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Sweden: Pickpockets Finding Success With New Scams

Date: July 12th, 2012 | No Comments

Petty theft by street people seems to be on the rise in Stockholm, according to police, but what’s surprising is that the thieves are mostly women. The criminals often work in pairs targeting restaurant patrons who have left their cell phones accessible, with one thief distracting the victim by asking for help while the other [read more]

Sweden: Group Encourages Attacks on Shops Selling U.S. Goods

Date: February 26th, 2009 | No Comments

A Stockholm radio report stated that individuals were passing out leaflets in Ronna, Sodertalje encouraging attacks on shops selling American products. The U.S. Embassy in Stockholm contacted local police and learned that the group advocating the attacks with Molotov Cocktails called itself Global Intifada and claimed responsibility for a number of arson attacks in the [read more]


Date: October 5th, 2004 | No Comments

Sweden’s transport workers have voted to strike Oct. 11 in a dispute with SAS, the flag carrier for Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The strike by luggage handlers and mechanics will affect all airlines that fly to Sweden, causing delays and possible cancellations, and could be joined by aircraft technicians Oct. 18 if a settlement isn’t [read more]

Finland and Sweden: Baltic Sea Ice Grabs Vessels, Disrupts Ferry Service

Date: March 10th, 2010 | No Comments

Some 50 vessels were trapped by ice in the Baltic Sea between Finland and Sweden March 4, including passenger ferries carrying more than 1,000 people. All vessels were rescued by ice breakers, but maritime authorities advised shipping companies to avoid the icy patches north of the Stockholm Archipelago. Freezing winds blew ice caps near the [read more]

Sweden and Denmark

Date: June 21st, 2005 | No Comments

Gangs of highway robbers have been preying on tourists sleeping in campers and RVs. They strike at night and in many cases have sprayed an anesthetic gas into the vehicles to ensure the inhabitants remain asleep while they steal the valuables. Some thirty such robberies have been reported this summer in Sweden, mostly in the [read more]


Date: June 5th, 2001 | No Comments

Two international summit meetings will be held in Gothenburg in western Sweden June 14 to 16, and local authorities expect at least ten thousand demonstrators. Certain parts of the city will be closed and delays may occur because of traffic restrictions. Whenever protests occur the chance for unrest exists, so travelers not planning to demonstrate [read more]

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