Tag Archives: Sweden

ABBA To Release First New Songs In 35 Years

The Guardian reports: ABBA have announced that they have written and recorded their first new songs since they split in 1982. The Swedish four-piece, who had nine No 1 hits in the UK between 1974 and 1980, and who have sold hundreds of millions of records worldwide, announced on Instagram that they had recorded two new songs for a project ...

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Platinum-Selling Dance Artist DJ Avicii Dies At 28

Billboard Magazine reports: Swedish DJ Avicii, real name Tim Bergling, died at age 28 on Friday, April 20, his publicist confirmed. “It is with profound sorrow that we announce the loss of Tim Bergling, also known as Avicii,” his publicist Diana Baron said in a statement. “He was found dead in Muscat, Oman this Friday afternoon local time, April 20th. ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Presser With Swedish PM

CNN reports: President Trump will meet with the Prime Minister of Sweden followed by a joint press conference at 3:30PM. Trump will face reporters on Tuesday amid questions about chaos inside the White House and new prospects for talks with North Korea. Trump attempted to rebut claims on Tuesday that his West Wing is rattled with disorder and low morale. ...

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TENNESSEE: Sweden’s Electrolux Puts Major Expansion On Hold After Trump Unveils Stiff Tariff On Steel

CNBC reports: Sweden’s Electrolux, Europe’s largest home appliance maker, said on Friday it would delay a planned $250 million investment in Tennessee, after U.S. President Donald Trump announced tariffs on imported aluminum and steel. On Thursday, Trump said the duties — 25 percent on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum — would be formally announced next week, although White ...

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Court Refuses To Quash Warrant For Assange’s Arrest

Reuters reports: A British court on Tuesday rejected a legal attempt by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to have a warrant for his arrest quashed. Assange, 46, has been holed up inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London for more than five years because he fears extradition to the United States. If he were to leave, he would face arrest by British ...

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Anti-Nuclear Group Awarded Nobel Peace Prize

The BBC reports: The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). Berit Reiss-Andersen, the Nobel committee chair, said it was due to the group’s “groundbreaking efforts to achieve a treaty prohibition” on nuclear weapons. “We live in a world where the risk of nuclear weapons being used is greater than it has ...

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Sweden Drops Rape Investigation Against Assange

The Guardian reports: Swedish prosecutors are to drop their preliminary investigation into an allegation of rape against the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, bringing an end to a seven-year legal standoff. The decision was taken after prosecutors concluded that “at this point, all possibilities to conduct the investigation are exhausted”, Sweden’s director of public prosecutions, Marianne Ny, said on Friday. “In ...

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Never Fjorget: Colbert Rips Trump On Sweden [VIDEO]

From the Hollywood Reporter: “And just because this attack didn’t happen, folks, doesn’t mean we don’t stand in solidarity with all the people who did not suffer.” The Late Show’s Stephen Colbert was sure to honor the imaginary victims of the “Bowling Green Massacre,” and he’s back to do the same with the faux terror incident in Sweden. After President ...

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Former Swedish PM Hits Trump On FL Murder Rate

The Hill reports: Former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt responded to President Trump’s remarks on Sweden again — this time with statistics on the country’s crime rates. In a tweet Monday morning, Bildt said the counties Trump made the speech at in Florida experienced higher murder rates last year than the whole country of Sweden did. The largest mass shooting ...

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Trump Confirms: I Get My Intel From Fox News

The Hill reports: President Trump sought to explain his reference to a nonexistent terrorism incident in Sweden at a rally Saturday night, pointing to a story from Fox News. “My statement as to what’s happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden,” Trump tweeted Sunday. Trump confirmed speculation that a ...

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SWEDEN: Former Prime Minister Ridicules Trump Over Invented Terror Attack: What Has He Been Smoking?

The New York Times reports: Swedes reacted with confusion, anger and ridicule on Sunday to a vague remark by President Trump that suggested that something terrible had occurred in their country. During a campaign-style rally on Saturday in Florida, Mr. Trump issued a sharp if discursive attack on refugee policies in Europe, ticking off a list of places that have ...

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Sweden Rejects Ecuador’s Demand For Guarantee That Julian Assange Won’t Be Extradited To United States

But only because the US hasn’t yet formally asked. ABC News reports: Ecuador’s Foreign Minister says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should receive guarantees that he will not be extradited to the US if he faces justice in Sweden after four years of living in the South American nation’s embassy in London. Mr Assange, who enraged Washington by publishing a flood ...

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Bob Dylan Finally Acknowledges Nobel Prize

The Telegraph reports: “Isn’t that something…?” Bob Dylan isn’t exactly making a big deal out of being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. But at least the 1960s trailblazer is finally acknowledging his becoming the first musician to be granted admission to the world’s most elite literary club. When I ask him about his reaction to hearing the news a ...

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ABBA Announces 2018 “Virtual And Live” Event

The Guardian reports: It still seems unlikely a full public Abba reunion will ever happen, but the Swedish quartet are pushing themselves back towards the spotlight. Four months after they performed together for the first time in more than 30 years – at a private gala event in Stockholm in June – they have announced that they will launch a ...

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SWEDEN: Appeals Court Refuses To Drop Rape Arrest Warrant For WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

NBC News reports: The arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape accusation will not be dropped, a Swedish appeals court ruled Friday. Assange, 45, has always maintained extradition from the U.K. to Sweden could lead to him being sent to the U.S. over WikiLeaks’ huge dump of secret documents. However, the European warrant was upheld. “After reviewing ...

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SWEDEN: Neo-Nazis Crash Stockholm Pride [VIDEO]

Pink News reports: Far right activists admitting interrupting Pride in Stockholm, claiming that “traditional family values” are “threatened”. Nordisk Ungdom, or Nordic Youth, admitted to attempting to interrupt the Pride event on Saturday. Speaking to Göteborgs-Posten, spokesman Fredrik Hagberg confirmed that the group had attempted to counter protest during the festivities leading to a scuffle. He said: “We were there ...

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ABBA Performs Together For First Time In 30 Years

The Independent reports: Look who’s back – ABBA reunited on stage last night to celebrate Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson’s 50th anniversary as friends. The four musicians celebrated by throwing a private party in Stockholm, with an exclusive guest list. And they’ve almost broken the internet – with the majority of fans waiting with bated breath for video footage of ...

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Eurovision To Air Live In USA For First Time

From the New York Times: Eurovision has finally made its way onto American television. The popular European song contest, now in its 61st season, will air the season’s Grand Final live on Logo on May 14. More than 200 million viewers tuned into the show last season, making it the most watched live entertainment program in Europe, according to Eurovision. ...

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Galantis – Peanut Butter Jelly

Music Times recaps: Galantis has released the music video for its funky track “Peanut Butter Jelly.” Taken from their debut album Pharmacy, Galantis takes you to a supermarket, “Galantis Pharms,” where people are infected with the groove and have no choice but to strip and dance. Things start to get a little out of hand towards the end as people ...

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Stockholm To Host Eurovision 2016

Eurovision reports: This morning, SVT revealed Stockholm as the Host City for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. The capital city’s Globe Arena will stage the contest for the second time in its history. The Semi-Finals will be held on 10 and 12 May, the Grand Final on 14 May 2016. Information about ticket sales is expected later this year. The ...

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