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How A Swedish Social Enterprise Is Transforming Lives

In a converted tram depot in downtown Stockholm, a young company is helping to transform the lives of newcomers to Sweden by helping them to find jobs. Since Mark and Dea Ahlenius launched Jobbentrén 18 months ago, they have helped 41 people not just to find jobs, but to stay in them. By – Heather Farmbrough       “The Swedish labour market is ...

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Sweden: The defense posture of a ‘peace nation’

“Step by step,” says the defense minister, Peter Hultqvist. “Step by step, we are developing our military capability.” (He might say redeveloping.) Sweden is adjusting to the new realities of the region. By – Jay Nordlinger  What region? Scandinavia? Sweden is indeed a Scandinavian country, along with its western neighbors, Norway and Denmark. Unlike them, Sweden is also a Baltic state, ...

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Sweden to buy $1 billion U.S. Patriot air defense missile system

Sweden will start negotiations on a $1.2 billion Raytheon Co Patriot air defense missile system, as interest in missile defense systems strengthens amid heightened regional tensions and ballistic missile technology improves globally. Via: Johannes Hellstrom   The Swedish government said on Tuesday negotiations with the U.S. company will target delivery beginning in 2020, and for the system to be operational by 2025 ...

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Over 1,000 unaccompanied children homeless in Malmö

There are more than 1,000 homeless children in Malmö city alone, reported by a survey from the municipality, according to Sydsvenskan. In addition, the figure increases rapidly. Via: friatider.se Last year there were 887 children who were homeless in Malmö. this last year, the figure risen sharply. Now there are over 1,000 unaccompanied children homeless in the city. This corresponds to one and a half percent ...

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Link found between Islam and Vikings

Fake News                                     Fake News  An astonishing discovery was made by Uppsala University researchers in Sweden recently, according to which they found Arabic characters woven into funeral clothes of the Viking graves. The words were ‘Allah’ and ‘Ali’. Via: geo.tv The recent findings have opened a ...

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Sweden holds biggest war games in 20 years

Neutral Sweden has launched its biggest war games in two decades with support from NATO countries, drilling 19,000 troops after years of spending cuts that have left the country fearful of Russia’s growing military strength. Via: Johan Ahlander  On the eve of Russia’s biggest maneuvers since 2013, which NATO says will be greater than the 13,000 troops Moscow says are involved, ...

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Sweden data leak ‘a disaster’

Sweden‘s government has exposed sensitive and personal data of millions, along with the nation’s military secrets, in what is now considered to be one of the worst government IT disasters ever. The leak, which occurred in 2015, saw the names, photos and home addresses of millions exposed. Via: India Ashok                 Those affected include fighter pilots of Swedish ...

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No money in Sweden: 70 police stations about to close

A total of  70 police stations are closing in the summer due to lack of resources, Ekotwrites . Despite record high taxes, it is not possible to keep the country’s police operations open. Via: friatider.se Many of Sweden’s police stations shut down for all or part of the summer.The reason is lack of financial resources. Among the worst affected regions is Bergslagen, where most ...

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Sweden Protect Free Speech: Blocking 14,000 People on Twitter

The government agency behind Sweden’s official Twitter account chose to keep an extensive list of users blocked by a previous curator of @sweden. But the move stirred public outrage, and all 14,000 users were unblocked the next day. Via: thelocal.se  Sweden’s well-known official Twitter account is curated by a new Swede every week, and is run by the Swedish Institute. As a way ...

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Picture gallery from the #StockholmAttack in , Sweden

Terrorist: The Uzbek Rakhmat Akilov (AKA Rahmatjon Kurbonov) PNR: 19780224-8215 (Born 19780214) – see  arrest warrant  Hidinge Backe 15 lgh 1002, 163 65 SPÅNGA. Other residents on the same address: Khanifa Mirzoyeva (39), Bahti Mirzoyeva (39), Anvarjon Ulugbekov (17), Sultonuz Ab (corporation) Victims:  Ebba Åkerlund, Sweden – 11 years, likely a student at the Manilla special education facilities. Chris Bevington, ...

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