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  • Who is this random guy Fox News had on to talk about Swedish security?

    Who is this random guy Fox News had on to talk about Swedish security?A trans-Atlantic wave of puzzlement is rippling across Sweden for the second time in a week, after a prominent Fox News program featured a "Swedish defense and national security advisor" who's unknown to the country's military and foreign-affairs officials. Swedes, and some Americans, have been wondering about representations of the Nordic nation in the U.S. since President Donald Trump invoked "what's happening last night in Sweden" while alluding to past terror attacks in Europe during a rally Feb. 18. There hadn't been any major incident in Sweden the previous night. SEE ALSO: Sweden's embassy in the U.S. is looking forward to schooling Trump Then, Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly convened an on-air face-off Thursday over Swedish immigration and crime between a Swedish newspaper reporter and a man identified on screen and verbally as a "Swedish defense and national security advisor," Nils Bildt. Bildt linked immigration to social problems in Sweden, lamented what he described as Swedish liberal close-mindedness about the downsides of welcoming newcomers and said: "We are unable in Sweden to socially integrate these people," arguing that politicians lacked a systematic plan to do so. But if viewers might have taken the "advisor" for a government insider, the Swedish Defense Ministry and Foreign Office told the newspaper Dagens Nyheter they knew nothing of him. Calls to Swedish officials Saturday weren't immediately returned. Bildt is a founding member of a corporate geopolitical strategy and security consulting business with offices in Washington, Brussels and Tokyo, according its website. His bio speaks to expertise on defense and national security issues, saying his experience includes serving as a naval officer, working for a Japanese official and writing books on issues ranging from investment and political climates to security issues in working in hostile environments. But security experts in Sweden said he wasn't a familiar figure in their ranks in that country. "He is in not in any way a known quantity in Sweden and has never been part of the Swedish debate," Swedish Defence University leadership professor Robert Egnell said by email to The Associated Press on Saturday. He and Bildt — also known then as Nils Tolling — were in a master's degree program in war studies together at King's College London in 2002-2003, and Bildt moved to Japan soon after, he said. Johan Wiktorin, a fellow at the Royal Swedish Academy of War Sciences, also tweeted that the guest was "not known in our circles as an expert. Not on National Security anyway." So @FoxNews This is Nils G Tolling and he's not known in our circles as an expert. Not on National Security anyway. pic.twitter.com/2MVu85mhWr — Johan Wiktorin (@forsvarsakerhet) February 24, 2017 The executive producer of "The O'Reilly Factor" said Bildt was recommended by people the show's booker consulted while making numerous inquiries about potential guests. "After pre-interviewing him and reviewing his bio, we agreed that he would make a good guest for the topic that evening," executive producer David Tabacoff said in a statement. In any case, Twitter didn't take long to make a mockery of Fox News' mystery expert. Well, they also had this French expert who confirmed everything Nils Bildt said. So, fake?! I think NOT! @FoxNews #NilsBildt #svpol #Sweden pic.twitter.com/vtlOhDxKIm — Benny Ekeroth (@bennyekeroth) February 25, 2017 Fox News is totally out of hand! First Nils Bildt and now this?? pic.twitter.com/Jja99wGtD7 — Adam Friesendorff (@Farbrokado) February 24, 2017 I want to start a rumor that Nils Bildt is just Seb Gorka without his glasses on. pic.twitter.com/eIa3d9B0Ji — RussianSpyShip (@russian_spyship) February 25, 2017 Fox embarrasses itself with fake Swedish "expert" Nils Bildt. Can we pls get back to the *real* talking heads who know nothing about Sweden? — Michael C Moynihan (@mcmoynihan) February 25, 2017 "We are all Nils Bildt." — William Gibson (@GreatDismal) February 25, 2017 The network said O'Reilly was expected to address the subject further on Monday's show. Bildt didn't respond Saturday to email inquiries; a person who answered the phone at his company agreed to relay one. He told Dagens Nyheter on Friday that he was a U.S.-based independent analyst, and Fox News had chosen its description of him. "Sorry for any confusion caused, but needless to say I think that is not really the issue. The issue is Swedish refusal to discuss their social problems and issues," he added in a statement to the news website Mediaite, explaining his profession as being an independent political adviser. Trump's initial remark about "last night in Sweden" stirred a burst of social media mockery, while Trump explained on Twitter that he was referring to a Fox News piece on immigration and Sweden that he'd seen the night before. Trump and his supporters, though, saw vindication when a riot broke out Monday after police arrested a drug suspect in a predominantly immigrant suburb of Stockholm. Cars were set on fire and shops looted, but no one was injured. Trump took to Twitter again Monday to declare that large-scale immigration in Sweden was "NOT!" working out well, upsetting many Swedes. Mashable contributed reporting. BONUS: 'Get Out' rips the mask off a monster we know too well




  • Democrats pick Perez to lead party against Trump

    Democrats pick Perez to lead party against TrumpU.S. Democrats elected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as chairman on Saturday, choosing a veteran of the Obama administration to lead the daunting task of rebuilding the party and heading the opposition to Republican President Donald Trump. Members of the Democratic National Committee, the administrative and fundraising arm of the party, picked Perez on the second round of voting over U.S. Representative Keith Ellison, a liberal from Minnesota. Following one of the most crowded and competitive party leadership elections in decades, Perez faces a challenge in unifying and rejuvenating a party still reeling from the Nov. 8 loss of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.




  • Teams seal off scene of Kim killing, sweep Malaysia terminal

    Teams seal off scene of Kim killing, sweep Malaysia terminalCivil defence personnel in hazmat suits sealed off the scene of the airport assassination of Kim Jong-Nam early Sunday to sweep the site for toxins -- almost two weeks after he was killed with a lethal nerve agent. The half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was assassinated on February 13 at the airport, with Malaysia revealing on Friday that the lethal VX nerve agent -- manufactured for chemical warfare and listed by the UN as a weapon of mass destruction -- was used to kill him. Large sections of the terminal's departures hall were cordoned off with police tape in preparation for a 75-minute sweep for traces of the highly potent toxin as a few curious onlookers watched.




  • More Egypt Copts flee jihadists in Sinai

    More Egypt Copts flee jihadists in SinaiEgyptian Coptic Christians fled the Sinai for a second day Saturday following a string of apparent jihadist attacks, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi instructed his government to help shelter them. A church official said more families arrived in the Suez canal city of Ismailiya, a day after about 250 Copts sought shelter in one church alone there. Three Christians have been shot dead over the past week in the city of El-Arish in the Sinai Peninsula, where Islamic State group jihadists are waging an insurgency.




  • Photos of the day - February 25, 2017

    Photos of the day - February 25, 2017Iraqi security forces transfer displaced Iraqis who fled their homes during fighting between Iraqi special forces and Islamic State militants, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq; Supporters of the ruling AK Party wave Turkish flags during a campaign meeting for the April 16 constitutional referendum, in Ankara, Turkey; and, Jacqueline Loelling of Germany competes in the third run of the IBSF World Championships Bob & Skeleton 2017 at Deutsche Post Eisarena Koenigssee in Koenigssee, Germany. These are just a few of the photos of the day for February 25, 2017. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.  




  • Boosting Erdogan powers will make 'strong Turkey': PM

    Boosting Erdogan powers will make 'strong Turkey': PMPrime Minister Binali Yildirim urged Turks to approve constitutional changes to boost President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers on Saturday, saying it would make Turkey stronger. "For a strong Turkey, lasting stability, our choice is 'yes'. This is our wish, it will come," Yildirim told the gathering in Ankara of party members and supporters from the country's 81 provinces.




  • Mexico warns of tariffs, spurns U.S. aid under review by Trump

    Mexico warns of tariffs, spurns U.S. aid under review by TrumpBy Frank Jack Daniel MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - An emboldened Mexico hardened its opposition to President Donald Trump on Friday by saying it would retaliate if the United States imposed a border tax and that it can afford to lose financial aid that might be pulled to pay for a border wall. Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray said Mexico could respond to any tax the United States were to unilaterally impose on imports from its southern neighbor to finance the wall with levies on select goods, aimed at U.S. regions most dependent on exports south of the border.




  • Leading critic of Philippine leader arrested on drug charges

    Leading critic of Philippine leader arrested on drug chargesMANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine senator and leading critic of President Rodrigo Duterte's deadly crackdown on illegal drugs said she won't be intimidated by a leader she called a "serial killer" after police arrested her on drug charges.




  • Search for murder suspect, 6-year-old daughter ends in crash

    Search for murder suspect, 6-year-old daughter ends in crashBRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A missing 6-year-old Connecticut girl was found in Pennsylvania on Friday following a high-speed car chase and crash that involved a car driven by her father, who's suspected in her mother's killing, authorities said.




  • U.S. seeks extradition of ex-Guatemala officials on drug charges

    U.S. seeks extradition of ex-Guatemala officials on drug chargesThe United States will request the extradition of former Guatemalan Vice President Roxana Baldetti and a former cabinet minister on drug trafficking charges, the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala said on Friday. Baldetti has been imprisoned in Guatemala since 2015 on charges of leading a network that defrauded the government of the Central American country along with former president Otto Pérez Molina, who has also been arrested and is awaiting trial.




  • Navy: Arrest of AWOL sailor and new mother was 'last resort'

    Navy: Arrest of AWOL sailor and new mother was 'last resort'FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A 24-year-old U.S. Navy sailor who had a baby in August was arrested and remains on a military hold after being accused of deserting her post, court records show.




  • Speculation Grows as Hunt Intensifies for Killer of 2 Teen Hikers in Indiana

    Speculation Grows as Hunt Intensifies for Killer of 2 Teen Hikers in IndianaA facial recognition expert is also discussing the killer's appearance.




  • 2nd Florida mosque hit by arson in past 6 months

    2nd Florida mosque hit by arson in past 6 monthsTAMPA, Fla. (AP) — An intentionally set fire damaged a prayer hall at a Tampa-area mosque early Friday, investigators said.




  • Georgia woman wages single-handed fight for open government

    Georgia woman wages single-handed fight for open governmentATLANTA (AP) — When Nydia Tisdale turned her camera on a north Georgia city council meeting, the mayor ordered her to stop recording and had a police officer forcibly remove her and the camera.




  • Leggings Legend LuLaRoe Sued for Overcharging Customers on Sales Tax

    Leggings Legend LuLaRoe Sued for Overcharging Customers on Sales TaxLuLaRoe, the ridiculously successful fashion company known for its bright and comfortable leggings and genius marketing plan, is in trouble. While the company’s innovative direct sales model (one that relies largely on Facebook and other Internet communities) has made many women loyal supporters of the business because it allows them the unique opportunity to build their own pop-up shops and make commission as consultants, the business structure has also had its complications. The California-headquartered company was slammed with a lawsuit on Feb. 17 in U.S. District Court in Western Pennsylvania that alleges it has been illegally collecting sales tax in states that don’t have it.




  • Dog the Bounty Hunter at CPAC day 3

    Dog the Bounty Hunter at CPAC day 3ABC News' Lana Zak catches up with the reality TV star at CPAC




  • Trump asks NASA to explore putting crew on rocket's debut flight

    Trump asks NASA to explore putting crew on rocket's debut flightBy Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The Trump administration has directed NASA to study whether it is feasible to fly astronauts on the debut flight of the agency’s heavy-lift rocket, a mission currently planned to be unmanned and targeted to launch in late 2018, officials said on Friday. The study marks President Donald Trump's first step in shaping a vision for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Under former President Barack Obama, the U.S. space agency was working on the heavy-lift Space Launch System rocket and Orion deep-space capsule with the aim of sending astronauts to rendezvous with an asteroid in the mid-2020s, followed by a human expedition to Mars in the 2030s.




  • Infant who survived in 1920s sideshow incubator dies at 96

    Infant who survived in 1920s sideshow incubator dies at 96MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Lucille Conlin Horn weighed barely 2 pounds when she was born, a perilous size for any infant, especially in 1920. Doctors told her parents to hold off on a funeral for her twin sister who had died at birth, expecting she too would soon be gone.




  • Donald Trump’s latest attack on the media was riddled with blatant contradictions

    Donald Trump’s latest attack on the media was riddled with blatant contradictionsPresident Donald Trump began his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Friday with a lengthy rant railing against what he dubbed the “fake news.” After weeks of bad headlines, Trump suggested the “dishonest media” falsified stories about issues in his administration by using made-up sources. “And I want you all to know that we are fighting the fake news. It’s fake! Phony! Fake!” Trump said.




  • Pipeline protest camp cleared, but area far from normal

    Pipeline protest camp cleared, but area far from normalCANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) — Authorities this week cleared the last holdouts from a large Dakota Access pipeline protest camp on federal land in North Dakota, but it will be a while before the region returns to normal.




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James Blunt: Carrie Fisher might have predicted her own death

British pop star James Blunt, 42, spent a lot of time with the late Carrie Fisher. He famously lived in her Los Angeles home while he recorded his debut album, 2004's "Back to Bedlam," which featured the mega-hit "You're Beautiful." In a new interview with Britain's The Sunday Times, he reveals that the "Star Wars" actress -- who passed away on Dec. 27 at age 60 following a heart attack on a plane days earlier -- might have actually predicted her own death. "My first album was called 'Back to Bedlam' because I lived in a madhouse with her. She put a cardboard cutout of herself as [Princess] Leia outside my room, with her date of birth and date of death on her forehead," he told the newspaper, reports NME.com. "I'm trying to remember what the date was, because it was around now -- and I remember thinking it was too soon," he added. "She went out with a bang, as she was back in movies. Maybe it was a great time to go." James also revealed that Carrie was godmother to his son, who was born in 2016. "The saddest thing is that my son will never get to know someone I thought was the most special person. Fisher was my American mother, and a real inspiration," he told the paper. James' fifth album, "The Afterlove" -- featuring songs co-written with his friend Ed Sheeran -- will be released on March 24.