Saturday, 18 January 2020

Tag Archives: Sweden

Swedish king speaks up for Kashmir

NEW DELHI: King Carl Gustaf of Sweden said in Mumbai that his country had been observing the situation in Jammu & Kashmir for years, and indicated that the mandate of the United Nations Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP), of which it was a part, was too constrained ...

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H&M tests renting clothes to address environmental challenge

STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Hennes & Mauritz AB is testing out a clothing rental *service* as the fashion industry faces mounting criticism for waste and pollution. Acclaimed fashion brand H&M is attempting to do its part in reducing the waste and pollution caused by the fashion industry. The Swedish fashion brand ...

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Sweden tells India to restore free movement in Kashmir

STOCKHOLM: Ahead of its delegation’s arrival, Sweden has sent a strong message to India asking it to lift the restrictions in Indian-Kashmir which has been in lockdown since August 5 when the government revoked Article 370 from its constitution. The Swedish Royal couple King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Foreign Minister ...

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Sweden drops Wikileaks founder rape investigation

STOCKHOLM: A Swedish prosecutor dropped an investigation into an allegation of rape against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, ending the near decade-old case that had sent the anti-secrecy campaigner into hiding in London’s Ecuadorian embassy to avoid extradition. Although the prosecutor’s decision can be appealed, it probably closes the case, which ...

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Sweden requests detention order against Julian Assange

LONDON: 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 ...

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Huge explosion hits Sweden, several reportedly injured

According to the newspaper Aftonbladet, several people were wounded by a massive blast in the Swedish capital on Wednesday night. The police received some calls overnight from people reporting loud banging noises in Vinsta in the western part of Stockholm, representative of the Swedish police Fredrik Andersson stated. According to him, the blast occurred at 1:00 AM ...

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3 Central Asians charged in Sweden with plotting terrorist crime

STOCKHOLM: Three Central Asian men have been charged in Sweden with plotting to commit a terrorist crime as well as – along with three others – financing the Daesh militant group, prosecutors said. “Three (of the suspects) acquired and stored large quantities of chemicals and other equipment in order to, ...

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Sweden raises interest rates for first time in 7 years

STOCKHOLM-AFP: Sweden’s central bank hiked interest rates for the first time in seven years, raising the main repo rate by a quarter of a point to -0.25 percent. “As inflation and inflation expectations have become established at around 2 percent, the need for a highly expansionary monetary policy has decreased ...

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Malaysia’s Proton electric cars coming to Pakistan

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s automaker Proton Holdings planned to introduce its electric and other green-cars in Pakistan in partnership with a local car assembler in a deal touted to bring $200 to 300 million of investment in the country, people with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday. Industry officials said ...

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Masked Gangs set fire to dozens of vehicles in Sweden

STOCKHOLM: Up to 80 cars were set on fire overnight across western Sweden by masked vandals, police said on Tuesday, in what they suspect was a coordinated attack weeks before a general election. Most of the cars were burned at around 20 locations in Sweden’s second largest city of Gothenburg ...

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