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May 27, 2014
May 27, 2014

Swedish spy chief warns of rise of Islamist threat

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – Sweden’s biggest security threat comes from around 200 Islamists in the country with the potential for involvement in militant attacks, including young people radicalized after joining the war in Syria, the state’s spy chief said.

Increasing Russian espionage and signs of “war planning” from Moscow since the Ukraine crisis took second place in Sweden’s overall security assessment – although it did not see any increased immediate threat, Anders Thornberg said.

May 26, 2014

Swedish feminist party wins EU seat with anti-racism drive

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – With much of Europe veering to anti-immigration groups, Sweden has elected the only formal feminist party to the EU parliament with a Roma woman as its representative.

The Feminist Initiative (FI), founded by a politician famed for publicly burning 100,000 Swedish crowns ($15,000) to protest unequal pay and funded in part by an ABBA member, grew from almost nothing in polls a few months ago to win over 5 percent of the votes and one MEP.

May 26, 2014
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May 14, 2014
May 14, 2014
May 14, 2014

Nordic tolerance under strain as anti-immigration parties grow

HUSBY Sweden (Reuters) – In Stockholm’s suburb of Husby, the roads still bear charred marks from cars torched in Sweden’s worst riots for years.

Last May’s violence exposed wounds yet to heal in a Swedish election year, underscoring the Nordic state’s struggle to integrate a record number of immigrants and challenging its open door traditions.