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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.

Global military spending nearly $1.7 trillion

2016-04-05 20:01

A new report says global military spending rose in 2015 to nearly $1.7 trillion amid Mideast conflicts and other wars.

Swedish centenarian offered place in nursery school

2016-04-03 23:00

Four years after celebrating her centenary, a woman in a town in western Sweden has been offered a place in the local kindergarten.

Let it go, say Swedish fart case cops

2016-03-31 20:48

A Swedish woman has filed a police complaint after a rejected and vindictive suitor broke wind as he stormed out of her apartment, but police found no proof of intent - not a whiff.

Sweden, Denmark extend border controls to deter migrants

2016-03-03 18:32

Both Sweden and Denmark have separately announced the temporary extension of border identification checks in a bid to deter the influx of further migrants and refugees.

'I'm going to die' - Swedish girl tells of life under ISIS

2016-02-27 16:25

Marilyn Nevalainen was just 15 years old, and pregnant, when she left Sweden with a jihadist recruit, though she did not realise what a mistake she had made until she was in Iraq.

Swedish doctor jailed for holding woman captive in bunker

2016-02-23 18:02

A Swedish court has sentenced a doctor to 10 years in prison for drugging and kidnapping a woman, meticulously planning her abduction in the hopes of keeping her in a specially-built bunker for years.

Syrian boy writes emotional letter to Swedish king

2016-02-17 05:26

A 12-year-old Syrian boy is hoping for an audience with Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf after describing his family's perilous journey to the Nordic country in a moving letter to the figurehead monarch.

At least 4 killed as car plunges into canal

2016-02-13 21:12

Swedish police say at least four people have died after a car in which they were travelling plunged more than 25m into a canal.

 

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

Private asylums in Sweden cash in on refugee crisis

2016-04-05 19:05

Several Swedish private companies have come under fire for making large profits from the country's struggle to manage the fallout of the refugee crisis.

Swedish airport partially evacuated due to threat

2016-03-31 22:49

Police have given the all-clear at Landvetter Airport in southwestern Sweden after a suspicious package was found to be harmless

Brussels blasts attack against democratic Europe: Swedish PM

2016-03-22 11:52

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has described the blasts at Brussels airport and one of the city's metro stations as an attack against European democracy.

Nobel Peace Prize for Trump?

2016-03-01 21:18

A record 376 nominations have been submitted for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, with the list believed to include such diverse figures as Donald Trump, Edward Snowden and the pope.

Asylum-seeker accused of war crimes in Sweden

2016-02-25 21:56

A Syrian asylum-seeker has appeared in court in Sweden accused of war crimes, with photographs on the internet forming part of the evidence against him, a prosecutor says.

Turks, Kurds fear tit-for-tat violence in Sweden

2016-02-19 20:22

Turks and Kurds have lived peacefully side by side for years in Sweden - but two incidents within a week are fuelling concern of tit-for-tat violence, amid heightened tensions in the Middle East.

WRC: Risk-taker Ogier wins Rally Sweden

2016-02-15 08:54

Volkswagen driver Sebastien powered his way to win the Rally of Sweden on Valentine's Day to open up a 23-point lead in the Drivers' championship

Bulgarian brothers jailed for begging scam

2016-02-12 22:13

Two Bulgarian brothers have been jailed in Sweden for "human trafficking" after exploiting poverty-stricken and disabled people in a begging scheme.

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