UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014
By United Press International

Obama says he retains right to hit Syria but prefers congressional OK

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama said he could authorize strikes against Syria if Congress doesn't authorize them, but wants lawmakers' approval to strengthen the response.

Obama schedule for Wednesday, Sept. 4

WASHINGTON, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- President Obama meets with Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt in Stockholm, Sweden, Wednesday, and participates in other events, the White House said.

Official: Obama's trip to G20, not Russia

WASHINGTON, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- President Obama plans to "cooperate pragmatically" with Russia during next week's Group of 20 summit in St. Petersburg, a senior administration official says.

U.K., U.S. warn against travel in Sweden during riots

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 24 (UPI) -- The United Kingdom and the United States have issued a travel warning for Sweden following a string of arson attacks in Stockholm's suburbs, officials said.

30 cars set ablaze in third night of rioting in Stockholm

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 22 (UPI) -- A night of unrest in Stockholm saw 30 cars set on fire in southern and western areas of Sweden's capital and the arrest of eight people, police said.

Swedish Princess Madeleine, American fiance attend pre-nuptial service

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, May 19 (UPI) -- The Swedish royal family attended church Sunday in Stockholm's Royal Chapel for a traditional public announcement of Princess Madeleine's upcoming wedding.

Swedish PM guard shoots self while on duty

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- A security guard at the home of Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt fatally shot himself while on the job Friday, officials said.

Swedish PM warned against songbird dishes

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, July 13 (UPI) -- The Swedish Ornithological Society has warned Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt to avoid cuisine that includes songbirds during upcoming visits to Cyprus.

Swedish art installation called 'deeply insulting'

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, April 19 (UPI) -- Swedish Culture Minister Lena Adelsohn Liljeroth was criticized by anti-racism groups for cutting into a cake shaped like a naked black woman at an art event.

Sterilization law stays on Swedish books

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 12 (UPI) -- An attempt to overturn laws requiring compulsory sterilization for people undergoing gender reassignment surgery has been blocked in Sweden's parliament.

Swedish mayor's deportation rule slammed

MALMO, Sweden, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- A Swedish city mayor's plan deport immigrants who commit serious crimes is being criticized by other Swedish officials, including the prime minister.

Coalition fights anti-immigration party

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, March 3 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt says an agreement on Swedish immigration law reform lays the groundwork for "a humane, just and orderly" immigration policy.
WikiLeaks lawyer condemns comments

WikiLeaks lawyer condemns comments

LONDON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- An attorney representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says comments by Sweden's prime minister could damage the Australian's right to a fair trial.
Sweden reaches agreement on Afghan troops

Sweden reaches agreement on Afghan troops

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Swedish officials say they have reached an agreement on the country's military mission in Afghanistan.
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Fredrik Reinfeldt
U.S. President George W. Bush meets with Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt (L) in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington on May 15, 2007. Reinfeldt visited Bush in a bid to persuade him to step-up America's efforts to counter global warming. (UPI Photo/Joshua Roberts/POOL)

John Fredrik Reinfeldt (pronounced   ( listen)) (born 4 August 1965 in Österhaninge, Stockholm County, Sweden) is Prime Minister of Sweden, leader of the liberal conservative Moderate Party and former President of the European Council. He is married to politician Filippa Reinfeldt.

A native of Stockholm County, Reinfeldt joined the Moderate Youth League in 1983, and by 1992 had risen to the rank of chairman, a position he held until 1995. He has been a Member of Parliament since 1991, representing his home constituency. Following the 1994 defeat of the Moderate-led coalition government, Reinfeldt adopted a critical stance against the party leadership under Carl Bildt, which resulted in isolation within the party. However, following a change of leadership in 1999 and a bad result in the 2002 election, Reinfeldt gradually gained influence within the Moderate Party.

Reinfeldt was elected party leader on 25 October 2003, succeeding Bo Lundgren. Under his leadership, the Moderate Party has transformed its policies and oriented towards the centre, branding itself "the New Moderates" (Swedish: Nya moderaterna). Following the general elections held on 17 September 2006, Reinfeldt was elected Prime Minister by the new parliament on 5 October and presented his cabinet the following day. Together with the three other political parties in the centre-right Alliance for Sweden, Reinfeldt presides over a coalition government with the support of a narrow majority in the parliament. At the age of 41, he was the third youngest person to become Prime Minister of Sweden. After the 2010 election Reinfeldt's government was reduced to a minority government but also becoming the first centre-right government since before WWII to be re-elected making Reinfeldt the first Moderate politician elected to two consecutive terms as Prime Minister.

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