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Sweden mobilizes all its reservists for 1st time since 1975

For the first time since the height of Cold War, Sweden has called its entire Home Guard force – 22,000 reservists – for snap exercises. The drills were supposed to bolster country’s “defensive and operational capabilities.” By – Europe Sweden mobilized all 40 Home Guard battalions in an unprecedented exercise that has not been held since 1975. The drills marked ...

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Swedes told to prepare for conflict in Cold War-style booklet

Sweden will send out instructions to its citizens next week on how to cope with an outbreak of war, as the country faces an assertive Russia across the Baltic Sea. By – reuters.com The 20-page pamphlet titled “If Crisis or War Comes” gives advice on getting clean water, spotting propaganda and finding a bomb shelter, in the first public awareness campaign ...

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The Swedish Democrats wants to move Sweden’s embassy to Jerusalem – “A matter of course”

Swedish Democrats, the political party in Sweden, have announced they want to follow in the footsteps of the United States by relocating Sweden’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and therefore recognising Jerusalem as the official capital of Israel. By – Brünnhilde The statement was announced by the party on Monday afternoon at the same time protests were taking place in ...

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UN paints Sweden as a “racist” inferno where immigrants face “painful racism”

Sweden’s major problems are “hate crimes” and “racist violence” committed against immigrants, according to a new UN report. The report also criticizes Sweden for the fact that extreme racist organizations have not yet been banned, SvD reports. The UN demands that Sweden quickly take action against this racist “hatred”. By – Brünnhilde Many people find it difficult to take the new ...

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“Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden has been sexually harassed”

Three anonymous witnesses have told Svenska Dagbladet that they have witnessed Crown Princess Victoria being sexually harassed by Jean-Claude Arnault, a Swedish cultural figure. The Royal Court does not wish to comment. By – Laura Dekkers For weeks now, newspapers in Sweden have been full of the crisis surrounding the Swedish Academy. Royal Central has reported earlier on this crisis. The background of it is ...

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Sweden’s giant penis will remain – owner thinks it’s “art”

The blue-tailed giant pencil painted on a facade at Kungsholmen in Stockholm will remain for a week, announces the real estate company that currently owns the house.  By – Brünnhilde According to the company, this is an important piece of “artwork”. Real Estate Company Atrium Ljungberg has decided to let the “artwork”, which depicts a blue giant penis on Kungsholmen, sit ...

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Sweden’s reputation is being tarnished

The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Prize in Literature, has been hit by a major crisis: in the aftermath of a corruption and harassment scandal involving the husband of Academy member Katarina Frostenson, three of the other members who are elected for life have walked out.  By – eurotopics.net “The scandal that has hit the Swedish Academy is growing worse ...

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Three members resigned the Swedish Academy Nobel Prize-awarding after sexual abuse scandal

Three members of the Swedish Academy, the body that selects the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, have withdrawn from its board in protest over the handling of allegations of sexual misconduct by a man married to another member. By –  reuters.com  Academy members and authors Peter Englund, Klas Ostergren and Kjell Espmark all said separately they would no longer ...

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Swedish channel is favored in US-North Korea talks

Amid the brouhaha of Olympics diplomacy in PyeongChang, Sweden – a country thousands of miles from the Korean Peninsula – has been thrust into the media limelight. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström earlier said that Stockholm would be willing to host the North Korea-US talks. With Stockholm playing the role of a communication channel, Washington and Pyongyang are groping for more interactions. By ...

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“Profile”: Film examines how Islamic State jihadists recruit European brides

In the film “Profile”, British journalist Amy Whittaker goes undercover to investigate the workings of the militant group by creating a fake Facebook profile and pretending to be a Muslim convert called Melody Nelson. By –  Michelle Martin She comes up with a cover story, disguises her tattoo, learns a bit of Arabic and dons a hijab. Over the coming days ...

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