21 May 2019

Battle breaks out for WikiLeaks founder Assange’s computers

A week after Sweden complicated US efforts to get the UK to extradite Julian Assange by reopening an investigation into a rape allegation against the WikiLeaks founder, Ecuador has enabled the US government to expand its extradition case. It did so by seizing all personal belongings and electronic devices left

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15 Mar 2019

Russia’s Next Land Grab Won’t Be in an Ex-Soviet State. It Will Be in Europe.

Former president of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili believes that recent reports of a new Russian policy demanding international naval ships to notify the Kremlin of journeys along the Northern Sea Route 45 days in advance, may indicate that Russian President Vladimir Putin is planning another land grab similar to Russia’s annexation of

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04 Feb 2019

EU countries recognise Juan Guaidó as interim Venezuelan leader

The UK, Germany, France, Spain, Sweden, and Denmark have officially recognized Juan Guaido as the interim president of Venezuela, pushing the Maduro regime further into diplomatic isolation. The countries promised to recognize the opposition government if the Maduro regime did not call for elections within 8 days. The past few

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13 Sep 2018

New Swedish government advocates for greater defense spending

“Sweden’s national defense has been neglected for decades. What has happened is shameful. The budget allocated to the armed forces must reflect needs, operational realities and the requirement to replace outdated equipment. The goal should be to raise spending on defense to 2% of GDP, the recommended NATO level, inside

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12 Jul 2018

Lockheed to double Patriot missile production as orders explode

Lockheed is doubling its Patriot missile production in the coming years as orders for them from both the U.S. and its allies increase dramatically. New customers this year include Poland, Romania, and Sweden, who are bolstering their defenses to deter Russia and counter potential threats from the Middle East.  Source:

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27 Jun 2018

Sweden’s far-right eyes election gains as gang violence rises

Recent polls have showed the Sweden Democrats, a right-wing anti-immigration and anti-EU party, surging in the forecasting polls to 20%, up from 13% in the 2014 elections. 400,000 people have sought asylum in Sweden since 2012, and a strong backlash against the mass immigration and a recent surge in immigrant-related

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01 Oct 2010

Sweden Raises Terror Threat Level

“weden has raised its terrorism threat alert to its highest level based on a classified intelligence assessment, the country’s Saepo intelligence agency said on Friday. ‘The terrorist threat level has been raised from low to elevated,’ the Swedish intelligence agency said in a statement on Friday, stressing that ‘the threat

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