• Donald Trump Aug 19, 2019

    Danish PM: Trump's Idea of Buying Greenland Is ‘Absurd'

    Greenland is not for sale and U.S. President Donald Trump’s idea of buying the semi-autonomous Danish territory in the Arctic from Denmark is “an absurd discussion,” Denmark’s prime minister said. Mette Frederiksen, who was visiting the world’s largest island to meet Premier Kim Kielsen, told reporters: “Greenland is not Danish. Greenland is Greenlandic. I persistently hope that this is not...

  • Asher Klein Jun 3, 2019

    Swedish Court Rules Not to Extradite Julian Assange in Rape Probe

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to Sweden for a revived rape investigation, but should still be questioned in the case while he is imprisoned in Britain, a Swedish court ruled Monday, The ruling by the Uppsala District Court doesn’t mean the preliminary investigation must be abandoned, only that Assange doesn’t face extradition to Sweden any time soon....

  • JUDGE Jun 3, 2019

    Swedish Court Rules Not to Extradite Julian Assange in Rape Probe

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be extradited to Sweden for a revived rape investigation, but should still be questioned in the case while he is imprisoned in Britain, a Swedish court ruled Monday, The ruling by the Uppsala District Court doesn’t mean the preliminary investigation must be abandoned, only that Assange doesn’t face extradition to Sweden any time soon....

  • police officer May 20, 2019

    Sweden Requests Detention Order for WikiLeaks' Assange

    Swedish authorities on Monday issued a request for a detention order against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is now jailed in Britain, a Swedish prosecutor said. Prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson says if the Swedish court decided to detain Assange “on probable cause suspected for rape … I will issue a European Arrest Warrant.” The development sets up a possible future tug-of-war...

  • London May 13, 2019

    Sweden to Reopen Rape Case Against WikiLeaks' Assange

    Swedish prosecutors said Monday they are reopening a rape case against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and seek his extradition after he has served his 50-week prison term in Britain for jumping bail. Eva-Marie Persson, Sweden’s deputy director of public prosecutions, told a news conference in Stockholm that “there is still a probable cause to suspect that Assange committed a rape.”...

  • lawyer Sep 19, 2018

    Rape Trial Starts for Man at Center of Nobel Scandal

    The man at the center of a sex-abuse and financial crimes scandal that is tarnishing the academy that awards the Nobel Prize in Literature went on trial in Sweden Wednesday. Jean-Claude Arnault, a major cultural figure in the country, faces two counts of rape of a woman in 2011 before the Stockholm District Court. The French citizen is married to...

  • Donald Trump May 11, 2018

    Growing Chatter Over Trump's Nobel Peace Prize Prospects

    Barack Obama won it. So did Jimmy Carter, Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson. Now, President Donald Trump’s supporters are pushing for him to be the next U.S. leader to win the Nobel Peace Prize — a move that’s being met by smirks and eye rolls in Europe, where Trump remains deeply unpopular. But that’s not stopping a growing list of...

  • Prime Minister Dec 20, 2017

    Sweden Moves to Require Explicit Consent for Sex

    Sweden is moving to change its rape law to shift the burden of proof from the victim to the alleged attacker, in a proposal that would require people to get explicit consent before sexual contact. Deputy Prime Minister Isabella Lovin said the recent #metoo anti-harassment campaign “has shown that there is a need” for the new legislation, which is expected...

  • NBC Aug 12, 2017

    Submarine Owner Detained Over Journalist's Disappearance

    A Danish court ordered the owner of an amateur-built submarine Saturday held in pre-trial detention for 24 days while police investigate the disappearance of a Swedish journalist who had been on the ship before it sank. Peter Madsen was arrested Friday on preliminary manslaughter charges, hours after his 40-ton, nearly 18-meter-long (60-foot-long) submarine sank off Denmark’s eastern coast. The inventor,...

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