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Sweden to issue leaflets on how to prepare for war – BBC News

The publication of the booklets, first issued in World War Two, comes amid rising security concerns. “There is a significantly more complex threat with climate change, terror attacks, pandemics and manipulation of information. People need to learn and know about how to deal with it,” Christina Andersson, of the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency, said. She was speaking to Aftonbladet newspaper. Swedish security chief warning on fake news How Sweden became an exporter of jihad Source: Sweden to issue leaflets on how to prepare for war – BBC News

Deadly storm causes Dutch and German transport chaos – BBC News

A fierce storm sweeping across northern Europe kills three people and halts Dutch and German trains. Source: Deadly storm causes Dutch and German transport chaos – BBC News

This New Airline Has $99 Flights to Europe in the Summer

Primera Air is set to begin flights between the US and Europe in the late spring, and the flights are very affordable. The airline is running a sale until midnight ET on January 29.  Source: This New Airline Has $99 Flights to Europe in the Summer

Pizzeria in Belgian city explodes, leaving over a dozen injured – NY Daily News

The pizzeria collapsed after it exploded around 10 p.m. local time, according to reports. Source: Pizzeria in Belgian city explodes, leaving over a dozen injured – NY Daily News

Europe enters race to build world-class supercomputers

To give you an idea of how far behind, China has the world’s fastest supercomputer, the Sunway TaihuLight, with 93 petaflops (93 million billion floating point operations per second) of computing power. Source: Europe enters race to build world-class supercomputers

Portugal fire kills eight at leisure centre – BBC News

An explosion started the blaze while the centre at Vila Nova da Rainha hosted a card tournament. Source: Portugal fire kills eight at leisure centre – BBC News

13,000 stranded in Swiss ski resort of Zermatt

                      About 13,000 holidaymakers are trapped with only intermittent power in the upmarket Swiss ski resort of Zermatt, unable to leave because of heavy recent snowfall and an exceptional risk of avalanches, authorities have said. “Arrivals and departures are to and from Zermatt are not possible at the moment,” the resort said on its website. “All hiking paths and cable cars remain closed – please follow instructions. We kindly ask you to stay at home.” Source: 13,000 stranded in Swiss ski resort Read More

Explosion outside Stockholm metro station | Daily Mail Online

A man, aged 60, has died after he picked up a hand grenade which exploded as soon as he picked it up outside the Varby Gard underground station Huddinge, greater Stockholm. Source: Explosion outside Stockholm metro station | Daily Mail Online

Berlin reels after nine inmates escape Plötzensee prison – BBC News

Plötzensee jail “lost” the prisoners in four incidents over five days. Source: Berlin reels after nine inmates escape Plötzensee prison – BBC News

Meghan Markle’s sister responds to Harry’s family comments – BBC News

Her half-sister was responding after Prince Harry said the royals were the family “she’s never had”. Source: Meghan Markle’s sister responds to Harry’s family comments – BBC News

Ukraine crisis: Biggest prisoner swap in conflict takes place – BBC News

It is the biggest exchange of prisoners since the conflict in eastern Ukraine began in 2014. Source: Ukraine crisis: Biggest prisoner swap in conflict takes place – BBC News

Meghan Markle Reportedly ‘Distraught’ After Beloved Rescue Dog Breaks Two Legs | Entertainment Tonight

The soon-to-be royal’s dog was reportedly injured shortly after her engagement to Prince Harry Source: Meghan Markle Reportedly ‘Distraught’ After Beloved Rescue Dog Breaks Two Legs | Entertainment Tonight

Princess Michael ‘Very Sorry’ for Racist Brooch at Meghan Markle Lunch | TMZ.com

Princess Michael says she’s sorry the racially insensitive brooch she wore to the Queen’s lunch. Source: Princess Michael ‘Very Sorry’ for Racist Brooch at Meghan Markle Lunch | TMZ.com

McDonald’s is launching a McVegan burger in Sweden and Finland – Dec. 19, 2017

McDonald’s plans to start selling a McVegan burger in hundreds of restaurants across Sweden and Finland starting on December 28. Source: McDonald’s is launching a McVegan burger in Sweden and Finland – Dec. 19, 2017

$4 billion aircraft carrier leaking two weeks after commissioning – NY Daily News

Boaty Mc-Oh no-face. The ship, which cost 3.1 billion pounds ($4.1 billion) officially joined the fleet on Dec. 7 in a ceremony that saw the Defense Secretary say it was “the epitome of British design and dexterity.” Source: $4 billion aircraft carrier leaking two weeks after commissioning – NY Daily News

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