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Democracy v meritocracy: Study reveals young Swedes want experts instead of elected govt officials

Sweden may not be the bastion of democracy that the world seems to think it is. A new poll has revealed that a large portion of Swedish youths would prefer experts to run the country in lieu of democratically elected politicians. The survey was carried out by analysis firm Kairos Future and was issued to 6,000 Swedes, most of whom ...

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Bolton: Blocking Strait of Hormuz will be Iran’s ‘worst mistake’ – instead it must ‘come to table’

Closing the Strait of Hormuz would be the biggest mistake Iran has ever made, the US president’s national security advisor John Bolton said. He urged Tehran to sit down for talks on its nuclear and missile programs with the US. Dismissing Tehran’s threats to block the strait if its oil exports are stopped, Bolton on Monday said the Iranians were ...

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Cheeky burglar wakes sleeping couple, but instead of running… asks for wifi code

A California couple woke to find a burglar standing in their bedroom, who, instead of running away, asked for their wifi password. Bizarrely, this isn’t the first time the wifi-seeking thief has done this. The incident took place in Palo Alto last Sunday. A couple in their 60s awoke to discover a masked intruder standing in their bedroom asking them ...

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UK should investigate Salisbury & Amesbury incidents instead of blaming Russia – foreign ministry

London should focus on the actual investigation into the poisoning incidents in the towns of Salisbury and Amesbury, Russian diplomats said, responding to the new accusations against Moscow produced by the UK defense secretary. Russia’s Embassy in London extended its condolences to the relatives and friends of Dawn Sturgess, who died late on Sunday. The woman and her partner, Charlie ...

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‘Hypocritical’: Italy challenges France to admit migrants instead of lecturing Rome over rescue ship

Italy has challenged France to take in migrants it promised to accept under an EU agreement, accusing Paris of turning back 10,000 people. The row flared up after France slammed Italy for turning away a ship with 629 migrants. Earlier Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte, said that Italian government did not have any intention to receive “hypocritical lessons” from someone who ...

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Kim opts for own pen at treaty sign instead of one bearing ‘Trump’s signature’ (VIDEO)

The North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has opted for his own pen to sign a bilateral agreement at the landmark Singapore summit with Donald Trump instead of the one thought to be bearing the American President’s signature. Following a one-on-one meet in Singapore’s Sentosa island, Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump have signed a “historic” document that would lead to “major ...

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Ghana to order mosques, churches to hush up, issue call to prayer via WhatsApp instead

Authorities in the Ghanaian capital Accra have asked mosques and churches to use WhatsApp to transmit the daily calls to prayer rather than using loudspeakers in a bid to curb noise pollution in urban areas. The local government in Accra is clamping down on noise pollution, particularly at places of worship like churches and mosques, which can generate lots of ...

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Ex-top NY cop slams FBI for missing tip-off on Florida shooter, ‘chasing Russian collusion’ instead

Controversial former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik has accused the FBI of “wasting resources chasing Russian collusion,” instead of pursuing tips about potential criminals, such as the Florida school shooter. Controversial former New York Police Commissioner Bernard Kerik has accused the FBI of “wasting resources chasing Russian collusion,” instead of pursuing tips about potential criminals, such as the Florida ...

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