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IOC calms concern about 2018 Olympics amid NKorea tension

Responding to France's sports minister raising security risks at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, the IOC is seeking to calm concern about the Pyeongchang Games in February. The International Olympic Committee says it is in close contact with the United Nations and "the heads of government concerne

MIAMI HERALD - 2017-09-22 15:37:00

Swedish court lower sentences for 2 men accused of attacks

A Swedish appeals court has lowered prison sentences for two men accused of carrying out attacks in southern Sweden targeting migrants and a left-wing group. The two, who are linked to right-wing extremist groups, were previously convicted of three attacks. But the court in Goteborg adjusted their s

MIAMI HERALD - 2017-09-22 11:06:00

Seven countries seek UN council meeting on Myanmar

More than 420,000 Rohingya have fled for safety to Bangladesh in the face of an army campaign in Rakhine says the UN AFP DOMINIQUE FAGET France, Britain, the United States and four other countries have asked the UN Security Council to meet next week to discuss the ongoing violence in Myanmar, accord

24MATINS.UK - 2017-09-22 20:40:02

Jamie Dimon is being accused of market abuse in Sweden for badmouthing bitcoin

If JPMorgan traders were caught trading bitcoin, they would be fired "in a second" for their "stupidity," Dimon said. (Reuters/Mike Blake) Remember when Jamie Dimon called bitcoin "a fraud" a week ago? Well, it turns out that the JPMorgan chief executive could have been flouting European market abu

QUARTZ - 2017-09-21 11:41:53

Where the iPhone 8 is cheapest and most expensive-in dollars, pounds, and yuan

The iPhone 8 and 8 Plus will be available for purchase starting tomorrow (Sept. 22). Based on the retail prices listed on Apple's various global sites, we looked at the cost* of the 64GB iPhone 8 in the countries where the iPhone 8 will be available for purchase this month and ranked them in terms o

QUARTZ - 2017-09-21 10:34:21

ProBion Innovation Sweden Announces Colon Cancer Breakthrough: New Probiotic Treatment Markedly Reduces Cancer-Related Microbes

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Sept. 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ProBion Innovation Sweden AB (PISA), a research biotechnology start-up, announces the results of a clinical trial, registration number NCT03072641, conducted by the Sahlgrenska Academy at University of Gothenburg, in Gothenburg, Sweden, utilizing Pr

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-09-21 14:40:00

Hope Solo settles grievance with US Soccer after controversial six-month ban

Hope Solo was suspended by US Soccer for calling the Swedish team 'a bunch of cowards' at last year's Rio Olympics. Photograph: Marques/AGIF/REX/Shutterstock Guardian sport and agencies Hope Solo has settled her grievance with the US Soccer Federation after she had her contract terminated last yea

THE GUARDIAN - 2017-09-22 17:49:08

Lavrov scoffs at Swedish-US defense question

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday scoffed at the suggestion that the United States might have to defend Sweden against a Russian attack even though Sweden is not a member of NATO. In an interview with The Associated Press, Lavrov was asked about a statement made by U.S. Defense Secre

MIAMI HERALD - 2017-09-20 02:32:00

Sweden is struggling with housing shortage and elderly loneliness - this startup has an elegant solution to both

Ett tak tv generationer Sweden is currently facing two demographic problems of epic proportions: a housing shortage in urban areas, especially Stockholm, and growing isolation among elderly people. A startup based out of Norrsken House - an incubator for social impact startups founded by Niklas Ad

BUSINESS INSIDER - 2017-09-19 23:17:00

Iran Blasts Trump 'Hate Speech,' as World Leaders React to President's First United Nations Address

Iran's top diplomat criticized President Donald Trump's "ignorant" first-ever speech at the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Tuesday. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif took to local and social media to counter Trump's attack on Tehran and the 2015 nuclear treaty negotiated by Preside

NEWSWEEK - 2017-09-19 22:43:51

Nordea Move to Trigger Broad Review of Sweden's Banking Rules

Sweden's minister in charge of bank legislation says the country is reviewing its regulatory framework after Nordea Bank AB announced it was moving into the European banking union. The Stockholm-based lender's plan coincides with global regulator efforts to impose capital floors and a European revis

BLOOMBERG - 2017-09-19 15:20:48

Vaping, #Science and Public Health

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to make things easier for cancer by making things more difficult for vapers. As John Tierney explained in a recent article for the Wall Street Journal that's bad news for New Yorkers: Since the electronic cigarette arrived around 2010, the rate of smoking

ARTICLE.NATIONALREVIEW.COM - 2017-09-18 18:00:19

The Ominous, Massive Military Exercises in Eastern Europe

On September 14, Russia and Belarus launched a massive military exercise along their western borders and in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad. It's meant to mimic war with three invented adversaries: Veishnoriya, the Western-backed aggressor in the scenario, is intent on driving a wedge between Rus

THE ATLANTIC - 2017-09-18 13:35:00

Sweden's 'man-free' music festival prompts response from transgender people

Organizers behind Sweden's Statement Festival, which bills itself as "man-free" in response to sexual assaults at previous music festivals, are facing questions over how they will enforce their policy. Statement Festival was created by comedian Emma Knyckare, who has previously said that men should

FOXNEWS - 2017-09-17 05:22:58

Left-wing politician Patrik Liljegld 'raped at knifepoint in Sweden because of his beliefs'

A left-wing politician in Sweden has revealed he was raped at knifepoint by a man who told him he was a "traitor". Patrik Liljegld, group leader of the Left Party in the town of Falun, described what happened on Facebook and also at a meeting of the local council, despite his preference that "nobody

THE INDEPENDENT - 2017-09-16 10:17:50

Austria say coach Koller to leave in December

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria coach Marcel Koller paid the price for his team's poor recent results on Friday when the country's football federation (OeFB) said that he would leave his post at the end of December after six years in charge. The 56-year-old Swiss coach's contract runs until Dec. 31 and

REUTERS - 2017-09-15 19:52:33

Euro zone enlargement call sparks backlash in Germany

TALLINN, Sept 15 (Reuters) - After years of bailing out Greece, the idea of letting more poorer states into the euro zone has sparked controversy, particularly in Germany, where Chancellor Angela Merkel is seeking re-election in two weeks time. The backlash came after European Commission President

REUTERS - 2017-09-15 17:59:04

Sweden charges Syrian asylum-seeker with war crimes

September 14, 2017 at 7:34 AM STOCKHOLM - Swedish prosecutors have charged a Syrian asylum-seeker and a former fighter with Damascus' government forces with war crimes on suspicion that he posed in front of dead or wounded combatants from the Islamic State group. Prosecutor Karolina Wieslander said

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-09-14 11:34:27

A Nobel Peace Prize winner's silence on 'ethnic cleansing,' and 5 other global stories

In this occasional series, the London bureau of The Washington Post brings you up to speed on some of the biggest stories of the week. First up: The plight of the Rohingya. The biggest story: "An ethnic cleansing" The number of Rohingya refugees fleeing a military crackdown in Burma has topped 370,0

WASHINGTON POST - 2017-09-14 11:00:00

Anti-Trump campaigners launch Last Night in Sweden – in pictures

Conceived as a rebuttal to Donald Trump's false claims about terror attacks in Sweden in February this year, Last Night in Sweden features leading Swedish photographers depicting the country as it really is, warts and all. Published by Max Strm, the first copy will be presented to President Trump an

THE GUARDIAN - 2017-09-14 07:00:35