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[ANALYSIS] Philippine defense spending in 2018: What data tells us

Jul 12, 2019 - 1:00 PM

The Philippines has to be smart about improving its security beyond defense budgets and military acquisitions and allocations

Global leaders, or grassroots campaigners? Nobel Peace Prize 2018 wide open

Oct 05, 2018 - 8:41 AM

(UPDATED) This year, a total of 331 individuals and organizations are nominated for the prestigious peace award

NOBEL PEACE PRIZE. This picture taken on December 10, 2010 shows the front of the Nobel medal awarded to the Nobel Peace Prize laureate for 2010, jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiabo. File photo by Berit Roald/Scanpix/AFP

1 dead, 1 hurt in blast outside Stockholm area metro

Jan 07, 2018 - 8:45 PM

(UPDATED) A man in his 60s dies after succumbing to injuries sustained when 'according to witnesses he picked up an object off the ground which promptly exploded'

WATCH: Stockholm Internet Forum 2017

May 17, 2017 - 9:47 PM

Watch highlights of the Stockholm Internet Forum on Rappler

Swedish prosecutors to update on Assange case Friday

May 17, 2017 - 6:27 PM

The prosecutor s office says officials would talk about the ongoing case without providing further details

ASSANGE. This file photo taken on February 05, 2016 shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange coming out on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy to address the media in central London. File photo by Ben Stansall/ AFP

Uzbekistan says Stockholm suspect had ties to ISIS – report

Apr 14, 2017 - 9:47 PM

UPDATED Uzbekistan s foreign minister says Rakhmat Akilov was radicalized after moving to Sweden in 2014 and Uzbek intelligence service had passed on information about him

TRUCK ATTACK. Emergency services work at the scene where a truck crashed into the Ahlens department store at Drottninggatan in central Stockholm, April 7, 2017. Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Stockholm attack suspect admits to 'terror crime'

Apr 11, 2017 - 8:06 PM

Arrested in a Stockholm suburb just hours after Friday s attack Akilov appeared in a special heavily guarded high security courtroom

TRUCK ATTACK. Emergency services work at the scene where a truck crashed into the Ahlens department store at Drottninggatan in central Stockholm, April 7, 2017. Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, April 10, 2017

Apr 10, 2017 - 10:11 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Monday

People attend a memorial ceremony on April 9, 2017 at Sergels Torg plaza in Stockholm, close to the point where a truck drove into a department store two days before. Four people died and fifteen were injured when a truck plunged into a crowd at a busy pedestrian street in the Swedish capital on April 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN

Thousands attend Stockholm vigil, police probe suspect's ISIS interest

Apr 09, 2017 - 9:30 PM

UPDATED The suspect identified only as a 39 year old man from Uzbekistan had also been due to be expelled from Sweden after his residency application was rejected last year

People attend a memorial ceremony on April 9, 2017 at Sergels Torg plaza in Stockholm, close to the point where a truck drove into a department store two days before. Four people died and fifteen were injured when a truck plunged into a crowd at a busy pedestrian street in the Swedish capital on April 7, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN

Sweden truck attack: What we know

Apr 08, 2017 - 12:37 PM

3rd UPDATE Here is what we know about the truck attack in Sweden s capital

TRUCK ATTACK. Emergency services work at the scene where a truck crashed into the Ahlens department store at Drottninggatan in central Stockholm, April 7, 2017. File photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Sweden arrests man for 'terrorist crime' after attack

Apr 08, 2017 - 11:16 AM

3rd UPDATE We suspect that the man who was arrested is the perpetrator Stockholm police spokesman Lars Bystrom tells Agence France Presse

4 dead in Sweden truck attack, driver at large

Apr 07, 2017 - 9:24 PM

6th UPDATE Prime Minister Stefan Lofven who cut short a visit in southwestern Sweden to return to Stockholm says he has strengthened the country s border controls

TRUCK ATTACK. Emergency services work at the scene where a truck crashed into the Ahlens department store at Drottninggatan in central Stockholm, April 7, 2017. Photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Global arms trade highest since Cold War – study

Feb 20, 2017 - 10:46 AM

Between 2012 2016 arms imports in terms of volume by countries in Asia and Oceania accounted for 43 of global imports a 7 7 rise compared to 2007 2011

In this file photo, a convention attendee looks at rifles displayed at the Rock River Arms booth at the 2016 National Shooting Sports Foundation's Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show at the Sands Expo and Convention Center on January 19, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Darkness begone! Lights ward off Nordic winter blues

Dec 27, 2015 - 2:54 PM

Artificial summers chase away the winter doldrums

DARKNESS ONCE AGAIN. This file photo taken on November 12, 2015 shows the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights illuminating the night sky near the town of Kirkenes in northern Norway. File photo by Jonathan Nackstrand/AFP

Lenny Kravitz tweets after accidentally flashing crowd at concert

Aug 05, 2015 - 3:53 PM

The musician addresses the incident with help from Aerosmith s Steven Tyler

LENNY KRAVITZ. The rockstar exposed himself after ripping his leather pants during a concert in Sweden. He is pictured above at a Dutch music festival, Concert at Sea. File photo by Paul Bergen/EPA

Nuclear weapons states upgrade warheads despite disarmament

Jun 15, 2015 - 8:45 AM

Between 2010 and 2015 the number of warheads fell from 22 600 to 15 850

In this file photo, Pakistani President Mamnoon Hussein and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (bottom - L) watch as a Pakistani developed Shaheen II missile capable of carrying nuclear warheads passes during a Republic Day Parade in Islamabad, Pakistan, 23 March 2015. T Mughal/EPA

Swedish prince weds former glamor model

Jun 14, 2015 - 1:07 AM

Princess Sofia 30 a slender and elegant brunette with no royal background is known for her infectious gap toothed smile and easygoing ways

ROYAL WEDDING. Sofia Hellqvist and Sweden's Prince Carl Philip wave to the crowd as they ride in a horse-drawn carriage after their wedding at Stockholm Palace on June 13. Photo by TT News Agency/Mikael Fritzon/AFP

The Philippines should spend more on defense

May 09, 2015 - 8:43 AM

In terms of per capita defense spending the Philippines at 32 9 million is the third lowest in ASEAN in 2014 ahead only of Cambodia and Indonesia

1/3 of Russian diplomats in Sweden are spies – Swedish intel

Mar 18, 2015 - 11:39 PM

The modern day spies are highly educated often a little younger than they used to be in the Soviety era driven determined and socially competent

China becomes world's number 3 arms exporter – study

Mar 16, 2015 - 11:16 AM

The volume of the multi billion dollar world arms trade rose 16 during the period 2010 to 2014 over the previous 5 years the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute says

Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers patrol the area surrounding the media center for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders' Week at the China National Convention Center in Beijing, China, 07 November 2014. Narendra Shrestha/EPA

Swedish appeal court upholds WikiLeaks' Assange arrest order

Nov 20, 2014 - 10:01 PM

The Court of Appeal refuses Julian Assange s claim that the detention order of the city court be set aside

Children's Ombudsman calls for circumcision ban in Sweden

Sep 29, 2013 - 12:38 AM

The government estimates that some 3 000 boys are circumcised every year in Sweden

BAN CIRCUMCISION? Officials are pushing for its ban in Sweden because the operation is 'painful, irreversible and can lead to dangerous complications'. AFP file photo

Ai Weiwei appointed to filmfest jury

Sep 24, 2013 - 9:12 PM

Stockholm Film Festival honors detained Chinese artist as symbol of the repression of artists and journalists

RESTRICTED. Celebrated artist Ai. Photo from his Facebook page

Facebook opens Swedish data center, first outside US

Jun 13, 2013 - 12:20 AM

Luleaa s mayor Karl Petersen says the centre puts Sweden and Luleaa on the map

Cars, schools torched in Stockholm riots

May 24, 2013 - 10:52 AM

The unrest highlights Sweden s failure to integrate swathes of its immigrant population

IMMIGRATION PROBLEM. A bystander checks the debris of burnt out cars in Stockholm after riots in response to the fatal police shooting of a 69-year-old machete-wielding man. The unrest has highlighted Sweden's failure to integrate swathes of its immigrant population. AFP/Scanpix Sweden/Fredrik Sandberg

Drugs found on Justin Bieber's tour bus

Apr 25, 2013 - 10:29 PM

Swedish police find a small amount of drugs on the Canadian pop star s tour bus

DRUGS ONBOARD. This file photo taken on April 23, 2013 shows Canadian singer Justin Bieber boarding his tour bus outside Grand Hotel for his concert that evening in Stockholm. Swedish police said on April 25 they had found a "small amount" of drugs on Canadian pop star Justin Bieber's tour bus while he was performing in Stockholm. AFP PHOTO/ Leo Sellen /SCANPIX SWEDEN

US embassy in Stockholm evacuated

Oct 17, 2012 - 7:37 PM

The US embassy in Sweden was evacuated over a possible security incident

Popeye is right: spinach makes you stronger, study shows

Jun 25, 2012 - 10:30 PM

A Swedish study shows why spinach makes us stronger

NEVER WITHOUT HIS SPINACH. 'I'm strong to the finich 'cause I eats me spinach' says Popeye's theme song. Screen grab from YouTube