The Swedish government enacted a new law reintroducing compulsory military service for the first time since 2010, and for the first time ever on a gender-equal basis. The reason for the change is a response to Russia’s military activity over the last three years.
Consider what one is tempted to call President Trump’s downright “Clintonian” non-denial denial during his recent press conference: “I own nothing in Russia, I have no loans in Russia, I don’t have any deals in Russia.” The president denying this well-documented fact is the rough equivalent of Bill Clinton denying he’d ever met Monica Lewinsky.
Jason Vargus was playing Pokémon Go when he narrowly escaped death during the Bowling Green Massacre, during which scores of immigrant terrorists – who had arrived there due to the absence of appropriate travel bans – machine-gunned large segments of the population to death.
Before Donald Trump left for the “Winter White House” in Florida — where he planned to kick off his 2020 campaign — the president took to his Twitter cocoon to berate his enemies, as is his habit. NBC’s Seth Meyers couldn’t help but notice that Trump failed miserably at sounding like an authoritarian strongman. Apparently, he hasn’t been following the cheat sheet Putin gave him as a guide for delegitimizing the free press.
In a tongue-in-cheek article published Sunday, a Swedish newspaper ran through a series of the worst problems it could find Friday in the country. More serious stories cited by the article, now published in English on the paper’s website, included a man dying in hospital after a workplace accident, and police chasing a suspect for allegedly driving under the influence.
“Sweden? Terror attack? What has he been smoking? Questions abound,” former Swedish foreign minister Carl Bildt wrote on Twitter. Other Swedes mocked Trump by posting pictures of reindeer, meatballs, and people assembling IKEA furniture.
Sweden has a decades-long record of welcoming refugees from Chile in the 70s, the Iran-Iraq war in the 80s and the Yugoslav wars in the 90s.
Twenty years ago, when President Clinton was running for reelection against the odds, Hillary hedged her message — and yet she was prescient in addressing the harms of an increasingly unfair economy.
By Lennart Simonsson, dpa STOCKHOLM — Swedish prosecutors launched an investigation Thursday into whether laws were broken in 2010 and 2012 when Israeli soldiers boarded pro-Palestinian vessels shipping humanitarian aid to Gaza. Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor said Israel had not received any official communication from Sweden on the investigation, and had not been […]
By Chad Terhune, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Despite having the costliest care, the United States ranks last among 11 industrialized countries on health care quality and access, according to a new report. The analysis by the Commonwealth Fund published Monday ranked the United Kingdom first overall, even though its per-capita health spending is […]
By Chip Scoggins, Star Tribune (Minneapolis) SOCHI, Russia – The U.S. women’s hockey team held a marathon video session and a couple of intense practices after losing to Canada in the preliminary round of the Olympic hockey tournament. The Americans felt like they played hard and physical in a 3-2 loss to their rivals, but […]
Tehran (AFP) – Sweden’s foreign minister, the latest high-level Western diplomat to visit Tehran, said Tuesday that a comprehensive international nuclear agreement with Iran is possible within six months, media reported. “If there is a good will on both sides a deal is possible within a very ambitious time scale of six months,” Foreign Minister […]
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish police arrested four people on suspicion of preparing a terror attack and evacuated an arts center in the country’s second largest city, security officials said Sunday. The four were arrested in the west coast city of Goteborg and were suspected of plotting terrorism, security service spokeswoman Sara Kvarnstrom said. She declined […]