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North Korean Foreign Minister Visits Sweden

North Korea’s foreign minister is due to visit Sweden Thursday, a surprise move that can be seen as a first step toward a meeting in the Scandinavian country between President…

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Man Dies in Explosion Outside Stockholm Subway

One man died after an explosion outside an underground station in Stockholm on Sunday, police said, adding they did not believe the incident was terrorism-related. The man sustained fatal injuries…

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Swedish Parliament Speaker Reaches Out to Israel

The speaker of the Swedish parliament Urban Ahlin said Thursday that he hopes his 3-day visit to Israel can improve bilateral relations, which have been strained to the point of…

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Report: Netanyahu Turns Down Meeting With Swedish PM

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu has once again turned down a meeting with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven, Channel Two reported Motzoei Shabbos. The latter had requested a meeting with the…

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Swedish Police Successfully Test Electric Cars

Swedish police say their testing of nine electric cars has sparked “positive reactions,” saying units that operated the vehicles will continue to use them. Henrik Langmark of Sweden’s National Police…

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Israel Rebukes Sweden Over UNESCO Vote

Israel has formally reprimanded the Swedish ambassador because of his country’s vote for a UNESCO resolution that denied Israeli sovereignty over, and Jewish historical ties to, Yerushalayim. Israel’s Foreign Ministry…

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After UNESCO Vote, Israel Slashes U.N. Dues Again

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu says he will withhold $1 million in payments to the United Nations following a resolution adopted by its cultural agency that he says diminishes Jewish ties…

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