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Sweden recognises State of Palestine

by AFP
Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom speaks during a news conference on October 30, 2014 at the government building Rosenbad in Stockholm. Sweden officially recognised the state of Palestine, Wallstrom said, less than a month after the government announced its intention to make the controversial move. Photo - Annika AF Klercker/TT News/AFP
Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas immediately hailed Stockholm's decision as "brave and historic" and called for others to follow suit.

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