Category: Sweden

  • The extremists who want to overthrow the state

    In Iceland, a trial begins in January against two men who are suspected of terrorist plots. The men deny it, but according to the police have extreme right-wing views, and are said to have planned an armed attack against, among other things, the Alltinget, the Icelandic parliament. The threat from within has also been seen […]

  • The government holds a press conference about the NATO process

    The government holds a press conference on the NATO process with Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson (M), Foreign Minister Tobias Billström (M) and Defense Minister Pål Jonson (M). Lately, the process has had a hitch in the machinery after the burning of the Koran outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm. Listen to Ekot’s live broadcast.

  • The gang war between Räven and Dalen

    “The most extreme thing ever” – so says one of the police officers P3 Krim spoke to about the situation. Several conflicts are behind the spiral of violence and in this episode we will focus on the gang war between the 36-year-old known as “The Fox” and a 24-year-old who controls the Valley Network. Although […]

  • Germany’s hesitation about the tanks splits the arms alliance

    The German-made Leopard tank has increasingly come to be portrayed as the holy grail of Ukrainian defense. Finland, Poland and Latvia have said they want to send parts of their leopard stocks to Ukraine, but Germany has continued to hesitate and withheld clear statements. Hear about how charged the issue is in Germany and what […]

  • Right now: Ruben Östlund’s film Triangle of Sadness is triple nominated for the Oscars

    Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s film Triangle of Sadness is nominated for an Oscar for best original screenplay, best director and best film. It is the first time a Swedish film has been nominated for it since Utvandrarna and Viskningar og rop in the early 70s. Ruben Östlund has never before won an Oscar but was […]

  • Erica was saved from suicide – by an unknown woman

    In two episodes, Erica tells her story for the first time. By: Gustav Asplund.Final mix: Astrid Ankarcrona.The reality in P3 is made by the production company Filt. If you or someone you know is unwell, there is help to get. Don’t hesitate to talk to someone, here are contact routes: MIND – for mental health […]

  • Dead tired

    When Frida studied, she could not eat lunch with her classmates. She looked for a bunk to rest on. She had difficulty reading. The text jumped. But she manages to read about her own troubles. She understands that she is brain-tired and that all the blows she received to the head were repeated concussions. Approximately […]

  • Finland can reassess NATO’s bid Foreign Minister

    The country can imagine joining the alliance without fellow candidate Sweden, said Pekka Haavisto Sweden’s recent difficulties in obtaining Turkey’s consent to join NATO may cause Finland to seek only accession to the US-led military alliance, Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto has indicated. Helsinki and Stockholm submitted their applications for NATO membership together and would […]

  • Russian UFC fighter weighs in on Koran-burning row

    Khamzat Chimaev said Muslims in Sweden should be shown respect after far-right figure Rasmus Paludan publicly burned a copy of the holy book Russian-born UFC fighter Khamzat Chimaev has said Muslims cannot look the other way after a far-right politician was allowed to publicly burn a copy of the Koran in Chimaev’s adopted homeland of […]

  • Turkey’s president says no support for Sweden’s NATO bid

    ISTANBUL – Turkey’s president cast serious doubt on NATO expansion on Monday after warning Sweden not to expect support for its bid to join the military alliance following weekend protests in Stockholm by anti-Islam activist and pro-Kurdish groups. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized Rasmus Paludan’s protest against the Koran on Saturday, saying it was an […]

  • The US dollar rises as the pound, the yen falls

    NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (Xinhua) — The U.S. dollar strengthened in late trade Monday amid weakness in the British pound and the Japanese yen. The dollar index, which measures the dollar against six major peers, rose 0.1 percent to 102.1140. In late New York trading, the euro was up at US$1.0860 from US$1.0854 in the […]

  • Xinhua Middle East News Roundup at 2200 GMT, 23 January

    ANKARA — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Sweden on Monday that it should not expect Turkey’s support to join NATO after the Koran was burned outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm. “Those who allow such shameful acts in front of the Turkish embassy in Stockholm cannot expect good news from us about NATO membership,” […]

  • EU approves new arms package for Ukraine

    The bloc’s foreign ministers agreed to give Kyiv nearly $550 million worth of arms EU foreign ministers approved a new tranche of military aid to Ukraine on Monday, Swedish officials have said. The arms bonanza is worth $542 million, but does not include the German tanks that Kyiv and its allies are hoping for. The […]

  • Dutch activist goes ahead with Koran-destroying spree

    Edwin Wagensveld was not arrested after agreeing not to burn the Islamic holy book Edwin Wagensveld, head of the anti-Islamic group Pegida, tore down a copy of the Koran in front of the Netherlands’ House of Representatives on Sunday in The Hague, echoing a recent stunt outside the Turkish embassy in Sweden that outraged the […]

  • Trkiye rules out support for NATO’s hopeful bid

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rebuked Sweden for allowing a Koran-burning stunt and denied the country’s lack of ?respect? Turkey’s on-again, off-again support for Sweden’s application to join NATO has apparently ended for good due to Ankara’s outrage over a Koran-burning demonstration allowed outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm. “The Swedish administration should not bother […]

  • Why can’t the West agree on how much military aid to send to Ukraine?

    German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has been under enormous pressure to deliver Leopard tanks to Ukraine. The government in Kyiv has long argued it desperately needs them to retake territory seized by Russia in its 2022 invasion, and to protect the rest of Ukraine from the Kremlin’s looming spring offensive. So far, Berlin has refused, and […]

  • Spotify announces plans to lay off 6% of workforce

    Spotify CEO Daniel Ek announced Monday that the company plans to lay off about 6% of its workforce, or roughly 600 employees. The cuts are a result of financial challenges, according to Ek. The Swedish media streaming giant is one of the largest providers of its kind. Founded in 2006 by Ek and Martin Lorentzon, […]

  • Pegida leader moves ahead with Koran-destroying spree

    Edwin Wagensveld was not arrested after agreeing not to burn the Islamic holy book Edwin Wagensveld, head of the anti-Islamic group Pegida, tore down a copy of the Koran in front of the Netherlands’ House of Representatives on Sunday in The Hague, echoing a recent stunt outside the Turkish embassy in Sweden that outraged the […]