Nationalists ‘make gains’ in Sweden election

Nationalists ‘make gains’ in Sweden election

Image copyright AFP Image caption The campaign has been dominated by immigration issues Sweden’s nationalist anti-immigration party has made gains in the country’s general election as the establishment parties appear deadlocked, exit polls predict. The Sweden Democrats (SD) are expected to achieve 19.2% of the vote. The party, described by Prime Minister Stefan Lofven as…

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Fresh protests over Russia pension reform

Fresh protests over Russia pension reform

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Ongoing protests like this one last weekend highlight President Putin’s sharp drop in popularity over pension reforms Fresh protests against raising the retirement age are being held across Russia, after a call by jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny. Pension reforms have caused widespread public anger, and Mr Navalny’s supporters have…

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