Applebaum: Sweden’s election undercuts myth of racial apocalypse

In the strange world of the online alt-right, Sweden has long played a special role. This isn’t because of its economic strength (small but robust), or because of its population (just less than 10 million). This is because — how … Read More

EU announces anti-migrant coastguard force to ‘protect our external borders by 2020’ – three years after the continent opened its doors and sparked crisis

EU President called for a 10,000-strong EU border and coastguard force  Jean-Claude Juncker pledged to stem the migrant crisis which began in 2015 EU proposed spending 2.2 billion euros to buy planes, boats and vehicles Political pressure across EU to cut … Read More

Dollar edges higher on trade tensions, Swedish crown rises after vote

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The Swedish crown strengthened after an election in the country on Sunday that saw support for the nationalist Sweden Democrats surge. An emerging market currency index dipped more than 0.4 percent on Monday after booking its biggest weekly loss in … Read More

Brussels under PRESSURE: European elections ‘could FORCE EU to give in to UK demands’

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THE EUROPEAN Parliament elections in May next year will put the EU leadership under severe pressure to strike a Brexit deal with Britain, according to former Vote Leave campaigner Gisela Stuart. Former Labour MP Gisela Stuart has predicted that the … Read More

Europe’s migration crisis may swing Sweden to the right

Like many European countries affected by an influx of Syrian migrants and refugees, immigration policy has become central to Sweden’s election. And after more than a half-century of soft, center-left policies there, analysts predict that voters on Sunday will elect … Read More

Why Sweden’s Far Right Is on the Rise

The Sweden Democrats have been growing for years, and are likely to be among the largest parties in Parliament after Sunday’s election. Jimmie Akesson, the leader of the Sweden Democrats, campaigns in Motala, Sweden, on September 6.FREDRIK SANDBERG / TT … Read More

Global desert: Drought turning the planet into a tinderbox

Drought is turning many areas of the globe into arid wastelands. Excessive heat has cost lives, ruined crops and created water shortages. The effects are being felt from South America to the Arctic Circle. Australia: ‘Land of drought’ Australian Prime … Read More

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