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Sweden’s reputation is being tarnished

The Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Prize in Literature, has been hit by a major crisis: in the aftermath of a corruption and harassment scandal involving the husband of Academy member Katarina Frostenson, three of the other members who are elected for life have walked out.  By – eurotopics.net “The scandal that has hit the Swedish Academy is growing worse ...

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Three members resigned the Swedish Academy Nobel Prize-awarding after sexual abuse scandal

Three members of the Swedish Academy, the body that selects the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, have withdrawn from its board in protest over the handling of allegations of sexual misconduct by a man married to another member. By –  reuters.com  Academy members and authors Peter Englund, Klas Ostergren and Kjell Espmark all said separately they would no longer ...

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Swedish channel is favored in US-North Korea talks

Amid the brouhaha of Olympics diplomacy in PyeongChang, Sweden – a country thousands of miles from the Korean Peninsula – has been thrust into the media limelight. Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström earlier said that Stockholm would be willing to host the North Korea-US talks. With Stockholm playing the role of a communication channel, Washington and Pyongyang are groping for more interactions. By ...

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“Profile”: Film examines how Islamic State jihadists recruit European brides

In the film “Profile”, British journalist Amy Whittaker goes undercover to investigate the workings of the militant group by creating a fake Facebook profile and pretending to be a Muslim convert called Melody Nelson. By –  Michelle Martin She comes up with a cover story, disguises her tattoo, learns a bit of Arabic and dons a hijab. Over the coming days ...

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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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