US President Donald Trump cites FoxNews for misleading Sweden statement

The U.S. President Donald Trump says his misleading remarks about attacks in Sweden were based on a story that was broadcast on Fox News channel on immigration and Sweden.

Mr. Trump’s remarks came in response to a demand for clarification by the Swedish Government over his statement referring to an attack that allegedly took place in Sweden on Friday night.

“My statement as to what is happening in Sweden was in reference to a story that was broadcast on @FoxNews concerning immigrants & Sweden,” Mr. Trump tweeted on Sunday.

The president had spoken at a political rally in Florida on Saturday in connection with the mention of a need to keep America safe.

“We have got to keep our country safe. You look at what is happening in Germany. You look at what happened last night in Sweden. Sweden, who would believe this? Sweden. They took in large numbers.

“They are having problems like they never thought possible. You look at what is happening in Brussels. You look at what is happening all over the world. Take a look at Nice. Take a look at Paris,” Mr. Trump said.

The Swedish Embassy in Washington had asked the U.S. Department of State for an explanation of the gaffe made by Trump that suggested there had been some sort of security incident in Sweden.

“On #swedenincident unclear to us what President Trump was referring to. Have asked US officials for explanation,” the official Twitter of the Embassy of Sweden in the U.S. responded to those asking about what happened on Friday night.

“We have asked the question today to the state department. We are trying to get clarity,” Swedish Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Catarina Axelsson, also said.

However, the White House Spokeswoman, Sarah Sanders, also said on Sunday that Mr. Trump did not mean to say “last night” but was referring to the rise in crime in Sweden.

“He (Trump) was talking about rising crime and recent incidents in general, and not referring to a specific incident.

“I think he was referring to a report he had seen the previous night that spoke specifically to that topic,” Sanders reiterated.

 

Source: NAN

Pope Heads To Sweden To Commemorate Martin Luther

Pope Francis goes to Sweden on Monday to help start commemorations of the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Reformation, a trip that has won him praise from Lutherans but criticism from Catholic conservatives.

Martin Luther, a German, started the Reformation in 1517 when he wrote 95 theses criticizing the Catholic Church for corruption in Rome, including the buying of ecclesiastical privileges, nepotism, usury and the selling of indulgences.

It led to a violent, often political schism throughout Europe and Christianity, prompting among other things the 30 Years’ War, the destruction of English monasteries, and the burning of numerous “heretics” on both sides.

Francis is traveling to the southern Swedish city of Lund, where the Lutheran World Federation was founded in 1947, for a joint service with Lutherans to launch Reformation commemorations that will continue throughout the world next year.

On Monday Francis and Lutheran leaders will hold an ecumenical prayer service in Lund’s Lutheran cathedral and another inter-religious event in nearby Malmo.

Last January, Francis, who is keen to continue Catholic-Lutheran dialogue, asked Protestants and other Christian Churches for forgiveness for past persecution by Catholics.

Conservative Catholics believe their Church has conceded too much to Lutherans and should not be taking part in any event that praises Luther.

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Dream Team VI Crush Sweden To Land In Q’final

Sadiq Umar’s diving header against Sweden was all Nigeria’s Dream Team VI needed last night to book a place in the quarter finals of the Men’s Olympic Football Tournament of the ongoing Rio2016 Games in Brazil. Nigeria consolidated leadership of Group B on six points.

Right from the kick off at the Amazonia Arena in Manaus, the Samson Siasia wards who battled against all odds to defeat Japan 5-4 in their opening game were in charge of proceedings for the greater part of the encounter.

Fresh from scoring four goals last time out against Japan, Oghenekaro Etebo attempted several shots in the half—with his right foot, left foot and with his head—but he was unable to get the better of Sweden goalkeeper Andreas Linde.

Nigeria eventually found the opener six minutes from time, when Stanley Amuzie delivered a pinpoint, curling cross in open play from the left wing that found Umar and the Roma man made no mistake, scoring with a diving header.

The Dream Team continued their dominance in the second half, and just three minutes in, captain John Obi Obi took had a well-driven shot from the top of the area saved by Linde. The Swedish goalkeeper had to be alert four minutes later when Etebo dribbled inside the corner of the penalty box and attempted a curling effort, but once again, Linde saved.

Read More: ThisDay

 

Our Citizens Aren’t Having Enough Sex – Swedish Government.

Swedish people might not be getting laid enough – and the government is worried.

 

In an attempt to tackle the issue, the country’s government will ask its people about their bedroom habits in Sweden’s first major sex study in 20 years.

 

Reports in Swedish media have suggested a decline in sexual activity, sparking the major survey on all things sex.

The nation’s loss of libido could be a ‘political problem’ if it is linked to stress and other health issues, according to Public Health Minister Gabriel Wikstrom.

 

In an opinion piece for newspaper Dagens Nyheter, the politician wrote: ‘It is important to find out how much less sex Swedes are having, and what the reason is.’

 

And in a separate article on the government’s website, Mr Wikstrom said the government must carry out a new survey to help guide its policies related to sexual and reproductive health.

 

He said: ‘Sex is an area that strongly influences people’s health, so we can’t just talk about things like, for example, venereal disease, but also things that are positive and lust-filled about sex.’

 

The people of Sweden have a bit of time to get down to business – as the Public Health Agency of Sweden has been tasked with preparing a report by 2019.

Sweden Suspects Ebola…

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The Swedish capital Stockholm has reported a suspected case of Ebola.

A local official said, “So far it’s just a suspected case,” without giving any more details.

The suspected carrier fell ill after visiting an area known to be hit by the virus and is now being held in isolation, as reported on the website of the Svenska Dagbladet newspaper .

Quoting Aake Oertsqvist, a specialist in infection control responsible for the Stockholm area,  the risk of an Ebola outbreak in Sweden was “very low”.

He adds that, “The virus is not airborne, but is spread among humans through direct or indirect contact via blood and other fluids.”