Swedish prosecutor drops rape probe against WikiLeaks' Assange

May 19, 2017

Swedish prosecutor drops rape probe against WikiLeaks' Assange

Swedish prosecutors on Friday dropped a seven-year rape investigation into Julian Assange, a legal victory for the WikiLeaks founder, who has been holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London since 2012. "Director of Public Prosecution, Marianne Ny, has today decided to discontinue the investigation regarding ...

/ May 10, 2017

Japan, Sweden ask UNSC to meet on Syria safe zones deal

Japan and Sweden have requested a U.N. Security Council meeting to obtain specific details of a Russia-backed agreement on establishing safe zones in Syria, diplomats said Tuesday. The meeting, which is likely to be held this week, would help council members decide on whether to ...

Jan 24, 2017

Sex toys 'safer' than kids' toys: Swedish study

Fewer sex toys contain dangerous chemicals than children's toys, a Swedish inspection authority said in a report published on Monday. In its study conducted in 2016, 2 percent of the 44 surveyed sex toys that had been imported to Sweden contained banned chemicals, the Swedish ...

/ Jan 4, 2017

Ghosts haunt our palace, says Swedish queen

Queen Silvia of Sweden says the royal palace where she resides is haunted, according to a documentary to be aired on public television on Thursday. "There are small friends ...ghosts. They're all very friendly but you sometimes feel that you're not completely alone," Queen Silvia ...

Solo talks about future, fights for equal pay

Dec 23, 2016

Solo talks about future, fights for equal pay

Hope Solo says she hopes that someday she can return to the U.S. women's national team, but in the meantime she vows to keep fighting for equal pay for the players. Solo was handed a six-month suspension and her contract with U.S. Soccer was terminated ...