Siblings locked up by parents amid Covid-19 fears should remain in care, Swedish court rules

MORE RELAXED: Sweden’s schools for under 16s, bars and restaurants remained open during pandemic. CREDIT: Affresabre Twitter A court in Sweden has ruled three siblings locked up for almost five months by their parents during the coronavirus crisis, should remain in care. THE children, aged 10 to 17, were kept apart from one another and […]

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Putting an end to Javea puddles

THIVIERS DISTRICT: Large puddles accumulate during rainy weather Photo credit: Pixabay WORK begins next week on improving storm drains in Javea’s Thiviers neighbourhood.  The €69,633 cost has been subsidised by the Diputacion provincial council and will centre on Calle Historiador Escolano and Calle Arquitecto Urteaga, where rainwater habitually accumulates in large puddles during bad weather.  The project is expected to take two months to complete, the town hall’s Public Works department […]

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Deal May Save Virgin Atlantic From Closure as Creditors Agree Terms

Sir Richard Branson ready to take off again Credit: Melosh flickr SIR RICHARD BRANSON has agreed the Virgin Group will inject £400 million (€440 million) of new cash into a £1.2 billion (€1.3 billion rescue plan to save the Virgin Atlantic Airline. Creditors including shareholders, banks, aircraft owners and suppliers owed money were faced with […]

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Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is Meeting EU Heads of State Prior to Brussels Summit

Stefan Löfven and Pedro Sanchez in Harpsund Sweden Credit: Twitter THE Spanish Prime Minister spent two days in Sweden prior to the European Union Leaders meeting in Brussels on Friday July 17 where the European Union budget and Covid-19 financial support will be discussed. He hoped to persuade Swedish leader Stefan Löfven, to change his […]

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Public immunity higher than Covid-19 antibody tests suggest according to researchers in Sweden

STUDY IN SWEDEN: Findings are “good news from a public health perspective”. CREDIT: Karolinska Institutet Public immunity is probably higher than antibody tests suggest according to a new study by researchers in Sweden. SCIENTISTS at Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital have carried out a study which has found that many people with mild or […]

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Iran Reportedly Arrests Two Swedes For ‘Drug Trafficking’

Stock photo,Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), with a drugs haul Pic: Twitter Two Swedish nationals have reportedly been arrested in Iran in a sweep initiated by the hard-line Iranian government. THERE is no information on the names of the two arrested, or the amount of drugs seized, other than a statement from the Islamic Revolutionary […]

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Sweden’s Prime Minister orders a public inquiry into the country’s handling of coronavirus

Sweden is becoming the epicentre in Europe for coronavirus deaths. Pic: Twitter Sweden’s Prime Minister orders a public inquiry into the country’s handling of coronavirus amid rising criticism of its soft lockdown as its death toll passes 5,000 – the fifth-highest in the world per capita. SWEDEN approached the coronavirus pandemic in a different way […]

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Sweden announces probe into controversial ‘relaxed’ response to Covid-19

INQUIRY: Sweden’s PM Stefan Lofven announces panel to investigate COvid-19 response. CREDIT: Wikipedia SWEDEN is setting up a commission panel to assess the country’s controversial ‘relaxed’ response to Covid-19. Prime Minister Stefan Lofven told a press conference that “the ability of the entire community to come together is one of Sweden’s great strengths. “But at […]

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