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Actor Tom Sizemore dead – was 61 years old
Actor Tom Sizemore has died, The Guardian reports. He was 61 years old.
Since February, Sizemore has been in a coma and in intensive care in hospital after he suffered a brain aneurysm.
On Tuesday, several foreign media reported that Sizemore’s doctors announced that the actor’s life could not be saved.
Sizemore has been in the film business for over 30 years and has had several hundred roles. Among other things, he has played in Michael Mann’s film “Heat” and Steven Spielberg’s “Saving Private Ryan”.
Woman dead after fall – two arrested
A 47-year-old woman died on Saturday evening after falling from a balcony on the fourth floor in Katrineholm.
The police were alerted at 11:16 p.m. and have arrested a man and a woman, both in their 30s, as reasonably suspected of murder. It is the lower level of suspicion.
– Those arrested were nearby. Circumstances on the spot have meant that we have started a preliminary investigation into murder, says Rasmus Borgström, officer on duty at the police.
The woman died on the spot. Her next of kin have been notified.
On Saturday morning, the police were still conducting a technical investigation and collecting witness information.
New interest rate increase to be expected
A new increase in the policy rate may come in April, says Riksbank Governor Erik Thedéen i Ekot’s Saturday interview. According to weekly figures, underlying inflation is increasing more than expected in the euro area.
– We are strongly integrated with other countries, we are a small open economy, so inflation goes up in euro countries, inflation goes up in England, inflation goes up in the USA – and it is high in all these areas – yes, then it affects Sweden , says Thedéen.
According to the Governor of the Riksbank, future interest rate increases are likely to be between 0.25 and 0.5 percentage points. (TT)
Fire in apartment – five to hospital
Five people were taken to hospital after an apartment fire in Alby, south of Stockholm, during the night to Saturday.
– We were alerted at 02:47 that flames were shooting out of the window in an apartment on the fifth floor, says Lars-Åke Stevelind, officer on duty at the rescue service.
Firefighters from three stations took part in the rescue work. The extent of the damage is unclear.
Police call after alarm about explosions
The police went to Tullinge, south of Stockholm, shortly after 01:30, after reports of loud explosions.
Several police cars and a helicopter searched the area without finding anything to indicate that a crime had been committed.
– Finally we met a security guard who had seen fireworks, says Mikael Pettersson, commander at the police’s regional command center.
On the night of Friday, a man was shot dead in Tullinge.
Fire in apartment building – evacuation from balconies
During the night to Saturday, several people had to be rescued with ladder trucks after escaping onto the balconies during a fire in an apartment building in Skarpnäck in southern Stockholm.
The emergency services were alerted at 00:28. On site, it was found that there was a fire in the basement and that two stairwells were filled with smoke.
– It has been a bit noisy on site and incredibly strong smoke spread in both stairwells. We are looking for whether there may have also been a fire in an apartment, says Magnus Häglund, line operator at the rescue service.
The police have launched a preliminary investigation into arson. There are no reports of personal injuries.
According to the police officer on duty, there is information that the fire started in an elevator shaft.
Donald Trump has released a single
Former US President Donald Trump has made a charity single with the J6 Prison Choir, reports The Guardian.
The choir consists of 20 men imprisoned for their involvement in the storming of the Capitol on January 6, 2021.
The 2.20 minute long song is called “Justice for all”. The prison guard sings the US national anthem. Trump’s contribution is that he reads the American Pledge of Allegiance. It all ends with the choir shouting “USA, USA, USA”.
According to Forbes so Trump wants to raise money for the families of the people imprisoned after the storming. However, not to people who injured police officers.
Critics have called the song “a disinformation tactic straight out of the authoritarian playbook”.
The song is available on several streaming services.
The Sundsvall oligarch: Then Russia’s money may run out
Oleg Deripaska. Photo: Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP
By 2024, Russia’s money may run out, says “Sundsvall oligarch” Oleg Deripaska, reports CNN.
– As early as next year, there will be no money left. We need foreign investors, he said at a conference on Thursday, according to Russian news agency Tass.
The fact that Russia is reducing its oil production in combination with the sanctions from Western countries suggests that the country’s economy will take a bigger hit.
Deripaska has previously criticized the war in Ukraine. He is a major shareholder in several companies in Sweden. Including the aluminum smelter Kubal in Sundsvall.
Several large motorhomes and tow trucks have driven off the road – new tow truck on site
A number of larger mobile homes have driven off the road in Malung-Sälen.
A tow truck called to the scene has also driven off the road.
Now another tow truck has arrived to rescue the vehicles.
The accident has a major impact on traffic.
Biden has been treated for cancer
Must be in good condition. Photo: Evan Vucci/AP
US President Joe Biden has had surgery to remove skin tissue from his chest, reports say Bloomberg.
He had surgery for carcinoma, a common type of skin cancer. The operation was carried out last month.
According to the doctor Kevin O’Connor, all the tissue was successfully removed and Biden should be in good condition.
Man badly stabbed in Malmö
A man with knife or cut injuries has been found injured at Eriksfält in Malmö, the police write on their website.
According to information to Aftonbladet, the man must have been badly stabbed in the back.
The man, who is in his 20s, was taken to hospital in an ambulance.
Fire alarm on ferry – 183 on board
A fire has broken out on a ferry in the English Channel, writes the BBC’s reporter Simon Jones on Twitter.
183 people are said to be on board and rescue vessels have been dispatched to rescue them.
There are no reports of anyone being injured.
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Why are there so many knife attacks against people now? I am referring to those afflicted by unknown lunatics.
Has the mental health service shut down & released a lot of psychosis or where did they all come from? What is happening in our society?
This can’t go on, you soon won’t dare to go out even during the day in a public place!!
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We always look at underlying causes to try to give a broader picture of what’s going on than what you get in this quick news reporting.
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Here, for example, you can read statistics on the development of crime in Sweden last year.
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How is the little 10-year-old girl who was stabbed in Gothenburg?
Hello! During the evening, the girl’s condition was assessed as serious but stable, according to the police.
What is happening in the Farsta area in Stockholm right now? More police cars and helicopters heading towards Hökarängen/Gubbängen
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