Tag: Sweden

Felony, but Make It Fashion: After His Release From Swedish Prison, A$AP Rocky Has Designed Swedish Prison Uniforms

In a full-circle moment no one saw coming, A$AP Rocky is giving back to the Swedish jail that held him for several weeks this summer. Using his influence and style-savvy, the entertainer has reportedly designed new uniforms for the detainees of Kronoberg prison, which he once described as “walking into a toilet” (h/t BBC). The […]

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Sweden drops investigation into Julian Assange over rape allegation

Swedish authorities are ending their investigation into an allegation of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the country’s deputy chief prosecutor has announced. US authorities have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, US officials familiar with the matter tell CNN. Deputy director of public prosecution Eva-Marie Persson made the announcement at […]

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Sweden Drops Julian Assange Rape Inquiry

By Elian Peltier LONDON — The Swedish authorities announced on Tuesday that they would end an investigation into allegations of rape and sexual assault made against Julian Assange, the embattled WikiLeaks founder, that date from 2010. “The evidence is not strong enough to form the basis of an indictment,” said Eva-Marie Persson, Sweden’s deputy director […]

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Denmark, Worried About Bombings by Swedish Gangs, Begins Border Checks

COPENHAGEN — More than 60 years of hassle-free travel from Sweden to Denmark has ended after the Danish authorities, struggling to quell a wave of bombings blamed on Swedish gangs, introduced passport checks for the first time since the 1950s. The measures put in place on Tuesday are temporary and will be applied intermittently, but […]

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Scandinavian Wine? A Warming Climate Tempts Entrepreneurs

SKAERSOGAARD, Denmark — On a mild autumn morning, Sven Moesgaard climbed a sunbathed hill and inspected an undulating expanse of neatly planted vines. A picking crew was harvesting tons of hardy Solaris grapes that he would soon turn into thousands of bottles of crisp white and sparkling Danish wine. A decade ago, winemaking was regarded […]

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A$AP Rocky To Go Back To Sweden For Concert After Shady Assault Trial: Report

Imagine being falsely arrested and detained for weeks in a foreign country in an international scandal that involved the top levels of the American government and major civil rights figures demanding your release. Now, imagine living through that and willingly returning to the scene of the crime. Imagine no longer, since that’s precisely what rapper […]

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How to Explore One of Sweden’s Most Peaceful Nature Reserves

Sweden’s bucolic Varmland province runs from the heart of the country, at its eastern perimeter, out to the border of neighboring Norway, and it is known for its striking landscapes. In its center lies Glaskogennature reserve, more than 65,000 acres of hilly terrain dominated by towering pine trees and speckled with 80-some different lakes. The […]

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The Happy, Healthy Capitalists of Switzerland

Like many progressive intellectuals, Bernie Sanders traces his vision of economic paradise not to socialist dictatorships like Venezuela but to their distant cousins in Scandinavia, which are just as wealthy and democratic as the United States but have more equitable distributions of wealth, as well as affordable health care and free college for all. There […]

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All This Swedish Ferrari FF Wanted Was To Be An Italian Police Car

An aftermarket wrap company from just outside Stockholm has revealed a special Ferrari FF. WrapZone evidently took inspiration from the Lamborghini Gallardo and Huracan police cars used in Italy with its latest design, adorning the FF with a light blue livery that reads ‘Polizia’ on both sides. Kinda weird, considering it is in Sweden, but […]

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Deutsche Telekom, Covestro, and UID create artistic 5G mmWave antennas

One of the biggest challenges faced by cellular carriers in the 5G era has been winning public approval for the numerous “small cells” required by ultra-high speed millimeter wave networks — the cells often look like plastic pizza boxes or backpacks, and often need to be placed every 600 feet in urban surroundings. Now T-Mobile’s […]

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Diminutive Uniti One EV Priced From £15,100, Arriving In Mid-2020

Sweden’s tiny Uniti One electric vehicle has been revealed in production guise and first deliveries to customers in the UK and Sweden will commence in mid-2020. The electric vehicle, crowdfunded last year and previewed with an eye-catching concept, will go on sale in the UK for £15,100 (US$19,043) after the £3,500 (US$4,414) government subsidy. Two […]

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Abiy Ahmed Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Abiy Ahmed, the prime minister of Ethiopia, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, for his work in restarting peace talks with neighboring Eritrea, ending a long stalemate between the two countries. Why did he win? Mr. Abiy, 43, broke through two decades of frozen conflict between his vast country, Africa’s second most populous, […]

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The Nobel Prize in Literature Is Just Trolling Now

After a one-year absence brought on by an ugly and convoluted sexual abuse and financial malfeasance scandal, the Nobel Prize in Literature returned in 2019 with a charm offensive. The Swedish Academy’s Nobel Committee would bestow not one, but two awards, to make up for last year’s no-show. And it promised that, after a period […]

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Nobel Prize in Physics Awarded for Studies of Earth’s Place in the Universe

This year’s Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded to three scientists who transformed our view of the cosmos. James Peebles, a professor emeritus at Princeton University, shared half of the prize for theories that explained how the universe swirled into galaxies and everything we see in the night sky, and indeed much that we cannot […]

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2020 Polestar 2 Performance Pack Priced From £54,900 / €64,800 In Europe

Only days after releasing European pricing for the all-new Polestar 2 electric vehicle, the Volvo-owned brand has announced how much the Performance Pack will cost. Yes, the Polestar 2 will offer a Performance Pack, despite the fact that it comes standard with two electric motors producing a combined 300-kW (402 HP / 408 PS) and […]

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We Spent A Day Driving Trucks And Buses In Sweden, And Learned About VW Group Traton’s Future Plans

Ask any car journalist what they want to do, and they’ll tell you they want to travel the world and drive the finest machines. Trucks and buses aren’t on our daily agenda, but getting behind the wheel of these vehicles that most of us do not pay much attention to out on the road was […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: $60,000 Luxury Sedans in 2020

Say you’re an auto shopper of wealth and taste who has around $60,000 to spend. Now, let’s assume the usual options from Japan and Germany are not for you. Would you turn to America or Sweden to fill your luxury needs? Lincoln Continental Lincoln’s Continental enters 2020 in three trims spanning three engine options. Prices start at […]

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How to Cool a Planet With Extraterrestrial Dust

Extraterrestrial events — the collision of faraway black holes, a comet slamming into Jupiter — evoke wonder on Earth but rarely a sense of local urgency. By and large, what happens in outer space stays in outer space. A study published Wednesday in Science Advances offered a compelling exception to that rule. A team of […]

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A$AP Rocky’s Swedish Lawyer Shot in Apparent Attempted Homicide

Photo: Michael Campanella (Getty Images) Henrik Olsson Lilja, the lawyer who represented A$AP Rocky during his assault case in Sweden, was shot in the head and chest on Friday morning in what Swedish authorities believe was an attempt on his life. Lilja’s identity as the victim of the shooting was confirmed by Mia Edwall Insulander, […]

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