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European fintech startup iZettle has raised €40m ahead of a potential IPO.

One of Europe's most highly funded fintechs used by shops, stalls and small businesses across Britain has landed fresh funding from investors ahead of a potential IPO. Payments startup iZettle has raised €40m , led by long-term backer Dawn Capital and Sweden's multibillion pound state pension fund, a new investor ...

- City AM - UK

Arab Migrants Arrested over Swedish Synagogue Firebombing.

Police in Sweden arrested two Syrian men and one Palestinian man in connection with the recent firebombing of a synagogue in the Swedish city of Gothenburg.

- TruthRevolt.org - US

Sweden’s Prime Minister Condemns Anti-Semitic Outbursts.

Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, speaking after recent anti-Semitic episodes in two Swedish cities, said 'hatred of Jews has no place in our society.'

- International NY Times - US

Why Sweden is no longer the world's 'goodest' country.

Sweden is no longer the country making the most significant contribution to the greater good of humanity, according to an index in which Sweden dropped from first to sixth place in one year.

- The Local - SE

Two men to appear in court over Gothenburg synagogue attack.

The prosecutor has asked to have two men remanded in custody over an attack on a synagogue in Gothenburg, but says there may be more than a dozen perpetrators.

- The Local - SE

Amnesty condemns Iran death sentence for Swedish resident.

Human rights group Amnesty International said on Tuesday that Iran's courts had "run roughshod over the rule of law" by confirming the death sentence of an academic accused of espionage during nuclear talks with world powers.

- The Local - SE

Seven reasons why I will always love Christmas in Sweden.

As a foreigner on Swedish soil it's tempting to miss home at this time of the year, but these days there are plenty of reasons I love being here for Christmas.

- The Local - SE

Amnesty International: Iran Upholds Death Sentence For Academic.

Amnesty International says Iran's Supreme Court has upheld a death sentence against an Iranian-Swedish academic who has been convicted of espionage.

- Radio Free Europe - US

Stockholm mayor: Cohesion policy is strongest form of EU solidarity.

Stockholm produces more billion dollar companies than any other place outside Silicon Valley and the European Commission recently proclaimed it Europe's most innovative region. Mayor Karin Wanngård explained how her city hangs onto its talent and why it is such a popular breeding ground for 'unicorns'.

- EurActive - UK

Criticism against double standard for working moms.

Sweden consistently ranks in the top five of the WEF international gender equality study, but when Therese Albrechtson became a mother, she discovered a double standard as a mom who wanted to go back to work soon after giving birth.

- Radio Sweden - SE

Amnesty condemns death sentence for Iran academic.

Iran refuses to grant fair trial to professor at Swedish university sentenced to death for allegedly spying for the Mossad.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Volvo puts Swedish families to work on driverless data-slurp trials

Playing catchup with Britain, or taking a slightly different tack? Two Swedish families are to start data-gathering trials for Volvo's driverless car project, revealing that the Chinese-owned Swedish carmaker is quite a long way behind British autonomous vehicle R&D.…

- TheRegister - UK

Police Probe Attempted Arson Against Jewish Chapel in Malmö

Swedish police on Monday said they are probing an attempted arson against a Jewish chapel after a similar attack against a synagogue, which came in the wake of the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.Two burning objects had been thrown at chapel, located at a Jewish cemetery, in Sweden's third largest city of ...

- Novinite - BG

Volvo launches new XC60 at Rs 55.9 lakh

Swedish luxury car maker Volvo Cars on Tuesday launched the new version of its SUV XC60. The car is priced at Rs 55.9 lakh . The new XC60 comes with various advanced safety features including technology to detect pedestrians and cyclists and steer assist. Other features include air suspension, four zone climate control, ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Police probe attempted arson against Jewish chapel in Malmö

Swedish police on Monday said they are probing an attempted arson against a Jewish chapel after a similar attack against a synagogue, which came in the wake of the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

- The Local - SE

Onset of snow causes string of road accidents in southern Sweden

Sweden's national weather agency has warned that heavy snowfall is coming to the southern parts of the country, and police want drivers to be cautious after a night of accidents on the ice and tricky surfaces.

- The Local - SE

Sweden's young voters see climate change and the environment as biggest issues

Swedish voters aged between 18 and 29 see climate change and the environment as the most important political issues, according to a new survey commissioned by radio station Sveriges Radio.

- The Local - SE

Swedish PM: 'Sweden has an anti-Semitism problem'

Swedish society has an anti-Semitism problem, Prime Minister Stefan Löfven told press in Paris, where he is participating in a climate meet to mark the anniversary of the 2015 Paris agreement.

- The Local - SE

When the 'Arab Street' and its protests come to Sweden

Anti-Jewish violence spreads to liberal Europe, where Muslim immigrants enjoy the freedom to protest.

- The Japan Times - JP

Swedish inflation picks up again, but few see a shift from Riksbank

- Financial Times - US

Selling of fake asylum stories revealed

Fake asylum stories are sold by individuals and websites to people who want a permanent residency permit in Sweden, reveals Swedish Radio News.

- Radio Sweden - SE

'All forms of anti-Semitic expression are unacceptable': Muslim and Jewish leaders react to anti-Semitic attacks in Sweden

Jewish and Muslim leaders say that there needs to be more dialogue between religious groups in Sweden about anti-Semitism, following a weekend marred by anti-Semitic incidents in the country.

- The Local - SE

Swedish giant-killers Ă–stersund prepare to face Arsenal in Europa League

Arsenal's hopes of Europa League glory will be tested in the last 32 by Swedish minnows Ă–stersund, ironically coached by the only English manager left in European competition and founded the same month Arsene Wenger took over the Gunners.

- The Local - SE

Swedish women's handball team has viral hit with Zumba dance video

Fresh off the back of qualifying for the quarter-finals of the World Women's Handball Championship for the first time since 2001, the Swedish women's handball team have also chalked up a further success after one of their Instagram videos went viral.

- The Local - SE

Opinion: 'Give half of research grants to women, then we'll have more women Nobel Prize winners'

After a Nobel banquet celebrating another year's crop of winners -- all of them male -- Swedish MP Linda Snecker argues that the country must do more to promote and recognize the scientific achievements of women.

- The Local - SE

Bitcoin 'sect' stuns online broker in Sweden with 50-fold jump

STOCKHOLM, Dec 12 — Bitcoin futures just became a reality on Wall Street, but Sweden has been offering derivatives on the cryptocurrency for years. That gentrification has driven bitcoin trading in Scandinavia's biggest economy to alarming...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Swedish police probe attempted arson at Jewish cemetery

Police in Sweden say they are investigating an attempted arson at a Jewish cemetery.

- FOX News - US

Weapons sales in 2016 exceeded the total GDP of all but 26 of the world’s nations

In 2016 the world’s 100 largest arms manufacturers sold $374.8bn of weapons and military services, according to the latest report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute .

- BreakingNews.ie - IE

Second Swedish Jewish site firebombed

Jewish cemetery in Malmo firebombed after synagogue firebombing. 'Sweden's Jews will not go underground'

- Arutz Sheva - IL

English manager of Swedish minnows plots Arsenal upset

The unheralded Englishman who has helped to transform Ostersunds from Swedish fourth division side to Europa League contenders has welcomed the prospect of a David and Goliath tie against Arsenal. The Gunners have been drawn against giant-killing Ostersunds in what is – on paper at least – one of the mismatches ...

- City AM - UK

11 tech startups top insurance firms think are ones to watch

Nearly a dozen startups looking to disrupt the insurance industry with technology such as artificial intelligence have been chosen for the latest cohort of a London programme, backed by Lloyds Banking Group, Allianz, Scottish Widows and Confused.com among several high-profile financial firms. The 11 early stage startups ...

- City AM - UK

Swedish police probe attempted arson at Jewish cemetery

HELSINKI — Police in Sweden say they are investigating an attempted arson at a Jewish cemetery.Remnants of two glass bottles with flammable contents were found Monday near the chapel at the cemetery in Malmo, Sweden's third-largest...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Ex-Muslim turned atheist starts network in Sweden

Radio Sweden has met Omar Makram, who started Sweden's first network for ex-Muslims after fleeing Egypt for fear of being tried under the country's blasphemy law.

- Radio Sweden - SE

Flights delayed and canceled by heavy snow

Air traffic out of Swedish airports is back to normal again after heavy snowfall caused delays over the weekend and in the early hours of Monday.

- Radio Sweden - SE

Politicians praised for "forceful" response to antisemitism

The widespread condemnation of the suspected arson attack against a synagogue in Gothenburg on Saturday shows a shift in how politicians deal with antisemitism, says the chairman of the Swedish Committee against Antisemitism.

- Radio Sweden - SE

Swedish think tank: South Korea's arms sales record high

South Korea's arms sales hit record levels last year, pushed by the continuous military threat from North Korea, complicated relations with China and a government decision to increase domestic arms production, a Swedish think tank said Monday.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Arsenal's Europa League hopes to be tested by Swedish minnows

Gunners were pitched against the central Swedish club coached by Graham Potter.

- Daily Nation - KE

Swedish think tank: South Korea's arms sales record high

HELSINKI — A Swedish think tank says South Korea's arms sales hit record levels last year, pushed by the continuous military threat from North Korea, complicated relations with China and a government decision to increase domestic...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Arsenal's Europa League hopes to be tested by Swedish minnows

NYON, Dec 11 — Arsenal's hopes of Europa League glory will be tested in the last 32 by Swedish minnows Ostersunds, ironically coached by the only English manager left in European competition and founded in the same month Arsene Wenger took...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Swedish PM condemns attempted arson attack at synagogue as three arrested

Three people were arrested early on Sunday after an attempted arson attack at a synagogue in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, prosecutors said. There were no reports of injuries and the fire did not reach the synagogue or an adjacent meeting house where Jewish youths had gathered when the attack took place late on Saturday, ...

- Yahoo! News - US

3 people arrested in firebomb attack on Swedish synagogue

Three people were arrested for throwing firebombs at a synagogue in Sweden, the second anti-Semitic attack in two days, authorities said.

- FOX News - US

Firebombing Jewish Children in Sweden

On Friday night, an anti-Trump rally in Malmö drew about 200 people, many of whom shouted anti-Jewish remarks and threatened to "shoot the Jews." Saturday's attack on the Gothenburg synagogue may have been immediately triggered by Trump's recognition of

- Hudson New York - US

Lessons from Sweden in sustainable business

For years Swedish companies have been regarded as among the best in sustainability reporting.

- The Conversation - UK

Unaccompanied minors risk falling through the cracks, Sweden's children's rights watchdog warns

Asylum seekers who arrive in Sweden as unaccompanied minors risk falling through the cracks in society, a report from the country's Ombudsman for Children has warned.

- The Local - SE

More snow on the way for Sweden as icy roads disrupt morning traffic

Snowfall is on the way for much of Sweden this week, after roads and flights in western Sweden were severely affected on Sunday.

- The Local - SE

Swedish government debates #MeToo days after first meeting between the groups involved

"Despite the serious subject matter, it's fun to start a revolution," the two women working to coordinate Sweden's #MeToo petitions told The Local.

- The Local - SE

US Nobel laureate fears US politics could undermine science

An American researcher who shared this year's Nobel Prize for medicine has bluntly criticized political developments at home in his address at the awards' gala banquet in Sweden

- Yahoo! News - US

Diversity in Action: Anti-Semitic Protests, Synagogue Firebombed in Sweden

This is what worshipping the multiculturalist god of diversity gets you: a growing segment of your population that is aggressively, intolerantly unicultural.

- TruthRevolt.org - US

3 people arrested in firebomb attack on Swedish synagogue

Three people have been arrested for allegedly throwing firebombs at a synagogue in the Swedish city of Goteborg, the second anti-Jewish attack in the Nordic nation in two days. Jewish groups condemned the attacks as "unconscionable" and demanded that authorities take action.

- FOX News - US

Gotland MLU programme targets mid-2018 sea trials

Key Points HSwMS Gotland and HSwMS Halland are receiving a mid-life modernisation under a SEK2.1 billion contract Both boats are receiving an additional 2 m hull section being inserted by means of a 'cut and plug' operation The first of two Royal Swedish Navy Type A 19

- Jane’s - US

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