The Daily Populous

Friday July 27th, 2018 evening edition

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A significant proportion of Swedes and Danes would prefer to be part of a 'Nordic union' between Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland rather than the European Union, a new poll shows.

The Sentio poll for left-wing Norwegian newspaper Klassekampen asked around 1,000 people in each of the three countries which kind of partnership they would prefer: the present situation with Sweden and Denmark in the EU (and Norway in the European Economic Area), or a new Nordic union with joint policy in many areas.

47 percent of Swedes and 45 percent of Danes polled said they would prefer the Nordic option, while only 32 percent of the former and 36 percent of the latter said they preferred the EU (the rest said they didn’t know).

READ ALSO: Swedish faith in EU strengthens, new poll shows.

Those polled in Norway were given a third option, owing to their unique situation among the three countries as non EU members.

More than half (52 percent) said they would continue with the country’s current level of partnership with the EU, while 31 percent opted for a Nordic union, and only 10 percent chose EU membership.

Despite their countries being part of the hypothetical Nordic union model used in the survey, Finns and Icelanders were not polled. »

Trump's 'Keep America Great' Re-election Banners Are Made in China And Were Mass Produced to Avoid Trade War Tariffs

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“It’s closely related,” Yao Yuanyuan, the manager of Jiahao Flag Co. Ltd., where tens of thousands of Trump campaign banners have been produced in recent months, told Reuters.

“They are preparing in advance, they are taking advantage of the fact that the tariffs haven’t gone up yet, with lower prices now.”.

Until now, Washington and Beijing have imposed additional 25 percent tariffs on $34 billion worth of each other’s imports. »

Officers fired, charged after allegedly beating man and calling him "fake American"

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NEW ORLEANS -- Two rookie New Orleans police officers were fired and charged with battery in the beating of a man they allegedly called a "fake American" following a confrontation at a bar.

Gomez told The New Orleans Advocate that officers asked him whether he was an American.

The two officers were initially released on their own recognizance, but their bails were raised to $1,500 following a hearing Wednesday, reports the Advocate. »

Kenyan Woman Saves 15,000 Young Girls From Female Genital Mutilation

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The 27-year-old Kenyan has made it her life’s work to help young African girls escape “female cutting,” commonly referred to as female genital mutilation (FGM).

Women are not considered women unless they have gone through FGM,” Leng’ete said, explaining the societal role of female circumcisions.

“FGM in my community connects to girls ending their education, with child marriage, and with teenage pregnancies. »

Google has slowed down YouTube on Firefox and Edge – Mozilla exec

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Mozilla technical programme manager Chris Peterson stated that Google has deliberately slowed down the performance of YouTube on Mozilla’s Firefox and Microsoft’s Edge web browsers, CNET reported.

“YouTube serves a Shadow DOM polyfill to Firefox and Edge that is, unsurprisingly, slower than Chrome’s native implementation.”.

To fix YouTube on Edge, you can install the Tampermonkey extension for the browser and use a “YouTube Restore Classic” user script. »