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Nordic leaders clutch soccer ball in hopes of going viral

Scandanavian and Icelandic leaders appear to be poking some fun at President Trump. As spotted by Digg, the official Twitter account of the The Nordic Council and Nordic Council of Ministers posted a tweet earlier today showing Nordic heads of government jointly holding a soccer ball. Via: Dong Ngo The photo, embedded above, shows the prime ministers of Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland showing ...

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German woman killed and Afghan guard beheaded in Kabul

Gunmen in the Afghan capital Kabul have attacked a guesthouse, killing a German woman and beheading an Afghan guard. Via: bbc.com The attackers stormed a guesthouse run by a Swedish NGO, Operation Mercy, at about 23:30 (19:00 GMT) on Saturday, the Afghan interior ministry said. A second woman, from Finland, is missing and has possibly been kidnapped, the ministry said. In ...

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Support for right groups setting the tone for migration debate

A meeting heard that Denmark, Hungary and Sweden have launched official adverts either at home or abroad to “make it as obvious as possible” that certain migrants are not welcome. Via: Martin Banks                            Support for far-right parties and groups in several countries is growing and they are “setting ...

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Sweden and Denmark have highest rates of sexual harassment in Europe

Sweden and Denmark are the countries with the highest rates of sexual harassment in the EU. A chart compiled by Statista for The Independent shows the percentage of people who said they experienced sexual harassment as adults in the EU’s member states. Via: independent.co.uk  The results are based on data from 2012, published by the European Agency for Fundamental Rights, in its ...

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Finnish TV channel: ‘Sweden is crap’

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A Finnish TV channel was left red-faced on Tuesday after it accidentally broadcast text insulting Sweden during its live morning news bulletin. MTV3 – a Finnish TV station not related to the American network of a similar name – had a routine start to its 7.30am news show, as anchor Jouni Sipilä opened with a report about Donald Trump’s plans ...

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EU criticises Turkey but not ready to halt membership talks

European Union foreign ministers on Monday criticised Turkey’s crackdown on alleged supporters of a failed military coup in July but Austria’s call to suspend Ankara’s EU membership bid failed to garner enough backing. As the 28 EU foreign ministers met in Brussels, President Tayyip Erdogan said he was ready to hold a referendum on whether to continue the membership talks ...

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Finland fears Russian aggression following surge of Moscow propaganda

The Kremlin has been accused of running a ‘systematic lying campaign’ against Finland, with officials in Helsinki anxious over Russia questioning the legality of its independence. The claim comes amid increased security concerns in Finland following Moscow’s annexation of Crimea and tensions between Russia and the west over the movement of nuclear-capable missiles in the Balkan Sea. Both Finland and ...

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If Sweden and Denmark Are So Progressive, Why Did They Close Their Doors to Refugees?

As the migration crisis drags on, even the most tolerant countries in Europe are embracing anti-immigrant politics. The trains from Copenhagen to Malmö leave every few minutes. Shortly after departing the Copenhagen airport they reach the Øresund Bridge, a low-lying metal structure that spans the strait connecting Denmark and Sweden. They pass a watery wind farm, its modern turbines rotating ...

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New security challenge for Nordic countries

Finland is negotiating a bilateral defence agreement with the US this autumn. Jussi Niinisto, Finland’s Defence Minister, said in a telephone interview that the framework agreement between the US and Finland would cover areas including military training, information sharing, and research.  Two months earlier, Sweden has signed a bilateral Statement of Intent with the US to increase cooperation between their ...

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NATO Not Ready As Russian Sub Threat Rises

WASHINGTON: The balance of power underwater is shifting against the West, warns a new report from the Center for Strategic & International Studies. Both Russian and NATO capabilities cratered after the Cold War, but the Russian submarine fleet is clawing its way back — and we’re not ready to face it, CSIS says. The US, its allies, and the Nordics need ...

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