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Europe considers mass expulsions of unqualifed migrants

| Jan 29, 2016

Europe considers mass expulsions of unqualifed migrants

Dazzled by an unprecedented wave of migration, Sweden on Thursday put into words an uncomfortable reality for Europe: If the continent isn’t going to welcome more than 1 million people a year, it will have to deport large numbers of them to countries plagued ...

Exploring Stockholm's coolest neighborhood

Sep 12, 2015

Exploring Stockholm's coolest neighborhood

Stockholm is a highly trend-sensitive city and no neighborhood in the Swedish capital reflects that with more intensity than SoFo. Located in the heart of the progressive Sodermalm district, SoFo checks all the boxes for a proper hipster neighborhood: vintage fashion boutiques, art galleries, ...

Japan accused of financing coal-fired power plants

Mar 29, 2015

Japan accused of financing coal-fired power plants

Despite mounting protests, Japan continues to finance the building of coal-fired power plants with money earmarked for fighting climate change, with two new projects underway in India and Bangladesh, The Associated Press has found. AP reported in December that Japan had counted $1 billion ...

Hunt for sub sends Cold War chill across Baltic

| Oct 22, 2014

Hunt for sub sends Cold War chill across Baltic

Sweden’s biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge. In scenes reminiscent of the Cold War, Swedish naval ships, helicopters and ground troops have combed the Stockholm archipelago since Friday for signs ...

Cold War spy games return to melting Arctic

/ | Jun 12, 2014

Cold War spy games return to melting Arctic

In early March, a mysterious ship the size of a large passenger ferry left a Romanian wharf, slipped through the narrow strait that separates Europe from Asia and plotted a course toward Scandinavia. After a two-year refit, the $250 million vessel will begin its ...