New Sweden minister presses ‘feminist foreign policy’ Sep 11, 2019 0 278 12345 Stockholm: Sweden on Tuesday named a new foreign minister, appointing trade minister Ann Linde who vowed to press on with the country’s “feminist foreign policy”.Linde, 57, replaces Margot Wallstrom, 64, who made headlines in 2014 when she put gender equality at the heart of Sweden’s international agenda.Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, who heads a coalition comprising his Social Democratic Party and the Greens, announced the reshuffle as he presented the government’s programme when the Swedish parliament resumed after the summer break.“Ann Linde has been working with foreign policy in different forms for many years,” Lofven told a press conference.“That means she has both extensive knowledge and a large network around the world, which will be of great benefit in her new role.” Linde, 57, said she would continue the policy of her predecessor, which includes the promotion of women’s economic emancipation, fighting sexual violence and improving women’s political participation. (AFP) RELATED ARTICLES Ms Monopoly board game sees women players get paid more Sep 11, 2019 0 797 Trump fires hawkish national security advisor John Bolton Sep 11, 2019 0 618 Ukrainian lawmakers passes bill on presidential impeachment Sep 11, 2019 0 238 Michael Jordan pledges $1 million to Dorian relief in Bahamas Nassau: Michael Jordan pledged $1 million Tuesday to the Hurricane Dorian relief effort in the Bahamas. The Charlotte Hornets owner and NBA Hall of Fame member owns property there and is a frequent visitor to the area that .. After battle with MPs, British PM seeks Brexit deal AFP London British Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted on Tuesday he was working hard to strike a divorce deal with the EU, after he suspended parliament following a series of bruising defeats by MPs over his Brexit .. US EPA chief seeks to reduce agency-funded animal testing REUTERS WASHINGTON US Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler said on Tuesday he was signing a memo to reduce agency-funded animal testing, vowing to almost completely end the practice by 2035. .. Outcry over EU ‘way of life’ migration portfolio AFP Brussels An EU Commission proposal to brand its powerful migration portfolio as “protecting the European way of life” sparked outrage from European lawmakers on Tuesday who called it a worrying use of far-right .. British lawmakers launch new group to try to secure Brexit deal LONDON: Several British lawmakers launched a new group on Tuesday to bolster efforts to secure a deal to leave the European Union, hoping to persuade parliament finally to pass an agreement based on one it rejected three ..