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Canada is the most reputable country in the world


This year, according to a  survey by the Reputation Institute, Canada is the most  reputable and admired country in the world . Canada has won this distinction four times since it started in 2010. Canada lost only once and ranked second after Switzerland last year. The Reputation Institute measured the reputation of 55 countries based on levels of trust, esteem, …

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List of world’s most powerful passports


A new  list made by movehub.com, a website that deal with travel and people who move abroad ranked the most and the least powerful passports in the world based on travel freedom that every passport holder enjoys. The list shows the number of countries that passport holder can travel to without a visa or the possibility to have visa on arrival . Being …

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First Palestinian embassy in W. Europe opens in Sweden

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (C, right) speaks next to Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom (C) during the inauguration of the Embassy of Palestine in central Stockholm February 10, 2015.

– Alray RT – The first-ever Palestinian embassy in Western Europe has opened in Sweden on Tuesday evening, the Swedish prime minister’s press service said. President Mahmoud Abbas has arrived in Stockholm for the event. “Your recognition…should push forward negotiations in the peace process,” Abbas said. Prime Minister Lofven has vowed aid to Palestine, but has also called on reforms. …

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Ireland: parliament passes non-binding resolution to recognize state of Palestine


Irish parliamentarians on Wednesday urged their government to recognize the state of Palestine after a symbolic motion for the same passed in the parliament unopposed. This makes the Irish parliament the fourth European assembly to demand Palestinian statehood since October – Spanish, British and French lawmakers have all passed similar motions, indicating growing frustration with the peace process. Sweden has …

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Sweden recognizes state of Palestine; move hailed by Palestinians, rejected by Israeli


On Thursday, Sweden became the first major European nation to officially recognize the state of Palestine, as Palestinians were quick to hail the “historic” move while the Israelis denounced the announcement. “Today the government takes the decision to recognize the state of Palestine. It is an important step that confirms the Palestinians’ right to self-determination. We hope that this will …

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Sweden: 27-year-old Muslim woman is new minister of education


Twenty-seven year old Bosnian Muslim immigrant Aida Hadzialic has become Sweden’s new minister of education. Hadzialic was appointed earlier in the month by Stefan Löfven in his new cabinet as the Upper Secondary School and Adult Education Initiative in Sweden. She studied law at the University of Lund before she became the deputy mayor of Halmstad when she was 23 …

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UK: Parliament votes in favor of recognizing Palestinian statehood


On Monday, British parliamentarians voted in favor of recognizing Palestinian statehood in a non-binding motion. The vote is unlikely to change UK government policy but is considered a symbol of the growing voice for recognizing Palestinian statehood. The motion was passed after 274 lawmakers voted in favor and 12 voted against, to “recognize the state of Palestine alongside the state …

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Israel: Swedish ambassador summoned after Palestinian state remarks

Stefan Löfven

On Monday, the Israeli Foreign Ministry summoned Sweden’s ambassador to Israel to protest Stockholm’s declaration to recognize the state of Palestine. Swedish Ambassador Carl Magnus Nesser was asked to come in by Aviv Shir-On, the Israeli Foreign Ministry’s deputy director general for Europe – Shir-On had “protested and expressed Israel’s disappointment” after Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Loefven declared his intention …

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