DAGENS NYHETER (Sweden), SVENSKA DAGBLADET (Sweden), THE LOCAL (Sweden), THE FINANCIAL TIMES (US)

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STOCKHOLM – The Swedish capital suffered through a fourth night of violence, with firefighters reporting at least 90 different incidents around the city by early Thursday.

The Financial Times’ correspondent in Stockholm reports that cars were set on fire in 15 locations around the city, a police station was attacked and a restaurant set on fire in the south of the capital.

“The fire brigade is having difficulties keeping up,” a police spokesman told the Svenska Dagbladet.

A 16-year-old girl was taken in by the police, bringing the total number of arrests to 12 over the past few days. “It is a form of guerrilla warfare,” Jörgen Ohlsson, a local chief of police, told Dagens Nyheter. The shooting of a machete-wielding 69-year-old man by the police last Monday is believed to be what triggered the spurt of violence, The Local reports.

In the northwestern borough of Husby, where the riots started on Sunday, the unrest started around 10 pm Wednesday, but tensions were calmed down by older residents who came onto the streets and talked to young rioters.

According to Awad Hersi, a Stockholm city councillor, “This is a wake-up call for decision makers and Swedish society as a whole,” the FT reports. The incidents are raising questions about integration and immigration policies.

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Russia Thirsts For Prestige Mark On World's Wine List

Gone are sweet Soviet wines, forgotten is the "dry law" of Gorbachev, Russian viticulture is now reborn.

A wine cellar at the Twins Garden restaurant in Moscow

Benjamin Quenelle

MOSCOW — A year after its opening, Russian Wine is always full. Located in the center of Moscow, it has become a trendy restaurant. Its wine list stands out: It offers Russian brands only, more than 200, signalled in different colors across all the southern regions of the country.

Russian Wine (in English on the store front, as well as on the eclectic menu) unsurprisingly includes Crimea, the Ukrainian peninsula where viticulture has revived since Moscow annexed it in 2014.

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