Sweden

Forest fires devastate western Latvia

July 23, 2018

DW. Extreme heat has made the job difficult for Latvian firefighters, as hundreds of hectares have been scorched in the west of the country. Meteorologists have said that unfavorable conditions will continue for two weeks. Firefighters tried to put out this blaze in Sweden on July 22 using a helicopter Five days of unabated fires…

Ecuador close to evicting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange: Greenwald

July 23, 2018

DW. Ecuadorian authorities are about to expel WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from their London embassy, investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald reported. Assange was granted asylum in 2012 to avoid extradition to the US. Assange has staged occasional public appearances from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy in London The UK and Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno are…

US, NATO Militarizing Scandinavia as Anti-Russia Hysteria Grows

US, NATO Militarizing Scandinavia as Anti-Russia Hysteria Grows

May 27, 2018

Journalist Eirik Vold says the United States and NATO are further militarizing Scandinavian nations, while claiming Russia poses a threat of war. US military presence is growing in NATO members like Norway, as non-members Sweden and Finland are being pressured to join

Sweden Scares Population with War Pamphlets amid Push to Join NATO

Sweden Scares Population with War Pamphlets amid Push to Join NATO

May 25, 2018

The Swedish government is distributing pamphlets warning of an impending war to all 4.8 million households, in what journalist Eirik Vold says is part of a larger propaganda campaign to convince the population to support joining NATO

Julian Assange's Asylum in Ecuador's Embassy is 'Under Threat'

Julian Assange’s Asylum in Ecuador’s Embassy is ‘Under Threat’

May 17, 2018

Guillaume Long, Ecuador’s foreign minister under former President Rafael Correa, comments on the recent revelations in The Guardian that Ecuador spent millions of dollars on Assange’s security, on his current total isolation, and on the current government’s apparent lack of interest in guaranteeing Assange’s political asylum

Assange’s Arrest Warrant Continues to Expose Him to Danger of Extradition to US

February 7, 2018

Julian Assange’s lawyers tried to have his arrest warrant dismissed because Sweden dropped its extradition request last May. However, a UK judge reaffirmed the warrant, which exposes him to the possibility of a secret US extradition request

John Pilger: Julian Assange is Cleared of Rape Allegations, but Far From Free

May 22, 2017

Filmmaker and journalist John Pilger says Swedish authorities should be ’embarrassed’ for pursuing what he called trumped up accusations against Assange and also how journalists are increasingly targeted as enemies of the state.

How Right-Wing Nationalism Rose to Influence in Ukraine (2/2)

March 13, 2014

Historian Per Anders Rudling traces the rise of Ukrainian right-wing party Svoboda from the nationalist myth-making of the post-Soviet diaspora in countries like Canada

How Right-Wing Nationalism Rose to Influence in Ukraine (1/2)

March 11, 2014

Historian Per Rudling discusses the influence of the Ukrainian right-wing nationalist party Svoboda and the historical roots of Ukrainian nationalism

Assange Marks 3 Years in Custody: Still in Great Jeopardy from US

December 4, 2013

Michael Ratner, lawyer of Wikileaks founder, says his client wants to clear any allegations of sexual misconduct in Sweden but the fear of extradition to U.S. keeps him in Ecuadorian embassy in Britain