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Sweden hotel offers refund, only if you divorce

2017-03-27 09:05

A Swedish hotel chain has said it is offering guests a refund, but with strings attached: you only qualify if you get divorced in the year following your stay.

Volvo 262C turns 40: 5 things you should know about this classic coupe

2017-03-13 08:31

Forty years ago, Volvo changed perceptions of its brand with the launch of its 262 Coupé (262C). Check out the history of this classic car.

Sweden reintroduces military draft

2017-03-02 18:39

Sweden's left-leaning government has reintroducing a military draft for both men and women because of what is called a deteriorating security environment.

Riot in Stockholm suburb after drug suspect is arrested

2017-02-21 19:14

Swedish police are investigating a riot that broke out in a predominantly immigrant suburb in Stockholm after officers arrested a suspect on drug charges.

Swedish think tank: Arms trade is flourishing

2017-02-21 08:48

A Swedish think tank says the global arms trade has steadily increased in volume the past five years, propelled by an almost doubling of arms imports in the Middle East.

Swedish supermarket tests lasers to label veg

2017-02-15 21:00

Several Swedish supermarkets have started to use laser marks instead of labels on fruit and vegetables.

Sweden convicts TV team of 'human smuggling'

2017-02-09 15:53

Three employees with Swedish broadcaster SVT have been sentenced to community work after being convicted of human smuggling for bringing a 15-year Syrian boy to Sweden during the 2015 migrant influx that swept across Europe.

Volvo's main factory hit by 'violent' fire

2017-02-06 18:25

A fire has broken out inside the world's largest Volvo factory in Gothenburg, prompting an evacuation of the industrial premises.

Meteorites did not enrich ocean life

2017-01-25 06:21

An explosion of ocean life some 471 million years ago was not sparked by a meteorite bombardment of Earth, says a new study.

Swedish minister hopes Trump backs UN chief on averting wars

2017-01-10 12:29

Sweden's foreign minister says she hopes US President-elect Donald Trump will support a strong UN and new Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' focus on preventing potential conflicts from turning into costly wars.

 

Sweden's intel agency: there is 'a real and serious threat'

2017-03-16 21:03

The head of Sweden's domestic intelligence agency says there is "a real and serious threat against the security" of the country, which "has an increased military strategic importance."

'Ferrari must be 'unbeatable' again': Marchionne

2017-03-09 06:55

Sergio Marchionne says Ferrari "has to" return to the famous team's Schumacher-like glory years.

15 injured in fire at Swedish refugee centre

2017-02-26 18:10

Swedish police say at least 15 people have been injured after a fire broke out at one of the country's largest refugee centres in southwestern Sweden.

Swedish councillor suggests sex lunch breaks

2017-02-21 18:45

Swedes should take a one-hour paid break from work to go home and have sex with their partners, says a councillor.

Sweden mocks Trump over 'major incident' statement

2017-02-20 14:06

Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing US President Donald Trump's remarks that suggested a major incident had happened in the Scandinavian country.

Swedish court upholds life term for Rwandan man for genocide

2017-02-15 20:55

An appellate court in Sweden has upheld a life sentence for a man from Rwanda who faced charges related to his role in the 1994 genocide in the East African country.

Snowbanks and tyre studs as #WRC hits Sweden

2017-02-09 08:33

Harsh winter conditions await the World Rally championship when it swings into Sweden with snow banks and frozen roads assured.

Sweden wants to ban gender segregated classes

2017-02-04 18:20

Sweden's education minister wants to ban gender-segregated classes following the public outcry over separate gym classes for boys and girls.

Crisis-gripped Gambia bars seven foreign journalists

2017-01-17 21:33

Seven foreign journalists have been barred from entering The Gambia, where President Yahya Jammeh is refusing to quit days before the planned inauguration of his rival Adama Barrow.

Awkward! A Volvo isn't the top-selling car in Sweden anymore

2017-01-04 07:05

A Volvo model is no longer the top-selling car in Sweden... for the first time in more than 50 years!

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