fact a workboat

The unknown foreign vessel the Swedish Navy searched for near Stockholm last autumn was actually a “workboat,” a senior navy official says. Local media had alleged a hunt was on to try and find a Russian submarine, which was believed to be in the area.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Saudi Arabia accuses Sweden of 'flagrant interference' in affairs

Saudi Arabia accused Sweden's foreign minister on Wednesday of "flagrant interference" in its internal affairs after she criticised the country's human rights record, and confirmed that it is recalling its envoy in protest.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Swedish media mistook French warplane that violated Sweden's airspace for Russian

Sweden’s Armed Forces have refuted media reports alleging that a Russian warplane had violated the country’s airspace. The press service of the Swedish Armed Forces said on Monday it was a French aircraft. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sweden Confirms Submarine Presence. (“a foreign power has violated Swedish territorial integrity.”)

Sweden says it can confirm a submarine violated its territorial waters near Stockholm in October.
“There is no doubt, we have excluded all other explanations. Swedish territory has been seriously and unacceptably violated by a foreign power,” said Supreme Commander Sverker Göranson in a statement.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Sweden spends €2.2 million to prove no suspicious submarines wander around

Sweden has spent €2.2 million and one week on an effort to look for a phantom foreign submarine only to eventually acknowledge the absence of suspicious “foreign underwater activity.” For seven days the Swedish armed forces were conducting a sweeping operation involving naval ships and the Marines to find nothing alarming. As follows from the armed forces’ news release, all units have been restored to the routine degree of readiness.
Sweden has failed to present any proof of unauthorized foreign presence in its territorial waters.

Russia mocks Sweden for desperate attempts to find Russian submarine. (Sweden submarine search called off)

Swedish armed forces of Sweden continue the operation to establish the existence of "foreign submarine activity" in the waters of the Stockholm archipelago. [***Sweden submarine search called off 24/10/14 ]
Officials with the Defense Ministry of the Russian Federation believe that the actions of the Swedish authorities heighten tensions in the Baltic Sea, RT reports. As a result of the campaign, one may violate the rules for  maritime economic activities in the region, Russian officials said.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Russia refutes Western reports on naval emergencies. (Sweden intensifies search for suspected submarine near Stockholm)

The Russian Defense Ministry on Sunday refuted Western reports over a potential incident involving the country's submarine.

"There have been no irregular situations and, even less so, accidents involving Russian naval vessels," the ministry said in a statement.

The Swedish daily Svenska Dagbladet reported Saturday that the country's military intelligence had intercepted radio signals between an area off the coast of Stockholm and the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

One of detained OSCE military observers released in Slavyansk

One of the military observers from OSCE member countries, who were detained in Ukraine’s southeastern town of Slavyansk, has been released.

This is a Swedish national who suffers from diabetes. He was released for health reasons.

On Friday, April 25, supporters of federalization in Slavyansk, a city in the southeast of Ukraine, detained a bus with passengers, with unarmed military observers from OSCE countries among them. The observers are staying in the east of Ukraine at the invitation of the Kiev authorities.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Russia has to react as NATO moves closer to its borders - Medvedev

Iskander high-precision missile system (RIA Novosti / Alexei Danichev)
Russia cannot see NATO expansion towards its borders as positive, as under certain circumstances the possibility of military confrontation remains, the Russian PM has said at the Euro-Arctic Council’s forum.
When a reporter asked Dmitry Medvedev how the balance of forces in Europe will change if Sweden and Finland decide to enter NATO, the Russian Prime Minister answered that his country would have to react to such developments.
This is their own business; they are making decisions in accordance with the national sovereignty doctrine. But we have to consider the fact that for us the NATO bloc is not simply some estranged organisation, but a structure with military potential,” the head of the Russian government said adding that under certain unfavorable scenarios this potential could be used against Russia.

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