Swedish Armenians and Assyrians gathered today for the centennial commemoration of the 1915 genocide of Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks. An estimated 1.5 million people were killed in the Ottoman Empire in present day Turkey.
- Foreign Ministry reviewing genocide recognition.
- Two hostages murdered, two terrorists died.
Friday marks the 40th anniversary of the occupation of the West German embassy here by Baader-Meinhof terrorists.
They stormed into the building taking hostages, killing two before they set off a bomb. Two of the terrorists died in the explosion, and the other four were arrested and eventually sentenced to life imprisonment.
- Testifies before Committee on the Constitution.
Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven testified before parliament’s Committee on the Constitution Friday for the first time since he took office last Fall.
He had to answer a number of questions, including defending his government’s recognition of Palestine as a sovereign state, as well as the controversy over the future of Stockholm’s Bromma city airport and an unsuccessful proposal for changes in primary care.
The shrimp commonly fished along the Swedish west coast is a threatened species according to a new report by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.