News Wire | Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022

Rightist Party in Sweden Gets No Formal Role but Big Say in Government

By Christina Anderson | The New York Times

Sweden’s Parliament approved a new right-wing government Monday that includes the Liberal and Christian Democrat parties but no formal role for the anti-immigrant Sweden Democrats, without whom the right-wing bloc would not have achieved its narrow victory last month.

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China Recruiting Former RAF Pilots to Train Its Army Pilots, U.K. Says

By Mark Landler | The New York Times

China has recruited as many as 30 retired British military pilots, including some who flew sophisticated fighter jets, to train pilots in the People’s Liberation Army, according to Britain’s Defense Ministry. A senior official said the ministry worried that the practice could threaten British national security.

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