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August 27, 1992 | From Associated Press
Edward Lee Howard, the only CIA officer to defect to the Soviet Union, returned to Moscow after being pressured to leave Sweden, his attorney said Wednesday. Howard is wanted in the United States on charges of selling to the Soviet KGB secrets that allegedly destroyed the U.S. spy operation in Moscow in the mid-1980s. The information reportedly led to the execution of a Soviet citizen. Howard, 40, came to Sweden as the Soviet Union was collapsing.
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May 16, 2005 | Marla Cone, Times Staff Writer
More than 10,000 of its lakes, and many of its forests, have been poisoned by acid rain. Much of its prized Baltic Sea fish are too contaminated with industrial chemicals to eat. Its Arctic people and animals carry hundreds of toxic substances in their bodies. Sweden -- long victimized by pollution from its industrialized neighbors -- has been a leader for almost half a century in research into the dangers of toxic compounds and efforts to protect its people and wildlife.
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October 11, 1987 | Associated Press
Finnish police found a rented car Saturday that Stig Bergling, who was serving a life term as one of Sweden's most notorious spies, apparently used to flee Sweden. Esbjorn Esbjornsson, the Swedish police investigator heading the manhunt, said the car was found near Helsinki, the Finnish capital. The discovery of the car supported speculation that Bergling fled to the Soviet Union. There are several ferry connections between Finland and the Soviet Union across the Baltic Sea.
NEWS
August 27, 1992 | From Associated Press
Edward Lee Howard, the only CIA officer to defect to the Soviet Union, returned to Moscow after being pressured to leave Sweden, his attorney said Wednesday. Howard is wanted in the United States on charges of selling to the Soviet KGB secrets that allegedly destroyed the U.S. spy operation in Moscow in the mid-1980s. The information reportedly led to the execution of a Soviet citizen. Howard, 40, came to Sweden as the Soviet Union was collapsing.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 16, 2005 | Marla Cone, Times Staff Writer
More than 10,000 of its lakes, and many of its forests, have been poisoned by acid rain. Much of its prized Baltic Sea fish are too contaminated with industrial chemicals to eat. Its Arctic people and animals carry hundreds of toxic substances in their bodies. Sweden -- long victimized by pollution from its industrialized neighbors -- has been a leader for almost half a century in research into the dangers of toxic compounds and efforts to protect its people and wildlife.
NEWS
August 4, 1985 | Associated Press
Running afoul of mom or dad is twice as likely to result in a spanking in the United States as it is in Sweden, researchers say. But no difference was found in the incidence of abusive violence toward children by parents in the two countries. The joint study was conducted by Richard J. Gelles, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Rhode Island, and Ake Edfelt, education professor at the University of Stockholm.
NEWS
March 28, 1987 | From Reuters
The managing director of Nobel Industries has admitted that a subsidiary illegally exported arms to blacklisted states, a Swedish magazine said Friday. The business weekly Veckans Affarer quoted Anders Carlberg as saying that two consignments of advanced laser-guided Robot-70 anti-aircraft missiles made by the Bofors subsidiary were transported to Singapore in the full knowledge they would be shipped later to the Persian Gulf states of Dubai and Bahrain.
NEWS
March 13, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Police today announced the arrest of a suspect in the assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme, and state radio said he is a 35-year-old Swede. Stockholm lawyer Henning Sjostrom, who spoke to the suspect, said in a radio interview that the man was arrested because he had been in the area of the murder and had no clear alibi. "I am convinced there is no reason to hold him," Sjostrom said.
NEWS
March 18, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Swedish authorities asked a court Monday for authority to continue holding a 32-year-old Swede they have implicated in the murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme. "As a result of investigations carried out to date, probable reasons have emerged which, in the public prosecutor's view, indicate that the man participated in the murder as a perpetrator," public prosecutor K.G. Svensson said in a statement.
BUSINESS
January 6, 2009 | Times Staff and Wire Services
Porsche bought additional shares in Volkswagen and will boost its stake in Europe's biggest carmaker to more than 50%, attaining indirect control over Swedish firm Scania. Porsche said it would be required by Swedish law to launch a mandatory offer for the truck manufacturer. Porsche, based in Stuttgart, Germany, said it doesn't have a strategic interest in Scania and is not interested in acquiring Scania shares.
NEWS
October 11, 1987 | Associated Press
Finnish police found a rented car Saturday that Stig Bergling, who was serving a life term as one of Sweden's most notorious spies, apparently used to flee Sweden. Esbjorn Esbjornsson, the Swedish police investigator heading the manhunt, said the car was found near Helsinki, the Finnish capital. The discovery of the car supported speculation that Bergling fled to the Soviet Union. There are several ferry connections between Finland and the Soviet Union across the Baltic Sea.
NEWS
March 28, 1987 | From Reuters
The managing director of Nobel Industries has admitted that a subsidiary illegally exported arms to blacklisted states, a Swedish magazine said Friday. The business weekly Veckans Affarer quoted Anders Carlberg as saying that two consignments of advanced laser-guided Robot-70 anti-aircraft missiles made by the Bofors subsidiary were transported to Singapore in the full knowledge they would be shipped later to the Persian Gulf states of Dubai and Bahrain.
NEWS
March 18, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Swedish authorities asked a court Monday for authority to continue holding a 32-year-old Swede they have implicated in the murder of Prime Minister Olof Palme. "As a result of investigations carried out to date, probable reasons have emerged which, in the public prosecutor's view, indicate that the man participated in the murder as a perpetrator," public prosecutor K.G. Svensson said in a statement.
NEWS
March 13, 1986 | From Times Wire Services
Police today announced the arrest of a suspect in the assassination of Prime Minister Olof Palme, and state radio said he is a 35-year-old Swede. Stockholm lawyer Henning Sjostrom, who spoke to the suspect, said in a radio interview that the man was arrested because he had been in the area of the murder and had no clear alibi. "I am convinced there is no reason to hold him," Sjostrom said.
NEWS
August 4, 1985 | Associated Press
Running afoul of mom or dad is twice as likely to result in a spanking in the United States as it is in Sweden, researchers say. But no difference was found in the incidence of abusive violence toward children by parents in the two countries. The joint study was conducted by Richard J. Gelles, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Rhode Island, and Ake Edfelt, education professor at the University of Stockholm.
NEWS
November 19, 1986 | Associated Press
Sweden will not take action against 12 people identified by the Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center as suspected war criminals, authorities said today. Officials at the center said the 12 people, who are believed to be living in Sweden, were suspected of participating in Nazi crimes against Jews in Latvia and Estonia after those Baltic states were occupied by the German army in 1941. (Story on Page 14.
NEWS
April 11, 1989 | Reuters
Sweden today deported Lilly the terrier, the pet dog of Liza Minnelli. Customs officials said they escorted the dog onto a plane to Paris after discovering that Minnelli had illegally brought it into Sweden. The singer now could face a hefty fine. Swedish law requires that animals entering the country spend four months in quarantine. Officials said that Minnelli entered Sweden by car and that customs officials failed to spot the dog. But Lilly's presence in Minnelli's Stockholm hotel suite was reported, and two officers were sent to investigate.
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