A “gang of youths” clad in black masks set fire to at least 80 cars in Sweden late Monday night; terrorizing residents in “several cities” in what government officials said looked like a “coordinated military operation.”
According to the BBC, the attacks occurred mostly in the west of the country, with Swedish Prime Minister saying “It looks like very coordinated, almost like a military operation.”
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“The masked young people broke car windows before pouring flammable liquids inside, Swedish media said. They were also seen throwing stones at police officers,” writes the BBC. “Despite the damage to property, there have been no reports of any injuries.”
THE CRISIS CONTINUES: Norway to Give Away ‘FREE HEROIN’ to 'Help' Drug Addicts
Norway unveiled its new approach to tackle the country’s escalating heroin crisis Friday; announcing the government’s plan to give away free narcotics to those struggling with addiction
According to Yahoo News, the Norwegian Directorate for Health and Social Affairs proposed the experimental program during high-level meetings this week, saying patients will benefit by no longer being forced to pay for illegal drugs.
“We hope that this will provide a solution that will give… a better quality of life to some addicts who are today out of our reach and whom current programmes do not help enough,” said the Health Minister.
“Norway has one of the highest overdose mortality rates in Europe, with 81 deaths per million in 2015 after Estonia (132 deaths per million) and Sweden (88 deaths per million), according to the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction,” writes Yahoo.
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PUTIN'S PENALTY: Six Nations Plan ‘STATE BOYCOTT’ of Russia's 2018 World Cup
At least six countries are planning a “state boycott” of Russia’s upcoming 2018 World Cup after a botched nerve agent attack on British soil; announcing all government officials will stay home while their nation’s athletes compete in the international soccer competition.
According to the UK’s Sun Newspaper, delegations from the United Kingdom, Poland, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, and Japan announced their intentions to sideline government officials throughout the event.
“The communal snubs come after Theresa May’s announcement last week that Prince William and all her government ministers will refuse to play any part in the competition,” writes the Sun.
“Among the measures taken by Iceland is the temporary postponement of all high-level bilateral dialogue with Russian authorities. Consequently, Icelandic leaders will not attend the FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer,” said a statement from the Icelandic Foreign Ministry.
The international “snub” comes days after the US and European allies accused the Kremlin of using a deadly nerve agent against a former spy inside the UK; the first use of a chemical weapon on European soil since the end of World War II.