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  • AMERICAN FIGHTERS INTERCEPTED RUSSIAN WARPLANES OVER ALASKA

    American fighters intercepted the Russian warplanes over Alaska United States officials have attributed the provocation in the sky with the visit of President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko US fighters intercepted six Russian military aircraft in the area of ​​Alaska. About it on his Twitter said CNN journalist Jim Skuitto. "Russian planes stormed the US airspace larger group than usual: Two fighters, two bombers and two tanker" - wrote the correspondent. Skuitto reported that the Americans intercepted the Russians. According to him, officials of the United States associated with the arrival of a provocation President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko States. On...
  • Vicar: God rejects fans of women priests

    09/20/2014 11:11:54 AM PDT · by WesternCulture · 12 replies
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 09/19/2014 | The Local
    A Swedish priest has been fired after telling his congregation that people who support female priests would be rejected by God - despite the fact that his own church is led by a woman. The Church of Sweden priest in Halland, south-western Sweden, was defrocked after a sermon in which he claimed that Christian salvation was only available to people who rejected the ordination of women. The priest made the controversial comments after finding out that a reorganisation of the church in his area meant that he would soon be working with two female pastors. “The very idea that a...
  • Sweden: Russian Military Jets Violate Air Space

    09/19/2014 5:54:09 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 5 replies
    New York Times ^ | SEPT. 19, 2014, 1:47 P.M. E.D.T. | ASSOCIATED PRESS
    STOCKHOLM — Sweden says it has summoned the Russian ambassador over an air space violation by two Russian military aircraft.
  • Sweden far-right makes huge election gains

    09/14/2014 4:55:18 PM PDT · by Viennacon · 21 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 14 Sep 2014 | Al Jazeera
    Sweden's Social Democrats and their centre-left allies are poised to return to power after defeating the centre-right government, in a general election that also resulted in strong gains for the anti-immigration party. With all but two voting districts tallied on Sunday, the Social Democrat-led bloc won 43.8 percent of the vote while the ruling centre-right coalition, led by the Moderate Party, gained 39.3 percent. But the anti-immigration far-right Sweden Democrats were celebrating large gains as the party won 12.9 percent of votes cast - more than doubling the 5.7 percent of votes won in the 2010 election. "Sweden friends, party...
  • Sweden's Social Democrats set to reclaim power as far-right makes gains

    09/14/2014 10:11:28 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 8 replies
    AFP via Yahoo ^ | 1 hour ago | Peter Harmsen
    Stockholm (AFP) - Sweden's Social Democrats look set to reclaim power after eight years in opposition, according to an early exit poll which predicts the far right will make historic gains in Sunday's general election. The anti-immigration Sweden Democrats could double their seats in parliament as some in the nation of 10 million known for its liberal asylum rules express frustration with a growing influx of refugees. .... An electoral gain for the Sweden Democrats and their dapper 35-year-old leader Jimmie Aakesson would confirm a Europe-wide trend of soaring popularity for populist right-wing parties. The eurosceptic Alternative for Germany, which...
  • Feminism Comes to the Forefront of Swedish Politics

    09/14/2014 2:28:42 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    time.com ^ | Sept. 12, 2014 | Viola Gad
    With its slogan “Out with the racists, in with the feminists,” the party has broadened traditional feminist values to also fight discrimination on the basis of race, sexual identity and physical disabilities.
  • Swedes launch desperate bid for Oz submarine project

    09/11/2014 1:16:21 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    The Australian Financial Review ^ | 9/11/2014 | John Kerin
    Sweden has emerged from a bitter submarine technology row with Germany to mount a last-ditch effort to outbid Japan and Germany for the contract to build AustraliaÂ’s new submarines. The chief executive of Swedish defence giant Saab, Hakan Bushke, weighed into a heated Australian political row after Prime Minister Tony Abbott all but broke an election promise to assemble AustraliaÂ’s new submarines in Adelaide. Mr AbbottÂ’s insistence the decision will be based on value for money and regional policy rather than jobs in Adelaide suggests 10 submarines will be built in Japan for about $20 billion, though the government has...
  • IKEA ridicules silly Apple commercials

    09/11/2014 12:21:45 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 31 replies
    Just click the link below to find out what this is all about.
  • Speech on Islam in the Swedish Parliament

    09/10/2014 1:48:26 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 37 replies
    09/10/2014 | WesternCulture
    Sweden has let in thousands of Muslim immigrants during the last decades. Many native Swedes are strongly opposed to the idea of Multiculturalism becoming the new 'state religion'. Some members of parliament have begun speaking the truth about Islam. Link below.
  • Electrolux to Buy GE Appliances Business for $3.3 Billion

    09/08/2014 12:47:59 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 27 replies
    online.wsj.com ^ | 09/08/2014 | Jens Hansegard and James R. Hagerty
    Electrolux AB has agreed to pay $3.3 billion to acquire General Electric Co.'s appliances business, a move that would put the Swedish group head-to-head with Whirlpool Corp. at the top of the U.S. market for white goods. The deal is the largest ever by Electrolux and comes amid consolidation among makers of stoves, dishwashers and washing machines. Whirlpool agreed to pay more than $1 billion this summer to acquire a majority stake in Italian company Indesit Co. , a purchase that would roughly double Whirlpool's business in Europe. Electrolux shares surged 5.1% in Stockholm on news of the deal.
  • Finland and Sweden to strengthen ties with Nato

    09/02/2014 4:27:46 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 12 replies
    www.theguardian.com ^ | 08/27/2014 | Associated Press in Helsinki/The Guardian
    Finland and Sweden plan to work more closely with Nato by signing a pact that allows assistance from alliance troops in the Nordic countries in emergency situations, officials said on Wednesday. The move comes as Nato prepares for a summit next week in Wales amid heightened tensions with Russia over the crisis in Ukraine. Finland shares a 1,300km (800-mile) border with Russia. The Finnish government said the host nation support agreement applies to situations which include "disasters, disruptions and threats to security". It also enables joint training exercises and military cooperation. Finnish defence ministry senior adviser Mika Varvikko said Finland...
  • Sweden raises military alert level due to Ukraine crisis

    09/02/2014 1:42:05 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Aug 29, 2014 2:16pm EDT | Reuters
    (Reuters) - Sweden put its top military staff on higher alert on Friday as a result of the situation in Ukraine, the armed forces said. It is already participating in international maneuvers in Finland, which borders Russia, and has moved its quick-response fighter jets to the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea, off Sweden's southeast coast.
  • FINLAND, Helsinki: Finland Suspects Russian Airspace Violation

    08/28/2014 1:09:43 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 28, 2014, 9:35 AM ET
    This handout picture from the Finnish Air Force taken Thursday shows a Russian AN-72 transport plane, taken by a Finnish aircraft pilot. Finland's Defense Ministry said it suspects a Russian military aircraft on Thursday violated Finnish airspace — the third such incident in six days. Ministry spokesman Max Arhippainen told The Associated Press that a Russian AN-72 transport plane is believed to have crossed into the Nordic country's airspace over the Gulf of Finland for a few minutes. (Finnish Air Force/Lehtikuva via AP) Finland's Defense Ministry said it suspects a Russian military aircraft on Thursday violated Finnish airspace — the...
  • A Real Live Gnome in Pennsylvania?

    08/24/2014 10:17:04 AM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 45 replies
    Earthfiles.com ^ | 23AUG2014 | Linda Moulton Howe
    August 23, 2014 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - In 1200 A.D., a Swedish man named Frederik Ugarph found a hard wood statue only about six inches (15 cm) high of a little person wearing a conical hat in what is now Trondheim, Norway. The statue was standing on a pedestal engraved with the words: “NISSE Riktig Storrelse.” That means, “Gnome, actual height.” Owned and housed today by the Oliv family in Uppsala, Norway, X-ray tests indicate the wooden statue is more than 2,000 years old, perhaps carved from a tree that is no longer known. Another historic account of a “miniature person”...
  • Swedish household debt soars as poll nears

    08/24/2014 6:03:41 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    CNBC/Reuters ^ | 24 August 2014
    Johan and Alejandra are the kind of Swedes the IMF has been warning about - piling up debt to keep up with an ever-rising property market and fund a lifestyle of travel, maids and nights out. The couple plan to buy a flat in Stockholm for 5 to 6 million Swedish crowns ($724,000 to $869,000), initially with an interest-only bank loan, among other spending plans. "I may travel, I may want to invest in a new business," said Alejandra, who runs a cafe in the city centre. Less than a month away from a general election, there are no votes...
  • Tomorrow’s Stealthy Subs Could Sink America’s Navy

    08/24/2014 3:04:51 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 36 replies
    www.thedailybeast.com ^ | 05/12/2014 | Bill Sweetman
    In 2020, tiny Sweden will dispose of the most lethal weapon ever developed by man; The A26 stealth sub that could go anywhere and destroy whatever it wants without any adversary standing a chance of detecting it.. "The U.S. military is relying on sub-hunting tech that’s decades old. Meanwhile, the targets they’re trying to find are getting quieter and more invisible by the day. Submarines are getting quieter, stealthier, and better armed. And that could mean major trouble for the U.S. Navy and its aging fleet of sub-hunters. The tactical balance between the surface warship and the submarine has strategic...
  • GE in talks to sell historic appliance division

    08/14/2014 4:19:02 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 14, 2014 4:20 PM EDT | Jonathan Fahey
    General Electric confirmed that it is considering the sale of its historic appliance division, part of its effort to focus on selling more complex and profitable industrial equipment. The confirmation came after the Swedish appliance maker Electrolux released a statement Thursday that it was in discussions to buy the business from GE, which is based in Fairfield, Connecticut. …
  • World's oldest eel dies in Swedish well[155]

    08/13/2014 11:28:58 AM PDT · by Theoria · 48 replies
    The Local ^ | 08 Aug 2014 | The Local
    The world's oldest European eel just died in its home, a well in a southern Swedish fishing town, aged 155. Some people have ghosts in their attics. Tomas Kjellman, resident in the little fishing town of Brantevik in Skåne, has always had an eel in his well. "My family bought the cottage in 1962, and we always knew the housepet was included," Kjellman told The Local. Its presence has been well-documented for more than a century. But no more. "Of course it's sad. I have memories of the eel from when I was a child," Kjellman said. The eel featured in...
  • Swedish Politician Quits Following Anti-Semitic Facebook Post (religion of peace again)

    08/06/2014 9:38:28 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    INN ^ | 8/7/2014, 5:45 AM | Elad Benari
    A Swedish politician resigned following sharp criticism after he wrote on Facebook that “Jewish pigs” are responsible for mass murders in Gaza, according to the English language Swedish website The Local.Omar Omeirat, Social Democrat candidate for the town council of Filipstad, central Sweden, gave a speech in the town on Friday evening advocating diversity and openness. On Saturday he sang a very different tune. “The entire Muslim world is sitting and watching while our brothers and sisters in Palestine are slaughtered by the Jewish pigs,” Omeritat wrote on his Facebook page, according to The Local. “May Allah strengthen those who...
  • Major Swedish city allows for self-driving cars in everyday traffic

    08/05/2014 9:31:12 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 26 replies
    youtube.se ^ | 12/03/2013 | AutomotiveTV
    Don't know 'bout the rest of ya, but as a Swede and Volvo owner, I pretty much trust this company to experiment some.. (Link to clip below)
  • (Swedish party leader and MP) Åkesson: 'Islamism is the Nazism of our time'

    08/05/2014 2:40:09 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 14 replies
    thelocal.se ^ | 08/03/2014 | TT/The Local/pvs
    Sweden Democrat leader Jimmie Åkesson kept to familiar themes in his summer speech on Saturday, focusing on Islam, immigration and crime. Swedish party leaders traditionally hold summer speeches on their home turf during the holiday season and Saturday was the turn of the Sweden Democrats' Jimmie Åkesson. A crowd of a few hundred people had gathered in Åkesson's home town of Sölvesborg in Sweden's far south to hear the 35-year-old launch the party's push towards the general election in September. Following a sweeping review of the current global conflict zones, Åkesson shifted focus to Islam. "Islamism is the Nazism and...
  • JIHAD IN SWEDEN: POLICE LURED INTO AMBUSH - STONED BY HUNDREDS OF MUSLIMS

    08/04/2014 9:36:35 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 50 replies
    Liberty News Online ^ | 2 August 2014 | Unknown
    Tonight the immigrant population in Stockholm’s suburb of Rinkeby was awakened by riots. Around 200 people took part in throwing stones at the police; cars were set on fire and shoots were fired.
  • US Admits Swedish Airspace Incursion

    08/04/2014 3:35:44 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    The Local - Sweden ^ | 03 Aug 2014
    The US has confirmed that one of its reconnaissance aircraft violated Swedish airspace on July 18th, according to a media report. US authorities told the CNN news channel that the plane was conducting reconnaissance missions in international airspace when it was observed by Russian radar. Russia is reported to have scrambled aircraft to chase the US plane away. The US crew elected to exit the area by the fastest route possible, which meant passing through Swedish airspace. The flight passed over Gotland, an island off the east coast of Sweden, on July 18th in the late afternoon. A classified document...
  • US spy plane evades Russians, enters Swedish airspace

    08/03/2014 4:36:49 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/03/2014 | Jazz Shaw
    This story apparently took place last month, right after Malaysia flight 17 was shot down over the Russia – Ukraine border area, but we’re only hearing about it now. A United States aircraft – a Boeing RC-135 – was performing reconnaissance of Russian forces when the Russians noticed, began tracking the craft using ground radar and dispatched a fighter jet to intercept it. Complicating the issue is the fact that the US plane took evasive action which included flying into Swedish airspace without getting permission to do so. Once the crew on board the spy plane realized they were...
  • US: Spy plane flew over Swedish airspace to avoid Russian military

    08/03/2014 10:39:37 AM PDT · by McGruff · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 03, 2014
    The U.S. military acknowledged Sunday that an Air Force spy plane slipped into Swedish airspace without permission last month to avoid a possible encounter with a Russian aircraft. The incident occurred one day after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was brought down by a missile over eastern Ukraine, near the Russian border. The craft, in which all 298 onboard were killed, was allegedly downed by Russian separatists in Ukraine who were supplied and trained by Moscow.
  • U.S. official: Spy plane flew over Sweden to evade Russian military tracking

    08/02/2014 10:42:10 AM PDT · by McGruff · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | August 2, 2014 | Barbara Starr
    A U.S. Air Force spy plane evaded an encounter with the Russian military in recent days by flying into nearby Swedish airspace without that country's permission, a U.S. military official told CNN. The RC-135 Rivet Joint plane was flying in international airspace, conducting an electronic eavesdropping mission on the Russian military, when the Russians took the unusual action of beginning to track it with one of its land-based radar. The Russians then sent at least one fighter jet into the sky to intercept the American aircraft, the U.S. official said Saturday.
  • Politician Reported for Selling 'Negro Ball'

    07/26/2014 11:11:35 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Local - Sweden ^ | 26 Jul 2014
    UPDATED: The Afro-Swedish national association has reported Swedish politician Eva Sidekrans to the police for selling chocolate balls labelled as "old fashioned unprejudiced negro ball" saying it incites racial hatred. She has since apologized. Business woman and Moderate party politician Eva Sidekrans sparked controversy by selling the items with the label which was widely picked up by social media. "We have this morning lodged a police notification against her for a hate crime against an ethnic group," Zakaria Zouhir, chairperson of the Afro-Swedish national association told the TT news agency. Zouhir added that there is, at present, no discrimination law...
  • Seven-Year-Old Swede Cycles to Berlin

    07/26/2014 11:06:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The Local ^ | 24 Jul 2014
    Edvin Blomdahl is seven-years-old. He also cycled from Sweden to Berlin, a journey of 370 kilometres, in four days. "We actually thought we would take a week to make the trip, but then we didn't have time. We thought we might have to take the train for part of it," the boy's mother, Linda Blomdahl Petersson, told The Local. "But then on the first day we biked 103 kilometres, and we thought, 'This may actually work'. When we booked the trip it felt like a half crazy idea." The family took their bikes to the Swedish town of Trelleborg, cycled...
  • The Best Air-to-Air Missile in the World Is in Sweden

    07/25/2014 6:15:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 21 replies
    War is Boring ^ | July 24, 2014 | Thomas Newdick
    The air force of neutral Sweden may not be one of the big-hitters in terms of global power projection. Indeed, it has barely even undertaken combat operations. When Swedish jets went into action over Libya in 2011, during Operation Unified Protector, the government only allowed them to fly reconnaissance missions. The previous time Swedish fighters deployed in combat was almost 50 years earlier, during the Congo crisis. However, Sweden always has taken its air defense very seriously—and has a proven track record of developing innovative, often indigenous solutions to meet its air-power needs. Now, the Swedish air force is about...
  • Swedish Anti-Abortion Midwife Sues County

    07/18/2014 4:22:11 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    A Swedish nurse who was fired for refusing to perform abortions due to her religious beliefs has enlisted the help of an American Christian legal organization as she takes her dismissal case to court. Anti-abortion nurse claims religious bias (24 Jan 14) Anon abortions hinder Swedish foetal research (03 Jan 14) Prenatal tests boost Swedish abortion figures (20 Nov 13) Ellinor Grimmark made headlines in January when her contract offer at a hospital in Eksjö, southern Sweden, was rescinded. She had completed an internship at the hospital and had been offered a job, but the employment offer was scrapped after...
  • US Congress Gives Gold Medal to Swedish Hero

    07/18/2014 4:11:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Raoul Wallenberg, famous for rescuing thousands of Jews during WWII - and President Obama's personal hero - will be posthumously presented with a Congressional Gold Medal on Wednesday. Integration minister slams migration myths (01 Jul 14) Scores protest neo-Nazi talks in Gotland (28 Jun 14) "It's absolutely fantastic that the congress has chosen to recognize Wallenberg in this way," Lena Posner-Korosi, President of the Council of Sweden's Jewish communities, told The Local on Wednesday. The Congressional Gold Medal is the highest civilian award bestowed by the US Congress - an honour Posner-Korosi said Raoul Wallenberg certainly deserved. "He had truly...
  • Swede's Salary Chopped for Facebook Use

    07/18/2014 4:04:37 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    The Local ^ | 11 Jul 2014
    An employee at an insurance agency in central Sweden will lose 15 days of pay as punishment for surfing the web on the job, spending over 40 hours this summer mainly using social media. Multiple employees at a branch of Försäkringskassan (Swedish Social Insurance Agency) in Gävle face serious repercussions for browsing the web instead of helping customers. In one case, the employee spent about 50 hours of work time during one month visiting 350 websites - including plenty of shopping, weight-loss sites, and blogs. Over a period of seven months the woman had worked 51 hours overtime, but over...
  • 'Battered Women Should Stop Whining' (Female Democrat Official Says)

    07/18/2014 3:51:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    The Local ^ | 16 Jul 2014
    Sweden Democrat MP Anna Hagwall has been censured by the party after saying that women should "stop whining" about domestic violence and that they shoulder the responsibility to end the abuse. "These types of statement signal a high level of naivete and it's obvious this person shouldn't handle these kind of questions," Sweden Democrat party spokesperson Paula Bieler told The Local. Hagwall uttered the comments when asked by Sveriges Radio her view on equality and men's violence against women. The Swedish MP, one of four female Sweden Democrats sitting in parliament, later declined to retract her position in an interview...
  • Swedish neo-Nazis in Ukraine "for nationalist revolution"! 80 000 krones per head Swedish neo-Nazi

    07/16/2014 8:12:07 PM PDT · by wetphoenix · 7 replies
    Back in March, Radio Sweden reported on the Swedish right-wing extremists, who went to Ukraine in order to support the cause of "nationalist", in their opinion, the revolution. Now, for the head of one of them, the separatists announced a cash award of 80,000 Ukrainian hryvnia (about 5000 euros). Italian war correspondent Fausto Biloslavo / Fausto Biloslavo able to meet with several Swedes fighting in Ukraine against the pro-Russian separatists. German edition of the Swedish Radio, he said that he met with Swedish neo-Nazis during his time with the battalion "Azov" in eastern Ukraine. According to him, the Swedes, whom...
  • Löfven: Israel Has the Right to Defend Itself

    07/15/2014 5:07:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Local ^ | 13 Jul 2014
    Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven has been flooded with thousands of negative comments after he posted on Facebook that "Israel has the right to defend itself" in a post about the ongoing Gaza crisis. The election favourite posted the comment on Saturday night and within minutes he was on the receiving end of angry replies from users of the social network. "Israel must respect international law but obviously has the right to defend itself. It is a huge tragedy that the violence escalates," Löfven wrote. Most of the comments were critical of the political party leader's stance with one user...
  • Cursed Warship Revealed With Treasure Onboard

    07/10/2014 10:31:59 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies
    National Geographic ^ | July 7, 2014 | Jane J. Lee
    It was the largest and fiercest warship in the world, named the Mars for the Roman god of war, but it went up in a ball of flames in a brutal naval battle in 1564, consigning 800 to 900 Swedish and German sailors and a fortune in gold and silver coins to the bottom of the Baltic Sea. Now, a few years after the ship's discovery, researchers have concluded that the one-of-a-kind ship is also the best preserved ship of its kind, representing the first generation of Europe's big, three-masted warships. Naval historians know a lot about 17th-century ships, but...
  • Meteor missile validated on board Swedish Gripens

    07/10/2014 7:03:54 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 5 replies
    Flight International ^ | 07/10/2014 | BETH STEVENSON
    MBDA’s Meteor missile has successfully completed a firing campaign on board the Saab Gripen fighter, marking the complete validation of the integration of the weapon with the aircraft. The testing of the beyond visual range air-to-air missile was conducted in March in collaboration with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV), and was the last major milestone the Meteor had to pass before it could enter operational service on board the Swedish air force's Gripen C/Ds. The Meteor capability is being added to Sweden's Gripens under the Material System 20 combat systems upgrade for the air force, which will become the...
  • Man Beaten, Chased in Malmo for Hanging Israeli Flag

    07/08/2014 7:44:58 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 9 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 7/8/2014 | Israel National News
    A 38 year-old man was assaulted in Malmö, Sweden, on Sunday - for the sole crime of hanging an Israeli flag in his window. The assailants broke the man's window first, prompting him to seek the perpetrators, police said. "After that the man went out onto the street to see what was going on. Then he was attacked and it was on the basis of the flag. That is the information we have at present," police told the TT news agency Monday. They added that ten people chased the man from his building, wielding iron pipes. He managed to narrowly...
  • Curious Elk Breaks Into House in Sweden

    07/07/2014 6:19:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Local ^ | 07 Jul 2014
    A walkabout elk wandered into a family house in southern Sweden, but after making itself at home the animal had to be put down due to grisly injuries sustained during the break-in. The elk was spotted walking around in a residential area of Helsingborg on Monday morning. It then proceeded to jump through a window and smash its way into a house, setting of an alarm in the process. Luckily nobody was home, as the family was away on holiday. Police were quickly on the scene and encountered the elk exploring the living room. A hunter was then dispatched as...
  • Man Beaten With Iron Pipe for Flying Israeli Flag

    07/07/2014 4:18:13 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    A 38-year-old man in southern Sweden was assaulted on Sunday night after hanging an Israeli flag from his window, with police suspecting it is a hate crime. The incident occurred in Seved, Malmö, shortly before midnight on Sunday when the man displayed an Israeli flag from his window, sources told newspaper Sydsvenskan. The man reportedly exchanged words with men on the street after hanging the flag, and left his apartment. Before the assault the man's window had been smashed where the flag of Israel had been hung. "After that the man went out onto the street to see what was...
  • Dad Dodges Prison After Snatching Kid's Killer

    06/21/2014 11:22:51 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    The incredible tale of a father who arranged a kidnapping in order to bring his daughter's killer to justice in France avoided prison time on Tuesday for the abduction. The father took matters into his own hands after Germany refused to extradite the suspect. A 76-year-old Frenchman was convicted Wednesday of having kidnapped a German ex-doctor who had killed his daughter, but he avoided jail time as the court handed down a suspended sentence. The court in the eastern French border town of Mulhouse gave Andre Bamberski a suspended one-year sentence for having abducted Dieter Krombach in Germany and brought...
  • 'Swedes Are Quite Similar to the Chinese'

    06/21/2014 11:20:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    The Local ^ | Lisa Mikulski
    A Chinese woman in Gothenburg explains how Swedes and similar to her fellow countrymen back home, and dissects the three phases of learning a language as a translator. Even though she admits she has packed her suitcase many times over the past few years, Xiaodi Cai is firmly rooted to Gothenburg and has been since 2011. Armed with a media degree from London and a Swedish-born Chinese beau, she ploughed through Swedish For Immigrants (SFI), worked a stint at Volvo Cars, and then joined National Electric Vehicle Sweden (Nevs) as an Chinese Media Specialist. The job allows her to follow...
  • Boy Fakes Kidnapping to Avoid the Dentist

    06/21/2014 11:02:31 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Local ^ | 20 Jun 2014
    Fear of the dentist can make people do strange things to avoid having their teeth checked including inventing a story that you have been kidnapped, as one boy in France did recently. Police spent a month investigating his tale. The dentist is never the favourite place for children but some youngsters will go to greater lengths than others to avoid having to see one, it seems. One 12-year-old boy in a village in the Alpine village St Gervais even went as far as telling police he had been kidnapped so he wouldn’t have to see the tooth doctor, French paper...
  • Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Exposed in Sweden: All 30 Girls in One Class Discovered Mutilated

    06/20/2014 7:25:43 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 14 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 6 20 2014 | Pam Geller
    It’s here in America, too. How bad? It’s anyone’s guess. But it’s prevalent in Muslim communities. According to one human rights activist, it’s a crisis. Back in 2010, I reported that here in America, the Academy of Pediatrics suggested that American doctors be given permission to perform a “nick” on girls from Islamic cultures. The norming of savagery. Because of our opposition to their “well-intentioned” abomination, the Academy of Pediatrics withdraw its “2010 Policy Statement on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) that Endorsed Pediatricians’ ‘Nicking’ of Girls’ Genitalia.” In one particular case in Australia , defense lawyers tried to slither out...
  • Rise in Female Genital Mutilation, Inspectors Find Entire School Classes Victims ( Sweden )

    06/20/2014 9:44:58 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 20 Jun 2014 | M.E. Synon
    School health services in the small Swedish city of Norrköping have found 60 cases of female genital mutilation (FGM) among schoolgirls since March, with evidence of mutilation found in all 30 girls in one class, 28 of the most severe form. In Sweden, where the EU’s Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) says that FGM “is considered to be a serious problem,” the law enables genital examination of children to be carried out without parents’ consent. ... FGM became widespread in Sweden in the early and mid-1990s with the influx of Somali migrants
  • Sweden's ATMs All Out of Service - Again

    06/14/2014 12:31:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 7 replies
    The Local ^ | 12 Jun 2014
    For the second time in as many weeks, Sweden's entire fleet of automatic cash machines broke down on Thursday. The country's ATMs stopped working in the early afternoon and were down for an hour. "It's a central fault," Johan Nilsson, spokesperson at Bankomat AB, told the TT news agency. "It's deeply regrettable... we were only out of action for an hour or so but our goal, of course, it to always have cash available for our customers." When the same thing happened late last month, Nilsson dismissed any notion of a hacker attack being behind the system's failure. Thursday's incident...
  • Kids flee as elk breaks into woodwork class

    06/03/2014 1:15:27 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    The Local ^ | 02 Jun 2014
    Swedish school children fled their woodwork class on Monday when an elk broke in through a window and reacted violently when it found it couldn't get out. Monday afternoon was no ordinary school day for students at Sörgårdsskolan, in Mölndal, western Sweden. Shortly after lunch, an elk calf entered though one of the classroom windows. The junior high school pupils beat a hasty retreat. "The elk felt cloistered in there in the confined space," regional police spokesman Thomas Fuxborg told The Local. "So when the children had locked themselves into the adjoining paint supply room, they could hear the elk...
  • Nashville Nobody Makes it Big in Sweden

    05/31/2014 5:48:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    The Local ^ | 31 May 2014
    Former homeless man Doug Seegers is set to embark on a tour of Sweden after a chance discovery by a Swedish television crew turned the singer into an overnight sensation in the country. Seegers, 62, featured on the popular SVT show 'Jills Veranda' earlier this year. The street performer, who has admitted to living rough in the past, was catapulted to stardom after performing his song 'Going down to the river' on the programme. It then rocketed to number one on the Swedish iTunes chart. Swedish fans have since uploaded their own version of Seegers' hit song to YouTube, while...
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    05/22/2014 1:35:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 22.05.14 @ 09:51 | Staffan Dahllof
    The Swedish election board in Solna should have received a complete data file of Swedish citizens voting in Denmark by 28 April the latest. It did not arrive. “We must have access to this data 30 days before the day of election to be able to make up our register of electors in time,” Hanns Lejsater, an official at the election authority, told Swedish paper Goteborgs-Posten. […] The Swedish election board is missing data about possible double voters from 10 EU countries, mostly the newest members of the EU but also Denmark and the UK. …
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    05/20/2014 5:49:01 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies