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7 hrs ago | The Winnipeg Free Press

Other Opinion: Fear of globalization behind Sweden's swing to the right

Sweden's center-right government has given its electorate lower taxes, strong economic growth and low public debt in its eight years in power. So its defeat in Sunday's parliamentary election, and the rise of an ultra-right-wing anti-immigration party, needs some explaining.

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12 hrs ago | Foreign Policy

How a Former Neo-Nazi Party Became Sweden's Third-Largest

Sweden's elections are over, the victorious Social Democrats are scrambling to form a government, and the country's third-largest party is a populist right-wing group with roots in the country's neo-Nazi movement. In Sunday's election, the Sweden Democrats, which has turned xenophobia and anti-immigrant posturing into a political growth industry, captured 12.9 percent of the vote.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Francois Hollande

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Wall Street Journal

European Shares Slump

European shares slumped Monday, burdened by Chinese industrial production growth slowing to a level last seen during the thick of the global financial crisis almost six years ago. The Stoxx Europe 600 fell 0.4% in early trade broadly in line with moves on the U.K's FTSE 100, Germany's DAX 30 and France's CAC 40. China's value-added industrial output grew by just 6.9% in August year -over-year, down from 9.0% in July, the National Bureau of Statistics said Saturday, representing the weakest growth streak since December 2008 and dealing a harsh blow to companies and economies heavily dependent on China.

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Common Dreams

In Swing to Left, Swedes 'Turn Their Backs' on Austerity

Stefan LA fven, pictured here in June, has pledged to roll back the austerity policies that have overtaken the traditionally socialist country. Turning their backs on the prevailing austerity government, Swedish voters on Sunday elected the Social Democrat Party and its head Stefan LA fven to lead the country, allowing the center-left parties to reclaim power in the historically socialist state.

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-Europe News Digest, AP

As diplomats from around the world sought a global strategy to fight Islamic State extremists, Iran ruled out working with any international coalition, saying it had rejected American requests for cooperation against the militants. Neither Iran nor Syria, which together share most of Iraq's borders, was invited to the international conference Monday in Paris, which opened as a pair of French reconnaissance jets took off over Iraqi skies.

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Related Topix: World News, Ukraine, Europe, United Kingdom, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Social Democratic Party of Germany

KTMF

Sweden's far-right rises amid immigration debate

A Swedish far-right party demanding sharp cuts in immigration has more than doubled its support in a parliamentary election. Ironically, the surge for the far-right Sweden Democrats means the country's government itself is poised to shift to the left, since many of the Sweden Democrats' new voters defected from Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's center-right coalition.

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WATE-TV Knoxville

Sweden's far-right rises amid immigration debate

Authorities in Philadelphia say a newborn baby of a pregnant woman killed by gunfire in northeast Philadelphia over the weekend has also died. A baby born to a woman fatally wounded by a stray bullet while sitting outside her home has died, police said Monday.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Hurricane Odile, Hurricane, Weather

Silicon Alley Insider

The 10 Most Important Things In The World Right Now

A source told The Guardian that Saudi Arabia feels threatened enough by the Islamic State to consider joining US-led military action against the group: "There is a very real possibility that we could have the Saudi air force bombing targets inside Syria. That is a remarkable development, and something the US would be very pleased to see."

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

Bloomberg

Aussie Drops Toward 90 U.S. Cents on China Slump; Krona Weakens

Australia 's dollar fell to its lowest level in almost six months after data showed growth in Chinese industrial production missed estimates, sparking concern that the world's second-largest economy will slump. The Aussie has dropped 3.5 percent this month and is 0.1 percent from breaching the 90 U.S. cent level.

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Wall Street Journal

Photos of the Day: Sept. 14

In photos selected Sunday by Wall Street Journal editors, people vote in Sweden, dancers take to the street in France, people wade through floodwaters in Kashmir, and more. A Green Bay Packers fan waits to use a portable toilet before an NFL game against the New York Jets at Lambeau Field on Sunday in Green Bay, Wis.

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WMC-TV Memphis

Sweden shifts to left in parliamentary election

The family of a 22-year-old black man who was fatally shot by police in Utah is disputing investigators' statements that he was shot after he lunged at officers with a sword and race played no role in the... The family of a 22-year-old black man who was fatally shot by police in Utah is disputing investigators' statements that he was shot after he lunged at officers with a sword and race played no role in the shooting.

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KTUL-TV Tulsa

Sweden shifts to left in parliamentary election

With the deadly ambush on a state police barracks in the Pocono Mountains, law enforcement in eastern Pennsylvania went on high alert and officers from throughout the region, including New York and New Jersey,... Investigators on Sunday returned to scour the woods across from a state police barracks where two troopers were ambushed, leaving one fatally shot and another critically wounded. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake complained of shortness of breath and chest pains during the city's Star-Spangled Banner celebration over the weekend and was taken to a hospital for tests.

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Sweden shifts to left in parliamentary election

12, 2014. With the deadly ambush on a state police barracks in the Pocono Mountains, law enforcement in eastern Pennsylvania went on high alert and officers from throughout the region, including New York and New Jersey,... Investigators on Sunday returned to scour the woods across from a state police barracks where two troopers were ambushed, leaving one fatally shot and another critically wounded.

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New Jersey Herald

Power shift expected in Swedish election

Sweden's parliamentary election opened Sunday with polls showing the left-leaning Social Democrats poised to return to power after eight years of center-right rule. That would be a return to normalcy in Swedish politics because the Social Democrats - who built the country's famed welfare state - haven't been in opposition for this long since they first took power in 1920.

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Related Topix: Immigration Reform

Sat Sep 13, 2014

TwinCities

U.S. warns citizens of terror plot in Uganda

The U.S. embassy in Uganda Saturday warned American citizens to stay at home overnight as Ugandan authorities attempt to foil a possible terror attack. The embassy in a message on its website said it is trying to assess the scope of a possible plot by the Somali militants, al-Shabab, and whether members of the cell plotting the attack remain at large.

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Related Topix: Sweden, World News, Pennsylvania

Reuters

Polls show narrow opposition win in Sweden vote

Sweden's center-left opposition leads the field ahead of Sunday's general election, but a poll on Saturday pointed to a narrow victory and a complex task in building a stable government after the vote. The Sifo poll gave the three center-left opposition parties a lead of 5.7 percentage points over the ruling center-right government.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Reuters

Is Sweden Europe's next domino to fall?

Education and unemployment are the key battlegrounds in Sweden's upcoming general election. But with neither of the main parties set to win a majority, the country could be heading for political deadlock.

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The Washington Post

Fed, Scottish Vote, G-20, Alibaba, FedEx: Week Ahead Sept. 13-20

The Federal Open Market Committee is expected to cut monthly bond purchases by an additional $10 billion as the U.S. economy expands. Scotland will hold a referendum on independence from the U.K. Sweden holds a general election, and there are regional polls in Germany and Russia.

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ABC News

Sweden Projected to Return to Left in Election

"We are not even top three anymore," boasts Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, reflecting on the tax cuts that have defined his eight-year rule - the longest ever for a conservative leader in Sweden. Polls before a parliamentary election on Sunday show voters could shift back to the left amid worries that Reinfeldt's smaller-government policies have undermined Sweden's famed welfare model.

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The San Diego Union-Tribune

Sweden projected to return to left in election

General election posters for the Social Demokrats party are displayed Thursday Sept. 11, 2014 in central Stockholm.

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