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Stoppage in train traffic between Stockholm and Uppsala
There is a total stop in train traffic between Uppsala and Stockholm, as a result of a stationary train with a vehicle fault.
According to the Swedish Transport Agency, there is no forecast as to when the trains will be able to run as usual again.
The protests in Paris continue
Clashes between police and demonstrators have taken place in Paris as tens of thousands of people protest against the government’s controversial law raising the retirement age, reports AFP.
At least 22 people had been arrested in Paris on Tuesday afternoon, the city’s police announced, according to TT.
According to the Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, over 1,000 troublemakers, some from other countries, may take advantage of planned peaceful marches.
– They come to destroy, to injure and to kill police officers. Their goal has nothing to do with pension reforms, he says, according to TT.
During the day, it was reported that Paris garbage collectors are ending their three-week strike in the French capital this week. But not to give up, but because, according to the radical left-wing trade union CGT, this enables coordination with other groups “so that we can go on strike even stronger again”.
Earlier in the day, striking railway workers gathered with flags and flares and blocked railway tracks at one of Paris’ largest railway stations, Gare de Lyon.
Power outage – 5,000 affected
Bromma in northwest Stockholm has suffered a power outage.
According to Ellevio, the current may come and go.
Up to 5,000 people are affected. According to Aftonbladet’s information, the Bromma Blocks shopping center will be without power.
Several fires in shopping centers
The emergency services have been called to a shopping center in Trollhättan because it is on fire.
– It has burned in several places there, says Christian Andersson, officer on duty at the rescue service.
The premises have been evacuated.
– It’s a shopping center so there are a lot of people moving around there.
According to the police, there has been a fire in a playland in, among other things, a sea of balls.
– It is a playground, we are there on site but have not received a report yet, says Stefan Gustafsson, press spokesperson for the police in the West region.
The police suspect that the fires may be arson.
Masja drew a drawing – father goes to prison
“I am against the war”, it says on the picture of Masja and her peace sign. Photo: Private
Russian Masja, 13, drew a peace drawing.
Then the security police FSB came to the school.
Now the father has been sentenced to two years in prison and the daughter has been taken into the care of social services, reports the exiled Russian newspaper Meduza.
Read more here.
Attack at Muslim center is being investigated as terror
A man stabbed two women to death at a Muslim center in Lisbon today.
Portuguese police are investigating the incident as a possible act of terrorism, write AP.
The man is said to have been armed with a large knife. The police told him to put the knife down, but when he started walking towards the police instead, they shot him.
He was later arrested at the hospital.
Several people were injured in the attack, but it is unclear how many and how seriously.
One seriously injured after collision
Three vehicles were involved in an accident south of Falköping shortly before 4 p.m.
It must be a passenger car with trailer, a passenger car and truck.
The emergency services had to cut open one of the cars to get the driver out.
The driver has been taken to hospital and is considered to be seriously injured.
Road 47 will be closed at least until 5:30 p.m., according to the Swedish Transport Administration.
Woman suspected of involvement in explosion
A woman in her 40s has been detained on suspicion of aiding and abetting public destruction in connection with an explosion in Rågsved on New Year’s Eve.
News agency Siren reports.
A man with connections to criminal networks lives at the address.
An 18-year-old and a 19-year-old are already in custody for involvement in the crime.
They request the police report on Löfving’s death
The Work Environment Agency has requested a police investigation after the death of former regional police chief Mats Löfving in February, writes TT.
– It is according to the routines we have when a serious incident or an accident has happened, says work environment inspector Annika Gladh, who does not comment on the ongoing case.
In the investigation, the police must describe which factors in the work environment they believe may have contributed to the incident and which measures have been taken or are planned.
Both the police leadership and national police chief Anders Thornberg have received criticism after Löfving’s death.
Mats Löfving was found dead in his home in Norrköping on February 22. Read more here.
Six men are charged after a murder in Norsborg
A 19-year-old was shot dead in Botkyrka in April last year. Photo: Aftonbladet
It was at the beginning of April last year that the police were alerted to Norsborg in Botkyrka municipality.
Near the subway, a 19-year-old had been shot with ten shots. According to information to Aftonbladet, he must have been tricked into a trap and then shot.
Now six men are charged, suspected of involvement in the murder.
Three of them are accused of shooting the 19-year-old. According to the indictment, the ten shots that were fired from two different weapons hit the 19-year-old in the head and upper body.
The other three men are charged with aiding and abetting murder and serious weapons offences.
Lorry crash on the E4 – queues
A truck and a car have collided on the E4 at the height of Österängen in Jönköping.
No one is said to have been seriously injured, but there are some queues at the site, writes Jönköpings-Posten.
One lane is closed in the northbound direction, according to the Swedish Transport Administration’s website.
Swedes prepared to pause democracy
The latest national SOM survey, which was published on Tuesday, shows that 67 percent of Swedes feel that development in Sweden is going in the wrong direction. The survey shows that a large percentage of Swedes are prepared to pause democracy if necessary.
Opinion is polarized – fewer see themselves as neither right-wing nor left-wing, reports say Swedens radio.
The Swedish economy and the private economy have also deteriorated in the past year, an unusually large number of respondents answered.
– We were surprised that so many were prepared to allow democracy to be paused, says Sten Widmalm, professor of political science at Uppsala University to Sveriges Radio.
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“Swedes prepared to pause democracy” says the title but the article says “pause the economy”. Which is it?
Hey Pavo! There was a mistake in the post, it should say “democracy” right through – not the economy. Now it’s arranged!
Is there any reason why they are now showing a picture of the “Kurdish fox”? At the beginning of the year, when it emerged that he and others were behind the conflict in Stockholm, all images were blurred. Is it because public interest has increased over time?
Hi Birgitta! Here is a solid answer to your question!
4-6 months for pedophile site. Hope you wrote it wrong, that it should be year instead. Otherwise we live in a sick society
Hello Sanna! Four years and six months is the sentence imposed on the man.
What happened to Ringhals that was supposed to start on Friday? We ordinary people who cannot afford to eat wonder!
Hi Asta! It has been postponed, unfortunately. Ringhals 4 is not expected to start until April 1, Vattenfall announced on March 20.
What does public transport in the Stockholm area look like now in the snow? Are buses and trains running as they should?
Hello! No, there are some problems, especially in the southern parts. Here you can read our article about the traffic situation.
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