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Swedish festive ad pulled following racist abuse of child

A Swedish department store chain has pulled a festive online advert after the child in the picture was subjected to racist abuse by online trolls. Sweden threatens action to stop Facebook ‘hate and lies’ (05 Dec 2016) The ad for Sweden’s Åhléns, featuring a dark-skinned boy dressed as a Lucia, led to comments on the company’s Facebook page questioning why ...

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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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Norway to build fence on border with Russia

Norway is putting up a steel fence at a remote Arctic border post with Russia after an influx of migrants last year, sparking an outcry from refugees’ rights groups and fears that cross­border ties with the former Cold War adversary will be harmed. The government says a new gate and a fence, about 660 feet long and 11 feet high ...

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Swedish police blame migrant sex attacks on ‘Nordic alcohol culture’

Swedish police have blamed the rise of migrant sex attacks on ‘Nordic alcohol culture’ and the ‘non-traditional gender roles’ of European women. A new report says refugees struggle to ‘handle the alcohol’ and ignore the consequences for girls when they simply feel ‘horny’. It warns that girls are called ‘whores’ and are left in fear of walking the streets because ...

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