The Aland Islands were once contested by Finland and Sweden, their immediate neighbors. But the dispute's peaceful resolution has worked so well that Aland now serves as an example to other cultural conflicts.
Police searched the unnamed German-Iranian man's home and found a considerable amount of literature about mass killings. There was no evidence that he was linked to extremist groups such as the Islamic State. They say he acted alone.
People visiting a memorial to the nine people who were killed Friday say they are worried about large gatherings now, even though they were relieved the attack appears not to be linked to Islamic terrorism.
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The government in Nice has taken dozens of measures to fight radicalism, including more police, more money, and more cooperation among its immigrant and native populations. But results have been mixed.