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Anti-migrant feeling fuels Swedish far right as election looms

Popular concern looks likely to propel Sweden Democrats to a possible 20% of the vote Last month, yards from the Social Democrats booth in Rinkeby town square, where Kersten Aggefors is handing out leaflets for the party that has finished first in every Swedish election since 1917, masked young people set five cars ablaze. A few days earlier, eight unidentified men had attacked the towns half-built new police station, crashing through the gate and hurling rocks and firecrackers at security guards, apparently in retaliation for a drug bust. In January,…

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These 20+ Photos From A Swedish Huskvarna Town In The 70s Prove Things Were Cooler Back Then

Huskvarna, formerly known as Husqvarna, is a city in Sweden that lent its name to the well-established line of equipment, with the iconic orange chainsaws in the front line. While the garden tools made the name famous, the city has much more to offer. From colorful history as royal rifle manufacturers to its people, Huskvarna is full of interesting bits that are waiting to be explored. It’s probably the reason why Evert Ardensson decided to document the city life back in the 1970s. And we’re glad he did! The photographer’s gallery offers a…

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World Cup 2018 power rankings: Brazil and Croatia lead the way

At the end of the group stage we rank the 32 teams at the World Cup in Russia, with Brazil top, England in 10th and Panama last 1) Brazil It is hard to shake the feeling that Brazil are the best-balanced side at this World Cup. win over Serbia and they look capable of raising things further. thumping win over Argentina. A meeting with Spain in the last eight looks likely and Zlatko Dalics side cannot be ruled out of doing something special. 3) Belgium Whether or not they really…

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Toni Kroos brings off late miracle for Germany to stun Sweden

Germany had Jrme Boateng sent off but dramatically beat Sweden 2-1 with a goal deep in added time, when a draw would have meant them losing control of their fate Joachim Lw had been asked about the curse of world champions past. Three of the previous four World Cup winners had exited at the group phase France (2002), Italy (2010), Spain (2014) and the Germany manager knew his team stood to be the next. After the debacle that had been the defeat against Mexico in the opening Group F tie,…

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Nordea’s Bitcoin Ban Leaves Financial Regulator Taking Back Seat

As Nordea Bank AB blazes a trail in Europe by banning its employees from trading Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, the regulator is taking a back seat in a decision-making process it says is better left to the industry. Sweden’s Financial Supervisory Authority thinks “every institution must decide on the details of their internal regulations specifying the rules for their employees’ investments and trading,” spokesman Peter Svensson told Bloomberg, in response to questions about Bitcoin guidelines. The hands-off approach may surprise some who associate the Nordic region, and Sweden in particular,…

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Danish inventor admits dismembering body of Swedish journalist

Danish police say Peter Madsen has changed his story, but still maintains Kim Wall died in an accident while on board his submarine A Danish inventor has admitted dismembering the body of the Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose body parts were found at sea after she interviewed him on board his homemade submarine. In initial police questioning, Peter Madsen, said she died when a heavy submarine hatch accidentally fell on her head. Peter Madsen. Madsen has now changed his story to say Wall died of carbon monoxide poisoning while on…

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Tillerson Says U.S. Talking With North Korea on Nuke Program

The U.S. is communicating with North Korea about its nuclear program and testing Pyongyang’s appetite for negotiations, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in the first public acknowledgment by a senior administration official of direct contact on the matter. A State Department spokeswoman later tamped down prospects for a breakthrough in the tense relations between Washington and Pyongyang. Tillerson, speaking to reporters on Saturday after meeting Chinese officials in Beijing, insisted that the U.S. would never accept a nuclear-armed North Korea. His remarks offered the clearest glimpse so far into U.S.…

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Norway: explosive device found in central Oslo

Police cordon off large area and arrest one man after device found in Groenland neighbourhood Norwegian police have detonated an explosive device found in central Oslo, and a suspect is being held in custody, the police said on their official Twitter account on Saturday. Police chief Vidar Pedersen confirmed that the device, initially described as bomb-like, was an explosive. The police Twitter account said it had been defused or neutralised. Police would not give any details about the suspect, or further information about the device. Media at the scene said…

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