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US expats told to ‘avoid crowded places’ in Stockholm

The US embassy has warned Americans to avoid crowded places in Sweden as Swedish security police continues to investigate a potential terror threat against Stockholm. New information emerged late on Tuesday about a group of alleged terrorists that are said to have made their way to Sweden. Broadcaster NBC News quoted an unnamed senior Iraqi security official as saying that ...

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Cell comprises ‘seven or eight’ ISIS terrorists, according to Iraqi officials

An ISIS terror cell has reportedly entered Sweden and is planning on carrying out acts of terror in its capital. ‘Seven or eight’ ISIS terrorists are already in the country with the aim of attacking civilian targets in Stockholm, according to Iraqi security services. Sweden has the second highest ‘ISIS fighters per capita’ in the EU, with intelligence services identifying ...

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Swedish terror suspect: I want to be a martyr

A 20-year-old former teaching student accused of plotting to attack Sweden told a court on the last day of his trial that he wanted to be a martyr. Prosecutor Ewamari Häggkvist started the day at Attunda district court by asking the suspect if he aspired to martyrdom. “Yes. It’s the greatest thing one can achieve in Islam,” said the accused. ...

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Swedish cabinet member compared Israel with Nazi-Germany

A political scandal is brewing in Sweden, posing a threat to the country’s Minister of Housing and its relations with Israel, after it was revealed that the Cabinet member, Memhet Kaplan, dined with leaders of extremist rightwing groups. And in a video, published by SvD, Mr Kaplan made comments that now have critics accusing him of antisemitism. The Swedish Green ...

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Half of all jobless in Sweden are foreigners

Unemployment is falling overall, but rising among foreign-born citizens, the latest figures by Swedish number-crunching agency Statistics Sweden reveal. Just 4.7 percent of people born in Sweden were out of a job last month, compared to 21.4 percent of the country’s foreign-born population. Or to put it another way, Sweden’s overall jobless rate has nudged up slightly to 7.8 percent ...

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Sweden sees costs of migration crisis almost quadruple

The costs of the wave of asylum seekers arriving in Sweden due to the refugee crisis will be much greater than previously expected, forcing the government to earmark more money in the coming years. Sweden’s Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson on Wednesday (13 April) presented the centre-left government’s 2016 spring budget, which revealed that the Scandinavian country expects costs related to ...

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A Beggar on Every Corner : Sweden

For the last few years, Sweden has been overwhelmed with Roma beggars from Romania and Bulgaria. Recently, the government estimated that there are now around 4,000 in Sweden (population 9.5 million). “We do not fool anyone. We just benefit from the opportunity.” — Bulgarian beggar in Sweden who said he “owned” five street corners. “If the begging is profitable, they ...

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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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Almost zero coverage of brutal sexual attacks by Muslims

Sweden was once one of the safest countries in the world, until it began focusing on a multicultural immigration program. Men and women in Sweden have been swimming together in public pools quite peaceably for more than 100 years. But as the government has welcomed tens of thousands of Muslim migrants to be resettled in the Scandinavian country, some are ...

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Swedish spring hits for your April playlist

Another sparkling selection of soul ballads, indie anthems and ‘unclassifiable magic’ from The Local’s music guru Paul Connolly. 1. Alva – Let Her Go It might be straying a little too close to cliche to suggest that Alva may be Sweden’s answer to Adele but make up your own mind. This is a right belter. 2. Kent – Egoist Just because Kent are splitting ...

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