BergenThe Norwegian frigate HNM Helge Ingstad, NATO designation F313, collided with the fully loaded tanker Sola TS in Hjeltefjorden, north of Bergen, Norway, on November 8, 2018. FWM translated the radio communication during the accident.
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StockholmRohollah Karimi, 17, is one of all those thousands “unaccompanied minors” who received asylum in Sweden last year.
The Tibetan Buddhist leader Dalai Lamas message is that Europe belongs to Europeans and refugees should return to their home countries as soon as the danger is over. Swedish journalists quickly changed from celebrating the peace laureate to suggesting the old monk is ignorant.
The establishment parties dropped in yesterday’s election in Sweden, but far from what would be expected from early polls. The Social Democrats and Conservatives remain the biggest parties, with anti establishment Sweden Democrats at third place, growing from 12.9 to 17.6 percent. However, the party could still play an decisive role, since the difference between the socialist and conservative block is one single seat.
Today the Swedes are going to vote for a new parliament, as well as regional and local representatives. The anti-immigration party, the Sweden Democrats are expected to rise to the position of biggest party, while a completely new Alternative for Sweden has a chance to enter the parliament.
SYRIASyria is now safe except for one province that remains to be liberated, and former refugees are needed to help rebuild the country. That was the message received by Mikael Jansson, Swedish Member of Parliament and candidate for nationalist Alternative for Sweden, when he visited Syria last week. Reporters from Free West Media were included in the official delegation and interviewed several political and religious leaders as well as returning refugees.
In a tweet today, United States President Donald Trump said that Russia vows to shoot down missiles targeting Syria and comments: “Get ready Russia, because they will be coming”. Military experts now talk about a situation more explosive than the Cuban Crisis of 1962. The geopolitical analyst Manuel Ochsenreiter tells FWM that the harsh rhetoric in any case has destroyed the diplomatic mechanisms that helped prevent escalation during the Cold War.
A conference against EU-imposed sanctions on Russia was held inside the EU Parliament in Brussels on January 23rd. Parliamentarians from different political camps joined forces in a pursuit of a de-escalation of the tensions between Russia and the EU and to promote international cooperation. What came as a surprise to many was that a delegation from Crimea also arrived to participate in the debate.
SWEDEN IT-SCANDALThe scandal surrounding the leak from the Transport authority in Sweden resulted in the opposition threatening a vote of censure against the government. Today PM Stefan Löfven from the Social Democrat party announced reshuffling of his government.