Posts Tagged ‘Sweden’

Listen: Our Twitter Space discussion on Sweden’s general election

Join our panel of experts including Dominic Hinde and Lucas Dahlström as we explore the ins and outs of an election that could return a far-right government to power.

Sweden’s Psychological Defense Agency Admits Conspiracy Theories Are “Basically True”

Sweden’s Psychological Defense Agency admitted that conspiracy theories are “basically true,” with its head asserting, “good disinformation is actually not false.” The agency’s boss Henrik Landerholm made the bizarre comments during an interview with the London Times. […] The post Sweden’s Psychological Defense Agency Admits Conspiracy Theories Are “Basically True” appeared first on News Punch.

Iranian national detained in Sweden facing worst pressure

TEHRAN – The harshest pressure is still being applied against Iranian citizen Hamid Nouri in Sweden, where he was detained and sentenced. Since October 2019, Hamid Nouri has been detained in Sweden. During terms of his detention, he was held in solitary confinement and denied the ability to select a lawyer, communicate with or see […]

Sweden election debate: Social Democrats, Sweden Democrats and why the vote matters to Europe

Sweden is bracing itself for a crucial general election on Sunday, which could see a right-wing coalition topple Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson’s left-wing Social Democrats – Sweden’s dominant party for the past hundred years. But what exactly is at stake, and what does the vote mean for Europe as a whole? To help you make sense of […]

Sweden’s Psychological Defense Agency Says Effective Disinformation is “Basically True”

Facebook has deployed one of its infamous ‘fact checkers’ to suggest that the completely accurate claim that the IRS is seeking to arm more agents to use deadly force was “partly false information.” Earlier this month, an IRS job posting was uncovered that announced the agency was looking to hire people who are ready to […]

Sweden election: Russia’s actions in Ukraine see Stockholm beef up its fight against disinformation

The Swedish agency on the frontline of defending against malign influence and disinformation has been busier than ever ahead of Sunday’s general election. The Psychological Defence Agency’s job is to strengthen the population’s ability to detect and resist any efforts from countries like Russia to subvert society and the democratic process. Mikael Östlund, from the […]

Sweden election: Why this viral image is not proof of ‘climate hysteria’

The post has been reshared online ahead of Sunday’s general election.

Sweden’s Psychological Defense Agency: Good disinformation is “basically true”

There is no doubt that Russia, like any other major – and minor – power uses some form of propaganda and disinformation to further its goals, especially in wartime. What’s difficult to gauge, at least at this time, is how applicable that may be in the current crisis: is Russia really trying to “exploit polarization […]

Sweden election: Your quick and easy guide to this month’s vote

The political race to form the next Swedish government couldn’t be any tighter.  With a general election coming up next Sunday 11 September the left-wing Social Democrats, who have been the dominant party at every election for the last hundred years, are facing a strong challenge from right-wing parties.  Incumbent Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson could […]

Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Denmark pledge wind power increase

Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Denmark have committed to a seven-fold increase in wind power production. It’s part of a move to wean the region off its dependence on Russian natural gas. The septet agreed to produce 20 gigawatts of wind power by 2030, enough to supply electricity to 20 million households. The region’s […]

Violent Crime Rocks Sweden Ahead of Elections

Sweden will hold general elections on September 11, 2022. At the same time, the country is rocked by a wave of violent crime that is unprecedented in modern Scandinavian history.

Sweden’s Leftist Leader Vows to Put a Stop to Ethnic Ghettos

A record number of boat migrants totaling 1,295 people, overwhelmingly young men, crossed the English Channel yesterday, beating the previous one day record high by more than 100, according to the Ministry of Defence (MoD). “In the busiest day of the year, the Royal Navy and Border Force intercepted 27 boats from France, each on […]

Rescue operation launched after fire breaks out on ferry near Sweden

A large rescue operation was launched off the coast of Sweden after a car ferry with 300 people on board caught fire. The fire was swiftly brought under control and there are no reports of any injuries. Maritime authorities say that three helicopters and seven ships had been dispatched to the scene. The ferry will now […]

Turkiye, Sweden, Finland to meet to discuss NATO membership

Officials from Turkiye, Finland and Sweden are expected to meet at an undisclosed location in Finland today to discuss security concerns which Ankara raised as a precondition for allowing the two Nordic countries to join the NATO military alliance, Reuters reported. Finland’s Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said earlier the first meeting between officials would aim to establish […]

Sweden down Iran at 2022 IHF Women’s Youth World

TEHRAN – Sweden defeated Iran 39-11 in the 2022 International Handball Federation (IHF) Women’s Youth World Championship on Friday. Source

Queen Christina of Sweden Kept an Itty-Bitty Flea Cannon by Her Bed

If you haven’t heard of the renegade 17th century Queen Christina of Sweden, you’re in for a treat. Read more Section:  News Weird Facts Read Later  Source

EU Commission warns Sweden about Increasing Corruption like Bribery and Organized Crime

The fact that politicians and criminals start tax-financed welfare companies and become multimillionaires in a flash has irritated many. The European Commission has now opened its eyes to Sweden’s corruption with public funds and in a report calls on the country to remedy the problem. The authority MUCF’s political grant distribution will also be examined, […]

NATO Nations Sign Accession Protocols For Sweden, Finland

The move further increases Russia’s strategic isolation in the wake of its invasion of neighboring Ukraine in February. Source

Sweden And Finland Move One Step Closer To Joining NATO

The 30 NATO allies have signed off on the accession protocols for Sweden and Finland, sending the membership bids of the two countries to the alliance capitals for legislative approval, in a historic step brought on by Russia’s unprovoked war in Ukraine. Source

When Sweden’s King Ordered a Clinical Trial of Coffee on Prisoners

Between Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks, coffee is everywhere. If you’re a coffee lover, you may have wondered about how coffee came to be throughout history. Read more Section:  News History Ancient Traditions Read Later  Source

Turkey Drops All Charges, Sweden and Finland Invited to Join NATO

The leaders of Turkey, Sweden and Finland have signed a trilateral agreement that will clear the way for the two Nordic states to join NATO and clears objections from Istanbul over the application. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced the deal on Tuesday evening ahead of President Joe Biden’s scheduled meeting with Turkish President Recep […]

Turkey Lifts Its Objections To Sweden, Finland Joining NATO

NATO leaders are meeting in Madrid amid what Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg calls “the most serious security crisis we have faced since the Second World War.” Source

NATO: The background of the Turkish “yes” for Finland and Sweden – The Greek reaction

Shortly before the official dinner of the NATO Summit at the Palacio Real in Madrid, came the big news, for which there had been ferment for days: Turkey finally said “yes” after Erdoğan’s tripartite meeting with Swedish Prime Minister and Finnish President for the two countries to become members. It was not a completely unexpected… […]

Sweden, Finland join NATO after Turkey lifts objection; Greece satisfied with outcome

Sweden and Finland will be officially joining NATO after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday lifted his objections following tense talks behind the scenes. Greece expressed its satisfaction and the positive outcome for NATO, something that will come as a bombshell for Russia’s President Putin who strongly advised against their membership. According to Greek… […]

NATO summit is not deadline for talks on Finland and Sweden’s NATO bids, Turkiye

Diplomatic meetings between Turkiye, Finland and Sweden about the Nordic countries' NATO membership will continue and an alliance summit in Madrid next week is not a deadline, Turkiye said after talks in Brussels on Monday, Reuters reports. According to the report, Turkiye said documents it received from Sweden and NATO in response to the earlier […]

Turkey to Block Finland, Sweden in NATO: ‘We Cannot Say ‘Yes’ to Countries that Support Terror’

ISTANBUL (AP) – Turkey’s president has told journalists he still intends to block Finland and Sweden’s accession to NATO.

U.S. General: Finland, Sweden in NATO May Not Require More American Boots on Ground

The U.S. general nominated to take over European Command has told senators that Finland and Sweden’s push to join NATO may not require adding more U.S. ground forces into either country, but that military exercises and occasional American troop rotations will probably increase.

Croatian Leader Opposes Sweden & Finland Joining NATO Following Turkey’s Opposition

Another NATO leader voices opposition to Sweden and Finland Following Turkey’s move, Croatia’s head-of-state also seeks a better deal with the bloc File photo: A NATO flag flies above a military exercise in Poland, June 18, 2015 ©  Sean Gallup/Getty Images Croatian President Zoran Milanovic plans to instruct  the country’s permanent representative to NATO to block the […]

Turkey Blocks Sweden, Finland NATO Accession Talks; Issues List Of Demands

Turkey has issued its “list” of demands that must happen before it would accede to granting formal NATO membership to Scandinavian countries Finland and Sweden. This coming on the same day both countries handed in their formal applications. In a photo op with the Finnish and Swedish ambassadors, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg hailed the “historic […]

Sweden Officially Signs Formal NATO Membership Request, Ends 200 Years of Neutrality

Sweden on Tuesday signed a formal request to join NATO, a day after the country announced it would seek membership in the military alliance.

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