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Sweden steps up cyber defence measures to block #FakeNews

The growing undercurrent of risk linked to the increase in cyber terrorism threats is changing both the character and direction of Sweden’s national security policy and associated defence apparatus. By – Gerard O’Dwyer In particular, Sweden’s government and national security leaders are pursuing a more aggressive, capital-intensive programme to scale-up spending and strengthen the Nordic country’s long-term capacity to defend itself against potentially damaging ...

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Stockholm metro explosion: Man killed after picking up hand grenade

A man died after he picked up a hand grenade and it detonated, killing him and injuring his companion, Swedish police said.  By – Samuel Osborne  The blast took place on Sunday at about 1100 local time [1000 GMT] just outside the Varby Gard subway station in Huddinge, a residential district in greater Stockholm, said regional police spokesman Sven-Erik Olsson. The man, ...

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Political Islam and Sharia Should Be Outlawed in Sweden

“Let us look… at the parallel legal system that is gradually creeping into the EU….The emergence of these enclaves, reinforced by elite policies of multiculturalism, group identity politics, and the deconstruction of Western heritage, has contributed to the fracturing of Western European nations and has weakened the overall sense of mutual responsibility for one’s fellow citizens.” — Andrew Michta, The American ...

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Anders Thornberg: Security Chief Says Terror Threat Is ‘New Normal’ in Sweden

Anders Thornberg told the BBC that, while the Scandinavian country only had to monitor around 200 extremists a few years ago, it now has at least 3,000 to contend with — no small task for a country of just 10 million people, where the authorities are already unable to deal with a growing migrant crime wave. By – Jack Montgomery  “We have never seen something ...

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UN precedent shows Sweden’s Wallstrom wrong to oppose Security Council meeting on Iran

While Swedish foreign minister Margot Wallström questioned the justification for a Security Council meeting on the deadly Iran protests, past practice demonstrates that it addresses concerns about domestic situations in which repressive regimes attack their own citizens and deny them civil rights. By – unwatch.org Wallström should not be giving Iran a free pass on human rights violations.  At least 21 protesters have ...

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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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Swedish security chief warning on fake news

The head of Sweden’s security service has told the BBC the agency is not just dealing with an increased threat of terrorism but also the impact of disinformation and fake news. Anders Thornberg, the director of the service ( Sapo), says this year could be even busier than 2017 as the country prepares for an election in September. By – Gordon ...

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Swedenstan : 2017 granted the second highest number of residence permits After … 2015

According to the Migration Board’s statistics, a total of 135.459 residence permits were granted in 2017 . Only once before has this number been overtaken and this was in 2015 when a record number of 150.535 licenses were issued.  By – Brünnhilde From the licenses issued last year, asylum and family immigration accounted for more than 62% of last years’ licenses ...

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Swedenstan: Stockholm’s city invests 22 extra million on new Immigrants

The city of Stockholm now says that another EUR 22 million will be added to training places for newly arrived immigrants. Immigrants will be able to attend a vocational education at the same time as they study Swedish (SFI). By – Brünnhilde The labor market council of Stockholm is responsible for establishing new efforts to increase new arrivals in employment. The ...

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Swedenstan: A safe greenhouse for IS terror

At the end of the year, three people with connections to Sweden were arrested – in London, Copenhagen and Rotterdam – accused of preparing for terrorist offenses. Nobody inscribed in Swedish Islamic extremism is surprised. By – Sofie Löwenmark  The man arrested in Copenhagen was recently released in a trial concerning a fire attack against a Shi-Muslim local in Malmö. The preliminary investigation ...

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