Sweden election results LIVE updates: Former neo-Nazi party could WIN Swedish election | World | News

Two parties are key to this year’s election in Sweden: The leftist Social Democrats and far-right Sweden Democrats. The Social Democrats currently hold the power in the Scandinavian country, but support for the party has slumped in recent months. Meanwhile, the Sweden Democrats have seen a surge in backing and could end up as kingmakers after tonight’s election. Follow Express.co.uk’s live blog below for the latest updates, news, pictures and videos from the Sweden election: 10.45pm: ‘Prime Minister Stefan Lofven should step down’ Ulf Kristersson, leader of the centre-right Moderates, has…

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EU migration: Germany needs ’400,000 workers needed’ to plug HUGE labour gap | World | News

German firms are suffering from a huge shortage of skilled labour which could see businesses miss out on £27billion (€30bn) in revenue, a study by the Cologne Institute for Economic Research shows. To plug the massive gap, nearly half a million workers need to move to Germany every year, according to the IAB Institute for Employment Research. The revelation comes as EU countries continue in their attempts to enact a bloc-wide policy to handle the migrant crisis despite fierce disagreement between member states. Germany is one of the architects behind…

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Barnsley stabbing: Police charge woman with attempted murder over alleged attack | UK | News

South Yorkshire Police said 28-year-old Ayaan Ali of Isleworth, west London, has also been charged with affray and possession of an offensive weapon. She has been remanded in custody and will appear before Barnsley Magistrates Court on Monday. Police received a number of calls from around 8.20am reporting a woman was in possession of a knife in the town centre. One man suffered minor injuries, with no others reported. Chief Superintendent Scott Green, district commander for Barnsley, confirmed that the incident was not an act of terrorism. He said: “There…

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Sweden election 2018: ‘DEATH THREATS and ATTACKS’ reported at Swedish polling stations | World | News

In a general election which could see far-right anti-immigration party Sweden Democrats take on a key role in shaping the next government, polling station have been flooded with voters since early this morning. This year’s election one of the most complicated in modern Swedish history and has divided and sparked fury among some voters. Shortly before midday today, two members of the Sweden Democrats were attacked and verbally abused, Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet reports. One of the politicians, Emilie Orpana is pregnant and described the terrifying incident. She said attackers began…

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Brexit is NOT racist: UK is ‘EU’s ONLY member’ not to have anti-immigrant MPs – Dan Hannan | UK | News

Much of the bloc now sees the UK as “intolerant, introverted and unwelcoming” to Europeans – but in fact the opposite is true, the leading Brexiteer said. Mr Hannan said the British electorate has rejected populist, anti-immigrant politics and is the only EU member to not have a single MP from such a party in parliament. And in a damning indictment of the outdated attitude in Brussels, he warned the treatment of any anti-EU party as xenophobic was only serving to drive the rise of the far-right. The Tory MEP…

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Genoa bridge collapse: Reconstruction could cost up to £180M, warns local Governor | World | News

Giovanni Toti told a business in northern Italy on Sunday that the rebuilding work will be done by state-controlled Fincantieri in partnership with Autostrade per I’Italia. On August 14, a 200-metre section of the Morandi bridge, operated by motorway group Autostrade and controlled by infrastructure company Atlantia, gave way during busy lunchtime traffic, killing 43 people. Mr Toti told the audience: “The reconstruction will cost between 150 and 200 million euros. “10-12 million euros will be necessary for the demolition of the old one and more funds should be granted…

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