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Pirate Bay Founder Gets Years In Prison
2013-06-20 11:45:08

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Pirate Bay cofounder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was sentenced to two years in jail earlier today under charges of hacking and illegally transferring money. The 28-year old is currently serving a one-year sentence for copyright infringement, charges he incurred during his time with Pirate Bay. Warg's associate, 37-year old Mathias Gustafsson, was also tried for the same crimes but received only one year of probation. These decisions...

Cambodia Ships Pirate Bay Founder Back To Sweden Despite No Extradition Rules
2012-09-10 14:18:45

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online The Swedish founder of Pirate Bay has been deported from Cambodia back to his home country, where he is wanted for more than just copyright violations. Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was handed over by Cambodian authorities to two Swedish police officers on Monday night after riding aboard a Thai Airways flight. Svartholm Warg was arrested on September 2 at his apartment in Cambodia at the request of the Swedish government, despite...

2011-08-05 07:10:00

ARDEN, N.C., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mountain Home recording artists Darin & Brooke Aldridge team up with Choice USA Beverage, a major distributor of Sundrop for over 55 years. Darin and Brooke will assist the company's community outreach and charitable efforts as they promote their new album, So Much In Between. "We were impressed with not only their talent but with their character and personalities," says Sam Robinson, VP Sales & Marketing of Choice USA Beverage. "Just as...

2011-06-08 20:38:28

On 4 August next year, it will be 100 years since Raoul Wallenberg was born. Lars Brink, a PhD student in ethnology in the Department of Cultural Sciences, intends to mark the occasion by presenting his research results on the personal development and experiences of the young Wallenberg. "I wish to show that the humanist education Raoul Wallenberg received was significant in what he did later, first as a trainer of Home Guard soldiers and then as a diplomat in Hungary," says Brink. Two years...

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2011-03-07 12:40:00

BP's chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg said Monday that last year's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill sparked by an explosion on a BP-leased platform is no reason to stop deep sea drilling. "If we truly learn from this accident, I see no reason to close off the deep water as an area for future oil exploration and production," BP chairman Svanberg told a conference in the southern Swedish city of Malmoe on oil spill risk management. "All energy extraction has its risks and it is our task and our...

2009-08-11 11:48:24

Wedding bells will ring for Sweden's Princess Madeline, who will marry long-time boyfriend Jonas Bergstrom, the court announced Tuesday. The Royal Court said Sweden's King Karl XVI has given his consent and "in accordance with the Constitution received the approval of the government, Swedish news agency TT reported. They have known each other a long time now and as Crown Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling have become engaged it is nice for them to also do so. Love is infectious, court...

2009-04-17 10:13:29

Four of the founders of the Swedish Pirate Bay file-sharing Web site have been sentenced to a year in jail for violating copyright laws. Frederik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, Carl Lundstrom and Peter Sunde were found guilty after a trial, sentenced to jail and ordered to pay $3.6 million in damages, the BBC reported. Warner Bros., Sony Music Entertainment, EMI and Columbia Pictures had been seeking $13 million in damages. John Kennedy, the chairman of the International Federation of the...

2009-01-21 13:18:50

Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson said Wednesday it would lay off 5,000 workers to reduce expenses. The cuts would include regular staff, temporary workers and consultant positions, CNN reported. In addition, Ericsson said it would consolidate some research and development facilities. About 1,000 of the job losses would involve jobs in Sweden, the company said. Ericsson reported fourth quarter sales rose 23 percent. In 2008, Ericsson's sales rose 11 percent compared with 2007, the...

2008-12-14 10:45:03

Malta national Kevin Borg's performance of With Every Bit of Me helped him win the title of Swedish Idol 2008, officials said. Voters for the competitive talent show tabbed the 22-year-old, who moved to Sweden from the island nation a year ago, over 17-year-old Alice Svensson in the finale of the popular TV series, The Local reported. In addition to wowing audiences with Andreas Carlsson's hit song Friday night, Borg offered renditions of Bon Jovi's Living on a Prayer and You're the Voice by...


Word of the Day
glogg
  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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