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Assange’s lawyer attacks Sweden for reopening rape investigation

Assange’s lawyer attacks Sweden for reopening rape investigation

World
By Rebecca Taylor, news reporter An investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange is to be reopened as prosecutors say there is "probable cause" of an offence.Swedish prosecutors will begin looking again at the case against Assange, who is currently in Belmarsh Prison serving a 50-week sentence for jumping bail, and will seek his extradition from the UK. Assange was accused of rape and sexual assault against two women in 2010.However, the statute of limitations expired on one of those allegations in 2015, while he was living in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, and the Swedish prosecutor dropped the rape investigation in 2017. Image: Swedish prosecutor Eva-Marie Persson announced the reopening of the c...
Sweden to purchase PAC-3 MSE missile defense system

Sweden to purchase PAC-3 MSE missile defense system

Business
Aug. 10 (UPI) -- The United States and Sweden have formed an agreement for the purchase Patriot Advanced Capability 3 Missile Segment Missiles, along with related equipment. The contract, when signed, will make Sweden the sixth ally and partner nation to procure and operate the PAC-3 MSE. "We're honored to partner with Sweden on their efforts to protect and defend their armed forces, citizens and infrastructure," Jay Pitman, vice president of PAC-3 at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, said in a press release. "Today's global security environment demands reliable Hit-to-Kill technology and innovative solutions. PAC-3 MSE interceptors will provide Sweden with a formidable layer of defense," Pitman said. Sweden will join the program alongside the United States, Qatar, Japan, Romani...
Fan falls through bus stop in London celebrating England’s World Cup quarter-final win over Sweden

Fan falls through bus stop in London celebrating England’s World Cup quarter-final win over Sweden

Sports
TIMBER! Try not to laugh too hard watching this chap take an unfortunate tumble literally through a bus stop in London However you choose to celebrate England reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup, please do so in a responsible manner. Gareth Southgate’s men are guaranteed to equal their best ever World Cup finish since 1990, after victory over Sweden on Saturday secured their place in the last four in Russia. England will play their first World Cup semi-final since 1990 where they will face the winners of the Russia v Croatia game Goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli sent Sweden packing in Samara in a what was an emphatic performance. While the majority of English fans at home are celebrating by drenching themselves in over-price...
Germany 2-1 Sweden: Last-gasp Toni Kroos stunner brings world champions back from the brink and breaks Swedish hearts

Germany 2-1 Sweden: Last-gasp Toni Kroos stunner brings world champions back from the brink and breaks Swedish hearts

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match report The Real Madrid midfielder scored a wonderful free-kick in the dying moments as the Germans came from behind to take charge of their World Cup fate Toni Kroos scored an incredible free-kick in the fifth minute of stoppage-time as ten-man Germany returned from the brink of elimination to beat Sweden. One of the biggest shocks in recent footballing history was on the cards when Ola Toivonen’s wonderful chip sailed over Manuel Neuer, before Marco Reus kept the Germans alive with a second-half equaliser. Kroos celebrates his last-gasp strike And the world champions, who seemed destined to be denied by the heroic Swedes, put matters back in their own hands despite being reduced to ten through Jerome Boate...
State Department approves $3.2B missile sale to Sweden

State Department approves $3.2B missile sale to Sweden

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Feb. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department on Wednesday said it has approved a possible foreign military sale to Sweden of Patriot Configuration-3 Modernized Fire Units.The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress of the $ 3.2 billion sale, for which Raytheon and Lockheed Martin are the primary contractors.The possible foreign military sale would provide Sweden with four Patriot Configuration-3+ Modernized Fire Units consisting of 100 Patriot MIM-104E Guidance Enhanced Missile-TBM missiles, 200 Patriot Advanced Capability-3 Missile Segment Enhancement missiles, and other equipment and technology to aid in the firing process.The deal also includes communications equipment and technical publications, along with training equipment. Use of the Patriot units will require approximat...