Unemployment among native Swedes fell to 3.9 percent in August – the lowest level since August 2008 before the financial crisis, according to statistics by national job agency Arbetsförmedlingen. A total of 22 percent of people born outside of Sweden were registered as unemployed at the end of August. Source TheLocal
Russian President Vladimir Putin approved plans to launch the country’s own cryptocurrency, Russian Minister of Communications Nikolay Nikiforov said Sunday. Source: Daily Sabah
“How old is your son? Four?” he asks the reporter. “When he is old he won’t be living in a democracy but in a technocracy, or a dictatorship. It’s sad as hell. I am sorry to say it, but I am 100 percent sure. We are in the process of dismantling democracy.” Source TheLocal
Some 500 national guardsmen and police have been deployed outside the Verkhovna Rada premises. There are also metal frames, people are checked for weapons and dangerous substances. Read also Brussels to continue dialogue with Ukraine on possible violations of minority rights based on Venice Commission’s opinion Chief of the Kyiv National Police Department Andriy Kryschenko said that, according to various estimates, up to 10, 000 people are expected to attend today’s rally outside the Verkhovna Rada. Source Unian
A prominent blogger in Malta, who had accused the island’s government of corruption, has died in a car bomb attack, according to police.
Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, was reportedly killed when the car she was driving exploded shortly after she left her home in Bidnija, near Mosta. Source BBC
Sweden’s Migration Agency expects to hand over around 50,000 deportation orders to the police in the coming years, but authorities are already struggling to deport those who have been told to leave. Source The Local