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Julian Assange: Sweden drops rape investigation

Marianne Ny said his arrest warrant was being revoked as it was impossible to serve him notice of his alleged crimes.

Mr Assange, 45, has lived in the Ecuadorean embassy in London since 2012, fearing extradition to Sweden would lead to extradition to the US.

Police in London said they would still be obliged to arrest him if he left.

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) said Mr Assange still faced the lesser charge of failing to surrender to a court, an offence punishable by up to a year in prison or a fine.

'Expert' who sparked Trump's Sweden confusion was falsely identified

O'Reilly last week interviewed a man calling himself Nils Bildt during a segment on refugees in Sweden. Bildt, who was billed as a "Swedish defense and national security adviser," largely backed a narrative promoted by President Trump that portrays asylum seekers as being responsible for an increase in violent crimes in the country.

"We are unable in Sweden to socially integrate these people," Bildt said of refugees. "These things are not being openly and honestly discussed."

Just one problem: Nobody in the Swedish government has ever heard of Bildt.

Sweden: Riots erupt in Stockholm neighborhood

Officers were forced to call in reinforcements when a crowd began to gather in the suburb of Rinkeby during the arrest of a suspect, according to a statement from Stockholm police.

Stockholm regional police chief Ulf Johansson said the clashes may have been a result of their "increased pressure on criminals in the area."

Trump's Sweden comment raises questions

Trump referenced the Scandinavian nation, known for liberally accepting Syrian refugees, during a section of his speech decrying the dangers of open borders.

"We've got to keep our country safe," he said. "You look at what's happening in Germany. You look at what's happening last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this? Sweden. They took in large numbers. They're having problems like they never thought possible. You look at what's happening in Brussels. You look at what's happening all over the world. Take a look at Nice. Take a look at Paris."

Sweden defends officials wearing headscarves in Iran

Trade Minister Ann Linde led a business team last week and faced criticism for wearing a headscarf, or hijab.

Sweden says it has the world's first "feminist government".

A prominent Iranian women's rights activist and Swedish politicians have criticised the decision.

"It is ruinous to what is called a feminist foreign policy" said Liberal party chief Jan Bjorklund, who said Iran oppressed women through legislation.

Three arrested in Sweden over 'gang rape' on Facebook Live

The alleged crime took place in an apartment in Uppsala, a city about 50 miles north of the capital, Stockholm.

In a statement, the Uppsala County police said they were alerted at 8:24am Sunday.

"This rape was broadcast live on a Facebook group and numerous people have been in touch regarding seeing this broadcast," they said.

Iceland handed to the pirates

Perhaps life in Iceland would be even more interesting if governmental control were given to swashbuckling pirates, but the Pirate Party isn't into plundering and pillaging. As far as we know.

Still, it makes for a curious headline when you hear that Iceland's president is telling the nation's relative newcomer Pirate Party to form a new government.

More well-known parties from the left and right failed, so now it is up to the Pirates.

Japan and Korea DPR eye top goal scorer title

Japan forwards Yuka Momiki and Mami Ueno are in the race for the adidas golden ball with four goals each.

Also with four goals each, Korea DPR’s forwards Kim So-hyang and Ri Hyang-sim.

This will be their last chance to beat Gabi Nunes of Brazil and Stina Blackstenius of Sweden who are in the lead, each with five goals to their names.

However, both Gabi Nunes and Blackstenius are no longer active in the tournament.

Blackstenius was the first to score five goals, four against home side Papua New Guinea and one goal against Brazil in the group round matches.

Sweden and Brazil boast top two goal scorers

Each player has scored five goals overall in the tournament but unfortunately for both players, their teams, Brazil and Sweden, have bowed out of the tournament.

Japan, Korea DPR, the United States and France are the top four teams through to the semifinals.

Blackstenius was the first to score five goals, four against home side Papua New Guinea and one goal against Brazil in the group round matches.

Brazil midfielder Gabi Nunes scored her fifth goal of the tournament against Japan in the quarterfinal to level with Blackstenius.

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Families of soldiers thanked for keeping faith
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Families of the 12 PNG Defense Force Soldiers who spent more than months five incarcerated at the Bomana Correctional Facility on Saturday reunited with their loved ones.