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Assange hopes to walk out of embassy after UN panel ruling

2016-02-05 06:28

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he hopes a ruling by a UN panel could lead to the end of his self-imposed confinement in the Ecuadorean embassy in London.

Assange to accept arrest if UN rules against him

2016-02-04 10:15

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says he will accept arrest by British police if a UN working group on arbitrary detention decides that the three years he has spent holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy does not amount to illegal detention.

Masked gangs attack migrants in Sweden: police

2016-01-30 16:47

Dozens of masked men believed to belong to neo-Nazi gangs carried out a number of assaults on migrants in Stockholm amid rising tension over immigration, Swedish police say.

Sweden plans to expel up to 80 000 asylum-seekers

2016-01-28 08:22

Sweden intends to expel up to 80,000 migrants who arrived in 2015 and whose application for asylum has been rejected, Interior Minister Anders Ygeman said Wednesday.

Pope to visit Sweden to commemorate 500 years of Reformation

2016-01-25 19:39

Pope Francis will visit Sweden in October to participate in commemorations kicking off a year of events marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

Bomb threat on Swedish plane: police

2016-01-22 13:40

A Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) plane carrying 72 people from London to Stockholm was diverted to Gothenburg on Friday after a bomb threat and passengers were evacuated, police said.

Ecuador will cooperate with Sweden on Assange

2016-01-14 11:22

Ecuador says it will cooperate with Swedish prosecutors after they formally requested permission to interrogate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at his hideout in the Ecuadoran embassy in London.

Emissions scandal: VW to face criminal probe in Sweden

2016-01-12 15:06

Swedish prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation related to the emissions scandal at Volkswagen.

15 women in Sweden complain of assault

2016-01-08 19:55

Swedish police say at least 15 young women have now reported being groped by groups of men on New Year's in Kalmar.

26 000 children seek refuge in Sweden

2016-01-06 21:05

Sweden says about 26 000 unaccompanied children have sought refuge in the past four months and that is about 1 000 classrooms.

 

UN panel rules Assange's detention illegal: Sweden

2016-02-04 19:39

A UN panel has ruled that WkiLeaks founder Julian Assange's confinement in the Ecuadorian embassy in London amounts to illegal detention, Sweden's foreign ministry says.

Vattenfall results nuked by atomic energy tax

2016-02-03 19:00

Swedish state-owned energy group Vattenfall has reported a record loss for 2015, blaming a tax on nuclear energy and sliding electricity prices.

Sweden mulls expulsion of rejected asylum seekers

2016-01-28 19:41

Sweden is preparing for the expulsion of up to 80 000 people whose asylum bids have been rejected.

Sweden blocks suspect Turkish freighter in port

2016-01-26 21:56

Sweden is holding a Turkish cargo ship amid reports that it was carrying explosives and was bound for the Middle East.

Sweden: Woman locked up in bunker demands money

2016-01-25 18:29

The trial against a Swedish doctor who admitted to abducting a woman and locking her up in a home-made bunker has started with the victim demanding damages.

Sweden, Ecuador at odds over Assange interrogation

2016-01-21 23:21

Sweden's prosecution authority says Ecuador has refused its request to let a Swedish prosecutor question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation.

Swedish burglar hides in toilets, calls cops for help

2016-01-12 20:27

A frightened burglar in Sweden called police after hiding in the toilets of a pizzeria to escape the wrath of its owner, police say.

Sweden’s banks caught in cash burn as deposits swell

2016-01-10 18:30

In the back-to-front world of negative interest rates, Swedish banks are grappling with yet another odd development.

Taxi drivers in Sweden asked to check IDs to stem migrant flow

2016-01-08 06:40

Swedish taxi drivers have been urged to check the identities of passengers they pick up in neighbouring Denmark to avoid potential charges of trafficking people.

Sweden imposes ID checks at Danish border

2016-01-04 12:32

Sweden is demanding photo identification for all travellers from Denmark for the first time in half a century to cope with the migrant crisis.

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