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China's arrest of Swedish bookseller could set dangerous precedent: Germany

China's arrest of Swedish bookseller could set dangerous precedent: GermanyChina’s detention of Swedish book publisher Gui Minhai while he was being accompanied by Swedish diplomats could set a dangerous precedent for other EU citizens, Germany’s ambassador to China said Tuesday. Michael Clauss said all European countries with diplomatic representation in Beijing were concerned about China’s actions, and “stood behind Sweden” in its efforts to secure Gui’s release and in condemning his arrest. “That China’s authorities treat an EU citizen this way is without precedence.



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Swedish PM condemns attempted arson attack at synagogue as three arrested

Swedish PM condemns attempted arson attack at synagogue as three arrestedThree people were arrested early on Sunday after an attempted arson attack at a synagogue in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, prosecutors said. There were no reports of injuries and the fire did not reach the synagogue or an adjacent meeting house where Jewish youths had gathered when the attack took place late on Saturday, Swedish media reported. Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said in a statement he was outraged by the attack.



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3 people arrested in firebomb attack on Swedish synagogue

3 people arrested in firebomb attack on Swedish synagogueHELSINKI (AP) — Three people have been arrested for allegedly throwing firebombs at a synagogue in the Swedish city of Goteborg, the second anti-Jewish attack in the Nordic nation in two days. Jewish groups condemned the attacks as "unconscionable" and demanded that authorities take action.



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Danish police find decapitated head of Swedish journalist

Danish police find decapitated head of Swedish journalistDanish police said Saturday that divers had recovered the decapitated head and the legs of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who vanished in August while interviewing a Danish inventor aboard his homemade submarine. In a grisly case worthy of a Nordic noir thriller, Copenhagen police inspector Jens Moller Jensen told reporters that divers had found bags containing her missing clothes, her head and legs in Koge Bay, south of the Danish capital. “Last night our forensic dentist confirmed that it was Kim Wall’s head,” he said.



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Danish police find decapitated head of Swedish journalist

Danish police find decapitated head of Swedish journalistDanish police said Saturday divers had found the decapitated head and two legs of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who vanished in August while interviewing a Danish inventor aboard his homemade submarine. Copenhagen police inspector Jens Moller Jensen told reporters divers had found bags containing her missing clothes, her head and two legs in Koge Bay, south of the Danish capital. “Last night our forensic dentist confirmed that it was Kim Wall’s head,” he said.



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Swedish journalist's torso found in submarine death mystery

Swedish journalist's torso found in submarine death mysteryCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Journalist Kim Wall had reported on conflicts, crises and natural disasters around the world. Earlier this month, she set out to sea from laid-back Copenhagen for a story about an eccentric Danish inventor and his home-made submarine.



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Sunken submarine owner held by Copenhagen police on suspicion of murdering Swedish journalist 

Sunken submarine owner held by Copenhagen police on suspicion of murdering Swedish journalist The owner of an amateur-built submarine was arrested on suspicion of murder Friday after his vessel sank in Denmark's waters and a journalist who had joined him for what was supposed to be a short voyage was reported missing, Copenhagen police said. Police said in a statement Friday night that the man denied killing the missing woman and said he dropped her off on an island about 3 ½hours into their Thursday night trip. The statement did not identify the submarine's owner, Peter Madsen, 46, but his success financing his submarine project through crowdfunding and completing the UC3 Nautilus in 2008 made headlines. Madsen appeared on Danish television Friday to discuss the submarine's sinking and his rescue. Footage aired on Denmark's TV2 channel showed him getting off what appeared to be a private boat and making a thumbs-up sign as he walked away. "I am fine, but sad because Nautilus went down," he told TV2. Madsen said "a minor problem with a ballast tank … turned into a major issue" that ultimately caused the vessel – considered the largest privately built submarine of its kind – to sink. The ballast tank is a compartment that holds water, which is used as ballast to provide stability for a vessel. A helicopter flies over the sea off of Copenhagen Harbour where the world's largest privately-built submarine sank Credit: Bax Lindhart/AFP "It took about 30 seconds for Nautilus to sink, and I couldn't close any hatches or anything," Madsen said. "But I guess that was pretty good because I otherwise still would have been down there." However, Swedish police said later in the day they were investigating the whereabouts of a missing woman who had been on the submarine at some point. "Whether the woman was on board the submarine at the time of her disappearance is unclear," police said in a statement. The woman was a journalist writing about Madsen and his submarine, Swedish and Danish media reported. "He told us that the journalist who also had been on board had been dropped off Thursday evening," navy spokesman Anders Damgaard told The Associated Press. "They were the only two on board yesterday." It was the woman's boyfriend who alerted authorities the submarine was missing early Friday. Two helicopters and three ships combed the sea from Copenhagen to the Baltic Sea island of Bornholm. The navy initially said the sub was "found sailing" south of Copenhagen. But Damgaard later said the 40-ton, nearly 18-meter-long (60-foot-long) submarine had sunk. Madsen "told us he had technical problems" to explain why the submarine failed to respond to radio contact, Damgaard said.



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Worker at Swedish animal park dies after bear mauling

Worker at Swedish animal park dies after bear maulingCOPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — An employee at one of Europe's largest predator parks died Friday of bite wounds after being attacked by a bear.



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The Latest: Trump calls Swedish PM to offer his condolences

The Latest: Trump calls Swedish PM to offer his condolencesSTOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the deadly truck crash attack against Swedish shoppers in Stockholm (all times local):



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Uzbek man main suspect in Swedish truck attack that killed four

Uzbek man main suspect in Swedish truck attack that killed fourBy Johan Sennero, Anna Ringstrom and Bjorn Rundstrom STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – A 39-year-old Uzbek man being held in custody is the suspected driver of a hijacked beer delivery truck that plowed into crowds in central Stockholm, killing four people and wounding 15 in an apparent terror attack, police said on Saturday. The man, previously known to Swedish intelligence services as a marginal figure with no clear links to extremist groups, is suspected of mowing down pedestrians on a busy shopping street and smashing through a store front on Friday. “Nothing indicates that we have the wrong person, on the contrary, suspicions have strengthened as the investigation has progressed,” Dan Eliasson, head of Sweden’s national police, told a news conference on Saturday.



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