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Source: DW

Sweden Democrats: Far right takes over Swedish countryside

Today 12:40 GMT

The center-right moderates have teamed up with the Sweden Democrats to seize or hold on to power in eight municipalities, and in return have backed the Sweden Democrats to take power in three more.

Cecilia Bladh in Zito, 43, had just been voted in as mayor for the far-right Sweden Democrats in the Swedish town of Horby. The same day Louise Erixon, partner of Jimmie Akesson, the populist party's leader, was made mayor of Solvesborg, another municipality in the Sweden Democrat stronghold of Skane, and last month another party member became mayor of a third, the municipality of Bromölla.

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Source: The Guradian

Hodeidah residents dare to hope as first day of ceasefire holds

Today 02:24 GMT

Residents trapped in Hodeidah were daring to hope on Tuesday that the misery facing the besieged Yemeni city was abating, after the first day of a UN-brokered ceasefire appeared to hold.

Both parties showed serious commitment to putting Yemen back on a path to peace and we are optimistic about the ceasefire holding.”

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Source: The Guradian

Swedish women-only music festival found guilty of discrimination

Today 13:36 GMT

A Swedish event billed as “the world’s first major music festival for women, non-binary and transgender only” has been found in breach by Sweden’s discrimination ombudsman (DO).

Statement festival was founded by comedian Emma Knyckare after a series of sexual assaults at Swedish music festivals, including four rapes and 23 sexual assaults at the 2017 edition of the country’s biggest music festival, Bråvalla, which led to the event’s cancellation in 2018.

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Source: The Guradian

Charlie Austin rises highest as Saints sink Arsenal in five-goal thriller

Sunday 20:54 GMT

Southampton’s home has been a despondent place since the last time they won three points here, back in April, but at the final whistle of this pulsing victory over Arsenal they could be happy again.

If this sort of performance becomes the rule rather than an exception for Southampton, we will be seeing plenty more of that.

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Source: DW

Fragile calm in Yemen's ceasefire hub, Hodeida

Today 10:50 GMT

Hodeida resident, Mohammed al-Saikel, said locals were "hopeful about this ceasefire in Hodeida and one for Yemen in general."

The ACLED figures did not include the last months of 2014, when Houth rebels captured Sanaa and much of Yemen's north, nor casualties in 2015, when the Saudi-led military coalition entered the war on the side of the government.

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Source: BBC

Ceasefire takes effect in key Yemen port

Today 10:50 GMT

Fighting between Yemeni pro-government forces and Houthi rebels in the city of Hudaydah has reportedly subsided, after a ceasefire came into effect overnight.

Under the Stockholm Agreement, once the ceasefire takes effect a "mutual redeployment of forces" shall be carried out from the city and ports "to agreed-upon locations outside". Mr Griffiths said that the UN would convene, possibly on Wednesday, the first meeting of the Redeployment Co-ordination Committee, which will monitor implementation.

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Source: The Guradian

Yemen: fighting dies down in Hodeidah as ceasefire starts

Today 07:00 GMT

Yemen’s flashpoint port city of Hodeidah was calm on Tuesday morning following heavy clashes that erupted after the UN-brokered ceasefire started at midnight, pro-government sources and residents said.

Western backing for the Saudi-led war has frayed in the face of mass casualties, starvation and, more recently, allegations that the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, was instrumental in organising the killing of the Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi.

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Source: The Guradian

The Somali-born MP challenging Sweden's swing to the right

Monday 17:15 GMT

“The Sweden Democrats say everything that is going wrong here is because of the immigrants, because Sweden is bringing too many people into the country, but this is a fiction. It is not true,” she says.

Sweden has moved a long way from the years leading up to 2016 when it welcomed 370,000 asylum seekers – by far the largest number relative to population of any European country. For Ali Elmi, the issue is not immigration but rather the conditions in which most people with immigrant backgrounds live.

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Source: Common Domain

Do Americans marry for love or money Finally, an answer

Sunday 23:39 GMT

Love & Money is a new MarketWatch series looking at how issues surrounding money impact our relationships with significant others, friends and family.

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis reportedly said, ”The first time you marry for love, the second for money and the third for companionship.” Whether or not that quote is apocryphal, after the death of President Kennedy, “Jackie’s next step was to think about her children, including their financial security,” said Fran Walfish, author of “The Self-Aware Parent” and a Beverly Hills psychotherapist.

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Source: DW

Gay Singaporean man allowed to adopt son in landmark ruling

Tuesday 02:24 GMT

The 46-year-old, who has not been identified, brought his now five-year-old son back and attempted to adopt him to help secure him a citizenship.

He faced a long struggle in the socially conservative city-state, where gay marriage is outlawed and male homosexuality is still technically illegal. The application was originally rejected by a district court judge in December last year, who ruled the boy could not be adopted because he was born through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) to an unmarried couple, which is not available to couples in Singapore.


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