World through the Swedish lens
Storm in Denmark : At least 500 beach huts in Denmark are being relocated to protect them from the worst storm in 25 years with hurricane-force winds. The severe weather has also caused disruptions in train services and ferry departures, as well as delays at airports. As well, devastating floods in Slovenia and Austria have been caused by heavy rainfall resulting in fatalities, flooding, and infrastructure damage. The heavy rainfall is now moving towards Croatia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Sweden and Norway have also warned about heavy rain, calling for residents to prepare for potential road closures and staying indoors.
Fires rage: Portugal, Spain : Over 1,000 people are battling a rapidly spreading fire in central Portugal, which has already covered 7,000 hectares and could reach 20,000 hectares. In neighboring Spain, several fires threaten residential areas, with over 1,000 hectares ravaged in the past three days. As well, similar extreme heat is also reported in other parts of South America, including Chile and Argentina reaching temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius in the middle of winter.
Niger coup aftermath : Following the military coup in Niger, deposed President Bazoum writes that he is being held hostage along with hundreds of other citizens and appeals to the international community, particularly the United States, to stop the junta. The coup-makers have announced the abolition of cooperation agreements with France and have faced sanctions from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).