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Swedish car maker Volvo plans to put self-driving cars on the roads in two years, ahead leading rivals like of Google and Ford.
Volvo Car Group, owned by Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co, and Microsoft reasently announced that they are working together to have an autonomous vehicle on the streets of Sweden by 2017.
“Volvo Cars is a pioneer in car safety and is leading the way when it comes to connected cars and autonomous driving. It has announced a programme called Drive-Me in which 100 self-driving and connected cars will be given to real customers on real roads around the Swedish city of Gothenburg by 2017, the world’s largest autonomous driving experiment”, it said.
Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said his country has been naive about the risk of an attack on its soil and plans to beef up security measures, including surveillance of encrypted communications, AFP reports.
"Sweden has probably been naive in this regard. Perhaps it has been difficult for us to accept that there are, in our open society, people, Swedish nationals, who sympathise with the killers and with Islamic State," Löfven told reporters in Stockholm.
The statement came as a terrorist suspect was arrested in northern Sweden by the Swedish intelligence agency Säpo. Majid is belived to be a member of the terror organisation Islamic State and that he arrived in Sweden with the purpose of committing acts of terror in Europe or against Swedish interests locally or abroad.
Löfven said the government wanted to give security authorities the right to eavesdrop on electronic communications such as Skype and Viber.
Sweden has raised its threat level by one notch to the second-highest level.
Terrorist group ISIS said it had killed the two men, identified as Norwegian citizen Ole Johan Grimsgaard-Ofstad and Chinese national Fan Jinghui, in its English-language online magazine Dabiq.
"We have no grounds to doubt the contents of the photos that have been published," Norway’s Foreign Minister Boerge Brende told Reuters.
The U.N. Security Council added their voice to the outrage on Friday, and called on all countries to cooperate with China and Norway to help bring those responsible for the killings to justice, CNN said.
China’s president Xi Jinping vowed to bring ISIS to justice.
Reuters said emergency laws tightening Norway's asylum rules came into force on Friday as the government tries to stem a sharp rise in the number of people arriving that has led support among voters for an anti-immigration party to surge.
"The debate over refugees has shifted significantly during the autumn, from a discussion marked by sympathy and compassion to one concerned with the problems that refugees and immigrants bring," political scientist Johannes Bergh of the Institute for Social Research told a local newspaper.
The Nordic country of 5.2 million people, which is a member of the passport-free Schengen area but not of the European Union.
Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Löfven joined world leaders in expressing shock and pledges of solidarity for France after attacks in Paris that killed more than 120 people, including one Swede.
“Today Sweden and the Swedish people are grieving," Löfven told a press conference Saturday.
"We think of the victims and their relatives, of parents who have lost their children. One Swede is dead and we have information that another Swede has been wounded in a shooting. We are in touch with their families," he continued.
Swedes, members of the French community in the capital, ministers and ambassadors gathered in the Sergels Torg square in central Stockholm on Saturday to show solidarity with France, thelocal.se said.
French President Francois Hollande said on Saturday the attacks were “an act of war” organised from abroad by Islamic State.
President Barack Obama said the U.S. shares the values of France as he expressed support the country after the Paris attacks.
“We’re going to do whatever it takes to work with the French people and with nations around the world to bring these terrorists to justice and to go after any terrorist networks that go after our people,” Obama said in an address at the White House.
China’s president Xi Jinping said Saturday China is ready to join France and the international community in stepping up security cooperation and combating terrorism.
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"It is completely unacceptable that citizens of Sweden are leaving the country to either join ISIS".
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‘This prize is also a tribute to the crucial role civil society groups play in building peace and a better life for their country,’ says SIPRI Director Dan Smith.
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"You have radicals that are doing things," Trump said. "I mean, it wasn't people from Sweden who blew up the World Trade Center."
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"Consumer driven logistics becomes more and more important".
"We cannot and will not give in to pressure from terrorists and criminals. Norway does not pay ransoms".
"It will serve as a bridge between our two legal systems."
Tech spending in Europe is expected to hit five percent this year with Sweden leading the way.
"We know nothing about the motive yet, the investigation will have to determine that".
“The Swedish market is not enough, so we need to turn to the international market as well".
Stockholm has become a global tech and startup hub, with international investors increasingly scouting the city for the next rising star.
“In the euro area, economic activity is strengthening, but the events in Greece over the past few days have substantially increased the uncertainty".