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Pope, in Sweden, says Reformation had positive aspects

Pope Francis on Monday recognized the positive aspects of the Reformation sparked by Martin Luther in a further gesture of reconciliation to Lutherans, who split with Rome 500 years ago. Francis, the first pope to visit Sweden in nearly 30 years, made his comments during a historic joint prayer service in the Lutheran cathedral of Lund, where he also said ...

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Denmark’s queen tells Muslims to adopt West’s values

THE Queen of Denmark has urged Muslims arriving in Europe to adopt Western values in an extraordinary intervention in the migration debate. Queen Margarethe II said it was “not a law of nature” that asylum seekers automatically integrated into society and called on Muslim groups to do more to help new arrivals understand Danish society. The Queen, who is one ...

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Russia pushes Sweden away from neutrality

Since the annexation of Crimea and the outbreak of war in eastern Ukraine in 2014, things have gotten tense between Russia and Sweden. Russian jets have repeatedly prodded Swedish airspace, a massive hunt was launched for a foreign submarine — suspected to be Russian — off the coast of Stockholm, and the closure of Swedish airspace last November may have been caused by a Russian cyber-attack. ...

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Why I bared my breasts for a school photo

Nineteen-year-old Hanna Bolander from Växjö in southern Sweden has reignited a public sexuality debate after posing topless for her school photo. On the day of an annual photo shoot for the school yearbook, Hanna Bolander’s class came up with the idea that one of the girls should bare her breasts, and Bolander volunteered. “My classmates are politically active. We just ...

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Russian Spies Are Reportedly Trying to Stop NATO and Sweden From Hooking Up

The Swedish state security police, or SAPO, is getting pretty worried about a dramatic uptick in Russian espionage activity in Sweden, according to leaks in the Swedish press. And SAPO is hinting that it’s related to the fact that Sweden is gearing up for a May 25 parliamentary debate about ratifying a “Host Nation Support Agreement” that would make it ...

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Swedes invite world to call ‘random’ citizens on new hotline

Ever felt like calling up a complete stranger in Sweden? Now is your chance. The Swedish Tourist Association has set up a hotline that lets callers worldwide “get connected to a random Swede.” On its website, the nonprofit group says the idea is “to spark people’s curiosity about Sweden — our culture, nature and mindset. To help us do this, ...

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The Inner Circle: Stockholm’s secret dating scene

Stockholm is a city for singles. When you think of dating and single living, you might think Manhattan – Sex and the City style. Or perhaps Paris comes to mind. But actually, Stockholm is where it’s at. Statistics released a couple of years ago found that Sweden has the “highest proportion of single-person households in Europe” – and in Stockholm, singles account ...

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Swedish court: Wikimedia art database breaks copyright law

Sweden’s highest court on Monday found Wikimedia Sweden guilty of violating copyright laws by providing free access to its database of artwork photographs without the artists’ consent. Wikimedia, part of the not-for-profit foundation which oversees Wikipedia among other online resources, has a database of royalty-free photographs that can be used by the public, for educational purposes or the tourism industry. ...

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Pirate Bay allowed to continue operating by Sweden Court

The case was a result of an EU directive giving rights holders the right to ask for an injunction against service providers whose customers commit infringements The ISP had claimed its “only role is to provide customers with Internet access while facilitating the free-flow of information.” The judgement, which had been in deliberations for a month, agreed. The court refused ...

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Truck driver shocked after crash with camel

A truck driver in western Sweden had a frightening and surreal experience when he crashed into a camel in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The shock encounter happened after the driver rounded a bend on route 46 between Ulricehamn and Timmele. Speaking to local radio station P4 Sjuhärad he described what first went through his mind as he slammed ...

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