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Sordet shoots 8-under 62 to lead in Sweden

The Frenchman, who shot his lowest European Tour round, has a two-stroke lead over Scott Jamieson of Scotland and Lee Slattery of England.

USA TODAY - 2018-08-16 20:34:00

Sweden's Government Bumps Up Growth Forecasts as Election Nears

With the general election just three weeks away, Sweden’s Social Democratic government on Thursday kicked off its traditional planning meeting by raising the economic growth forecast.The economy is “chugging along well,” Finance Minister Magdalena Andersson said at Harpsund, south of Stockholm, whil

BLOOMBERG - 2018-08-16 13:29:45

Lovelorn U.S. Bitcoin ETF Fans May Find Satisfaction in Sweden

If you want to buy Bitcoin without actually buying Bitcoin, you now have another way to own the controversial digital currency.No, it’s not the U.S. exchange-traded fund investors have been touting as a catalyst for demand for the embattledvirtual money. It’s an exchange-traded note, and starting We

BLOOMBERG - 2018-08-15 14:24:32

Muslim Job Applicant Who Refused Handshake Wins Discrimination Case in Sweden

ImageFarah Alhajeh said that she greeted men and women the same way in mixed company, by bringing her hand to her chest. “We live in a society where you have to treat women and men the same,” she said. “I know that because I am Swedish.”CreditFarah Alhajeh

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

Sweden Muslim woman who refused handshake at job interview wins case

A Swedish Muslim woman has won compensation after her job interview was ended when she refused a handshake. Farah Alhajeh, 24, was applying for a job as an interpreter when she declined to shake the hand of a male interviewer for religious reasons. She placed her hand over her heart in greeting inst

BBC - 2018-08-16 11:46:58

Sweden stocks higher at close of trade; OMX Stockholm 30 up 1.11%

Investing.com – Sweden stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in theBasic Materials,FinancialsandConsumer Goodssectors led shares higher.

INVESTING.COM - 2018-08-16 00:00:00

Up to 80 cars set on fire by 'youths' in Sweden in night of mayhem

Up to 80 cars were set on fire by "youths" during a night of mayhem across Sweden. Fires were reported in the cities of Malm, Gothenburg and Helsingborg on Monday evening as chaos descended across the country. Video footage showed dozens of cars ablaze while there were also reports that stones were

STANDARD.CO.UK

More Than 100 Cars Burned in Mass Arson Attack in Sweden

GOTEBORG, Sweden - Swedish authorities on Wednesday were investigating the burning of more than 100 vehicles on the nation's west coast, in what they said was a coordinated arson attack by groups of young men. The attack began shortly after 9 p.m. Monday, when several cars were reported to be on fir

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-08-15 12:41:46

‘I'm Not a Racist, But’: Sweden Faces Historic Upset in Election

The Sweden Democrats have been led since 2005 by a clean-cut and bespectacled man, Jimmie Akesson. He’s gentrified a party that traces its roots back to the country’s neo-Nazi, white supremacist fringe. Some polls now show the group may become the biggest in Sweden’s parliament after general electio

BLOOMBERG

Dozens Of Cars Torched By Masked Youths In Western Sweden, Authorities Say

Dozens of cars were set on fire overnight in western Sweden, in a series of attacks that Swedish authorities suspect may have been coordinated on social media. Up to 80 cars were torched in Gothenburg, Sweden's second-largest city, as well as other nearby towns, Radio Sweden reports. Authorities say

NPR

'Girls who leave militias get rejected': helping child soldiers go home – podcast

After studying in Gothenburg and Ghana’s Cape Coast, Sandra Olsson worked for Unicef before joiningChild Soldiers Internationaland researching the lives of girl soldiers in eastern DRC. Often used as ‘wives’ and sexually abused by other soldiers, many former girl soldiers are shunned by family and f

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-08-15 08:00:24

Youths set fire to cars in violence in Swedish city of Gothenburg

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Groups of youths set fire to cars as they went on the rampage in the Swedish city of Gothenburg and a few surrounding towns on Monday night, in attacks Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said looked organized. Sweden has seen a rise in violence in areas with high unemployment and ot

REUTERS

Sweden's 2018 General Election Could Provide A Blueprint For Fake News Countering

Different election, same problems. By now, the fact that foreign powers might try to influence other countries’ elections by spreading disinformation, is no longer surprising to anyone. Much less so to Swedish politicians and lawmakers, who have witnessed Russianeffortsto manipulate the U.S. electio

FORBES

Swedish PM 'really' mad at horde of masked youths who torched 80 cars, threw rocks at police

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven is lashing out at those who set fire to dozens of cars in southwest Sweden, asking them "what the heck are you doing?"

BUSINESS INSIDER

'What the hell are you up to?' Arson attacks draw Swedish PM's ire

Sweden's prime minister has promised to "go in hard" against masked men who set alight up to 80 cars in Gothenburg and other towns on Sweden's west coast, in what police say appeared to be coordinated attacks. "I am really furious, what the hell are they up to?" Stefan Lfven told Swedish radio on Tu

THE GUARDIAN

Swedish economy set to slow in 2019 as Norway takes lead: poll

It would be the first time in more than half a decade Sweden failed to top the region’s growth league, although it was still set to expand at a slightly faster pace than Denmark, the final member of the northern European trio.

REUTERS

Hungry Elks Add to Woes for Sweden's Fire-Ravaged Forestry Firms

A feeding frenzy by elks in Sweden’s northern forests caused record damage to trees this year, creating further problems for an industry already reeling from logging challenges caused by unusual weather and fires.Almost all areas in the Norrland region showed damage of more than 10 percent after elk

BLOOMBERG

Moody's converts Stockholm to subsidiary to navigate Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Credit ratings agency Moody’s (MCO.N) is converting its Stockholm branch into a subsidiary as the sector faces regulatory pressure to have enough staff in the European Union post Brexit.FILE PHOTO: The logo of credit rating agency Moody's Investor Services is seen outside the offi

REUTERS

Sweden says detained publisher in China examined by Swedish doctor

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish publisher Gui Minhai, who has been held by Chinese authorities off and on since 2015, was examined by a Swedish doctor in a Chinese hospital on Monday, Sweden's foreign minister said. The Chinese-born Gui, 53, who is a Swedish citizen based in Hong Kong and who has pub

REUTERS

Sweden Inflation Remains Stable In July | Markets Insider

Sweden's consumer price inflation held steady in July, after accelerating in the previous two months, data from Statistics Sweden showed Friday.

BUSINESS INSIDER