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Views Collide As Blinken, Lavrov Discuss Ukraine

Warnings, demands and disagreement pervaded a meeting of top U.S. and Russian diplomats in Stockholm.
Related topics: Ukraine, Sweden

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Us Warns Of ‘severe Costs” If Russia Invades Ukraine

US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken today warned Russia of the “severe costs” if it attempted to invade neighbouring Ukraine. Speaking after meeting his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in Stockholm, Mr Blinken called on Russia to...
Related topics: Russia, Ukraine, Sweden

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Osce 'unable To Fix Political And Diplomatic Mess' In Balkans, Former Ussr, Says Military Observer

As Sweden is hosting the 28th Ministerial Council of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) in Stockholm, some observers have expressed scepticism over the organisation’s ability to solve serious security crises.
Related topics: OSCE, Military, Sweden

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Sweden's First Female Prime Minister Resigned 7 Hours After Taking Office As Her Coalition Fell...

Magdalena Andersson in Stockholm, Sweden.Jessica Gow/TT News Agency/via REUTERS Magdalena Andersson became Sweden's first female prime minister on Wednesday morning. She resigned that afternoon as her budget didn't pass and her coalition...
Related topics: Sweden, Reuters

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Stop Calling The Military Budget A ‘defense’ Budget

Credit: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)By Norman SolomonSAN FRANCISCO, USA, Oct 6 2021 (IPS) It’s bad enough that mainstream news outlets routinely call the Pentagon budget a “defense” budget. But the fact that...
Related topics: Military, Sweden, Pentagon

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Satellite Snaps Appear To Show Expansion Of North Korea’s Nuclear Bomb-making Capabilities

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute estimates that the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) has as many as 50 nuclear warheads in its arsenal. The country has a number of medium-, long- and ultra-long-range missiles able...
Related topics: North Korea, Sweden

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Swedish Caller-identification Service Truecaller Seeks To Raise Over $100 Million In Ipo

Truecaller, which operates an eponymous caller-identification service, said on Wednesday it is looking to raise $116 million in an initial public offering on Nasdaq Stockholm. The 12-year-old Stockholm-headquartered firm, which counts India as its...
Related topics: Initial Public Offering, Nasdaq, US Equity Markets, Sweden, India

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Trading Bitcoin Is Like Trading Stamps And The Cryptocurrency May 'collapse,' Sweden's Central Bank...

Governor of Sveriges Riksbank, the central bank of Sweden, Stefan Ingves speaks during a press confernce at the Riksbank headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. Sweden's central bank says it has raised its benchmark interest...
Related topics: Bitcoin, Sweden, Banking

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More Saturday Assorted Links

1. Papua New Guinea fact of the day. 2. Progress Studies in San Francisco.  What it looks like “on the street.” 3. “But in Stockholm, the average waiting time for a rent-controlled property is now nine years, says the...
Related topics: Papua New Guinea, Sweden

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Bidding War Brewing For Veoneer (vne): Here's What You Should Know

Veoneer, Inc.’s VNE $3.8-billion buyout offer by Magna International MGA hit a roadblock recently, when chipmaker Qualcomm QCOM submitted a non-binding proposal to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Veoneer for $4.6 billion.Based in...
Related topics: Qualcomm (business), Sweden

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Dota 2’s The International Will Now Take Place In Bucharest In October

Photo: STR/AFP via Getty Images Dota 2’s prestigious The International tournament will now be taking place in Bucharest, Romania in October, Valve announced on Wednesday. The event had been originally set to take place in Stockholm, Sweden...
Related topics: Romania, World Photos, Sweden

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How Tax Breaks For Fossil Fuel Companies Inflated Profits For Oil And Gas Drilling

During infrastructure negotiations, Republicans have been eager to frame any and all green spending as a wasteful add-on that picks winners and stifles competition. But the United States already picks winners—and a new report from the Stockholm...
Related topics: Taxes, Sweden

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A$ap Rocky On His Arrest In Sweden: 'trump Made It Worse'

In July 2019, US rapper A$AP Rocky was arrested on suspicion of assault after a street fight with a group of immigrants in Stockholm, which prompted former US President Donald Trump to step in.
Related topics: Sweden, Donald Trump

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Trend Break As More Nuclear Arms Deployed In Operational Units, Sipri Says

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute has cautioned against relapsing into an arms race between nuclear powers, but at the same admitted that the situation is not as serious as it used to be during the Cold War.
Related topics: Sweden

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Hitting The Books: Sci-fi Strategies May Be Needed To Stave Off Climate Change

Stockholm Resilience Centre researchers Owen Gaffney and Johan Rockström walk readers through the scale of environmental challenges we currently face, explore the concept of "planetary stewardship," and discuss what we might have to do if what...
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French Police Find 78% Of Unaccompanied Migrant “children” Are Actually Adults

In October 2015 1,200 migrants with beards entered Stockholm, Sweden in a single day claiming to be “refugee children.” The migrants were carrying signs begging locals for assistance for child refugees. (Exponerat) In Austria officials...
Related topics: Police, Sweden, Austria

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Netflix To Open New Nordics Hub In Sweden As European Growth Continues Apace

Netflix has revealed plans to open a new office in Stockholm that will function as a hub for the region. The office will open in the second half of this year, as detailed in a new blog by Lina Brouneus, the streamer’s Director of Acquisitions...
Related topics: Netflix (NFLX), Sweden

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World Military Spending Rises To A Hefty $2.0 Trillion Despite Un Pleas For Cutbacks

SIPRI’s research on arms and military spending has been the core of the Institute's work since its foundation in the 1960s. Credit: Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)By Thalif Deen*UNITED NATIONS, Apr 26 2021 (IPS) The United...
Related topics: Military, Sweden

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Iranian General Says Air Defence Capabilities Make Country’s Air Borders Most Secure In Region

Last year, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute estimated that Iran had spent around $12.6 billion on defence in 2019.
Related topics: Sweden, Iran

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Former Swedish Pm Needles Norway, Denmark With Divisive Ww2 Tweet

In response to Carl Bildt's suggestion that Sweden would have given a finer account of itself against Nazi Germany, many pointed out Stockholm's questionable World War II “neutrality”, which many see as outright collaboration with Hitler.
Related topics: Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Germany

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