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Sweden Democrats break through, socialists remain biggest party – election exit polls

Published time: 9 Sep, 2018 17:58 Edited time: 9 Sep, 2018 17:59 The Social Democrats have achieved their worst result in a century, while the Sweden Democrats will have their biggest-ever faction in parliament, say exit polls released as voting stations in the Scandinavian country closed. A survey published by TV4 15 minutes before the voting deadline of 8 pm, ...

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Will Sweden Democrats demolish Europe's model 'humanitarian superpower' tonight?

A historic win for the anti-immigrant party in the shining beacon of European values could seismically upend the continent’s future, but establishment parties may still collude to keep the Sweden Democrats out of power – for now. The campaign for Sunday’s parliamentary vote ended as it had run – with dire warnings well outside normal political discourse from the incumbents, ...

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22 cars burned in Sweden as country rocked by rising crime

Up to 22 cars were burned or damaged in several fires across southern Sweden on Thursday. It will likely stoke claims that the current socialist government has abjectly failed at tackling the surge in crime. Police in the southern city of Trollhättan are investigating a fire that left up to ten vehicles damaged, according to local news outlet Aftonbladet. Police ...

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Buildings, 7 cars & pizzeria torched in Sweden overnight as arson attacks continue

Several buildings, including a pizzeria and a garage, as well as seven cars, were set on fire overnight in southern Sweden as police remain clueless on how to curb the ongoing wave of arson attacks. The fire services received calls saying that a house was burning in a residential area of Kristianstad municipality shortly before midnight on Wednesday. The police ...

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Sweden rape: Study shows 75% of convicts are foreign-born

Three-quarters of men convicted of rape or attempted rape in cases where the perpetrator was unknown to the victim during the past five years in Sweden were born outside the EU. Swedish broadcaster SVT reviewed all the guilty verdicts in cases involving rape or attempted rape that occurred in the country since 2013 as part of its research. Its journalists ...

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Europe’s handshake rows: Sweden says Muslims have a right to refuse, Switzerland says they don’t

Two cases with very different outcomes involving the right of a Muslim person to refuse to shake hands with a member of the opposite sex were in the spotlight in Europe this week. A Muslim couple in Switzerland lost their bid for citizenship after a municipal commission ruled that their refusal to shake hands with people of the opposite sex ...

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Sweden needs a vote on EU membership, says nationalist politician

The leader of the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats has pledged his party’s support for a referendum on the Scandinavian country’s membership in the European Union. “The EU is not the way to cooperate in Europe,” Party chief Jimmie Akesson said on Sveriges Radio, calling for a Brexit-style vote. “My position is that we should renegotiate the terms [of our membership] of ...

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Feign outrage, act surprised, accuse Russia: How Sweden reacts every time after mass car firebombing

More than 1,800 cars have been set on fire in Sweden since January and a record was reached this week as more than 100 were torched over several hours. After every incident, the same pantomime plays out, as if for the first time. In this spectacle every actor, from righteous government politicians to confused police officers to concerned academics has ...

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Priceless royal crowns stolen in Sweden, thieves get away on motor boat

Swedish police have mobilized its land, sea and air forces to catch two men who stole two 17th century royal crowns and an orb from a church in broad daylight on Tuesday before making a daring escape in a motor boat. In what looks more like a Hollywood movie plot than real-word crime news, crowns belonging to two 17th-century members ...

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Traces of chemical weapons agent found in shrimp in Sweden

Traces of a chemical warfare agent were found in shrimp caught near the Swedish island of Maseskar, where 28 ships with chemical and other weapons were sunk by the allies after World War II, the Swedish National Water Agency said. “We’re talking about a very low concentration [of chemicals], which isn’t considered dangerous for consumers, but these are substances that ...

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