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Right-wing bloc wins narrow majority in Swedish parliament
Europe · Stockholm

Right-wing bloc wins narrow majority in Swedish parliament

38% Left coverage: 74 sources
Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson conceded her Social Democrats had lost the weekend's general election. The election marks a watershed in Swedish politics with the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats on the threshold of gaining influence over government policy. The Sweden Democrats look set to win 20.6% of the vote, against 19.1% for the Moderates.See the Story
Low Rhine water levels threaten Germany's economic growth
Europe · Berlin

Low Rhine water levels threaten Germany's economic growth

56% Center coverage: 23 sources
Already bracing for recession and winter energy shortages, German businesses are grappling with the lack of another precious commodity: rain. Weeks of baking temperatures and scant rainfall this summer have drained the water levels of the Rhine. The drought poses a significant headache for German factories and power plants which rely on deliveries by ship along the key 1,232 km (766 mile) Rhine River. The disruption could knock as much as half a percentage point off Germany's overall economic growth this year. The Rhine is a major route for products ranging from grains, to chemicals to coal. Authorities are taking steps to shift more goods traffic onto the rail network. See the Story
French Mayor Asks Mountain Climbers To Pay €15K Ahead For Their Own Funerals
Europe · Paris

French Mayor Asks Mountain Climbers To Pay €15K Ahead For Their Own Funerals

57% Left coverage: 14 sources
Anyone wanting to summit Europe's tallest peak, Mont Blanc, may soon have to put up a $15,300 deposit. Mayor of Saint-Gervais-les-Bains says too many unqualified climbers are gambling with their lives. Climbing Mont Blanc has been made riskier by large rockfalls and a period of drought and heat waves.See the Story

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