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Gboard for iPhone gets an upgrade.

In May  2016, you first met Gboard, our app that let you search and send information, GIFs, emoji and more, right from your keyboard. In July, Gboard went global. And today we're upgrading your Gboard experience on iPhone by adding access to 15 additional languages, Google Doodles, new emoji, and—by popular ...

- The Official Google Blog - US

The ultimate hangover: Swedish tourist trashes Spain.

The driver who sparked terror by driving a stolen truck packed with gas canisters the wrong way down a busy Barcelona ring road, had spent thousands of dollars the night before partying with a friend, it emerged today. Swede Joakim...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Greenfield: Robert Reich Blames Trump for Muslim Sweden Riots.

These aren't alternative facts. This is alternative logic.

- TruthRevolt.org - US

Sweden complains it is collecting too much tax.

Overpayments made since central bank lowered interest rates to below 0% 2 years ago

- Financial Times - US

Swedish-Swiss ABB uncovers $100 million fraud.

Swiss-Swedish engineering giant ABB has uncovered significant embezzlement at its South Korean subsidiary, which it warned would heavily impact its 2016 earnings.

- The Local - SE

This Malmö restaurant just got the city's first two Michelin stars.

A Malmö restaurant has become Sweden's sixth eatery ever to be awarded two stars by Guide Michelin, and the first restaurant in the southern city to get the double nod.

- The Local - SE

'A question of education': What Rinkeby residents think about the riots.

Rinkeby in Stockholm made global headlines this week after riots broke out involving car fires just days after Donald Trump thrust the spotlight on Sweden. But what do the people who actually live and work in the suburb think about it? The Local spoke to them to find out.

- The Local - SE

The Trump effect? Sweden reflects on integration policy.

Donald Trump's controversial statements linking immigration and crime in Sweden, a country idealized by some for its liberal values, have sparked the nation to weigh the successes and failures of its integration policy.

- The Daily Star - LB

A Swedish politician wants workers to take paid sex breaks.

While some companies embrace standing desks and free snacks, one Swedish town's politician is hoping to give workers the greatest perk of all: the freedom to bone on the clock. The proposal comes from Per-Erik Muskos, a council member for Övertorneå. It requires companies to give workers an hour paid break to go ...

- Mashable! - US

Danish man faces blasphemy trial for burning Quran.

STOCKHOLM, Feb 23 — A Danish man who burned the Quran in a video posted on Facebook will face trial for blasphemy, public prosecutors said yesterday, the country's first such case in more than 40 years. The prosecution considers the...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Robert Reich Implies Trump Incited Sweden's Migrant Riots.

Robert Reich, a professor at UC Berkeley and former U.S. Secretary of Labor, has insinuated that President Donald Trump incited Monday's riots in Sweden -- echoing his unproven conspiracy theory just weeks ago that Breitbart News organized violent demonstrations at his university.

- Breitbart - US

Politician proposes midday 'sex break' for city's workforce

Talk about workplace innovation! A Swedish politician is pushing to give employees an hour-long paid break to go home and have sex.Per Erik Muskos, a member of the Swedish Social Democrat party, made the proposal during a council...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Hungary gets more flight time on leased Gripen fighters

Richard TomkinsFeb. 22 -- Sweden and Hungary have updated their Gripen fighter lease agreement to give Hungary more flight hours and updated aircraft.

- UPI - US

Tax agency boss sought to help friend settle an outstanding bill

The head of Sweden's Tax Agency attempted to help a friend negotiate away a bill from an architectural firm, reports Swedish Television.

- Radio Sweden - SE

Three new Mitchelin stars but Swedish chefs still await top marks

Sweden still awaits its first Michelin three-starred restaurant but for brothers Ebb and Mats Vollmer, becoming Malmö's first two-starred restaurant is reason to celebrate.

- Radio Sweden - SE

Annual Amnesty report highlights Swedish shortcomings

Sweden is once again criticized by Amnesty International for its treatment of Romani and Sami peoples and its tightening of its asylum laws.

- Radio Sweden - SE

Azerbaijani table tennis players to compete in Swedish Open

- Today.Az - AZ

Sweden: Hate Speech Just for Imams

In Sweden, comments that object to sexual violence against women in the Quran are prosecuted, but calling homosexuality a "virus" is fine. Antisemitism has become so socially acceptable in Sweden that anti-Semites can get away with anything, and no one

- Hudson New York - US

Ports, Ikea to test electric tractor

The Georgia Ports Authority and Ikea Group will test an all-electric tractor at their operations in the Savannah area next month. The preview of the vehicle is sponsored by Georgia Power as part of its "Will it Work?" program, which is designed to get alternative energy technologies into the hands of companies that can use ...

- Atlanta Business Chronicle - US

A thousand to mock Trump with Copenhagen 'Pray for Sweden' vigil

A march will be held in Copenhagen in solidarity with those affected by the "last night in Sweden" incident mentioned on Saturday by US President Donald Trump.

- The Local - SE

One dead and several injured in Swedish pile-up

One person died and several more were left injured following a multi-vehicle accident on a highway in Sweden.

- The Local - SE

Electric cars tested by police in Sweden

It seems Sweden's police are not exempt from the country's green push, as electric cars are now being tested by officers in major cities.

- The Local - SE

Russian domestic violence law 'problematic': Swedish foreign minister

Sweden's foreign minister Margot Wallström has called a recent Russian legal change which decriminalized some forms of domestic violence "problematic", after meeting with human rights organizations in Moscow.

- The Local - SE

Stockholm stock market climbs to record high

The Stockholm stock exchange notched up a new all-time high on Wednesday morning.

- The Local - SE

No arrests after Rinkeby riots

Police have responded to criticism that they did not do enough to stop riots in the Rinkeby suburb north-west of Stockholm on Monday night.

- The Local - SE

Sweden's official Twitter account, which changes users weekly, counters Trump's remarks in tweetstorm

Jennifer Calfas / The Hill: Sweden's official Twitter account, which changes users weekly, counters Trump's remarks in tweetstorm  —  The person behind Sweden's national Twitter account this week used the platform on Monday to blast President Trump following his direction to “look at what's happening” ...

- Mediagazer - US

Why President Trump's new immigration plan will backfire horribly

The president of the United States got in an argument over the weekend about an imaginary terrorist attack in Sweden because he saw something about it on Fox News. And now, President Trump is using the full force of his office to try to turn America into precisely the place he imagines Europe has become, where groups of ...

- The Week - US

Trump comments put focus on Sweden's embrace of immigrants

When a riot broke out in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb this week, the biggest surprise for many Swedes was that a police officer found it necessary to fire his gun. For President Donald Trump and his supporters, however, the episode appeared to confirm Trump's vague observation two days earlier that the ...

- Stars and Stripes - US

Petition launched to fund Lebanese blogger's trip to Sweden

An online petition has been launched to press a British alt-right journalist to fund a Lebanese blogger's stay in Sweden's Malmo

- The Daily Star - LB

Russia still India's largest defence partner

New Delhi, Feb 22 Despite India expanding its military ties with the US, Europe and Israel, Russia remains New Delhi's number one supplier of weapons with America at a distant second, according to a report on global arms trade in the last five years. From 2012 to 2016, Russia supplied 68 per cent of India's arms import, as ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Heavy, wet snow causes traffic accidents in parts of Sweden

Wet snow in central and northern Sweden has triggered traffic accidents Wednesday morning, especially in urban areas.

- Radio Sweden - SE

Watch: Riots in Sweden continue

Riots worsen in Sweden, days after Trump's comments regarding immigration to Sweden.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Islamic center in Sweden's Gothenburg targeted in arson attack

An Islamic center in the Swedish city of Gothenburg came under arson attack early on Tuesday, according to local police sources. The fire severely damaged the Kungalv Islamic Cultural Center in western Sweden. Until recently the building had been used by the Union of European Turkish Democrats . Firefighters later brought ...

- Albawaba - UK

Greenpeace supports Indigenous Peoples' Rights: Here's why

Indigenous communities the world over are on the front lines of environmental destruction. Many have been fighting for centuries to protect land, water and air from threats like overfishing, deforestation and industrial development.Water Protector at Dakota Access Pipeline Red Warrior Camp, 8 Sep, 2016. Today, Indigenous ...

- Greenpeace - INT

Sweden isn't Trump's immigrant crime nightmare - despite riots and local crime

On Monday night, rioters in a suburb of the capital battled police and burned a handful of cars, but the violence has clearly not spiraled out of control.

- Global News - CA

Crossing the line

CREDIT: AP Photo/Jim ColeAnother day, another horrifying round of immigration news. Some immigrants are fleeing the United States and seeking refuge in Canada. The situation has gotten so bad that London's mayor, the son of Pakistani immigrants, wants to deny Trump a state visit. Meanwhile Sweden is bravely soldiering on ...

- ThinkProgress - US

Trump's Comments Put Focus On Sweden's Embrace Of Immigrants

HELSINKI — When a riot broke out in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb this week, the biggest surprise for many Swedes was that a police officer found it necessary to fire his gun. For U.S. President Donald Trump and his supporters, however, the episode appeared to confirm Trump's vague observation two days ...

- TPM News - US

Nigel Farage backs Trump on refugee crime in Sweden, says media is lying

Former UKIP leader and Brexit hero Nigel Farage is backing up President Trump on his comments about refugee crime in Sweden that were mocked by…

- TheBlaze.com - US

Iceland's President said he would ban pineapple on pizza if he could

Pineapple on pizza: you love it, or you hate it so much you use your power as president of a small country to make it literally illegal. In what's being called a 'political bombshell' by Iceland Magazine,  President of Iceland Guðni Th. Jóhannesson said he would ban pineapple as a topping on pizzas— if he were allowed ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Was Trump Right? Riots Erupt in Stockholm Immigrant Neighborhood

Swedish police on Tuesday were investigating a riot that broke out overnight in a predominantly immigrant suburb in Stockholm after officers arrested a suspect on drug charges.The clashes started late Monday when a police car arrested a suspect and people started throwing...

- Newsmax - US

Stephen Colbert Paid Tribute to All the People Who Didn’t Suffer in Sweden

Colbert stands in solidarity with all the people who did not suffer in Sweden

- TIME Magazine - US

Deceptive Editing And Actors: Tucker Carlson’s Underhanded Practices Exposed

Tucker Carlson’s credibility sunk to new lows after several reports surfaced about the deceptive practices used by the host on his prime-time Fox News show. On February 21, The Washington Post reported on a segment  from Carlson’s show about the “incredible surge of refugee violence” in Sweden. During ...

- Media Matters for America - US

'Last night in Sweden': Sources behind Trump claims say facts, quotes were distorted

The police officers who appeared in a video that US President Donald Trump cited in his false claims of an incident in Sweden have lashed out at the US filmmaker who interviewed them, saying their quotes were heavily edited and taken out of context.

- France24 - FR

'We need to make sure Sweden-Russia relationship is not based on lies'

Sweden's foreign minister Margot Wallström met her Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on Tuesday in an attempt to thaw frosty ties between the two countries.

- The Local - SE

Swedes should take sex breaks at work, says politician. Sorry, but would that be before or after fika?

Not only are they known for the office fika breaks and generous parental leave, now Swedes in a town in northern Sweden could be offered the chance to have sex during work hours – without losing any pay.

- The Local - SE

A thousand to join Copenhagen 'Pray for Sweden' vigil

A march will be held in Copenhagen in solidarity with those affected by "the terrible attack on Sweden" mentioned on Saturday by US President Donald Trump.

- The Local - SE

Six sticky facts about Sweden's Fat Tuesday

It's almost time for every glutton in Sweden's favourite moment of the year: Fettisdagen , the day before the start of Lent. In anticipation, The Local rounds up six facts about the one Swedish celebration that's guaranteed to give you a sore stomach.

- The Local - SE

KASSAM ON HANNITY: Trump's Sweden Opponents Either 'Cretinous Liars' or 'Partisan Dumb-Dumbs'

Breitbart London editor in chief Raheem Kassam joined Sean Hannity to slam the media reaction to comments about Sweden made by U.S. President Donald Trump calling the journalists “partisan dumb-dumbs”. Kassam joined a panel of two other guests to talk about the relationship of Mr Trump and the mainstream ...

- Breitbart - US

Sweden - not perfect, but not Trump's immigrant-crime nightmare

Few would argue with the fact that Trump's picture of Sweden is at odds with statistics.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Immigrant-welcoming Sweden seeing crime rise but nothing tied to Trump tweets

When a riot broke out in a predominantly immigrant Stockholm suburb this week, the biggest surprise for many Swedes was that a police officer found it necessary to fire his gun. For U.S. President Donald Trump and his supporters, however, the episode appeared to confirm Trump's vague observation two days earlier that the ...

- The Japan Times - JP

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