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Yemen peace talks in Amman continue for last of 2 days

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Representatives of Yemen’s warring sides are meeting for a second day in the Jordanian capital for talks on implementing a prisoner exchange agreed to in Sweden last month. The office of U.N. envoy Martin Griffiths has described the two-day meeting between the Houthi rebels and the internationally recognized government as a […]
Tags: News, Sweden, Nation, Yemen, Amman, Amman Jordan, Martin Griffiths


Yemen combatants start talks in Jordan on prisoner swap deal

Delegates from the Iran-aligned Houthi movement and the Saudi-backed Yemeni government met in the Jordanian capital to discuss the swap, which was agreed in U.N-led talks in Sweden in December. "The two parties exchanged the list of prisoners in Sweden and they’re now discussing steps to implement it," U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters in New York. As part of that effort, the two sides exchanged lists of some 15,000 prisoners for a swap that delegates said would be conducted via ...
Tags: New York, Science, Sweden, Iran, Jordan, Yemen, Houthi, Sanaa, Stephane Dujarric, Sayun


Set for second term as Swedish PM, Lofven faces balancing act

The speaker said parliament would vote on Lofven's candidacy on Friday after he struck a policy deal with the Centre and Liberal parties and the Left Party said it would abstain in the vote, giving the former welder and union leader the numbers he needs to be elected. "We have an agreement with four parties and I plan to deliver on that," Stefan Lofven told reporters. "What the Left Party decides to do...that is up to them." September's election delivered a hung parliament with neither major ...
Tags: Science, Sweden, Liberal, Stefan Lofven, Left Party, Lofven


UN says Yemen’s warring parties meeting in Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Representatives of Yemen’s warring sides have arrived in the Jordanian capital for talks on implementing a prisoners exchange agreed to in Sweden last month. Hanan Elbadawi, spokeswoman for U.N. envoy Martin Griffiths said Wednesday the two-day meeting between the Houthi rebels and the internationally recognized government is a “technical one.” She […]
Tags: News, Sweden, Nation, Un, Jordan, Yemen, Amman Jordan, Martin Griffiths, Hanan Elbadawi


Sweden looks set to end deadlock, keep Lofven as premier

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A left-wing party in Sweden says it won’t oppose caretaking Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in attempting to form a center-left government after a four-month deadlock to form a coalition. Two center-right parties already have agreed to abstain from voting against Lofven, who then can form a Social Democrat-led minority government, likely […]
Tags: News, Sweden, Nation, Copenhagen Denmark, Stefan Lofven, Lofven


Swedish Soc Dem leader Lofven set for second term as PM

Lofven already had the backing of the Centre Party, Liberals and Greens after an historic agreement bringing together the center-right and center-left, but the Left Party had threatened to scupper his chances as prime minister without a guarantee it would have a voice in policy. "We now have the possibility to draw a line under four months of political uncertainty in Sweden and put in place a strong government which is not dependent on the Sweden Democrats," Stefan Lofven told reporters. Septe...
Tags: Science, Sweden, Stefan Lofven, Left Party, Lofven, Soc Dem, Centre Party Liberals and Greens


Kings score late to earn a point before falling to Wild in OT shootout

The Wild’s Jared Spurgeon, right, tries to keep the Kings’ Dustin Brown, center, away from the puck under the skate of the Wild’s Charlie Coyle during the first period of Tuesday’s game in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) The Kings’ Anze Kopitar, right, clears the puck away from the Wild’s Jason Zucker as Kings goalie Jonathan Quick defends the net during the first period of Tuesday’s game in St. Paul, Minn. (AP Photo/Jim Mone) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Minneso...
Tags: Sweden, Minnesota, Russia, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Switzerland, Kings, Dallas, NHL, Sharks, Ducks, Dustin Brown, Ottawa, Minnesota Wild


The Slumping Toronto Maple Leafs

from Micael Traikos of the National Post, The Leafs are still one of the best in the league. But they’re not playing like it. Not with Gardiner losing puck battles, the power play seemingly getting worse by the day, and William Nylander looking like he left his hands back in Sweden when he signed that massive contract. For the first time this season — and really, for the first time since Mike Babcock took over as head coach — the on-ice product is falling short of what’s on paper. ...
Tags: Sweden, Toronto, Sport, New Jersey, Vancouver, Bruins, Leafs, National Post, Mike Babcock, William Nylander, Gardiner, Jake Gardiner, Slumping Toronto Maple Leafs, Micael Traikos


2020 Toyota Supra: It’s Finally Here!

The 2020 Toyota Supra debuts at the North American International Auto Show. After a long wait – 21 years in fact – Supra fans finally receive their unicorn. Zero to 60 times are solid and the chassis setup is impressive.     Okay, just calm down, calm down I say! The 2020 Toyota Supra is here. You will get your chance to bask in its glory, including tons of specs and performance numbers, in due time, but until then, you are going to have to calm down. You have been frothing at the mouth for t...
Tags: Sweden, United States, Autos, Toyota, Michelin, Bmw, Fernando Alonso, Yota, Nurburgring, Supra, Brembo, Akio Toyoda, Standard, Toyota Motor Sales U S A Inc, Magna Steyr, Graz Austria


Marcus Gronholm back to WRC for Rally Sweden with a Toyota

Two-time World Rally champion Marcus Gronholm will return to the series to drive a Toyota Yaris WRC at next month's Rally Sweden
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Toyota, WRC, Marcus Gronholm, Autosport


Here, here: the Swedish online love army who take on the trolls

#Jagärhär (#Iamhere) aims to battle abuse in online threads and jumps to defend those on receiving endWhen a young woman with rainbow hair and a reputation for hostility towards sexual predators won a Swedish lawyer of the year award late last year, the online reaction came in two waves.The first was unpleasant, a torrent of bile from people who objected to Linnéa Claeson’s looks, her feminist politics, her gender, her youth and her instagram account @assholesonline. Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Technology, Sweden, Social Media, Journalism, Society, Digital Media, Publishing And Public Relations, Online Abuse, Linnéa Claeson


38-hour flight to Hawke's Bay ends with big surprise at baggage claim

Araminta Wilson received a big surprise when she picked up her suitcase at Hawke's Bay Airport this morning.After studying political science in Sweden she flew 38 hours to Hawke's Bay to win a prize for being the first passenger... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Sweden, Bay, Hawke, Bay Airport, Araminta Wilson


Swedes! Poles! Germans! Luxembourgers! The world is depending on you to save the internet from the EU!

The European Parliament is meeting this week, and the committee that will decide the future of the controversial new Copyright Directive will meet next, and depending on what they do, it might be the end of the road for the internet as we know it. The new Copyright Directive contains two deal-breaking clauses: the first, Article 11, gives news sites the power to charge (or refused to offer) a license fee for anyone who wants to link to their stories and include more than a single word from ...
Tags: Post, Happy Mutants, Copyfight, News, Sweden, Germany, Time, Eu, Poland, Eff, Luxembourg, European Parliament, Cory Doctorow, The Electronic Frontier Foundation, EUCD, Sweden Poland Germany


Edler Trade Rumors: Why Don’t Teams Do This More Often?

In a recent rumors report, Jim Parsons reports that the Sportsnet’s Luke Fox suggests the possibility that the Vancouver Canucks’ Alexander Edler might be willing to waive his no-trade clause. Such a move would allow the Canucks to trade him as a rental to a Stanley Cup contending team for a prospect or a draft choice. Then, during the summer, the Canucks could re-sign him to a new contract. It’s an interesting scenario that, if it is accurate, might be a win-win for both Edler and the Can...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Fox, New Zealand, Vancouver, Hockey, NHL, Jim Parsons, Vancouver Canucks, Bo Horvat, Canucks, Parsons, Alexander Edler, Alex Edler, Edler, Luke Fox


2019 NHL Draft: Fisher’s Top 217 for January

Fisher’s Top 186 for December Fisher’s Top 186 for November Fisher’s Top 124 for October Fisher’s Top 124 Preseason Rankings Kaapo Kakko got the golden goal, but Jack Hughes did enough to stay one step ahead, while Vasili Podkolzin solidified his status as the third-best prospect for this year’s NHL draft with his performance at the 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship. Those three have been 1-2-3 in the same order — Hughes, Kakko, Podkolzin — in each of my five rankings to date, including Jan...
Tags: NHL Entry Draft, Prospects, 2019 NHL Draft Rankings, Jack Hughes, Kaapo Kakko, Top Story, Vasili Podkolzin


Pompeo says Yemen rebels not complying with truce deal

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday accused Yemen's rebels of failing to comply with a ceasefire agreement for the flashpoint city of Hodeida reached at UN-sponsored talks in Sweden. "The work that was done in Sweden on Yemen was good, but both sides (need) to honour those commitments," Pompeo said in Riyadh following talks with Saudi King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
Tags: News, Sweden, US, Un, Yemen, Riyadh, State, Salman, Pompeo, Hodeida, Mike Pompeo


A 70 percent marginal tax rate? Sweden already has it

Rate kicks in for incomes above $79,000; proposal in U.S. starts at $10M.
Tags: Sweden


Home Equity, If Used, Offers Big Boost to Retirees’ Income

If converted to income, untapped home equity for seniors in the United States and 10 European countries could make for a significant supplement to retirement income, according to data released by the Urban Institute and highlighted in a blog post at the Boston College Center for Retirement Research (BCCRR). “The typical retired U.S. household has the potential to increase its retirement income by 35 percent,” the blog post writes, based on research conducted by Stipica Mudrazija and Barbara B...
Tags: Europe, Featured, Sweden, Education, Retirement, Finance, Spain, Data, United States, Boston College, Urban Institute, Center for Retirement Research, BCCRR, Stipica Mudrazija, Barbara Butrica


By A Boot String, U.S. Finishes Dresden City Team Sprint in 4th, Sweden For the Win

American Sophie Caldwell (far left) lunges to the line with Norway’s Maiken Caspersen Falla and Sweden’s Jonna Sundling. Caldwell ended up fourth, while Sundling took second and Fall third. Sweden’s Maja Dahlqvist 9not shown) crossed first for the win. (Photo: Garrott Kuzzy /LumiExperiences.com) If the Grand Prix were to host a ski race, it might look like the Team Sprint in Dresden, Germany. With 10 teams racing the 6 x 1.6-kilometer final and the racetrack style, three-lap loop situated in t...
Tags: Sweden, Russia, Sport, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Results, Slovenia, Norway, Fis, Sargent, David Brown, Julia, Kern, Dresden Germany, Caldwell


Sunday Race Rundown

Racing in bib 4 for the U.S., Julia Kern keeps pace in the women’s team sprint during the Dresden, Germany World Cup on Sunday. (Photo: Garrott Kuzzy). FIS World Cup Dresden, Germany 6 x 1.6 k Freestyle Team Sprin t The first World Cup team sprint of the season was run amidst drizzle and the Dresden, Germany city-scape as the women raced a total of six 1.6-kilometer laps. Round and round on the looping course, the pace was a mix of tactically subdued speeds with sustained bursts of energy to b...
Tags: News, Sweden, Russia, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Norway, Sargent, Dresden Germany, Sophie Caldwell, Halvorsen, Andy Newell, Biathlon, Bob Thompson


Sunday Race Rundown: Dresden Team Sprints & Oberhof Relays (Updated 2 x)

Racing in bib 4 for the U.S., Julia Kern keeps pace in the women’s team sprint during the Dresden, Germany World Cup on Sunday. (Photo: Garrott Kuzzy). FIS World Cup Dresden, Germany 6 x 1.6 k Freestyle Team Sprin t The first World Cup team sprint of the season was run amidst drizzle and the Dresden, Germany city-scape as the women raced a total of six 1.6-kilometer laps. Round and round on the looping course, the pace was a mix of tactically subdued speeds with sustained bursts of energy to b...
Tags: News, Sweden, France, Germany, Russia, Sport, Czech Republic, Austria, Canada, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Norway, Sargent, Dresden Germany, Sophie Caldwell


Yemen ceasefire under strain as Houthi rebels boycott talks, threaten further drone attacks

A nascent truce in the Yemeni city of Hodeidah was dealt a fresh blow over the weekend as Houthi rebels boycotted a UN-brokered peace talks and threatened further drone strikes against pro-government forces.   The threat came days after a Houthi drone attack on a government military parade in the southern province of Lahaj killed several people. A senior intelligence official injured in that attack died of his wounds on Sunday. Yahya Sarea, a Houthi spokesman, called the strike a "legitimate ope...
Tags: News, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Un, Yemen, Houthi, Griffiths, Sanaa, Houthis, Hodeida, Martin Griffiths, Patrick Cammaert, Hodeidah, RIMBO Sweden, Mohammed Abdelsalam


'We are being abandoned': Britons in EU on the Brexit deal vote

A British carer, a caterer and a winemaker are among those feeling anxious as MPs prepare to vote on Theresa May’s dealTheir problems, fears and concerns run the gamut, from the practical to the emotional and the existential to the deeply personal.In advance of the Commons vote on Tuesday, some of the estimated 1.3 million British citizens living elsewhere in the EU worry they will lose their livelihoods because they will no longer be able to work across more than one country, or their professio...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Sweden, France, Germany, Eu, Spain, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Italy, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Brexit


'We are being abandoned': Britons in EU ahead of Brexit deal vote

British carers, caterers, winemakers and more tell of their fears as MPs prepare to vote on Theresa May’s dealTheir problems, fears and concerns run the gamut, from the practical to the emotional and the existential to the deeply personal.Ahead of the Commons vote on Tuesday, some of the estimated 1.3 million British citizens living elsewhere in the EU worry they will lose their livelihoods because they will no longer be able to work across more than one country, or their professional qualificat...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Sweden, France, Germany, Eu, Spain, European Union, UK News, World news, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Italy, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Brexit


Sweden takes 1, 2 and 3, with Nilsson Leading the Way in Dresden City Sprint; Caldwell 5th

  An all Swedish podium, from left to right: Jonna Sundling, Stina Nilsson and Maja Dahlqvist after the women’s 1.6-kilometer freestyle sprint in Dresden, Germany. (Garrott Kuzzy /LumiExperiences.com) With the 2019 Tour de Ski complete, World Cup athletes returned to competition on Saturday for a 1.6-kilometer freestyle sprint. The race took place in the city of Dresden, Germany–an icy, two lap sprint course along the Elbe river  offered racers the non-traditional backdrop of cathedrals and o...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Canada, Racing, Skiing, World Cup, Switzerland, Slovenia, Beatty, Dresden, Fis, Elbe, Sargent, Nilsson, Lillehammer, Julia


Mining truck crashes into minibus in Sweden; 6 reported dead

HELSINKI (AP) — A mining company truck has crashed into a minibus in northern Sweden, and Swedish media are reporting that six people have died and one person is injured in the crash. The Swedish mining company Kaunis Iron said one of its trucks crashed head-on with another vehicle north of the village of Masugnsbyn, […]
Tags: News, Sweden, Ap, Nation, Helsinki, Kaunis Iron, Masugnsbyn


Canadiens Prospects Shine at World Juniors

The Canadians may have lost in the quarterfinals of the 2019 World Junior Championships to the eventual champion Finns, but the Montreal Canadiens were the tournament’s big winners. After years of prospect droughts – no participants in 2016, two in 2017 and three in 2018 – there were seven Canadiens prospects who played significant roles on their teams, with representation on each step of the medal podium and in the individual awards. The future of the team was on display in Vancouver and ...
Tags: Sweden, Minnesota, Russia, NFL, Sport, Czech Republic, Finland, New England Patriots, Tom Brady, Ncaa, Vancouver, Victoria, Hockey, NHL, North America, Montreal


Saturday Race Rundown

Dresden, Germany looking good for the city sprints. (Photo: @skiweltcupdresden Instagram screenshot) FIS World Cup Dresden, Germany 1.6 k Freestyle Sprint The city of Dresden resting alongside the River Elbe hosted a 1.6-kilometer freestyle sprint for the second year running. Hannah Falk of Sweden, last year’s sprint winner in Dresden, won the qualifier in a time of 3:41.85 minutes. The U.S. Ski Team’s (USST) Sophie Caldwell was the second fastest qualifier (+0.49), with Falk’s teammate,...
Tags: News, Sweden, France, Germany, Sport, Canada, Racing, Britain, Skiing, Italy, World Cup, Norway, Slovakia, Beatty, Dresden, River Elbe


Saturday Race Rundown: Dresden and Oberhof (Updated)

Dresden, Germany looking good for the city sprints. (Photo: @skiweltcupdresden Instagram screenshot) FIS World Cup Dresden, Germany 1.6 k Freestyle Sprint The city of Dresden resting alongside the River Elbe hosted a 1.6-kilometer freestyle sprint for the second year running. Hannah Falk of Sweden, last year’s sprint winner in Dresden, won the qualifier in a time of 3:41.85 minutes. The U.S. Ski Team’s (USST) Sophie Caldwell was the second fastest qualifier (+0.49), with Falk’s teammate,...
Tags: News, Sweden, France, Germany, Sport, Canada, Racing, Britain, Skiing, Italy, World Cup, Norway, Slovakia, Beatty, Dresden, River Elbe


Top 10 Contracts in the NHL

With more than half of all National Hockey League clubs within $4 million of the current $79.5 million salary cap, it’s safe to say many were relieved when it was widely reported that next season’s ceiling will increase to $83 million. That $3.5 million increase may be enough to give contending teams the room they need to piece things together. What’s even more helpful, however, is when some of your best players are already signed to team-friendly, long-term deals. Young stars signed to long-ter...
Tags: Sweden, Sport, Nashville, San Jose, Philadelphia, Ken Campbell, Hockey, NHL, National Hockey League, Jones, Tampa Bay Lightning, Finn, Dallas Stars, Florida Panthers, Philadelphia Flyers, Auston Matthews