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Sweden gives the OK for kids to watch Sausage Party

2016-08-22 21:00

Seth Rogen's R-rated animated comedy, Sausage Party, has received an 11-rating in Sweden, reports The Guardian.

Whey to go: 17th-century cheese found in Baltic wreck

2016-07-28 19:44

Divers searching the wreck of a 17th-century Swedish warship on the bed of the Baltic say they did not find diamonds as they had hoped... but a cheese.

End of a Swedish auto icon: It's all over for Saab cars!

2016-06-22 12:49

The Saab car brand was dumped on the scrap yard of automobile history when the trademark's most recent user, National Electric Vehicle Sweden, said it would give up trying to recycle the iconic name.

Alien rock in Swedish quarry raises questions

2016-06-14 18:16

A sliver of never-before-seen alien rock has been dug up in a limestone quarry in Sweden where it had lain deeply buried for about 470 million years.

Bomb maker gets 5 years in Swedish jail

2016-06-02 20:33

A Swedish court has sentenced a 20-year-old Swede to five years in prison after convicting him of preparing a terror attack.

Swedish court upholds Assange arrest warrant

2016-05-26 05:51

A Swedish court has rejected a request to overturn the arrest warrant of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange because there were no new circumstances to consider.

First look: Volvo's new compact cars

2016-05-19 08:56

Volvo will target young, urban customers with a series of compact models called the '40 Series'. The range will feature a crossover, sedan, hatchback and an all-electric model.

Massive uncut diamond fetches 'record $63 million'

2016-05-09 21:02

Canadian mining company Lucara Diamond on Monday announced the sale of a huge 813 carat diamond for a record $63 million (55 million euros), ahead of the sale of an even bigger one.

Baltic Ferries dumping banned

2016-04-24 22:18

Ferries and ships will be banned from dumping toilet waste in the Baltic Sea, one of the world's most polluted bodies of water, the International Maritime Organization says.

Swedish group exits German coal unit

2016-04-18 16:15

Swedish state-owned energy giant Vattenfall has reached a deal to sell its German coal operations as it moves away from activities blamed for climate change.

 

Teen asylum seeker convicted of killing Swedish refugee centre worker

2016-08-08 21:22

A Swedish court has sentenced a teenaged Ethiopian asylum seeker to psychiatric care for fatally stabbing a young woman working at a youth refugee housing centre in January.

Dozens of reports of assaults and rapes at Swedish music festivals

2016-07-06 10:03

Several dozen women reported being raped or sexually assaulted at two music festivals in Sweden last weekend, police have said.

Assange starts 5th year in London embassy

2016-06-19 22:20

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has started his fifth year camped out in the Ecuadoran embassy in London.

Sweden agrees to continue nuclear power

2016-06-10 18:55

Sweden's left-wing government has struck a deal with the opposition to continue nuclear power for the foreseeable future, backtracking on its pledge to phase out atomic energy.

Unexpected gender shift in Sweden

2016-05-30 17:53

Sweden is experiencing a shift in the gender balance that has caught the country by surprise: For the first time since record-keeping began in 1749, there are now more men than women in the population.

Protesters interrupt Swedish coal debate

2016-05-24 19:32

Unruly protesters have briefly interrupted a debate in the Swedish Parliament on the future of state-owned utility Vattenfall's coal assets in German.

Rwanda genocide perpetrator gets life in Sweden

2016-05-16 16:57

A Stockholm court has sentenced a Swede of Rwandan origin to life in prison for genocide and war crimes for his involvement in the 1994 massacres.

150 evacuated as Swedish building catches fire

2016-05-02 18:40

Swedish rescue workers say an apartment building fire has forced the evacuation of more than 150 people as the blaze raged on the top floor.

UN virtual girl to give voice to children in war

2016-04-23 13:00

The UN has launched a video campaign to help shed light on the suffering of more than 250 million children, featuring a 3D character named Sofia, modelled on the faces of hundreds of child victims of war.

Swedish police hunt arsonist suspected of torching school

2016-04-10 11:29

Swedish police say they are searching for an arsonist suspected of setting fire to a Muslim school late Saturday before making off in a getaway car that nearly ran over a police officer

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