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Latest update : 2014-12-02

Sweden's generous policies clash with local realities

With the issue of refugees from Syria and Iraq weighing heavy on European minds, Sweden stands out. It has guaranteed asylum to all those fleeing war who reach its borders. As a result Sweden is now accepting record numbers of Syrians and Iraqis, the highest in the EU. But how can Sweden manage such an ambitious open door policy? The town of Södertälje south of Stockholm has become a magnet for Middle Eastern Christians, but as Malcolm Brabant reports, it is struggling to cope with the influx.

A programme prepared by Elise Duffau and Patrick Lovett

By Malcolm BRABANT

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2018-07-27 Middle East

So rich but so poor: Protests erupt in Iraq's oil-rich south

For the past three weeks, Iraq has been rocked by protests. They began in the southern province of Basra, home to over 70 percent of Iraq's oil reserves, and quickly spread to...

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2018-07-26 Florence GAILLARD

Versailles, the enduring appeal of one of France's most iconic monuments

Built 400 years ago, the Palace of Versailles is one of France's most iconic monuments. Eight million people come to visit it every year. A symbol of King Louis XIV's absolute...

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2018-07-25 Asia-pacific

Imran Khan vs Shabaz Sharif: Pakistan's tight election race

This Wednesday, Pakistanis went to the polls to elect a new parliament, this as the IS group claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed dozens of people near a polling...

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2018-07-24 Karina CHABOUR

Vegan activism: What's the beef?

French butchers have asked for police protection to deal with an increase in violence by vegan groups. According to their union, about 50 butchers and fishmongers have been...

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2018-07-23 Asia-pacific

Cambodia's Hun Sen set for re-election after 33 years in power

For the past 33 years, Prime Minister Hun Sen has ruled Cambodia with an iron fist. He now looks set for re-election in a general election on Sunday. Freedom of speech is under...

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