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Timeline of WikiLeaks founder's extradition fight

Stockholm - Here are key dates in the five-year legal saga of Australian WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.- November 18, 2010:A Swedish prosecutor issues a European arrest warrant for Assange on sexual assault claims involving two Swedish women.

UN panel's ruling has no impact on Sweden's Assange probe: Prosecutor

Stockholm - A UN panel ruling finding that Julian Assange's confinement in the Ecuadorean embassy in London amounts to illegal detention has no impact on the rape investigation against him in Sweden, the prosecution said on Thursday.

Sweden expects 100,000 asylum seekers this year

Stockholm - Sweden's Migration Agency said Thursday it expected around 100,000 asylum seekers in 2016, fewer than the 163,000 last year, but warned its estimates remain uncertain given Europe's struggle to control the migration crisis.

Tensions rise in Sweden after killing of asylum centre worker

Stockholm - Masked men chased migrants in Stockholm this weekend in a rare act of overt violence against refugees, but one that reflects smouldering tensions in Sweden as it grapples with the consequences of a record influx of migrants.

Masked gangs threaten attacks against migrants in Sweden: police

Stockholm - Dozens of masked men believed to belong to neo-Nazi gangs gathered in Stockholm and handed out leaflets calling for attacks against young migrants, Swedish police said Saturday, amid rising tensions over the country's refugee influx.

Sweden plans to expel up to 80,000 asylum-seekers: minister

Stockholm - Sweden intends to expel up to 80,000 migrants who arrived in 2015 and whose application for asylum has been rejected, Interior Minister Anders Ygeman said Wednesday.

Anaheim center Shawn Horcoff suspended 20 games for using PEDs

Shawn Horcoff of the Anaheim Ducks has been suspended by the NHL for 20 games for using a banned substance. Horcoff has admitted he used the substance and apologized.

Call for more security after Swedish migrant centre stabbing

Stockholm - Swedish officials Tuesday called for greater security at overcrowded asylum centres a day after the fatal stabbing of an employee at a refugee centre for unaccompanied youths.

China releases Swedish rights activist: Stockholm

Stockholm - A Swedish human rights activist detained earlier this month by China for allegedly posing a threat to national security, has been released, Sweden's foreign ministry said on Monday.

Stockholm to be first city with 5G mobile coverage in 2018

Stockholm - A partnership between Swedish telecoms operator TeliaSonera and developer Ericsson means Stockholm will be the first city to have access to 5G next-generation mobile data technology. It will be rolled out in 2018 before a launch in Tallinn, Estonia.

Refugee centre worker stabbed to death by migrant in Sweden

Stockholm - A young asylum seeker on Monday allegedly stabbed to death an employee at a refugee centre in Sweden as police demanded more resources to stem rising violence linked to the migrant crisis.

Swedish university closed after 'massacre' threat

Stockholm - The University of Orebro in central Sweden said it would close on Monday after an anonymous threat raised fears of a planned massacre.

Bomb threat on Swedish plane was false: police

Stockholm - A Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) plane carrying 72 people from London to Stockholm was on Friday diverted to Gothenburg and the passengers evacuated, due to a bomb threat which turned out to be false, police said.

Sweden, Ecuador at odds over Assange interrogation

Stockholm - Sweden's prosecution authority said Thursday Ecuador had refused its request to let a Swedish prosecutor question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation, because Quito wanted an Ecuadoran prosecutor to do the questioning.

Margot Wallstrom, Swedish FM embroiled in housing scandal

Stockholm - Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom, a rising star of the left-wing who's made a name as an uncompromising women's and human rights defender, could see her lustre fade after becoming embroiled in a housing scandal.

Oldest man in the world no longer — Japanese man dies at 112

A Japanese man believed to have been the oldest man on Earth has died. Yasutaro Koide inherited the title just last July upon the death of a fellow countryman and hands the title to a man from China. Koide died at 112 years, 311 days old.

Sweden launches probe into mosque arson bid

Stockholm - Swedish police said Sunday they have launched an investigation into possible arson after a fire at a mosque in the southwest of the country."At this time it is unclear how the fire started.

Margot Wallstrom, tough Swede shown the door by Israel

Stockholm - The unusually frank approach of Sweden's foreign minister has seen fans send her flowers over her biting criticism of Saudi Arabia -- and now prompted Israel to declare her persona non grata.

Sweden requests permission from Ecuador to quiz Assange

Stockholm - The Swedish state prosecutor's office said Wednesday it had formally asked Ecuador for permission to interrogate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation.

Sweden wants inquiry into Palestinians killed by Israel

Stockholm - Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom on Tuesday called for "thorough" investigations into the killing of Palestinians by the Israeli army in recent months.
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