Margot Wallstrom, Swedish FM embroiled in housing scandal
Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom, a rising star of the left-wing who's made a name as an uncompromising women's and human rights defender, could see her lustre fade after becoming embroiled in a housing scandal. At 61, the frank-talking Social Democrat has courted controversy since taking office in October 2014, launching what she termed a "feminist foreign policy" and subsequently ruffling feathers in Russia, Saudi Arabia and Israel in less than a year. Wallstrom has "a rare ability to stir things up," opposition leader Anna Kinberg Batra of the Conservatives said recently.
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25 March, 2015 Sweden ‘feminist’ policy sparks major Saudi spat Sweden is seeking to quell an unprecedented diplomatic spat over human rights with Saudi Arabia which has seen ambassadors recalled and arms sales cancelled, drawing comparisons with Denmark's Mohammed cartoons controversy. Stockholm's relations with Riyadh have nosedived since leftist […]
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