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Sweden Cracks Down on Illegal Workers after Truck Attack.

Sweden on Thursday announced tougher measures against illegal immigration, weeks after the main suspect behind the deadly Stockholm attack was identified as an Uzbek who had ignored a deportation order.

- Breitbart - US

The EU will 'for sure' sign free trade deal with the UK.

The European Union will reach a free trade deal with Britain after the country leaves, the bloc's trade commissioner has insisted. EU leaders will meet this weekend to discuss negotiation priorities ahead of the formal launch of talks, and Prime Minister Theresa May has repeatedly stressed her willingness to walk away from ...

- City AM - UK

Gazprom increases claims to Naftogaz to $37 bln.

Russia's gas monopoly Gazprom has increased from $31.7 billion to $37 billion its claims in Stockholm Arbitration against National oil and gas holding company Naftogaz of Ukraine, according to RIA Novosti, referring to Gazprom's report.


New study: Birth control pills reduce women's well-being.

Stockholm, Sweden, Apr 27, 2017 / 03:01 am .- A new Swedish study has shown that women who are taking the contraceptive pill might be putting themselves at risk for decreasing their overall health and well-being. Mood swings, energy level shifts, and a “significantly lower” quality of life were the reported side ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

'Good Fight' Heads To India, Nordics; Alexia Edwards Joins Expectation - Global Briefs.

CBS Studios International has set new offshore deals for its All Access Good Wife spinoff, The Good Fight. India's Zee Entertainment has taken pay-TV rights while HBO Nordic will begin streaming all 10 episodes of the first season on June 1 in Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland. Created by Robert and Michelle King, The ...

- Deadline.com - US

Kinnevik buys 18.5% of Com Hem from BC Partners' NorCell.

Investment company Kinnevik said that it has agreed to acquire 33.9 million shares, corresponding approximately to an 18.5 percent stake, in Swedish fixed line operator Com Hem from NorCell, the indirect investment holding company of funds advised by BC Partners. It will pay SEK 110 cash per share, or SEK 3.7 billion in ...

- Telecompaper - NL

Mourinho on Zlatan's future in football: 'I don't care'.

José Mourinho said he was "not interested" in discussing Zlatan Ibrahimovic's future in Manchester United in the wake of the Swedish striker's season-ending knee ligament injury.

- The Local - SE

IN PICTURES: First new Volvo rolls off the line in Sweden.

The first new Volvo XC60 has rolled off the production line at the company's Swedish factory.

- The Local - SE

Sweden's record-low interest rate extended until mid 2018.

Sweden's record-low interest rate of -0.50 percent has been extended until mid 2018, and will not change early next year as previously intended, the country's central bank has announced.

- The Local - SE

Swedish woman 'shocked' at SAS uniform policy banning headscarves.

A Swedish woman has explained her shock at being told during a job interview with Scandinavian airline SAS that she would have to take off her headscarf if she wanted the position.

- The Local - SE

Swedish startup's tech could help us talk to dolphins.

A Swedish startup has been commissioned to use its artificial intelligence technology to try to communicate with dolphins.

- The Local - SE

700,000 people granted EU asylum

EU states granted asylum to 710,400 people in 2016, more than doubling the previous year's figure, European Commission data shows. EU states also resettled a further 14,000 refugees. Some 57 percent of those granted asylum were Syrians. Iraqis, Afghans and Eritreans were the next biggest nationalities. Germany gave asylum ...

- EU Observer - EU

Trump tax cut caution, ECB meeting cools risk rally

A record-setting rally in world stocks ran out of steam on Thursday, with unconvincing U.S. tax cut plans cooling investors' spirits and caution setting in as the European Central Bank met. A surprise move by Sweden to expand its stimulus program pushed the crown down sharply, and the Canadian dollar and Mexican peso jumped ...

- Yahoo! News Finance - US

Samsung Pay makes its full debut in the Nordics and Middle East as it lands in 4 new markets globally

Samsung Pay has launched in four new markets around the world, as the mobile payments service makes its official full debut in the Middle East and the Nordics. Samsung Pay opened in Sweden in beta last month, while the United Arab Emirates was added to the early-access list earlier this month. From now, Samsung Pay

- VentureBeat - US

Viking enthusiasts welcome new museum

Björn Jakobsen, president of Sweden's Viking association, is looking forward to the opening of Vikingaliv, Stockholm's first museum dedicated solely to the Vikings.

- Radio Sweden - SE

Stockholm drops out of bidding for Olympics

Stockholm has withdrawn its bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics after the governing Social Democrats failed to win the backing of other parties in the city council.

- Radio Sweden - SE

Finland Seeks Continued U.S.-Russian Cooperation in the Arctic

Kenneth Yalowitz, Stacy Closson Security, Asia Could Russia's defenisve measures and other geopolitical tensions negatively impact the Arctic Council's cooperative efforts? Finland will assume the chairmanship next month of the eight-member Arctic Council at a time of heightened geopolitical tension. The council, which ...

- The National Interest - US

Indian on the outside, Swedish on the inside

Born and abandoned in Mumbai, reborn in Sweden, Erika Sandberg says she is Indian on the outside but feels Swedish on the inside.

- Rediff.com - IN

Saudi Arabia has no place on a women's rights commission-neither do western countries

By ADAM GARRIE/Posted at;http://theduran.com/ - Saudi Arabia and most Gulf states discriminate against women on a daily basis. Sweden and most EU states discriminate against men on a daily basis. Both are extremists. Many people have been justifiably outraged that Saudi … Continue reading → The post Saudi ...

- worldwide hippies - US

First Ride: 2018 Volvo XC60 tackles Swedish test-and-torture track

Filed under: Plants/Manufacturing,Volvo,Europe,United States,First Ride,SUV,Luxury The XC60 has accounted for 30 percent of Volvo's yearly sales. The new model needs to match that.Continue reading First Ride: 2018 Volvo XC60 tackles Swedish test-and-torture track First Ride: 2018 Volvo XC60 tackles Swedish test-and-torture ...

- Autoblog - US

A Grand Solar Farm Is About to Launch at Chernobyl

It's hard to think all the way back to the events of April 26, 1986. Nonetheless, it has become a standout moment in a world of nuclear accidents: Chernobyl. In the early days of what would become the world's worst nuclear accident, 32 people died and dozens of others suffered painful radiation burns. It took Swedish ...

- Voice of America - US

Sweden's asylum seeker forecast on track for 2017

Tightened border controls in Europe, the EU's treaty with Turkey and Sweden's temporary asylum law means the Swedish Migration Agency's forecast for 2017 is on target so far.

- The Local - SE

King Carl Gustaf's guards are under attack – from aggressive birds

The guards at the Drottningholm Palace, home to the Swedish royal family, are under attack from aggressive terns – and the court has applied for permission to shoot the protected seabirds.

- The Local - SE

Stockholm pulls out of Winter Olympics bid... again

Swedish capital Stockholm will not vie to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games over financial concerns, council bosses said.

- The Local - SE

Poland falls in the World Press Freedom Index

Poland took the 54th spot in the latest press freedom index compiled by the Reporters Without Borders, representing a drop by seven spots from last year, placing below such countries as Botswana, Romania, Tonga or Burkina Faso, and beating Hungary, Japan or Greece. Norway, Sweden and Finland took th...

- Warsaw Business Journal - PL

Bulgaria opts for Gripen

Bulgaria has selected the Saab Gripen as its new future fighter aircraft, the country's interim deputy prime minister reportedly announced on 26 April. Stefan Yanev said talks will now take place with Sweden to acquire eight aircraft to replace its Warsaw Pact-era MiG-29 'Fulcrum' fighters, the

- Jane’s - US

Saab taps Poland's Nauta Shiprepair for Swedish vessel construction

A special purpose Signal Intelligence ship for the Swedish navy is to be built by Poland's Nauta Shiprepair Yard, based in Gdynia, Poland.

- UPI - US

Viking enthusiasts welcome new museum

Björn Buttle Jakobsen, president of Sweden's Viking association, is looking forward to the opening of Vikingaliv, Stockholm's fist museum dedicated solely to the Vikings.

- Radio Sweden - SE

Migration Agency falls further behind on asylum claims

General Director Mikael Ribbenvik said that the Swedish Migration Agency is now only expected to make a decision on 95,000 asylum cases this year, 10,000 fewer than it had previously predicted.

- Radio Sweden - SE

Foreign-born workers set for lower pensions

The first-ever figures comparing foreign-born and Swedish-born workers show that immigrants earning the same final salary will end up with lower pensions.

- Radio Sweden - SE

Swedish parliament speaker visits Belgrade

Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic met on Wednesday in Belgrade with Swedish Parliament Speaker Urban Ahlin. According to the Serbian government, they discussed "bilateral relations, Serbia's EU integration and economic cooperation between the two countries, which will be significantly improved by opening the new retail store ...

- B92 - SK

Caretaker Government Places Gripen Jets Offer First

At a meeting on Wednesday, the caretaker government adopted the conclusions of the special committee set up for the acquiring of a new type of fighter jets, BNR reported. The committee has placed Sweden's SAAB Gripen jets offer at first place, it was reported. The Swedish bid was preferred over offers for used F-16 planes ...

- Novinite - BG

No 2026 Winter Olympics bid from Stockholm over financial concerns

STOCKHOLM, April 26 — Swedish capital Stockholm will not be a candidate to host the 2026 Winter Olympic Games over financial concerns, the city's ruling Social Democrat Party said. It is the second consecutive time that Stockholm has...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Man United's Mourinho shuns Ibrahimovic talk, says Pogba out for Man City clash

MANCHESTER, April 26 — Jose Mourinho refused to discuss Zlatan Ibrahimovic's Manchester United future today in the wake of the Swedish striker's season-ending knee ligament injury. Ibrahimovic, 35, suffered a serious knee injury in last...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Poll: Huge Shift in Sweden as Majority Now Want Fewer Asylum Seekers

The mood on migration in Sweden appears to have shifted dramatically this year, with a majority of people now saying they want the Nordic nation to take in fewer asylum seekers.

- Breitbart - US

In Sweden, 6-Hour Workdays Boost Productivity, Energy and Happiness

Could shorter workdays benefit your company's bottom line?

- Entrepreneur.com - US

Car drove 15 km wrong way on Öresund bridge without crashing

A car drove around 15 kilometres in the wrong direction on the Öresund crossing between Sweden and Denmark before it was stopped by police.

- The Local - SE

Top ten expat complaints to their Swedish partners

From ketchup to driving skills, when The Local once asked what expats complain about most to their Swedish counterparts, the responses were miscellaneous.

- The Local - SE

Sweden boasts second place in press freedom ranking

Sweden is the second-best country in the world for press freedom, in spite of an overall trend for declining media freedom in the 'post-truth' era.

- The Local - SE

Texting behind the wheel: Soon illegal in Sweden, too?

While most people would probably agree that texting and driving is a bad idea, using a handheld mobile phone behind the wheel is still pretty much perfectly legal in Sweden. But that could soon be about to change.

- The Local - SE

European states still top media freedom list

Nordic countries Norway, Sweden and Finland still have the world's most free media, according to Reporters Without Borders, but the overall situation is declining.

- EU Observer - EU

Sweden Releases Second Man Held Over Stockholm Attack: No Longer a Suspect

Sweden on Tuesday released a second suspect held in connection with the deadly Stockholm truck attack earlier this month, prosecutors said, The Local writes. The person is no longer a suspect,' the prosecution authority said in a statement, providing no other details about the person nor the reason for the arrest or ...

- Novinite - BG

Bulgaria Ranks Lowest Among All EU Countries in Reporters Without Borders' World Press Freedom Index

Bulgaria is ranked lower in the World Press Freedom Index 2017 than any other European Union member, Reporters Without Borders said in its annual report on the index, quoted by BGNES. This is due to an environment dominated by corruption and collusion between media, politicians, and oligarchs including Deylan Peevski, a ...

- Novinite - BG

Suspect in Stockholm Truck Attack Released

Swedish authorities say they have released a second person arrested in connection with the April 7 truck attack that killed four people and injured 15 others in Stockholm. The Swedish Prosecution Authority said Wednesday that the man, arrested April 23 and never publicly identified, was no longer considered a suspect. He ...

- Voice of America - US

2nd suspect in Stockholm truck attack released

Swedish authorities say they have released a second person arrested in connection with the April 7 truck attack that killed four people and injured 15 others in Stockholm.

- FOX News - US

Second Stockholm terror suspect released

The 26-year-old man arrested by Swedish police on Sunday on suspicion of involvement in last month's terror attack has been released, his lawyer has confirmed.

- Radio Sweden - SE

2nd suspect in Stockholm truck attack released

STOCKHOLM " Swedish authorities say they have released a second person arrested in connection with the April 7 truck attack that killed four people and injured 15 others in Stockholm.The Swedish Prosecution Authority said Wednesday...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

2nd suspect in Stockholm truck attack released

Swedish authorities say they have released a second person arrested in connection with the April 7 truck attack that killed four people and injured 15 others in Stockholm. The Swedish … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Swedish midwife opposed to abortion appeals to European Court of Human Rights

Ellinor Grimmark has had to move to Norway to find work

- MercatorNet - US

17 arrests in biggest ever Swedish child porn raid

Seventeen people have been arrested following raids against 50 suspected online paedophiles, in what has been described as the biggest police effort against child porn in Swedish history.

- The Local - SE