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Julian Assange defiant as Sweden drops rape investigation

Media playback is unsupported on your device Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has said he will not forgive and forget attempts to arrest him over rape allegations which led him to seek asylum in Ecuador’s London embassy. Hailing an “important victory”, he said he was prepared for dialogue with the US and UK authorities. Mr Assange, 45, is wanted in the US over the leaking of military and diplomatic documents. Sweden said on Friday it had decided to drop its rape investigation. Meanwhile Ecuador urged the UK to allow him safe ...

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Julian Assange: Sweden drops rape investigation

Sweden’s director of public prosecutions has decided to drop the rape investigation into Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. 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 ...

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Stockholm attack: 'Suspect device' in Sweden crash lorry

Swedish police have confirmed they discovered a suspect device inside the lorry which was driven into a Stockholm department store on Friday. The device was found in the driver’s seat, National Police Commissioner Dan Eliasson said, but it was not known whether it was a bomb. Mr Eliasson also said the suspect in custody was from Uzbekistan, 39, and known to security services. The hijacked lorry driven into Ahlens department store in central Stockholm. Four people were killed – 10 remain in hospital, including a child. Two are in intensive ...

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3 reasons Spotify could move from Sweden to New York

Spotify’s fastest rising star is a 24 year-old Norwegian Spotify has a problem with Sweden. So much so, it’s contemplating moving to New York. The company’s founders say they could ditch their home country unless the government makes it a more friendly place for startups. In an open letter in Swedish posted on website Medium, Spotify co-founders Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon said Sweden was headed in the wrong direction. “We love Sweden and believe that this is basically the best environment for us. But at the same time, we ...

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Spotify founders to Sweden: shape up or lose new jobs

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – The Swedish music steaming service Spotify plans to hire thousands in coming years, but Stockholm won’t get the new jobs unless it improves current housing, education and tax laws, its founders said on Tuesday. Reuters: Technology News

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British rock band Viola Beach reported killed in car crash in Sweden

Service personnel repair a gate, where a car drove through before crashing into the canal under the E4 highway bridge in Sodertalje, Sweden, February 13, 2016. Reuters Johan Nilsson / TT News Agency Britain’s Foreign Office said five men, which Swedish media reported were the four members and manager of the rock band Viola Beach, were killed when their car crashed in Sweden early on Saturday morning. Police confirmed the men found dead in a canal in Sodertalje near Stockholm were aged between 20 and 35 and were from Britain. ...

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Sweden may expel up to 80,000 of last year's asylum seekers: report

Sweden’s Interior Minister Anders Ygeman speaks in Stockholm November 11, 2015. Reuters/Henrik Montgomery/TT News Agency Sweden is preparing to deport up to 80,000 of last year’s record number of asylum seekers, Interior Minister Anders Ygeman said in an interview with business daily Dagens Industri on Thursday. Ygeman said he estimated about 60,000 to 80,000 of the 163,000 people who sought asylum last year would be expelled and either leave voluntarily or be forcibly deported. The government fears many of those will go into hiding, Dagens Industri reported, and police are ...

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Sweden 'to expel up to 80,000 migrants'

Sweden ‘to expel up to 80,000 failed asylum-seekers’ 28 January 2016 From the section Europe Image copyright Reuters Image caption Sweden had the highest per capita number of asylum applications of any European country in 2015 Sweden expects to expel up to 80,000 asylum-seekers whose applications have been rejected, its interior minister was quoted as saying. Anders Ygeman said that charter aircraft would be used to deport the migrants over several years. “We are talking about 60,000 people but the number could climb to 80,000,” Swedish media quoted him as ...

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