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Trump demands Sweden release US rapper charged with assault

Trump demands Sweden release US rapper charged with assault

Entertainment
Donald Trump has told Sweden to "give A$ AP Rocky his freedom" after the US rapper was charged there with assault.In a series of tweets, Mr Trump said he had watched the video of the alleged assault in Stockholm. The US president tweeted he was "very disappointed" Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven had been "unable to act" and urged him to "treat Americans fairly". Give A$ AP Rocky his FREEDOM. We do so much for Sweden but it doesn’t seem to work the other way around. Sweden should focus on its real crime problem! #FreeRocky— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2019 Very disappointed in Prime Minister Stefan Löfven for being unable to act. Sweden has let our African American Community down in the United Sta
A$AP Rocky to be held in Sweden for third week over alleged fight

A$AP Rocky to be held in Sweden for third week over alleged fight

Entertainment
US rapper A$ AP Rocky will spend another week in custody in Sweden as police continue to investigate an alleged fight in Stockholm.The 30-year-old music star - real name Rakim Mayers - was arrested on suspicion of assault earlier this month, which caused him to miss his headline performance at Wireless Festival in north London. Mayers was in the Swedish capital for another gig at the time of the alleged incident on 30 June, which his lawyer has said was "a self-defence situation". Image: The rapper said he and his team were followed in Stockholm by two men Videos published on social media show a person being violently thrown on to the ground by a man, allegedly Mayers, but it was not clear who else was involved.He and his bodyguards w...

Outdoor smoking now banned in Sweden in certain places

Health
An outdoor smoking ban in Sweden in certain public places, including playgrounds and train station platforms, has taken effect. The ban, which started Monday, means smoking in outdoor sections of restaurants and entrances to designated booths for smokers is prohibited. The ban also includes e-cigarettes. Official figures show only 11% of the Swedish population of 10 million smoked daily in 2016, with about 10% smoking occasionally. In May 2005, Sweden banned smoking in bars and restaurants. According to the new law, the goal is to make the Scandinavian country smoke-free by 2025.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: Health
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...