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Sweden’s first hijab-wearing MP grilled for proposing RACE–based nationwide register

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A Swedish lawmaker of Somalian origin has sparked outrage after she put forward the idea of establishing an “equality data” register that would collect information on people’s race, ethnicity and sexual orientation. People in Sweden may, in the future, have to register on a special database called “equality data” where they would need to specify Read More

Swedish right-wing MP proposes… building mosque & Muslim center to draw immigrants

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A local council member shocked his populist, anti-immigration party by suggesting the town build a mosque and cultural center to attract “enterprising” immigrants to save itself from decline. Mark Collins, a 63-year-old member of the Sweden Democrats (SD), said that drawing immigrants to Kramfors, a small coastal municipality in the north, could help revive it. Read More

U.S. youth rally in Washington protests climate inaction

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hundreds of youngsters skipped school to rally in Washington on Friday as part of what organizers called an international youth climate strike to seek action on climate change. Students hold banners and placards during a demonstration against climate change in New York, U.S., March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton Chanting “climate action now!”, Read More

Islamism still biggest threat to Swedish national security, domestic spy agency says

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Sweden’s domestic spy agency Sapo has warned of a rise in radical nationalism within and major foreign spying operations against the country in its latest report, but still lists Islamism as the top national security threat. The report states that violent Islamism still poses the biggest threat to Swedish national security but the threat has Read More

U.S. youth plan Washington rally to protest climate inaction

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Hundreds of youngsters are planning to skip school to join a rally in Washington on Friday as part of what organizers are calling an international Youth Climate Strike to seek action on climate change. FILE PHOTO: People walk by the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, U.S., February 8, 2018. REUTERS/ Leah Millis Read More

'Worse than Voldemort': Global students' strike targets climate change

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WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Thousands of school students walked out of classes across Australia and New Zealand on Friday in a global student strike to protest against government inaction on climate change. Students are seen during the global school strike for action on climate change outside New Zealand’s parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, March 15, 2019. Read More

Australian, New Zealand students kick off global climate change strike

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WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) – Thousands of school students walked out of class across Australia and New Zealand on Friday as part of a global student strike against government inaction on climate change. Students are seen during the global school strike for action on climate change outside New Zealand’s parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, March 15, 2019. Read More

New Zealand students walk out of class, kicking off global strike

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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Thousands of school students walked out of class across New Zealand on Friday kicking off a global student strike against government inaction on climate change. Students are seen during the global school strike for action on climate change outside New Zealand’s parliament in Wellington, New Zealand, March 15, 2019. AAP Image/Boris Jancic/via Read More

Kayak soothes nervous Boeing flyers with airplane search filter

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BENGALURU/OSLO (Reuters) – Travel website Kayak is making changes to let customers exclude specific aircraft types from searches, and booking sites are looking to reroute passengers, after an unexplained Boeing jet crash that killed 157 people in Ethiopia. FILE PHOTO: The tails of Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are seen at a Boeing production facility in Read More